Himachal Excise and Taxation Department has collected a huge revenue of Rs 642 crores in April 2021 as compared to Rs 76 crores collected during the same period last year.
The Department has registered a growth of nine percent in April 2021 in comparison to April 2019 (Rs 590 crores), the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
He said this was in continuation of departments’ marvellous performance in financial year 2020-21 which surpassed the revenue collections by 4 percent in financial year 2020-21 vis-a-vis previous financial year despite heavy disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chief Minister said that the department registered the highest ever GST collection of Rs 429 crores in April 2021 which was Rs 43 crores and Rs 333 crores in April 2020 and April 2019 respectively. Excise function also registered a revenue collection of Rs 142 crores in April 2021 vis-a-vis Rs 8 crores and Rs 155 crores in April 2020 and April 2019 respectively. He said that the initiative of the department, especially regular interaction with taxpayers and recognising their contribution towards the state economy in a pandemic period through issuing appreciation letters is leading to better and timely compliance by taxpayers.