August 9, 2018
Aparupa Poddar speaks on The Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
Deputy Speaker Sir, thank you, for allowing me to speak on this Bill.
Sir, the Bill that has been moved by the hon Minister Piyush Goyal and I’m sure the Government will address all the problems that are experienced by the common people of this country and particularly the consumers.
Sir, I would like to bring to the notice of the Union Government that even now many restaurants are charging service charges from the consumers over and above GST. What action has the government has taken to check the control of these offenders? Everyone will agree that the way it has been framed and implemented GST has proved to be great disaster and has affected the normal transactions, trade and commerce throughout the country.
Sir, earlier VAT was introduced throughout India. If there is a shortfall in the collection of GST in comparison to VAT, then central government has taken policy for supplementary of compensation. It was a policy decision taken by the central government that at the time of introduction of GST that different States can demand the compensation if the revenue coming on the account of GST is less than the earlier period. My State Government is not getting the adequate compensation as yet, as was declared by the central government during the introduction of GST. Whether the Government is providing adequate compensation to the states and if they have provided, how much they have given to all the states throughout the country?
The central government should continue to work in close coordination with the States and come out with a clear laid-out road map. With these words I finish my speech.
Thank you, Sir.