Gangtok, 21 Sept:
Excise [Abk] Department is in the process of computerization of its activities by setting up a robust e-Abkari system for the purpose of simplifying the processes of grant of licenses/permits as well as ensuring an efficient monitoring system. The department had earlier approached the West Bengal Excise Department for replicating their e-Abgari module, for which a real- time study tour to Kolkata had been suggested, a press release informs.
Following the same, a team of officers led by Additional Commissioner, Joint Director [IT] and two Inspectors of Excise Department along with an official of NIC Gangtok were on a two-daylong exposure visit to Kolkata recently.
The team visited the State Excise Directorate in West Bengal wherein meetings were conducted with the Excise Commissioner and other officials. A detailed day-long technical session was held for the benefit of the visiting officers by the senior officers of the Excise Directorate. Field visits to manufacturing units including a micro brewery were also carried out.
The State Excise Department has requested the West Bengal Excise Directorate to depute resource persons for preparation of a DPR and Gap Analysis Report at the earliest in order for the West Bengal e-Abgari module to be customized with Sikkim-specific requirements. The resource persons will also be imparting training to the Excise officials who will be assigned charge of handling the e-Abkari system, the release adds.