The midnight launch of the universal tax regime on July 1 is on course. The government has even planned for a dress rehearsal on Wednesday.
Express logistics players says that the extra aperwork and processes is contrary to the spirit of the tax reform and threatens the industry's survival.
As many as 18 sections relating to registration of current central excise, service tax and VAT payers with the GST-Network (GSTN) as well as transitional provisions were notified today.
Infrastructure and transportation like road and railway sectors should be exempted from GST, as projects in this segment witness long gestation period and negative returns, Assocham said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said GST rollout will not be impacted by any delay in security clearance to GST Network, the IT backbone provider for the new indirect tax system.