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GST Bill rollout: 60,000 officers to be trained by March

The IT network of the CBEC, banks, RBI, state accounting authorities will be ready by December 2016

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Publish Date: Aug 5 2016 12:01PM | Updated Date: Aug 5 2016 1:25PM

GST Bill rollout: 60,000 officers to be trained by March

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As many as 60,000 revenue officials of central and state governments will be trained on GST laws and IT infrastructure framework to prepare them for rollout of the new indirect tax regime by April 2017.
The detailed Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout road map prepared by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. The IT infrastructure framework will be ready by March 2017 and a massive outreach and industry sensitisation programme will also be carried out.
After the training on GST laws gets complete by December 2016, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) will train others on the related IT infrastructure by March 2017.
GSTN is a non-government company set up by the Centre and states to provide shared IT framework and services to central and state governments, tax payers and other stakeholders. The revenue department has already started stakeholder consultation with the industry in Hyderabad and Jaipur.
The IT network of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), banks, RBI, state accounting authorities and states will be ready by December-end 2016, according to the road map and the testing and integration of the IT backbone of all stakeholders is slated for January–March 2017.
Tthe Revenue Department has said no fresh registration will be needed for the existing dealers. Existing VAT/service tax/central excise dealer data are to migrate to the GST architecture.