Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today launched a mobile app through which city traders can register themselves with the VAT department of Delhi government, a move that is aimed at encouraging them to boost its tax collection.
At a programme here, Kejriwal said through the ‘DVAT M SEWA’ app, traders won’t be required to submit application for registration at the department’s office and all they have to do now is to fill the form online. There is also no need for VAT inspector’s visit at their business premises.
“This mobile application will ensure VAT registration within 24 hours of filing request. We have finished inspector raj by introducing several initiatives to benefit traders,” he told reporters here.
He claimed that BJP is not the party of traders but Aam Aadmi Party which takes care of them even after coming to power.
“In the past one year, we have taken several decision for the welfare of traders which includes ending of inspector raj, reduction of VAT rates on several things. Traders, who were under the impression that BJP was supporting them, have now realised that BJP was just for seeking their votes.
“Aam Aadmi Party is the only political party which takes care of traders even after coming to power,” Kejriwal added.
VAT Commissioner S S Yadav said that the ‘DVAT M SEWA’ mobile app will ensure ease of doing business in the national capital.
“Due to this app, VAT inspector’s visit at traders’ business premises will not be required, instead they will have to upload a picture of their business premises in the app only,” he added.