The government has asked state GST commissioners to come up with suggestions to perk up tax collection by December 6, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said. In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18’s Timsy Jaipuria, Pandey said the government wanted to approach the Council with feasible suggestions to augment revenue collections. GST collections crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark in November after a gap of three months, thanks to festival season demand.
The GST Council is set to meet on December 18. It is expected to review the existing tax structure and compensation cess rates as part of a larger exercise to boost revenue.