DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 14: Nagaland Government has appealed to the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) to reconsider its call for a State-wide shutdown of all shops and business establishments on September 16.
According to a DIPR bulletin on Tuesday, the State Government also appealed to the CNCCI to give support and co-operation to Government Departments for tackling the menace of illegal taxation/extortion and assist in further improving the ease of doing business in the State.
Also, a meeting was held at Kohima on September 13, under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister, to deliberate on a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the complaints pertaining to Illegal taxation/extortion in Dimapur District, and also to discuss the matter of collection of items tax/fees by ULBs and certain other issues as contained in the September 9 representation submitted by the CNCCI to the Chief Secretary.
After due deliberations, it was decided that the collection of any kind of tax/fees on items/goods that comes under GST regime should be immediately stopped by all the Municipals and Town Councils across the State.
“Any other Government Department/agency, which may be collecting tax on any items falling under GST regime shall also give directions for immediately stopping such collections. Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, in consultation with PHQ will immediately put in place a security grid and take other measures, including stationing sufficient security personnel at various locations to check illegal taxation/extortion.
“The Administrators of all the Urban Local Bodies will take steps for including the representatives of the business communities of their cities/towns in their advisory committees for taking decisions in respect to various business related activities”, it informed.
It was also informed that the application of the SARFEASI (Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest) Act, 2002 is under examination of the Select Committee of Nagaland Legislative Assembly and that the meeting of the Select Committee is scheduled on September 14.
The meeting was attended by Advisor to Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Chief Secretary, DGP, Additional Chief Secretary & Finance Commissioner, Principal Secretary for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Principal Secretary for Home, Commissioner of Nagaland and other senior officers.
(Page News Service)