Traders should not be harassed in name of LBT assessment: Dipen Agrawaln

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2018 12:28:57


Business Bureau

Dipen Agrawal, President Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Trade & Industry (CAMIT) called upon Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and expressed his gratitude on behalf of CAMIT and traders of State for accepting CAMIT’s representation and not extending last date for assessment of returns filed under amnesty scheme which was due on March 31, 2018 . This has saved traders from facing corruption and harassment further .Agrawal also drew the attention of Chief Minister towards the issue pertaining to effective date of LBT Corrigendum dated July 6, 2013 by UDD.

He said Bombay High Court had given three months time to decide the issue as per law, which has lapsed long before and requested for just and equitable resolution of the matter. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was kind enough to direct his subordinate in strong words to address the issue in time bond manner.Thereafter Dipen Agrawal highlighted the plight of industry and trade from Thane Municipal Corporation due to faulty interpretation by officers and denying the benefit of concession on raw-material which was available under Octroi regime and extended to LBT regime by State Government.
The officers allowed concession only to dealers who used to avail the concession in earlier regime and refused to extend the benefit to new industry or who didn’t avail the same earlier.

Chief Minister was surprised to learn about such working of administration and assured that no rightful claim would be denied of any dealer. He also informed the Chief Minister about the harassment faced by the business community from Sangli Municipal Corporation due to ex-parte assessment orders and alleged rampant corruption. Chief Minister assured to undertake special joint meeting of administration and trade representatives shortly to address these issues.