Chattisgarh, HP ratify GS Bill

Q.  Chattisgarh, HP ratified the GST bill on 22nd August 2016. Which is the fourth state to ratify the Bill in India?
- Published on 23 Aug 16

a. Chattisgarh
b. HP
c. Assam
d. Bihar

Himachal Pradesh is the fourth state after Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand to ratify the GST Bill.
  • HP Assembly on 22nd August 2016 ratified the GST bill unanimously.
  • Bill was introduced by CM Virbhadra Singh and passed by voice vote.
  • GST Bill was basically brought by the UPA government, the HP CM said, calling it the single biggest tax reform which will help in trade, services and commerce.
  • Chattisgarh state assembly also unanimously ratified the GST Bill during a special one day session on the same date.
  • Chattisgarh became the fifth state to ratify Constitution 122 Amendment GST Bill after Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand and HP.
  • Sixteen various types of taxes have now been tabled into a simple taxation system.
  • GST Bill was earlier passed by LS and RS and requires a specific number of states to ratify it before it becomes a law.

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