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Assocham for implementation of model guidelines on direct

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Leading industry body has appealed to the government to advise all states for speedy implementation of Model Direct Selling Guidelines issued by the consumer affairs ministry in September 2016.

Assocham's direct tax force on direct selling had written to the stating that after 18 months of issuance of these guidelines, the industry has not seen much progress in their implementation.

Some of the states such as Sikkim, Telengana, and have implemented the guidelines while most of the states are yet to adopt them, said in a statement.

The guidelines would recognise the sector and remove the misconception about the industry as a pyramid and money circulation schemes.

According to The (IDSA), the number of direct sellers has witnessed a considerable increase to 5.1 million in 2016-17 from four million in 2015-16.

Vijay Saldana, of the Task Force on Direct Selling, said, "If the Government ensures speedy implementation of the guidelines, it will result in creating over 10 million entrepreneurs by 2020.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 17:45 IST