Goa Assembly set to ratify GST Bill today

| Updated: Aug 31, 2016 13:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): The Goa Assembly has convened a day-long special session today to ratify the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Amendment Bill. The main Opposition Congress has assured support to the Laxmikant Parsekar-led government on the floor of the House to ratify the Bill. Parsekar, during the recently concluded monsoon session of the assembly, had announced that a special session would be held to ratify the GST. The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (Goods and Services Tax) Bill was passed by the Parliament on August 8, marking a historic step for tax reforms which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was 'crucial' for ending tax terrorism besides reducing corruption and black money while making the consumer 'king'. The government has set a deadline of April 2017 for the GST rollout. (ANI)