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Thankful to government for reducing GST on film tickets: Producers Guild

The reduction of GST on film tickets, exceeding Rs 100 is reduced to 18% from 28% and up to Rs 100 to 12% from 18%

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

GST Council meeting
Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, chairing the 31st GST Council meeting at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Photo: @FinMinIndia

Producers Guild of India has hailed the decision of government to reduce GST on cinema tickets as a "progressive step" which will help the industry "move forward positively."

According to a statement, the Guild is happy with the reduction of GST on film tickets, exceeding Rs 100 to 18 percent from 28 percent and up to Rs 100 to 12 percent from 18 percent.

"This will help the industry move forward positively with increased investments in both exhibition infrastructure and creative development, enabling even better cinema and greater screen density across the country.

"We look forward to continuing to engage with the government on initiatives that will help to unleash the full potential of the film industry," Siddharth Roy Kapur, President of Producers Guild of India said in a statement.

The move comes after a delegation from the film industry, including Kapur, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed several issues the industry faces.

"The Film Industry truly appreciates the continued endeavours of the GST Council, The Central and State Governments towards resolving issues faced by the stakeholders in the smooth functioning of GST," the statement further read.

First Published: Sat, December 22 2018. 16:55 IST