Pass on benefits of toll tax abolition to consumers: CTF

Office bearers of Chamber of Traders Federation addressing press conference in Jammu. —Excelsior/Rakesh
Office bearers of Chamber of Traders Federation addressing press conference in Jammu. —Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 15: Demanding immediate intervention of food companies for safeguarding the public health, Chamber of Traders Federation today sought lifting of expired goods from the markets besides sought passing of benefits accrued on account of abolishment of toll tax to the consumers.
Addressing a press conference, Neeraj Anand President CTF, said that we are receiving lot of complaints from our member organisations especially from Kashmir zone and outer Jammu districts that Food Companies are not lifting back the expired goods and apart from a few companies not many have passed on the benefits of abolishment of toll tax on goods.
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Replying to queries, Neeraj maintained that CTF has written to Distributors Association at State as well as at National Level urging them to ask respective companies for immediately lifting back the expired goods as well as to revise their price list or MRPs so as to pass on benefits of now abolished toll tax on goods.
“Jammu and Kashmir is passing through a transformation state and post abrogation of Article 370, business environment remained stressful for many months. Earlier also our State had been facing turmoil thus depriving the stakeholders from economic gains,” he said.
“We have been assured by our National Body; CAIT besides President All India CPD Federation, Dhairyshil Patil has also agreed to take up this issue with all Companies operative in Jammu and Kashmir,” Neeraj said.
He on behalf of Traders of Jammu and Kashmir extended support to protest being held today across the country against unethical practices of Amazon and Flipkart.
Raman Gupta, Shiv Kumar Gupta, S Attar Singh, Praveen Gupta, Dinesh Gupta, Tushar Gupta, Ajay Gupta and Parag Abrol were present on the occasion.