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Odisha Excise Department has made record seizures and arrests during the Financial Year 2022-23

Bhubaneswar:16/4/23: The Odisha Excise Department has made record seizures and arrests during the Financial Year 2022-23.

A Monthly Review meeting was held today under the Chairmanship of Ashish Kumar Singh, IPS, Excise Commissioner, Odisha through virtual mode wherein Rama Chandra Palata, Addl. Commissioner of Excise, Sarat Chandra Mohapatra, Joint Commissioners of Excise, Rama Chandra Mishra, EDC, Enforcement, Rajat Kumar Praharaj, EDC, Policy, Somanath Majhi, EDC, Establishment, Rajendra Bhotra, EDC, ND, Dambarudhara Khanda, EDC, SD and all Superintendents of Excise attended.

The annual review meeting was held to review collection of revenue, enforcement activities. The Excise Department have given top priority to enforcement activities for which the detection of cases and arrest of bootleggers have increased substantially in the financial year 2022-23.

The details of comparative enforcement activities in the financial years of 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 are as below:

Abstract of Enforcement Activities
Financial Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 Increase% over 21-22
 Cases detected 25065 40598 61377 51%
 Persons arrested 19239 33551 49211 47%
 ID Liquor (in Ltr) 570165.65 1122162 1974213 76%
 Wash (in Ltr) 5820110.7 11319431 20133530 78%
 Country Liquor (in Ltr) 4186.42 14660 22093 51%
 Bhang (in Kg) 3906.74 5376 22134 312%
 Mahua Flower (in Qntl) 37357.11 12119 21619 78%
 Gur Wash (in Kg) 5559.32 121450 597975 392%
 Tari (in Ltr) 12620.7 17506 43617 149%
 Molasses (in Kgs) 0 0 13360 100%
 Pachwai 10486 10304 28667 178%
 Vehicle 1555 2216 3440 55%
Abstract of NDPS Cases
No. of cases instituted 396 748 1949 161%
No of person arrested 388 849 2232 163%
Ganja (in Kg) 16962.157 31566.423 41330.102 31%
Brown Sugar (in Gm) 3653.86 12567.4 32512.28 159%
Poppy cap/ straw (in Kg.) 0 0 229 100%
Cough Syrup (in Ltr) 5 629 1124 79%

The Excise Commissioner also reviewed the data digitization, implementation of IT, non-settlement of shops, arrear revenue collection, compliance of petitions and instructed all Superintendents of Excise & EI EB Units to strengthen & enhance the enforcement measures for the year 2023-24 and to conduct frequent raids against the illegal manufacturing, distribution and sale of ID Liquor/ duplicate IMFL / Non-duty paid IMFL / NDPS items in the State.

Further, the Superintendent of Excise, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Sundargarh were directed to conduct sustained raids in Jharsuguda and adjacent areas on account of Bye-Election to Jharsuguda Assembly Constituency. The EDC, ND, Sambalpur was instructed to monitor the enforcement activities on daily basis.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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