Mizoram, Tripura approve GST bill

Dimapur, May 25 (MExN): Mizoram and Tripura passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill unanimously through special sessions their respective Legislative Assemblies on May 25.  The Mizoram Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017 was introduced by State Taxation minister, Lalsawta and passed after prolonged deliberation involving eight members, according to Newmai News Network.

 
The one day special session was summoned on Thursday by Mizoram Governor, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Nirbhay Sharma to deliberate on a state law on GST. Cutting across party lines members of the state legislature supported the bill and hoped that the new law would be beneficial for both the state government and the people, it added.

 

In left Left-ruled Tripura, a special assembly session approved the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill unanimously.  The bill tabled by Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha on the first day of the three-day special assembly session on Tuesday was passed without any discussion, IANS reported.

 

On April 6, Parliament passed four legislations, paving the way for the rollout of the GST from July 1.
(With IANS, NNN inputs)