GSTN Press Release

08.12.2020

GST-n-You: A Young Engg. Grad from Ahmedabad won Rs.1 lakh cash prize in the GSTN’s Contest

New Delhi: A young computer engineering graduate of 23 years Sh. VirajR. Raval of Ahmedabad has won a cash prize of Rs. One lakh as the first prize for his video “Benefits of Registering the Business under GST” in the GST-n-You, a creativity contest organised by GSTN to further highlight the significance of benefits of GST to the taxpayers, trade, industry and businesses, and common people besides encouraging information dissemination on the GST related issues through people’s participation and their creative aptitude.

Out of the 223 entries for GST-n-You, the contest which was open from 15th Sept to 15th Oct 2020, a total of 16 participants were adjudged as the winners under three prize categories. Four entries have been selected for the Second prize of Rs 50,000/- each and the winners in this category are Sh. Arun Vijayan of Thiruvananthapuram for his video on ‘Benefits of GST for Taxpayers and Consumers’, Sh. GautamMahanti of NaviMumbai for his creative graphic ‘Benefit of e-Invoice and SMS based EWB generation’, Sh. Shubham Jaiswal of Kanpur for his video ‘Benefits of GST for Taxpayers’, and Ms. Hensi Shah of Anjar in Kachchh for her video ‘Basic Concepts of Refund on Inverted Duty Structure’. Besides these, 11 other participants have been selected for the third position and have won a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- each. (Click for Complete list of winners)

Apart from these 16 cash prize winners, 14 more participants have been selected for the Certificate of Appreciation for their creativity and originality. The results along with the awarded entries of participants have been uploaded on the GSTN portal. The Awarded Entries of the contest GST-n-You are also uploaded on the YouTube channel of GSTN for the information dissemination to the taxpayers and other stakeholders besides public at large. However, these videos/creatives, etc. on the YouTube channel of GSTN are meant only for general information/guidance purposes. Such IEC material displayed here do not serve any legal purposes. (View all winning entries)

Due to Covid condition, the GSTN do not intend to organise any function to distribute the prizes to the winners. All the cash prizes will be given to the winners directly into their bank accounts and their certificates will reach them physically by Speed Post.

It may be recalled that GSTN provides IT infrastructure and services to the Central and State Governments, taxpayers and other stakeholders for implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Winners of GST-n-You Contest, 2020 on Benefits of GST held by GSTN

07/12/2020

1. The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) conducted a month-long GST-n-You contest 2020 from 15th September to 15th October, 2020 on the various initiatives and reforms undertaken by the Government on GST. The entries were invited in form of videos or static creatives.

2. The participants were required to submit their entries on benefit of GST. Some of the suggested topics were – One nation, one tax, one market; GST and reduced taxes on micro, small and medium scale enterprises; GST and automated compliance; GST and reduction of monthly household budget; movement of goods without check posts; How to register/file return on GST portal., better input credits to businesses under GST and the benefits to taxpayers, consumers and the country through the reforms.

3. By the contest, GSTN intended to directly engage with the stakeholders, encourage creative thinking and obtain an insight into the perspective of stakeholders. GSTN further reserved the right to use the entries for public education and awareness, for the entries made in the contest.

4. A total of 223 entries were received for the contest and after evaluation.16 participants were adjudged as winners under different categories. Apart from these, 14 participants were also selected for certificates. Entries of the winning participants have been uploaded on the YouTube channel of GSTN for the benefit of the taxpayers and other audience.

5. It is further clarified that the content has been created by the participants of GST-n-You Contest. GSTN has uploaded it for the benefit of taxpayers. GSTN has assessed them solely in terms of creativity and originality and these videos/ creatives are meant for general guidance purposes only. Information contained therein can’t be cited in a Court of Law or during any quasi-judicial proceedings, as reference.

6. To view the list of winners, click here

7. To view the entries, click here https://bit.ly/gst-n-you-contest

Thanking You,

Team GSTN

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Winners of GST-n-You Contest, 2020, on Benefits of GST held by GSTN

GSTN conducted a contest ‘GST-n-You’, from 15th of Sep., 2020 to 15th Oct., 2020, which was open to all Indian nationals. Creative entries in form of static graphics or videos were invited on various themes related to Benefits of GST.

The contest received an overwhelming response from the participants across the country. Among the various entries received, winners were decided by a selection committee.

The videos/graphics submitted by winners can be accessed on the following link: https://bit.ly/gst-n-you-contest

The list of winners and certificate recipients is given below.

Disclaimer: The content has been created by the participants of GST-n-You Contest, organized by GSTN. GSTN has uploaded it for the benefit of taxpayers. GSTN has assessed them solely in terms of creativity and originality and these videos/ creatives are meant for general guidance purposes only. Information contained therein can’t be cited in a Court of Law or during any quasi-judicial proceedings, as reference.

Entry selected for FIRST Prize

S. No. Name
(Sh.)
Place Video/ Graphics Subject
1 Viraj Raval Ahmedabad,     Gujarat Video* Benefits of Registering the business under GST
*Disclaimer: In the text, GSTN may be read as GSTIN. Threshold for business turnover cited may vary depending upon whether person deals in supply of Goods or Goods & Services both and also across States.

Entries selected for SECOND Prize

S. No. Name (Sh./Ms.) Place Video/ Graphics Subject
1 Arun Vijayan Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Video Benefits of GST for Taxpayers and Consumers
2 Gautam Mahanti Mumbai Graphics Benefit of e-Invoice and SMS based EWB generation
3 Shubham Jaiswal Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Video Benefits of GST for Taxpayers
4 Hensi Shah Kachchh, Gujarat Video* Basic Concepts of Refund on
Inverted Duty Structure
*Disclaimer: Commodities eligible/ not eligible for IDS refund are subject to change as per later Notifications.

Entries selected for THIRD Prize

S. No. Name (Sh./Ms.) Place Video/ Graphics Subject
4 Thara ss Thiruvananthap uram, Kerala Video Impact of GST on Prices
2 Pallavi Bapurao Deshmukh Nashik,

Maharashtra

Graphics Subsummation of Taxes under GST
3 Ayushi Jain Delhi Video Positive impact of GST on SMEs & Start Ups
4 Srijesh
Mehta
Banswara, Rajasthan Video Benefits of GST- Subsummation of Indirect Taxes
5 Roshni Jaiswal Waidhan,
Singrauli,
Madhya
Pradesh
Video Impact of GST on prices
6 Sayali Khandave Pune,

Maharashtra

Video Regular and Composition taxpayers under GST and their Returns
7 Aditya
Kumar
South East, New Delhi Video * Benefits of GST to Taxpayers and the Country
*Disclaimer: Service in Voice Over may be treated as Services
8 Amit
Devdhe
Pune,

Maharashtra

Video * Various Benefits under GST
*Disclaimer: Signal in text may be read as single
9 Charles Richard Kolathur, Tamil Nadu Graphics Advantages of E Invoicing
10 Ashmi B Mumbai, Maharashtra Video GST Interactive Technical Assistant on GRP
11 Anish Vora Bhavnagar, Gujarat Video An Overview of GST

Entries selected for CERTIFICATE

S. No. Name Place Video/ Graphics Subject
1 Abhishek Bhardwaj Begusarai, Bihar Video Various Concepts of GST
2 Ahamed Faizal Chengalpattu,
Tamil Nadu
Video Benefits of GST for Stakeholders
3 Sagar Malhotra Faridabad, Haryana Video * Basic steps of Filing Form GSTR-3B on GST Portal
*Disclaimer: OTP sent to your mobile no. may be read as OTP sent to registered mobile no. and E mail id.
4 Sneh Raj Patna, Bihar Video Benefits of GST for Common Citizens
*Disclaimer:   The tax rates being cited in the video are not comprehensive
5 Kanchan
Agarwal
Mumbai, Maharashtra Video* Basic steps of Filing Form GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B on GST Portal
*Disclaimer: Creative visualisation of GSTR Returns has been used and it does not replicate the actual functionalities on the portal.
6 Babita Mittal New Delhi Video Basic steps of Applying for registration on GST Portal
7 Ashish Sharma Sikar, Rajasthan Video* Basic steps of Filing Form GSTR-1 on GST Portal, Basic steps of Filing Form GSTR-3B on GST Portal
*Disclaimer: Service written in text may be read as Services
8 Arihant Jain Delhi Graphics Concepts and process of generating e Invoice
9 Ravichandran Vellore, Tamil Nadu Video* Automation of Compliances through GST
*Disclaimer: GST Law Times may be considered a VAT book
10 Shreya
Gangadhar
Acharya
Mumbai, Maharashtra GST Registration with and without of Aadhar Authentication
11 Sresth Vikramaditya Delhi Video GST as Indirect tax and its benefits
12 Somya K Jaora, Madhya Pradesh Video Benefits of GST due to reduction in prices
13 Anand V Achu Thiruvananthapura m,Kerala Video Compliance mechanism under GST
14 Vivek Awasthi Delhi Video Benefits of GST for Taxpayers

Thanking You

Team GSTN.

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