GST Council to take a call on converting GSTN into a govt-owned company

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Amid data security concerns, the GST Council will take a call on converting GST Network (GSTN), the IT backbone of the indirect tax system, into a government-owned company during its meeting on Friday.

However, irrespective of government ownership, manpower-related flexibility was likely to be provided through a built-in human resource policy, officials said.

GSTN CEO Prakash Kumar had told Business Standard earlier that “hiring and firing” was faster since it was a private company and the private sector salary structure helped it hire the right kind of people. 


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