Commercial taxes dept to have new office complex in Jammu

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FM, Speaker lay foundation of Rs 22 cr complex

JAMMU: The state’s Commercial Taxes Department, Jammu is going to have a new office complex with state-of-art facilities.

The foundation stone of the new office complex was laid by the Minister for Finance, Education, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari in presence of Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, here at Railhead, adjacent to the old office of the department.

Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary and other senior officers of commercial taxes department were also present at the foundation laying ceremony.

The proposed multi-storey office complex is likely to be completed in two years by the executing agency Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC). The building would be raised over an area of 57000 Sqft with basement parking, a handout read.

The minister and the speaker examined the blue print and inquired about the design and composition of the building. They asked the executing agency to complete the project in stipulated timeframe and to preserve the green patches around during the execution of the building, read the handout.

They also had a brief interaction with the senior functionaries on the sidelines of the foundation laying ceremony. The officials informed the minister and the speaker about the working of the department particularly, post GST implementation.

The finance minister asked the senior functionaries to hold orientation courses for the employees to make them well versed about the new tax regime, it added.