ITANAGAR, Jan 22: Admitting that Tax, Excise and Narcotics department officers have pay disparity, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Friday said that many other departments are having similar problems for which all would be taken together later to find a solution on.
Mein, who made a maiden visit to Tax, Excise and Narcotics department office here after assuming charge of the department, urged the officers to be vigilant to stop revenue leakage, if any, and try to enhance revenue collection.
The newly created divisional and district offices of the department. would be strengthen after holding a review meeting, he said while interacting with the officers.
Citing drug menace as a serious issue confronting the youths, he said that we need to provide support poppy cultivators with some alternate crops by encouraging contract farming for the benefits of farming community.
Tax & Excise commissioner Kanki Darang, in his address, informed that the department has three wings, and presently highest revenue earner of the state. The department earned Rs. 878 crore till December 2020 higher than last year’s Rs 860 crore during the same period.
GST deputy commissioner Tapas Dutta through a PowerPoint presentation highlighted the activities of the department. (PRO)