The Managing Committee of Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce had a meeting with Joint Commissioner of GST Sri. N. Srinivasa rao to represent various issues faced by the business community of Visakhapatnam. The VCCI President Mr. Kankatala Mallikarjunarao submitted that every week the business men are receiving amendments/notifications from the GST Authorities and it is becoming a Hercules task for the small traders to understand and follow these changes. The Secretary of the VCCI requested the JC to arrange a help line by the GST Department. Responding to the concerns raised by the representatives of VCCI, the JC said the the Government is trying its best to simplify the GST returns and from April 2020 a single sheet returns form will be available to the assesses. He also said that The GST Office now got an assistance wing at their office to help the assesses in all GST related matters. He also said that the assesses can email any of their doubts to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and the assesse will get the clarification within 48hours. The JC also offered that he is ready to address any trade bodies to clear their doubts and requested VCCI to organise a meeting. The treasurer of VCCI Mr. R. Satish thanked the JC for being so helpful and assured him that the message will be passed on to all VCCI members.
The Joint Commissioner Sri N. Srinivasarao released the VCCI Magazine ‘Entrepreneur’ November Edition and appreciated the efforts made by the editor of the Magazine Mr. Ravi Godey.