Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Topic: GST Council

GST hike would be ‘catastrophic’, says online gaming industry, as council defers proposal

All India Gaming Federation, E-Gaming Federation, and Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports, which represent over 90% of online skill gaming market in India, issued joint statement Wednesday.

Battling inflation & high fuel prices, 7 in 10 Indians against hike in GST rates, survey finds

New Delhi: Over seven in 10 citizens are against a hike in the Good and Services Tax (GST) from 5 to 7-8 per cent...

Modi government’s most significant tax reform is receiving backlash from states

Several state finance ministers are ready to raise the issue of compensation to states as per GST law and to further extend it's duration, for it is a critical source of revenue.

GST has muddied the entire lake of India’s federalism. SC ruling only put a stamp on it

Fixing India’s ailing GST does not merely entail technical measures to boost tax buoyancy but also re-establishing trust between the Union and states.

GST Council recommendations not binding, says SC, would ‘disrupt fiscal federalism’ if so treated

A bench of justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Surya Kant & Vikram Nath upheld 2020 Gujarat HC judgment in favour of importers challenging levying of GST on grounds that they had paid customs duty.

GST law brought a drastic change. But only a digital GSTAT can be the model for tribunals

The GSTAT would be outside the GST authorities' control. It can protect taxpayers’ rights and revenue interests of the govt.

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.

Roti vs Malabar parotta, papad vs fryum – bizarre GST slabs for similar goods spark 4,600 cases

Since GST rollout in July 2017, many items are being taxed at varying rates despite their strong likeness. Experts say this is likely to continue unless slabs are reduced.

GST revenue at over Rs 1.16 lakh crore in July, 33% higher than in same month last year

Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in July 2020 was Rs 87,422 crore. It was Rs 92,849 crore in June this year.

Special GST council session soon to discuss compensation-related issues, says Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said that the flow of Covid-19 vaccination across the country will be well managed and all states will be taken care of.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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