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15th Finance Commission seeks say in GST Council amid Centre-states row

The Centre and state governments seem to be on a collision course amid a sharp economic downturn that has eroded their financial positions. Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC) chairman N.K. Singh on Friday sought a leverage with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, arguing that tax rate cuts and grant of exemptions decided solely by the council affects the FFC’s goal of ... Read More »

There should be a mechanism by which GST Council and Finance Commission can coordinate: N.K. Singh

N. K. Singh, Chairman 15th Finance commission, at a press conference in Mumbai on September 19, 2018. File photo: Vivek Bendre The Fifteenth Finance Commission is up against unprecedented challenges. First, the Goods and Services Tax has introduced an element of uncertainty in the revenue projections of the Union and State governments. More importantly, the Terms of Reference notified for the ... Read More »

Council wants to improve Leicester Christmas Market this year by making these BIG changes

Leicester’s next Christmas Market will be better than the last one, council bosses have promised. Many traders and shoppers said they were left underwhelmed by the market in December which Leicester City Council moved to the new square behind the city’s Corn Exchange. Some stallholders said they did not make enough money to cover the cost of renting a chalet, arguing the location was ... Read More »

The American Technology Council Summit to Modernize Government Services

This week, the White House Office of American Innovation launched the American Technology Council and held a summit with tech industry leaders to discuss modernizing government services. President Donald J. Trump and many of his senior advisors hosted 18 chief executive officers from major tech companies, 3 university presidents, and a number of other notable technology executives. Jared Kushner, Senior ... Read More »