Kamrup (M) DTO Suspended Due to Irregularities in MV Tax
GUWAHATI: District Transport Officer (Licensing), Arun Bora, Head Assistant Simanta Neog, Junior Assistant Arup Kumar Barman and Cashier Sidhheshwar Ranghang of Kamrup (M) District Transport Office (DTO) have been suspended for irregularities in motor vehicle tax.
Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary ordered the suspension on 3rd August to be implemented with immediate effect.
"An inquiry was immediately conducted to look into the matter. It was discovered that tax evasion was being allowed by the DTO Kamrup Metro, wherein a vehicle owner could pay the current year tax by skipping the arrear. This was against the rules," stated a press release.
"The Transport Department has directed the Commissioner of Transport to conduct a detailed inquiry into the matter. The Department will recover the taxes wherever evaded, as all the data is available in the NIC database. Further, the Transport Department had a detailed meeting today with NIC authorities as they maintain the Vahan portal, and directed them to plug technical loopholes to prevent any such irregularities in future," the press release further mentioned.