Good governance is key for nation's development: President Mukherjee

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:30 hrs

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that good governance is the key for the development of the nation.

"Ensuring inclusive growth, eradication of poverty, empowerment of people and creation of a just society are some of the challenges which need to be addressed," he told the officer trainees of the 66th Batch of Indian Revenue Service, who called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

President Mukherjee said that the structural changes of the Indian economy and its integration with the world economy have brought new challenges to the tax administration.

He advised them to face these challenges of complexity, they need to equip themselves with the domestic taxation laws as well as international business laws.

President Mukherjee asked them to continuously update themselves with the changes in the domestic as well as international laws.

The 66th batch of officer trainees of the Indian Revenue Service, with a mix of urban and rural background, has representation from 19 States and 1 Union Territory. It comprises of 105 officers of which 29 are ladies.

These officers are presently undergoing sixteen month training at an induction training programme in the National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur. (ANI)

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