By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 17: The Kamrup (M) DTO fell short of meeting the target of revenue collection in fiscal 2017-18 even as the collection of revenue is more than what it was last in fiscal 2016-17. The reason behind not meeting the target is attributed to fall in registration of new cars in Guwahati after demonetization.
According to official sources, the target of revenue collection in this fiscal is Rs 202.54 crore. However, total revenue collection from April to December 2017 is Rs 130,65,81,486. With only three months to go in this fiscal, it is clear that the DTO Kamrup(M) is falling short of meeting the target. It is still to collect Rs 72 crore to meet the target, which, under no circumstances, is possible. The total collection by the end of this fiscal may go up to Rs 180 crore, the sources said, and added: “However, even as we’ve failed to meet the target, the collection is more than what it was in fiscal 2016-17 when the total collection was Rs 149,93,53,477 against the target of Rs 163.93 crore. In fiscal 2015-16 the collection was Rs 129,54,58,597 against the target of Rs 149.03 crore. The collection of revenue by the DTO in fiscal 2014-15 was Rs 110,19,16,528.”
Transport revenue collection, according to the official, comprises motor vehicles tax including commercial and persol vehicles, road safety cess, other fees, arrear tax, dealer point collection etc. “There has been rise in collection of revenue, but we’ve failed to meet the target. This is because the target was ambitious that has made us take all measures to up the revenue,” the official said.