‘Goa Customs inching towards achieving revenue collection target’
The Chief Commissioner, Customs and Central Excise, Pune Zone, Mr Sanjeev Behari, on Tuesday, said that the Goa Customs is inching towards achieving its revenue collection target despite ban on iron ore exports, on which the Customs and Central Excise is mainly dependent for tax collection.
Mr Behari was addressing the gathering as the chief guest on the occasion of International Customs Day, organised by Commissionerate of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, Goa at the Customs House at Mormugao Harbour.
The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) president, Mr Manguirish Pai Raikar, Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Goa, Mr V P C Rao and Commissioner (appeals), Customs and Central Excise, Goa, Dr G Sreekumar Menon were present on the dais.
As Customs and Central Excise is facing hard times due to the closure of iron ore exports, on which the department is mainly dependent for achieving its revenue collection target, Mr Behari directed the officials to take more efforts in reaching out to the target which is about Rs 4,000 crore.
He said that the Customs and Central Excise faces various difficulties in collecting tax from the unclaimed cargo.
He disclosed that this year’s the theme for the International Customs Day is ‘Innovation of Customs Progress’ and stressed on the steps to be taken up by the Customs and Central Excise to innovate in terms of technology and data base. [NT]