You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Jaitley promises GST help for J&K in sync with special status

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Union Minister today assured the of all possible help in restructuring the rollout for the state while respecting its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.

Jaitley promised that the Centre will do all it can in restructuring the implementation for keeping in mind the special status of the state, an official spokesman said here.

The meeting of the Council, headed by Jaitley and consisting of state ministers, kicked off here today.

As soon as the meeting got under way, Jaitley informed the gathering the demise of Union Environment Minister Anil Dave, the spokesman said. The session observed silence for two minutes in his remembrance.

He complimented the state Minister Haseeb Drabu for helping organise the final leg of the meet before the kicks in from July 1 this year.

Drabu said the historic meeting will make part of the economic history aimed at reordering the country's federal polity.

"We are now part of the national policy making which will be recorded in history," he added.

The meeting will last for two days during which the participants will decide on tax bands for various commodities under the country's first major indirect tax reform.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 14:22 IST