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Government rehearses GST launch in Central Hall of Parliament

Officers concerned from various departments including those from the finance ministry attended the rehearsal event at 10pm on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jun 29, 2017 00:11 IST
Illuminated parliament house to celebrate the GST bill in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Illuminated parliament house to celebrate the GST bill in New Delhi on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

A mega rehearsal was conducted tonight in the Central Hall of Parliament ahead of the historic launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at midnight on June 30.

The rehearsal was conducted around 10 pm to ensure that all things were in place during the main event, official sources said.

Officers concerned from various departments including those from the finance ministry attended the rehearsal event, they said.

The event to launch the GST will be held in the circular-shaped Central Hall, which witnessed a function to mark 50 years of Independence, and will be attended by President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and a host of senior ministers and bureaucrats, among others.

Mukherjee had piloted the first Constitutional Amendment Bill to bring in GST in 2011 when he was finance minister with the previous UPA government.

The final event is likely to start at 11 pm on June 30 and will be on till half past midnight, the sources said.