Praveen Chakravarty writes: GST centralised India’s indirect taxation. It is time to start a national discussion on reversing the course by giving states powers for direct taxation
Interview: Restoration of trust between States and Centre essential for smooth continuation of GST system
States should get direct taxation powers, extension of revenue guarantee, says Praveen Chakravarty, Chairman of the Congress Data Analytics Department
Fixing India’s ailing GST does not merely entail technical measures to boost tax buoyancy but also re-establishing trust between the Union and states.
Had there been a proportional representation of voting in the GST council either as a proportion of the size of a state or by its contribution to the GST revenue pool, Covid products would have been tax free by now.