Bhubaneswar: ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s largest private sector bank, today launched a service in Odisha to collect the state government taxes at all its branches in the state as well as through its internet banking facility. ICICI Bank is the first bank in Odisha to do so.
This service will help the tax payers, irrespective of having accounts with ICICI Bank or not, to pay taxes to the state government at any ICICI Bank branch in Odisha.
To avail this service, the tax payers will have to log-in to the website of the Directorate of Treasury and Inspection (https://www.odishatreasury.gov.in/echallan) to generate a challan, after putting in details of tax payments. The challan along with cash / cheque or demand draft can be deposited at any ICICI Bank branch for tax payments. Tax payers can also make payments online through ICICI bank’s internet banking facility.
Anirudh Kamani, General Manager, ICICI Bank, said: “We are extremely pleased to partner with the state government to extend technology-based services for the people of Odisha. This initiative is in line with the ICICI Bank’s philosophy of ‘khayaal Aapka’ wherein we put customer’s convenience first. We believe that this new facility coupled with our extended branch banking timings at select locations will offer more convenience and ease to tax payers in the state. We look forward to more such opportunities for associating with the state government in the near future.”
ICICI Bank has a network of 79 branches in the state as on December 31, 2013.