Knowledge about GST is still in a nascent stage, says Dr H Rajashekar

Mysuru, January 13:- “The concept of GST is not new to the world. It is an age old concept adopted by 160 countries. France was the first country to implement it” said, Dr Rajashekar, Professor of Commerce, Co-ordinator (K-SET), UoM, Mysuru.

He spoke at the inauguration of a one-day workshop on GST and Customs Duty organized by Dept. of Commerce, SBRR Mahajana First Grade College in association with Mysore University Commerce and Management Teachers’ Forum, under UGC /CPE grants. The workshop was organized keeping in mind the inclusion of GST in the Commerce curriculum to facilitate real time knowledge for students and teachers.

Addressing the participants, the speaker Dr Rajashekar in his keynote address said ‘GST is a strong concept: the problem is at the implementation stage as the existing system is not co-operating’. He was of the opinion though GST was implemented after lot of discussion; it will take another 2-3yrs to make a complete study and to take a final shape. Further, he added that since the 1990s, the country has been witnessing lot of economic reforms and the GST is in the same line. He emphasized that it is the need of the hour.

R Vasudeva Murthy, President, Mahajana Education Society, presided over the inauguration. Dr G H Mahadeva Swamy, President, Mysore University Commerce and Management Teachers’ Forum, Dr B S Yogesh, Secretary, Mysore University Commerce and Management Teachers’ Forum, Dr S R Ramesh, CEO, Academic Advisor and Dr S Venkataramu, Principal shared the dais. Chartered Accountant C A Vageesh Hegde was present at the inaugural.

Nandini Muttur, faculty briefed about the objectives of the workshop, Rashmi Urs, Head of the Department of Commerce welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests of honour. Reshma, Faculty, compeered the programme.

Faculty members from the department of commerce across the University of Mysore participated in the workshop. The inaugural programme was followed by technical sessions on Input Tax Credit, Customs Act 1962 and Registration and Returns under GST. -(KK)

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