Last updated on: October 10, 2019 at 11:23 pm IST
Dimapur, October 10: Nagaland Voluntary Consumer Organization (NVCO) has supported the demands of Kohima District Truck Owners & Drivers Union (KDTODU) in constituting a competent investigation team so as to enquire and investigate the entire listed illegal collection of cash at the check-gates and on highways in and around Kohima.
The NVCO said investigation team should thoroughly interrogate Nagaland Police/Excise/ Forest/Society/Union/Geology & Mining/ Federation/ Public Organization/KMC to find out the detailed involvement under whose initiative, on the basis of what order/law, legal/illegal, authorized/unauthorized, and also summon/enquire/ investigate the officials of All Manipur Transport Drivers’ & Motor Workers’ Union for their initiative in illegal collection of cash on the highways of Nagaland.
The NVCO asked the state government to completely stop all these collections of cash at the check-gates and on highways in the state start with its own agency such as Police, Forest, Excise, Narcotics, Geology & Mining, KMC. etc as per the government standing order dated 22nd June, 2009 in banning collection of taxes by any organization or individual including government departments such as Police, Excise, Forest and Taxes Department, etc., and the Gauhati High Court Kohima Bench judgement and order dated 03.06.2014 in disallowing the union/federation/association/society from collecting cash on highways and also took legal appropriate actions against them.
In support of the KDTODU’s listing of the illegal collection of cash, the NVCO team led by its President Kezhokhoto Savi had visited the police check-gates/cash counter collection within Southern Angami jurisdiction on September 21 last with the conduct of consumer awareness campaign at Tyrannus Boys Hostel Jakhama (below St. Joseph’s college Jakhama) and Japfii Christian College, Kigwema and it was confirmed that they were actively collecting cash on September 21 at the check-gates and on highways, a press release issued by Press & Media Cell, NVCO stated. (Page News Service)