The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a direct successor of erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) founded in 1980, is a major political party of India. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh was founded in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee, a nationalist leader, former Union Minister and freedom-fighter. The party advocates welfare social social policies, self reliance, robust economic growth, foreign policy driven by a nationalist agenda, and strong national defense.
Friday, 20 September 2013
BJP ruled MCDs give green signal for 351 roads to be declared commercial
·BJP announces “Liebral Trade Agenda”, Abolition of trade
licenses by BJP ruled MCDs to give respite to traders from Delhi govt.’s
·Simpler VAT regime, Roll back of VAT penalty hike, timebound
refund of VAT
·Social Security for traders, High-Power Committee for traders in
BJP’s “Liberal Trade Agenda”
·BJP ruled MCDs give green signal for 351 roads to be declared
·BJP to declare eligible roads in unauthorised colonies as ‘mixed’ or ‘commercial’, MCD to begin
The Delhi BJP today announced a number of measures for traders
at a joint press conference by Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel and the
leaders of the Houses of the East, North and South Municipal Corporations and
Chairpersons of the Standing Committees of the three Houses. These measures
will help the traders in carrying out their business smoothly in areas un
the East, North and South Municipal Corporations.
The measures announced are:
·Abolition of trade licenses
·351 roads to be declared
commercial, survey of unauthorised colonies to identify roads with mixed land
use and commercial use
·VAT regime to be simplified,
roll back of hike in penalty,VAT refund to be timebound
·Revolving Fund for Traders’
·High-Power Committee to
address traders’ issues
Abolition of trade licenses:The East, North and South Municipal Corporations have decided to
abolish the mandatory requirement of getting trade licenses after every two
years for traders. The three MCDs will pass the proposal to amend the relevant
act and send it to the Delhi
government. Till the Delhi
government clears the proposal, the MCDs will start getting the Trade
Information Forms filled up. The BJP leaders also announced that no MCD
official/inspector will visit the traders’ establishments till this process
reaches a logical conclusion so that traders are not harassed in any way.
As per the new measures, the traders will now have to fill a
Trader Information Form once in five years giving details of their trade and
establishment along with an affidavit containing details of the same. In case
of any change in location or business, the traders will simply have to make
changes in the Trader Information Form.
BJP Delhi Pradesh
351 Commercial Roads:The MCD had identified 351 roads where more than 70% activities
were commercial in nature. The BJP ruled Municipal Corporations have already
proposal to the Delhi
government to declare all these identified roads as commercial roads. This will
provide respite to lakhs of traders who have establishments along these roads.
The BJP, when it comes to power in Delhi,
will immediately implement this proposal.
Roads in unauthorised colonies
to be brought under mixed and commercial land use category: The BJP ruled MCDs will be conducting a survey of all those
roads which are eligible according to Master Plan norms to be declared mixed
and commercial land use. As soon as the BJP comes to power in Delhi, it will declare all those roads in
unauthorised colonies to be under mixed and commercial land use category where
commercial activities are more than 50% and 70% respectively.
VAT Regime to be simplified:Filing VAT every two months will be done away with, when the BJP
comes to power in Delhi.
It will be made simpler for traders to file VAT with the income tax department
so that they do not need an expert to file their VAT.
The Congress government has increases the penalty on VAT five
times from Rs. 100 to Rs. 500 per day and from a maximum limit of Rs. 10,000 to
Rs. 50,000. The BJP government will roll back this hike when it comes to power.
The BJP government will also ensure that there is no delay in refund of VAT.
Currently, the traders feel huge delays in refund leading to massive corruption
and harassment of traders.
Traders’ Social Security:A Revolving Fund for social security of small traders will be
created with a fixed percentage of VAT and other taxes paid by the traders,
when the BJP comes to power in Delhi.
The small traders and their families will be provided help in the event of an
accidental fire in their shop/establishment, theft or accidental death, natural
calamities or any other untoward incident which affects their social security.
High-Power Committee:When BJP comes to power in Delhi,
a High-Power Committee comprising of the representatives of the Delhi government, the
civic bodies and traders will be constituted. The high-power committee will be authorised
take decisions on matters related to traders.
Announcing these measures, Shri Goel and senior leaders of the
three Municipal Corporations said, “The abolition of trade licenses and
introduction of a Trader Information Form will go a long way in helping the
traders, particularly the small traders in carrying out their businesses in Delhi. It will free them
from the clutches of inspector raj that has hampered trade activities in Delhi.”
“The declaration of 371 identified roads as commercial will make
traders’ life hassle-free in these areas. It will remove the fear of uninvited
guests from the Delhi
government departments. If the Congress government doesn’t do this, the BJP
will declare these roads as commercial, when it comes to the power in Delhi,” they said.
Shri Goel further said, “The present VAT regime is very
complicated and cumbersome. It is difficult to file VAT without the services of
an expert. Small traders are at a great disadvantage as they find it extremely
difficult to file VAT online and to get refund deposits from the VAT
“The small traders do not have social security cover and their
families are often left in the lurch should anything untoward happen to the
trader or his shop or establishment. The Revolving Fund set up from the
contributions made by the traders in the form VAT and other taxes will ensure
social security of the small traders and their families,” Shri Goel said.
To prevent collision between the traders and the authorities,
Shri Goel, “The high-power committee comprising of the representatives of all
the stake-holders will be in a position to take correct decisions on the issues
related to traders and their business.”
Among others who addressed the press conference today included,
Mayor of North Delhi Corporation Shri Azad Singh,Leader of all three Municipal
Corporation Houses, Shri Subhash Arya, Shri Mahindra Nagpal, Shri B B Tyagi and
Chairpersons of Standing Committees in all three Houses, Shri Rajesh Gehlot,
Shri Ramkishen Singhal and Shri Sanjay Surjan and Delhi BJP’s Trade Cell
convenor Shri Kailash Gupta.
Delhi BJP demands high level probe into idol immersion tragedy.
BJP today expressed deep condolences over the death of 17 people during idol
immersion on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Delhion Wednesday. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved
families, the party demanded a high level inquiry into the tragic incident.
Expressing shock and anger over the incident, Shri
Goel said, “It is shocking that such a high number of casualties have taken
place due to lack of adequate arrangements by the government. A high level
inquiry should be commissioned to probe into the incident and guilty must be
punished. The Delhi Government’s negligence is criminal
considering that the festival season is just ahead and festivals like Chhath
draw huge crowd to ghats at river Yamuna.
Security and safety arrangements should be planned and put in place in