Haryana excise dept richer by Rs 19,703.64 cr

She added that a computer portal and 24-hour help-line number would be set up to receive grievances of the dealers,if any,and for their quick redressal.

Written by PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: April 16, 2014 12:01 pm

The Excise and Taxation Department of Haryana collected a revenue of Rs 19,703.64 crore in the financial year 2012-13 against Rs 18,077 crore collected in 2011-12. The finance department has set a target of Rs 23,500 crore for revenue collection for 2013-14,Excise and Taxation Minister Kiran Choudhry said on Thursday.

She added that a computer portal and 24-hour help-line number would be set up to receive grievances of the dealers,if any,and for their quick redressal. The minister also said that she would personally review the action being taken against the grievances.

“Despite economic slowdown,the department has maintained a healthy growth rate in revenue collection. This has been achieved due to the efficient functioning of the department,which is certainly better than what it was earlier,” she added.

Choudhry also said that in 2011-12,central sales tax (CST) compensation of about Rs 780 crore was received from the Centre,while no money was received during 2012-13. The minister further said that as a result of the excise policy framed for 2013-14,a record increase in the licence fee.

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