We must recognise the role of unsung heroes who made GST a reality

Amid all the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the goods and services tax (GST), I would like to focus on the significant role played in the transition to the GST regime by officials at the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) – now known as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) – and its field formation team, technical staff at GST Network (GSTN), the system’s information technology backbone, and the community of chartered accountants.   In the run-up to the implementation of GST and immediately thereafter, the major task of the CBEC was to put .....

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