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GST anniversary: Government plans mega event on July 1 to celebrate roll-out

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal would be attending and Union Minister Arun Jaitley would be addressing the gathering through a video conference.

Published: 26th June 2018 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2018 04:32 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Government is planning a mega event to mark the first anniversary of Good and Services Tax (GST) roll-out on July 1 with the participation of Finance Minister Piyush Goyal and industry chambers, traders, and tax officials.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley too would be addressing the gathering through a video conference.

Sources said the government has decided to celebrate July 1 as ‘GST-Day' and the mega-event is being planned at the newly constructed Ambedkar Bhawan in the national capital.

The biggest tax reform since independence, goods and services tax (GST) was launched at midnight on June 30 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then President Pranab Mukherjee in the central hall of Parliament.

GST has subsumed over a dozen local taxes and transformed India to a ‘one nation one tax' country.

Over 1.11 crore businesses are registered under GST.


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