The Prime Minister exhorted the officers to improve their work-culture, to incorporate both a “sense of urgency”, and “measurability”, in their performance.
Mentioning the benefits of the GST, the Prime Minister said that besides economic integration of the country, and transparency in the system; more than 17 lakh new Traders have been brought into the indirect tax system within two months.
The Prime Minister said that in order to enable all traders to take maximum benefit of GST, we should work towards ensuring that all traders, including even relatively smaller traders with a turnover below Rs. 20 lakhs, should register with the GST system. He asked the officers to make efforts in this regard by designing a system for this category.
PM Modi asked the officers to fix clear targets to improve the country’s tax administration by 2022, the 75th anniversary of independence.
He said human interface must be kept to a minimum in tax administration.
The Prime Minister asked for a push to be given to “e-assessment” and anonymity of proceedings using technology, so that vested interests do not impede the due process of law.