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‘Central excise plays major role in country’s fiscal development’

Well done: Income Tax Commissioner Chandra Y. Reddy handing over performance trophies to officers and staff during the Central Excise Day celebrations in Guntur on Wednesday. —

Well done: Income Tax Commissioner Chandra Y. Reddy handing over performance trophies to officers and staff during the Central Excise Day celebrations in Guntur on Wednesday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar

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GUNTUR: Central Excise plays a major role in economic development of the country by contributing 30 per cent of the revenue generated through direct and indirect taxes, said Guntur Income Tax Commissioner Chandra Y Reddy.

Formally inaugurating the 67th Central Excise Day at the ITA Hall here on Wednesday, she said the role of the department had undergone a great transformation since the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act 1944, but was playing an active role in the budgetary allocation for social and economic development of the people of the country.

While Income Tax was direct tax on the income of individuals and companies, Excise Duty was levied at the manufacturing point of commodities thus playing a complimentary role in the revenue generation for the country’s exchequer, she observed.

Central Excise Commissioner Dakshina Murthy said officers and staff help the department generate revenue even at the risk of their lives and officers of the Customs and Central Excise Department are considered for grant of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for exceptionally meritorious service at the risk of life and specially distinguished record of their service.

A large change had come in the areas of activities. From being enforcers of law by checking movement of goods to scrutinising returns filed by the companies online/physical had made the job challenging for all. He said there was still a scope for change in the way the department conducted itself so that it reached closer to the people whom it served.

Some of the staff members and officers were given away trophies by Ms. Chandra for their exemplary performance in collection of Excise Duties.

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