Kathmandu, June 7
Finance Secretary Krishna Hari Baskota on Thursday made a surprise check at the Department of Revenue Investigation at Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur.
As the current fiscal year is going to end soon, Finance Secretary has intensified his monitoring activities in order to help meet the revenue target.
During his inspection, Baskota urged the revenue officials to work hard with high morale in their duty, according to the Finance Ministry.
He directed the officials assigned to control revenue leakages to work for achieving the government’s revenue target for the fiscal year 2011/12 by learning from the past.
Baskota also directed officials to work in controlling revenue leakage by making special work plan and intensify mobile patrol on highways to control the revenue leakage.
For controlling revenue leakage, the Finance Secretary also instructed the Chief District Officers of the bordering districts in the southern and northern parts of the country to organise the district-level meetings of revenue leakage controlling committees at least once a month.
He also directed the concerned officials to take necessary action against those involved in under billing, undervaluation and misevaluation of goods in the customs points.
He asked them to take action against those who have not been under the tax net as per law and involved in under billing and fake billing in VAT.
During the inspection, he urged the five-member mobile team coordinated by Deputy Director General of Department of Revenue Investigation to work effectively for controlling revenue leakage through on-the-spot monitoring.
He directed officials to encourage the businesses and entrepreneurs who have been paying taxes honestly and take action against those involved in tax evasion.
On the occasion, Janma Jaya Regmi, Director General at the Department of Revenue Investigation, assured that they would work with high morale in checking the leakage of revenue.