Govt launches GST training programme

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Jul 2017 09:02:56



THE Government on Saturday launched a GST training programme to skill around two lakh youths in six months to handle tax compliance issues like invoice making. The people would be trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

The new training course would cater to the need of GST trained professionals to help businesses in areas such as registration and calculation of tax liability under the new tax regime, Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said. “It will be implemented in 14 States. In the next six months, two lakh people will get complete training about GST,” Rudy said at an event organised to mark the second anniversary of Skill India Mission.

Rudy along with Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Health Minister J P Nadda, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh
Tomar digitally inaugurated the training course at 100 centres in the country.

Talking about ITIs, Rudy said that the ministry is working to improve the quality of these institutes. The Ministry also launched a national portal for assessors and trainers besides 51 new PMKVY centres. With this, the total number of PMKVY centres has increased to 200.

Speaking at the occasion, Pradhan said that his Ministry require skilled manpower in various segments of the energy sector.

Currently the country has 15,000 km of gas pipeline and additional 15,000 km will be added and for that “we need skilled people,” he said.