Thiruvananthapuram: Though the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) has caused disruptions, people will get the benefits of the tax regime soon, said the chief minister's economic advisor Gita Gopinath.
The GST could have been implemented in a better way if there was no note-ban. Since both the measures came one after another, there were lapses in their implementation.
The central government had assumed that all the high-value currencies that were in circulation won’t return. But what happened was the perfect opposite.
However, demonetization has helped in sending a strong message that the government is taking strict measures against black money and corruption, she said.
She also opined that the hasty implementation of GST has resulted in generating immense confusion.
Gita didn't respond to queries on the financial crisis facing Kerala.
She added that more women should attend the Loka Kerala Sabha.