Secretary Finance should provide experts who could make traders, industrialists aware on the subject of GST: Chamber 

Navin Kumar Choudhary pays surprise visit to Chamber House

Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, July 13

Navin Kumar Choudhary Commissioner Secretary Finance today paid surprise visit to the Chamber House.
First he took a round of the Chamber House and inspected the up-gradation works carried out after the grant-in-aid provided by the government in the recent past. Later he had a thorough discussion with the President Chamber of Commerce & Industry Rakesh Gupta and the Office bearers regarding implementation of GST and enquired about the problems being faced by Trade and Industry.
Chamber president apprised the Commissioner Secretary Finance that in absence of clarity regarding remission to Industry it was not possible for the Industrialists to carry on business and raise invoices.
The Chamber president also requested the Commissioner Secretary Finance that the government should take up the matter of reducing GST on Walnuts and Almonds with the GST Council. Chamber president also requested him regarding the issue of Toll tax at Lakhanpur for which the Commissioner Secretary Finance asked the Chamber Office Bearers to have serious meetings with the traders and industrial members and identify sensitive products being manufactured by the industry which could be safeguarded by way of toll tax and also identify those items on which the traders are incurring losses.  The Chamber also took up the matter of controlling flight of trade from neighbouring states so that Automobile dealers do not lose their sales. Commissioner Secretary said that written suggestions from Chamber be sent how to stop the flight of trade so that needful be done at the earliest.
The Chamber president also requested Commissioner Secretary Finance to provide experts who could make the traders and industrialists aware on the subject of GST and answer the queries for which he assured the Chamber to provide with the same.
The other office bearers of CCI present in the meeting include Rajesh Gupta, senior vice president, Rajeev Gupta, junior vice president, Manish Gupta, secretary general, Gaurav Gupta, secretary and Ashu Gupta, treasurer.

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