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Monday, April 19th, 2021

Great step towards empowering women

INVC NEWS New Delhi ,

FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) , the woman business wing of  apex business body Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has welcomed exemption of sanitary napkins and Rakhi's from present  Goods and Service Tax (GST) as well as reduction of GST on some other essential house hold  items including refrigerators, storage water heaters, washing machines ,Mixer grinders and television sets by the GST  council and termed it a concentrated effort by the government to achieve the goal of Women empowerment as well as special emphasis on gender development .

“Exemption of GST on  Sanitary napkins finally  is welcome as it is a great step towards empowering women as sanitary napkins are necessary for female hygiene . This is a big step towards encouraging menstrual hygiene among young girls and women as  scrapping of GST from Sanitary napkins will make napkins more affordable and more women will be able to use them. Exempting Rakhi's from GST is a great move just before coming Rakhi festival..” Said Ms Pinky Reddy , President, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in a statement  today.

" GST Council's decision to reduce taxation on host of daily house hold goods including refrigerators, film tickets, washing machines and water heaters  along with making the process of filing GST simpler is also welcome." she said.




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