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Haryana (HVAT) Government Launches Apna Bill Apna Vikas Yogna

Haryana (HVAT) Government Launches Apna Bill Apna Vikas Yogna

HARYANA GOVERNMENT EXCISE AND TAXATION DEPARTMENT Notification
The 27th February, 2017

No.05/F-368/ST-7/2017- The Government ofHaryana introduces an award Scheme namely "Apna Bill Apna Vikas" for general public subject to the following terms and conditions:-
"Apna Bill Apna Vikas"

1. Objective of the Scheme
Section 28 of the Haryana Value Added Tax Act 2003, read with Rule 54 of the rules framed thereunder, provides that every registered dealer who sells the goods for value exceeding Rs. 1000/- to any person on cash or credit shall issue the invoice/bill to the purchaser, however, the dealer shall be bound to issue bill/invoice even for value below Rs. 1000/- if the purchaser demands for the bill/invoice. In order to encourage and motivate the consumers to obtain bills from the sellers and to sensitise the public and create awareness amongst the consumers regarding importance of tax revenue for development of the State, the Excise and Taxation Department, Haryana, introduces a Scheme, for the general public, named "Apna Bill Apna Vikas ".

2. Eligibility
(i) Any customer having a copy of original bill/cash memo/retail invoice for the purchases
of goods from a registered dealer of Haryana will be eligible to participate in the draw of lots to be held under the Scheme.
(ii) The bill/invoice received for purchase of goods through e-commerce companies shall also be eligible to participate in the Scheme subject to the condition that selling dealer is registered dealer of Haryana.
(iii) The total amount of the Bill must be more than Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) excluding the value of tax free goods.
(iv) The Scheme shall be available only for B2C (business to consumers) transactions
within the state of Haryana. The Scheme shall not be available to registered dealers who purchase goods for resale or for use in manufacturing and processing of goods for sale. Sale bills/invoices for purchases made by State/Central Government Departments/ Agencies/ Boards/Corporations etc. and for purchases made by the Embassies/UN Organizations shall also be not eligible for participation in the Scheme.
(v) The employees of the Excise and Taxation Department and their family members shall not be eligible to participate in the Scheme.
(vi) The sale bills for purchase of all types of motor vehicles, petroleum products such as diesel, petrol, LPG, CNG etc. and purchases made from lump-sum dealers shall not be eligible for the Scheme.

3. Modalities of the Scheme
(i) A customer, in order to participate in the Scheme, shall download the mobile phone compatible application namely "Apna Bill Apna Vikas". After installation of this app the customer shall get himself registered. A one time unique ID will be issued to the customer on his registered mobile number. The customer shall upload a clearly visible and legible image of the original Bill/cash memo/retail invoice, along with details, through mobile phone compatible application. A unique reference number will be generated against each such upload and will be sent to the customers via

SMS. The Bill /cash memo/retail invoice must be uploaded within 10 days of the purchase to be eligible for the draw.
(ii) The customer, in addition to uploading the Bill/cash memo/retail invoice, is required to submit the following details:
(a) TIN of the selling dealer
(b) Amount of the Bill/cash memo/invoice ( c) Date of purchase
(iii) The Scheme shall initially be launched for six months. The Government may extend the period of the Scheme on recommendation of the Commissioner. However, the Excise and Taxation Department reserves the right to withdraw the Scheme at any time without assigning any reason.

4. Prizes under the Scheme
(i) The number of prizes per month shall be 10 or 1 % of the number of entries received during the month, whichever is higher, for Bills/Invoices for the value of Rs. 501/- to 5000/-. The number of prizes for Bills/Invoices for value of Rs. 5001/- and above shall be 1 or 1 % ( calculated by rounding off) of the number of entries received during the month, whichever is higher.

(ii) The prize money for Bills/Invoices for the value of Rs. 501/- to 5000/- shall be five times of the taxable value of goods purchased in the bill/cash memo/retail invoice, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10000/-.
(iii) The prize money for Bills/Invoices for the value of Rs. 5001/- and above shall be two times of the taxable value of goods purchased in the bill/cash memo/retail invoice, subject to a maximum ofRs.50000/-.
(iv) One customer shall be eligible for one prize only during a month. In case a customer gets more than one prize then, the higher of the prize money would be awarded.
(v) The prize money will be directly credited to the bank account of the winner.
(vi) The payment of the prize money shall be subject to the verification of the bill/cash memo/retail invoice by the department, within 25 days of the draw oflots.
(vii) In case the information uploaded and the contents of image of the bill do not match with the image of the bill in material particulars or is not readable, the uploaded bill shall not be eligible for prize.

5. Procedure for draw of lots
(i) A draw of lots will be held on a monthly basis to determine the prize winners. All the bills/cash memos/retail invoices received from the first day of the month to the last day of the month shall be included in the monthly draw oflots.
(ii) The computerized draw of lots for a month shall be held within 5 days of the following month under the supervision of the Committee constituted for this purpose.
(iii) After the draw of lots, the list of successful participants will be displayed on the website of the department.
(iv) A successful participant will be required to submit original copy of the bill/cash memo/retail invoice, the bank account number and IFSC code, in the office of the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner (Sales Tax) of any district or in the office of Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Haryana, Panchkula to claim the prize, within 15 days of the draw of lots.
(v) A successful participant will also be required to submit self certified copy of any one of the following documents, as proof of identity, at the time of claiming the prize:
Aadhaar card/passport/driving license/PAN card/any Government issued ID
(vi) No waiting list shall be maintained for award of prizes if any of the successful participants is/are found ineligible.
Disclaimer:- The Department reserves the right to deny the prize money without conveying the reasons to the winner.

6. Constitution of Committee
A Committee of the following officers shall be constituted for holding draw oflots:
(i)
An officer not below the rank of Joint Excise and Taxation Commissioner nominated by the Excise and Taxation Commissioner
Chairperson
(ii) Chief Accounts Officer/senior most AO posted in the office of Excise and Taxation Commissioner
Member
(iii) Representative of Trade and Industry, nominated by the Government.
Member

7. Dispute Resolution

In case of any dispute, the matter shall be referred to the Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Haryana. The decision of the Excise and Taxation Commissioner shall be final.

(SANJEEV KAUSHAL) Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Haryana, Excise and Taxation Department.


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