Kathmandu, March 11
A five-day training for 25 officials of the Department of Revenue Investigation on ‘Investigation and Control of Revenue Leakage’ commenced today at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect taxes and Narcotics, in Faridabad, India.
The training is customised as requested by the Government of Nepal and is fully supported by the Government of India under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu.
A total 50 officers from Department of Revenue Investigation will be trained under this initiative. The second batch of 25 officers of DRI Nepal will begin their training at the same venue from 25 March, 2019.
This training is likely to strengthen the investigative capabilities of DRI officers and make them better equipped and effective in controlling and protecting against revenue leakage from the legitimate economy and thus enhancing DRI’s contribution to nation building.
The National Academy of Customs, Indirect taxes and Narcotics is the apex training institution of the Government of India in the field of indirect taxation and drug law enforcement.
It is an accredited Regional Training Centre of World Customs Organisation for Asia/Pacific Region and also works in collaboration with other international organisations like UNEP, UNODC and SASEC, among others.
NACIN, with its headquarters at Faridabad, near Delhi, has a pan-India presence through 18 zonal and regional training institutes and one centre of excellence.
A version of this article appears in print on March 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.