Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, June 25: The Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is up in arms against the exorbitant rent rise by Jamshedpur notified Area Committee (JNAC) for shops in the city’s market places. Calling the revised shop rents arbitrary and unreasonable and opposed the enhancement. The SCCI contended that the abnormal increase in shop rents at all market places in the city had become a bane ever since Tata Steel handed over the charge of markets to JNAC. Prior to shifting market control to JNAC, shopkeepers were paying rent for their shop premises along with water and electricity charges without an grudge but all that changed once the control shifted to JNAC.
The SCCI held two meetings in its premises to protest the abnormal hike in rent by JNAC authorities and the matter was also referred to the Deputy Commissioner, Health Minister Banna Gupta and Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Roy but getting no response from any quarter, SCCI and all shopkeepers took the matter to court of Appropriate for settlement of the grave and unreasonable hike in rents on shops at all markets of the city.
Led by SCCI Vice President (PRW) Mukesh Mittal, eight shopkeepers from different city markets filed an appeal in the Court of Appropriate against the exorbitant charges as shop rent imposed by JNAC.
The delegation led by Mukesh Mittal that went to file the appeal challenging the legitimacy of JNAC’s rent charges included Parmanand Gupta, R.N. Pandey, Amar Singh, Baleshwar Prasad, Santosh Kumar Agarwal, Vishwanath Agarwal, Sant Kumar and Gurcharan Singh, Mahabir Modi, Suresh Gupta, Vishal Agarwal, Manish Agarwal and Mukesh Agarwal.