Skip to content Skip to navigation

Guwahati GST meet slashes 10% rate in 177 items

The country wide escalating protest has forced the Centre give a second thought to consider goods service tax on some selected items.

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley presided a brainstorming session of the GST council comprising state finance ministers in Guwahati on Friday where 177 items out of 277 would have 10% slashed rate.

The 28% slab goods would have now 18% goods service tax giving some sort of relief to the common people.

The council held initial session in Guwahati on Thursday where many Congress leaders including former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, state Congress president Ripun Bora courted arrest as they staged dharna in front of the session venue. Later they were released.

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

More Stories

Int'l Women’s Day celebrated

9 Mar 2016 - 9:44am | Hantigiri Narzary
The International Women’s day was celebrated in different parts of Kokrajhar in a befitting with various programmes on Wednesday.  Commemorating the celebration among the women vendors of...

Kaziranga National Park opened for visitor

2 Nov 2007 - 5:13am | editor
The Kaziranga National Park has been reopened for the visitors on 1st November. The world"s famous park, home to one-horned Rhinos, migratory birds and several endangered species will be kept...

'Students exhorted to bridge student-teacher communication gap'

22 Sep 2018 - 11:41pm | Shajid Khan
TANGLA: In an unique initiative to encourage the students excel in their examination,noted Assamese short story writer and former HoD of English,Tangla College,Jayanta Kumar...