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Chief Secretary Dr. DK Tiwari instructed the Secretaries of various departments to speed up revenue collection by deciding responsibility with the goal. He clarified that according to the target, the achievement of officials and personnel will also be considered as an annual achievement. On the basis of that annual assessment of work will be done. The Chief Secretary was reviewing revenue collection with secretaries of various departments at Project Building Secretariat.

The Chief Secretary emphasized on increasing the tax collection on non-GST products and asked the Finance Department to form a long-term strategy for this. He said that 14 per cent central dividend from GST will become zero by 2020. In this situation, it is necessary to make an action plan to compensate. Expressing satisfaction over the increase in the taxpayers in the state, he said that take legal action against those registering taxpayers in a fraudulent manner. The instructions for reviewing all such cases were given to the police. Regarding the shortage of personnel in certain departments, the Chief Secretary clarified that this shortage will be removed, but the responsibility will also be decided by giving target of tax collection to all such people. He instructed the respective departments to set targets for each district. The Department of Excise is directed to study the revenue of other states and implement that in perspective of Jharkhand. To control illegal liquor, all the deputy commissioners were also asked to join the campaign.

It is to be noted that as soon as the Chief Secretary took charge, all the heads of the departments were instructed to set the target. Based on this, the annual target of the revenue department in the current financial year was instructed to complete in time.  In addition, the annual target of the Department of Mines, Commercial Tax Department, Transport Department, Excise and Finance was decided. At the same time, the Finance Department was instructed to set annual revenue target of Water Resources Department, Forest and Environment Department and Urban Development Department.

Goal of Departments- 
Commercial Tax Department- 16,700 crore
Excise Department-1800 crore
Transport Department- 1200 crore
Registration- 700 crore
Revenue and Land reforms department- 650 crore 


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