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Trade in Uttar Pradesh to remain shut opposing GST roll out

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As the government is all set to roll out Goods and Services Tax (GST) from June 30 midnight, traders in Uttar Pradesh are not happy with the decision. In Ghaziabad, opposing the GST implementation, traders will remain dysfunctional on Saturday demanding amendments to certain provisions of the GST before the scheduled implementation of the new tax regime next month.

The GST should be more ‘trader-friendly’ said the Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Mandal, who called for the strike. Zonal chairman of UPUVM, Raj Kishore Gupta, confirmed that all the trade bodies affiliated to UPUVM will answer the call for the strike.

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“Option of filing GST return must be quarterly. No trader should be prosecuted in the case of any error in documentation and the only pecuniary fine should be imposed. Also, GST should be fixed at 15% only,” said the state president of UPUVM, Subhash Chabda.

“The GST-related procedure should not be made fully online as there is no internet connectivity in remote areas,” added Chabda, who also suggested that GST be implemented in the month of September instead of July. “A protest march will also be carried out in the city,” he said.

Notably, in Kanpur on Friday, traders stopped the 4102 Jhansi Express train in protest against GST. Even in Surat, traders have threatened to go on an “indefinite strike” opposing the GST rollout.