The Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) has served a 48-hour ultimatum to the state government seeking fulfillment of its demands, failing to which it has threatened to observe a 72-hour shutter down strike in the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR).
The demands of the ACCI, among others include working capital gap funding for business enterprises as relief, auto renewal of statutory licenses and streamlining the process of re-validation of inner line permits for the incoming staff of various business establishments.
ACCI general secretary Toko Tatung said deputy chief minister Chowna Mein during a meeting had assured to constitute a committee to look into their demands; however, there has been no response on the same till date.
“During the meeting we were assured that the trading licenses renewal issue would be addressed soon but, not even a notification has been issued by the government. The business community is confused over how and when they should renew their trading licenses,” Tatung said.
The ACCI leader, who was addressing a press conference at the Press Club here, said the business community of the state has been facing many problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Also the economic condition of the state is under threat. We cannot always depend on the Central government for funds, rather we should focus on lifting the state’s economy,” he said while questioning the state government’s stand to bring up the economy of the state.
He further requested chief minister Pema Khandu to look into the matter at the earliest.
The ACCI also informed that it has requested the chief secretary to allow the skilled and unskilled labourers to enter the state, provided they follow all the standard operating procedures as set by the government.