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GST outreach programme for oil industry stakeholders held

Berhampur:14/7/17: GST outreach programme for oil industry stakeholders, an initiative of Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, Department of Finance and Commercial Taxes, state government and Oil Industry Odisha was held today in Berhampur.

Special Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Ganjam,  P .K. Sahoo was the chief guest of the programme. Dharmendra Kumar Behura, senior regional Manager, LPG, HPCL delivered the welcome address. Among others State Head Retail (Odisha & Jharkhand), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Sri Debashis Palit , IOCL Sri Vikash Agarwal , Sr. Manager Finance, Odisha State Office and other dignitaries from oil marketing companies of Odisha were also present during the occasion.

1st of July 2017 is a moment of truth in our quest for one nation, one market, one tax. GST is a win-win situation for the entire country. It brings benefits to all the stakeholders of Industry, Government and the consumer. It will lower the cost of goods and services and gives a boost to the economy and makes the products and services globally competitive. GST aims to make India a common market with common tax rates and producers and remove the economic barriers thus paving the way for an integrated economy at the national level.

The GST outreach programme was essentially intended to bring all the stakeholders tax development of the central/state governments and tax payers under one common platform. This programme also provided an opportunity to the tax payers to seek necessary clarifications from the commercial tax departments. Officers made a presentation on the various aspects of GST and various issues relating to implementation of GST and concerns arising out of the transitional provisions were discussed. GST is a new regime where tax is reaching out to the tax payers.

MS (Motor Spirit), HSD (High Speed Diesel), ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel), Crude & Natural Gas are only out of GST. Rest all petroleum products shall be covered under GST for example SKO (Superior Kerosene Oil), LPG, FO (Furnace Oil), LDO (Light Diesel Oil) etc.

Ardhendu Hati, Manager Finance (Shared Services),East, BPCL gave a presentation on GST and Vikash Agarwal, Sr. Manager (Finance), Odisha State Office, IOCL  gave the vote of thanks.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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