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Traders federation seeks uniform 10 percent GST

Traders federation seeks uniform 10 percent GST

TN Vanigar Sangangalin Peramaippu president Vikramaraja appealed to the Centre to remove GST on essential goods and levy an uniform 10 percent GST on all goods and 5 percent on scraps while presiding over the federation's 40th state conference at Erode on Saturday.
He said the federation would hold a national level meet at Delhi shortly and submit a memorandum in this regard to PM. He wanted formation of an expert committee comprising traders representatives to remove various anomalies in the GST. 
The meet's demands are: 
Ban on online sales of drugs, streamlining of rents for shops in local bodies, regularisation of all buildings constructed till 2021, single window system to get life time trade licence,  pension, family pension, insurance for traders, life time FSSAI licence, changes in fines and punishment under the FSSAI Act, industrial parks in Nellai, Thuthukudi, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram districts, regularisation of online trade firms, reduction of tax on yarn, withholding of quality control Act for viscose and cotton yarn, full fledged traders welfare board, returning of shops to traders affected under the Smart City project, simplification of digital banner erection system, bringing the packaging and weighs and measurements Acts under the FSSAI department, exemption of farm inputs from GST, hike in IT ceiling to Rs 10 lakh, bringing fines and punishment norms of labour Act under FSSAI, district wise guidance centre to improve trade and employment, bringing petrol and diesel under GST, removal of expired toll gates and reconsideration of hike in toll every year, removal of TASMAC shops in residential and worshipping places, reduction of power tariff for MSME, new districts in Vridhachalam, Thuraiyur, Arni, Pollachi. 
Ministers S Muthusamy, Murthy, Senthilbalaji, MP Saminathan, M Subramaniam federation functionaries Govindarajulu, Sadakathulla, Ramachandran and Selvam atrended.