Delhi unanimously passes GST bill to pave way for tax reforms
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 01-Jun-2017

New Delhi, June 1: Delhi state legislative assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill of Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the implementation of GST regime from 1st of July this year. The session was specially called for only one day to ratify the bill.

Talking to reporters, Kejriwal said under the GST regime, tax slabs should be 10 per cent, 5 per cent each for the Centre and the states, claiming that higher tax slabs may trigger inflation.

GST, the single tax regime, will benefit consumers and attract private investment also replace multiple state and central taxes to create one national market. This bill seeks to subsume all central indirect levies like excise duty, countervailing duty and service tax and also state taxes such as value added tax, entry tax and luxury tax, to create a single, pan-India market.

Earlier, the House witnessed ruckus when sacked AAP Minister Kapil Mishra tried to raise allegations of corruption against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyender Jain. A few AAP MLAs and Kapil Mishra came to blows as the sacked minister held out a banner with allegations of corruption.