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Minister Sharma directs for printing excise

2023 Mar 03, 16:40, Kavrepalanchowk

Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma visited the under-construction Security Printing Press at Panauti-5 in Kavrepalanchowk

 During the visit, the Minister directed the Press to manage required human resources and begin to print excise duty stickers from the month of Chait (March-April). The Minister also sought the quality maintenance in the remaining construction works, pledging the allocation of additional budget for the project.

On the occasion, Secretary at thry at the Ministry, Baikuntha Aryal, said the Press is prepared to print passport, bank notes, driving license, smart cards, postage stamps, excise duty sticker and SIM card. "Now there is a demand for printing excise duty stickers and we will begin it by March-April."

It is said machines that were brought from Israel a year ago have the capacity of printing 600 million of stickers annually. According to Press executive director Bikal Poudel, the Department of Inland Revenue has proposed them to print 430 million of excise duty stickers and they are prepared to swing into action. 


Rekha Sharma Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kavrepalanchowk Baikuntha Aryal
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