All decisions related to GST have been taken through consensus in the GST Council: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi, in an interview, underlined that all decisions related to GST, a single tax regime which was rolled out two years back, have been taken through consensus in the GST Council, which has representation from state governments, including Congress ones.

The PM noted how the GST had simplified the tax regime. He said, “GST has simplified all this. 500 items have zero tax, which at one time incurred high taxes. Last few days, tax rates on 1200-1250 items of daily use have been brought down, some to 18%, to 12 to 5 % and in some cases to zero.” He said that the government has been trying to make GST easy and benefits of consumers are secured

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