SHILLONG, Feb 2 (PTI) � Erratic power supply and poor infrastructure in the North-east has become a hurdle after Information Technology was introduced in Customs stations, hampering goods and business transactions, officials said.
�Introduction of fully computerised systems in our customs offices and land stations in the North-east was affected due to bad electricity and poor infrastructural connectivity,� DD Ingty, Chief Commissioner Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, North-east region, said.
This has also had an adverse effect on smooth and fast functionings of these customs stations which directly deals with trade and commerce, he said while was addressing the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Customs Act, 1962 here.
�96 per cent of goods transaction is nowadays cleared online using the latest Indian Customs Electronic System,� Ingty said.
In the past one year, indirect tax revenue of the North-east was Rs 4100 crore, out of which the customs contributed about Rs 60 crore of revenue.
Customs in the North East covers an area of 2.55 lakh sq km bounded by 1640 km Indo-Myanmar border, 1500 km Indo-Bangladesh border, 1000 km Indo-China border and 1100 km Indo-Bhutan border.