The department of State Taxes and Excise, Himachal Pradesh organized GST awareness programmes simultaneously at 38 locations across the State today with participation of 4,400 stakeholders.
The event held today has been adjudged as a unique record by INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS.The Certificate in this regard was presented to Subhasish Panda, Principal Secretary of the department by Bhanu Pratap, adjudicator of INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS at the H.P. Secretariat.
While addressing the concluding session Principal Secretary State Taxes and Excise Subhasish Panda said that voluntary tax compliance is the life line of modern tax administration. The department has taken a number of initiatives after implementation of GST to strengthen this life line.
The Tax HAAT Program launched by the Hon'ble Chief Minister in Jan 2022, was the latest such initiative in this direction, he said. He hoped that today's unique initiative of the department registered as a record by the prestigious India Book of Record will help generate greater awareness of GST provisions for ensuring improved voluntary tax compliances.
He congratulated the department for being sensitive to issues of trade and industry and successfully organizing the event.Commissioner of State Taxes and Excise Yunus informed that today's event was attended by entrepreneurs, members of trade and industry from across all segments.
He said that the event was very well received by trade and industry. He thanked the State Government for supporting the unique initiative of the department for generating awareness among stakeholders.
He emphasized that the feedback collected from the stakeholders during the events will be utilized to fine tune the future awareness programmes.The representative of India Book of Records Bhanu Pratap said that India Book of Records has an impeccable record of certifying and honoring excellence while maintaining the highest level of transparency.
He congratulated the department on successfully achieving this great feat.Additional Commissioner of State Taxes and Excise Sunil Sharma, Assistant Commissioner Rakesh Sharma and other officers of the department were also present on the occasion.