Jammu and Kashmir to take final call on GST implementation tomorrow

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government will take a final call on implementation of the GST tomorrow after a meeting of the all-party consultative group, the state’s Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said here today as the July 1 rollout date neared.

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state which has not taken a call yet on the implementation of the new tax regime which will come into force in rest of the country from July 1.

Drabu said the Mehbooba Mufti government is “genuinely interested” in building a consensus because the GST is a regime that would last for the next 30-40 years.

The all-party consultative group, headed by PDP MP and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beg, was constituted by the government after an all-party meet failed to evolve a consensus over the issue.

“We will take a final call on the GST implementation tomorrow once we get the full sense of the all-party meeting. I do not want to preempt anybody . Let us understand what their views are,” Drabu told reporters here.

The meeting is scheduled tomorrow at 4 pm.


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