GST which has been rolled out from 1st of July can create thousands of Jobs in the formal job sector.
“Every year we need to create about 20 million new jobs, though I do not have seen any data or report. So, in my estimate, probably in next six months, we will see, maybe 10,000 to 1 lakh jobs being created to support GST implementation,” Co-Founder and investor Kris Gopalakrishnan (Vice-Chairman of Infosys) told reporters on the sidelines of a CII event here.
1 Lakh New Jobs to be expected to support GST In upcoming 6 months
Harsh Dhingra, a senior official with Bombardier Transportation, India said: “India has been growing around 7-8% every year and for India; it to maintain these levels, railways can grow every year by around 9.5% with the impetus of GST”.
He added, “Rail transportation will then create new jobs, save energy, improve the environment while moving people, raw material and goods more efficiently nationwide”.
Even the independent RajyaSabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar had also said that the GST will create Jobs he said that GST is a significant reform, it will create more jobs and the wider choice of products and even the GST will be helpful in ensuring the less corruption and red tape.
Gopalkrishna who is also the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s India Innovation Summit said. The two-day 13th India Innovation Summit with the theme, ‘The New Wealth of Nations – Innovation and Intellectual capital’ will begin here on July 13. The Summit will cover subjects such as Teens as Innovators to disrupt the existing businesses, Rise of Machines and Future of Human Labour, India’s digital transformation into a cashless economy and the great expectations of the e-commerce industry – scaling the consumption economy, among others.
On concerns raised by the industry on anti-profiteering clause, Gopalakrishnan said it is time for the country to move forward as the government is open to making adjustments as and when it learns from feedbacks it gets during implementation.