New Delhi. Three waves of corona epidemic have been seen in India. During the lockdowns, restrictions were imposed on the market and other essential activities. Therefore, now traders across the country have demanded compensation for the loss caused in the lockdown. The Confederation of All India Traders has demanded the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to compensate the loss caused by Corona across the country including Delhi under the Disaster Management Act.
CAIT has today sent a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding that due to the three lockdowns caused by the Karona epidemic from the year 2020, compensation for the loss of business to the traders of the country including Delhi under Section 12 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. be done. It is clearly stated in this section that the loss of the people affected by any calamity will be compensated according to which assistance will be provided by the government to restore the means of earning livelihood.
CAT National President BC Bhartia and National General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal raised this issue and said that due to the Karona epidemic, since the year 2020 till now, the central and state governments have imposed lockdown thrice in the country, in which the first 2 lockdowns have been prolonged for a long time. For this the traders were ordered to close their shops. Whereas this year due to the rapid increase in the cases of Karona, the governments imposed many restrictions, due to which the means of livelihood of the traders across the country were badly affected. Traders not only had to close their shops but also had to pay salaries as per the government order to continue the livelihood of their employees. On one hand, the inward flow of the business was stopped, while on the other hand the outflow of money continued completely. Due to these circumstances, not only the business was affected, since then till now the traders had to face financial crisis on a large scale.
It should be noted that neither the central government but any state government has given any economic package nor any assistance to the traders, whereas many types of facilities have been given to other sections of the economy. Due to all this, the traders of the country are facing a lot of difficulties in running their business again smoothly. Khandelwal said that today a big crisis has arisen on the business of the country to save its existence. The credit of a large number of traders has gone into trouble. Traders are also bearing the huge burden of interest paid to banks and other financial institutions. Due to non-receipt of money on time, traders have also suffered a huge amount of penalty in payment of taxes, due to which the business is not gaining momentum. To overcome all these crises, it is the responsibility of the government to compensate for the loss of livelihood of the traders.
In a request made to the Union Minister, the traders said that following Section 12 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the government should issue guidelines to all the state governments to compensate for the loss immediately. He suggested that a special task force of senior government officials should be constituted for this, in which traders should also be included and the said force should be given a fixed time frame by all the state governments to assess the damage. What should be the amount of compensation and what should be its method, what kind of documents are required, etc. The task of preparing the details should also be given.
Tags: business, Confederation of All India Traders, Corona Lockdown, Corona Virus
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