Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) President Ashwin Mehadia and Secretary Ramawatar Totla have appealed traders not to apply for trade license till further notice and they should inform the chamber if any coercive action is taken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation or they pressurize traders to apply for trade license. NVCC represents 13 lakh traders from the Vidarbha Region.
Advocate Sanjay K Agrawal, Vice President, NVCC, said that, the recent order issued by NMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe mandating every shop/office to obtain trade licence from NMC not only lacks jurisdiction but is also in violation to procedure prescribed for under the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act 1949. Agrawal said that Mundhe, without following the provisions to make, add, alter or rescind the rules, regulations and bye-laws by corporation, has directly issued the trade license order.
Agrawal further said that the Section 376 of the MMC Act, under which the order is claimed to be issued, in unequivocal terms states that only specified things, trades and operations as specified in rules can be asked to obtain a license. The list of goods, trades and operations, which can be regulated by Mundhe are mentioned in Chapter XVIII of Schedule-D of the MMC Act. The Act doesn’t empower Mundhe to control the goods, trades and operations not mentioned in the said chapter.
Agrawal added that Mundhe in his order has prohibited every trade and profession (including offices of Advocates, Engineers, Charted Accountants, Company Secretary, Banks, Insurance, Cooperative Society, etc.) within the territorial jurisdiction of Nagpur Municipal Corporation to operate without obtaining a trade license. Thus, the said order is ultra-vires to the provisions of the MMC Act, he added.
Totla, in reference to Mundhes first statement in press stating that the trade license will enable the civic body to know the details of business and services operating in its jurisdiction and accordingly make necessary provisions in the new development plan (DP) in making and second that said data is required by centre for Smart City Project, said that introduction of new license raj is not required to gather such information. In fact, same can be procured from the Shop and Establishment Department at the click of a button.
Totla further said that the order promotes duplication of work. NOC from fire department and zoning certificate is obtained by builder before construction and sanction of building plan and the order stipulating to again obtain the same as condition precedent for issuance of license is sheer wastage of precious man-hours of administration and public as well.
NVCC also welcomes Government of Maharashtra’s order dated August 21 directing NMC authorities to refrain from directing traders and their staff for undertaking COVID-19 test if there are no symptoms in them.
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.