Rajasthan assembly likely to clear SGST Bill on Tuesday

Rajasthan to be the third state to to clear the Bill after Telangana and Bihar

Rajasthan assembly likely to clear SGST Bill on Tuesday
Rajasthan government is likely to pass state goods and services tax (SGST) Bill on Tuesday. With the passage of the Bill, Rajasthan will become the third state after Telangana and Bihar to do so.

On Monday, the first day of the special session of legislative assembly the Rajasthan State Goods and Services Bill 2017 was tabled. However the Bill will be placed for discussion on Tuesday to seek the floor's approval before passing it. Clearing of the State GST Bill by respective states is necessary for nationwide rollout of the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1.

The proposed legislation, introduced on the instruction of the GST Council, would provide powers to the state to levy tax on all inter-state supplies of goods or services except for liquor and petroleum products.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday said, " I request for consideration of putting marble, Kota stone, sandstone and granite in lower slab of 5%.“ Earlier, Desert state of Rajasthan was the last state in ratifying the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST passed by the Parliament. 

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