Mangaluru Central Excise and Service Tax Commissionerate eyes revenue
February, 25th 2016
The Central Excise and Service Tax Commissionerate has collected central excise revenue of Rs 8,325 crore and service tax revenue of about Rs 563 crore up to January registering growth of about 127% and 30% respectively. The total revenue mop up this fiscal year is expected to exceed Rs 11,000 crore. Concerted efforts by way of recovery of arrears, anti-evasion has resulted in mobilising additional revenue of over Rs 31 crore. Stating this in his key-note address at the Central Excise Day on Wednesday, M Subramanyam, commissioner of central excise and service tax said the Bureau of Indian Standards has awarded the IS 15700 license to the Commissionerate and it has been the endeavor of the department to further improve the quality of services being provided to the assesses. The grievance redressal mechanism has been further strengthened.
Complaints received are being attended to on priority and the grievances are being redressed expeditiously. In line with Central Government's flagship programmes, namely, Make in India and Ease of Doing Business, several trade facilitation measures have been taken by way of automation and simplification of tax laws and procedures. Detailing such measures, Subramanyam informed that registration is now being granted in two days. Tax payers service centres have been set up; tax payers could meet senior officers without any appointment; payment of arrears in installments; monetary limits to file appeals before various appellate authorities have been increased to reduce litigation; under the centralized web based and work flow based applications, several digital services are being provided like e-registration, e-filing, e-payment of duty, and e-payment of rebate/refund. Jai Kumar Garg, managing director and chief executive officer of Corporation Bank stressed on the role of officers of Central Excise Department and improvement in the technology front adopted by the department in enhancing the revenue collection. H Kumar, MD, MRPL said continued interaction with Central Excise department clearly shows they are performing their roles both as tax facilitators and spearheading government new initiatives.
The day though commemorates enactment of Central Excises and Salt Act in 1944, is celebrated to improve fraternity among officers of the department and help trade to ensure tax compliance. On this occasion, the department organized blood donation camp on Tuesday and felicitated Central Excise and Service Tax assesses who have contributed maximum revenue to the exchequer and shown substantial increase in duty payment.