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    Published On : Sat, Jul 1st, 2017

    GST Launch Live news updates from Parliament

    12:13 AM IST
    GST Launch: GST a tribute to maturity, wisdom of India’s democracy: President

    12:07 AM IST
    GST Launch: Goods and Services Tax formally launched as the Parliament function ends with the National Anthem. Taxes like VAT, central excise tax etc no longer valid.

    12:00 AM IST
    GST Launch: “GST is a disruptive change, like VAT. There are bound to be some teething troubles. You will have to solve these.”

    11:53 PM IST
    GST Launch: “It is a moment of some satisfaction for me personally as I was involved in the whole process as Finance Minister in 2011,” says President Pranab Mukherjee.

    11:52 PM IST
    GST launch: “It is a culmination of a 14-year-old journey that began in 2002. The proposal of GST came in 2002,” says President Pranab Mukherjee.

    11:50 PM IST
    GST launch: President Pranab Mukherjee begins his speech.

    11:48 PM IST
    GST launch: “GST is not just a tax reform, but a social reform. The law calls it Goods and Services Tax, but it is Good and Simple Tax,” says Narendra Modi.

    11:44 PM IST
    GST launch: “It’s time to stop rumours and look forward to a bright future of our country,” says PM Narendra Modi.


    11:43 PM IST

    GST launch: “I wonder what Einstein would have felt about 17 taxes when he found income tax confusing,” PM Modi says.

    11:40 PM IST
    GST launch: “GST is not limited to technical economic terms. In simple words, this is a great step towards the welfare of the poor of our country,” says PM Narendra Modi.

    11:32 PM IST
    GST launch: PM Narendra Modi quotes Chanakya. “No matter how far a destination is, how difficult it is to reach, it can be achieved through grit and determination,” he says.

    11:29 PM IST
    GST launch: “GST is a result of a long struggle, a long thought process. The best brains of the country have worked on GST for years together. Parliamentarians have debated it for years,” says PM Narendra Modi.

    11:24 PM IST
    GST Launch: “This is not the success of any one government. This is the result of our collective efforts,” says Narendra Modi.

    11:24 PM IST
    GST Launch: “This is not the success of any one government. This is the result of our collective efforts,” says Narendra Modi.

    11:22 PM IST
    GST Launch: “Today at midnight, we will together ensure the development, the future of our country. In some time, the country will move towards a new regime. Indians are witness to history,” says PM Narendra Modi.

    11:19 PM IST
    GST launch: FM Arun Jaitley welcomes PM Narendra Modi on the dais to speak.

    11:18 PM IST
    GST Launch: “GST will help control inflation, the GDP of the country will benefit, states will get a way of helping the poor,” says Arun Jaitley.

    11:14 PM IST
    GST Launch: The old India was fragmented, the new India will have one tax for one nation, says FM Arun Jaitley at Central Hall in Parliament

    11:12 PM IST
    GST launch: FM Arun Jaitley looks back at the journey and struggle of making GST a reality in India

    11:08 PM IST
    GST Launch: “It will be an India where the Centre and States work in coordination,” says Arun Jaitley.

    11:07 PM IST
    GST launch: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley begins his address in the Central Hall of Parliament. “We are in the process of making history with the launch of GST,” says Arun Jaitley.

    11:05 PM IST
    GST launch: The event has begun with the national anthem Jana Gana Mana and chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai

    11:03 PM IST
    GST Launch: PM Modi, President Mukherjee, FM Jaitley now moving towards the Central Hall of Parliament.

    11:00 PM IST
    GST launch: President Pranab Mukherjee arrives for the launch of Goods and Services Tax in Parliament. The event is now set to begin any time.

    GST Live
    New Delhi/Nagpur:
    The much-awaited Goods and Services Tax will be rolled out on Friday at midnight in the Central Hall in Parliament.

    Besides President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians, eminent businessmen, RBI governor Urjit Patel and former governors will also be attending the event.

    From July 1, four tax slabs – 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent – will be applicable on services including telecoms, insurance, hotels, and restaurants.

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