STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu Civil Society (JCS) on Monday demanded that toll tax should be abolished from J&K. In a meeting held here, Pardeep Gandotra, Chairman of the Society raised many important economic and social issues regarding transition of J&K to Union Territory including abolition of toll tax and revival of J&K Bank. BJP MP Shamsher Singh Manhas was the Chief Guest while former MLAs Sat Sharma, Kavinder Gupta and Sham Lal Sharma and former DGP Kuldeep Khuda were also present during the meeting. Gandotra said that after abrogation of Article 370 & 35A, civil society is hopeful of large investments in all sectors of J&K. He further suggested that in view of failure of previous packages, the Government should carefully design the package in consultation with technocrats and major stakeholders. After detailed discussions and taking inputs from various stakeholders, the meeting unanimously resolved to forward several suggestions on behalf of Jammu Civil Society to the Government of India. MP Manhas assured the members that due consideration will be given to all the issues raised during the meeting while framing UT policy. Other who spoke on the occasion included Vinod Sachdeva, Neeraj Anand, Lalit Mahajan, Rahul Sahay, Mohit Oswal, Prof B C Sharma, Raman Samnotra, Wing Commander Joshi, Vikrant Kuthalia, Vikram Gujral, K K Gandhi, S P Verma, Rattan Lal Gupta, Ch Jagar Singh, Anil Kapahi, Vijay Saraf, Sahil Mahajan, Prem Diwan, Ajay Talla, Naveen Sen Anand, Ram Paul Gandotra, Subash Gupta, Jagdish Langar and Kuldeep Wahi.
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