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Snags raise doubts over GSTN tech bone

DNMUM396596 | 9/14/2017 | Author : Praveena Sharma | WC :773

Govt rushes to form a five-member ministerial panel to resolve the technological challenge at the IT firm for GST

New Delhi: Even as the government swiftly set up a five-member ministerial panel on Wednesday to oversee the technology challenges being faced by Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), the company that manages and maintains the information technology (IT) backbone of the new unified indirect tax, experts said the issue could be more to do with preparedness than technological challenge.
A tax expert with a leading management consulting firm, told DNA Money that GSTN wasn’t given enough time to prepare for a smooth rollout of goods and services tax (GST).
“The final rules (for GST) were available only by the middle of June and so there is some merit in saying that GSTN did not have time to prepare,” he said.

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