The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry KCC&I on Monday welcomed the steps initiated towards the maintenance of the sanctity and safety of the Jamia Masjid by the Anjuman-e-Auqaf.

The president KCC&I, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad in a statement issued to press, said that it was unfortunate that attempts were made to involve the historic Masjid in controversies by vested interests. Such acts were aimed at maligning the peace-loving people of the State and creating divisions amongst them which were deplorable.

The President said that the business community of Kashmir was always prepared to shoulder any responsibility for the protection of our heritage and culture.

Meanwhile, KCC&I held a detailed interaction with Rajesh Kumar Madan Lal, Joint Commissioner, Income Tax Department, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Deputy Commissioner, and other officers of the Income Tax Department at the office of the Kashmir Chamber at Residency Road, Srinagar.

Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President, KCC&I gave an overview of the state of our economy and various issues concerning the Income Tax Department. He stated that the KCC&I would be acting as a bridge between the Department and the Tax Payers to assist in settlement of pending issues.

Rajesh Kumar Madan Lal said that the Department would be conducting awareness programs with the KCC&I to make the business community aware and assured that all genuine assessee’s of the IT Department would be welcome to discuss their cases with the officers of the Department. He said that timely filing of returns and regular interaction with the Department would help in allaying apprehensions consumers may have about the Department. He said that the officers were aware of the conditions prevailing here and would be helping in resolving problems the business community may face.


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