UDHAMPUR, April 04: Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce Department Thakur Ranjan Parkash while speaking in day-long programme organized jointly by Hotel & Restaurant Association Katra and Federation of Hotels, Restaurants, Industry & Commerce of Jammu Region at Patnitop said that the new Industrial Development Scheme of Jammu & Kashmir will open the gates of business activity as well as employment in the UT
Principal Secretary Youth Services & Sports and Science & Technology Alok Kumar, General Manager SIDBI Chandigarh Rahul Priyadarshi, representatives of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry Jammu Region Chapter and hotelier bodies of Patnitop, Udhampur and Bhaderwah were also present in the programme.
Earlier, Thakur Ranjan Parkash met with stake holders of industries at Patnitop and visited hotels of Patnitop and Udhampur Sports Stadium. Parkash said that the new Central scheme for Industrial Development of J&K will make J&K a hub of business and employment He said this is unique scheme and the scheme of this type is hardly given to any part of country and people should take its benefit.
He further said that no business and industry can flourish until and unless easement of doing business does not remain and we have started that process with waving off of registration of Industries Department and have asked for self registration on Udhayam Portal only.
The industry representatives raised many issues like need of stoppage of dual registration of hotels, extension of all industrial benefits to the service industry connected with Tourism which includes Hotels, lodges etc and GST reimbursement to hotels.
The officers listened to each and every point carefully and assured that sympathetic consideration to each and every point will be given and the points which pertain to others will be taken up with them.