GST Bill: Finance Minister Jaitley to meet State FMs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is meeting with Fiance Ministers of all States and Union Territories in New Delhi on Tuesday before tabeling the crucial Goods and Services Tax bill in Rajya Sabha.

NDA government is likely to list the GST Bill for discussion in the Rajya Sabha this week after taking suggestions and inputs from finance state ministers.

File Photo: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rajya Sabha.

File Photo: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rajya Sabha.

Jaitley, who has been engaged in active negotiations with Congress leaders to get the main opposition party on board, will discuss proposed amendments to the GST legislation passed by the Lok Sabha at the meeting of the empowered committee of state finance ministers.

The meeting is expected to take up changes as demanded by the Congress in the constitutional amendment Bill, including one for scrapping of one per cent additional tax in hands of the states, official sources said.

On Friday, while listing out government business for the week beginning July 25, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told the Rajya Sabha that the GST Bill will come up for discussion next week.

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