76% commercial tax collection from Patna circle: Modi
Patna: Out of the total collection of commercial taxes in Bihar, all the eleven circles in the state capital in Patna contributed 76 percent of the total collection of taxes, Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, who also holds additional portfolio of commercial taxes, said.
Replying to a short-notice question of ruling BJP MLA Vinod Narayan Jha, Modi said till January 12 of the financial year 2011-12, only two circles collected commercial taxes to the tune of Rs 3786 crore against the state's target of Rs 5870 crore, 64.51 percent of the total collection of the commercial taxes in Bihar, Modi said.
Out of the total tax collection all the 11 circles in Patna collection was pegged at Rs 4470.11 crore, which was 76 percent of the total collection, he said.
Modi said similarly, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, Darbhanga, Katihar and Bhagalpur had a contribution of eight percent in tax collection till January 2012.
Collection of the commercial taxes was on the higher side because of the state capital being the hub of business activities, he explained and said around 1.15 lakh traders have been registered for realisation of commercial taxes in Bihar which is no way less than any other states in the country.
Modi said the department would conduct afresh survey and registration programme for the traders in Bihar.