Vijayawada: In order to raise the income of the state, the Road Transport Authority (RTA) officials of Krishna district have been directed to achieve a target of `298 crore for the year 2015-16.
The Road Transport Authority officials are geared up to fill the state’s treasury by collecting more taxes from the vehicles entering into the state. The yearly targets, which were directed by the finance committee and the state, have now been hiked after the state was bifurcated and set a ringing amount to add more money from the various available services. 3
However, the departments are wondering how Krishna district has topped the list with an annual target of Rs 298 crore, followed by Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Guntur and Kurnool next in the list. “We are mainly focused on our income sources like life tax, fees and quarterly tax payments, detections and customer service tax.”
“If any one of the taxes in the list fails to generate, it will reflect in the total revenue of the department,” said DTC S. Venkateswara Rao.
Krishna district is on the top of the list, rated with a target of Rs 298 crores, which was hiked by 11 per cent from the previous year’s collections of Rs 267 crores. So far, Rs 75 crore of revenue has been generated in three months.
RTO officials have been conducting many internal programmes and guiding their staff to achieve the desired targets that are set by the state government. “We are trying to achieve our targets as early as possible. And we have been monitoring on all the sections in our department to put a stop on the tax defaulters.”“Till now we successfully generated Rs 75 crores from the district,” said Road Transport Officer Purendra....
Location: Andhra Pradesh