Introduction of GST has brought about positive changes in the Northeast and Tripura in particular with the tax collection from inter-state trade going upto Rs. 982.50 crore in Tripura alone in FY 2022-23 the 5-6 years post GST and merely Rs. 4.21 crore was received as Central Sales Tax collection in 2016-17 l.e. in the pre-GST regime.. Coming of GST meant good for the NE region and the case of Tripura is enviable, stated the Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today after Inaugurating the newly built GST Bhavan at Agartala.
She expressed happiness over the coming of this GST Bhavan with dedicated space for training purpose and other necessary facilities. This newly developed infrastructure will ensure convenience for the officers and traders as well. She said more businesses came into the fold of the system with the introduction of GST and with the GST bringing along various facilities more people should be enrolled even the small traders and people living in far-flung areas of the state. For that the officers of the department have to be pro-active and reaching upto the people in the field if necessary.
The programme was also attended by the of Central Revenue Secretary Sanjay Malhotra, chairman of CBIC Vivek Johri, Principal of DGHRD Neeta Lal Butalia, other CBIC members, chief engineer of CPWD and other high officials of the department.
In his welcome address CBIC chairman Vivek Johri said, this building has been constructed to give good ambience to the officers for better performance. As a part of building physical infrastructure now the Northeast region has 11 Commissionerate and earlier there were only three Commissionerate.
This newly built 7-storey GST Bhavan with various modern facilities also houses the office of Customs. Vote of thanks was given by Yogendra Garg, Chief Commissioner of CGST and Customs, Guwahati Zone.