The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on ‘GST’ in March, 2015
Kerala finance minister KM Mani has been appointed chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on Goods & Services Tax (GST).
The GST, a much-awaited reform to replace multiple indirect taxes with one levy, is proposed to be rolled out from April 2016.
The chairman of the committee has generally been from an oppositionruled state. Mani represents the Kerala Congress (M) and is also a senior finance minister.His appointment could help the government garner support from the opposition when Parliament takes up the Constitution amendment bill for GST after the recess and ensure its rollout from April 2016.