SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh blasts Govt’s approach towards aviation

Ajay Singh, Chairman of Spicejet and the man who came up with the slogan ‘Abki Bar Modi Sarkar’, today blasted the government’s approach towards the aviation sector. Speaking at the 12th International Conference-cum-Awards on Civil Aviation & Cargo by FICCI, Singh was unsparing in his criticism of government’s taxation policy towards his industry. “There is […]

Authorities bust fake GST input tax credit racket in Delhi

In the first such case in Delhi, tax authorities arrested a city-based father and son duo for issuing input tax credit invoices without supplying anything to their ‘clients’. Under the GST regime, any company can get a reduction in the tax they have to pay if they produce receipts of raw material purchase, to the […]

India’s garment industry suffocates under GST bottlenecks

Apparel Export Promotion Council of India has sounded alarm on the continued decline in apparel production in India and said India won’t be able to meet the garment export target of $20 bln this year. “If the capital blockage continues and the cost competitiveness of the industry is not restored, the slippage in exports will […]

GST complaints coming mainly from tax-evaders – Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej, chairman of one of India’s largest manufacturing and real estate groups, said most of the complaints about the new Goods and Services Tax is coming from businesses that have been built on a model of tax evasion. “The complaints about the GST are mainly coming from people who used to evade taxes in […]

Jagran Prakashan profits hit by poor revenue growth, blames GST

Jagran Prakashan reported disappointing results for the September quarter, continuing the trend of print and newspaper companies struggling in recent quarters. Total revenue from operations fell to Rs 566.55 cr for the three months ended September, down from 591.33 cr in the previous three months. However, compared to the same period a year ago, operating […]

Hindustan Unilever says early sales in Jul-Sep quarter affected by ‘GST myths’

Hindustan Unilever, the country’s largest consumer company that owns daily brands such as Rin, Wheel, Kissan and Surf, said the roll-out of the goods and services tax caused some confusion among retailers and distributors. “Early part of SQ’17 (July-September 2017) was affected by various myths in trade,” the company said at Arisaig Consumer Symposium today. […]

Hero MotorCorp cuts prices over GST, reports 14% sales growth in June

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, reported strong June auto sales and said it cut prices for its scooters and motorcycles in most states of India. “The quantum of reduction ranges from Rs 400 to Rs 1800 on mass-selling models.” it said. The actual benefit varies from state to state, depending on the pre […]