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The Department of Commercial Taxes is the major source of revenue of the Government of Kerala, accounting for 3/4th of its revenue. The Department caters to 1,83,000 traders through 431 offices, including Check Posts, across the State. The critical functions of the Department such as Filing of returns, Payment of Tax, Issue of Statutory Forms, Declaration of Consignments etc. are now fully More



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Kerala State Financial Enterprises Limited

The Kerala State Financial Enterprises Limited, popularly known as KSFE,
Is a Miscellaneous Non-Banking Company,
Is fully owned by the Government of Kerala.
Is one of the most profit-making public sector undertaking of the State.
Was created by the Government of Kerala with the objective of providing an alternative to the private chit promoters in order to bring in social control over the chit fund business, so as to save the public from the clutches of unscrupulous fly-by-night chit fund operators.
Has been registering impressive profits every year, without fail since its inception.
A striking point is that all the funds mobilised by KSFE through its various deposit schemes and chitties are advanced wholly to the public in Kerala itself; whereas other financial institutions and banks channel their deposits collected in Kerala for advances outside the more


Kerala State Beverages Corporation Limited


The Kerala State Beverages Corporation Limited was established on 23rd February, 1984. Through this Corporation Government provides genuine liquor at reasonable prices to consumers and thus check the distribution of spurious liquor through unauthorized shops. The Head Office of the Corporation is situated in Sasthakripa Office Complex, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram. There are 338 FL1 shops and 21 Warehouses in different Districts under the more




Organization Structure

Shri. K. N. Balagopal
Minister for Finance
Room No. 131
2nd Floor
North Block
Thiruvananthapuram– 695001
Tel: 0471- 2333294
Mobile: 9400887700
Shri. M. V. Govindan Master
Minister for Local Self Governments, Rural Development and Excise
Room No. 501C
5th Floor
Mob: 9400099111
Department Taxes
Above old Assembly Hall
Shri. Rajesh Kumar Singh IAS
Additional Chief Secretary,  Taxes 
Room No. 396
First Floor
Near South Conference Hall
Main Block, Secretariat
Ph: 0471- 2518292,  2327586
Mob: 9868861954
Shri. K. R. Jyothilal IAS
Principal Secretary, Taxes(Excise)
Room No. 394
1st Floor
Main Block , Secretariat
Phone 0471-2320311, 2518669
Mobile: 9447744200
Dr. Sharmila Mary Joseph IAS
Room number:   606
6th Floor
Annex II
Phone - 0471-2328410, 2518459
Mobile: 9446528400



Department Sections

1. Abkari dues. including current year's due.
2 W. P.s, O.S.s connected with the Abkari arrears.
3. F. L. I. licences and connected. W.P.s., O.Ss.
4. Restaurant Licence.
5. Kisth Arrears.
6. Ban of liquors during election period.
7. Closing Abkari shops on special occasions/complaints.
8. W. Ps. and O. Ss. relating to Abkari shops other on F. L. 3 licence and Abkari arrears.
9. Remission and Write off of excise revenue.
10. Grant of extension of time for kisth/remittances and other concessions for the current years dues
11. Sweet toddy and free tax.
12. Methyl Alcohol/Surgical Alcohol and connected WPs.
13. Abkari shops other than location complaints and arrear collection.
14. All papers relating to Kerala State Beverages Corporation.
15. F. L. 3 Licences.
1. Kerala General Sales Tax Act and Rules, 1963-91.
2. Central Sales Tax Act and Rules.
3. Regional Council for Sales Tax.
4. Kerala Tax on Luxuries in Hotels and Lodging Houses Act.
5. Rules and connected papers.
6. Agricultural Income Tax Act and Rules.
7. Surcharge on Taxes Act and Rules.
8. Sales Tax Advisory Committee and connected papers.
9. Exemption under Kerala General Sales Tax and Central Sales Tax Act.
10. Refund of excess tax (ST&AST) remitted.
11. Write off of irrecoverable arrears of tax and connected papers
12. VAT consultative committee.
13. Empowered committee of State Finance Minister.
14. Computerization of Commercial Taxes Department.
15. Papers relating to Lucky VAT
16. Papers relating to Entry Tax.
17. Papers relating to GST.
18. Papers relating Work Contract Act.
19. Papers on KVAT Act and Rules.
1. Suits relating to KGST Act and KVAT Act—Notices under Section 60 CPC of the Sales Tax Act.
2. Draft papers, C&AG Reports and PAC Reports on ST& AIT, KVAT Luxuries Tax.
3. Papers relating to OPs/WPs/WAs/SaIes tax Revised cases/ STA before High Court/condemnation of Department Vehicles.
4. Papers relating to Centre for Taxation Studies.
5. Papers relating to Accommodation and construction of Sales Tax Offices and Tribunals.
6. Papers relating Enforcement of Sales Tax Act and rules, shop inspection, Erasion of Tax and Check Posts.
7. Papers relating to Chitties and Curies Act and Rules—Central Chitty Fund Act, Installment Scheme.
8. Prize Chitties and Money Circulation (banning) Act 1978.
9. Non Banking Finance Companies—State level Bankers committee meeting of state level co-ordination committee meeting.
10.Papers lating to purchase, repairs, replacement of spare parts and condemnation of vehicles of Commercial Taxes Department.
1. All Gazetted and Non-Gazetted Establishment of Commercial Taxes Department and Appellate Tribunals.
2. All Disciplinary cases of Gazetted Officers except Sales Tax Officers in the Commercial Taxes Department.
3. Budget and Administration Report of the Commercial Taxes Department and Appellate Tribunals and connected papers.
4. All Non-Gazetted Establishment of Commercial Taxes Department and Appellate Tribunals.
5. All disciplinary cases of Non-Gazetted Officers in the Commercial Taxes Department.
6. All Establishment matters of Traders Welfare Board.
7. All miscellaneous papers of Taxes Department.
8. Stationery, Books and Publication.
9. Request for telephones in the Commercial Taxes Department and the Appellate Tribunals.
10. Disciplinary cases ‘of Sales Tax Officers in the Commercial Taxes; Department.
1. All Esablishment papers of Registration Department including TA arrear claim and Computerization of Registration Department.
2. Indian Stamp Act 1899.
3. India Stamp Rules.
4. Kerala Stamp Act 1959 except audit objection.
5. Kerala Stamp Rules.
6. Manufacture and Sale of Stamp Rule, 1960.
7. Stamp duty exemption.
8. Under valuation.
9. Impounded documents—fair value fixation of land.
10. Stamp depot—Scarcity of Stamps.
11. Miscellaneous papers
12. All matters relating to the India Registration Act, 1908.
13. Registration Rules.
14. Transfer Act.
15. Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act.
16. Kerala Document Writer's Licence Rule, 1960.
17. Draft paras and PAC report in respect of Registered Documents.
18. Budget relating to Registration Department and Treasury Directorate and Commissionerate of Land Revenue.
19. Jurisdiction of sub Registry Offices.
20. Opening of new Sub Registry Offices.
21. Follow up action of C&AG Reports—PAC Report on Appropriation.
22. Repair/Maintenance of Vehicle and Building for Sub Registry Offices and fixation of rent of Sub Registry Offices.
23. Appeal petition in respect of Audit Objection raised by AG.
24. All papers relating to Welfare Fund Schemes.
25. Shifting of Sub Registry Offices and matters relating to vendor license
1. Establishment matters, of Excise Personnel.
2. Disciplinary action against excise personnel.
3. All arrear claims of Excise Department.
4. Compassionate Employment assistance Scheme in Excise Department
5. Grant of leave to Excise personnel.
6. Confiscation of vehicles.
7. Central Excise.
8. Budget and Administration Report of the Excise Department.
9. Complaint against Excise personnel vehicles.
10. Infrastructure of Excise Department.
1. Abkari Act and Rules and Amendment thereto; papers related Subordinate Legislation Committee on Estimates.
2. Illicit distillation.
3. Location complaint and shifting of Abkari shops.
4. Special license (FL-6)
5. Prohibition—Commission and Enquires.
6. Udayabhanu Committee
7. Medicinal and Toilet Preparation (Excise duties) Act and Rules.
8. Molasses Contro1 Order.
9. Inter state allocation of Alcohol/Spirit and Molasses and connected papers.
10. Transit of Spirit and Liquor.
11. Progress of revenue collection.
12. Convening of Excise Officers meeting.
13. PAC
14. Inspection Reports and Audit objections relating to Excise Department. Distillaries other than Establishment papers relating to personnel deputed from Excise Department.
15. Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and Connected papers.
16. Subject Committee.
17. Abkari Policy.
18. Construction of building for Excise Department, fixation of rent for building hired by Department.
1. All matters relating to the establishment of Kerala State Lotteries.
2. Lotteries Act and Rules.
3. Conducting of Lottery draws.
4. Papers relating to Kerala State Financial Enterprises.
5. All matters relating to Kerala Money Lenders Act.
6. All Supreme Court cases and Lower Court cases in connection with Agriculture Income Tax and Sales tax and WPs outside the State.
7. Papers relating to review of Collection of Sales Tax and Agricultural Income Tax.
8. Collection and stay of Sales Tax and Agricultural Income Tax arrears.
9. Monitoring of Revenue Collection.
10.Miscellaneous interpellations of tax collection.
1. Public Accounts Committee.
2. Petition Committee.
3. Assurance Committee.
4. Subject Committee.
5. Estimate Committee.
6. Committee on Subordinate Legislation.
7. SC/ST Committee.
8. Public Undertakings Committee.
9. Monitoring of LA Interpellation.
10. Consolidation work of Taxes Department.
11. Papers relating to monthly Staff Meeting.

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No. Department Sections. Phone No.
1. TAXES(A) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518495
2. TAXES(B) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518904
3. TAXES(C) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518887
4. TAXES(D) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518205
5. TAXES(E) DEPARTMENT 0471- 2518302
6. TAXES(F) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518699
7. TAXES(G) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518198
8. TAXES(H) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518589
9. TAXES(PS) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518972
10. TAXES(J) DEPARTMENT 0471-2518699
Officers in Charge of RTI Act
State Public Information Officer Anil Kumar G.
Under Secretary
Tel: 0471- 2518496
Appellate Authority  Rajagopal
  Additional Secretary
  Tel: 0471- 2518484


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