Resolution on GST moved in J&K Legislature

Resolution on GST moved in J&K Legislature


Resolution on GST moved in J&K Legislature


Srinagar :A resolution was today moved in both the houses of Jammu and Kashmir Legislature to facilitate implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state. Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in the country where GST was not implemented from July 1 when it was rolled out. Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment Haseeb Drabu moved a resolution in the Assembly to facilitate implementation of GST in the state on the first day of the four-day special session of the House. Minister for R&B Naeem Akhtar on behalf of Dr Harbu moved the resolution in the Council for adoption of the GST regime. “This House resolves that the Government of Jammu and Kashmir may give consent to the adoption of the GST regime by application of relevant amendments made to the Constitution of India in a modified manner to safeguard the existing special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir in the Union of India and the legislative powers under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir,” the resolution stated. The Resolution was seconded by Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali. Highlighting the importance and benefits of the GST, the Finance Minster said the new tax regime has been rolled out in the entire country except Jammu and Kashmir, which has the special status in view of its own Constitution. He said it is in the interest of J&K to shift to the new tax regime to protect the interests of the State and all stakeholders.

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