JAMMU, Sep 21: Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Rajendra Ratnoo today called a meeting of members of PHDCCI J&K Chapter and FICCI FLO JK&L at Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Udyog Bhawan (Jammu) to discuss and deliberate on New Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of J&K.
The meeting was attended by Rahul Sahai, Chair PHDCCI Jammu chapter along with Shantnu Gupta and Anil Sharma (members of PHD Jammu Chapter), Umesh Gupta, Deepak Sood (Head Finance of Chenab Textile Mills), Amarpreet Singh (Resident Officer, PHDCCI Jammu), Ritu Singh (founding chairperson of FICCI FLO JK&L) and her team comprising Ruchika Gupta (treasurer), Pooja Gandotra (joint treasurer) and members-Ankita Bansal and Swati Dadheechi. President, Association of Small & Tiny Industries (ASTI) Jammu, Harbinder Singh, Ajay Jagotra (general secretary), vice president Vipin Singh Wazir and secretary Kamal Warikoo also joined the meeting.
During the meeting, officials of NIC gave a detailed presentation of the portal for the New Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of J&K. Various issues related to the registration of the units on the portal were also discussed. Industry representatives suggested that regular workshop on portal operations should be conducted after the launch to guide industrialists.
Speaking on the occasion, Rahul Sahai raised the point that the incentives for the existing units should also be given GST linked benefits so that they can compete with the new units who are availing lots of benefits due to the incentives given to them, otherwise existing units of same lines would be unviable. Other points that were discussed were negative list products of New Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of J&K and clarification regarding which type of refineries covered in the scheme.
Advocating for greater participation of women in the industrial ecosystem, FICCI FLO members put across suggestions pertaining to single window clearances, ease of uploading documents, interest rebates, special subsidies for women and collateral free loans. Ritu Singh put forward a proposal for setting up an all women industrial park in J&K on the lines of one already established in by FICCI FLO in Hyderabad accommodating 250 women entrepreneurs.
The ASTI president stated that Micro Industry of Jammu should have a separate and dedicated policy. He said the Micro and Tiny Industry should be encouraged as it has great role in providing jobs to the local youth.
The Joint Secretary DPIIT gave a patient hearing to all the issues that were taken and clarified most of them up and said that due consideration will be given to resolve others.
The meeting was also attended by officials of DPIIT, NIC and Vikas Gupta Director Industries (on additional charge) Jammu and other senior officials of Directorate of Industries & Commerce Jammu.