On Wednesday, the Bihar Cabinet gave nod for the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna.
At the meeting, the approval was accorded to the proposal of the commercial tax department to roll out GST from July 1, Brajesh Mehrotra, Principal Secretary, State Cabinet Coordination Department, told reporters.
The two Houses of Bihar Legislature had passed the GST Bill on April 25.
Bihar was the second state after Telangana to pass the bill.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar have been an ardent supporter of the GST from the beginning.
The state Cabinet gave its nod to proposal to set up five check posts for the purpose, Mehrotra said.
The Bihar Cabinet during today's meeting approved 20 agenda of different departments.