Won’t implement GST without consulting stakeholders: FM

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 3: Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today said the Goods and Services Tax won’t be implemented in the state without taking the stakeholders into confidence.
 Speaking at two separate interactive meetings with the representatives of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) Kashmir and Kashmir Traders United Front (KTUF) Kashmir at the Commercial taxes Complex, Srinagar, Rather, according to an official statement, said though final decision about the implementation of the GST regime has not been taken by the Centre as yet, the traders fraternity of the state shall have to be ready for its adoption for which the state government will organize awareness programmes.
 The meeting was convened to threadbare discuss the problems of the trading fraternity and to get their suggestions for making the tax collection system more trader friendly and viable.
 Commissioner Commercial Taxes, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Additional Commissioner, Commercial Taxes (Administration), Kashmir, Rafiq Ahmad Hakeem, Deputy Commissioner Commercial Taxes Department (HQR), Showkat Aijaz, President KTMF, M Yasin, Jan Muhammad Koul of KTUF and traders representatives from various districts were also present in the meeting.
 Rather enjoined upon the senior officers of the Commercial Taxes Department to make the Tax Collection system more trader friendly so that genuine tax payers are not put to any unnecessary harassment, an official statement said.
 He asked the officers and employees of the department to improve their PR with the traders adding that “Honour and Respect of the genuine traders is my priority”.
 He, even, suggested to make good PR of the officers and employees of CTD as one of the bench marks of their Annual Performance Reports (APR’s).

Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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