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GST committees in key city markets to help traders

NEW DELHI: Delhi government will make GST committees at every important market of the city, the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday. This committee will sensitise the traders regarding GST and also report the problems to the government.
"The small traders are still confused about the GST and due to this their business is getting affected," Sisodia said. The Deputy CM elaborated that the government would make GST committees of 12-15 people who will help these traders. "These people will solve the problem of traders and report me the issues. Based on their report I will take up the issues to the GST council," he said.
These committees will be comprised of charter accountants, big traders, people with knowledge of economics and others. The key aim of the government is to reach out to the small traders of Delhi.
"Last month, I visited many markets and the traders told me about their problems with GST," Sisodia added. The minister informed that within 10-15 days, the committee would be made. Commenting on this initiative Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "This committee, comprising local traders, will be a bridge between traders and the government to help traders in coping with GST."
The government found that the discussions with the traders had been one sided but to make the GST successful a both sided dialogue should be there. These committees will maintain a personalised connection with the traders. Every month the government will meet the representatives of these teams where they will demonstrate the ground level problem. The government will first try to solve the problems and depending on the seriousness of the issue Deputy CM will take up the matters to the GST council.
Earlier, in an attempt to address the problems of small traders about GST, Sisodia flagged off six "GST awareness mobile van".
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