GST to be rolled at midnight June 30: Jaitley  

Prime News, National, Business, New Delhi, June 20:- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be rolled out from midnight of June 30 in the presence of several dignitaries including President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President M Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, besides other luminaries.

Addressing media, Jaitley said that he anticipated that the uniform tax system would help generate revenue and strengthen the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

While asserting that post the GST roll out in the medium and long term, the spending capacity of Centre and states would increase, Jaitley predicted short term challenges for all sections of society.

“We anticipate over the medium and the long term, being a more efficient system which is prone to checking evasion, the revenues will grow. The spending capacity of the government at the Centre and the states will increase. Consequently, it should have a positive impact on the GDP. We must be prepared for short term challenges on the GST rollout,” Jaitley said.

He also cautioned that states not implementing the GST from July 1, could face challenges and problems.

–(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)


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