12 trade bodies urge Nagaland government to address its issues
Dimapur, Sep. 22 (EMN): The 12 District Chambers of Commerce and Industry have submitted representations to the chief secretary through their respective deputy commissioners, demanding the state government to redress some demands which the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) had termed as ambiguous.
While lauding the state government for trying to address CNCCI’s charter of demands, the federating units, in its representations, appealed to the government to include “reserved nominee representation in ULB of business/trade bodies” under the Nagaland Municipal Act, as well as solve multiple taxation issue across the state and not just in Dimapur.
“The government has made known to us that it will take up Sarfaesi Act in the upcoming assembly for which we are grateful. However, we reiterate our demand to call for Special Assembly to enact Sarfaesi Act since the implementation of this Act is long overdue by nearly 2 (two) decades in Nagaland,” read the representation.
It went on to state that the units would support the CNCCI, including agitations, till the demands are met.
The CNCCI had called for state-wide business closure on Sep. 16 as first phase of protest despite government’s assurance to stop collection of tax on items falling under GST regime, check illegal taxation, ULBs to take steps to include business communities in their advisory committees for taking decisions in respect to various business-related activities, and try to table the bill on Sarfaesi Act in the next assembly session.
The federation also stated that letter would be submitted to the chief secretary in the second phase of agitation, and then a state-wide agitation if the government fails to address the issues.