For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    Jewellers Strike Against Excise Duty Enters 13th Day

    By Super
    |

    New Delhi, Mar 14 (PTI) The protest by gold and jewellery traders against the proposed excise duty on non-silver jewellery items entered the 13th day today.

    Check gold rates in India

    Stepping up the pressure, associations in different parts of the country have collectively decided to hold a protest rally at Ramlila Maidan here on March 17, All India Sarafa Association Vice-President, Surinder Kumar Jain told PTI.

    Jewellers Strike Against Excise Duty Enters 13th Day
     

    Jewellers have been on a strike since March 2 protesting against the proposed excise duty on non-silver jewellery items. They are also opposed to mandatory quoting of PAN by customers for transactions of Rs 2 lakh and above.

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget for 2016-17 proposed 1 per cent excise duty on jewellery without input credit or 12.5 per cent with input tax credit on jewellery excluding silver other than studded with diamonds and some other precious stones.

    Meanwhile, the Finance Ministry has clarified that only jewellers with turnover of more than Rs 12 crore will be liable to pay 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery items.

    Traders in several parts of the country, including the metros, kept their shops closed for the 13th day, he added. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister, the association has urged to withdraw the proposal to 'save the trade', Jain said.

    With traders' associations organising dharnas in various parts, the strike is now spreading to small towns as well, he said.

    PTI

    Read more about: jewellers gold excise duty
    Company Search
    Enter the first few characters of the company's name or the NSE symbol or BSE code and click 'Go'

    Find IFSC

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Goodreturns sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Goodreturns website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more