Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Excise and Taxation Sanjay Kundu presided over the review meeting with departmental officers at Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh yesterday evening. The matter regarding increasing revenue receipt was discussed in detail in the meeting.
Sanjay Kundu directed to make more efforts to increase GST revenue collection and percentage of filling returns up to 95 percent from the current rate so that the revenue receipts of government could be increased. He directed the officers to cancel the registration of those registered tax payers who have not been filling their returns since last six months.
He said that the registration of those tax payers should also be cancelled who have dual registration. In addition to this, he asked to cancel the registration of those contractors who got them registered when GST was being implemented but now have become inactive.
He directed to raise the matter of those tax payers before the central GST Commissioner who come under the ambit of centre but are not filling the returns.
Principal Secretary directed to start a campaign for sensitising people about filling up GST return and asked the district incharge to make vast publicity through media.
He observed district wise GST revenue collection and directed to make more efforts for increasing the receipts.
Revenue District South Enforcement Parwanoo Zone has collected Rs. 50.72 crore GST revenue up to November, 2019 with an increase of 633 percent which was Rs. 6.92 crore up to November, 2018. Revenue district BBN collected Rs. 252.53 crore up to November, 2019 as compared to Rs. 139.63 crore up to November, 2018 which was 80.85 percent more than the last year.
District Sirmour collected GST revenue Rs. 60.35 percent up to November, 2019 which was 52.13 percent more than last year revenue collection of Rs. 39.67 crore up to November, 2018. District Solan collected Rs. 178.49 GST revenue last year while this year till month Rs. 203.72 crore were collected with increase 14.18 percent increase. District Bilaspur collected Rs. 50.74 crore up to November, 2018 which has increased to Rs. 54.73 crore up to November this year.
Shri Kundu directed to convene a meeting for compliance of increasing the revenue collection in Shimla next month. Mainly issues of Excise Policy, enhancing excise revenue and to take efficient steps to control illicit sale of liquor would be discussed in the meeting.
Joint Commissioner, State Taxation and Excise South Enforcement Zone Shri U.S. Rana, Incharges and Assistant Commissioner of District Solan, Sirmour, Bilaspur and Revenue District Mandi were present in the meeting.