National executive committee meeting of Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal on June 17


Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal to take up power tariff and others traders' issues at the meting
Ludhiana, June 10, 2019: National executive committee meeting of Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal and special invitees will be held at Constitution Club, New Delhi n June 17,to discuss various issues.
Addressing the media persons here today, Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal general secretary Sunil Mehra and secretary Mohinder Aggarwal said the meeting would discuss about pension gift to traders, implementation of pending issues out 26 point mentioned in traders' memorandum, ceiling issue in Delhi and other states, simplification of GST, FDI and e-commerce and discussion and decision related to the setting up of office of BUVM. Discussion would also be held on rashtriya vyapari divas on August 9 and to accord welcome to the new ministers of the Modi government.
They further said that representatives of Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal from various districts including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Amritsar, Fatehgarh Sahib would participate in the meeting. They added some important and burning issues related to traders' community from Punjab would also be highlighted in the meeting to have detailed discussions. Efforts would be made to take necessary steps in this regard in the future, they added.
Further, they told that a detailed discussion would be held on Punjab State Development Tax introduced by Punjab Government from FY2018-19. They said the traders who would be failing in paying the tax they would be constrained to pay a heavy fine and interest on penalty. Adding, Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal traders said they strongly opposed Punjab State Development Tax that was a "financial burden" on traders especially the small and medium ones. They pointed out that Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had promised to do something concrete in this regard to provide a relief to traders but nothing had been done so far.
Regarding the recent hike in power tariff by Punjab Government, they said it was very painful to note that power tariff had been increased by 2.81 per cent in the state. They said the hike was to take from June 1, 2019, which was not acceptable at all because a great injustice was being done with the urban population including traders and industrialists. On one side power tariff was being increased in urban areas after frequent intervals and on the other side free power worth about Rs.7,000 crore per annum was being supplied free of cost to big farmers.

Monday, June 10, 2019