The side effects of the pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a nationwide concern. To stop the spreading of the virus, the entire nation has been quarantined for 21 days. It has created a lot of problems for the economically weaker section and daily wage laborers. They are struggling to survive. Many of them are stuck in other cities, not getting proper meals and other essential goods and not even their salaries. To curb this issue government has stepped forward to help these people.
Endless efforts for the smooth functioning
In the context of the ongoing situation of crisis where people are finding it challenging to meet both ends. The government has decided to give people relief from taxes. Even the pending GST and custom refunds will be released. A massive amount of Rs. 18K Cr is being released for the betterment of people. IT Department tweeted this big news and gave people hope of survival.
In context of COVID-19 situation & to grant immediate relief to taxpayers, GOI has decided to issue all pending income-tax refunds upto Rs.5 lakh & GST/Custom refunds with immediate effect.@nsitharaman @nsitharamanoffc @Anurag_Office @FinMinIndia @PIB_India @cbic_india #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/sF0cU8WyA1
— Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) April 8, 2020
Fighting back in the tough times
After the big announcement, people have felt relieved. Some of them are giving more suggestions to the government to make the scheme more useful. Some of them say that partial refunds must be given higher amounts to help the small businesses from sinking.
People are openly sharing their concerns regarding any issues ad also demanding quick functioning to maintain smooth cash flow.
It is a situation of crisis, and everyone is trying their best to get things under control. As responsible citizens, we must do our parts. We must follow the instructions of the government as they will only benefit us. We must take all the necessary precautions to avoid the infection. As there is no proper treatment for this, precautions are of utmost importance.
Stay indoors and stay safe.