A day after the government of India implemented, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has assured that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation will open up almost 10 lakh job opportunities for the youth of the country.
Apart from this, people associated with IT, Chartered Accountants and GST would also get employment with the implementation of this system, Khattar said while speaking at a felicitation function organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India on the occasion of 68th Chartered Accountants Day here.
He called upon the CAs to remove all doubts concerning the GST in the next three months and take the country further ahead.
He described the GST as a huge transformation after the free India and said that this too had been done by convening the session of Parliament at midnight.
The Chief Minister said it was the result of the strong political will of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the GST has become a reality in the country.
The country could take rapid strides towards development if there was a transparency in the system, he said.
He described the GST as a yet another big step after Aadhar, Jan Dhan Yojna, NITI Ayog and demonetisation of high value currency notes.
Khattar said the GST would ensure transparency and enable us to compete in the world.
He said that in 1947, the value of one rupee was equal to one dollar but now we are lagging behind.
Through better economic management, we could take common man ahead on the path of progress, he said.
Earlier, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said that in foreign countries tax system of India was called as tax terrorism but after the implementation of GST, people would get relief which would be visible gradually, a Haryana government release quoted her as saying.
Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi exhorted the CAs to educate people about the GST and assured them of full support and cooperation of the Centre.
She said that initially there could be some confusions regarding GST but we together have to remove the doubts, she said, according to the release.
Union Steel Minister, Birender Singh described GST as the biggest step towards transformation post independence.
He said the GST was to be implemented 30 to 40 years back but this has become a reality only due to the historical decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This decision, he said has been taken with the consent of all political parties.
He described the CAs as the brand ambassador of GST. Haryana Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu said that today is a historical day which would take the country into a new economy.