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KOHIMA, May 30: Parliamentary Secretary for Planning & Co-ordination, Evaluation & Monitoring &Taxes, Neiba Kronu inaugurated the new Office building of the Deputy Commissioner of Taxes, Kohima, Nagaland as the chief guest in presence of DC of Taxes, Nagaland Asangba Ao, IAS; OSD Finance, V. Kezo and other officials on 30th May 2016.
In his inaugural speech as the chief guest, Neiba Kronu lauded the department for the good performance in revenue generation with an increase of 45% which had crossed 362 crores comparing to last year of 300 crores and further encouraged for more improvement of the department. He said that to transform ‘our’ State, it was not a big gathering or a thousand people gathering to change the economic but through collective efforts it could be achieved. He therefore urged all the efficient people in the department to improve one’s performance so as to strengthen the department and contribute something to the State. Earlier the chief guest unveiled the inauguration plaque.
Commissioner of Taxes, Asangba Chuba Ao, IAS in his welcome address expressed his happiness for accomplishing their desire of having a proper office building after many years. He said that today the office is the Zonal Office headed by DCT covering three districts where Kohima itself is divided into three wards. The office is headed by a DTC with 3 STs, 7 ITs, H.A, 4 UDs, 12 LDAs, Typist and support staff. He said that Kohima Zone has contributed about 25% of the revenue and was next to Dimapur and there are a total of 3654 dealers registered under various acts registered in three districts.
In a technical report on the construction of Assistant Commissioner of Taxes Office at Kohima, it was informed that the project was constructed with an estimated cost of Rs. 242.44 lakh in a total plinth area of 9785.00 sqft. The building type was (G+3) Floors RCC building with an architect consultant from Environ Assemblers, Dimapur. The construction of the building was commenced on September 2011 and completed in the month of July 2015. The new office building has 19 numbers of rooms with a conference hall, parking area in the ground floor level, common toilet and Chowkidar quarter with three rooms at the basement.
Joint Commissioner of Taxes, Nagaland, Wochamo Odyuo proposed the vote of thanks while Rev. Yashila Jamir, Asso. Pastor Kohima Ao Baptist Church offered the inaugural prayer.