Wednesday, June 7, 2023

NLTP Act will have to be enforced: Moatoshi

Advisor excise, labour, employment & skill development Moatoshi Longkumer on Saturday asserted that the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act , 1989 will have to be enforced if the Act was to stay.
Moatoshi said this during his introductory meeting with excise department officials held in the conference hall of the commissioner of excise, Dimapur on Saturday. Advisor encouraged the excise personnel to prove their worth as the department was fully empowered under the Act. He also exhorted the excise fraternity to work as a team and accept him as their team leader.
Observing that the “sorry state of affair is unfortunately an appendage of the past”, Moatoshi Longkumer said that there would be a change in the system and work culture, which will promote and reward meritocracy. In this regard, advisor assured to extend all possible support.
On the occasion, advisor also expressed concern over the accessibility and proliferation of drug use and abuse in the society.
In his address, commissioner & secretary excise Kevekha Kevin Zehol, informed that the excise department has various ongoing proposals pertaining to infrastructural development, check gate activation, narcotics related matters, which he hoped will come to fruition that under the leadership of the new advisor for excise.
The commissioner of excise H Atokhe Aye, in his welcome address, expressed gratitude to the advisor for his care and concern for the department. Aye also highlighted how the department has “mostly been neglected”. He, however, stated that the department has the potential to make a positive impact in the society.
Earlier, excise DC (Hq) Chanlei Angh, who chaired the programme, welcomed the advisor and all rank and file of the department to the meeting.


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