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Rs 1,162 cr anomalies in Assam’s revenue dept in 2012-13

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Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has found various anomalies like irregular exemption and non-levy
CAGGuwahati: Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has found various anomalies like irregular exemption and non-levy of taxes involving monetary implication to the tune of Rs 1,161.79 crore during 2012-13 in the revenue department of Assam government.

As per the CAG’s report for the financial year which ended on March 31, 2013, Government of Assam (Revenue Sector) tabled in the Assam Legislative Assembly today different cases related to “non-short levy of taxes/duties, interest and penalty etc, loss of revenue, irregular exemption and other irregularities” were found.

The report also contained a performance audit on ‘Receipts under State Excise’.

“The above cases involve monetary implication of Rs 1,161.79 crore,” the CAG said.

The report said total receipts of the state in 2012-13 was Rs 30,690.98 crore against Rs 27,455.39 crore in the previous fiscal.

Of this, 35 per cent was raised by Assam as tax and non-tax revenue, while the rest came from the Centre in the form of the state’s share of net proceeds of divisible Union taxes ad grants-in-aid.

“Failure of senior officials to ensure timely replies and accountability resulted in non-settlement of 3,211 paragraphs involving revenue implication of Rs 1,299.15 crore at the end of June 2013,” the report pointed out.

The CAG said excess allowance of remission to industrial units resulted in non-realisation of tax and interest of Rs 11.76 crore in FY’13.

The government also had to forego a revenue of Rs 7.3 crore due to non-execution of conveyance deeds between landowners and developers, it added.

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