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Compared with the last year, the tax collection has gone up by Rs. 323 crore in the first quarter from April to June this year. As against the collection of Rs. 2,341 crore in the same period in the corresponding year, Rs. 2664 crore was collected in the current year.
The Commercial Taxes Department collected Rs. 1,738 crore as against Rs. 1,551 crore in the previous year.
The Excise Department collected Rs. 437 crore, and the Stamps and Registration Department Rs. 300 crore.
The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the performance of the tax mobilisation departments, and urged the officials to continue their efforts to reach the annual targets. He instructed the Commercial Taxes Commissioner to see that integrated check-posts started functioning from January 1, 2004, as announced in the Budget. He also directed that the long-pending cases due to litigation be settled by December, so that more revenue was realised.
With regard to the computerisation of sub-registrars' offices across the State under the "Cauvery'' programme, Mr. Krishna said it should be completed by September 1.
He instructed the Transport Commissioner to implement the decisions announced in the Budget, such as repealing of the Contract Carriages (Acquisition) Act, 1976.
The Chief Minister directed the heads of the departments to come out with a proposal providing for granting incentives to officials who made outstanding efforts in tax mobilisation.
Mr. Krishna directed the departments to construct their own buildings to accommodate their offices. The Heads of the Commercial Taxes, Transport, Excise, and Stamps and Registration departments assured the Chief Minister that they would achieve the targets for tax collection in the next quarter, those for the year.
K. Jairaj, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, M.K. Shankarlinge Gowda, Secretary to the Chief Minister, G. Guru Charan, Finance Secretary (Budget), D.N. Narasimha Raju, Finance Secretary (Expenditure), Ashok Kumar Manoli, Commercial Tax Commissioner, Patnaik, Excise Commissioner, I.M. Vittal Murthy, Transport Commissioner, D. Satyamurthy, Inspector General, Stamps and Registration, and Ram Sheshan, Managing Director, Beverages Corporation attended the meeting.
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