The traders delegation led by CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal was joined by Delhi including CAIT Delhi State President Mr. Ramesh Khanna, Delhi General Secretary Mr. Vijay Pal and other senior leaders includuing Mr. Sushil Goel, Mr. Dev Raj Baweja, Mr. Shanker Lal Aggarwal, Mr. Satender Jain, Mr. Ram Lal, Mr. Satender Wadhwa, Mr. Vijay Gupta, Mr. Mukesh Gupta etc.
On a query on difficulties being faced by the traders in obtaining Trade Licesnses from MCD, the MCD officials informed that they have completely revised the policy and a new simplified policy will be announced very shortly. The CAIT said that traders of Delhi are running from pillar to post even for a small clarification or for other matters and such the MCD should appoint specific officer to deal with issues of traders. All three MCD Commissioners present in the meeting nominated Mr. Shamsher Singh, Chief Town Planner as Nodal Officer for the purpose.
The MCD Officials also assured to look into issues of parking and conversion charges raised by the CAIT and with regard to development of further parking lots in Delhi sought cooperation of the traders in identifying suitable land for construction of parking lots in their respective areas.
Mr. Sibal directed the MCD officials to take issues of traders on priority basis and stressed that under no circumstances the provisions contained in the Master Plan 2021 or other provisions stipulated in The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011 should be violated by MCD. The Act provides an embargo of any kind of punitive action in Delhi till 31st December, 2014.