JAMMU, JULY 16: Today an urgent Press Conference was conveyed at Chamber House after seeking feedback from Trade/ Industrial Associations, Social / Religious Organisations and various Student Unions. The Chamber of Commerce & Industry is of the view that the discrimination with Jammu region is continuing in every sphere be it development of Infra, Zero Health Care facilities, rampant corruption and unchecked menace of drugs.
Speaking on the occasion Chamber President Sh. Rakesh Gupta squarely blamed Dr. Nirmal Singh the present Speaker of J&K State Legislative Assembly and the Ex-Dy. Chief Minister as solely responsible for neglecting the issues and aspirations of Jammu in over three years of coalition rule on account of total non-performance and failure to coordinate with his team of Ministers leaving people of Jammu Province shattered and feeling cheated for the mandate given. On this occasion President JCCI appealed to one and all to get ready for the final fight for justice soon after the conclusion of Amarnath Yatra if the long pending demands are not addressed on urgent basis which have already been brought to the notice of Hon’ble Governor Sh. N.N. Vohra through a written communication. The JCCI has already decided to meet in person the hon’ble Governor J&K, Respected Advisors and the Chief Secretary shortly mainly on the issues of relocating Rohiangyas, Construction of AIIMS on fast track basis, resumption of work for Artificial Lake on River Tawi, Infra at Suchetgarh for Border Tourism, Completion of Mubarak Mandi on Heritage Lines and outsourcing of Super Speciality Hospital at Meheshpura. The Chamber President also said that the land mark decisions taken earlier this year by the coalition government regarding amnesty on power, Refund of SGST, Power Tariff as per Industry for Hotels and Resorts needs to be implemented on fast track basis.
The Chamber expressed displeasure over the unchecked menace of drugs threatening the younger generations and no effective measures including changes to be considered in the prevalent laws so that drug peddlers are not bailed out. The Chamber President also would like to bring into the notice of administration that few Babus in the administration are sitting over the files which are gathering dust for want of bribes and feels that there should be some accountability, time fame for the clearance of files lying in the Secretariat. The Chamber also urges to His Excellency to allow the Central Investigating agencies to intervene and investigate the matters regarding corruption by Ministers / Babus as the State Watch Dog Agencies have failed to do enough which speaks volumes in the state which Chamber feels is most notorious.
The other office bearers present in the Press Conference include Sh. Rajesh Gupta, Sr. Vice President Sh. Rajeev Gupta, Jr. Vice President, Sh. Manish Gupta, Secretary General and Sh. Ashu Gupta, Treasurer.