In recognition of the efforts made by Railways in timely collection and remittance of Goods and Services Tax (GST) pertaining to the state of Andhra Pradesh, the Central GST Department in Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam awarded the “Top GST Tax Payer Award’ to South Central Railway under the service provider category for the financial year 2020-21. The Shield was received by SCR Officials at CGST Commissionerate, Guntur on the occasion of 04th GST Day Celebrations.
South Central Railway provides various services such as transportation of freight, passengers and other allied services like advertisement, catering services, renting of immovable property etc., It is mandatory to remit the GST collected for the services provided by the Railways to the Government. Accordingly, the total collection and remittance of GST for these services in the State of Andhra Pradesh has amounted to Rs. 332.83 Crores, making SCR the top tax payer in the service provider category for the financial year 2020-21.
Sustained efforts made by South Central Railway in implementation of GST system by adapting new technologies and introduction of digital initiatives helped the Zone to attain this achievement. online payments, speedy compilation of data and punctuality in remittance have paved the way to keep up tax compliance.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR appreciated the efforts of officers and staff of South Central Railway especially the Accounts department for their dedication and hard work in making prompt payment of taxes. He advised the staff to continue the same tempo in future.