Four GST bills introduced in Lok Sabha; discussion on Wednesday

the Centre on Monday introduced the last batch of legislations in the Lok Sabha for rolling out the goods and services tax (GST). 

Published: 28th March 2017 12:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2017 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha (File Photo)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha. | File Photo

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday introduced the last batch of legislations in the Lok Sabha for rolling out the goods and services tax (GST). 

The four legislations and related changes in existing laws were introduced in the Lok Sabha and would be taken up for discussion on Wednesday. The government wants the House to pass the bills latest by Thursday this week. It will, then, present them in the Rajya Sabha.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley introduced the four bills on GST as money bills.

Upon introduction of the bills, K C Venugopal of the Congress raised an objection saying that they were not part of the List of Business in the Lok Sabha, but S S Ahluwalia, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, explained that the bills were approved on Friday night and as the Lok Sabha secretariat was on holiday over the weekend, business was revised and the bills were introduced.

Looking forward to a consensus on the GST Bill, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar earlier in the day expressed the hope that the above legislation is passed in the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament. “Hope everyone will support the government on it.

The government is committed to ensuring the passage of GST in the ongoing Budget Session,” he added.

The GST Council and the Union Cabinet have already given their nod to the Central GST, Integrated GST, Union Territory GST and Compensation Bill.

The four GST legislations are the last remaining pieces for the ambitious indirect tax reform, which the government wants to implement from July 1, 2017.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp