Shillong, Feb 26: Announcing a Special incentive for the all India service officers serving in the state, Meghalaya cabinet on Friday decided to reimburse 95 percent of the total income tax payable by the all India service officers serving in the state.
State government employees working outside Meghalaya will also be benefited by the special package.
Stating that the government will require to spend not less than Rs 1.45 crore annually for the purpose,
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said Meghalaya is the first state in the history of the country to provide such a special package for the all India service officers serving in the state.
“The state government will reimburse 95 percent of the total dues payable by these officers (coming from different parts of the country to work in Meghalaya) to the Income tax department,” Tynsong said.
He said as per the Income Tax Act, non-tribal officers are subjected to pay income tax annually throughout India.
On the other hand, the deputy chief minister also announced that the state government employees working outside the state like in the different Meghalaya Houses, will also be provided with reimbursement package annually.