Free Press Journal
  • PM Modi foresees a ‘New India’ by 2022, gets party’s support

    New Delhi : The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive ended its 1-day session in the national capital on Monday with a unanimous resolution to support Prime Minister Modi’s vision of making a ‘’New India’’ by 2022.

  • Festive mood: Consumer goods Companies offer freebies

    New Delhi : Consumer durable makers expect to clock up to 40 per cent sales growth this festive season by offering freebies and discounts to woo consumers, hoping to put behind the woes they faced in the run-up to GST rollout. Manufacturers, including Sony, LG, Panasonic and Haier, are pinning hopes on pent-up demand post GST after destocking by trade partners in June, to keep their sales counter ticking.

  • Multiplicity of GST rates is a challenge: Ex-RBI official

    New Delhi: Former RBI Deputy Governor Rakesh Mohan on Wednesday said the GST rollout was a colossal task achieved after over a decade but the multiplicity of rates still remained a challenge.

  • GST has transformed economy: PM

    “It has been about a month since the GST was implemented and I feel satisfied and happy when someone writes to me to say how the prices of goods needed by the poor have reduced,”                       -Narendra Modi

  • GST will improve India’s image as investor friendly country: ASSOCHAM president

    New Delhi: ASSOCHAM president Sandeep Jajodiya on Friday said the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost India’s GDP and will improve its image as an investor friendly country. “The first few months will have issues, but one has to work with the government closely to make this tax reform friendlier. It is the industries duty to work closely with the government and to not get bothered with the hitches and glitches

  • Cabinet lauds GST rollout, attacks Opposition over boycott

    New Delhi: Members of the Union Cabinet lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and others for the successful rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) here.

  • GST launch: Arun Jaitley urges Opposition parties to reconsider boycott

    New Delhi: On the eve of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, when many political parties are announcing they will stay away from the mega launch, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said they should display broad shoulders and own up to this consensus decision that was taken through a 15-year-long process.

  • GST rollout from July 1 to make goods cheaper: FM

    New Delhi : Hopeful of the GST rollout from July 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on  said it will create one of the world’s biggest single markets and make commodities cheaper and tax evasion difficult.

  • Demonetisation, GST to be highly disruptive in short term: S&P

    New Delhi: S&P Global Ratings today said demonetisation and a likely GST rollout from September 2017 are likely to cast a “higher disruptive impact” on informal, rural, and cash-based segments of the economy.

  • Jurisdiction issue can derail GST rollout

    New Delhi: For the second time in as many weeks, the Centre and states on Friday failed to reach a consensus on who will control which set of assessees under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a disagreement that threatens to derail the April 1 target for rollout of the new indirect tax regime.

  • GST

    Target for GST rollout is April 1, 2017: Revenue Secretary

    New Delhi: A day after the unanimous passage of the Goods and Services Tax bill by the Rajya Sabha, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Thursday said April 1, 2017 will the target date for the roll-out of this pan-India indirect tax regime.

  • ICAI to help govt in GST rollout

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) would help the Union Government in implementing GST effectively. The ICAI would also launch new curriculum incorporating new system of education and training for CA students from next year.