Restructuring Systems and Technology for Augmentation of Resources for Transformed Assam (ReSTART): An ambitious programme by the Government of Assam to mop up maximum possible State's Own Resources through a coordinated and concerted mission mode programme — Restructuring Systems and Technology for Augmentation of Resources for Transformed Assam (ReSTART).
ReSTART Assam will have four-pronged action plan as describe below:
- Rationalise the revenue collection from VAT, State Excise, MV Tax, Forest and Oil Royalty through reforms and restructuring of policy, legislations, and administration. This includes measures to increase efficiency in tax collection and rationalise the tax structure based on the best models of other progressive states.
- Mobilising additional resources, in a big away, through Externally Aided Projects (EAP). This will be driven in a concerted and coordinated manner by the Finance Department itself through a dedicated cell created by name LEAPs (Lead EAPs).
- Assam State Public Finance Institutional Reforms (ASPIRe): An Assam State Public finance Institutional Reforms Project, funded by World Bank, as an externally aided project for improving the systems in public finance management and focusing investments in critical sectors inducing growth, development and employment in a post-Planning Commission scenario.
- A large scale IT-enabled systems with “near-zero human interface” and real time monitoring of revenue collection.