SRINAGAR: The Mehbooba Mufti government will bring a resolution in the special session of assembly on Tuesday to “adopt” the 101st Amendment of Indian Constitution, which has brought in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Among the items of business listed for the day, the government has said that it may give consent to adopting the 101st Amendment in the state of Jammu and Kashmir “in a modified manner”.
“This house resolves that the government of Jammu and Kashmir may give consent to the adoption of the GST regime by application of relevant amendments made to the Constitution of India in a modified manner,” reads the resolution, “to safeguard the existing special constitutional position of JK in the Union of India and the legislative powers under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.”
A special session of the Assembly had also been called on June 17, but it was adjourned sine die among Opposition attacks on the issue of civilian killings. The government then constituted an All Party Consultative Group under the chairmanship of PDP veteran and Member of Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Baig. The group comprised members of opposition and ruling parties and held two meetings, both of which failed to build consensus on the GST.