AITWA also calls for chakka jam on the same day
Calling goods and services tax (GST) as one of the most complex taxation system, which has resulted in misery of traders, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a Bharat Trade Bandh on 26th February. The All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA), the premier transport body of the country has also supported Bharat Vyapar Bandh and decided a Chakka Jam on the same day.
In a three-day National Business Conference organised by CAIT in Nagpur commenced from Tuesday and more than 200 prominent business leaders from across the country attended the meet.
The announcement of protest agains the GST was jointly done by National President of CAIT, BB Bhartia , National General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal and Pradeep Singhal, National President of All India Transport Welfare Association.
Both the organisations has accused the GST Council of distorting the nature of GST for its own benefit, saying that GST is completely a failed tax system. State governments are more concerned about their vested interests and they are not worried about the simplification of the tax system. Instead of doing business, the traders of the country spend all day in the GST tax problems, which is an opposite situation for the country’s economy.
In such a situation, the present form of GST needs to be reworked and must be free from glitches, anomalies, disparities and distortions. After more than 937 amendments in four years, the basic structure of GST has changed. Repeated requests from CAIT were never responded by the GST Council, which has generated a feeling among the traders that the council has its own agenda and it is not interested in obtaining cooperation of traders and has compelled the trade leaders to call for a Bharat Trade Bandh.