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As GST approaches, CBEC looks at restructuring itself

As Centre cedes power to states in indirect tax, it wants to obviate staffers' worry of little work

Dilasha Seth  |  New Delhi 

Amid staff concerns over redundancy in the post-goods and services tax (GST) regime from the coming financial year, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) is identifying new areas of work in international customs, risk assessment, post-clearance audits and taxpayer services, among others, to remain relevant. With limited administrative role under GST, the indirect tax department is aiming to redeploy. "There are a lot of areas where maturity of administration needs to go up. We are not able to perform in those due to lack of workforce and resources. GST is one ...

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