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GST On Track, Likely To Be Implemented From 1 July, Says FM Arun Jaitley

The Council approved the central cGST (cGST) and integrated GST (iGST) draft bills on Saturday.

04/03/2017 5:06 PM IST | Updated 04/03/2017 5:12 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the new indirect tax regime, was on track and 1 July was going to be its likely date of implementation.

"It (GST) looks on track. Subject to Parliament approval, it looks like the possible date of implementation of GST is July 1," Jaitley said after the 11th GST Council meet concluded in New Delhi.

The Council approved the central cGST (cGST) and integrated GST (iGST) draft bills on Saturday, the Finance Minister said.

With the compensation draft bill having already been approved in the Council's previous meeting -- held on 18 February in Udaipur -- there are two more draft laws remaining for approval.

The Union Territory GST (UTGST) and state GST (sGST) draft bills will be taken up for discussion and approval at the Council's next meeting on 16 March, Jaitley told reporters at a press briefing.

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