NEW DELHI: Even as Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa met the Prime Minister regarding the State’s concerns on GST, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with the Empowered Committee of State finance ministers in Kolkata.
The meeting was hosted by West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee.
“Virtually all states have supported the idea of GST except Tamil Nadu which has some reservations,” Jaitley said.
He, however, added there was “no deadline as such” for the implementation of GST. The government had earlier targeted to roll out the nationwide single tax regime from April 1, 2016, but the Bill has been stuck in Rajya Sabha due to opposition by the Congress.
“TN has offered a few a suggestions which have been noted by the committee,” Jaitley said. The meeting was attended by finance ministers of 22 states.
“The first thing which will have to be done is to pass the Constitutional amendment which has to be then ratified by the states,” he said.