India demonstrated strength amid economic crises: Mukherjee

    By IANS,

    New Delhi : India has been able to demonstrate inherent strength and resilience amid global economic crises, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Monday.

    Interacting with a group of probationers of the 64th batch of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) from the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, Mukherjee said that in his various stints in the finance ministry, he had a chance to look closely at the growth in revenue services.

    Over the years, the role and responsibilities of customs and central excise departments have increased manifold and become more complex, he noted, according to an official release.

    Mukherjee said the job of tax collection is complicated and not easy. He advised the probationary officers to discharge their responsibilities with sincerity and by creating a conducive atmosphere.

    Among 87 probationers from 18 states, who met the president, 15 are women officers and three are from Bhutan.