January 20, 2023 09:20 PM


An extensive review meeting on GST and Excise issues was held today under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary- cum –Secretary Excise & Taxation, U.T. Chandigarh.

The Finance Secretary- cum –Secretary Excise & Taxation reviewed Tax collection under GST and efforts made under the GST Act.

He applauded the GST Wing for growth in GST collection by 23% upto the month of December as compared to the last financial year. Directions were given to GST Wing for improving tax base in the U.T. and identifying the defaulters and focus on analysis to curb evasion of tax and improving tax collections further.

Discussions with regards to Excise revenue and better monitoring of bottling plants and vends by the Excise wing were held. The Excise revenue has shown a growth of 21.3% upto the month of December as compared to the last financial year. As the new Excise Policy is in the making, directions were given to study models of various states regarding introduction of regulatory mechanisms, to counter cases of breach and elicit and counterfeit liquor.

The meeting was attended by Sh. Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Excise & Taxation Commissioner, Sh. Sumeet Sihag, HCS, Joint Excise and Taxation Commissioner-cum-Collector Excise, Sh. Alok Passi, AETC and all Excise & Taxation Officers.

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