JAMMU, Sept 8: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has urged upon the State Government to withdraw Toll Tax in the State and honour the slogan of Modi Govt, ‘One Nation One Tax’.
The office bearers of Chamber of Commerce and Industry met today at Chamber House under the presidentship of Rakesh Gupta to discuss the problems being faced by business community, post implementation of GST in the State, especially with the continuation of Toll Tax at Lakhanpur and after serious deliberations an urgent communication was sent to Chander Parkash Ganga, Minister for Industries and Commerce, J&K Government.
The JCCI president claimed that in the communication to Industries Minister, it was mentioned strongly that Toll Tax at Lakhanpur be withdrawn because it would defeat the purpose of ‘ One Nation One Tax’.
“We have been made to understand that Government of J&K is continuing with the imposition of Toll Tax at Lakhanpur on the pretext that some products being manufactured by the industries in the State be made competitive and sold easily. We requested to provide us with the list of such products that are sensitive for the industries at the earliest as we feel the Government is trying to carry on with the Toll Tax policy under some excuses which are not a reality. We further feel that it is the common man who is bearing the brunt of any such taxes levied in addition to GST and the Government cannot levy any other tax in addition to GST as the revenue of the State has already increased under GST regime,” Gupta added.
The other office bearers present in the meeting included, Rajesh Gupta senior vice president, Rajeev Gupta- junior vice president, Manish Gupta- secretary general, Gaurav Gupta- secretary and Ashu Gupta- treasurer.