Odisha Achieves 10% Growth in Revenue Collection in 2015-16

Odisha government said it achieved around 10 per cent growth in revenue collection during 2015-16.

Published: 06th April 2016 04:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2016 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government today said it achieved around 10 per cent growth in revenue collection during 2015-16.

Reviewing the overall of revenue collection during 2015-16, Chief Secretary A P Padhi advised the major revenue earning departments to harness the untapped sources for enhancing the collection, according to an official statement.

Steel & Mines department was advised to enhance the level of production within the permitted capacity of mining leases.

The Revenue & Disaster Management Department was urged to initiate follow up action on the study report about stamp duty and registration fees.

Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan asked the revenue earning departments to use the IT platform for Focused Arrear Recovery Monitoring System (FARMS), it said.

This would help the departments to monitor and augment arrear revenue collection.

The departments were also asked to make full utilisation of electronics mode for receipt of revenue.

So far, this system has been enabled in commercial taxes, mining revenue, excise duty, electricity duty & inspection fees for captive consumption, motor vehicle tax and e-dharani.

It was proposed to enable the system fully in stamp duty, land revenue, industrial water rate and forest royalty soon. This would help the tax payers in making payment of tax and also facilitate the departments to monitor the revenue flow & detect of the defaults, it said.

Available data shows during 2014-15 the total own tax revenue collection was around 19,824.44 crore and non-tax revenue was around Rs 8,070.87 crore, making a total revenue flow of Rs 27,899.31 crore.

As per the tentative figures available, there has been around 10 per cent growth in revenue collection during 2015-16, the release said.

Chief Secretary Padhi directed the departments to adopt proactive revenue measures with a target of about Rs 36,000 crore for current financial year so as to support higher plan outlay and enhanced capital investment.

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