The staff and officials at the GST Network (GSTN), the IT backbone of the GST, are apparently disappointed at the government's decision to junk the new GST return format as all their efforts over a year or two go in vain.The government recently decided against implementing the new return format and instead stuck to the existing one with some improvements like introduction of GSTR 2B form and detailed GSTR1 and GSTR 3B forms.The GSTN has been working on the implementation of the new return format since December 2018, when it started back-office training of state GST officials on the modules of the new returns. In May 2019, it made available the prototype of new return offline tool for taxpayers. In July same year, the trial version of the offline tool of the new return was introduced, and with the release of the online (trial) version of the New Return (Trial) on the GST Portal, the GSTN began its outreach programme to familiarise stakeholders with it.