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Govt to present GST bill in monsoon session

Govt to present GST bill in monsoon session
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First Published: Fri, Jul 23 2010. 01 02 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jul 23 2010. 07 54 PM IST
New Delhi: The government plans to present in Parliament a bill to implement the goods and services tax (GST), parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said on Friday.
The ruling UPA coalition faces an emboldened opposition raring to attack it on soaring inflation and other issues when Parliament resumes on Monday, possibly distracting from debate on several key reform bills.
The government wants to enact legislation, including those to expand a politically and economically potent welfare scheme to provide cheap grains to the poor, to simplify taxation and to cap private firms’ liability in case of a nuclear accident.
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First Published: Fri, Jul 23 2010. 01 02 PM IST