She assured support and technical assistance for implementation of the comprehensive indirect tax reform, which will subsume excise and sales taxes.

"The implementation of GST will help India create jobs and help in raising revenue to finance health, education etc," she said in a recorded video message at an interactive session of the industry with the Finance Minister on GST.

If the Constitutional Amendment Bill is not passed in the current winter session, it will be a big disappointment for the industry and a roadblock in the development of the country, he said.

Ford India president Nigel Harris said: "GST needs to happen now. It will give India a lot of credibility and easeof doing business. I don't think everyone is giving up (on GST). We are just re-emphasising this is the right thing to do."

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