Advise States to enforce digital generation of DIN’-The Hindu-04-08-2022


Context: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and the GST Council to issue an advisory
to States regarding implementation of the system of electronic (digital) generation of a Document Identification Number (DIN) in indirect tax administration.

Prelim :

What is DIN?

DIN stands for Document Identification Number. It is a 20-digit unique number generated digitally in an alphanumeric code. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has come up with an initiative to secure all the communication sent by the tax officials to the registered taxpayers by digitising the communication. A unique document identification number will be used on all communications sent to the taxpayers.

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