All states have agreed to implement GST by July 1: Shaktikanta Das

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday said that Goods and Services Tax will be implemented by July 1 and not later and informed that all states have agreed on the said deadline.

All states have agreed to implement GST by July 1: Shaktikanta Das

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday said that Goods and Services Tax will be implemented by July 1 and not later and informed that all states have agreed on the said deadline.

"GST implementation is a huge one and that is going to be implemented by July 1. Both central and state governments are working on this," Das said.

The indirect tax regime that will subsume all other taxes is on path to miss its initial deadline of April 1.


Earlier, the GST Council at its 10th meet cleared certain provisions of key supporting legislations. The Council will again take up model GST laws at its next meeting on March 4-5 for a final clearance.

Draft bill over compensation to states was approved at the same meeting. The compensation law provides for a formula for revenue sharing between the Centre and the States.

Earlier, the Council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had stated that in the beginning states will be compensated for five years for loss of revenue due to GST implementation.