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NCSU joins ACAUT movement

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By EMN Updated: Apr 16, 2014 10:46 pm
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EMN
DIMAPUR, APRIL 16

A day after the ACAUT Nagaland disclosed about filing of two RTI applications to Personnel and Administrative department and Rural Development department at Civil Secretariat, the Nagaland Contractors & Suppliers Union (NCSU) has joined the movement asserting that it shall not pay tax to any of the Naga political groups (NPGs) as long as factionalism exists in the movement.A four-point joint declaration issued after ACAUT Nagaland members met NSCU officials, including its districts unit presidents and general secretaries, at NCSU head office, Kohima, on April 15 said “NCSU supports the stand of ACAUT Nagaland on One Government One Tax and shall not pay tax to any of the Naga political groups (NPGs) as long as factionalism exists in the movement.”
Asserting that the NCSU supports the “Against Corruption” movement spearheaded by ACAUT Nagaland, the joint declaration said the contractors union shall abhor corruption in any form.
It also said ACAUT Nagaland totally supports NCSU and is unflinchingly opposed to the wide-spread practice of contract works being allotted through table tender as opposed to open tender “which is nothing but declared corruption”.
“Table tender is open flouting of rules patronizing a few contractors/firms including outsider or non-Naga firms at the cost of development in the state,” it stated.
The joint declaration further said ACAUT Nagaland in total support of NCSU is openly opposed to the widespread practice of Nagaland government officials undertaking contract works and supply since such is strictly prohibited as per service rules and any official/s doing such shall be summarily exposed by ACAUT.
The joint declaration was issued by Media Cell, ACAUT Nagaland today.

GPRN/NSCN not to tax KCCI

Principal Correspondent
KOHIMA, APR IL16

THE Khole-Kitovi faction of GPRN/NSCN has agreed not to collect taxation from the business communities within the state capital. The decision to this effect was taken during a closed-door meeting of the Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) officials with the central and regional officials of GPRN/NSCN at KCCI Tower on Monday considering the poor market situation.
KCCI Task Force convener Peter Rutsa said that during the meeting both sides discussed about the impact of forceful collection of tax by the various Naga underground groups, which has been considered as extortion.
Such extortion has been affecting not only the business community but also the general people, he said adding that the GPRN/NSCN has agreed to stop collecting taxes till such time the market situation improves.
Expressing the KCCI has not yet decided whether to pay or abstain from paying taxes in the future too, Rutsa however said that even if KCCI pays, it will be in the form freewill donation and not imposed taxation.
Meanwhile, the KCCI has expressed gratitude to GPRN/NSCN for accepting not to collect tax in the state capital till the market situation improves or without holding proper consultation with KCCI officials.
Mention may also be made here that the KCCI has already held meetings on the same issue with representatives of GPRN/NSCN (IM) and NSCN/GPRN (K) recently, wherein the two bodies have also agreed in principle not to impose taxation considering the present market situation.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 16, 2014 10:46:34 pm