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The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chairing the 39th GST Council meeting, in New Delhi on March 14, 2020.
	The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur is also seen.
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chairing the 39th GST Council meeting, in New Delhi on March 14, 2020. The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur is also seen.

GST rates on mobile phones to 18 per cent from 12 per cent with effect from 1st of April.

Newdelhi:14/3/20:The Goods and Services Tax Council today decided to increase GST rates on mobile phones to 18 per cent from 12 per cent with effect from 1st of April.

The Council also decided to slash GST on maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft to five per cent from 12 per cent while the tax rate on handmade and machine-made matchsticks has been rationalized to 12 per cent.

Briefing media in New Delhi after chairing GST Council meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the council has decided to waive the late fee for delayed filing of annual returns for the financial years 2018 and 2019 by entities with a turnover of less than Rs two crore.

The Minister also said that interest will be levied on net tax liability from 1st of July for delayed GST payments. She said, the GST Council has asked Infosys to deploy more skilled manpower and increase capacity of hardware of GST Network to ensure that the system is glitch-free.

The council has asked Infosys, which has designed the GSTN, to provide a better groomed GSTN system by July, 2020.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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