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July 4, 2017

GST Cartoon

So the Govt finally got into GST business after 17 years of dithering but that amount of time was never enough to plan the implementation in advance. For most of us in Business, it was like falling into abyss with a twinkle and hope that the crash landing would be smooth and things would change for the better

Because nothing else explains the situation we are in today

  • There was practically no govt machinery (atleast in a small town like belgaum) where anyone in Business could go to for queries. Not even a help desk in a govt office!!
  • People in the supply chain (suppliers/manufacturers) were in 'la-la' land as far as preparedness was concerned. The morning of GST shone bright but manufacturers had no inkling or information about HSN codes mapped to their produce.
  • The software guy just threw up his hands and asked me to fend for oneself until he gathered his wits on the GST preparedness of his software! So I was going 10 steps backward to the good old days of writing out bills by hand

So Mr.Jaitley, the super erudite finance minister, here's a toast to your bold venture and my take on it

Cartoon on GST implementation

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