GUWAHATI: The Assam government have decided to wave off issuing of trade licence/certificates for people in the village panchayat areas who wants to start off a business of their own.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharman in today's speech said "People have the age-old idea that to get the certificate, we just need to visit and pay the village head. To get the income certificate we need to pay Mouzadar. We are trying to upgrade all these ideas of people. Today we are making a decision; if a boy decided to set up a business in the Panchayat area, he needs to take a trade licence from the president of Panchayat and the question is 'why'. It's my land and I will set up my own business."
Further, the Chief Minister added that the Panchayat president doesn't even have a engineer with them to suggest to them whether it is good or bad in deciding the location or gauging the zone.
"From tomorrow we
amend that whoever wants to have business in the panchayat area except for wine
licence and wine bar, they do not need to take any trade licence and start of
their own," said CM Sarma.
Notably, the Assam government is trying to reduce the compliance burden from every department so people don't face any trouble.
Dr Himanta Biswa also said that; nowadays one can see our PM Modi said in every meeting and even parliament about reducing compliance burden. Government shouldn't cage the lifestyle of people and people should get the space to move forward on their own.
have a few mistakes in this process, sometimes maybe a few certificates will
issue wrong. Only because of a few mistakes in the certificates that might
occur is not a reason to create trouble in 98% of lives of people.
"We can reduce all these problems by improving the quality of representatives in panchayat and municipality. We don't get much money and with small money, we will try to complete every work. If we ask people, they say we need to pay a lot from morning to evening; that's why we are saying that we should reduce all these problems slowly because one triggers starts from another trigger," said CM Sarma.