SHG engineers demand service tax relaxation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 26: The Self Help Group of Engineers have demanded service tax relaxation for the unemployed engineers working under the SHG scheme.
President, SHG of Engineers Association, Syed Parvez Safvi said that at the time of the formation of the scheme they were promised by the government service tax relaxation.
He said the service tax was on the executing works was a huge burden on the SHGs.
“Last year we met the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister in this regard and he assured that the issue would be taken up with the Finance Ministry in the pre-budget discussions.”
“Later we were informed through the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on July 22, 2011 vide O.M no. ET/ESTT/92/2011 to specify the taxes where we need relaxation. At that time we communicated to the Principal Secretary to Finance Department that we demand relaxation in service tax relaxation,” he said.
“We are reiterating our demand ahead of the budget session this time and expect that the government would give service tax relaxation to the SHGs,” he said.
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