The cold war between the Commercial Taxes Department and the railways over parking the department vehicle on the parcel office premises is being diffused, with the decision to install a check-post.
Tax Secretary Ajith Kumar on Tuesday held a meeting with the Commercial Taxes Department commissioner, deputy commissioner and railway officials in this regard. It has been decided to establish a container cabin on the parcel office premises. The railway officials promised that the engineering wing would find a suitable place for it on the railway station premises. It will be informed to the Taxes Department, which would then inspect the site.
Meanwhile, the Gazetted Officers’ Association, NGO Union, NGO Association and the Taxes Department will submit a memorandum to the railways to maintain status quo on parking the vehicle till the check-post is set up.
The issue between the two government departments had started when the Taxes Department parked its vehicle on the parcel office premises for inspection of parcels which are evading taxes.
The RPF objected to the parking, citing that it was creating obstruction to the vehicles moving in and out of the parcel office. Now, the high-level meeting is likely to solve the difference of opinion between the two departments.