PM Modi Inaugurates New Campus of National Academy of Customs in Andhra Pradesh

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2024

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics (NACIN) at Palasamudram, Sri Sathya Sai District in Andhra Pradesh, today.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that NACIN will be a Premier Training Institute and Centre for Good Governance in the coming days. The Prime Minister said that due to the introduction of many tax reforms in the last 9 years, the ease of doing business has substantially improved and helped in increased tax collection in the country. Each and every rupee collected through taxes is spent for the welfare of the citizens and the betterment of lives of the weaker sections, he added. The Prime Minister said that due to the Government’s efforts, 25 crore people came out of poverty in the last 9 years. He said that the government is fighting against corruption and urged every citizen to contribute their part for realising the dream of a Developed Nation by 2047.

The Prime Minister visited the exhibition at NACIN and interacted with Officer Trainees of 74th and 75th batch of Indian Revenue Service (Custom & Indirect Taxes) as well as officer trainees of Royal Civil Service of Bhutan during the event.

In a step towards realising the vision of improving governance through Civil Service Capacity Building, the new state of the art campus of National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) at Palasamudram was conceptualised and built. Spread across 500 acres, the academy is the apex institution of the Government of India for capacity building in the field of Indirect Taxation (Customs, Central Excise and Goods and Services Tax) and Narcotics Control Administration. The national-level world-class training institute will impart training to the officials of Indian Revenue Service (Custom & Indirect Taxes) as well as to the central allied services, state governments & partner nations. With the addition of this new campus, the NACIN will focus on the use of new age technologies such as Augmented & Virtual Reality, Block-chain as well as Artificial Intelligence and other emerging Technologies for training and capacity building.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman thanked Andhra Pradesh Government for extending the support by allocating land for establishing NACIN at Palasamudram.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Governor S. Abdul Nazeer, Union Ministers of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad, Pankaj Chaudary, and Central and State Government Officials participated in the event.

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