GST Implementation– Impact On Job Market In India

May 12, 2017 Adriyana Solu 0 Comments


GST Implementation

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax in India that unifies several Central and State taxes into a single tax system. The Chairman of GST is Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister of India and it is directed by the GST Council. GST Implementation will reduce the effect of taxes on production and distribution costs of goods and services and help in creating a single market that will benefit both economy and job market in India. GST affects various sectors of our economy, including FMCG Sector, food industry, construction industry, infrastructure sector, IT industry, financial sector, etc. therefore, its implementation will also improve the job scenario in these sectors.
The execution of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will reduce the net market price of the products due to the lower burden of taxes which will benefit both the consumers and manufacturers. The lowered cost of goods will allow consumers to buy more and manufacturers will be able to sell more. The lower MRP will increase the demand and supply of goods which will further increase the requirement of labors, manufacturing industries, logistic units, ecommerce, warehouses, etc. leading to more job opportunities in these sectors. The GST impact will also promote initiatives like Made in India, Digital India, and Start-up India, which will promote manufacturing and create employment opportunities for the skilled candidates.
During the initiation of GST implementation, a lot of job opportunities will arise in the accounting and training industries. There will be the requirement for people who specializes in handling GST accounting and related issues to impart training to others which will generate job prospects for the people in the concerned sector. Investments will be made on infrastructure projects, including the construction of roads, highways, etc. that will boost the employment opportunities in the infrastructure sector.


Due to the implementation of the GST, many sectors of the Indian economy will see a rise while few others will not have any impact because of their indirect connection with it. But if we concentrate on the larger picture, GST will have profound implications on the Indian economy and job market, which will eventually lead to the overall economic growth of the country.