Miffed by the GST Council decision, Central Customs and Excise officers have banded together and will decide on their next phase of protests after meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a couple of days.
All associations that represent officers of the central customs and excise have united together and have vowed to fight for any officer, regardless of his/her association, who may be targeted.
The officers believe the council’s decision will heavily favour the states, weaken the central government’s ability to ensure an inflow of revenue and will adversely affect their careers. Demanding that the GST council revisit its decision, the officers have sought an appointment with the finance minister.
India Today, 8 February 2017