Central Excise dept celebrates their day

Being tax compliant itself is a great achievement. People get a chance to be partners in the financial stability and get recognition for being a resource of the country, said IGP (Western Range) Pratap Reddy after inaugurating Central Excise Day in Mangalore on Friday.

Litterateur Giselle Mehta being honoured on the occasion of Central Excise Day in Mangalore on Friday. DH Photo

The police department, customs, excise are more of regulatory bodies. However, there has been a positive transformation as these departments are contributing towards national growth, he pointed out and added that people should co-operate with these departments as they are working towards getting discipline in the society.

“Every rupee that is paid as tax is the sweat and blood of the common man. However, today we have to question whether the tax money is being utilised properly,” said Taranga Managing Editor Sandhya S Pai.

The Indians major goal was to get Independence. Once, that was achieved there was a race for power. Today, when corruption is high, the common man has to beware and fight this menace,” she said.

She further added that everyone has the right to education and health. More importance should be given to education that makes one human, she stressed.

Central Excise and Service Tax Commissionerate Commissioner M V S Choudhary spoke about the various activities and milestones achieved by the Commissionerate.

Former Central Excise Commissioner Giselle Mehta was felicitated for her achievements in the literary field. Mehta is also the author of Blossom Showers.

Presidential awardees for this year, Central Excise Superintendent Srinivas Nayak and Department of Revenue Intelligence Officer Ramakrishna K were felicitated. Central Excise Inspector Dinesh Kunder, a national level athlete was also feted.

Noteworthy performers in different categories were honoured. Classic Fusion, Mangalore and Mega Bottling, Puttur were awarded under the Propritory firms.

Sai Developers were feted under the Partnership Firms and IOCL under the Public Sector Undertaking.

Ad Syndicate Private Ltd and Kumkum Special Poly Products were feted under the Corporate Houses category.

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