9 states ratify GST Bill

9 states ratify GST Bill

 A resolution ratifying the amendments to the Constitution enabling the roll-out of the GST regime has been adopted by nine state assemblies within three weeks of Parliament passing the relevant legislation.

The requisite 16 state assemblies could adopt identical resolutions well before the September deadline set by the Modi government that would enable it to put in place the necessary procedures to ensure implementation of the GST from April 1 next year.

Till Friday, nine state assemblies—Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Nagaland had adopted the resolution ratifying the amendments to the Constitution enabling the government to roll-out the GST.

The assemblies of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are expected to take up the resolution for discussion and voting on Monday.

A special session of the West Bengal Assembly is underway and the resolution may be discussed and voted upon there.The Telangana Assembly has convened a special session on Tuesday to adopt the resolution ratifying the GST amendments.

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