Chief Commissioner's Desk

The Jaipur CGST and Central Excise Zone is mandated to administer various provisions of CGST Act, 2017; IGST Act,2017; Central Excise Act,2002 and other allied Acts in the State of Rajasthan.

2. Rajasthan is geographically the largest state of the country. After introduction of GST from 01-07-2017, the number of taxpayers under GST regime in Rajasthan, which were migrated from Central Excise, Service Tax and VAT, increased to almost 7.5 Lakhs from 3.85 Lakhs. Out of 7.5 Lakhs taxpayers in the state, CGST Jaipur Zone is administering about 2.5 Lakhs taxpayers. With a view to provide efficient service, the work in the Zone is divided amongst the Commissionerates located at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar and Udaipur; each headed by the Commissioner and supported by other officers and staff spread over 36 Divisions and 170 Ranges.

3. CGST and Central Excise, Jaipur Zone has collected Rs.13994 crores in 2018-19 to post GST. The main sectors contributing significantly in GST revenue are Zinc and Lead, Cement, insurance services, mining services, telecommunications, iron and steel and real estate sector. Similarly, the Jaipur Zone has collected revenue of Rs.4427 crores in 2018-19 from non-GST commodities like petroleum.

4. Rajasthan is also contributing significantly in terms of export of handicrafts, textiles and marbles. With a view to provide refund of taxes involved in export of goods and services, the Department is regularly working on trade facilitation by way of sanction of refund in a time bound manner and every efforts are made to ensure that the refunds are granted within 30 days of filing of claim. The whole world is affected due to COVID-19, which has seriously impacted not only population but the economy also. The trade and industry have been facing problem of liquidity also and with a view to provide immediate funds, special drive has been launched by the Department to process and sanction all refund claims to the claimants. In the said drive, almost all refund claims have been sanctioned/processed by the Department and only 1% is remaining, that too of a week or where show cause notices have been issued on certain grounds. It is requested that replies to the show cause notices can be expedited, so that those claims can also be sanctioned without further delay.

5. I must compliment trade and industry in the State to have shown massive interest in the recently concluded Sabka Vishwas Scheme, wherein around 13500 applications were received, having duty implication of Rs.2250 crores.

6. I assure every member of trade and industry and other stakeholders that officers of the Department would not only travel extra miles to facilitate them but also take tough action against tax evaders, including involved in issuance of fake invoices. If the taxpayers have any suggestion or issue, they may approach us through email or telephone numbers mentioned on this site.

Promod Kumar Singh