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'Government committed to plug revenue leakages'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, March 16: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma today said that his government is committed to plug leakages of revenue in the state.

Replying during the Question Hour here today, Dr Sangma said, “The government stands by its commitment to realise tax in a manner by putting in place a stringent system which will prevent leakages.”

The Chief Minister also informed that the government has formed a task force which will look into ways and means to improve overall methodology in tax realisation.

He also informed one of the measures taken by the state government is the Mission Mode Project for Computerization of Commercial Taxes with e-services, which are going to be implemented in the state.

“The e-payment adopted by Meghalaya has also received award of payment from the Computerize Society,” the Chief Minister informed the house.

Dr Sangma also revealed that all integrated check gates will also be covered under the computerization project, which will include installation of CCTVs which will help in monitoring what is happening in the check gates.

Earlier, Dr Sangma said that there were no specific case of leakage in collection of tax revenue has come to the notice of the government.

The Chief Minister also said that the government has given necessary instruction to start the process of land identification for setting up integrated check gates which will help in preventing leakage of revenue.

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