Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said his amendments, particularly the one on the role of GST Council, will not be pushed as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh advised him not to do so.

The Lok Sabha had passed these bills on March 29. In fact, during the discussion in the Rajya Sabha today, the finance minister categorically stated that he had no hesitation in stating that "no one person or one govt" can take credit for the bill.

The Modi government hopes to enforce the bill from July 1. "It is a collective property in which political parties as well as central and state governments had all contributed", he had said.

Responding to concerns expressed by the members, Jaitley insisted that the GST will not lead to inflation.

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The four GST Bills were passed after an eight-hour marathon debate in the Lower House. On GST network, Mr. Jaitley said the data is fully secured with an IT firewall.

He demanded that the Rajya Sabha should first discuss the structure of this company before taking up the bills relating to GST. "I am just trying to highlight the difference between the former Prime Minister who is a statesman and the present Prime Minister who is a politician", Ramesh said.

The Customs Tariff Act is proposed to be amended to provide for levy of Integrated Goods and Services Tax and Goods and Services Tax Compensation cess on imported goods.

Experts believe the GST Bill is one of the most significant reforms since India opened its economy in the early 1990s. The aim of the GST is to unify India into a common market and eliminate several central and state levies.

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On petroleum and alcohol products, Jaitley said that we will bring petroleum into the GST, but, zero rated, till such time the Council decides to impose a rate.

"Parliament can not be ignored", he said, suggesting that the GST should be audited by the comptroller and auditor general.

There are 4.20 lakh vacancies, which comes to about 11.5 per cent of the staff strength, Tharoor said, adding there is also lack of coordination among the various departments. Further, the GST will pull down India's gross domestic product (GDP), by up to 2%.

He said the harsh provisions related to the recovery of tax should not be implemented during the transition phase of the GST.

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Jaitley said the cess would be transient for a period of 5 years so that the proceeds can be utilised to compensate the states. "There must be a constructive spirit of cooperation between the federal government and the states to resolve the outstanding issues".

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