Srinagar, August 10: Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu,
Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, met
Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Dr. Drabu briefed the Governor about the
implementation of GST in the State and apprised
about the positive response of the business
community in the migration to the new tax regime.
The Minister informed that the State Commercial
Taxes and Excise Department has been oriented to
perform an advisory and guidance role and has been
tasked to organize state wide programmes regarding
the shift over to GST Act and to assist the
stakeholders about the provisions and procedure for
migration to the new tax system. Dr. Drabu said that
government is making all out efforts to create a
congenial environment and extend full support for
promoting industrial growth in the State.
Dr. Drabu also discussed with Governor certain
issues regarding effective fiscal management, and
its direct co-relation with increased resource
mobilisation, which is inescapable for advancing the
pace of socio-economic development of the State.