Five Indian States ready for GST Registration on Aadhaar Technology

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Five states, including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, have shown interest in rolling out Aadhaar-based authentication for GST registration, an official said on Monday.

The third National Co-ordination Meeting of senior Central and State GST officers earlier this month on the biometric-based authentication. It was reported that around five states, including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, have shown interest in implementing Aadhaar-based authentication for GST registration.

These states wanted to assess the cost involved, the infrastructure and manpower requirement for implementing the requirement of biometric authentication for registration.

As per the analysis of April GST revenues, Karnataka is the second biggest contributor, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Maharashtra reached the largest chunk of revenue during the month. The GST collections, which include central and state mop-up, breached the Rs 2 trillion milestone in a month in April since the rollout of the unified tax system.

GST collections grew 12.4 per cent to a record high of Rs 2.10 trillion in April. The revenue growth was aided by strong economic momentum and increased domestic transactions and imports. Currently, two states, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, and the Union Territory of Puducherry have launched the Aadhaar authentication of taxpayers on a pilot basis.

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