Smt. L Anitha Kumary

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Smt. L Anitha Kumary

Curriculum Vitae 


1.    Name                     : L. Anitha Kumary Amma
2.    Gender                     : Female 
3.    Date of Birth and Age             : 23.05.1963
4.    Nationality                 : Indian 
5.    Email ID                 : anithagift@gmail.com        

6.    Educational Qualification         :M.AEconomics(Kerala,First Rank,1985),B.Ed                    
                                                 M.phil, Centre for Development Studies, 
                                                 Thiruvananthapuram 

7.    No of Years of Experience         : 26 Years as Faculty, Centre for Taxation Studies                                                                        (from 1993 to 2009) and  Gulati Institute of                                   
                                                Finance and Taxation(2010 onwards)
                                                Associate Professor, since 2003                     
                                                (16 years as Associate Professor)

Areas of Interest / Specialisation
Public Finance- Central and State Finances, Local Finances, Indirect Taxes and State Income Analysis

8. Present Activities         

a. Course Co-ordinator
    Post Graduate Diploma in Goods and Services Taxation- Course Co ordinator- 2018 onwards

    Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation – Course Co-ordinator from 2006-07  to 2017-18 (10 years)
        1.Job role: Course Announcement, Admission process, Issue of Admission cards, Organising printing and dispatch of study materials, Scheduling and         conduct of contact classes at various centres, Issue of Course Completion Certificate, Scheduling of Examination and conduct of examination at various         centres, Paper valuation and result publication, Tabulation work of exam sheets, Preparation of Mark list, Preparation and dispatch of Post Graduate         Diploma Certificate to candidates. Answering queries and other public relations work regarding the course. 
        2.Handling Classes on the subject- Economics of Taxation

 b.Training Co ordinator
       Training- Principal Co ordinator 
           1.Sales Tax practitioners Training Programme for the Renewal and Issuance of Photo Identity Card valid for two years as per G.O(Ms) No.209 dated         2711/2015  conducted at 14 Centres covering STPs belonging to 14 Districts. Training imparted to 844 STPs on Goods and Services Tax. Handling classes         on Goods and Services Tax

        2.Diploma in Sales Taxation holder’s Training (DST holders)
        Five Days Intensive Training Programme with written Examination for DST holders of GIFT for the issuance of Sales Tax Practitioners (Diploma)         Certificate and Photo ID Card for two years as per G.O(Ms) No.210 dated 27/11/2015  conducted at Kottayam , Kannur and Adoor and Ernakulam Centres.         Handling classes on Goods and Services Tax

c. Seminar / Workshop Co-ordinator 
    Organising  Seminars on Pre Budget and Post Budget Discussions, Gulati Memorial Lectures , GST Workshop and various other seminars

d.Other Activities
    Assisting establishment matters of GIFT (salary, pay revision, DA calculations, calculation of retirement benefits, updating of service book and other related     service matters)

                                              
9. Research Projects (Completed)  

1.GST and Rubber Sector 2017-18, A collaborative project between Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation and Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Project Member
2.Service Tax Revenue from Kerala: An analysis , 2016-17   submitted  to State Planning Board and Finance Department, Government of Kerala, Project Member ,State Planning Board
3.Consumer Expenditure on Durable Consumer Goods and its implications for Tax Potential: A Comparison of Kerala with major Indian States, 2015-16, submitted  to State Planning Board and Finance Department, Government of Kerala, Project Member
4.Revenue Performance of Commodity Taxes in the Post-Reform Period: An interstate Comparison, 2015-16, submitted  to State Planning Board and Finance Department, Government of Kerala, Project Member
5.Tourism Satellite Account for Kerala: A Study for Tourism Dept, 2015-16, Government of Kerala, Project Member
6.Feedback Study on own resources mosbilisation efforts of local bodies in Kerala, Report submitted to Fifth State Finance Commission, October 2015, Project Member 
7.Tax Effort of Local Bodies in Kerala: An Analysis,  ( Report  Submitted to DAC), 2015-16, Project Member
8.Tapping the Potential of Sales Tax and Value Added Tax in Kerala: Options and Strategies, submitted to State Planning Board and Finance Department, 2014-15 ,Government of Kerala, Project Member
9.Estimation of Revised Revenue Neutral Rate of proposed Goods and Services Tax for the state of Kerala with 2013-14 revenue figures, Project team
10.An analysis of the Revenue Implications of Goods and Services Tax to Kerala, February 2015, submitted to State Planning Board and Finance Department, Government of Kerala, Project Member
11.Revenue Implication of Online Trade in Kerala, 2015, submitted  report to Commercial Taxes Department, project member
12.Study on evaluation of Kerala Finances, submitted to 14th Finance Commission, Government of India, 2014  co authors Jose Sebastian and Shyama Nair R
13.Restructuring Taxation of Gold/Jewellery in Kerala, 2013-14, Project Member, Submitted to State Planning Board and Finance Department, Government of Kerala
14.Mobilising Additional Resources from Stamps and Registration in Kerala: Options and Strategies, 2013-14,  (with Jose Sebastian), submitted to State Planning Board and Finance Department 
15.Restructuring Taxation of Gold/Jewellery in Kerala, February 2013, Project Member, Submitted to Taxes Department, Government of Kerala
16.HSN based Commodity Classification Code for commodities of Sikkim VAT Schedules, August 2011,Project Co-ordinator       
17.Comprehensive Social Welfare Schemes for Kerala – A study of Welfare Fund  Boards / Schemes 2010-11 , Project Member         
18.HSN based Commodity Classification Code for commodities of Rajasthan VAT Schedules, December 2010, Team Member
19.Impact Assessment of Tax Automation of Commercial Taxes Department of State of Kerala, December 2010, Project Member
20.Study on Finance of Local Bodies – Submitted to Fourth State Finance Commission of Kerala – 2010, Project Member
21.HSN based Commodity Classification Code for commodities of Tamil Nadu VAT Schedules, October 2009, Team Member      
22. A Study on Mobilization of Additional Resources by Taxing Hoardings May 2009  -  Project Member
23.HSN based Commodity Classification Code for VAT Tariff, Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers, New Delhi, June 2008, Team Member.
24.Revenue collection of 20% rated White Good: A Study for Kerala Budget, 2007.      -   Project Member
25.Impact of VAT on Coconut and Coconut Products   2005-06  -  Project Member
26.Liability Management in Government 2004-05 – Project Member
27.Training Need Assessment (TNA) for the Commercial Taxes Department of Kerala – Study Report 2003-04  – Project Member
28.Impact of VAT on Petroleum Products used as Industrial Inputs – Project submitted to Kochi Refineries Ltd. 2002-03 – Project Member
29.Project on Harmonized System of Nomenclature – Commodity Classification and Coding under VAT Tariff, Govt.of India ,   2001-02, Team Member
30.“Taxation of Petroleum Products: Policy Strategy in the context of Dismantling  of Administered Pricing Mechanism – A Study with Special Reference to Kochi Refineries Ltd.” –   2001-02  -  Project Member
31.Study on the Revenue Impact on the Abolition of surcharge on certain Petroleum Products   [12/2001 (2)]   -  Project Member

10. Research Papers / Working Papers/Publications/ Articles
01. Charakku Sevana Nikuthi (Goods and Services Tax (GST), Oru Leghuvivaranam, (Malayalam) –            Kerala Tax Reporter – February 2017.   
02.VAT Vs SGST projections for Kerala-2017-22 submitted to State Planning Board, (with   Shri.R.Mohan, Dr.Ramalingam and Dr.Shyjan Davis)

03.Report on Financial Resource Mobilisation of Kerala- Report submitted for 13th Plan period for Government of Kerala-Kerala State Planning Board -2016-17) ( with Study Group Members-Dr.D.Narayana,Shri.R.Mohan, Dr.Ramalingam and Dr.Shyjan Davis)
 
04.Revenue and Equity Implications of Goods and Services Tax: A preliminary Analysis,   September 2011, (with Jose Sebastian)

05.Tax Administration and Compliance Environment of Local Bodies:  Insights from Process Mapping in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation,WP.No.5/2010-3.                    (with Jose Sebastian)
06. Revenue performance of states before and after the introduction of VAT: A comparative analysis, 2009 – 2 WP No.2/2009-2

07. Schedules under Kerala Value Added Tax Act, 2003, (as amended by the Kerala Finance Bill, 2008) July, 2008;  (with Jenny Thekkekara)

08. Tax turnover and quantity analysis of petrol and diesel of oil marketing companies in Kerala, 2008, (with: Dr.N.Ramalingam, Smt. Jenny  & Shyama Nair. R.)

09. Compounding provisions for gold dealers under KVAT Act, 2003, 2008 (with - Dr.Thomas Joseph & Dr.C.S.Venkiteswaran, & Dr.N.Ramalingam)

10. Estimation of State Revenue Neutral Rate of GST for Government of Kerala, 2007   (with – Shyama Nair R and Dr.Jose Sebastian)

11. Budget proposal 2006; Amendments to Kerala VAT Schedules with harmonized  system of nomenclature codes, 2005-06  (with – Shyama Nair R & Dr.K. Gopakumar)

12.  Suggestions relating to Commercial Taxes Department submitted to Twelfth Finance Commission, 2004 (with – Smt. Shyama Nair R & Dr.Jose Sebastian)

13.  Sales tax performance in the post liberalization period, 2004 No2/2004(2).(with – Smt. Shyama Nair R & Dr.Jose Sebastian)
14    Kerala VAT Schedules with Harmonised system of Nomenclature Codes (Draft  Report, 2004) (with   Shyama Nair R &  K.Gopakumar.)

15.  HSN Coding on commodities under VAT Schedules, submitted to the  Empowered Committee of  State Finance Ministers (with :  Gopakumar.K. & Shyama Nair.R.)

16.  Value Added Tax Revenue from Sugar, Tobacco and Textiles for 2003-04: An  Estimate, 2004   (with –  Dr.Jose Sebastian)
17.  Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) – A Study on sub-classification  of HSN Commodities submitted to the Empowered Committee of State Finance Administers,  (with - Shyama Nair. R. &  K.Gopakumar)
18. Revenue Impact of rate increase in case of select commodities under KVAT   Act, 2003.
19. Responsiveness of Sales Tax to Net State Domestic Product (NSDP)in Kerala – CTS Working Paper No.1/2002. (with – Dr. Jose Sebastian &   Smt. Shyama Nair. R) 

20. Eleventh Finance Commission and Tax Devolution – An Analysis – CTS            Working       Paper No.2/2001. (with – Smt. Shyama Nair R. )
21. Schedules under KGST Act, 1963 vis-à-vis Uniform Commodity Nomenclature, Classification & Coding [UCNCC] – For the use of Computerization of the          Commercial Taxes Department – CTS Working Paper No.7/2001.  (with – Smt. Shyama Nair R.)
22. Revenue Impact of Introduction of VAT in Kerala: A Preliminary Exercise – CTS Working Paper No.12/2001.   (with –  Smt. Shyama Nair R & Jose Sebastian)

23. Moolya Vardhitha Nikuthi – Oru Avalokanam (Malayalam) – Kerala Tax Reporter – 2001.  
24. Moolya Vardhitha Nikuthiyum Nikuthi Nirakkile Vyathiyanagalum (Malayalam) – Kerala Tax Reporter – 2001.   
25 Working of Sales Tax Incentives in Kerala: An Analysis – CTS Working Paper  No.2/99. 
26. Non-tax Revenue of States: A Comparative Analysis with Special Reference to  Kerala – CTS Working Paper No.4/99. (with – Smt. Shyama Nair R.)
27. Slump in Rubber Price: A Preliminary Analysis – CTS Working Paper No.3/98. (with – Smt.. Shyama Nair R)
28. Refixing Sales Tax Rates to Compensate for the Erosion of Purchasing   Power due to Inflation: A Suggested Approach with Reference to Selected Commodities      – CTS Working Paper No.8/98.  (with – Dr. Jose Sebastian)
29. Analysis of Commodity-wise Sales Tax Revenue Data: Some Preliminary  Results – CTS Working Paper No.9/98. (with – Dr.R.P. Nair & Dr.Jose Sebastian)   
30. Impact of Changes in Central Excise on Kerala’s Sales Tax Revenue: A Quick    Analysis – CTS Working Paper No.10/98. (with – Dr. Jose Sebastian)                                                 
31. Sales Tax in Kerala – The need for an Alternative, 1993, Kerala Tax Reporter


11.Study Reports/Policy Notes 
1.A Note on Consumption of Gold Ornaments Across Indian States submitted to Taxes Department on April, 2016   (with Jose Sebastian and Shyama Nair R)
2.Comments on the Revenue Neutral Rate and Structure of Rates for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ,submitted to Taxes Department on Janurary, 2016       (with     Shyama Nair R)
3.Involved in the State Income Calculation (Base revision of State Domestic Product (GSDP) based on 2011-12 at State Planning Board, 2015, Government of     Kerala
4.Comments on the Report on Revenue Neutral Rate and Structure of Rates for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)  of Prof. Aravind Subramaniam,submitted to Taxes Department on December 2015   (with Shyama Nair R)
5.Consolidation of the proposals of Pre Budget Consultation of Union Pre Budget  held on February 10, 2015 submitted to Taxes Department and Minister for Finance, Government of Kerala
6.Commnents on Revenue Implications of GST ans Estimation of Revenue Neutral   Rate:Estimates fpr 2011-12, December 2014,NIPFP, submitted to Taxes Department on    March 2014 (with Shyama Nair R) 
7.Commnents on Revenue Implications of GST ans Estimation of Revenue Neutral   Rate:Estimates fpr 2011-12, March 2014,NIPFP, submitted to Taxes Department on    March 2014 (with Shyama Nair R) 
8.Commnents on Revenue Implications of GST ans Estimation of Revenue Neutral   Rate:Estimates fpr 2011-12, February 2014,NIPFP, submitted to Taxes Department on    March 2014 (with Shyama Nair R) 
9.Study on
    a.Debt position: A picture of sustainability
    b.Grants-in-aid to States under Article 275
    c.Goods and Services Tax (Submitted to Finance Department, Government of Kerala for the preparation of 14th Finance Commission Memorandum)
10.Revenue Neutral Rate of GST for Kerala based on NIPFP revised computation (with Shyama Nair R) Submitted to Taxes Department, Government of Kerala, October 2013.  
11.Food Subsidy in Kerala: An Overview, October 2012, submitted to Director, GIFT(with Shyama Nair R)
12.Estimation of Revenue Neutral Rate of GST for Government of Kerala, August 2012, (with Shyama Nair. R)
13.Revised Negative list of Services-Comments (Notes submitted to Taxes Departmet, Government of Kerala
14.Note Submitted to Taxes Secretary on TAX/GSDP ratio and Tax / Consumption Ratio, 2014 with Jose Sebastian and Shyama Nair.R
15.Proposals to Union Budget 2014-15, submitted to Taxes Secretary, May and June 2014
16.Note on Compensation under Value Added Tax (VAT) and Proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) with Shyama Nair R , submitted to Director, September 2014
17.Suggestions on Economic Review, Macro Economic Profile Chapter of Economic Review, submitted to State Planning Board, Government of Kerala, November 2014.
18.Consolidation of the proposals of Pre-Budget consultation of Kerala Budget for various years submitted to Taxes Department, Government of Kerala
19.Estimation of Revenue Neutral Rate of GST for Government of Kerala, August 2012, with Shyama Nair R
20.Proposals for Fiscal Consolidation, submitted to Taxes Department, December 2011, with Dr.Jose Sebastian and Smt.Shyama Nair R 

21.NIPFP study on Revenue Implications of GST and Estimation of Revenue Neutral Rate: A State wise Analysis: Comments, with  Smt.Shyama Nair. R
22.Revenue Neutral Rate of GST for Kerala- Based on the NIPFP Revised Computation, with Smt.Shyama Nair.R 
23.Revenue implication of Service tax in Kerala in the context of GST 

12.Books published
1.A book on ‘Commodity Finder under The Kerala Value Added Tax Act, 2003” was published by Centre for Taxation Studies in 2005. It contains an exhaustive list of 7000 commodities with the respective schedule entries, tax rates and HSN Codes.  Co-authors:  Dr. K. Gopakumar  & Smt.  Shyama Nair R.

2.Urban Finance in Kerala: A Study of Municipal Corporations – Print Well Publishers,     
    Rajasthan.

13.Paper presented in National Seminars

State Finance of Kerala under the GST Scenario, International Seminar on Money,Growth and Macro Economic Policies in India, 17,18 and 19th January, 2019 at University of Calicut, Department of Economics, Dr.John Mathai Centre, Aranattukara, Trissur

Kerala Budget 2019-20: Efficiency and Effectiveness of Public Expenditure, jointly organised by CRED and SAPREM as panellist on 21st February, 2019, Thiruvananthapuram

Revenue and Equity Implications of Goods and Services Tax: A  Preliminary Analysis (National Seminar on Goods and Service Taxation in India: Fiscal and Constitutional Issues, September, 2011, jointly organized by Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation and National University of Advanced Legal Studies(NUALS),Kochi. Co-author: Jose Sebastian

Incentivising  Resource mobilization by LSGs in Kerala: An approach of State Finance Commissions and its implications(National Seminar on Local Self Governance Fiscal and Service Delivery dimensions ,November 2011, , jointly organized by Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation and Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Co-author: Jose Sebastian

Goods and Services Tax: Challenges and Pragmatism, National Seminar organised by KNM college, February 2015, represented as panellist in the session Issues and Concerns of Goods and Services Tax,  at Kanjiramkulam College, Thiruvananthapuram 


14.Popular Articles in English

Revenue and Equity Implications of Goods and Services Tax: A  Preliminary Analysis, Kerala Tax Reporter, 2012, Co-author Dr.Jose Sebastian

Goods and Services Tax: An Introduction, (Second Author) Mathrubhoomi Yearbook, 2013,pp.208-15 

15. Any other Information 
1.    Member of the working group on Finance Resources and Resource Mobilisation constituted by State Planning Board, Kerala for 13th Five Year Plan, 2016-17
2.    M

ember of the Governing Body, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation  ,2014-15
3.    Member of the Library Committee (since 2011)
4.    Chairperson of the Committee on Prevention of Sexual Harassment towards women workers in GIFT.
5.    Member of the Policy Committee  for fixing Revenue Neutral Rate of the Government of Kerala for the implementation of Value Added Tax in the State 
6.    Member of the core group for identifying Training Need Assessment of the Commercial Taxes Department of the Government of Kerala 
7.    Member of the Committee  for fixing Revenue Neutral Rate of the Government of Kerala for the introduction  of Goods and Services Tax in the State 

16.Teaching Experience

Specialization: Public Finance- Economics of Taxation 
Job role: Preparation of  course modules, updating  study materials, handling sessions of the paper Economics of Taxation for the course, valuation of assignments, preparation of question papers, valuation of answer sheets.  

17.Training experience

M/s. Kran Consulting Pvt. Ltd, and IT firm approached GIFT to formulate and   conduct training to their personnel on macroeconomic indicators. Training modules were prepared and a total of 10 sessions on macro-economic indicators were conducted during May and June 2011.
GST Training Co ordinator - Sales Tax Practitioners, tax consultants and various other agencies
Co ordinator of on the job Training to Higher Secondary Students(VHSS), Mulamana and Chalai, Goverment School
Resource person to the training to New recruits of SGST Department, Kerala on Economics of Taxation 
18.Participation in Meeting/Workshop 
Participated the 59th International Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics which was organised by GIFT during 16-18 December 2017
Participated the Seventh Annual  Conference of Indian Health Economics and Policy Association which  was organised by GIFT ,IHEPA and Asim Premji University  during 24-25 January 2019

Sub- Group Committee Meeting on Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) under Goods and Services Tax (GST)- Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi, 16 July 2015(wth Shyama Nair R)

Workshop on Writing Winning Proposals (17/10/2014 to 18/10/2014) by Dr.Joy Elamon, Chief Executive Officer, Inter-Co-operation, Social Development India, New Delhi.


19 GST Awareness classes

GST Awareness class taken at Christian College Chengannor, GST Practititioner’s Association, Changanassery, Economics Department, Kariavattom, TVM, GST Practitioner’s Association, Kottayam, GST Practitioner’s Association, Punalur, Tax Consultants Association, Adoor, All Kerala Scientific and surgical Dealers Association (two classes), TVM, Mentor-B, Educational Institution, Kollam, Tax Consultants Association, Bharanganam, Press Club, TVM, Traders at YMCA, Thiruvalla (list not completed).