Lucknow: State government spokesperson and Minister Siddharthanath Singh today stated that the GST Bill was today approved by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet ahead of introducing it in the forthcoming assembly session keeping in mind that the new tax regime could be rolled out from July 1.
The decision was taken at the fifth cabinet meeting of the state government, presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. In another cabinet decision, all manual tendering will be done away with in Uttar Pradesh within the next three months and it would be replaced by e-tendering and e-procurement process, Singh, also the Health Minister, announced.
Singh also said that from now on Uttar Pradesh Day will be celebrated on January 24, the day of its formation. The celebrations were necessary for giving a strong identity to the state, he said.
The state cabinet has also approved the transfer policy 2017-18 for government officials and employees under which transfers can only take place till June 30. Officials and employees who are in one post for long durations will also be re-jigged soon, he said.