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Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation calls on Chief Secretary, projects demands
10/12/2021 11:30:06 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Oct 12: A team of office bearers of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu led by its President Arun Gupta met Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta (IAS) discussed on various demands and concerns raised by traders body regarding the different issues related to trade and Industry in Jammu region.
The Chamber representatives demanded that banquet halls be permitted with 50 percent capacity for the persons who have been administered both doses of Covid Vaccine, sale and purchase of agriculture land by Mahajans, Khatri's, Sikh, Jain be allowed by amending the Land Act which otherwise bars the above groups to sell or purchase the same.
The Chamber demanded that policy and rules regarding renewal and obtaining of NOC by Bar Vendors be relaxed in accordance with the other States of India and of course in consonance to the directions of High Court. Examine and find some modality to review the Excise Policy without violating the court orders to accommodate the old licensees who lost their source of income and rendered jobless.
The Chamber demanded permitting of Reliance outlets in Jammu be reviewed in order to protect the interests of small traders. Rider must be imposed in obtaining of license under Shop and Establishment Act. It demanded that summer and winter capital of J&K must be defined in order to remove the apprehensions regarding the abandoning of Durbar move and introducing e-filling arrangement.
The Chamber said that they must be invited and taken into confidence before imposing any decision or rule which directly or indirectly affects the trade and industry of Jammu. Passenger Tax which is being levied on Commercial Vehicles at Lakhanpur be abolished forthwith in accordance with the One Nation One Tax.
They demanded that cinema halls be allowed with 50 percent capacity for the persons having taken both doses of Covid Vaccine. Rates of Sand and Bajri in mining be controlled and fast environmental clearances be issued. Power amnesty/VAT amnesty scheme announced last year in view of Covid 19 situation be extended in order to benefit all those consumers who otherwise have not availed the same for different reasons.
The Chief Secretary assured the visiting team that all these demands shall be taken on with the concerned departments and l also be pursued with the Lieutenant Governor.
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