New Delhi: Revenue department detected central excise and service tax evasion of over Rs 13,620 crore in the 11-month period till February of 2011-12 fiscal, the government said on Tuesday.
Besides, during the investigation, central excise duty and service tax amounting to Rs 972.69 crore and Rs 1,182.64 crore, respectively, was realised, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
The Central Board of Customs and Excise (CBEC), responsible for collection of indirect taxes, detected a total central excise evasion of Rs 3,333.28 crore and service tax evasion amounting to Rs 10,286.73 crore April-February of 2011-12, it said.
Of these, the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) officers detected evasion of central excise duties and service tax amounting to Rs 973.59 crore and Rs 4644.75 crore respectively.
"During the (DGCEI) investigation, the central excise and service tax dues amounting to Rs 219.49 crore and Rs 380.62 crore respectively, have also been recovered," the statement added.