A delegation of Traders Federation Warehouse Nehru Market, Jammu met with state Bharatiya Janta Party President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma seeking a few amendments in the new tax system being implemented from July 1, 2017. The new tax system is known as GST as per their view have some lacunas hampering the interests of trading community.
The delegation led under the presidentship of Rajesh Gupta and General Secretary Deepak Gupta while highlighting the few apprehensions of the trading community said that they are in favour of full implementation of GST in all aspects but only wants few amendments in the provisions of the same as it somehow affect their interests. A memorandum to this effect was also submitted to the State BJP President & MLA Sat Sharma.
Both of the traders’ leaders appealed to BJP President to bring into notice of their demands to State Govt. seeking abolition of toll tax so as to complete with other states. They said that Govt. should adopt amendments in some provision as they have confusion about GST having one tax slab.
They pointed out that walnuts and almonds which are being produced in the State should. They stressed that these two products should be tax free. They pointed out that as per new GST tax structure 12 percent tax has been imposed on these two items which is causing great concern to the trading community of the state.
Besides, they while putting before him the demand of abolition of toll tax pointed out that the trading community have to pay Rs.80 per quintal at Lakhanpur and this will not comply with provision of GST which says one tax and one bazaar all over country.
Others who were present in the delegation include were Sr. Vice President of the federation Ashok Gupta, Jr. Vc. President Dharam Pal Gupta, Secretary Munish Mahajan, Cashier Rahul Gupta and Wholesale Karyana Merchant Bhushan Gupta.