New Delhi, July 18: The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that even though there are some initial reservations among certain sections of trading community during the transition phase following GST rollout, the consumers across India have, by and large, unanimously hailed the "One Nation, One Tax" GST reform introduced by the Central Government.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, by and large, the GST has been welcomed by all sections of society, particularly the middle and lower classes. He said that there are certain initial issues, which are more of transitory nature and would be overcome in course of time through the mass awareness exercise launched by the Government and other agencies.
Singh made these observations when the National President of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI), Manas Kumar Thakur met Dr Jitendra Singh and informed that the ICAI had opened a website (http://www.icmai.in) which contained a helpdesk page that could be accessed by anybody from anywhere.
Union Minister appreciated the services rendered by ICAI and other similar organizations which had a stake in the GST implementation. He also suggested that like the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Cost Accountants of India could also introduce specialized courses for its members to deal with the new nuances related to the GST.