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Dimapur-based organisations welcome order to curb illegal taxations

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By EMN Updated: May 31, 2022 11:00 pm
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Dimapur, May 31 (EMN): The Dimapur-based frontal organisations including Dimapur Urban Chairman Council Federation (DUCCF), GBs’ Union Dimapur Sardar (GBUD), Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) and Naga Women Hoho, Dimapur (NWHD), during its joint meeting on May 30, have welcomed the recent notification passed by the state government to curb illegal taxation by various groups, organisations and governmental agencies without legal sanctions.

The joint meeting resolved to extend any possible assistance towards the law enforcing agencies in their assignment to tackle the menace of illegal taxation.

The joint meeting also deliberated on certain directive issued in the said notification, which could potentially cause inconvenience and confusion to the residents of Dimapur urban areas in view of blanket ban on utilities fees levied by otherwise legitimate government agency, namely Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC).

In this regard, the organisations apprised the concerned authority on the indispensable role and contribution of the DMC in maintaining of the civic amenities in Dimapur through the resources generated by levying government authorised urban utilities fees from the vehicles and vendors in Dimapur.

“Given the legitimate responsibility the office of DMC is entrusted in maintain civic amenities in Dimapur, we are apprehensive that the functioning of the DMC and service rendering activities by the DMC to the public of Dimapur will be compromised in the event the DMC is disallowed to levy certain utilities fees, as such, we the organisations appeal before the concerned authority to partially reconsider the blanket ban on the tax levied by the DMC, which they have been imposing on certain vehicles and vendors with prior authorisation from the competent authority so as to enable the DMC to continue to provide the service it has been rendering to the public,” the statement read.

The statement was jointly issued by DUCCF president, Tsenthungo Nyamo; GBUD president, MY Ngullie; DNSU president, Moayanger; NWHD president, Neinuo Kire.

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By EMN Updated: May 31, 2022 11:00:40 pm