The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry organized an interactive meeting on ‘Interactive Meeting on “Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax problems” With Commissioners of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax’s on 23rd May 2012 at JS Krishna Moorthy Auditorium, Red Hills, Hyderabad. Mr. Ashok, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Hyderabad-I Commissionerate, Hyd, Mr. P.N. Rao, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Hyderabad-II Commissionerate, Hyd, Ms. Padmavathi, Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Hyderabad-III Commissionerate, Hyd, Mr. G.V. Krishna Rao, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Hyderabad-IV Commissionerate, Hyd and was the key speakers at the interactive meeting. The meeting was mainly focused on procedural / technical problems faced by Trade and Industry pertaining to Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax.
Mr. P.N. Rao, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, in his address expressed his happiness to interact with Trade & Industry. He broadly explained the Point of Taxation Rules, Place of Provision of Service Rules, Negative List of Services. He clarified number of doubts raised by members.
Mr. V.S. Raju, President, FAPCCI in his welcome address requested the Commissioner to endorse to CBEC to speed up the matter of setting up of CESTAT at Hyderabad as already requested by A.P. Government to Government of India.
Mr. Devendra Surana, Senior Vice President, FAPCCI requested the Commissioner to allow import of Non-Ferrous Scrap at ICD Hyderabad, as there are many users in Hyderabad and surrounding areas who use non-ferrous scrap. These people have to clear their imports at Chennai or Mumbai incurring huge expenditure and difficulty.
Mr. Meela Jayadev, Chairman- Indirect Taxes Committee, FAPCCI in his introductory remarks brought to the notice of the Commissioner that after filling of e-returns, the officers are insisting on filing of hard copy, it is causing inconvenience to dealers and also contrary to the e-initiatives.
The Meeting was attended by cross section of people.