|The Ministry of Shipping conducted a
workshop on “GST for Shipping” in New Delhi today to sensitize all
constituents of the maritime fraternity. The workshop was attended by
representatives from ports, various attached and subordinate
organizations under the Ministry of Shipping and industry associations.
Chairing the workshop Shri Rajive Kumar, Secretary Shipping said that it
was the endeavour of the Ministry to try and communicate the efforts of
the Government of India to the maritime fraternity, and at the same time
understand the concerns of the industry so that there can be a smooth
moving over to the GST regime. He also informed that the Ministry and
all the subordinate offices have constituted dedicated GST cells for
smooth implementation of GST. Compliance and its costs were the most
voiced issue amongst participants and the Ministry of Shipping has made
a note of various issues which need to be brought to the attention of
the Ministry of Finance.
GST experts from Departments of Revenue and Industry made presentations
in the workshop, explaining the modalities of GST. Various aspects
related to GST compliance like registration and return filing were
discussed in detail.