Captain's Notice To Modi; Suggests 101 Reforms Simplify GST 2.0
Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, has written to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, suggesting the way forward on GST 2.0 rollout, with 101 concrete suggestions. In his covering letter to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister congratulated Narendra Modi on his spectacular victory in the recent Lok Sabha elections. Citing the high expectations of the people in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh said he looked forward to working with the prime minister to bring prosperity to the people India as well as the state. Captain has suggested that SGST rate should be higher than CGST so that all States do not suffer such huge deficits. Particularly Punjab CM suggested that electricity constitutes up to 30% of the cost of production in many key sectors and its exclusion from GST results in huge cascading of up to 10%. Suggestions included widening the GST net to include Electricity, Real Estate, Petroleum and Alcohol in a win-win situation for States as well as businesses.