Tuki reiterates stand for checking revenue pilferage

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Itanagar, February 25: Reiterating tough stand towards containing revenue pilferage, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has asserted for installation of CCTV and weighing bridges in all the vulnerable check gates across the state.

He was addressing the 3rd Review meeting of Tax & Excise department officers here at Banquet hall on Monday, an official report said here today.

The chief minister informed the T&E officers that orders have been passed for increasing the frequency of surprise checking of the check gates and other areas of revenue generation by the mobile squads who have on the spot decision making powers.

He also advised for making use of the fully computerized taxation equipments by providing technical knowhow to the department officers and officials.

“This will ensure a better understanding and relation between the business community and the department and will help in easy taxation for the tax payers”, he justified.

Tuki further viewed that the existing monitoring machinery responsible for checking the pilferage need to be strengthened with creating layers of monitoring wings. He assured to create the required posts as pleaded by the department.

Speaking on the occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Tax & Excise Tapuk Taku advocated for deduction of TDS at the source of funding to increase the revenue generation.

He was referring to the reluctance of few DDOs in deducting TDS which had been hampering the revenue collection.

The parliamentary secretary further pitched for launching awareness generation campaign amongst the public on tax and its benefits besides, requesting the state government to conduct periodical training for department staffs on tax related programmes.

Earlier, in his keynote address, Commissioner Tax & Excise Marnya Ete while briefly highlighting the problems faced by the department and its staffs requested the CM to create sufficient posts to fill the existing gaps in the district which is one of the reasons for leakage of government revenue.

He also requested for a strong ordinance on non-interference in transfer and posting of T&E officers, the report added.

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