The bureau was replying to query on the sum spent by the Centre on advertising and awareness campaigns on GST.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented on July 1, 2017. Ahead of its rollout, the Centre had gone for a media blitz to create awareness about the new tax regime.
Days ahead of the implementation, the government started coming out with full-page advertisement in leading dailies explaining various procedures and processes to be followed by industry for complying with GST rules.
The government had also roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador to promote GST and inform people about its benefits.
The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) had also issued a set of 50 FAQs on various provisions of GST in the form of full-page advertisements in newspapers, answering queries of traders and business.