Expressing concern over “non-functional” excise office of Meluri sub-division, Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) 20th A/C Meluri unit has appealed to state commissioner of excise to look into the matter at the earliest.
Unit president Meghazu Thurr, in a letter to the commissioner of excise, stated that the office had become non-functional for several years as there was no positive response from responsible authorities despite representations from civil societies and administration on the issue.
It also alleged that out of five personnel posted to the sub-divisional office, only one was in station and the rest collected salary without rendering their service to the public.
The letter further pointed out that Meluri being an administrative town bordering with Myanmar, regular duty of excise personnel was pertinent for effective control of smuggling, drug peddling and illegal trading of IMFL. Unit urged the commissioner to intervene in the issue and also take steps to appoint more excise personnel to the sub-division at the earliest.