Gangtok, 23 Oct (IPR): A meeting with the liquor manufacturing units was convened by the Excise Department, Government of Sikkim on 22 Oct. The Managing Directors of two Breweries and four Distilleries were present for the meeting along with the Mrs. Binita Chettri, Special Commissioner-cum-Commissioner, Excise Department, Mrs. Anupa Tamling, Joint Secretary-cum-Joint Commissioner, Excise Department and staff from the Department.
The meeting was conducted under the chairmanship of Shri Tenzing Gelek, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel and currently holding additional charge of the Excise Department.
The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss increase in revenue generation by the Department. The Excise Department being one of the highest revenue generating departments under the Government of Sikkim, different ways of enhancing the revenue was discussed at length with the manufacturing units. The Units assured of continuous cooperation and support to the Department like they have been doing till date.
The Department briefed the house on the progress in development of e-Abkari system in line with the Ease of Doing Business, which was unanimously appreciated and welcomed by all.
The meeting concluded on a high note with the decision that quarterly meetings are to be held between the department and the manufacturing units for better coordination and exchange of innovative ideas for enhancing the revenue and taking the department and the State forward.