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GST bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha next week

Once the Rajya Sabha clears the legislation, the amended legislation would be returned to the Lok Sabha for its approval

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 29 2016 2:59PM | Updated Date: Jul 29 2016 2:59PM

GST bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha next week

 The Centre on Friday listed the GST bill for consideration and passage in Rajya Sabha's agenda for the next week.

 
Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, while making a statement said that the Constitution (122nd Amendement) Bill, 2014 will be taken up for consideration and passage.
 
On Wednesday, the Cabinet had cleared changes in the legislation. Centre is keen to get the GST Bill cleared during the Monsoon Session of Parliament ending on August 12.
 
Bill was passed by Lower House of the Parliament in May 2015 and vetted by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee.
 
However, the step got stuck in Rajya Sabha where the government does not have majority of its own, as the main opposition Congress sought certain changes in it.
 
Government is making efforts to hammer out a consensus on the bill and reaching out to opposition parties. Congress has described the exercise as "constructive and positive".
 
Once the Rajya Sabha clears the legislation, the amended legislation would be returned to the Lok Sabha for its approval.