Arun Jaitley promises GST help for J&K in sync with special status

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Srinagar, May 18: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday assured the Jammu and Kashmir government of all possible help in restructuring the GST rollout for the state while respecting its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.

Jaitley promised that the Centre will do all it can in restructuring the GST implementation for Jammu and Kashmir keeping in mind the special status of the state, an official spokesman said here.

File photo of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo credit: PTI

As soon as the meeting got under way, Jaitley informed the gathering the demise of Union Environment Minister Anil Dave, the spokesman said. The session observed silence for two minutes in his remembrance.

Drabu said that "the historic meeting will make Jammu and Kashmir part of the economic history aimed at reordering the country's federal polity."

"We are now part of the national policy making which will be recorded in history," he added.

The meeting will last for two days during which the participants will decide on tax bands for various commodities under the country's first major indirect tax reform.

PTI

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