There will be a rise in the employment for women with the slash in GST rate on job work of zari (embroidery) to 5 per cent from the earlier rate of 12 per cent, said Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC). A large number of women are associated with this value added segment of textiles. There will also be a rise in the production.

To provide better support service to the textile and clothing industry, Ghaziabad based Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) will intensify its core activity of research and development. This was stated by Sanjay Kumar Jain after being re-elected as NITRA chairman at the 41st annual general meeting (AGM) of the organisation recently.

NEW DELHI: Having ruled out further extension of the date for filing Goods and Services Tax Returns (GSTR), the government on Friday said the October 20 deadline to file the GSTR-3B would not be extended.

64 women take part in maiden fashion masterclass in Ethiopia. The African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners have launched a specialized training programme for entrepreneurs and startups in the textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) sector in Africa.

Traceability is an ongoing concern for the textile industry. Technologies such as barcodes, QR codes and RFID tags have been put in place to enhance supply chain transparency, but they often fail to provide complete traceability. Researchers at the University of Borås in Sweden have developed a novel coded yarn-based tracking system that promises to overcome existing limitations and deliver improved traceability.

MUMBAI: The tax department has sought explanations from banks and financial institutions, including multinationals, on transitional credit claimed by them in July under the goods and services tax (GST) regime, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners (central tax) have issued ‘information summons’ in the last seven days seeking data in five specific areas “by e-mail/hard copy".