Odisha News Insight

Odisha achieves 25% Growth in Revenue Generation by Sept 2015

Naveen PatnaikBhubaneswar, 1st Oct: Beating the global slowdown in steel and mineral market, State has achieved 25.43% growth in revenue generation both from tax and non-tax sources by September, 2015 in comparison to the corresponding period of last fiscal year.

This has been discussed in all Secretaries meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Gokul Chandra Pati in secretariat conference hall today. The State Plan Expenditure has also grown by 24.07% at the end of September in comparison to the same period of last year.

Chief Secretary has advised various departments to expedite implementation of administrative reforms, further simplify the ease of doing business in the State and facilitate the process for  setting up the industrial units. Sri Pati has also directed to provide handholding support to local entrepreneurs and start up ventures.

Focusing on redressal of public grievances Sri Pati has directed all departments to ensure 100% disposal of all grievances taking each case to a logical end. Chief Secretary has warned that any delay in the implementation of administrative reforms and redressal of public grievances on part of any Govt officer will be seriously viewed. Chief Secretary has also directed to expedite the process of reform in administration and management of Jagganath temple at Puri. It has been decided to build up a corpus fund for the temple.

Available data show that the own tax revenue generation by end of September, 2015 has been 10134.48 cr marking a growth of 29.27% over last year. This includes land revenue, professional tax, stamps & registration duties, sales tax, vehicle tax, electricity tax etc. The revenue from non-tax sources like mining royalty, industrial water tax, irrigation water use, forest & wild life, and other sources has been 3053.10 cr marking a growth of 14.18% over last year. In total there has been overall revenue growth of 25.43% with total collection of Rs13.187.59 Cr.

The Development Commissioner Sri Upendra Nath Behera, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Sri Aditya Padhi along with Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and Special Secretaries of various departments participated in the discussions.

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