Raipur, July 4: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today said traders, business institutions and people of the state have shown positive response towards the new tax system and have generally begun to accept the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The chief minister gave the information to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during a meeting with him at Finance ministry here. Singh gave a detailed information to the finance minister on the training and future plan related to GST.
He said that the state government will be organizing more than 500 workshops at development block level in the month of July. Book keepers, accountants and operators of common service centers will be given training about GST in these workshops. He said chartered accountants, business unions, tax consultants will also be a part of this workshop.
The chief minister informed the finance minister that 92 per cent of the total registered businessmen in the state have already registered under GST. Most of them have been given information regarding provisions of GST.
He added that GST Act and rules in simple language have also been made available to the public through brochures, pamphlets, PPT, FAQ, Twitter, Facebook and various other means. A system is being developed to solve the problems and queries of businessmen.
The chief minister also invited the finance minister to take part in a detailed conference and training session on GST in Raipur on Sunday. To which, the Union minister agreed to attend the conference.