CCI-J delegation calls on CS; raises slew of demands

CS Arun Kumar
CS Arun Kumar File/ GK

Jammu: A delegation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Jammu (CCI-J) led by its president Arun Gupta on Wednesday met the Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta at Civil Secretariat and discussed various issues of the traders and industrialists of Jammu.

Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar was also present on the occasion.

A CCI Jammu statement said that several issues which came up for discussion included development of Patnitop, power amnesty for commercial users including industrialists of Jammu region, tourism promotion and expediting Mubarak Mandi Heritage projects etc. The CCI representatives also demanded enhancement in the limit of E-way bill from the existing Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh. The delegation demanded ownership rights for “sons of the soil entrepreneurs who were allotted the industrial land and traders at Warehouse.”

The CCI also raised the issue pertaining to the circle rate besides demanding inclusion of separate clause of land value and stamp duty for industrial units on the lines of other states claiming that existing commercial notified rates were too high. Further the delegation demanded extension of VAT amnesty scheme as the traders couldn’t avail this earlier due to COVID-19 lockdown.

It demanded extension in the validity period beyond June 30, 2022 up to at least one year for the industrial units which could not commence production within the stipulated time due to several genuine reasons.

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