Member of the 15th Finance Commission Ajay Narayan Jha complimented the State initiatives for collecting GST.
He made this remark during a presentation made to him by the Chief Secretary on various measures of the state government such as Rationalization of circles, setting up of Economic Intelligence Units, Strategic tax Units, use of different modules, Apps, use of IT, Effective Utilization of Staff, etc. which enabled effective implementation of GST in the State.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar briefed him about the initiatives taken to sending notices to the defaulters, SMS to pending GST-returns, automatic issue of 3A-notices and a special focus on tax evasion.
Ajay Narayan also noted various suggestions, advice received during the meeting and also discussed IGST data-sharing, Central and State coordination, Incentives to best performing States etc.
The other top officials who participated in the meeting include Advisor to Govt G.R.Reddy, Principal Secretary to Govt. (Finance) K.Ramakrishna Rao, Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Smt. Neetu Prasad, Secretary to Finance Ronald Ross and other officials attended the meeting.