Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: A delegation of Jamshedpur Chamber of Commerce (JCC) met Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar and handed him a memorandum stating the difficulties of small traders in meeting the deadline of December 28 for getting the trade license failing which they would be subject to a fine of Rs 10,000 for issuing the license.
The delegation led by JCC patron Mohan Lal Agrawal and president Alok Chaudhary, informed the DC about the problems being faced by small traders under JNAC, Mango Municipal Corporation, Adityapur Municipal Corporation and Jugsalai City Council. In the normal course, small traders do not have their own trading space and have to take accommodation on rent.
The delegation further informed that building owners were not inclined towards signing rent agreements and even if they did, they demanded exorbitant rent. Moreover even if rent agreements were made, the period of tenancy was only for eleven months whereas trade licenses were made for 12 months. In both cases, the small traders were put in a fiasco.
In view of the above, the JCC delegation requested the DC to give a serious thought to the plight of the traders. They requested him to provide easier terms for these small businessmen as also for one year�s extra time by which period they could get all the documents in place and get their trade licenses made.
The other members of the delegation included Nand Kishor Agrawal, Kamal Kishor Agrawal, Manoj Khatri, Ramji Lal Agrawal, Om Prakash Khandelwal and Akash Sah.