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Maharashtra records 13% increase in excise revenue collection

State Excise Department has succeeded in making Maharashtra a leading state in the country in terms of revenue collection. Maharashtra recorded a 13% increase making the total amount to be Rs.10, 567crore in the revenue collection in the financial year (2013-14).

A considerable amount of revenue has been gathered from Mumbai city as well as suburban areas. The suburbs marked an increase of 30% by increasing the revenue from Rs 169 crore in the last financial year to Rs.221 crore in 2013-14. Similarly, the revenue generated from the city increased from Rs. 85, 61,00,773 in the last financial year to Rs 104,74,11,417 in 2013-2014.

The revenue increase in the last financial year (2012- 2013) which was Rs.9, 461 crore has recorded an increase of 10%. It should be noted that the total increase in the revenue since the financial year 2010 to 2013 (March) has recorded a total increase of 68% i.e; the revenue collection by the State Excise Department has jumped from Rs 5,800 crore in 2010-11 to Rs 10,567 crore in 2013-14.

The officials say apart from the rise in tax there are several factors that have resulted to this achievement of the department:
- Filling up of 50% of vacancies in the department
- Business Intelligence Tools (system)
- E- Payment

The department in the last three years has recruited various employees in various cadres in the last 3 years. Also, the department has heavy-duty computerizing system due to which we come to know about all the transactions made by the liquor manufacturers online.

The E-payment initially started in February 2012 but complete implementation by all units began from this year.

“The financial year’s (2013-2014) revenue collection was 10,567crore from which more than 96% of collection was made from E-payment. We recruited 1500 staff since the last three years who are performing very well directly increasing the revenue collection,” said Prasad Surve, Director, State Excise.

Speaking to mid-day, Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, Commissioner, State Excise Department said, “Maharashtra has been able to increase the revenue and maintain the sales because of following everything as needed. The staff has been dedicated and continually working for the more revenue generation.”

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