Will agitate against complex, arbitrary GST system: CAIT

Will agitate against complex, arbitrary GST system: CAIT

New Delhi: According to CAIT, the GST has become a hurdle in the smooth retail trade because of the complexities and arbitrariness of its provisions.

In a statement on Sunday, the traders’ body said that it will convene a three-day conference of trade leaders of all states from February 8-10 at Nagpur to chalk out the future course of action. About 200 prominent trade leaders from across the country are likely to participate.

“Post-Covid, the retail trade is fighting hard for its survival and in such a situation, the GST system has become a devil for the business community due to several arbitrary amendments. In such a scenario, we have decided to oppose such amendments tooth and nail,” the CAIT said in a statement.

CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that implementation of various programmes of the central Government have become a cause of severe pain for the traders, of which GST is one of the causes.

The present GST violates its basic fundamentals which were announced at the time of its implementation in 2017, he said.

“In place of ‘Good and Simple Tax’, it has become an obnoxious and complicated taxation system,” he said.

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