From right to left: Radhakrishnan B, Dipen Agrawal, Sanjay K Agrawal and Dinesh Sarda
A delegation of Chamber of Association of Maharashtra Industry and Trade (CAMIT) led by the bodys President Dipen Agrawal met the newly-appointed Nagpur Municipal Corporation Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and welcomed him on behalf of business community of Nagpur.
Dipen Agrawal, welcoming the relaxation announced on September 1 in working hours till 9 pm and exemption from odd-even opening of certain shops said that operations of about 50% shops in market places still remain under restriction. He further said that odd-even opening of shops for non-essential goods was introduced during later part of lockdown period to have calibrated opening of economic activities in the country.
After announcing Mission Begin Again, Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI and State government has time and again reiterated that there should not be any restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of goods and requested to permit normal working (while following the COVID-19 protocols) in markets and market places by completely withdrawing the condition of odd-even opening of shops.
Dinesh Sarda, Past President of the Wholesale Cloth and Yarn Merchants Association informing Radhakrishnan B about the highhandedness of LBT department said that the department in total disregard to earlier directions of the then municipal commissioners are issuing best judgment orders without giving antim sandhi? notice (last chance notice). Appellate authority is not accepting appeals challenging these orders against payment of Rs 5,000 towards penalty, if charged, as decided earlier. Sarda also informed that department contrary to time limit prescribed under LBT Rules 2010 and specific directions of state government are making backdated orders. Sarda requested Radhakrishnan B to intervene and direct the authorities below to give last chance to dealer/assessee before making best judgment order and further to accept/receive appeals challenging these orders against payment of Rs 5,000 as decided earlier.
Dhiraj Maloo drew Radhakrishnan Bs attention on the pending dispute between NMC and its tenants. He informed that almost all tenants of NMC have filed cases in the court of law against unilateral increase of rent by corporation, which in some cases is more than 1000 times. He also informed that the tenants being responsible citizens of the city and acknowledging that corporation should get the rightful dues, initiated discussions with the corporation through their federation.
The deliberations were on the verge of conclusion, however due to COVID-19 lockdown, the talks could not reach to a conclusive end. Maloo added that this issue is haunting almost all corporations in the state and requested to take lead and make Nagpur Municipal Corporation the first corporation to amicably resolve the issue, to unlock at least three years pending rent.
Sanjay K Agrawal, Vice President (Nagpur) CAMIT, informing Radhakrishnan B about the recent trade license order issued by corporation said that the order is ultra-vires to the provisions of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act, 1949 (MMC Act). The said order tends to control every business, commercial and professional activities undertaken within the territorial jurisdiction of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, whereas the provision authorises corporation to regulate certain specified goods and operations as listed in Chapter XVIII of Annexure-D of the Act. He further said that the order was issued circumventing the provisions incorporated in the MMC Act in relation to make, add, alter or rescind the rules, regulations and bye-laws to this effect and requested commissioner to recall the order dated July 27.
Dipen Agrawal, concluding the submissions said that to raise additional funds for corporation to meet the contingencies arising due to present pandemic, NMC should form a committee having representation of administrative officers, elected public representatives, trade and commerce professionals to explore ways and means to enhance corporation revenue without burdening the citizens.
Dipen Agrawal proposed that the committee identify potential corporation assets and monetise the same on Public Private Partnership (PPP) module, to generate regular income for the corporation; find early resolution to the impasse between corporation and tenants on unilateral rent increase, to unlock three years pending rent and to address the issues of developers who are waiting for approval of building plans and other applications to raise substantial amount for corporation.
NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B patiently heard the submissions and appreciated the concern shown to enhance corporation’s revenue without burdening the citizens. He informed the delegation that his first priority is to save human life and contain spread of COVID-19 in city, however, he is in favour to further opening markets and if specific inputs are provided in this regard, he is open to consider the same. He also assured to have detailed discussion shortly to address the issues raised.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”
September 27, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s Padharo Mhare Des concludes successfully
Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s (RCNV) Padharo Mhare Des was held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur, on September 25, along with Winter fellowship cum Official Club Visit 2022-23 for RCNV. The theme of the fellowship was to showcase rich heritage and culture of different states of India.
The occasion was graced by DG Dr Anand Jhunjhunwala, first lady Monika Jhunjhunwala and AG Kamlesh Chotwani. President Dr Shivani Sule felicitated all the new Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) members for the year 2022-23 with the certificates, for their valuable contribution to The Rotary Foundation by way of becoming Paul Harris Fellow, along with Club Secretary Ritika Singhvi and TRF director Mohit Chaudhary.
On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, different states came together to show their culture. It was beautifully showcased. PDG, Dr Satish Sule as Yamraj & Pawan Mangolia as Narad with their performance wooed the audience.
This was made possible because of our competent team leaders Bhagyashree Saoji and Priyanka Sharma (Rajasthan), Rutika Kunawar and Dr Puja Poddar (Team Tamil Nadu), Sonal Singhvi (Team Bengal), Rashmi Shahu (Team Maharashtra), Pramod Batra and Sakshi Sharma (Team Punjab), who in spite of their busy schedules made this possible. The beautifully choregraphed act was a result of hard work done by Richa Bhattad, Sonal Singhvi, Rashmi Shahu and Abhishek Ghatode. Honourable DG performing with Maharashtra state enthralled the audience.
Such flawlessly executed event was possible only because of very efficient team mentored by Project Director Pawan Mangolia and Nitya Agrawal who worked tirelessly on the minutest of details to give a memorable evening. Aesthetic decor by Priya Tatiwar dazzled the event.
Fellowship Project advisor P P Nilesh Panpalia, Project director Nitya Agrawal, Pawan Mangolia and Director Mohit Chaudhary left no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.