Tribune News service
Shimla, May 3
The State Excise and Taxation Department collected revenue of Rs 642 crore in April 2021 in comparison to Rs 76 crore collected during the same period last year. The department has registered a growth of 9 per cent in April 2021 in comparison to April 2019 (Rs 590 crore).
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said this was in continuation of departments improved performance which surpassed the revenue collections by 4 per cent in 2020-21 despite heavy disruptions caused by Covid.
The Chief Minister said the department registered the highest-ever GST collection of Rs 429 crore in April 2021 which was Rs 43 crores and Rs 333 crore in April 2020 and April 2019, respectively. The Excise Department also registered a revenue collection of Rs 142 crores in April 2021 as compared to Rs 8 crore and Rs 155 crore in April 2020 and April 2019, respectively.
He said the initiative of the department, especially regular interaction with taxpayers and recognising their contribution towards state economy in pandemic period through issuing DOs and appreciation letters, is leading to better and timely compliance by taxpayer. Moreover, monitoring of field units through performance cards has created a healthy competitive environment across field formations resulting in greater motivation for officers to beat the assigned targets.