13th Feb 2018 10:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Feb 13:Minister Tax & Excise, Jarkar Gamlin today held a meeting of the Tax & Excise department with the core issue being GST Taxation, Excise and Departmental structure reformation.

The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretary (Tax & Excise) Tapuk Taku and officers headed by Chief Commissioner Marnya Ete and Commissioner Anirudh Saran Singh.

Addressing the gathering, the Parliamentary Secretary underscored that the GST taxation should follow central government guidelines to avoid criticism for effectiveness and for mass revenue generation.

Terming the Tax & Excise Department the highest revenue generator in the State, Ete however said that the department’s achievement and performance have never reached the general public. Referring to criticism doing the rounds in social media, he said that many such negative feedback may weaken the working spirit of the employees.

Thanking CM Pema Khandu for giving independent Minister for the department, Commissioner Singh said that for last few months the department faced lots of obstacles and inconvenience due to absence of independent Minister. He also highlighted the necessity of digital optical fibre for connectivity in the State to secure confidential data related to GST.

Furthermore, he said that after implementation of GST, the department has experienced a calm atmosphere as the public have full faith on the GST taxation philosophy. He appreciated the enforcement team comprising of Inspectors for their service.

The meeting resolved to constitute capable officers for GST facilitation centre including regularization of transfer and posting policy of the department staff.

Expressing displeasure over existing transfer and posting policy wherein the staffers are transferred within the twin capital city i.e. Itanagar to Naharlagun and vice-versa, Singh proposed before the Minister for recruitment of staff as the department is facing shortage of man-power.

Stating that in doing so unemployed youths will get a chance, he also apprised the Minister about the lack of requirements such as vehicles.

The department also asserted that although the department generates highest revenue in the state it receives fewer funds under SADA, RE and AOP as compared to the other working departments.

In his conclusion speech, Gamlin advised the department not to delay any file movement for effective functioning of the Pema Khandu led government. Assuring full cooperation, the Minister while citing miscommunication between officers often leads to misunderstanding said such lapses become criticism point for the Ministers.

‘Therefore, there should be transparency in the department so that general public are able to perceive the working mechanism of the government. This will bring counter balance and check in the department to reduce corruption,’ he said.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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