Zhaleo urges stringent enforcement of NLTP Act
Dimapur, Sep. 3 (EMN): Advisor of Excise, Sericulture and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio, has stressed on the need to implement the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act 1989 more stringently saying that it came into force due to public pressure and also outlined the importance of procedures in government administration and functions.
Zhaleo Rio stated this in his speech during a programme held in his honour at the conference hall of the directorate of Excise on September 3. The advisor assured his utmost support in using his official position in pursuing the future proposals and plans of the department, an update from the Commissioner of Taxes, Tarep Imchen stated on Tuesday.
To strengthen the department, the advisor stressed on the importance of modernisation and expansion of offices in the newly established districts of Peren, Kiphire and Longleng. He also highlighted the importance of changing the nomenclature of the Excise department to that of Excise and Narcotics in line with the rules of business executive in order to pave the way for greater achievements in the field of narcotics.
He further exhorted the field personnel and ministerial staff to perform their official duties sincerely saying efficiency should be the yardstick for all future evaluations relating to transfer and postings.
Commissioner of Excise, Tarep Imchen, in his speech, welcomed the advisor and expressed hope that his tenure would be productive and prosperous. He also described the advisor as a seasoned bureaucrat with whom he had the opportunity to be associated for a good number of years. He hoped that his association with the department would go a long way in scaling greater heights.
President of the NSEFSA, T Arilong Longkumer, apprised the advisor of the various issues and needs pertaining to the department and hoped that the department would make major stride under his leadership.
S Chanlei Angh, Deputy Commissioner of Excise, in his vote of thanks, expressed gratitude to all the participants, visiting dignitaries and Zhaleo Rio for gracing the occasion.
The advisor also visited the Excise residential complex-cum-training centre at Lengrijan, Dimapur, and took stock of the progress of the newly constructed training facility.
The programme was chaired by Orenpomo Kikon, Secretary of Excise and Sericulture, who welcomed the advisor and all participants. He stated that the Excise department was fortunate to have an advisor of his stature and further wished that the department would scale new heights for all round development under his leadership.