SSB Lecturete : GST Bill

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GST Bill:

SSB Lecturete : GST Bill

Constitutional Amendments:

The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014

Highlights of the Bill:

  • It was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 19, 2014 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
  • The Bill seeks to amend the Constitution to introduce a goods and services tax (GST) which will subsumes various Central indirect taxes, including the Central Excise Duty, Countervailing Duty, Service Tax, etc. It also subsumes State value added tax (VAT), octroi and entry tax, luxury tax, etc.
  • The Bill amends the Constitution to introduce the goods and services tax (GST).

  • Parliament and state legislatures will have concurrent powers to make laws on GST.  Only the centre may levy an integrated GST (IGST) on the interstate supply of goods and services, and imports.
  • Alcohol for human consumption has been exempted from the purview of GST.   GST will apply to five petroleum products at a later date.
  • The GST Council will recommend rates of tax, period of levy of additional tax, principles of supply, special provisions to certain states etc.  The GST Council will consist of the Union Finance Minister, Union Minister of State for Revenue, and state Finance Ministers.
  • The Bill empowers the centre to impose an additional tax of up to 1%, on the inter-state supply of goods for two years or more. This tax will accrue to states from where the supply originates.
  • Parliament may, by law, provide compensation to states for any loss of revenue from the introduction of GST, up to a five year period.
This was all about GST bill which will be implemented soon in India. candidates can read the above content   and prepare themselves for lecturete topic at SSB. For any questions feel free to ask below in comments.

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