Centre told to ban Mizoram Lotteries in Kerala

The CAG’s performance audit of Mizoram State Lotteries between 2010-11 and 2014-15 accused the latter of violating Lotteries Regulation rules.

Published: 01st August 2017 01:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2017 11:01 AM   |  A+A-

Lottery tickets (Pic |ENS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has written to the Centre seeking a ban on Mizoram Lotteries for violating the Central Lotteries Regulation Act. The letter said the Mizoram Lotteries Director has entered into an agreement with Teesta Distributors in violation of the Lotteries Regulation Rules. Earlier, the CAG had criticised the Mizoram Lotteries for the same rule violations.

As per a circular by the Union Government in August 2011, a state desiring to sell its lotteries in another state should submit all details of marketing to the destination state. But the state received a letter from the Mizoram Government only after newspaper advertisements on the lottery launch.

The CAG’s performance audit of Mizoram State Lotteries between 2010-11 and 2014-15 accused the latter of violating Lotteries Regulation rules by entering into an agreement with four distributors to conduct lotteries (both paper and online) on realisation of Minimum Guaranteed Revenue (MGR) per draw instead of ensuring the wholesale proceeds calculated on the face value of tickets were deposited in the consolidated fund of the state. The Mizoram Lotteries Department did not monitor the prize distribution. The printers were not selected through tendering process. No agreement was signed between the government and the printers.

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