Nagpur: The interests of the traders would be at the focus while making a demand for removal of LBT and introduction of GST, said newly elected president of NVCC, Prakash Mehadia here on Sunday.
While talking to the media persons soon after his election, Prakash Mehadia said NVCC is the apex body of more than 100 trade organisations in Vidarbha.
The trade body is known to take up several issues of the traders in Vidarbha, he further said adding, business of traders depends on simplified tax procedures. The traders are staging an agitation for this purpose for the past many years.
However, imposition of LBT from April 2013 has created problems for traders and many businesses have gone bust as a result of this draconian tax. He further said traders have alway allied with the government while implementing LBT.
According to an assurance given by the chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, LBT would be scrapped from August 1.
” I hope the CM would once again make the government stand clear on this issue in the monsoon session slated to start from July 13″, he demanded.
The traders are demanding that this cumbersome act should be rolled back with immediate effect, which would contribute to the ease of doing business and traders would become stronger, he hoped.
NVCC would always strive hard to solve the problems of traders. The doors of NVCC would always remain open for discussion and debate by various trade bodies.
Due to this, NVCC would be able to maintain cordial relations with office-bearers of other trade bodies, he felt. Mehadia, while criticising NMC officers said some of them have created a fear psychosis among the traders. Due to this many traders shy away from registering their names for LBT and paying chalan dues , he informed.
Newly elected NVCC office-bearers:
- Prakash Mehadia – President
- Jaiprakash Parekh – Secretary
- Hemant Gandhi – Vice-president
- Arjundas Gandhi -Vice-president
- Ajay Madan- Vice-president
- Raju Vyas – Treasurer
- Sachin Puniyani – Joint Secretary
- Ashok Singhvi – Joint Secretary
- Shabbar Sakir- Joint Secretary