To address the problems over VAT, chief minister Sheila Dikshit announced the constitution of a joint committee on Wednesday. This committee will have the VAT commissioner and other officials as well as representatives of traders. The committee will discuss ways to ensure smooth commerce in the capital and increase in government revenue.
The CM attended a meeting with leaders of 100-odd trade bodies at the Confederation of All India Traders and said traders must not face any harassment as they are a major source of revenue for the government. Union minister Kapil Sibal, too, was at the meeting, where he promised to hold an elaborate meeting with the traders before taking a final call on FDI.
Dikshit, while accepting the demand of traders, also extended the last date of filing online information about goods imported from other states before its entry to Delhi from October 25 to December 31. She also assured the traders that their other problems, such as extension of C Form date and levy of Form 32 and 33, will be sorted out shortly.