Withdraw GST on assisted devices for the physically challenged
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GST of 18% has been proposed on Braille devices, wheel chairs and all similar devices used by the physically challenged persons. This is not correct. These people do not have the resources to buy them at the existing prices and adding an 18% GST on them makes it prohibitive.
Only last year, Government of India withdrew the import duty on imported braille devices. With this GST, the good effect of not imposing duty on the imported devices has been nullified.
This Government has promised that it would do everything to make life for the physically challenged easier but imposing GST on the assisted devices make life harder for them.
I would plead, therefore, Mr. Prime Minister to make GST on all the devices used by the physically challenged to 0 (Zero) and make GST "vikalang friendly"
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