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FICCI assures Dr Jitendra Singh full support for smooth GST rollout in Northeast



assures Dr full support for smooth rollout in Northeast

The President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Shri Pankaj R. Patel today met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr and assured him of full support from for the smooth rollout of GST, all over the country including in Northeast, from the midnight of June 30 and July 1.

Shri Patel also conveyed to Dr the plans to hold a mega event by the name Northeast Connect 2017" at Kohima in the month of September.

Dr acknowledged the cooperation and constant assistance provided by during the last few months of preparations for the rollout from July 1. He also appreciated FICCIs role in organising a series of awareness workshops about filing procedures and other aspects across the country, including Northeast. He also noted the FICCIs scheduled participation in the mega event of Chartered Accountants congregation to be held in the union capital on the 1st of July.

Referring to a series of meetings that he has been holding over the last few weeks with trade representatives, stakeholders, Delhi based Resident Commissioners of 8 Northeast States and State Representatives of Northeast, Dr said, this has enabled all of us to gain confidence about the feasibility and workability of the even under relatively difficult conditions of the Northeast.

Dr disclosed that issues related to connectivity and other aspects, which were a matter of concern in certain remote parts of Northeast, have been adequately addressed and taken care of. He said ,there were also certain apprehensions about certain local products having been brought under tax while they were exempted from tax in the past, but when it was explained that earlier there were embedded taxes, which were not visible, but have been eliminated now as a result of which, the overall outcome cost would be the same, this satisfied everybody.

In the long run, Dr said, the peripheral States of Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir are bound to benefit the maximum because would ensure for them an equitable economic growth at par with the more developed states of India.

President Shri Patel offered to hold more number of awareness camps and workshops on the eve of rollout in different parts of the country.

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First Published: Fri, June 23 2017. 00:20 IST