Published: Thu, July 06, 2017
Finance | By Kristine Clayton

Welcoming GST, 22 States Abolish Border Checkposts

Welcoming GST, 22 States Abolish Border Checkposts

The 22 states which have given up check also include Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

State level check posts used to collect taxes on movement of goods which will not be required under the GST regime that took effect from July 1.

All other levies on entry of goods have been subsumed in the GST, thereby resulting in abolition of entry barriers in 22 states.

The finance ministry had yesterday said that the two days of GST rollout has passed "without any major problems being reported" from the field offices.

The government, Adhia added, has allowed companies to use additional stickers for indicating the revised price of a commodity for three months.

Mr Sinha reviewed the situation after implementation of GST. He has urged cabinet secretaries at states to take up the responsibility of addressing GST-related issues of their respective stakeholders, trade and industry.

"The Revenue Department has got encouraging reports from the roadside dhabas and big restaurants as well as from kirana shops to departmental stores which, in turn, have started getting acclimatised to the new tax system", it had said. He asked them to contact and coordinate with the State Government officers of their Department to ensure smooth implementation of GST.

"A committee has been constituted comprising 15 secretaries from departments that are in direct contact with consumers to monitor commodity pricing and client groups".

The cabinet secretary also urged officials to ensure that retailers, dealers and shopkeepers display the post-GST prices of different items being sold by them.

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