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Mulayam announces reorganising stamps-tax dept cadre

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Apr 18 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, today announcing the reorganisation of stamps and tax registration cadre, said the entire department would be modernised and equipped with computers.

Addressing a two-day biennial conference of UP Stamp and Registeration Officers Association here, he said UP was the only state, which had freed itself from revenue deficit. The Planning Commission had appreciated UP's contribution in arranging resources, he said.

Lauding the efforts of all those who were involved in revenue collection, the CM said the state had been able to wipe off revenue deficit after a long time and now there was enough money to focus on the development and construction works.

Mr Yadav said the Tax Registration Department was only second to Sales Tax Department as far as revenue collection was concerned. The employees of the department performed their duties well and collected Rs 3150 crores as revenue, while the department expenses stood at Rs 40 crore only.

Assuring the Association of considering their demands in a sympathetic manner, Mr Yadav said the government had targeted wiping off revenue deficit by year 2009, but the employees of the department achieved the target in the current year itself.

Opposition parties were worried with the achievements of the state govenemnt and were hence hatching conspiracy to destablise it, but without any success, he added.

As far as the state's law and order scene ws concerned, it was far better in comparison to other states, he stressed, adding the state government was giving more emphasis to education and health sector.


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