Office of the Commissioner of Sales Tax,
81h floor, Vikrikar Bhavan,
Mazgaon, Mumbai 400 010.
Trade Circular No. 20T of 2015, Mumbai- Dated-31.12.2015
Sub.: Restructuring of Maharashtra Sales Tax Department.
Ref.: Administrative Instructions regarding restructuring of department No JCST/HQ/No.1, Mumbai dated 07/12/2015.
The department had adopted functional organization structure as required for VAT administration. The functional organization led to creation of various flinctional divisions to look after a particular functional aspect in respect of a dealer. In view of the same various compliance related issues of dealers Were handled by different functional officers from functional divisions like Return. Audit. Refund, Recovery etc.As a result, a singe dealer used to get subjected to different officers making it inconvinient for a dealer. Department received many representations against the multiplicity of such proceedings of a single dealer with different officers. The deaprtmental manpower was also under strain because of such multiple proceedings. In the meantime, the Government of Maharashtra embarked upon the Ease of Doing Business with an aim of providing timely and efficient service to the trade through a single window.The implementation of GST is round the corner.
In view of representations received from the dealers, department’s own experience with the functional administration, prevalent systems in other states Excise 1 Service Tax department_ necessity of providing a single window system to the dealers and the support dealers will need when GST is implemented the department has undertaken restructuring of work allotment. This restructuring entails changing the present functional setup into a single desk multi-functional setup wherein dealers will be allocated to the officers.to he called as,the Nodal Officers.Under this system each dealer will have a Nodal Officer who will look after functions of amendment and cancellations of registrations,returns follow up, audits/assessments/ issue based audits,processing refunds, issuance of CST forms,cross checks and recovery of dues. In addition to these functions some of the Nodal Officers will also carry out the Registration of new deale•s.Some of the Nodal Officers shall carry out the Surveys of unregistered dealers at the instructions of the concerned Joint Commissioners.
2. Formation of Nodal Divisions and Nodal Units:
The functional Divisions will now be renamed as the Nodal Divisions from immediate effect. These Divisions will be headed by the Joint Commissioners.The restructuring for Mumabi and Pune Zones is shown as per Table 1 and Table 2 below.The Tables showing restructuring at other locations is as per Table 3. The Column 4 of the Tables 1 and 2 below shows the number of Nodal Unitsthose are formed under each of the Nodal Divisions. The Nodal Units are headed by the Nodal Deputy Commissioners.