DC convenes inter-state coordination meet

YUPIA, Mar 05: In view of upcoming assembly elections in neighbouring Assam, Papum Pare DC Pige Ligu on Friday chaired a inter-state coordination meeting for enforcement of excise law during election.

Ligu highlighted  the main objective of meeting and said that it is the prime responsibility to coordinate and cooperate neighbouring state in peaceful conduct of ensuing assembly elections thereby keeping vigilant over to check the flow of liquor from Arunachal specially Papum Pare towards Assam till the completion of election process.

Extending all kinds of logistic supports from the district administration he said that a modus operandi should be developed to check the liquor transactions and asked counterparts of both Assam and Arunachal to keep constant touch with each other and to share the information accordingly about the entry and exit of liquor consignment from one check gate to another and to set a time framework for movement of vehicles with consignments.

Calling all stakeholders to remain extra cautious during the whole process, he urged upon all to keep proper check and balance of liquor stocks, sale  in warehouses and retailers in border areas as well as to keep strict vigil on habitual offenders and to follow the guidelines of the government.

Ligu further called upon police teams of both Assam and Arunachal to immediately conduct joint patrolling along with tax and excise officials and submit the report peridically.

The DC also asked the Superintendent of Tax and Excise, Naharlagun, Banderdewa and Itanagar to liaise with concerned local administrative officers during the monitoring activities at check gates.

Lakhimpur DSP Runa Neog who also spoke on the occasion, emphasised on smooth sharing of information by concerned officers of tax and excise departments of both the states and to create a whatsapp group of all stakeholders for better communication.

DSP (Rural) Bomken Bagra also expressed that joint police patrolling should be conducted in border areas as per the  decision taken in  last inter-State meeting to check the flow of anti-social elements.

Superintendents Tax and Excise of Itanagar, Naharlagun and Banderdewa also shared their inputs and expressed to coordinate with their counterparts in Assam as per the instructions of their governments.

Superintendent of Excise Lakhimpur also spoke on sharing the information in advance and issue of transit passes to vehicles passing through Assam. (DIPRO)

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