JAMMU, June 01:An urgent meeting of all the Trade/ Bazar and Industrial Associations was held at Chamber House today under the Chairmanship of Sh. Rakesh Gupta, President Chamber of Commerce & Industry which was represented by the respective Presidents and General Secretaries to decide the future course of action against the ANTI-TRADE and ANTI-POOR Budget presented by the Finance Minister. It was unanimously decided first to assemble at Chamber House on June 2ndThursday at 10AM and march towards the Commercial Tax Building at Rail Head Complex Jammu to protest against the rampant corruption being encouraged by the department so that they could earn through bribes.
A historic decision was taken by both the Chambers of Jammu and Kashmir to protest and agitate against the budget and demanded total roll back to make it clear to the government that no additional VAT / Toll tax will be allowed to be imposed as higher taxes give rise to unethical business which the finance department wants so that they can earn through corrupt practices. It was decided by both the Chambers of Jammu and Kashmir that both Jammu and Kashmir province shall observe total shut down on June,4 Saturday and if the government does not roll back the hike on VAT / Toll tax on permanent basis, same may turn in indefinite shut down.
The Chamber thanks the political parties for raising the issue for this illogical hike in VAT and toll tax especially the National Conference and special thanks to the BJP who inspite of being part of the collation government and were not taken into confidence fully supported the cause of the Chamber.
The other office bearers of CCI present in the meeting include Sh. Sham Lal Langer, Sr. Vice President, Sh. Deepak Aggarwal, Jr. Vice President, Sh. Ashu Gupta, Treasurer.