Members have time up to noon tomorrow to file dissent, and sources said left parties are likely to do that. The 21-member Committee, headed by Bhupender Yadav (BJP) has adopted the report, which is likely to be submitted to the Rajya Sabha later in the week, sources said.

The Congress has filed dissent on eight provisions, including composition of the GST Council and the proposal to allow states to levy 1 per cent additional tax. The main opposition party in the Rajya Sabha, sources infomred, is for a 'simple and comprehensive' Goods and Services Tax (GST) and not the current bill which it says is based on 'compromises'.

The government will move an official amendment to the GST Bill to provide for compensation to states for any revenue loss for five years, they said. This was one of the key demands of various parties, including Congress. The amendment relates to Clause 19 of the Bill, amended version of which now reads as, "Parliament may, by law, on recommendation of the GST Council, provide for compensation to the states for loss of revenue arising on account of implementation of GST for a period of five years."

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