GST Council clears draft compensation law: Jaitley

Udaipur: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has cleared the draft compensation law one of the four enabling laws under the GST constitutional amendment.

The minister also said he hoped that the drafts of the remaining iGST (integrated GST) and cGST (central GST) laws will be passed in the Council's next meeting slated for March 4-5 in the national capital.

"The GST's compensation law states that if any state suffers loss it will be covered in first five years. Its legally vetted draft came before the Council and was the first law formally passed," Jaitley said here at a press conference.

"In the Budget Session's second half, all enabling laws under the GST constitutional amendment should get approved," he added.(IANS)