The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has decided to introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a chapter in its curriculum from the current academic year.
According to AHSEC Secretary Kamaljyoti Gogoi, in the second year curriculum of higher secondary, basics of GST has been introduced as a chapter for the students who opt for economics as one of the subjects.
“From now on, a chapter on basics of GST will be introduced in the macro economics section of the curriculum for higher secondary second year economics students” he said.
Gogoi also revealed that Hiranya Kumar Nath, economics professor, Sam Houston State University, US, has prepared the chapter on GST.
“The introduction of the chapter on GST is not only to encourage the students to get a thorough idea and knowledge on GST but also to clear the confusion over GST that prevails among the common people of the state”said Gogoi.
“The students, who are going to appear in the higher secondary second year (+2) examination this year, are likely to answer five to ten marks on GST in their examinations. The chapter includes information about the country which implemented GST for the first time, the countries which follow GST tax regime in the world and how tax is collected through GST,”he added.