GUWAHATI, May 17 - Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal , Chowna Mein took a review meeting with the senior officers of Tax and Excise and Planning and Investment Departments regarding the implementation of recent govt�s notification on levy of cess of 25 per cent on MRP of all alcoholic beverages in Arunachal Pradesh.
He urged the departments to adopt modalities of �ease of doing business� and to follow easy to administer and convenient ways for the wholesalers/retailers. He also pressed for the adoption of techno-driven system to make it less cumbersome and to check the pilferage of revenue so that it would not affect the revenue earning of the State. He also urged the department to properly educate the public about the recent notification, a press release stated.
Commissioner (Planning and Investment), P S Lokhande informed that the efforts are on to make the digital collection of cess by online. He also informed that the department is continuously monitoring the implementation of the recent government notification on the levy of cess of 25 per cent on MRP of all alcoholic beverages in the State.
Secretary (Tax and Excise), Anirudh Singh while briefing the Deputy Chief Minister on the recent order of the department apprised that the levy of said cess by the department is being implemented in an efficient and effective manner. He said that the retailers may display the recent notification of the government in front of their retail shops to educate the customers. He also informed that for the convenient of the retailers, options of advance payment of cess amount have been given to them which could be adjusted as per transport permits . Among others, Himanshu Gupta, Secretary (Planning and Investment) and Kanki Darang, Commissioner (Tax and Excise) were also present in the meeting.