Bharat Bandh News Updates: Due to the shortage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and rising prices of diesel-petrol, on February 26 or Friday, traders from all over the country announced a Bharat Bandh. About 8 crore small businesses will be involved in Bharat Bandh. Also, about 1 crore transporters and small scale industries and women entrepreneurs of the country are also being claimed to be involved. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) has called for this bandh to protest against GST. The All India Transport Welfare Association (AITWA) has also supported the bandh. The AITWA protests are about rising fuel prices and e-way bills.
These services will remain closed
All commercial markets will remain closed on this day. The All India Transporters Welfare Association, the apex body of the road transport sector, has announced a chakka jam from 6 am to 8 pm in support of CAT. Booking, delivery, loading / unloading of any kind of goods will be closed. All transport companies have been asked to park their vehicles tomorrow for protest. In various states across the country, protests will be organized in 1500 places as a protest. This can cause problems to people. All transport companies have been asked to stop serving their vehicles from 6 am to 8 pm. All transport warehouses will put up the Protest Banner here.
Who will get the discount
Shops selling essential commodities have not been included in the shutdown. Drug and milk and vegetable shops are included in this. Banking services will also not be affected. Shops catering to the needs of the people in residential colonies will also remain closed. Health services will not be affected by the shutdown. It is believed that there will be no significant impact on the transportation system. Only business activities are likely to be affected.
GST’s shortcomings should be removed
CAT general secretary Pravin Khandelwal says that there have been many amendments in the GST. Apart from this, technical problems related to GST portal remain. This has increased the burden on traders to comply with GST. There is a demand from their central government, state governments and the GST Council to end the stringent provisions of GST. Also review the GST system. He said that there is a need to simplify the rates of GST and make them logical.