The State of Gujarat was formed by bifurcating the erstwhile state of Bombay on the 1st May, 1960. The geographical area covered is 1,96,024 Sq. KM (6.10% of total area of India), with a population of 6.04 crores. The main industrial activities of the Gujarat Region are manufacturing of chemicals & chemical products, Manufacturing of coke & refined petroleum products and manufacturing of food products. Other industries are Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Engineering, Textiles & Apparels, Diamond Processing, Power, Food processing, Fish Processing, Manufacturing of plastics etc.
The Income tax Department, Gujarat was under the Commissioner of Income-tax, Bombay till 1948. In the year, 1948 the charge was divided into three major parts namely, Commissioner of Income-tax, Bombay City (H.O. at Bombay), Commissioner of Income-tax, Bombay South (H.O. at Pune) and Commissioner of Income-tax, North, Kutch & Saurashtra (H.O. at Vadodara), which was shifted to Ahmedabad in 1954. After the state of Gujarat came into existence on 1st May, 1960, the charge was named as Commissioner of Income-Tax, Gujarat, Ahmedabad.
The Gujarat Region of Income Tax Department Comprises of Gujarat State, Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Silvasa). The Post of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax was created in the year 1987. After the Restructuring in 2014, the post of Pr. Chief Commissioner, Gujarat was created. There are 1 Director General of Income Tax (Inv.), Ahmedabad, 6 Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (2 at Ahmedabad and 1 each at Baroda, Rajkot and Surat and 1 as CCIT-TDS), 66 Commissioners of Income-tax including 22 Pr. Commissioners, 2 Pr. Directors of Income Tax (Inv.) and 42 Commissioners including 28 CsIT (A).
Gujarat Region has been achieving its budget collection targets year after year. In fact, the increase in budget allocation to Gujarat has always been at a higher rate than the increase in the national budget allocation. Yet Gujarat has not let the Government down and achieved growth rates at par if not higher than the national average. The region had attained the 7th position in terms of net collection in the F.Y. ending on 31.03.2017 and is very likely to rise this year or to maintain the same position. In F.Y.2016-17, the region has achieved 100% of budget target allocated at Rs.40,440 Crore.Considering the momentous industrialization in the region, there exists huge potential vis-a’-vis revenue collection.
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