GST Council to discuss legal opinion of AG on compensation: Sitharaman

GST Council to discuss legal opinion of AG on compensation: Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Attorney General's vi

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Finance Minister on Saturday said the Attorney General’s view on was sought after consultation with the and a meeting of the GST Council would be held to discuss the legal opinion.


The finance minister was responding to a question on apprehensions raised by certain about the reported AG opinion on



“This matter was discussed in the GST Council meeting when it met last time. Members expressed their views on the matter and it was decided that legal opinion should be taken from AG,” Sitharaman told reporters here.


The GST Council, chaired by the Union finance minister and comprising state counterparts, had in March decided to seek views from the AG, who is the chief legal officer of the government, on the legality of market borrowing by the Council to make good the shortfall in compensation fund.


“The opinion has come…we will hold an exclusive GST Council meeting on the issue of compensation,” Sitharaman said, adding that the date of…



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