In a meet held today with Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee regarding Goods and Service Tax (GST), Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi said that Gujarat favors GST reforms. He insisted upon a nation-wide sound IT network for a result oriented and transparent implementation of GST.
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, while his visit to Gujarat, arranged a meet with Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi to seek his views on GST reforms proposed by Central Government. Gujarat's Finance Minister Shri Vajubhai Vala, Minister of State for Finance Shri Saurabhbhai Patel and Principal Secretary to Finance Department Shri M.M.Shrivastav was also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister suggested that qualitative changes in GST framework must realize triple objectives - benefit for common man, simplification in administration and rapid growth.
Chief Minister said that it is Center's responsibility to take consensus of the States of India on the issue of GST reforms. Stressing upon the issue of security within States, he said that Central Government first must remove the feeling of insecurity prevailing in the States before implementing any tax reforms.