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Mizoram may not fully implement GST on July 1 due to poor internet: Minister

Mizoram Taxation Minister Lalsawta Said That Though The Officials Were Working On A War Footing To Be Able To Roll Out The GST, But Internet Connectivity Was The Main Stumbling Block, Not Only In Mizoram But Also In Other States Of The North East Region.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 21 Jun 2017, 07:30:07 PM
Mizoram may not fully implement GST on July 1 due to poor internet: Minister

New Delhi:

The Ministry of Finance is all set to implemnet the new Good and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 but Northeastern state Mizoram may not be able to fully implement it with the rest of the country on the scheduled roll out date due to poor internet connectivity, state Taxation Minister Lalsawta on Monday said.

In an interaction with news agency PTI, Lalsawta said that though the officials were working on a war footing to be able to roll out the GST,but internet connectivity was the main stumbling block, not only in Mizoram but also in other states of the north eastregion.

He said that the state government officials have been making efforts to overcome the problems so as to meet thedeadline even against all odds.

He expressed the hope that both the government and the consumers would benefit from GST which would bring more efficiency in tax collection in the whole country.

Also Read: GST: Government begins awareness drive for consumers 

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of the government's flagship Goods and Services Tax, billed as the biggest tax reform since Independence ahead of its expected launch on July 1.

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First Published : 05 Jun 2017, 06:33:00 PM

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