In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Jawahar Goel, Promotor and MD of Dish TV said the average revenue per user (ARPU) for high definition subscribers stood at Rs 384 and sees no inorganic growth plan at this point.
He talked about challenge that India has faced with respect to the slow monsoons and effect of the forecasted above average monsoon season on the economy.
Addressing industry leaders at a CII event here, Das said the administrative machinery is "fully geared" both at states and central level to implement the GST at the earliest.
The Juvenile Justice Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha at the eleventh hour.
The government may bring down the number of exempted items to around 90 goods from current 300, which is closer to the number of items exempted by the state value added tax
The main opposition Congress has rejected the charge that it was blocking the GST Bill because of the court summons to party president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul in the National Herald case, while Bharatiya Janata Party continues to insist there is a link between the two developments.
Crucial bills such as the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill and the Land Bill may not see the light of the day in 2015, but the government most definitely was not sitting idle
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has called an all-party meeting in the morning and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called a similar meeting in the evening.
"Indirect taxes is a transaction tax. It is not based on a yearly assessment. So the negative list was announced on the July 1. So there is theoretically no issue on introducing a GST," says member of Central Board of Excise and Customs VS Krishnan.
Commenting on the land bill, he said it "is stuck but it does not impact us because we have all the land we need in Gujarat plant for our expansion over the next few years".
Nothing illustrates this singular lack of national thinking at the state level more than the way they have approached the GST issue. The states not only get to eat their cake but they get to have it too. They think they are doing Delhi a favour by agreeing to a rotten GST.
Mahindra Truck and Bus Division (MTBD), a part of USD 16.9 billion Mahindra Group, plans to be a full range commercial vehicle player with focus on developing vehicles in the 9-16 tonnes range
The government put the bill to create a goods and service tax on the list of business in the Rajya Sabha late on Monday, the chamber's website showed.
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the GST bill to compensate states for revenue loss for five years on introduction of the uniform nationwide indirect tax regime, as has been suggested by Rajya Sabha Select Committee.
The NDA government has proposed some changes to the 2013 Land Act through an ordinance in December last year. The bill to replace the ordinance was passed by Lok Sabha but could not be put to vote in the Rajya Sabha where the BJP is in minority. Hence, the ordinance was re-promulgated twice.
Ahead of monsoon session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday expressed hope the "very important" GST Bill will get through in Parliament.
If Narendra Modi fails to get the economy moving in the four years that are left in his tenure, it will be because he has chosen the wrong battles to fight on the wrong turf. Narendra Modi‘s economic think tank has got its strategy wrong on both bills for the simple reason that they militate against federalism.
KM Mani, chairman, state finance ministers panel on GST is hopeful that GST will be brought into force from April 1, 2016
AIPMA plans to promote the use of plastic products in a big way to help the central government implement various initiatives like 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', 'More Crop Per Drop', 'Housing for All' and smart city projects.
With the Indian economy on a revival path, the next few years would be very good for the industry because the logistic sector has a very high correlation with pick-up in the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country, says Yogesh Dhingra of Blue Dart.
Sachin Menon, COO tax and head of indirect tax, KPMG says India can't have a perfect GST given the demographic situation and the peculiar federal structure. However, this bill will most definitely improve the ease of doing business.
India's plans to rationalise state and central indirect taxes into a harmonised goods and service tax (GST) took a step closer to reality after New Delhi struck a deal with recalcitrant states, two government sources told Reuters.
"There is total unanimity that these (petroleum and alcohol) should be kept out of GST," Abdul Rahim Rather, chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers, told reporters here.
The standing committee on finance wants minimum capital to be doubled to Rs 1000 Cr; terms existing fit & proper criteria as subjective.
CNBC-TV18‘s Siddhartha Zarabi learns that the report seeks a complete overhaul of the original proposal of GST.