Srinagar: Commissioner State Taxes, J&K, Rashmi Singh called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan on Thursday.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that Additional Commissioner State Taxes Kashmir Shakeel Maqbool accompanied her.
Singh apprised the LG that the State Taxes Department of J&K had been awarded SKOCH Award 2023 in Finance Silver category for its successful implementation of GST and record growth exhibited in the last financial year with innovative strategies combining both regulatory and promotive measures.
She apprised the LG of the initiatives of the department to increase taxpayer awareness, including seminars, workshops, and outreach programmes to educate taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the umbrella of its Kartavya programme.
The LG appreciated the efforts of the department in ensuring successful implementation of GST and subsequent achievements.
He said that winning the SKOCH Award was a significant accomplishment and reflects the dedication and hard work of the team.
J&K with a GST GDP ratio of 3.65 is amongst the best-performing GST jurisdictions in the country with the GST collections contributing to as much as 45 percent of J&K's own tax revenue.
The growth in GST collections has outpaced the GSDP growth significantly in the last two financial years indicating increased tax base and tax compliance.