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Govt committed to make GST a 'good and simple tax': Meghwal

Press Trust of India  |  Udaipur 

Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said the was committed to make the Goods and Services (GST) a "good and simple tax".

"The is still in its initial phase. We are continuously studying and simplifying the difficulties faced by the trade and industry to maintain its real essence. The is committed to make it a good and simple tax," the Union Minister of State for told a gathering of officials and traders here.

He described the new regime as a "historic reform", which would connect the informal economy with the formal one.

"will be the driving force in the world in the and economic reforms like the will put ahead of England, Japan, France and Germany," said Meghwal.

He added that 40 ministers and officials were touring the country as per the direction of Prime Minister Modi to understand the practical problems under the new regime and take suggestions for its effective implementation.

The Union minister heard the grievances of marble traders, cloth merchants, handicrafts manufacturers and assured them that their issues would be taken up at the meeting of the council on priority.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 22:42 IST