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The government is looking to get services professionals such as plumbers, electricians and beauticians listed on online platforms onto the Goods and Services Tax Network, in what could be yet another move to bring gig economy workers into the fold of the formal workforce.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade ( DPIIT8) is considering making it mandatory for online marketplaces such as UrbanClap9, HouseJoy and Bro4u to only engage service professionals who have a GST9 Number or GSTIN, senior government officials in the know of the matter told ET.

While the majority of plumbers, electricians, individual fitness trainers that make use of such online platforms will have a turnover of less than Rs 40 lakh annually, exempting them from paying GST, the government’s move to mandate GSTIN is more in line with having a database of such professionals.