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Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Amritsar, former Ministers, others call on Lt Governor

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JAMMU: Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Amritsar, Poonam Khaira Sidhu today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha here at Raj Bhavan.

During the interaction, discussions were held on functioning and establishment of new ASK Centres (Aaykar Seva Kendra) in J&K, besides effective implementation of flagship scheme viz ‘Vivad Se Vishwa’s aimed at reducing Income Tax pending litigation, generating timely revenues for the Government and helping the taxpayers to end their tax disputes with the department by paying disputed tax and get waiver from payment of interest and penalty.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Dogra Sadar Sabha led by its President & former Minister, Th. Gulchain Singh Charak  called on the Lt Governor and submitted a memorandum of demands and issues outlining the issues regarding protection and preservation of the Dogra heritage and culture, including conservation of Mubarak Mandi Palace complex; maintenance of Martyrs’ memorials and protection of natural heritage.

The members of the delegation also drew Lt Governor’s attention on other issues pertaining to development and promotion of tourism sector in Jammu region, creation of modern facilities for the visiting tourists and conservation of heritage structures.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the members of the delegation, observed that the UT Government is laying special emphasis on conservation and restoration of J&K’s glorious heritage, besides creating a robust tourism infrastructure for development of tourist spots and heritage places.

Later, Deputy Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Advocate Purnima Sharma, who is also Chairperson of the JMC Standing Committees of “Housing for All” and “Skill Upgradation and Self Employment”, projected the issues related to affordable housing accommodation to Economically Weaker Section and Low Income Groups under PMAY, besides extension of other subsidized schemes.

Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen Shah, former Minister and Chairman, J&K Peoples Democratic Front (S) met the Lt Governor and put forth various issues of public importance.

A delegation of Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir led by its President, Shahid Kamili highlighted various issues and demands.

Meanwhile, Daleep Singh Parihar, former MLA apprised the Lt Governor about various development issues of Doda area.

On the occasion, Lt Governor observed that the UT Government is working on a mission mode for the holistic development of J&K and welfare of every section of the society. “Several reforms have been introduced to help business and industrial sectors flourish in J&K.”

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