Pune : Rs 17,000 CGST, Rs 2800 crores IGST collected in 2018-19

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4 July 2019, Pune : On the successful completion of two years of historic launch of Goods and Services Tax, Annual GST Day celebrations were held at Ashley House, GST Bhavan, Pune on 1st of July, 2019. It was organized by the officers of Central GST, Central Excise and Customs Zone, Pune.

CGST Pune Zone collected more than Rs.17000 crores as CGST revenue and Rs. 2800 crores of IGST revenue in 2018-19.The function was well attended by officers from the department, other senior officers , prominent members of trade and industry, various trade associations and tax practitioners. The programme began by lighting of the lamp.

Chief commissioner, Central GST and Customs, Pune Zone, Vasa Seshagiri Rao spoke about historic launch of GST on the intervening night of 30th June and 1stJuly, 2017 and it’s contribution in the growth of economy. He further, highlighted the reforms in the pipeline. Rajiv Kapoor, Commissioner, Pune highlighted the proactive measures taken by the government to facilitate smooth implementation of the law and thus, minimise the compliance burden on the taxpayers. He underlined the significant role of GST in formalising the economy and steering the economy towards the motto of ‘One Nation, One Market and One Tax’.

Mukesh Malhotra, MD of M/s. Weikfield Products Corporation and Ex-President of MCCIA, the Guest Speaker, acknowledged the role of CGST Officers in the smooth implementation of law by minimising the chaos, given the scale of operation in a complex country like India, in his address. He highlighted certain pain points where the government should work.

SB Mujumdar, Chancellor of Symbiosis International University graced the occasion as Chief Guest and emphasised the need to tap the Demographic dividend , the enormous young population. He gave example of South Korea. He highlighted the need to have quality education and more freedom for universities to work. He wished that GST will lead to progress and prosperity of country. Commendation certificates were awarded to departmental officers for their special contribution in implementation of GST. The officers from SGST Maharashtra department were also present during the discussion.

A jugalbandi of sarod and tabla was performed in-house by a departmental officer and a local artist that delightfully enthralled the audiences. Pankaj Dwivedi, Additional Commissioner CGST Audit-I gave the vote of thanks and concluded the event.