Major News and Events of 12 August 2016
What Happened on 12 August 2016
Assam, First State to Pass GST Bill
The registration of diesel cars with more than 2000 cc in Delhi and NCR which was banned earlier, has been lifted by the Supreme Court of India. As noted by the apex court, a 1% of cess on ex-showroom price will be charged as green cess on all those vehicles. The cess may also be passed on to the buyers.
The northeastern state of Assam made itself the first state that passed the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST on Friday. Though other parties like Congress and AIUDF MLAs supported the bill, but there were discussions in the Assembly to evaluate the impact of GST on the state and its people. However, the Speaker turned them down.