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Government of Assam signs MoU with Bandhan Bank

Government of Assam signs MoU with Bandhan Bank

| @indiablooms | 20 Dec 2023, 11:15 pm

Kolkata: Bandhan Bank Wednesday announced that it has secured the mandate to collect revenue on the e-GRAS Portal from the Assam government.

This will enable the people of Assam to make their tax payments as well as non-tax payments through the Government Receipt Accounting System Portal (GRAS), the bank said in a press release.

This will make transactions easier, paperless and accessible for the people of Assam.

The bank will soon be integrating with the Government of Assam to operationalise the payment collection process.

Bandhan Bank is present in all 35 districts of Assam with nearly 500 banking outlets. Consumers can pay for House tax, Vehicle Registration Tax, Local body tax, Water Bill, Examination fees conducted by Assam Government, Trade License renewal, amongst others, using this portal.

Through the Assam e-GRAS portal, a citizen can pay 70 various departments for a range of services offered by them.

The total collection through the Assam eGRAS portal for FY 2022-23 was nearly Rs 16,000 crore.

Bandhan Bank Head – Government Business Debraj Saha said, “Assam is one of the top 5 markets for Bandhan Bank. Securing a mandate by the Government of Assam is a demonstration of the conviction and confidence shown by various state governments and regulators, in the bank. Through this mandate, the bank gets yet another opportunity to serve the people of Assam."

Government Receipt Accounting System (GRAS) is a secure web application, that provides a facility to the citizens, and business community to pay taxes and non-tax receipts to the Government electronically.

Assam eGRAS provides 24 X 7 facility and the citizens of Assam can generate e-challan for required services and make online payments anytime from anywhere.

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