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Garment retailers will observe one day strike on Monday
05
Mar '11
All India Garment Retailers will observe One Day Bandh on Monday, 7th March 2011 to support the abolition of 10% Excise Duty levied on Branded Readymade Garments in the recent Budget. All Garment Retailers will display Placards as well as Blackboards outside their Shops with "Remove Excise" slogan. Even Big Retail Chains like Pantaloon. Shoppers' Stop, Arvind Brands, Westside, Reliance will join this Agitation on Monday.

Mr. Rahul Mehta, President of The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) will submit a Memorandum to the Finance Ministry as well as Textile Ministry in Delhi today.

On Friday, 4th March 2011, all Garment Manufacturing Units throughout India remained Closed in Protest of Excise Duty imposed on Branded Readymade Garments. More than 10,000 people consisting of Garment Manufacturers, Traders, Retailers and Workers gathered at Azad Maidan, Mumbai. Everybody displayed their protest wearing a black band. In Delhi, 40,000 people gathered at Jantar Mantar Road in a protest rally. In Kolkata, as many as 75.000 people having gathered in a protest march. In Ahmedabad, more than 25,000 participants joined the protest march. Apart from these, the Hosiery Hubs of the Nation - Ludhiana & Tirupur were on a complete shut down with Manufacturing Units observing a bandh to support the movement.

This agitation was headed by CMAI along with The Intimate Apparel Association of India, Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association, Federation of Hosiery Manufacturers Association. Mumbai Wholesale Hosiery Merchants Association. Gujarat Garments Manufacturers Association etc.

Mr. Viren Shah, President- Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association stated during the Agitation that since CST will be implemented in 2012, so there should not be any Excise Duty on Branded Readymade Garments for one year,. lmposing of Excise which will cripple the Garment Industry.

Mr. Babubhai Ahir, Hon. Secretary of CMAI stated that the Government had levied Excise Duty 3 times since Independence and they were compelled to remove it.

Mr. Gunvant Trevadia, stated that this Industry gives employment directly or indirectly to around 2.5 crore People and the Government can not afford to disturb such an important National Industry.

Mr. Atul Shah, spokesperson of BJP offered his Party's full support to this Movement.

Clothing Manufacturers Association of India

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