Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra has suggested a ‘course correction’ to steer the functioning of the GST Council and bring back a ‘consensual atmosphere’ instead of the ‘acrimonious’ undercurrent which has engulfed this top federal decision-making body of indirect tax.
In a letter written to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Mitra noted how the GST regime is going through a ‘dangerous time’ with the shortfall in tax collection and fraudulent transactions hitting a peak. He called for the need to ‘rebuild trust and faith’ among diverse political constituents who are part of the Council.
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