Bhubaneswar: The State Government has planned to abolish all unified inter-State check-gates, excepting the Nalda border check-gate, from April 1, 2017 in view of their purposes being served through various online systems now.
Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat informed the same in the State Assembly on Monday. He said the Nalda border check gate in Jajpur district would be operated by the Steel and Mines Department only for the purpose of minerals.
The minister said that with computerization, all types of statutory forms like Way bills and C-Forms would be issued online. The transaction through E-Way Bills would be captured online and thus the information is available to the Commercial Tax Organisation and can be cross checked with the return in the system itself.
He further said that the decision was taken as the check gates were posing difficulties for movement of passenger and goods vehicles and creating traffic jam. Allegations were also received from time to time regarding corrupt practices and harassments involving some outside elements at these check gates.
He said mobile enforcement using modern tools and devices would be adopted after abolition of the check gates. The existing man power would be used for such enforcements. He informed that the abolition of border check gates would promote ease of doing business and tourism in State.
It may be noted here that there are 22 order check gates now operating in different bordering districts.