Senior officials of Commercial Taxes Department of Uttar Pradesh state had a meeting with the Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar, IAS and other officials of Commercial Tax department of the state at BRKR Bhavan today.
During the meeting, Chief Secretary gave an overview of the best practices implemented by the department which had resulted in increased revenue to the government. He stated that under the able guidance of the Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao, who also holds the Commercial Tax portfolio, the revenue of the state through commercial tax department has grown exponentially from around 23 thousand crores in 2014 to around 65 thousand crores last year which is around three times more. The tax payer base has also been expanded substantially.
Chief Secretary informed that the there has been a paradigm shift in the functioning of the department which has become system driven. The manual based drafting of notices and proceedings has been done away with and physical targets has been replaced with task based targets. The department has also been reorganised by adding several circles. Economic intelligence units have been set up for research and analytics.
The UP officials said that it was a great learning experience for them to know about the best practices of the state which they hoped that they could be implemented in their state as well.
Commissioner Commercial Tax Smt. Neetu Prasad, Additional Commissioners Sai Kishore, Sri Kasi, Sri Sobhan Babu from IIT Hyderabad were present. The Uttar Pradesh officials were led by Ms S Ministhy Commissioner Commercial Taxes and other senior officials.