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2012 to be observed as e-governance year

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At the two day state Finance Ministers meet in Bhopal it has been decided that all the states in the country will observe 2012 as e-governance year and computerise all tax related activities. This is being done with the objective of enhancing revenues and prevent tax evasion.
“The empowered committee of the state finance ministers has decided to computerise its operations to prevent tax evasion, enhance tax collection and evading corruption involved in the system by observing 2012 as the e-governance year,” the panel chairman and Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters after the two-day meeting.
The employment of e-Governance practises and minimising of human element has led to good results for states such as Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Corruption has been reduced and people have benefitted due to more efficient services.
The states have agreed to implement initiatives like e-return, e-registration and e-payment among others as done by these states in their commercial taxes department to enhance their revenue.

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