NC, congress pull out of all-party GST meet

NC, congress pull out of all-party GST meet

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s two main opposition parties, National Conference (NC) and Congress, pulled out from the all-party meet held on Saturday to discuss the Goods and Services Tax (GST), even as other parties could not strike a consensus with the government on the issue. The two main parties said they boycotted the meet since […]

Jammu traders threaten agitation on GST non-implementation

Jammu traders threaten agitation on GST non-implementation

Jammu: Taking a dig at political leaders baulking at the implementation of GST in J&K from July 1, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) on Friday threatened to go on an agitation, holding the state government ‘solely responsible’ for it. “Chamber has conveyed to the state government that non-implementation of GST shall mean total […]

Businesses suffer as restrictions limit peoples’ movement

Businesses suffer as restrictions limit peoples’ movement

SRINAGAR: Curfew like restriction in the parts of old city hampered businesses and paralysed life on the occasion of Eid. People were forced to stay indoors as government feared street protests against civilian killing in Kakpora area of Pulwama where three militants were killed in an encounter and a civilian was shot dead by government […]

GST to give fiscal autonomy to JK: Jitendra

GST to give fiscal autonomy to JK: Jitendra

Jammu: Taking a dig at leaders opposed to the implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir arguing that it will affect the state’s autonomy, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday said the reform is a major step towards granting “fiscal autonomy” to the states. The Goods and Services (GST) Tax will also bring ease […]

All-party committee on GST to be announced today

All-party committee on GST to be announced today

Srinagar: After nothing came out of the special Assembly session called to discuss the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government will issue a formal notification on Thursday announcing the head and members of an All-Party Committee (APC) that will hold consultations with various stakeholders on implementing the GST in Jammu and Kashmir. “So far, […]

Make GST bill public, Kashmir Inc to govt

Make GST bill public, Kashmir Inc to govt

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has asked the government to make public its draft of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislation. The KCCI said in a statement issued on Wednesday that it had a right to put forward its view on the GST. “KCCI being an important stakeholder should be […]

Government defers GST implementation

Government defers GST implementation

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Government is likely to defer the implementation of Goods and Services (GST) Tax on July 1, the day when the law will come in effect across India. “The government would not impose GST law in J&K if people do not want it. We want people to feel easy. We will not […]

Police foils KTMF march against GST

Police foils KTMF march against GST

SRINAGAR: Police foiled the proposed civil secretariat march of Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Association against the implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) on Saturday by arresting several of its top leaders and other members. Chairman of the association, Mohammad Yaseen Khan, told Kashmir Reader that police used force against its members that resulted in […]

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 […]

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