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Minister stresses on transparency in dept
ITANAGAR, Feb 13: Tax and excise minister Jarkar Gamlin today urged the officials of the department to maintain transparency ‘so that general public can able to perceive the working mechanism of the government’ in order ‘to counter balance and check in the department to reduce the corruption.’
The newly appointed minister was addressing a meeting of parliamentary secretary, officers of the tax & excise department headed by its chief commissioner and commissioner at his office chamber in civil secretariat here.
Gamlin also asked the officials not to delay file movement for effective functioning of the government while assuring all support from his end.
The main agenda of the meeting was the GST taxation, excise and departmental structure reformation.
Tax and excise parliamentary secretary Tapuk Taku highlighted that the GST taxation should follow the central government guidelines to avoid criticism, for effectiveness and for mass revenue generation.
The PS and commissioner expressed their gratitude to chief minister Pema Khandu for giving independent minister for the department while elaborating on the ‘inconveniences’ due to absence of an independent minister.
Tax & excise chief commissioner said that the department is the highest revenue generator in the state but the department’s achievement and performance have never reached to general public while the commissioner highlighted the necessity of digital optical fibre for connectivity in the state to secure confidential data related to the GST.