AHMEDABAD: The goods and services tax (GST) introduced in India in July 2017, sent business establishments across the country into course-correction mode with its new method of computation. From 2019, commerce students in Gujarat will also be calculating GST. Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Friday announced the introduction lessons on GST from the academic year 2019-20, for students of classes XI and XII (commerce).
Textbooks of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) introduced demonetization and GST from this year.
A J Shah, chairman of GSHSEB, said they have consulted the commerce and law departments of the state government for the purpose. “The textbooks of classes XI and XII will have one chapter on GST. The draft has been given to experts for review,” he said.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, state education minister, said that a number of issues were put forth by the state business community when the tax was introduced. “We thus thought of introducing the subject at the school level so students can get acquainted with the concept. We hope that the move will create more awareness,” he said.
Source- Times of India.