30th January 2020
India’s crazy GST system curbs incentives to study. How can India succeed this way?
Received this message:
I am kunal gupta , currently studying in Bsc Biotechnology from DAV College Amritsar, Want to pursue Executive MBA in future but because of High fees in Educational Institutes i.e. 18% GST I don’t think I will be able to study further and work for the betterment of my Country India. Being girl students in our country is a kind of curse as we all know our family doesn’t support us in further study. Increase in GST of Higher Education destroys our dreams further more.
I have sent several mails to Government officials, Ministers, but none of them bother to look into this. . I wanted to request you to write a post on 18% GST on higher education service as there is very less awareness about it and your blog gets to many young people.
Me and my friends have started a petition and it already has 17,000 signs and counting .
An article was also written about our petition https://www.taxscan.in/petition-change-org-urges-abolish-gst-higher-education/45003/ .
Kindly show us some light of hope by replying to this mail.
Thanks for this. I agree that all education (tuition) should be GST-free. Education is essential for the country to progress so any distortion of incentives to study must be minimised.
I’ll post your comment and my response on a separate blog post, but won’t have time to write a proper article on this.