8 crore traders associated with 40 thousand merchant organizations across the country have announced Bharat Bandh on Friday. The traders have announced this to improve the GST, which is also supported by transporters organizations.
New Delhi: Over 8 crore traders across the country have called for Bharat Bandh on Friday to improve the Goods and Services Tax (GST). In support of this decision, Transporters Association has announced to park trucks and jam the wheel from 6 am to 8 pm.
According to information received from the merchant organization CAIT, 1500 big and small merchant organizations in all the states including Delhi will not show their protest by logging on to the GST portal. It will also include national and state level organizations of small scale industries, hawkers, women entrepreneurs and other fields related to business. However, this countrywide bandh does not cause any inconvenience, so essential services will continue. This includes medical stores, milk, vegetable shops etc.
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Before the Bharat Bandh, CAIT had also written a letter to the Prime Minister, which contained issues related to GST, matters related to e-commerce companies. In this letter, CAIT had asked the Prime Minister to form a ‘Special Working Group’ at the central level, consisting of senior officials, CAIT representatives and independent tax experts, who would review the GST structure and make suggestions to the government.
During this time CAIT also suggested that a ‘District GST Working Group’ should also be formed in every district, which would increase the tax base and also increase the revenue. In this letter, CAIT has written that due to some amendments made in the GST recently, government officials have got arbitrary and arbitrary powers. CAIT says that this amendment is in contrast to PM Modi’s ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’ mission, these amendments have created an atmosphere of ‘tax terrorism’ in the country.
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Swapnil Munot of Western Maharashtra Tax Payers Association says that there is a demand of businessmen to bring the amnesty scheme again. Also, the government should give relief to businessmen on late fee payment. He told that small businessmen are facing the most problem. In some places, more than the amount of capital, late fees and penalties are being paid.
The All India Merchants Confederation (CAIT) has called off India on 26 February. 40,000 traders associations are joining it, which leads 8 crore traders. Apart from this, the All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), the largest organization of transporters, has also announced to support the Bharat Bandh of CAIT, which means that trucks will also be jammed in the country on Friday.
Pradeep Singhal, president of All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), said that in the first 1 day there was a condition of running 100 km, which has been increased to 200 km. Many times the deadline becomes extremely difficult if not full load. There are many problems regarding the e-way bill, there is a rule of heavy penalty on the e-way bill expiry, an amount equal to double the tax amount is being collected as penalty. Officers are also charging fine for minor mistakes. Pradeep Singhal says that tax should not be reduced where there is no tax evasion, as well as either the e-way bill is abolished or it should be simplified, along with it the government should decide who to send and ship the goods What will be the period