CAIT seeks set­ting up of sep­a­rate dept in all states & UTS

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New Delhi: Close on the heels of the Cen­tre re­nam­ing the Depart­ment of In­dus­trial Pol­icy and Pro­mo­tion (DIPP) as the Depart­ment for Pro­mo­tion of In­dus­try and In­ter­nal Trade (DPIIT), the Con­fed­er­a­tion of All In­dia Traders (CAIT) — a pan-in­dia traders’ body — on Sun­day de­manded for­ma­tion of Depart­ment of In­ter­nal Trade (DIT) in ev­ery state on the lines of the Cen­tral govern­ment.

The traders’ body has sent a mem­o­ran­dum in this re­gard to chief min­is­ters of all states and Lt Gover­nors of Union Ter­ri­to­ries.

The CAIT has made this de­mand to fa­cil­i­tate traders of dif­fer­ent states to con­duct busi­ness fol­low­ing the same pat­tern across coun­try as well as de­vel­op­ing bet­ter busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties in all states equally, the traders’ body said in state­ment.

“So far the do­mes­tic trade was con­trolled by sev­eral min­istries but no one was the real in-charge in prac­ti­cal terms, but now it will fall un­der one Min­istry (Union Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try), thus pro­vid­ing a sin­gle win­dow so­lu­tion. Same kind of clar­ity is re­quired at the state level as well,” the state­ment said.

CAIT sec­re­tary gen­eral Praveen Khan­del­wal said, “In or­der to en­sure bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion

The traders’ body said so far do­mes­tic trade was con­trolled by sev­eral de­part­ments and not by one spe­cific depart­ment.

They said form­ing a body along the lines of Cen­tre’s Depart­ment for Pro­mo­tion of In­dus­try and In­ter­nal Trade will help traders.

be­tween the Cen­tre and states for pro­mot­ing do­mes­tic trade and to im­ple­ment an im­pres­sive re­tail pol­icy equally in all states, it is es­sen­tial that a Depart­ment of In­ter­nal Trade is con­sti­tuted at state lev­els.”

Stat­ing that the traders play a “piv­otal role” in the coun­try’s econ­omy, the CAIT mem­o­ran­dum said it is nec­es­sary that a DIT be formed in each state and a Trade Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil should also be formed con­sist­ing of of­fi­cials and traders.

—PTI

A man car­ry­ing fod­der for his cat­tle walks on a snow cov­ered pave­ment as nor­mal life is grad­u­ally re­turn­ing af­ter a heavy snow­fall in the Val­ley, at Gund area of Gan­der­bal dis­trict of Kash­mir on Sun­day

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Traders stag­ing a protest

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