PCB concerned over revenue loss due to GST, seeks Shirole’s intervention

Sushant Ranjan
Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pune: After the introduction of Goods and Service Tax (GST), the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has suffered a loss of Rs 85 crore and Chief Executive Officer of PCB Dr DN Yadav has requested city MP Anil Shirole to intervene in the matter.

Yadav was speaking during the inauguration of the newly constructed building of Ravindranath Tagore English Medium Primary School in Camp. The new building of the school was inaugurated by Jojneswar Sharma, Director General Defence Estate and Anil Shirole, city MP. 

Pune: After the introduction of Goods and Service Tax (GST), the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has suffered a loss of Rs 85 crore and Chief Executive Officer of PCB Dr DN Yadav has requested city MP Anil Shirole to intervene in the matter.

Yadav was speaking during the inauguration of the newly constructed building of Ravindranath Tagore English Medium Primary School in Camp. The new building of the school was inaugurated by Jojneswar Sharma, Director General Defence Estate and Anil Shirole, city MP. 

“After scrapping of LBT (Local Body Tax), the PCB is facing big revenue problem since past six months. The chief minister had assured us that the issue will be resolved soon. We are requesting you (Anil Shirole) to take up this issue and solve it,” Yadav said.

While talking on the sidelines of the event, Jojenswar Sharma, said, “We are talking to Ministry of Finance in New Delhi. The cantonment  has told the State government to give their share of GST.”

Shirole has asked the CEO of PCB and other officials to send a letter to him which he will forward it to higher authorities. “The matter will be resolved. I have asked them to send a letter to me. There is a meeting in New Delhi with defence minister and other ministers on April 30, I will raise this issue with them and will try to solve it as soon as possible,” he said.

During the board meeting on July 5, 2017, Dr DN Yadav had informed that the Ministry of Defence had written to the Finance Ministry about the losses incurred. The PCB is waiting for its share of funds from the Centre.

LK Pegu, Principal Director Defence Estates, Southern Command, Pune, Brig Rajiv Sethi, President Cantonment Board, Ajay Kumar Sharma, Director, DE, SC, Pune, Amol Jagtap, CEO, Kirkee, Rajendra Pawar, DEO, Pune Circle, Vilas Pawar, CEO Deolali and Abhijit Sanap, CEO Dehu Road, B Srivastav, CEO, Ahmednagar and Vijay Kumar Nair, CEO, Aurangabad were present for the inauguration of the new school building.

Rabindranath Tagore English Medium Primary School was started in 2005 with mere 35 students enrolling that year. Over the years, the school has grown into a full-fledged English Medium School and this year, the third batch of Std X students will pass out from this school. At present, the strength of the school is around 1,500.  

The school was initially housed in a building Old Modikhana and was not sufficient to cater to high school students. After demolishing the old quarters and store barracks, the foundation stone for Rabindranath Tagore English Medium Primary School was laid on 30-11-2016 by DGDE. The building has been successfully completed within a record time of less than 14 months at cost of Rs 6 crore. 

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