Revenue generated after the collection of total taxes was set as Rs.736,221 crore by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the national budget 2014-15 presented in the parliament dated 10th July 2014. In this budget all the revenues and expenditures are introduced publicly and a collection target of Rs. 736,221 crore was estimated for the financial year 2014-15 from various sources and taxes launched.
Mr. Jaitley was attending a two-day Annual Conference of the senior officers of Income Tax Department is held every year and this year it was held in New Delhi 21 – 22 July 2014. Along with the FM this conference was attended by the senior officers of the Revenue Department Shri Shaktikant Das, Revenue Secretary, Shri G.S. Sandhu, Secretary, Financial Services, Shri Ravi Mathur, Secretary (Disinvestment), Chairman and Members of CBDT, Chairperson and Members of CBEC.
After the inaugural ceremony of the conference, while addressing the senior members and other officers of the Income tax department Jaitely denoted the department’s credibility and accountability as country’s biggest asset. He shows that the government is hoping that the revenue target of Rs. 736,221 crore can be surpassed by the good techniques and dedication of the department. He further added that, “highest standards of ethics are expected from officers of the department.” to achieve the set target and increase the reputation too.
Further in the conference, Mr, Shaktikanta Das the Revenue Secretary said that the role play of the senior officers works as a guide for the junior and other staff working under them. Thus, it is necessary to use the fair and transparent means to facilitate and achieve the targets. There is a need to find the innovative ways to increase the collection of revenue without litigation.
However, other speakers added that various steps to be taken to smoothen the tax paying activity. The utmost efforts are required to improvise the quality of the tax payer services and achieve the targets. It is also important to brought efficiency and transparency in the whole process to attract tax payers towards their duty of paying tax on time. This will not only helpful to sustain the laws but also enhance the economic condition of the country to implement the growth driven strategies.
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