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English Release 30-October 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
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  • Good Performance of NCDC
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Sugar production estimated 250.46 lakh tons during 2014-15
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Government Announces Measures for Fiscal Prudence and Economy; Every Ministry / Department to Effect A Mandatory 10% Cut in Non-Plan Expenditure; Utmost Economy to be Observed in Organizing Conferences/Seminars/Workshops; Ban on Purchase of Vehicles; in all Cases of Air Travel, the Lowest Air Fare Tickets Available for Entitled Class to be Purchased/Procured.
  • Government Committed to Increase Savings Rate in the Country: Secretary, Financial Services;
  • Finance Minister Asks the Senior Officers of the Income Tax Department not to Lose Sight of Domestic Black Money
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • For ending TB, Dr Harsh Vardhan calls for “Power of belief”
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Activities on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations on 31st October
  • Union Home Minister Approves Grant of Higher Compensation to Victims of Riots, Naxal and Terrorist Violence
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • Ministry of HRD to Host 2nd Meeting of SAARC Education Ministers
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • Shri Arvind Mayaram is New Secretary of Minority Affairs
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Early closure of Government Offices today in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk
  • ACC Appointments
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 85.14 per bbl on 29.10.2014
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Japan offers assistance in promoting Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Uma Bharti to Visit Kanpur Tomorrow
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi to hold first round of Regional Consultations on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme in Chandigarh tomorrow

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Ministry of Finance22-November, 2012 16:44 IST
Reduction in Fiscal Deficit by increased Tax Collection

 

           

            The following steps are being taken by the Ministry to mobilize resources to increase tax collection in order to reduce fiscal deficit:-

(A)                Direct Taxes:

(i)                 Monitoring of Advance Tax payment especially by top taxpayers; Emphasis is also given to monitor Advance tax payers that have to pay Alternate Minimum Tax applicable from the Financial Year;

(ii)               Conducting surveys for detection of concealment of income and for compliance of TDS provisions.  Detection of new areas of violation/avoidance of the provisions of TDS and taking action for proper deduction and deposit of TDS;

(iii)             Organizing training programs for senior management as well as for DDOs (particularly of Government departments and PSUs) to spreading awareness about TDS &TCS provisions;

(iv)             Emphasis on collection out of arrear demand and monitoring of high default cases;

(v)               Detailed strategy for making quality assessment has also been devised;

(vi)             Cross-verification of data collected through Annual Information Return with the return of income and issuance of notices in suitable cases.  Using the data collected through Transaction statements for better quality assessments as well as recovery of demand;

(vii)           Multi-media campaign to encourage voluntary compliance of tax laws.

 

 

(B)                Indirect Taxes:

 

(i)                 To broaden the tax base and limit exemptions, negative list based comprehensive approach to service tax has been introduced with effect from the 1st July, 2012.

(ii)               From 1st of October, 2012, service tax on transport of goods and passengers (in air-conditioned class and first class) by rail has been brought into effect.

(iii)             In addition, other steps including monitoring of revenue, strengthening of anti-evasion and audit mechanism, conduct of targeted audits and search operations, adjudication of pending show cause cum demand notices, realization of arrears, steps to curb undervaluation of import, disposal of confiscated bullion and precious stones, administrative steps like redeployment of human power to service tax field formations which have more potential for augmentation of revenue.

 

             This was stated by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri   Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Rajya  Sabha today.

 

 

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(Release ID :89199)

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