GOODS AND SERVICES TAX CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILL (GST BILL), ONE STEP FORWARD
Till now 16 states have ratified the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill (GST Bill) after it was passed in the RAJYA SABHA on 3 August. Just 2 away from the magic number of 16 required to complete this step of constitution amendment process. Next Step, assent by President of India.
Constitutional Amendment Bill on 01.09.2016, the Central Govt. may seek President’s assent on it. Let’s take a stock of which all states have ratified the GST Bill and where are the remaining states in terms of ratifying the GST Bill. 14 states that have ratified the Bill include
4. Himachal Pradesh,
7. Madhya Pradesh,
15 . Goa
The Central Govt. is planning to advance the winter session of parliament to pass GST Bill as the ratification of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill by at least 50% States is expected to be completed by 10th Sep’ 2016. Eight States have already ratified the same. The State of West Bengal has put on HOLD the ratification indefinitely.
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