Property Tax: Chamber Calls for Jammu Bandh Today

Jammu- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jammu (CCI) has given a Jammu bandh call on March 11 Saturday), against imposition of property tax by the government from April 1 this year.

The call has been supported by various social and political organizations including Yuva Rajput Sabha, Aam Aadmi Party, National Conference, various Bazaars Associations, Bar Association etc.

“Bazaar associations have told us that they are with the CCI on whatever decision we will take,” president CCI Jammu, Arun Gupta told local media here.

However, the local transporters have decided not to support Jammu Bandh Call by Chamber and there could be a possible routine day for commuters.

“Transporters have decided not to support the call for Jammu Bandh given by CCI,” said Secretary All J&K Transport Welfare Association J&K UT, Sanjeev Choudhary.

He added that transporters consisting of all types of commercial vehicles including trucks, tankers, taxis, buses, minibuses, auto rickshaws, etc. are unable to extend the support to the bandh call given by the Chamber of Commerce. The transport facility will remain functional throughout J&K (UT) on 11.03.2023.

Earlier, on Thursday, the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) had called for Jammu Bandh on Saturday against the government’s decision of imposing property tax in the municipal areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a press conference here, CCI Jammu president, Arun Gupta said that “The property tax was imposed unilaterally without consulting the elected representatives. We were expecting that our demand would be considered but it was not done which is very unfortunate.”

He said that the decision to impose tax should be left to an elected government and the elected urban local body.

He said that “Therefore, we have decided to go for a one-day symbolic bandh in Jammu on Saturday with the support of Bazaar Associations and Yuva Rajput Sabha.”

“For the last 15 days, they never clarified the type of tax being imposed on commercial institutions. Why is the factual position being hidden from the business community?” said the CCI president. (KNO)

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