Dy CM Chowna Mein who is also the Minister of Finance said that the state govt will make provision for online payment of tax by the private companies and industries in the state soon. He said this in a meeting with the Executive Director of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, State Office, Assam Oil Division, who called on him in his office today.
Mein said that online payment of tax would facilitate the private companies and industries in tax payment as the payment through cheque is a cumbersome and lengthy process. He also stated that this is a part of Investment Policy of the state govt to welcome the Private Investors/Industries in the state. He added that with the enforcement of GST, payment through online would be mandatory which would also check leakage of revenue.
Deputy CM also assured the visitors that their request for acceptance of one time monthly payment instead of consignment wise payment will also be looked into by the state govt. However, he said that necessary amendments in the Arunachal Goods Tax Act and Arunachal Entry Tax Act, 2010 have to be brought into before implementing it.
Dipankar Roy, ED, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd assured the Deputy Chief Minister that the Indian Oil Corporation is committed to ensure timely supply of essential commodities like Petrol, Diesel & Kerosene to Arunachal Pradesh including airports at Aalo, Pasighat and Ziro. He also informed that the efforts are on to advance the commissioning of the expansion of Doimukh Depot before the schedule date on December 2018 (actual date of commissioning on February 2019).
While asking for facilitation of processes for smooth payment of taxes, Roy said that Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is one of the highest contributors of revenue to the state exchequer of Arunachal Pradesh.
He was accompanied by DGMs, KK Handique & Ashish Gauba and other team of senior officials of IOCL, Assam Oil Division.