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ECAS Agenda : Government spent more than Rs 132 crore on advertising of GST -RTI

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New Delhi, India: Government has spent Rs 132.38 crores on the advertisement of Goods and Services Tax (GST). An agency working under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has given this information in response to an RTI. According to information received from the Bureau of Outreach and Communications, which worked under the Ministry, in response to the RTI reply by the Ministry on August 9, 2018, the Government has spent Rs 1,26,93,97,121 on GST advertisements in the letter magazines.

In this item, the expenditure on electronic media was said to be zero. According to the information received, Rs.15,44,35,502 has been spent on the promotion of GST through an open interest in the open. It is notable that GST was implemented on July 1, 2017. Where GST has been telling the milestone towards tax reform So the opposition continues to be an attacker on this issue, and it has been telling the small shopkeepers' decision to break the waist.

It is notable that GST was implemented on July 1, 2017, where GST has proved to be the milestone towards tax reform. So the opposition continues to be an attacker on this issue and on the contrary, it has proved to break the back of the small-medium shopkeepers in the country.  Ahead of its rollout, the Centre had gone for a media blitz to create awareness about the new tax regime. It comprehends a number of indirect taxes like excise, service tax, VAT and similar levies.
Days ahead of the implementation, the government started coming out with the full-page advertisement in leading dailies explaining various procedures and processes to be followed by industry for complying with GST rules. The total revenue earned by the central government and the state governments after settlement including provisional settlement of Rs 12,000 crore in August 2018, is Rs 36,963 crore for CGST (central GST) and Rs 41,136 crore for the SGST (state GST).

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