Taxmen told to help Andhra Pradesh develop

Mr Ramakrishnudu announced that the ban on transfers would be lifted soon
VIJAYAWADA: Finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that the employees should work hard to collect the taxes promptly and reach the target so that the state government can go ahead in its mission of developing the state on all fronts,
Speaking at the annual state meet of Commercial Taxes officials held here on Saturday, the minister said that post bifurcation, the state has been facing severe crisis as its financial resources dwindled considerably and that it can overcome the situation only through collection of various taxes.
"The Commercial Taxes department has to collect Rs 13,000 crore in the financial year 2015-16. The target must be reached without putting burden on the public and acting in a friendly manner with the traders. Efforts should be made to plug the loopholes and improve the performance of the system. At the same time, transparency should be maintained in all the transactions. There should not be any irregularities or corruption," he said.
The minister informed that at present the state's annual income through taxes was Rs 44,000 crore which is almost equal to the employees' salaries and pensions. "On the other hand, our debts reached Rs 50 lakhs crore," he said. In such a grim situation, every employee must work hard to discharge his duties properly and see that the state overcomes the crisis.
"The state government has decided to collect maximum income through its non tax sources like forest products and quarrying of various minerals and sand. Our measures have started yielding results which is very encouraging," he said.
He said that eight more check posts were inaugurated across the state, in addition to the existing ones, to check tax evasion. He requested the staff working in these check posts to enhance the tax income with their committed efforts.
Mr Ramakrishnudu announced that the ban on transfers would be lifted soon and also assured that incentives would be given to those who achieve targets.
The Commercial Taxes Commissioner B. Syamala Rao said that special enforcement wings will be set up at the check posts for their effective functioning. He urged the employees to work with accountability and transparency.
Additional commissioner Lakshmi Prasad, DCTOs, CTOs and other staff of the Commercial Taxes department participated.
( Source : dc correspondent )
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