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Chief Minister launches e-form facility

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He calls upon the trade and industry to make better use of the electronic services

TECH TOUCH: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Finance Minister Prafulla Gadhai and other dignitaries at the inauguration of e-form and Orissa Treasury Portal in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. — PHOTO: ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY
TECH TOUCH: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Finance Minister Prafulla Gadhai and other dignitaries at the inauguration of e-form and Orissa Treasury Portal in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. — PHOTO: ASHOKE CHAKRABARTY

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the e-form facility and treasury portal of the Commercial Taxes Department of the State government at a function held at the IDCOL Auditorium here on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the launching of the e-form facility would be another milestone in the government's efforts to provide e-governance administration to the people of the State.

Praising the Commercial Taxes Department for launching the service, Mr. Patnaik said the e-form facility would enable the dealers to obtain waybills and other statutory forms electronically. The dealers would no longer need to come to the offices time and again to obtain various statutory forms.

“I am told the dealers paying tax and filing returns electronically will be able to download electronic waybills almost instantaneously. This will facilitate the business transactions of traders and dealers saving their precious time and usher in a business-friendly environment in the commercial taxes administration,” Mr. Patnaik said.

Observing that commercial taxes were the most important source of revenue of the State, Mr. Patnaik said efficient and transparent administration of the commercial taxes would help the growth of trade and industry.

Treasury portal

Informing that the Commercial Taxes Department had formulated and implemented a time-bound action plan for delivery of various e-services, Mr. Patnaik said that the e-services launched by the department during last year had been well appreciated by the business community.

Mr. Patnaik also expressed satisfaction over the launch of the Orissa Treasury portal. This portal would provide the facility for payment of commercial taxes and various other taxes electronically.

While calling upon the trade and industry to make use of these electronic services, Mr. Patnaik advised the departments concerned to maintain efficiency in providing these services. The Chief Minister also presented e-forms to two dealers during the function. Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai and other dignitaries were present.

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