IEP Chandigarh, April 8
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that Haryana is continuously doing commendable work in GST collection, whereas last year the state was at number six in the country, this time it has accelerated to number four. He informed that this time there has been an increase of 23 percent in GST collection as compared to last year. Total Rs. 33,527 crores GST collection has been done in the state, Deputy CM informed.
The Deputy CM, who also holds the portfolio of the Excise and Taxation Department, said that last year the state had received Rs. 2,575 crores as compensation for the last three months. He informed that this year the government has received a total of Rs. 30,951 crores as tax in the state.
He further stated that we are at number 4 in terms of GST collection nationwide, only small states Sikkim, UT Dadra Nagar & Haveli and Goa are ahead of our state. Appreciating the work of the officers of the Taxation Department, he said that the state government had also got the officers of the department trained in two rounds, once by the British High Commission and the second time by the trained officers of Central Government’s Department so that the officers of our department could be updated with modern technology. In future too, a separate budget provision has been made for imparting training twice a year.
Sh. Dushyant Chautala giving information about the important works done in the Excise Department, said that the department has earned Rs. 9,687 crores so far against the target of Rs. 9,200 crores for the year 2022-23. There is still one month left and It is estimated that this figure will cross Rs. 10,200 crores.
He informed that out of 2,400 liquor shops in the state, ‘Point of Sale’ machines have been installed by the department in 2,104 and soon other shops will also be covered. Flow-meters will be installed in all distilleries by the end of this month. He informed that high-security CCTV cameras have been installed in all godowns, distilleries, bottling plants of the state, it is expected that leakage has been controlled to a great extent. He said that in distilleries and bottling plants, monitoring was done through CCTV from DETC’s office, this time parallel checks will be done in head-quarters also so that there is no tax evasion.
He informed that earlier road-side checking of vehicles was done manually, now by the next month new software will be prepared and tablets will be given to the officers so that the location, time and data of tax evasion of related goods can be obtained from the GPS of the caught vehicle.
Indicating many other reforms in the excise policy for the next excise year, he said that he will try to make such a policy that his state could generate maximum revenue.