A private body representing education sector stakeholders has approached the government demanding rollback of GST applied on various service providers in the sector.
The Education Promotion Society for India said there were serious implications of GST being imposed on several on-campus outsourced services like transportation, security, hostels mess and canteen, training, medical, shops and admission- related services.
In a memorandum submitted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, it said the levy of GST on outsourced services in many cases will be detrimental to the quality of higher education.
"The higher educational institutions will be forced to stop outsourcing and do it in-house that will ultimately impact their delivery of quality education as they deviate from their core focus of providing education," it added.
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