Himachal Assembly passes GST Constitutional Amendment Bill

Shimla, Aug 22 : The Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed the Good and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill.

With this, Himachal has become the fourth state after Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand to have ratified the bill.

Meanwhile, the state assemblies of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh today convened special sessions to ratify the Bill that was passed by Parliament earlier this month.

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill for the rollout of the GST was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier in August, with 443 members present in the House voting in favour of the legislation.

The GST bill, seen as single biggest tax reform in a long time, needs to be ratified by at least 15 state legislatures before the President can notify the GST council which will decide the new tax rate and other issues.

Source: ANI