Telangana govt stress for waiver at GST council meeting

gst-meetingThe 21st GST Council meeting Chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which is underway at HICC here today

Telangana government Principal Secretary for Commercial tax and Excise, Somesh Kumarretar made a presentation of the State’s argument for a complete waiver of GST on various public utility projects, particularly irrigation schemes and Mission Bhagiratha.

While the Builders Association of India (BAI) yesterday had cautioned the government that all the works on state government’s infrastructure projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana may come to Halt if GST Council meeting does not roll back the GST being levied.

Finance Ministers of all the States including Etela Rajendra from Telangana participated in the meeting.