Increase in trade licence fee, khata will hurt traders: FKCCI


Expressing critical issues over the State authorities’s plan to extend commerce licence charge and khata fees, FKCCI stated such a transfer was being talked about at a time when the commerce physique has been demanding the abolition of commerce licence underneath the Retailers and Business Institutions Act.

In keeping with FKCCI president C.R. Janardhana, small and medium companies are having a tricky time and a number of other 1000’s of outlets and institutions have closed down in Karnataka after the pandemic hit their provide chain and earnings.

“At this juncture, any improve within the licence charge, khata fees, growth charge and many others., will additional damage merchants. The commerce is already going through loads of harassment by way of such licences and all these will solely result in additional leakage of income,”’ he warned the State authorities and native administration in a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary and Commissioner BBMP. One of many areas the place BBMP might mobilise enormous assets is thru Akrama Sakrama by making the prevailing guidelines extra stringent, he recommended.

“That is the time when the enforcement businesses ought to consider ‘ease of doing enterprise’ than making the enterprise expensive. The merchants have already opposed the transfer as a retrograde step at this juncture. The commerce is already struggling as a result of lack of consumers, boycott of China merchandise and lots of different causes equivalent to restrictions on social occasions, festivals and many others,” he additional wrote.

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