Inspired by PM Modi, Canada-based NRI, launches low-cost GST software for small-time traders
A non-resident Indian, originally from Haryana, has developed a GST software that will make it easier for small-time traders to keep track of their billing with the new Goods and Services Tax charges included..
This non-resident Indian was so impressed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives demonetisation, GST and Make in India that he himself decided to join hands to support the initiatives.
Hailing from Haryana's Yamunanagar town, 52-year-old Stalin Jeet had immigrated to Canada in 2012. He had started his career as a printer and later started a transport business in Canada way back in 2012 by investing more than 4 lakh Canadian dollars. He got a chance to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April 2015 who had invited NRIs to strengthen nation's economy.
"While in Canada I realised where we stood. Other countries were organised and adopted the technology faster than us which not only saved time but also increased efficiency. GST is a subject which has left smaller businessmen baffled as they do not have money to buy software and hardware. It costs nearly Rs 40,000 initially which is a major hindrance," says Stalin Jeet who has established a software arm in India which has developed a mobile-based GST software which will be available to the users at a nominal cost of Re 1 per day.
Within a few days of launch, the Fresh Khata app has been demanded by nearly 5 lakh people. Stalin wants to target small-time businessmen who cannot afford costly software and hardware. By spending just Re 1 a day, one can easily manage his business. His firm also offers the services of an accountant at a nominal fee of Rs 100 per month in case one requires accounting help.
The application will prove to be a blessing to small traders who are not computer literate. Users will be able to do GST billing with the help of Fresh Khata App on a smart phone. One may also bill customers manually all day and upload all bills at his spare time by just clicking their photos.
"Making the software affordable is the primary concern. We developed a software for Haryana co-operative societies and sold at Rs 2,000, whereas others were charging ovr Rs 1 lakh per licence. The price of GST mobile software has been kept at the lowest. We want to contribute to nation's efficiency and are ready to take 1,000 steps to support Prime Minister's initiatives," says Stalin Jeet.
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