Itagar, May 8: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi has stressed on creating a “user-friendly and convenient system” for taxpayers in the state.He was addressing a meeting with officers of the tax & excise (T&E) department at his conference hall here to review the department’s performance in revenue generation.Earlier, T&E commissioner Tapas Dutta gave an overview of how the department’s mission mode project for computerization of commercial tax (MMP-CT) has helped in streamlining the VAT administration through citizen-centric and service-oriented processes. He informed that the department has increased revenue collection with an appreciable growth of 17% compared to that of the previous year.Wipro Ltd’s PMC Saranga Pani Bordoloi made a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the impact of computerization, saying it has resulted in an “increase in dealer base and revenue, with significant reduction in service delivery time and cost.”MMPC-CT coorditor Kingman Komut informed that the department has abolished manual issuance of C-Form “and the online system ebles the dealers to generate C-Form by themselves by feeding the purchase information directly into the system, without having to visit the tax office.”
It may be mentioned here that the department collected Rs 458 crore during the 2014-15 fincial year. The CS while lauding the department’s efforts stressed on early rollout of e-payment gateway and online return filing. On T&E joint director Tani Jongkey’s request for enhancing the department’s manpower and providing it more fund, Negi asked the fince secretary to extend every possible support in this regard.