Bengal leads in new tax registrations under GST regime
Kolkata: While the national average is 23 percent, Bengal leads the pack with as high as 77 percent in new tax registration under the GST regime in India.
Arvind Singh, the new Principal Commissioner, GST & CX, Eastern Region, shared the figures at a session named "Democratisation of Services" on the second of the two-day ICT East organised by CII here on Friday.
According to him, even states like Gujarat and Maharashtra are behind Bengal in GST registration.
The figure speaks highly of Bengal, Singh stated, adding that about 2,45,000 people in the state are tax payers while the number in the country stands at around 8 million.
"GST which is technology driven is eliminating human interfaces. Not only has it brought a wonderful change in the entire psyche of businesses, it has given birth to a whole new vocabulary. Words such as OTP and digital signature have emerged. The challenge is to make sure even small business people understand these parlances," he said. Singh further added: "Democratisation of services means larger participation of the common people, not just the big ones. Please make particular efforts to popularise these words."