Possibly Kuensel reported Nu: 20 million is not a every day revenue leakage at Phuentsholing. It could be more and it could be little less. However Phuentsholing is only one of the several entry gates. In total the revenue robbery has be be far above the total 20 million ngultrums per day.
The leakages is not just in under invoicing. There is also over invoicing and this happens with tax exempted goods. Whatever the exact figure of daily loss is, it is huge no matter how you look from whatever direction.
There are most certainly honest people in Revenue as there are in other Agencies. For the sake of such honest and dedicated people do not hide behind 20 million figure debate and pretend corruption at Phuentsholing Office is tolerable. Revenue honest bosses must accept the truth of what has been happening and stand forward to assist ACC to bring the culprits to book.
It is frightening and the public blatancy only proves that this systematic corruption runs quite high. Already the Mafia bosses are in the campaign to dilute charges in the guise of officially attacking the Kuensel reported figure. They the Mafia then should tell the public how much the leakage figure is from Samdrup Jongkhar; Gelegphug ; Samtse and Paro. How much tax amount was not collected or ignored through under invoicing and how much national rupee reserve were stolen through over invoicing. And how many truck loads of imported goods simply enter without even recording entry.
ACC may try but corruption will never be controlled as long as there are powerful silent endorsement. Revenue and Custom Office should be endeavouring to tackle the misdeeds of corrupted officials instead of directing all energy in debating the volume of corruption fallout. If the Ministry of Finance is serious on assisting ACC in curving the corruption within its own administered Departments then the Officers who defend corrupt practice should be suspended to allow ACC to investigate without hindrance.