GST woes: Pune chemists write to FM Jaitley

The organisation awaits the reply to a letter that was earlier written by the association the Finance Minister on July 15, highlighting the problems faced by the chemists in the application of Goods and Service Tax (GST) being charged on the expired medicines and non-moving medicines which is an additional burden on the chemists and pharmaceuticals

GST woes: Pune chemists write to FM JaitleyThe Chemists Association of Pune District, in a recently conducted meeting once again decided to write a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley about the problems that they are facing post GST. The organisation awaits the reply to a letter that was earlier written by the association to the Finance Minister on July 15, highlighting the […]

‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has raised worrisome questions at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday. He was addressing experts and panellists present at the CII healthcare conclave event

‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’There have been a lot of talks about health these days. However during a speech in CII on Wednesday, August 23, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance, Planning and Forest Department, Government of Maharashtra said, “Healthcare cannot be left behind. I have tied up with KPMG India for creating a model district in Chandrapur and Sindhudurg.” […]

GST council puts bidi in highest tax slab, anti-tobacco crusaders say welcome move

It is estimated that approximately 600,000 patients with cancer are treated annually in the NCG centres, which amounts to 60% of all patients with cancer in India. Bidi alone kills 6 lakh Indians every year

GST council puts bidi in highest tax slab, anti-tobacco crusaders say welcome moveTobacco is a health hazard in our society, in a positive and progressive step forward the Union government has decided to charge bidi, at 28% under the proposed Good and Services Tax (GST), increasing the tax slab on bidi, which currently attracts 20% tax. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made this announcement after the GST council […]

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene Day

Working women say, when we talk about making sanitary napkins tax free we have to consider its penetration level amongst masses. We need to understand that Sanitary napkins are not luxury items. The government talks about woman empowerment but on the other hand they have taxed sanitary pads. Taxing it under GST is huge step back in women empowerment

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene DayWorld Menstruation Hygiene Day will be observed on Sunday, May 28. In India menstruation hygiene remains one of the most important yet neglected health concerns. This year the day could not be more significant in Indian context because recently 12 per cent tax Good and Service Tax (GST) has been levied on the sanitary napkins […]

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun Jaitley

Menstrual bleeding is not a voluntary act, neither is it a luxury. There are millions of women in the country for whom sanitation pad is still not an affordable commodity. Taxing them under GST will be unfair and discriminatory. Social worker Pravin Nikam who was selected for state youth award and known as ‘Period Man’ who has worked ceaselessly in the field of menstrual hygiene 

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun JaitleyEven though the expense associated with menstrual hygiene products is as unavoidable as menstruation itself, the government is planning to make it even more expensive by adding it as a taxed commodity under Goods and Services (GST). To oppose the same, Pune based social worker, Pravin Nikam, has written to Arun Jaitley requesting 100 per […]

Exempt Ayurveda from GST or lower tax rates, demands ayurveda manufactures

The Ayurvedic drug manufacturers association (ADMA) is in process of writing a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Raising the concerns about 12% GST levy. Manufactures say, government should either exempt or lower the tax rates on Ayurveda products

Exempt Ayurveda from GST or lower tax rates, demands ayurveda manufacturesThe Union government’s decision to tax Ayurveda products at 12%, under the proposed Goods and Service Tax (GST) has not gone well with the Ayurveda manufactures. Upset with the government’s decision to levy GST on Ayurveda, the Ayurveda Drug Manufactures Association (ADMA), is planning to write a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to voice […]

GST on Ayurveda products leaves Baba Ramdev fuming

Ayurveda products are currently attracting 5% tax. Patanjali sells toothpaste, shampoo, face wash, soap and numerous other products based on Ayurveda

GST on Ayurveda products leaves Baba Ramdev fumingThe Union government’s decision to charge ayurveda products, under the proposed GST tax regime has left Baba Ramdev fuming. Government has levied 12% tax on ayurveda products under the Good and Service Tax (GST). Government claims that there will be less tax burden on Ayurveda products. But taxing Ayurveda products at 12% has made  Baba […]

Make sanitary napkins tax free demands DCW Chairperson

In her letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, DCW Chairperson has demanded complete exemption of sanitary napkins in GST, in order to make it more affordable

Make sanitary napkins tax free demands DCW ChairpersonMenstrual hygiene remains a critical issue in India. Sanitary napkins can be termed as a vital product to maintain menstrual hygiene; it has been taxed at 12 per cent as per the recently released Goods & Service Tax (GST) schedule for goods. Swati Jaihind, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women has requested Finance Minister Arun […]

Healthcare sector exempted from GST’s ambit, doctors welcome move

The 14th Goods and Service Tax (GST) council meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and was held at Srinagar. The government has decided to exempt the health care sector from GST

Healthcare sector exempted from GST’s ambit, doctors welcome moveThe Union government has taken a decision to exempt the healthcare sector from the Goods and Service Tax (GST’s) ambit. The 14th Goods and Service Tax council meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and was held at Srinagar. In which the fitment of rates of goods were discussed during the council meeting. Government’s […]