chief minister manohar parrikar states central political interference in to state’s entry tax issue

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18-05-2013 …. Alleging political interference Chief Minister manohar parrikar on Saturday said that a director level officer had no right to write a letter to the state government asking the goa state government to take necessary measures to take steps for withdrawal of undue levy of taxes/fees, including the newly started entry tax …

 It may be noted that In a hard-hitting letter to the state Principal Secretary, Public Works Department and Transport, R K Verma, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had asked the state government to take “immediate necessary measures to avoid harassment to truckers and transporters and take steps for withdrawal of undue levy of taxes and fees, including the newly started entry tax.

 Stating that the entry tax is “not rational,” and would be an additional burden on the road transport sector, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Deputy Secretary Nandan Singh directed the state to “send a status report on the issue.”

 Speaking to media reporters cm parrikar said that the concerned office had no knowledge about the issueand stated that it was a political interference …