Here we bring the roadmap of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be implemented from April 1, 2017 as announced by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia.

* Ratification of GST Bill from at least 16 states in 30 days

* Cabinet nod for GST Council after President's assent

* Recommendation of model GST laws by GST Council

* Cabinet nod for the CGST and IGST laws

* Similar approval for SGST by all states

* Passage of CGST, IGST laws in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament

* Notification of GST Rules by March 31, 2017

* Software for GST to be ready by December 2016

* Testing, integration of GST software from January to March 2017

* Training of state, central officials to be over by December

* Stakeholder consultation to be completed by March 2017

* VAT/Service tax/Central Excise to be migrated to GST system

*As many as 60,000 revenue officials of central and state governments will be trained

*Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) is a non-government company set up to provide shared IT framework and services.

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