Narendra Modi meets top ministers at 7 RCR over GST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight met top ministers at 7 RCR over GST Earlier in the day, the government had listed the much-awaited GST bill for consideration and passage in Rajya Sabhas agenda for the next week.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, while making a statement regarding government business for the week starting August 1 in the Upper House, said the Constitution (122nd Amendement) Bill, 2014 will be taken up for consideration and passage.

On July 27, the Cabinet had cleared changes in the legislation, dropping the controversial one per cent manufacturing tax and providing guarantee to compensate states for any revenue loss in the first five years of rollout of the ambitious indirect tax regime.

The government is keen to get the GST Bill approved during the Monsoon Session of Parliament ending on August 12.The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in May 2015 and vetted by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee.

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