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GST is major financial reform: Naveen

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Ahead of the introduction of the State Goods and Service (GST) Bill in the Assembly, Chief Minister on Wednesday said was a major financial reform which would transform the country into one single market.

"will bring about comprehensive reform of the indirect regime in the country and a major financial reform to make India a single market," Patnaik said.

A workshop on was held for legislators ahead of the two-day special session scheduled to begin on Thursday.

He said as a member of the council, had been actively participating in the design of the legislation.

He said that as a large number of Central and State taxes will be subsumed into the GST, the cascading of taxes will be minimised and this will result in benefits to business and industry as well as consumers.

"The enactment of the State Goods and Service will be the beginning of a journey. We need to ensure that a robust administrative structure and IT based platform is put in place.

"It is imperative to manage the transition process through capacity building of officials and the members of trade and industry," Patnaik said.



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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 19:52 IST