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To,
The Chief Secretary,
Nagaland, Kohima.
Subject: Prayer to clarify whether deductions made by Minister / Advisor against
contract / supplies work are legal or illegal.
Respect Sir,
I hope this letter finds you in good health. I am writing to address recent
developments concerning taxation policies in Nagaland. Specifically, I seek clarification
on the legality of certain deductions being made from contract / supply works.
It has come to my attention that a portion of these taxes—10% for
ministers/advisors, 5% for party funds, and 5% for mobilization funds—is being
deducted. While I understand the necessity of funding various initiatives and
organizations, I am seeking clarification on the legality of these deductions.
As a concerned citizen, it is imperative for me to understand the legal basis for
such deductions. Therefore, I kindly request immediate answers and further explanation
regarding the legality of these deductions. Additionally, I would appreciate any insights
you can provide on how these deducted funds are utilized for the benefit of the people
of Nagaland.
Transparency and accountability are crucial in governance, and I trust that your
office shares these values. Your prompt response to this matter would not only provide
clarity to the citizens of Nagaland but also contribute to fostering trust and confidence in
the administration.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. I eagerly await your
response.
Dated: 30th April 2024
Sd-
Bendang Imsong
Social Activist,
Mokokchung.

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