State Lotteries

Text Box: 	The Directorate of Nagaland State Lotteries was established in the year 1972 with the sole objective of generating revenue for the State by means of organizing and conducting the State Lotteries. For this purpose, the Nagaland State Lotteries (Regulation) Rules were framed in accordance with the latest provisions laid down by the Government of India Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998 for both paper and online Lotteries.
  	The Directorate is headed by one Director assisted by one Deputy Director, two Assistant Directors, one Senior Accounts Officer, two Superintendents and 44 numbers of supporting staff. The basic responsibility of the Directorate is to organize, conduct and monitor the State Lotteries and ensure the collection of revenue for the Government in time from the Sole Selling Agents, who are appointed by the Government through an agreement for marketing the Nagaland State Lotteries for a specific period of time. Presently, M/S CAIRS (Computer Aided Information & Research Services Pvt. Ltd.) are the Sole Selling Agent of the Nagaland State Online Lotteries whereas M/S Martin Lotteries Agencies Ltd., who were selected and appointed through an open tender during March 2004, are the Sole Selling Agent for the Nagaland State Paper Lotteries.
 	The present working hours for the officers and staff of the Directorate for conducting and monitoring the State Lotteries starts from 9:00 AM and continues up to 9:30 PM everyday without any holiday break. As such, the officers and staff are being engaged by turns in shift system.
 	The Nagaland State Lotteries Department not only generates revenue for the Government of Nagaland, but also earns sizeable revenue for the Government of India in the form of Income Tax being deducted from the Prize Money @30% plus 2% Surcharge as well as Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) @2% against the payment of the printing charges to the Printers of the Nagaland State Paper Lotteries. Further, through the Nagaland State Lotteries, many other Lottery running States like Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Kerala etc. where 98% of our State’s lottery tickets are being marketed, do earn sizable revenue in the form of Sale Tax. Likewise, our State also earns revenue in the form of Sales Tax from the sale of lottery tickets of other States marketed in our State.
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