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Traders demand Govt pension

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, July 2 - The Assam Chambers of Commerce (ACC) here has demanded Government pension to the traders after attaining 60 years of age.

In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today through Deputy Commissioner Narayan Konwar, the ACC has sought fulfilment of their four-point charter of demands.

Along with seeking pension for the elderly businessmen from the Government, the organisation opposed merger of Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart with US giant Walmart.

The memorandum stated that the merger, if not withdrawn, will have an adverse impact on marginal traders of the country, and especially Assam.

The organisation has sought simplification of the GST collecting method and doing away with the collection of income tax from businessmen individually.

It may be mentioned here that Rupam Goswami, a spokesman of the State BJP unit, is the honorary president of the ACC�s central committee.

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