Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


CHANDIGARH: Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema on Friday stated {that a} complete penalty of Rs 3, 11, 16, 366 has been imposed for 533 incorrect payments obtained until February 8, 2024 underneath the ‘Bill Liao Inam Pao’ scheme, out of which penalty of Rs. 2, 12, 18, 191 has been recovered. He stated that underneath this scheme, 918 winners have received prizes value Rs 43, 73, 555 by importing their buy payments on “Mera Bill App” until the top of December 2023.

Disclosing this in a press communique issued right here, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema stated that out of a complete of 59, 616 payments obtained until February 8 underneath the ‘Bill Layao Inam Pao’ scheme, 52, 988 have been verified and 6628 payments are but to be verified. He stated that 1361 notices have additionally been issued to the involved distributors on this regard. He stated {that a} most of 189 incorrect payments have been obtained from the taxation district Ferozepur for which penalties of Rs.34, 99, 250 have been imposed.

The Finance Minister additional knowledgeable that penalties of Rs.16, 95, 294 have been imposed for 86 incorrect payments obtained from Taxation District Faridkot, Rs.19, 47, 192 for 75 incorrect payments obtained from Patiala, Rs.33, 62, 324 for 61 incorrect payments obtained from Jalandhar, Rs. 50, 43, 524 for 51 incorrect payments obtained from Ropar, Rs.59, 72, 910 for 38 incorrect payments obtained from Amritsar, and Rs.95, 95, 872 for 33 incorrect payments obtained from Ludhiana.

The Minister stated {that a} complete of 1164 winners have been declared up to now by means of on-line attracts together with 246 winners for January 2024. He stated that a web-based draw is being carried out each month underneath this scheme by the committee appointed by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government.

Revealing additional, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema stated that 227 winners received prizes value Rs 11, 75, 005 in September 2023, 216 winners received Rs 10, 25, 540 in October 2023, 235 winners received Rs 10, 78, 930 in November 2023, and 240 winners have been awarded prizes of Rs. 10, 94, 080 in December 2023. He stated that the draw for January 2024 was held on February 7, and the prize cash will likely be disbursed as soon as the winners present their checking account particulars.

Cheema stated that the scheme obtained an enormous response from the individuals of the state for the reason that launch of the “Mera Bill App” by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on August 21, 2023. He stated that the scheme is geared toward motivating the customers to acquire payments for his or her purchases and thereby forcing the sellers to situation the payments for his or her gross sales.

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema appealed to the individuals of the state to get the acquisition payments of all items and companies being bought by them and take part within the scheme each month to win prizes to the tune of Rs 10, 000. He stated that this scheme is proving to be useful in conveying the message of tax compliance on the grassroots degree and annihilating the apply of tax evasion from its roots.

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