GST brought all sections together: Piyush Goyal

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jul 2018 10:40:52



Staff Reporter

UNION Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that Goods and Services Tax (GST) has brought all the sections to the same level. GST has proved to be a system that has enhanced dignity of citizens. He urged traders’ community to bring tax defaulters to light and give bills mandatorily to consumers. Goyal was talking to the traders’ community in Bhopal on Friday. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resolved to build a new India. He said that traders should extend support in realising dreams of the Prime Minister through organised business. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya, Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta besides representatives of various traders’ associations were present on the occasion.

Piyush Goyal lauds Madhya Pradesh for implementation of GST Praising Madhya Pradesh for implementation of GST, Goyal said that the State has played an important role in GST implementation and established trade-friendly systems. He said that most issues related to GST have been resolved within one year. He said that clarity relating to GST that has come over traders’ community in one year is an achievement in itself. Earlier, there was confusion. Goyal said that Prime Minister Modi and the then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held serious discussions on all aspects and after lot of hardwork and courage it was implemented. Approval of political parties, various ideologies and suggestions of business sector were included to implement GST.

This will turn out to be a revolutionary step for future of India. He said that success of GST is an outcome of mutual support ofboth the traders’ community and consumers. Implementation of GST was being discussed since several years in the country but confusion prevailed. Today, there is more clarity regarding GST. He said that after one year of initial success now the time has come to avail its benefits. Regarding suggestions given by traders, Goyal said that the issue will be considered with an open mind.