Source: News Bharati English24 Jun 2017 10:30:19

New Delhi, June 24: As Goods and Service Tax Bill is about to come into form from 1st July, nation is geared up. The President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Pankaj Patel assured Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) by saying that FICCI assures full support for smooth rollout of GST, all over the country including in Northeast, from the midnight of June 30 and July 1. 

The President of FICCI also informed Dr Jitendra Singh about holding a mega event by the name “Northeast Connect 2017” at Kohima in the month of September. Appreciating the constant cooperation and constant assistance provided by FICCI, Dr. Jitendra Singh lauded FICCI’s role in organizing a series of awareness workshops about GST filing procedures and other aspects across the country, including northeast. FICCI President Patel offered to hold more number of awareness camps and workshops on the eve of GST rollout in different parts of the country.

Looking at the efforts taken during the meetings Dr Jitendra Singh said, this has enabled all of us to gain confidence about the feasibility and workability of the GST even under relatively difficult conditions of the Northeast. He said there were also certain apprehensions about certain local products having been brought under tax while they were exempted from tax in the past, but when it was explained that earlier there were embedded taxes, which were not visible, but have been eliminated now as a result of which, the overall outcome cost would be the same, this satisfied everybody.