In the New Indian Express, Visiting Fellow Shakkar Aiyar makes the case for deferring GST rollout to 2018 in light of the disruptions caused by demonetisation and global uncertainty. He writes:
"India has waited for ‘one nation, one tax’ since 2004 when the Kelkar Committee first introduced the idea. It can afford to wait for a year more—especially for a smarter GST. The known unknowns and the unknown unknowns make a strong case for postponing GST to April 2018. They do say discretion is the better part of valour. Don’t they?"
Read the article here.