Jharkhand Assembly to meet on August 17 to discuss GST

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The meeting has been convened following the proposal moved by Leader of the House and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das before the Speaker Dinesh Oraon.

A meeting of the Jharkhand Assembly has been called on August 17 to discuss the Goods and Services Tax Bill 2016. The meeting will be part of extended monsoon session that ended recently.

According to an official communication from the State Assembly, the meeting has been convened following the proposal moved by Leader of the House and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das before the Speaker Dinesh Oraon. The Speaker agreed to the request and called the meeting,
said an official.

Official sources said that the Assembly session which convened its monsoon session July 22 to 28 was yet to be formally declared over by the Governor. Therefore, this meeting will be an extension of the monsoon session, said the official. He added that, as of now, it is for one day, and a decision to extend, if required, would be taken once the meeting is convened.

The Chief Minister’s office said that passing the GST Bill, which was passed by Parliament, requires ratification from a certain number of states to become a law. All the states have been asked to complete their exercise at the earliest. This meeting is part of the same exercise, said a spokesperson.

Supriyo Bhattacharya, general secretary of the main opposition party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha said that the Party was yet to get formal intimation about the same. However, he added that calling the session was the prerogative of the Governor. At least 16 states and two union territories are expected to ratify the GST Bill. Das had already gone on record saying that the government would convene special session, if needed, considering that the monsoon session ended recently.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/gst-bill-jharkhand-assembly-session-2968470/

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