Nepalese gov't to keep strict eye on imports ahead of major Hindu fesitval
The Kathmandu Post/Asia News Network
October 2, 2012, 12:26 pm TWN
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The Nepal government will keep a strict vigilance over imports for the Dashain festival — the most auspicious festival of Nepalese Hindus — in order to curb any possible revenue leakage.
A meeting of the Central Revenue Leakage Control Committee headed by the finance minister Sunday decided to direct district-level revenue leakage control committees headed by chief district officers to formulate necessary strategies to tackle revenue leakage.
The country sees massive imports during the festive season, which is celebrated across the nation for 15 days.
The meeting also decided to control smuggling by increasing the patrol of mobile revenue leakage control teams represented by the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, customs offices and other government officials.
It also decided to increase checks on vehicles carrying goods and control the use of small customs clearance documents, according to a press release issued by the finance ministry.