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Also on dais will be former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and HD Deve Gowda, apart from Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
All Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Members of Parliament have been invited as also chief ministers and state finance ministers, Jaitley said, adding that all the members -- past and present -- chairmen of the GST Council and the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers have been invited.
GST, he said, over the medium to long term will lead to a rise in revenues of the Centre and states as the size of the formal economy will grow.
GST being a more efficient system will also result in better tax compliance, the finance minister stressed.
However, in the short term, "there will be some challenges" in switchover to GST, he pointed out without elaborating.
Asked about industry bodies talking about small and medium enterprises not being prepared for the switchover to GST, Jaitley said July 1 as the rollout date has been announced well in advance and so "nobody had any business not to be ready".
Besides, additional time has been given in the initial period for filing of the results, thus giving enough time to prepare for the transition, he said.
On the anti-profiteering clause in the GST law, he said the provision has been made as a deterrent which is not intended to be used unless forced to.
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