Chennai: At a Meet the Minister programme organised by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) in Chennai, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Information & Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu has said “With regard to GST, the entire country is watching what is going to happen in Parliament tomorrow. Broad consensus has emerged. Still there are certain points which are to be addressed by the Finance Minister. The government is serious and we are pursuing with all the parties concerned with regard to the GST Bill. In the coming session of the Parliament itself, GST will be passed, that is my expectation.”
The film industry has put forward a request that the taxes related to the Panchayats and Octroi should be avoided once the GST is implemented. Responding to various requests made by various State level Film Chamber of Commerces and the SIFCC, he said that he will look into each matter and will address the issues as early as possible.