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Revenue Secy discusses concerns on GST with stakeholders

Adhia meets representatives of IT-ITeS and transport sector on Wednesday, and e-commerce and telecom sector on Thursday

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Publish Date: Aug 18 2016 4:50PM | Updated Date: Aug 18 2016 4:50PM

Revenue Secy discusses concerns on GST with stakeholders

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has started meeting stakeholders including representatives of telecom, oil and gas and banking sectors to understand their concerns.

 
At least 10 sessions would be conducted in next few days  and the result of these would help the government to improve the structure of the GST, a finance ministry statement said.
 
Adhia met representatives of IT-ITeS and transport sector on Wednesday, and e-commerce and telecom sector on Thursday.
 
finance ministry officials would meet the representatives of sectors like civil aviation, exporters, financial services and professional bodies like cost accountants and chartered accountants, in addition to industry chambers.
 
“The interactive session underline the endeavour of the government in order to understand and address the apprehensions and concerns of the various stakeholders about GST and also provide a platform for business to express their views on aspects of GST,” the statement said.
 
The GST Constitutional Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament earlier this month and so far three states –Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand– have ratified the bill.