‘Include GST exemptions in JK’s Industrial Policy’

‘Include GST exemptions in JK’s Industrial Policy’

SAMBA: Representatives of different industrial bodies Saturday called on Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga and apprised him with their demands pertaining to extension of subsidies regarding Toll and GST on raw material for the industrial units established in state. This was stated in a press note issued here. According to the document, […]

Is GST another blow to financial independence of J&K?

Is GST another blow to financial independence of J&K?

Srinagar: The Mehbooba Mufti government will soon be convening a special session of the legislative assembly to introduce a bill that will merge different taxes into one Goods and Services Tax (GST). The state of Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in the Indian Union that will do so, the others merely following the […]

Finance Ministers, Delegates visit Gulmarg

Finance Ministers, Delegates visit Gulmarg

SRINAGAR: Various delegations comprising of Finance Ministers of multiple states, senior union officials and representatives from national media yesterday visited Gulmarg on the sidelines of 14th GST council meet. The delegations appreciated the arrangements made by the state government for the GST council meet and expressed thanks for the opportunity accorded to them to visit […]

‘Exporters to get tax refund under GST within 7 days’

‘Exporters to get tax refund under GST within 7 days’

New Delhi: India’s Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday assured exporters that they would get their tax refund claims within seven days under the new goods and services tax (GST) regime. She also said that the GST Council has been fairly seized of the tax refund issue under the new indirect tax regime, to be […]

Traders threaten ‘never-before agitation’ if GST takes away special status

Traders threaten ‘never-before agitation’ if GST takes away special status

Srinagar: The Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Association on Friday threatened to launch a “never-before agitation” if the Goods and Services Tax (GST) affects the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. In a press conference held here, the association said that the business community in Kashmir has apprehensions about the new GST regime eroding the special […]

Shambolic and Semiotic Symbolism

Shambolic and Semiotic Symbolism

The Goods and Services Taxation(GST) meeting held in Kashmir is defined by symbolism at every level.  There does not appear to be any substance to the meet other than a demonstration effect vis a vis Kashmir. The reference to symbolism and contestation thereof is not just rhetorical. It is based on substance and rational argument.  […]

GST Council meet: No decision on tax on gold

GST Council meet: No decision on tax on gold

SRINAGAR: The all-powerful GST Council on day two of its fourteenth meet today finalised tax rates for services under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime, scheduled to kick-in from July 1. It was expected that the Council will also finalise tax rates for gold, gold jewellery today itself but it has put the decision […]

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