Assam Government on Saturday decided that a target of Rs. 3,500-crore revenue generation has been set for the department for the current financial year.
The decision was taken in a review meeting related to the functioning of the Excise department. The meeting was held in present of Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya.
The Chief Minister tweeted: CM Dr @himantabiswa reviewed functioning of Excise Dept in presence of Excise Min Sri @ParimalSuklaba1 and discussed various issues related to revenue generation of the department.
Discussing various issues related to the department, the following directives were issued.
- Strictly check liquor coming into the State from outside without proper documents to minimise revenue loss.
- Write letters to neighbouring NE states to reduce disparity in liquor prices so that uniformity can be brought in pricing.
- Commissioner of Police, Guwahati to bust the racket involved in bringing Extra Neutral Alcohol into the State.