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GST won’t lead to job losses at tax dept, assures Jaitley

GST won’t lead to job losses at tax dept, assures Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the rollout of GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today sought to address concerns of job loss from reduced work of tax officials, saying they should have no insecurity as enough work and opportunities will be available to them in the new indirect tax regime.

“I see no reason really for disquiet for the simple reason (that) opportunities which are available to people in service and the matter of policy and constitutional guarantee are all protected,” he said at the Investiture Ceremony 2017 and International Customs Day 2017 organised by CBEC here.

Only the nature of activity will change because there will be one national sales tax replacing an array of central and state levies like excise duty, service tax and VAT.

“Important changes and evolutions which take place are never put on the back burner” just because the people who conduct the activity would now have to work in an altered form and environment, he said.

“The number of people required, the kind of opportunity will remain unchanged except that the nature of activity itself changes,” he said. (AGENCIES)

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