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Special J-K assembly session on GST from July 4

SP Sharma | Jammu |

Five days special session of the Jammu and Kashmir legislature will be held at Srinagar from 4 July to discuss implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the state.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, told The Statesman over the phone from Srinagar that the special session will last till 8 July.

The draft Bill to implement GST in the state will be put before both houses of the legislature. 

An official announcement said that thr Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, in exercise of his powers under 3rd proviso to Rule 16 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of the Business in the J&K Legislative Assembly has called  the 5th Session of the 12th  Legislative Assembly on July 4 at Srinagar.

As per the Provisional Calendar issued by the Assembly Secretariat, there will be four sittings on 4th, 5th, 7th and 8thJuly while as 6th July will be off day.

Similarly, the Chairman, J&K Legislative Council, Anayat Ali in terms of Proviso to Rule 16 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council has called the 116th Session of the J&K Legislative Council at Srinagar on July 4.

As per the Provisional Calendar issued by the Council Secretariat, there will be three sittings on 4th, 5th and 8th July while as 6th July and 7th July will be off days.

Consensus on implementation of the new tax regime has not been reached in the two meetings of the all parties consultstive committee.

The special session of the legislature convened earlier this month was abruptly adjourned sine-die becaus of noisy scenes in both houses.

The traders in Jammu are demanding implementation of GST with rest of the country while those of Kashmir are opposing it.