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Government to train youth for Goods and Services Tax
HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Monday, 17 July 2017

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The new training course would cater to the need of GST-trained professionals to help businesses in areas, such as registration and calculation of tax liability under the new tax regime.

With the new Goods and Services Tax, coming into effect from July 1, the demand for expert tax professionals has significantly increased as businesses try to adjust their books. With that in mind, the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship has launched a GST training programme to skill more than two lakh youths in the coming six months, to handle tax compliance issues, such as invoice making and more.

The national training programme was announced under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Skill India Mission on July 15. A total of 100 GST training centres have been set up across the country.

“This would make the country’s transition to the new tax regime seamless and convenient. A total of 100 GST training centres across the nation were launched along with the training curriculum,” the official release stated.

Skill Development Minister, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, while speaking on the occasion, shared that the new training course would cater to the need of GST-trained professionals to help businesses in areas, such as registration and calculation of tax liability under the new tax regime. "It will be implemented in 14 states. In the next six months, two lakh people will get complete training on GST," he said.

The 100 centres offering the training courses, were digitally inaugurated by Rudy along with Water Resources Minister, Uma Bharti; Oil Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan; Health Minister, J P Nadda; Textiles Minister, Smriti Irani; and Rural Development Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar.

The ministry also unveiled a national portal for assessors and trainers in addition to 51 new PMKVY centres. With this, the total number of PMKVY centres has increased to 200.

“This year, we will be focussing extensively on quality. Our schemes and programmes have to orient themselves to seeking regional balance so that maximum number of people can reap the benefit and add to their personal and the country’s economic growth,” Rudy said during the event.

The Ministry also inaugurated 100 yoga training centres on the same day.

© 2016 HR Katha

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