GST Council Meeting: Panel formed to discuss Kerala Cess proposal, says Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Sep 28: The GST Council on Friday decided to constitute a group of ministers (GoM) to discuss the Kerala Cess proposal.

Addressing media Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after GST council meeting said ” We are making a 7 member group of ministers which will discuss the Kerala Cess proposal. This 7 member committee will have members of North East, hill and coastal states. Committee members will be announced soon”.

“Detailed presentation took place about revenue position. It had been decided earlier that GST council secretary will visit revenue deficit states & analyse it. It was found that there’s no revenue shortfall in consuming North-east states”.

The Union Minister further said “Bihar imposed additional VAT in 2015-16 when tax reduced due to the prohibition of alcohol. Taxation inflated by 27% as compared to the previous year. Bihar benefited from this aberration”.

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