No trade licence required in areas governed by panchayat, says Assam Govt

No trade licence required in areas governed by panchayat, says Assam Govt


GUWAHATI: The Assam Government on Saturday announced that no trade licences would be required to open business establishments in areas governed by the panchayat.

The Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that the state government will ease the procedure of setting up small businesses for people in rural areas.

Addressing the media, CM Sarma said that the government is trying to change the mindset of the people as people think that they have to pay the village head to get the certificate.

The CM also said that in a bid to reduce the compliance burden from every department so that people do not face any trouble, the government decided on setting aside the requirement of a trade license.

Starting Sunday, Sarma said, whoever wants to set up a business in the panchayat area with the exception of wine shops, bars and liquor licenses, they do not need any trade licenses and will be able to start their own establishment.

The only permission needed is for opening on and off liquor shops.

CM Sarma further spoke on how Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlights the issue of reducing compliance burden in every meeting and in the parliament. The CM conceded that the move might result in arising complacencies, but for a few mistakes, it would not be feasible to trouble 98 percent of the people, he said.

The CM added that the problems would be solved with the improvement in quality of representatives in the panchayat and municipality.

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Published On: Feb 13, 2022