From a Correspondent
DOOMDOOMA, Aug 3: As per directive received from State Finance Department, the Secretary, Soil Conservation and Veterinary, Anowarul Haque paid a visit to Doomdooma on Thursday and had interaction with the business community here at the conference hall of Doomdooma Town Committee to make an assessment of the after-effect of implementation of General Service Tax (GST) in the country from July 1.
The purpose of his visit was to assess primarily whether there had been any shortage or price-rise of commodities after imposition of GST. The businessmen raised many questions as regards some of the inconveniences and uncertainties faced by them. Notable among these was the range of composition which is the threshold level of turnover for bringing any business under GST.
However, the general consensus was that there had not been any shortage or price rise of commodities except one or two items like plywood and sugar. At the same time, there has been decrease of prices of some other commodities like cement.
Anowarul Hoque was accompanied by the Circle Officer in-charge, Doomdooma Revenue Circle, Manash Jyoti Nath and Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax, Tinsukia, BC Goswami.