DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 2: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Chümoukedima Chamber of Commerce and Trade Association (CCCTA) held its first joint coordination meeting at Niathu Resort, Chümoukedima, on December 1 and resolved that with regard of fixation of price/rate, the administrators of the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) and Chümoukedima Town Council should also consult the DCCI and CCCTA, respectively.
The two commerce bodies also reminded about a meeting held on September 13, 2021, under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister and attended by Advisor of Urban Development, Chief Secretary, DGP, Finance Commissioner and others, with the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CNCCI).
Subsequently, the Principal Secretary (Home) in a letter to CNCCI president dated September 14, 2021, informed that “The Administrators of all the Urban Local Bodies will take steps for including the representatives of the business communities of their cities/towns in their advisory committees for taking decisions in respect to various business related activities.”
DCCI and CCCTA also took strong exception to the random checking of commercial vehicles by traffic police personnel even after these vehicles have crossed the inter-state check gates.
They stated that right after the commercial vehicles cross the New Filed Check Gate, Traffic personnel start checking these vehicles at Hotel Tragopan junction.
“What is the need to check a vehicle twice within a distance of less than 500 metres? The commercial vehicles go through the same harassment at Purana Bazaar and a couple of check points till Chümoukedima town”, they stated in a joint press release.
Both the bodies urged the concerned authority to intervene and stop such harassment immediately.
The commerce bodies observed that with the ensuing festive season, the business community is once again facing increased harassment and threats from the various Naga political groups in the form of illegal taxation.
These groups have started issuing summon letters to agencies and business establishments to come to their monitoring cells/designated offices. They are also conducting random raids and checking of maximum retail price (MRP) and expired goods, etc. Even some brands that they not aware of, they claim the goods as duplicate and seize them”, the release stated.
“If such harassment continues and the concerned authority fails to take action, then the business community might be forced to close down their shutters without any further notice”, they warned.
Meanwhile, with the oncoming festive season, the DCCI requested the business community to open their shops on Sundays, to facilitate shoppers from within the State as well as neighbouring States.
(Page News Service)