The Union Cabinet on 20 March, 2017 okayed the GST (Goods and Services Tax) supplementary (IGST, UTGST, CGST) and compensation bills.
Post approval, the bill will be introduced in Parliament as the government sprints to meet the 1 July, 2017 target date for rollout of the new indirect tax regime.
A set of four supporting legislations -- the Compensation Law, the Central-GST or C-GST, Integrated-GST or I-GST and Union Territory-GST or UT-GST - went together to the Cabinet for approval.
The GST Council, in its previous two meetings, had given approval to the four legislations as also the State-GST (S-GST) bill.
Once approved, levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will get legal backing.
According to reports, the government may attempt for all the four laws to be taken up for approval in Parliament together during the ongoing Budget session that ends on 12 April, 2017.