Adhia told All India Radio (AIR) in an interview that the government's objective is to ensure that inflation does not increase, and added that the government has tried to keep items frequently used by the consumers under the lower tax bracket.
On implementation of the GST, he said that it has so far gone off smoothly and credit must go to those who were involved in the planning process.
He said GST rates have been fixed so that it does not affect any section of the society adversely.
He also appealed to the people not to pay heed to the rumours on social media about GST, adding that they should verify them from the authorities.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)