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Tripura, Mizoram to pass GST bills this month

IANS  |  Agartala/Aizawl 

Two northeastern states -- the Left-ruled and Congress-governed -- would pass their State Goods and Services (GST) Bills this month, it was announced on Friday.

"A three-day session of the Assembly would begin from May 23 to pass the State Goods and Services Bill," Deputy Speaker Pabitra Kar told IANS in Agartala.

"The Business Advisory Committee headed by Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath in a meeting here on Friday decided the number of days and other business of the upcoming session," he added.

Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha said that passing of the State Bill was mandatory for rollout of the new indirect regime.

The Tripura government held a meeting on with all legislators on May 12 and a workshop for the media would be held in Agartala on May 20.

Finance Minister Lalsawta said in Aizawl that efforts were being made to pass the State Bill in the this month.

"The draft State GST bill would be approved by the state cabinet in a day or two and then it would be tabled in the assembly," he added.

On April 6, Parliament passed four legislations, paving the way for the rollout of the GST from July. Most of the states in the country have already passed the state GST bills.



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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 17:12 IST