GST slabs can be reduced to 3 in coming days: Sushil Modi

NEW DELHI: Slabs under Goods and Services Tax (GST) can be reduced to three from five at present in coming days for the convenience of consumers and businesses, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

Modi also heads high level minister panel on GST.

In an interview to Bhasha, Modi said that there are five slabs in GST and “there is an intention to reduce it to three slabs but it will take some time” as it is related to states’ revenue.

Reacting to questions raised by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram that why rates of 88 items were not reduced by GST council in 2017, Modi said: “This is not a decision where only BJP Government is involved. The decision has been taken by GST Council in which congress led Governments are also involved”.

He said that after implementation of GST, initially it was to ensure that there should be no revenue loss and then rate on many items were gradually reduced with stabilisation of revenue. (AGENCIES)