New Delhi, 29 June 2012:
Debashish Dasgupta (IRS, CCIT, Kolkata) informed the Lok Sabha MP , PD Rai that the issue of posting of an appropriate person to take care of IT and IT Exemption issues for Sikkimese persons at Gangtok has been done.
Earlier, on the 21 June, an informal meeting of the CCIT was conducted in Kolkata with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance.
In the meeting the issue of Sikkimese being directed to go to Siliguri for exemption and other tax related purposes was brought up. PD Rai had raised this issue at that time pressing for immediate resolution. He was well supported by the Chairman, Yashwant Sinha, MP, and former Finance Minister of India, along with other members.
Dasgupta mentioned that he was seized of the matter. He had met the Chief Secretary and other officials of the Government of Sikkim.
On Tuesday MP Rai was informed by the CCIT that the matter had been resolved.