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Minister Sharma directs for printing of excise duty stickers


03 March 2023  

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KAVRE: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, today visited the under-construction Security Printing Press at Panauti-5 in Kavrepalanchowk. On the occasion, the Minster directed the Press the printing excise duty sticker soon.

Tough physical construction works for the printing center go on, two high-security digital printing machines have been already fixed here.

During the visit, the Minister directed the Press to manage required human resources and begin to print excise duty stickers from the month of Chait (March-April). The Minister also sought quality maintenance in the remaining construction works, pledging the allocation of an additional budget for the project.

On the occasion, Secretary at the Ministry, Baikuntha Aryal, said the Press is prepared to print passports, bank notes, driving licenses, smart cards, postage stamps, excise duty stickers, and SIM cards. “Now there is a demand for printing excise duty stickers and we will begin it by March-April.”

It is said machines that were brought from Israel a year ago have the capacity of printing 600 million stickers annually.

According to Press executive director Bikal Poudel, the Department of Inland Revenue has proposed to print 430 million excise duty stickers and they are prepared to swing into action.

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