Students studying in UP schools affiliated to UP Board will now be studying about goods and service tax (GST) as the same will be included in the Class 10 curriculum. It will be implemented from the current academic session.
GST likely to be introduced for intermediate students
It is expected that GST may also be included in the course of intermediate students as well in the coming days as part of their study of trade organisations and taxes, a proposal still under consideration of board officials holding meetings of course committees since July 3.
If a consensus is reached, GST as a separate topic could get introduced in the Class 12 commerce stream.
(Read: GST to be included in curriculum of UP’s universities and colleges)
Pradeep Tripathi, Principal, Madhav Gyan Kendra Intermediate College, Naini said, “The new curriculum has been notified by the UP Board and GST has been made part of it. This is a welcome move as GST is now in effect and knowledge of it is important for the students. This inclusion will introduce the Hindi heartland state’s students to the latest tax early. With GST set to be included in college/varsity level as well, early knowledge is will make students comfortable with this new tax system governing their lives.”
Students of UP universities and colleges will now be taught about the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in order to create a workforce of GST-trained professionals. Inclusion of GST in the syllabus was important to help students understand the new tax regime. The decision to include GST in the commerce and management curriculum was taken at the vice chancellor’s conference held on Thursday in Lucknow.