By Categorical Information Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state authorities has written to the Centre looking for a ban on Mizoram Lotteries for violating the Central Lotteries Regulation Act. The letter mentioned the Mizoram Lotteries Director has entered into an settlement with Teesta Distributors in violation of the Lotteries Regulation Guidelines. Earlier, the CAG had criticised the Mizoram Lotteries for a similar rule violations.

As per a round by the Union Authorities in August 2011, a state needing to promote its lotteries in one other state ought to submit all particulars of promoting to the vacation spot state. However the state acquired a letter from the Mizoram Authorities solely after newspaper ads on the lottery launch.

The CAG’s efficiency audit of Mizoram State Lotteries between 2010-11 and 2014-15 accused the latter of violating Lotteries Regulation guidelines by getting into into an settlement with 4 distributors to conduct lotteries (each paper and on-line) on realisation of Minimal Assured Income (MGR) per draw as a substitute of making certain the wholesale proceeds calculated on the face worth of tickets have been deposited within the consolidated fund of the state. The Mizoram Lotteries Division didn’t monitor the prize distribution. The printers weren’t chosen via tendering course of. No settlement was signed between the federal government and the printers.

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