MAHAVIKAS (Maharashtra Vikrikar Automation System) :: Sales tax Department , Government of Maharashtra

  • Project Category : Best Government to Government (G2G) Initiative of the Year

    Details of Applicant :

    Name: Vikas Kulkarni
    Address: Vikrikar Bhavan, Balwantsingh Dodhi Marg ,Mazgaon
    City: Mumbai
    State: Maharashtra
    Country: India
    ZIP Code : 400010

    Details of Project/Implementing Agency:

    Name of OrganisationSales tax Department , Government of Maharashtra
    Address: Vikrikar Bhavan, Balwantsingh Dodhi Marg ,Mazgaon
    City: Mumbai
    State: Maharashtra
    Country: India

    Name of the Head of Organisation: Shri Sanjay Bhatia

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    Brief description of the programme/project/initiative :

    MAHAKIKAS (Maharashtra Vikrikar Automation System) is the e-governance project implemented for the internal administration of Sales tax in the State of Maharashtra. We have offices at 40 locations in the state. There are around 10,000 employees benefitted by the system. This system handles data of nearly six lakh fifty six thousand dealers under VAT Act, five lakh twelve thousand dealers under CST Act and 18 lakh dealers under profession tax act.

    Why was the project started?

    1) Considering the commercial Tax sector, Maharashtra Sales Tax has the largest number of taxpayers as compared to other states in India . The total taxpayers are 30-35 lakh. It was difficult to handle this huge number of dealers by manual processes and physical database. 2)There was need to give speedy and efficient service to the taxpayers and subsequently there was need to automate and digitalize the internal functions and database.


    1) To increase the speed and accuracy in the internal functions for giving better and speedy services to taxpayers 2) To keep better check on taxpayers and stop tax evasion. 3) To bring about transparency 4)To standardize the system so as to be meet the eGovernance objectives of the State and Nation.

    Target Group:

    Employees of the Maharashtra Sales Tax Department

    Please Specify reach within India :  In India, this project is specified for internal Automation of the Maharashtra Sales Tax Department.

    Please Specify reach outside India : Presently, this project

    Date from which the project became operational : 11/26/2006

    Is the Project still operational : YES

    10 points that make the programme/project initiative :

    1. The system being having a modular Software can scale up to include additional modules.The Modules can be scaled up for more number of taxpayers by increasing processing capacity, storage, etc
    2. The system being based on centralized application can be easily scaled up by adding computing power to serve the increased number of employees.
    3. The data available in the automation system is useful to all agencies for exchange of data to minimize revenue leakage.
    4. This system can be scaled up to achieve the objective of Paperless office and eGovernance
    5. By adding interface utility, the system can be best suited for Goods and Service Tax (GST), proposed to be introduced in India, shortly.
    6. The isolated MAHVIKAS system saved the database from external cyber attacs.
    7. Reliable, impersonalized and effective Management Information System (MIS) for each and every critical function is an exclusive advantage.
    8. The Project was developed and implemented Modulewise with provision of modification wherever required.
    9. The project was developed in a logical sequence considering the procedures and Act governing the department which eased its effective implementation.
    10. This project has saved employees time to do routine manual work. This increased their efficiency and also resulted in utilizing this time for meaningful work.

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