Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) on Friday urged the government to take immediate measures to ensure sustenance and revival of the badly hit businesses in Jammu and Kashmir.
KCC&I said that it is evident that businesses in J&K, particularly in the Valley has been facing the toughest times in terms of huge losses due to the situations that started unfolding since August 2019, and the ongoing pandemic has been adding the miseries and worsening the situation for more than a year now.
“Administration is well aware of the fact that be it a roadside vendor, an auto-rickshaw wala, Transporters, shopkeeper, Traders, Travel Agents (Inbound/Outbound), hotelier, handicraft sector or an industrialist; everyone requires handholding by the government in these turbulent times,” KCC&I said, adding that therefore it is responsibility of the government to come forward with a helping hand for the relief and revival of these businesses.
Meanwhile, it has been observed that a group of the contesting candidates and some general members for the forthcoming KCC&I elections has indulged in deceitful activities in the name of the election campaign. The KCC&I condemned their activities and warn them to refrain from violating the code of conduct.
It is painful to see that these contesting candidates leaving no stone unturned to mislead not only the voters but the administration as well, KCC&I said, adding that they along with some general members have recently filed a contempt of Court case against the KCC&I.
However, KCCI emphasized that the case will be contested with strong substantiation. The spokesman said he will bring the facts before the Court on the hearing date which is 30 June 2021.
KCCI spokesman requests these candidates to put a stop to their unethical activities immediately. Otherwise, KCCI will be forced to file legal action for their violation of the rules and regulations of KCCI Constitution and Moral Code of Conduct of KCCI Elections.
Moreover, KCCI president Sheikh Ashiq would continue taking up the issues related to the business with the concerned authorities and pursue their cause till the new office bearers are elected.