Net direct tax collection rose by 12.5 per cent to Rs.2.38 lakh crore in the first six months of the current fiscal mainly on account of growth in personal income tax collection.

Net direct tax collection between April 1 and September 17 in the previous fiscal was Rs.2.11 lakh crore.

Advance Tax collection in the September quarter grew by 9.14 per cent to over Rs.1.14 lakh crore, an official statement said. — PTI