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Phagwara traders seek Manpreet Badal’s intervention for reduction of GST on electrical goods

The delegation said the consumption of power by these electrical goods was less than 440 watts so it was grave injustice to impose of a tax of 28% on these items.

punjab Updated: Aug 02, 2017 14:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Phagwara
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The delegation told Manpreet that electrical apparatus such as switches, sockets, lamp holders and cables are not luxurious items. (Representative image )

Former state minister and president of district Congress committee, Kapurthala, Joginder Singh Mann, led a delegation of prominent industrialists of Phagwara on Tuesday to meet the state finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal at Chandigarh to seek his intervention to reclassify GST rates on switches, wires and cables.

The delegation comprising members of Laghu Udyog Bharti Phagwara told Manpreet that electrical apparatus such as switches, sockets, lamp holders, plugs, PVC-insulated wires and cables are not luxurious items and should be reclassified as basic necessities. The delegation said the consumption of power by these electrical goods was less than 440 watts so it was grave injustice to impose of a tax of 28% on these items.

Meanwhile, industrialists urged him to reduce the GST on these items from 28% to 18%. They said that this would help the industry in bailing out from the current crisis being faced by them due to strict competition from the foreign companies.

First Published: Aug 02, 2017 14:56 IST