FM to inaugurate annual Conference of Chief Commissioners and Directors General of Customs and Central Excise

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New Delhi, Sep.9 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the two-day All India Annual Conference of the Chief Commissioners and Directors General of Customs and Central Excise here today.

The Conference is being organized by the Central Board of Excise and Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance from September 8 to 9 in the national capital.

The conference will focus on the functioning of the Department and the emerging challenges before it.

It will have a session on administering the Goods and Service Tax (GST), the present status and the Department's preparedness for its implementation.

Besides, it will also deliberate on other important issues such as IT initiatives, Audit controls, Revenue Collections, and Border management.

The conclave will also discuss the initiatives to fine-tune the tax administration and measures to improve compliance levels in Indirect Taxation.

The conference will act as a catalyst for strengthening the Indirect Tax administration. It will also provide an opportunity to the Chief Commissioners and Directors General to interact with each other and discuss issues of general and common nature.

The Minister of State for Finance (Revenue) S.S. Palanimanickam will preside over the valedictory function. (ANI)

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