In a meeting today the PMO statement said that chief secretaries of the different states should expedite their operations and ensure that all traders register under GST by the August 15 of this year.
The message comes as part of the meeting of PRAGATI or Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation that involves interaction with top state government officials via tele-conferencing. Ushering in a new era, the biggest fiscal and taxation reform in the India's economic history, calls for already registered traders under indirect taxes to migrate to new GST regime via registration under GSTN.
Some other however such as traders in textile industry who were until now exempt from indirect tax incidence shall have to register as new indirect tax assesses under GST.
On the sidelines of the meeting, PM also reviewed progress made in infrastructure projects in road, railway as well as the petroleum sector.
"Noting that several of the projects reviewed today have been pending for decades, and in one case, over four decades, the prime minister urged all chief secretaries to take all possible steps to avoid delays, and resulting cost escalations," the statement said.
Also, he reviwed the performance of the government-backed PMAY or Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana.