Excise Program for Effective Revenue Tracking (xPERT)
towards total e-governance of State Excise
xPERT is an web-based
e-Governance system being hosted at
www.wbexcise.gov.in. It involves in the creation, storage, analysis,
dissemination and use of information to monitor the
day-to-day activities of the Excise Directorate, Government of West
Bengal. The entire system will be used by the State Government and
Excise Officials at various levels, all the Licensees including
Bottlers, Distilleries, Bonds, Trades and Retail shops, SBI personnel
(Revenue collection agency on behalf of Excise Department) and
Consumers, Applicants for licenses and members of the public.
The Excise offices
at various levels including all the stakeholders of Excise Directorate
will reside on a Virtual Private Network to connect the web server for
exchange of information through online operation of excise functions.
This will envisage establishing a centralized data bank that will
contain entries for all relevant information pertaining to the movement
of excisable goods viz.
distribution, retail and consumption
of excisable commodities, transaction of revenues, activities of all
functional units of the Excise Directorate and the establishment
Government carries out Business with the Licensees and
earns revenue by offering the following services:
of New Licenses and Renewal of Licenses for the next period of
settlement. A fee is taken from the Licensees for the Grant and renewal
of their Licenses.
Registration of finished products (Liquor) of the bottlers which is
essential for trading that product in the state. Revenue is generated
thro' registration of Labels
earned by issue of Import Permit cum Pass, Export Permit cum Pass and
Transport Pass from the Licensees with respect to Movement of Liquor.
Excise Duty is also realized at the time of movement of liquor.
and Penalties imposed on Licensees for violating provisions of Excise
Acts and Rules.
Government can have a view of total Licensees of the State (District
wise / Category wise / Sub-Category wise)
Government can have a view of Licensees who have their Licenses renewed
/ not renewed
Government can have a view of total registered products for a
Government can have a view of total Import Permits, Export Permits and
Transport Passes issued for the whole state for a particular duration
(District-wise) including the number of requisitions that have been
submitted by the Licensees for Permits and Passes on daily basis and the
number of these have been served.
System will help the Government provide better services to the Licensees
and assessment of revenue (District-wise for duration) on real time.
Government can also have a ready record on available stock of Liquor and
Spirit and consumption of Liquor and Spirit for duration. This will be a
planning tool for the Government for fixing targets towards revenue
Streamlining and Systematizing Inter-departmental and Intra-Departmental
information resulting in increased efficiency in Administration, cutting
down response times and delivering better service, controlling crimes
and preventing revenue leakages and knowledge sharing.
introduction of suitable GPR (Government Process Re engineering) in the
process of Renewal of Licenses for the Licensees within the State, the
waiting time will be reduced considerably. So, better service can be
provided to the Licensees/ Businesses.
waiting time for getting permits and passes by the Licensees for Import
/ Export / Transport of Liquor will be minimized through introduction of
GPR in the System.
Citizens can have details of Off/On Shop in his/her locality and
availability of Liquor (Type/Brand wise) in the shops with their price
and all other procedures, rules of the Excise Department.
System will help the employees to produce relevant reports in minimum
possible time for management purposes and this will substantially
improve the office processes thro' the MIS being developed.
to employees thro' Computerization of ten functional units (including
Personnel Information System and Payroll).
Employees will have access to all the Excise rules regarding their
domain of work
Expected Impact of the Project on E-Governance
Scenario at National / State level
Reconciliation of Revenue Unit wise on Daily basis
Tracking of Status of different processes viz. Grant of License,
Tranport Pass, Import Permits & Export Permits
Increase revenue for Government through Integration with Treasuries and
Commercial Tax Application of West Bengal and other States in India
with respect to Permits and Passes
Reduce total process cycle time
Reduce waiting time for the Licensees
Mrs. M.Banerjee, Technical Director, NIC,WBSC