Uttar Pradesh cabinet decides to roll out GST from 1 July, scrap manual tendering

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the GST Bill ahead of introducing it in the forthcoming assembly session so that the new tax regime could be rolled out from 1 July, state government spokesperson and Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said.

A labourer marks the sacks filled with pulses before loading them into a truck as others wait in a queue to load at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri - RTSEGIS

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The decision was taken at the fifth cabinet meeting of the state government, presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

In another cabinet decision, all manual tendering will be done away with in Uttar Pradesh within the next three months and it would be replaced by e-tendering and e-procurement process, Singh, also the Health Minister, announced.

Singh also said that from now on Uttar Pradesh Day will be celebrated on January 24, the day of its formation. The celebrations were necessary for giving a strong identity to the state, he said.

The state cabinet has also approved the transfer policy 2017-18 for government officials and employees under which transfers can only take place till June 30. Officials and employees who are in one post for long durations will also be re-jigged soon, he said.

The state cabinet also approved rules for the district mineral board and instructed that a new policy will have to be implemented within three months.

Updated Date: May 02, 2017 14:59 PM

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