FAM rejects 2 vital issues which were neglected in past and r still unsolved
- FAM rejects to address two questions which were neglected in past and r still unsolved. They r Trade refusal charge and Senior citizen age to be 60 so as to get relief in Professional tax. These issues r directly affecting many small time retailers and unless retailers who r most unorganized as FAM has done little ground work to unite them, join totally, this agitation would never be successful. Unless public feels the pinch in the kitchen when retailers have join the agitation, govt. would never bend. So FAM has to decide, whether they wish to add more issues and in return add more retailers to this agitation or they wish to continue with their blind decision to just have LBT. LBT could be core issue but getting solution to these other 2 issues would come as complementary as govt. may easily accept them since first one is unconstitutional and in second one Govt; has already accepted by issuing Senior citizen card to those of 60 years but have failed to issue GR so that executives could start following it. It took 9 years for FAM to come on streets on some issue that is after VAT issue of 2004 and even if traders come on street as seen in VAT case, there is no guarantee that Govt. would bend. Hope in this agitation we r successful but once this agitation is over, once again FAM would go in slumber and forget all other issues which r equally important. This agitation would never be successful without total retailers contribution for which unfortunately FAM has done little preparations. Adding more vital issues to the agitation would definitely promise more retailers contribution as these small issues r directly affecting many retailers who may find lot of relief it they r addressed. Hope FAM gets sense.