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CNCCI and NVCO welcome order to lift check gates

By EMN Updated: May 19, 2022 9:46 pm

Dimapur, May 19 (EMN): The Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) and the Nagaland Voluntary Consumer’s Organisation (NVCO) have supported the Home department’s order to ban all the government and private check gates across Nagaland.

The two organisations stated that there has been a long pending demand made by the business community to the government since most of those check gates exist without any relevance or validity. It added that the sole purpose of those check gates were to collect illegal tax and fleece the hard-earned money of the business community and transporters.

CNCCI has thanked the deputy chief minister for taking such a bold and courageous step as well as to the Home department in particular and the government of Nagaland in general for fulfilling one of the long pending demands of the business community.

While pointing out that one of the main reasons for the GST regime was to make check gates free and make movements of goods hassle-free across India, CNCCI stated that in contrary to the objective, check gates have mushroomed in Nagaland over the years. CNCCI, therefore, requested the government to implement the order with full commitment and produce results on the ground.

Meanwhile, CNCCI has sought clarification from the Urban and Municipal department as to how it allowed the municipal council of respective districts to levy / collect taxes at interstate check gates on goods laden trucks according to the numbers of tyres. CNCCI demanded the Municipal department to immediately stop such collection stating that there was no logic or reason to levy entry/ toll tax when all requisite taxes had been paid by the transporters during registration and renewal of truck licence.

Meanwhile, the Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) has supported the Nagaland Governor’s order to bring an end to illegal taxation/ cash collection by closing down all police check gates and the check gates set up by other departments including municipal and town councils and to dismantle and completely remove any temporary structure/ building standing at the location.

NVCO further urged the citizens, be it government or civil societies, not to compromise with the Governor’s order in any form so as to bring an end to the menace of illegal taxation/ cash collection in the state of Nagaland.

By EMN Updated: May 19, 2022 9:46:37 pm
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