Detecting a number of flying business within the vicinity of Phek town without authorized permit, the Phek Chamber of Commerce Industries (PCCI) in its council meeting firmly resolved to penalize defaulters with stern action.
According to PCCI general secretary, Khoseta Rhakho, many people in Phek town and other neighboring villages are said to be practicing flying business by selling commercial items door to door, adding it was an offence indirectly, leaving the normal business procedures of valid permit possessors at stake. PCCI sources revealed that selling of second hand garments at their own residence as part of their bi-weekly/weekly routine and door to door has become a trend, and warned that any body caught would be dealt as per the resolution of PCCI.
PCCI further cautioned the individual and companies would be solely liable for any untoward incidents.
PCCI general secretary said, “There is no doubt that provisions imply only permit holders to sell commercial items but to our utter surprise, we are being victimized by those sections of people who are not possessing valid permit”, adding the non-permit holders never pay taxes under any circumstances. Expressing its resentment on the authority responsible for not paying attention to such issues, PCCI has informed the district administration, Phek Town Council (PTC) advisory board to issue order banning unauthorized traders with immediate effect. It also cautioned that it would take its own course of action on failure of fulfilling its demands, at the same time, appealed the non-permit holders to restrain from practicing such business activity with immediate effect.