Hyderabad: Traders from Secunderabad on Sunday sought simplified Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules and control on cement and steel prices apart from introducing entry level license system for the travel industry.
Pouring out the issues they were facing after the lockdown during a virtual interaction with Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar here, the traders, under the aegis of Telangana State Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Trade (TSFCCT), urged the Centre to bail them out from the crisis.
Traders led by the federation president Ammanabolu Prakash requested Sanjay Kumar to use his good offices to help traders in the city. They wanted a proactive approach from banks whose indifferent attitude was causing problems for them and they were unable to avail the benefits of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’.
The businessmen wanted the Centre to take necessary steps to give Income Tax concessions for the next three years as 83 per cent of them were facing problems. They complained that GST was one of the main issues they were facing because of the attitude of a few officials concerned. The traders also urged Sanjay to set up a traders’ cell at the party office to address problems faced by them.
Responding to the businessmen’s problems, Sanjay assured that he would look into the issues and convene a video conference with the Union Minister concerned to resolve the issues. Appreciating the efforts of traders in coming to the rescue of migrant labourers during lockdown, he promised that the party would extend necessary help to traders in the city on all fronts.
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