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Govt gets Consent from States over Introduction of GST

New Delhi, April 22: The Centre is looking forward to introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the current session of Parliament as the states have given their consents on the proposal.

Talking to reporters Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the GDP will rise by 2% due to the introduction of GST that will also remove the trade barriers from April 1, 2016.

Recently he met the finance ministers from 18 states to discuss the roll out of the GST. He said that the states support the GST. However, some of them have raised their specific concerns over this, but that will be addressed soon.

He said that the government will bring the constitutional amendment bill on GST in the ongoing budget session.

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