UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey took over as the Revenue Secretary in the Finance Ministry after Hasmukh Adhia retired on Friday.
“My priority at this moment is to help improve the tax-GDP ratio in the country by introducing technology and also making procedures, rules and regulations simpler so that people have a natural incentive to comply,” Ajay Bhushan Pandey told Doordarshan during an interaction.
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Pandey said the government had taken many steps in recent months to simplify the tax system, GST returns. “From the three-returns system, we will be moving to a single-return system in the next few months. Tax refunds will be streamlined. My effort will be to make the system as simple and convenient as possible through technology.”
An official statement from the finance ministry said ironing out problem areas in GST implementation and streamlining procedures for improving ease of doing business were also on top on the agenda. The statement said he would welcome any suggestions from the public on direct and indirect tax reforms.
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