Narendra Modi mocks critics; says GST Council to review bottlenecks and technological hindrances
Company secretaries guide India’s corporate culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing them at the inauguration of golden jubilee year of the Institute of Company Secretaries on Wednesday. “It is you who determines corporate culture and it is the duty of your organisation to show the right path to the people,” Modi said while adding that the government has worked to institutionalise systemic honesty.
According to NDTV, in an over hour-long speech, punctuated with sharp comments and comparisons with the track record of the previous UPA I and UPA II regimes, Modi told the gathering of company secretaries that his government will continue the reforms and will not hesitate to take decision to reverse the GDP slowdown witnessed in the last two quarters.
“I will not jeopardise the future of the country for my present gains,” he said, adding that the government would focus on structural reforms rather than giving doles to win praises.
Enlisting the achievements of the NDA government, Modi said that his government has fought against corruption right from day one by forming a special investigation team on black money right in its first meeting.
Modi said that the previous UPA governments did not have the courage to approve demonetisation or GST, but his government did it, adding, “I have asked (the) GST Council to review the bottlenecks and technological hindrances.”
The prime minister added that the government is ready for changes to ease any bottlenecks on the new tax regime completing three months, and train one lakh people about GST regulations.