Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman will be on a two-day visit to Assam and Tripura from 21st to 22nd July.
During her visit in Guwahati, she will participate in the Investiture Ceremony for conferment of Presidential Award for – ‘Specially Distinguished Record of Service’ to the officers and staff of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).
The ceremony will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Guwahati on 21st July 2023 from 9:00 AM. The Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificates were announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2023.
Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate will be awarded to 29 officers and staff of CBIC. These officers were selected based on their exemplary performance in their respective field of service over the years. The awardees selected this year include officers from all cadres of the Service, who have consistently performed with distinction in their various assignments, including prevention of smuggling, detection of tax evasion, detection of trade-based money laundering and foreign exchange violations, besides contributions in tax policy formulation, revenue mobilization, and automation of business processes, and capacity building and training.
The ceremony will also be attended by the Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary who shall be the Guest of Honour, Revenue Secretary Shri Sanjay Malhotra and Vivek Johri, Special Secretary to Government of India & Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), along with Members of CBIC, senior officers of the Department.
The dignitaries will then proceed to Tripura to attend the Inauguration Function of the GST Bhawan in Agartala. On Day 2, the Minister shall also visit the ICP, Srimantpur in Tripura.