A worker holds his goods and services tax (GST) papers. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Government Detects GST Evasion Of Rs 20,000 Crore In April-February

The government detected goods and services tax evasion of around Rs 20,000 crore between April 2018 and February 2019.

Of the Rs 20,000 crore, Rs 10,000 crore was recovered, John Joseph, member (investigations) at the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, said while speaking at an event organised by industry body Assocham.

The government will take more measures to increase compliance, and act against evaders so that genuine businesses do not suffer, he said.

The government, which set up the Directorate General Analytics and Risk Management under the CBIC, is relying on intelligence-based enforcement, formation of e-way bill squads and systematic analysis of data to curb evasion.