GST hogs limelight in youth
Times of India,
November 04, 2017
Ludhiana: The Panjab
University Regional Centre Model Youth Parliament 2017 was
organised by the University Institute of Laws, Fountain Chownk
on Saturday. The two-day event replicates the proceedings of the
lower house of the Parliament in a competitive format.
The session in the house began where the proposed bill on
Integrated Goods and Services Tax was proposed by Finance
Minister, Kashish Garg from BA LLB, III year of PURC and
rebutted by a shadow Finance Minister, Raghav Sharma from PURC.
It was followed by speeches and debates of Student Members of
Parliament of government and opposition.
Students began with the concerns of the framers of Indian
constitution regarding representative parliamentary democracy
and how a commendable job it has done in the last 70 years .
Participants also raised questions on matters of urgent public
importance. The sessions of the house were dramatic and intense,
as participants from government, opposition and allied teams
debated on every aspect of law making and governance.
Jatin Saini who is pursuing MBA from LPU, Jalandhar was a
speaker of the model Lok Sabha and said that the model Youth
Parliament is a platform which would not only sensitise
participants about the parliamentary procedures but would also
enlighten them about the democratic values and IGST is the hot
topic these days. Arushi Gupta and Arun Kumar co- chaired with
Sahil Sidhu, who is
pursuing BA LLB from PURC echoed his view that though there were
32 kinds of taxes and this GST has reduced the other taxes,
still there are other things which need to be sorted out , for
instance filing GST thrice a month i.e. 36 returns per year and
one external return is chaotic thing for the businessman.
While Prince Sharma, from Amarjeet Singh Memorial Institute of
Law, Patiala echoed his view on the transparency of the GST, he
highlighted the fact that this destination based tax can still
be evaded by the people. On the other hand Gagandeep Singh from
the Panjab University, Chandigarh stated that people have doubts
about this tax. "I questioned the opposition party about the
various schemes introduced but not implemented effectively and
efficiently," he said.
questioned the inclusion of petroleum in the ambit of GST. The
first day of the event saw more than 120 participants of 15
various colleges and institutes. The event was inaugurated by
Nidharak Singh Brar, commissioner, state information commission,
Punjab, and Navin Jain, Commissioner of GST Auditing.
Brar gave the students an inspiring speech where he spoke about
politics being a cumulative participation of every citizen of
the nation. He spoke about constitution of India and youth's
significant role in the political scenario today.
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