FM for incentivizing JK’s skilled labour

FM for incentivizing JK’s skilled labour

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu Wednesday said the revision of minimum wages for scheduled employments should be effected in accordance with the skills, inflation and other economic factors, an official press note read. “There should be reasonable hike for all labour classes in accordance with the inflation and other economic factors,” Drabu said […]

Assembly adopts GST resolution amid hullabaloo

Assembly adopts GST resolution amid hullabaloo

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution for implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state. The resolution was moved by finance minister Haseeb Drabu for “application of relevant amendments made to the Constitution of India in a modified manner to safeguard the existing special constitutional position of […]

JK might pass GST legislation by July 6: Drabu

JK might pass GST legislation by July 6: Drabu

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir, the only state which failed to meet the June 30 timeline for the GST rollout, is likely to clear the legislation on the indirect tax regime by July 6, its Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said here on Saturday. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had on Monday written a letter to […]

What modification? J&K cannot ‘even touch’ the 101st Amendment

What modification? J&K cannot ‘even touch’ the 101st Amendment

Srinagar: Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu has been repeatedly saying that the J&K government will “modify” the 101st Amendment of the Indian Constitution so that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) does not compromise the special status and fiscal autonomy of the state. But is the J&K government even capable of modifying an amendment of the […]

Praises NC’s Rahim Rather for ‘immense contributions’ to GST

Praises NC’s Rahim Rather for ‘immense contributions’ to GST

Srinagar: Taking a dig at the opposition National Conference (NC), Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said on Wednesday that it was former NC leader Rahim Rather who had championed the Goods and Services Tax (GST). “Abdul Rahim Rather has been invited for the GST launch. He has been invited for his immense contributions for the implementation […]

Special Assembly session today on GST

Special Assembly session today on GST

Srinagar: Amid Opposition threats of not allowing the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation in its current form, the government will today hold a special session with the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly to discuss the extension of GST to the state. Even as finance minister Haseeb Drabu has renewed his assurances […]

From 2013 to 2017: Drabu’s about-turn on GST

From 2013 to 2017: Drabu’s about-turn on GST

Srinagar: Finance minister Haseeb Drabu, who is quite eager to enforce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Jammu and Kashmir, was a staunch anti-GST man four years ago. What changed his stance so upside down? His close ties with the BJP is probably the answer. Drabu was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) negotiator on […]

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