GOVT. OFFICIALS SACRIFICING THEIR FORTHCOMING HOLIDAYS TO HONOUR GST REFUND IN NCR BY 31ST MARCH, SAYS COMMISSIONER, CENTRAL EXCISE, DELHI

GOVT. OFFICIALS SACRIFICING THEIR FORTHCOMING HOLIDAYS TO HONOUR GST REFUND IN NCR BY 31ST MARCH, SAYS COMMISSIONER, CENTRAL EXCISE, DELHI

GOVT. OFFICIALS SACRIFICING THEIR FORTHCOMING HOLIDAYS TO HONOUR GST REFUND IN NCR BY 31ST MARCH, SAYS COMMISSIONER, CENTRAL EXCISE, DELHI

No.PR-192

March 28, 2018

New Delhi

 

GOVT. OFFICIALS SACRIFICING THEIR FORTHCOMING HOLIDAYS TO HONOUR GST REFUND IN  NCR BY 31ST MARCH, SAYS COMMISSIONER, CENTRAL EXCISE, DELHI

 

Commissioner, Central Excise, Delhi, Mr. Pramod Kumar on Wednesday assured business and trading communities in and around Delhi that are starving and craving for their GST refunds, declaring that the government would largely honour and deliver such refunds pending until February 2018 by March 31st.

 

Addressing a Workshop on E-Way Bill Mechanism, Refund on Export, Returns, Tax Invoice and Delivery Challan under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Kumar claimed that the functionaries in the State’s tax department would be sacrificing their forthcoming government holidays for this purpose so that pending refunds are largely honoured as stated.

 

Not only in Delhi, the officials in the tax departments both in Centre and other states would be working overtime so that the issue relating to GST refunds that are hugely talked about are delivered to the businesses and trading communities concerned, indicated Mr. Kumar.

 

According to him, GST refunds pending until February 2018 is the targeted priority of the government and hoped that with due diligence it would be honoured by March 31st 2018.

 

Explaining about the implementation process of E-Way Bill, Mr. Kumar announced that this would happen in phased manner beginning 15th of April, the outer limit of which would be 1st of June 2018 whereas inter-state E-Way Bill would come into effect from 1st of April 2018.

 

Joint Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, UP, Mr. Dharamveer Singh who was also present on the occasion admitted glitches happening on GST implementation since the taxation is a new one and therefore, appealed to the business community present on the occasion to be patient as the State would do all possible to ensure that GST refunds and E-Way Bill implementation would happen as per best practices and efficient manner of tax administration.

 

In his welcome remarks, Chairman, Indirect Taxes Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. Bimal Jain emphasised that despite government’s ceaseless efforts to bring about transparency and effectiveness in GST implementation, pitfalls and potholes still exist and need to be addressed at various levels so that its implementation become smoother and effective as per optimum satisfaction and anticipation of taxpaying communities.  Co-Chairman, Indirect Taxes Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. N K Gupta was also present on the occasion.

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal

Consultant (PR)