Come clean on GST: Hakim to Government

Chairman Peoples Democratic Front and MLA Khansahab Hakim Muhammad Yasin on Wednesday asked State Government to clear its stand on Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.
Come clean on GST: Hakim to Government
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Chairman Peoples Democratic Front and MLA Khansahab Hakim Muhammad Yasin on Wednesday asked State Government to clear its stand on Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.  

"Except Tamil Nadu, it has been reported in the newspapers that nobody opposed the proposal during the meeting of State Finance Ministers held yesterday," he said.

He said the State government should come clean on the GST, saying" it is a serious issue keeping in view the Article 370."

The lawmaker echoed these views a day after Union Finance Minister ArunJaitley chaired a meeting of empowered committee of State Finance Ministers at Kolkata to arrive at consensus over GST bill.

After the meeting, Jaitley had said while every state is in support of GST, Tamil Nadu has expressed reservation in its present form.

TN Chief Minister Jayalilathaa has objected to implementation of GST, saying it would impact State's fiscal autonomy.

 In J&K, several quarters have suggested that J&K government should not comply with GST because it would take away the State's fiscal autonomy.

"Its implementation would take away the State's authority on taxation.  We will be surrendering our authority to Centre if we implement it in the State," they opined.

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