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GSTN portal to be shut on July 1 for disaster recovery drill

In a mail to taxpayers, the authorities have said it is planning a disaster recovery drill and so services will not be available for 12 hours, between 9am and 9pm, on July 1


Dilasha Seth New Delhi
On a day when the goods and services tax regime would mark the first anniversary of its roll-out, the tax-filing portal — GST Network (GSTN) — will stay paralysed. On Sunday, the GSTN would conduct a 'disaster recovery drill' to create a backup system in Bangalore in order to cope with disasters such as a terror attack, power grid failure or an earthquake.

"We are creating a backup so that the system remains safe, functioning, and available in case of any disruption or disaster. The objective is that normal course of business should not get disrupted," Prakash Kumar, Chief Executive Officer,

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 7:03 AM IST

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