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The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has established a four member GST (Goods and Services Tax) Facilitation Cell at its office in New Delhi to guide the industry about the new tax regime. The members of the GST Facilitation Cell can be accessed through Toll Free No 1800111175 or on #AskonGSTFPI on microblogging site, Twitter.
The ministry has created a GST cell for the purpose of implementation and facilitating the rollout of GST with immediate effect. The GST facilitation cell will provide all possible support for the rollout of the levy to the major industry and business associations related to MoFPI. This cell will serve as the first point of contact to address any issue being faced by any sector related to the ministry. The GST cell will be equipped with the complete knowledge of the relevant GST Act, rules, rate structure among other related issues.
The cell will be headed by Bijaya Kumar Behera, Economic Advisor and G Srinivasan, senior marketing officer, SN Ahmed, Assistant Director, Bikram Nath, Assistant Director in the Ministry as its Members.
The Ministry is in the process of organising several programmes for the industry to sensitise associates about GST, and has also planned to conduct seminars to disseminate information about the new tax regime.