Cabinet approves amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954

26 July, New Delhi

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 1954 that paves the way for applicability of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Union Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its nod for amendment of the 1954 order by way of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2017.

The Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2017 has already been notified in Gazette of India on 6th July, 2017 after the President’s assent, an official release here said.

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