Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today launched new web portal of Excise and Taxation department for e-payment of VAT at his Office Chamber here today by accepting payment of Rs. 99,999 from Sanjay Guleria, Director, Symbiotic Drugs and Diabetic Care Private Limited, Parwanoo and issuing them hard copy of the electronically generated receipts.
Chief Minister congratulated the E and T Department for launching the e-enabled web portal to facilitate businessmen adding a new chapter into the state’s e-governance endeavours.
Initially the facility would be available to the traders having TIN numbers issued by the Department of E and T and having their accounts in the SBI and PNB Banks.
With the launch of the facility, VAT payers can deposit their payments electronically upto 2100 hrs every day and the payment made after that would be accounted for on the next date.
He said this internet enabled operation will reduced cost and is based upon citizen-centric perspective for improved convenience of the people. He said the facility would enable the businessman to make payment from any part of the world through email and save them from all hassles they had been experiencing in depositing the VAT etc. in the respective offices in person.