GST rollout: 22 states including Delhi, Maharashtra abolish check posts

GST rollout: 22 states including Delhi, Maharashtra abolish check posts

GST rollout: 22 states including Delhi, Maharashtra abolish check posts

With roll out of GST India will become a single market where goods and services can flow seamlessly and with the abolition of check posts, the long queues at state borders will be avoided.

Eight states, including Assam, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and some north-eastern states, are in the process of abolishing check posts.

With the onset of the goods and services tax (GST), 22 states have already removed check The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was rolled out on 1st of July 2017.

The 22 states which have given up check also include Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Speaking on the initial feedback received post-GST rollout, Adhia revealed that the new taxation system has been well received. After the GST came into force from July 1, the corporation has stopped selling goods as it is not clear to it whether to clear the old stock with or without the indirect tax.

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"Toll, mandi charges, fee on vehicle entry into states to continue but there will be no levy of any entry tax on goods movement", Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia told reporters here following the first meeting here of the Cabinet Secretary-headed Central Monitoring Committee on the GST.

The LDF government issued a statement in Thiruvananthapuram saying prices of more than 100 products have been brought down under GST.

Mr Sinha said that various machines used by dealers, retailers for computerised billing should be calibrated at the earliest as per the new GST rates.

Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha reviewed the post GST implementation situation with the Secretaries and senior officers of the different ministries and departments. He asked them to coordinate with state government officials to ensure smooth implementation of the tax measure. He also asked departments to be ready to deal with queries of their respective stakeholders concerning GST.

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