MP assembly to consider GST Bill on Wednesday

Bhopal, Aug:The Madhya Pradesh assembly will convene on Wednesday to consider the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill. Wednesday's sitting of the legislature has been convened especially for considering the GST Bill with no other business scheduled, said the assembly secretariat. The special session is in continuation of the monsoon session of the assembly which was not prorogued. Already passed by parliament, the Bill will introduce a nationwide indirect tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services. It will create conditions for India to become a common market in terms of uniform tax treatment of trade and commerce across states. The legislatures of Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand and Bihar have already ratified the Bill.