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MONEY

 |  14-minute read
Retail inflation, Kelkar committee recommendations, Make in India, GST council

The Modi Masterstroke: How GST unified India

The Congress sat on the GST for years and did nothing. In contrast, the Modi govt both implemented this path-breaking reform and kept improving it, to benefit the common citizen in multiple ways.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
GST council, BJP, GST, Cooperative federalism

GST: Modi government's 'cooperative federalism' is facing its first stress test

Rollbacks and overhaul may provoke fiscal pain before the gain.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
GST council, Sanitary pads, GST

GST: Women outrage over tax on sanitary pads, but is Arun Jaitley listening?

It is not a luxury but necessity.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
GST, GST council

What transpired at 17th GST Council meeting

Many welcome notes and ironing out of differences for the big roll out.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
Federalism, Goods and services tax, GST council

Who derailed GST and how

India's new cooperative federalism turned it into a non-reform.

MONEY

 |  3-minute read
Income Tax, GST, GST council

Why delayed GST is as disruptive for economy as demonetisation

If the central government is credited for bringing this legislation, then it has to be criticised for failure to meet deadlines.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
Budget Session, GST council

Good news: Contentious GST issues get resolved

The council has cleared 57 matters raised so far, along with the states' compensation law.

MONEY

 |  5-minute read
GST council, GST

Why GST will be worse than VAT

Timid Centre and States failed to deliver a transformational tax reform.

MONEY

 |  3-minute read
GST, GST council

10 things to know about GST council meet

The Centre is bracing for a testy debate after it proposed a cess on sin goods to compensate states for losses arising from a transition to the tax.