SHILLONG: The National Academy for Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN), Zonal Campus, Shillong held a two-day training programme recently on GST for the State tax officers. The training was held in collaboration with the office of the Commissioner of Taxes, Meghalaya at the KJP Synod Conference Centre here.
The training was inaugurated by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma in the presence of C Songate, IRS, Additional Director General NACIN, SA Synrem, IDAS, Commissioner & Secretary ERTS Department, Meghalaya and Arunkumar Kembhavi, Commissioner of Taxes, Meghalaya.
The faculty consisted of senior taxation officers as resource persons from the State and outside. Speaking at the inauguration, the Chief Minister informed that the revenue collected under GST in the State still has room for improvement and that the amount of Rs 878 crore collected in 2018-19 is still short of the potential that the State has and he has set a target of Rs 1,500 crore GST revenue collection for the year 2019-20 and he also said that the target is achievable provided the officers push themselves towards it.