Monday, August 7, 2017

GST Shiksha hub for MSMEs


PUNE: TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization today announced a partnership with Laghu Udyog Bharati, an association of small and micro industrial units to launch GST related content that can help Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to be current in their understanding of GST. 

The GST Shiksha hub will aim to provide relevant information on GST to all MSMEs on a real-time basis and helping MSMEs across India to be updated on any GST-linked development. The partnership will benefit MSMEs in facilitating self-learning, with anywhere anytime access to study material enabling them to create a technology supported collaborative work place.

TCS iON will also work to integrate Laghu Udyog Bharati’s existing GST learning content into a digital medium, providing MSMEs an online alternative to upgrade their  GST knowledge. With the availability of digital learning content, Laghu Bharati Udyog will be able to reach MSMEs in remote areas, ensuring availability of the latest GST information. Laghu Bharati Udyog’s focus is to transform the MSME sector into a digitally empowered business sector by aligning itself with the skilling mission of the Government of India.

The GST Shiksha hub is being hosted on TCS iON Digital Learning HUB, an online Content Market Place that aims to connect professional organizations and publishers offering rich content with individuals and institutions who want to learn and upgrade their skills.

Speaking about the partnership, Laghu Udyog Bharati’s National President, Om Prakash Mittal said, “The GST roll-out is underway and MSMEs across India may have queries with regard to GST compliance. Since our MSMEs members are based across India, we felt the need of a digital approach to keep our members update. The partnership with TCS iON to drive multi modal learning content in GST Shiksha hub will help our members upgrade their GST knowledge anytime, anywhere, any device. We are confident that this service will be tremendously useful to all our members.”

Commenting on the partnership with Laghu Udyog Bharati, V. Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said, “MSMEs are undoubtedly the growth engines of the Indian economy.  While the Government of India has developed an aggressive information campaign on GST education, MSMEs operate in diverse business areas and hence they have their unique questions on GST. The GST Shiksha hub with digital content from multiple publishers will help MSMEs to be up-to-date by getting access to the best GST experts. We are confident that all MSMEs will benefit from the rich content available on the platform.’’


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