Commercial Taxes Dept is now State Taxes Dept

Commercial Taxes Dept is now State Taxes Dept

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, approved the reorganisation of the Commercial Taxes Department with a view to bringing its functioning in tune with the requirements of the GST legislation and to improve its efficiency in tax administration.
The SAC approved renaming of Commercial Taxes Department as State Taxes Department, re-designation of the existing posts, re-designation of 10 posts of Assistant Commissioners, Commercial Taxes as Assistant Commissioner, State Taxes (Enforcement) with their defined areas of jurisdiction.
After the introduction of GST in the State, a need has arisen to reorganise and restructure the existing commercial taxes department in keeping with the requirements of the GST legislation as has been done by the other states and the Central Excise Department. The existing field formations in the department are required to handle all key functions in a particular geographic region under VAT regime and therefore require an immediate restructuring.
The SAC approved creation of 4 posts of Deputy Commissioner, State Taxes, enforcement in the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 Grade Pay (7600) (pre-revised), 1 post of Assistant Commissioner, State Taxes (Technical) in the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 Grade Pay 6600 (pre-revised) in the Commissionerate Office, 4 posts of System Analyst in the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 Grade Pay 6600 (pre-revised) in the ICT Governance Wing of State Taxes Department.
Further, SAC approved the creation of 1 post of Estates Officer in the Pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 Grade Pay 6600 (pre-revised) in the Commissionerate Office, 14 posts of State Taxes Officer in the pay scale of Rs 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4800 (pre-revised), 2 posts of Administrative Officer in the pay scale of Rs 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4800 (pre-revised), 1 post of Accounts Officer in the pay scale of pay scale of 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4800 (pre-revised) in the Commissionerate office, 6 posts of Senior Stenographer in the pay scale of Rs 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4600 (pre-revised) by corresponding reduction of equal numbers of posts of Inspectors, 11 posts of Cashier in the Pay scale of Rs 9300-34800 Grade Pay 4200 (pre-revised) by corresponding reduction of equal numbers of posts of Inspectors and 27 posts of Driver in the pay scale of Rs. 5200-20200 Grade Pay 1300 (pre-revised) and One hundred and forty eight (148) posts of Orderlies.
The SAC approved upgradation of 6 posts of Audit Supervisors, 2 posts of Stamp Supervisors as Section Officers, 14 Posts of Assistant Audit Supervisors as Cashiers and 16 Posts of Auditors as Senior Assistants.