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    Committee for GST implementation in J&K


    Committee for GST implementation in J&K

    Srinagar, Dec 09 (KNS): and Kashmir Government has set up a high power committee for implementation of proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) in state.

    For the implementation of GST in state, the state constitution has to be amended.

    For the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill, the high power committee headed by Principal Secretary, Planning Development and Monitoring Department, BB Vyas has been assigned to draft the legislation, which would be tabled before the Government, and after clearance, in the Legislature.

    The committee was set up vide order number GAD (Adm)176/2016-V Dated: 07.12.2016, a copy which lies with KNS.

    Other members of the Committee are Commissioner/Secretary Department, Navin Choudhary as Member Secretary, Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Majid Bhat and Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Department Parvez Iqbal Khateeb.

    The order issued has authorized the Committee to call Advocate General of the State as special invitee in the meetings as and when required. It also authorizes the committee to co-opt any officials at its member as it may deem fit.

    The Government has, however, kept the option open of protecting the special Constitution position of the State and tax powers being enjoyed by it while drafting the legislation.

    “The legislation drafted by the Committee would go to the State Cabinet, and if approved, to the Legislature for final nod before it becomes an Act,” said a constitutional expert.

    State Government can call special session as done by some State Governments to pass the GST bill.

    Sources said that as one month session of the Legislature is beginning on January, this year, it will not be possible for the Government to introduce the bill in budget session of the legislature as the high-powered Committee has been given three-months to draft the report, which means that it would submit its report around March 10.

    The GST is a Value added Tax (VAT) and is proposed to be a comprehensive indirect tax levy on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods as well as services at the level. It will replace all indirect taxes levied on goods and services by the Central and State Governments. (KNS)

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