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REPORT OF SHRI ANIL GUPTA, VICE PRESIDENT, FPTA

FROM DELHI FROM 21st AUGUST, 2018 TO 15TH JANUARY 2019.

I was nominated for the post of Vice-President of FPTA through Paper Merchants Association (Regd.) Delhi during 57th AGM & Conference of FPTA held on 18 – 19 August, 2018 in Calcutta. I tried my level best to contact the office bearers of Associations under my area.

Name of the affiliated Associations under jurisdiction; –

1. Paper Merchants Associations (Regd.), Delhi – PMA, Delhi

2. Dehradun Paper Merchant Association, Dehradun – DPMA, Dehradun

3. Paper Merchants Associations (Regd.), Noida – PMA, Noida

4. Meerut Paper Vikreta Sangh (Regd), Meerut – MPVS, Meerut

5. Agra Kagaz Vyapar Mandal (Regd), Agra – AKVM, Agra

As per decision of FPTA we sent cheques of Donation in A/c of Kerala Relief Fund.

Conferadation of All India Traders: – CAIT has honoured our FPTA & PMA Past President Shri Satya Pal Gupta Ji by BAMASHA AWARD IN PAPER TRADE in their Delhi Traders Function at Constitution Club on Dt.4-12-18. Chief Guest of this Function was BJP All India Vice President Shri Shyam Jiaju Ji.

A. VISIT : At present till date none of the Association has been visited by me & our President. As President’s health is not well that’s why visit was not possible. In the next three months, we hope to visit all the five associations.

On behalf of the FPTA, I attended the CAIT meeting with our Past President Shri Satya Pal Gupta Ji & Shri Raj Kumar Bindal Ji and raise the Trade related issues for Commerce & Finance Ministry.

I was in contact with all the five associations through Phone, WhatsApp & Mail to send the problems of their association, if any.

A meeting was arranged by IPMA during the AGM on 11-1-19 at Hotel Le-Meriden, I along with senior members of FPTA, attended the meeting. The Chief Guest was Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce. Also FPTA honoured the newly Elected IPMA Team.

I will also attend the FPTA MC meeting on 26 January 2019 at Coimbatore.

B. Currently Association Members Positions :-

1. PMA, Delhi – Total Membership – 1404, Addition this year – 61, Final members – 1465.

2. DPMA, Dehradun – Total Membership – 20, Addition this year – 0, Final members – 20.

3. PMA, Noida –Total Membership – 38, Addition this year – 5, Final members – 43.

4. MPVS, Meerut – Total Membership – 57, Addition this year – 3, Final members – 60.

5. AKVM, Agra – Total Membership – 99, Addition this year – 4, Final members – 103.

C. Associations Managing Committee Meeting held for the Day to Day Programmes (Sept. to Dec.):-

1. PMA, Delhi – 3 MC Meeting Held

2. DPMA, Dehradun – 4 MC Meeting Held

3. PMA, Noida – 3 MC Meeting Held

4. MPVS, Meerut – 5 MC Meeting Held

5. AKVM, Agra – 5 MC Meeting Held

D. Associations Fix Programmes in the Whole Year: –

1. PMA Delhi has organised 3 Programmes for our members,

a. Diwali Programme – Celebrated as a Huge Family function.

b. PMA and Delhi Police Meeting – For discussion of our Member’s Problems.

c. Free Copies &Scholarship distribution to the needy Children.

2. DPMA, Dehradun organised 2 Programmes for the members,

  1. Diwali Meeting (Family Get-together).
  2. New Year Meeting on 31st December.

3. PMA, Noida organised 2 Programmes for the members

  1. Diwali Celebrations.
  2. Youth Day Celebrations.

4. MPVS, Meerut organised 2 Programmes for the members

  1. Bhandara Distribution to Needy people
  2. Free Books & Copy Distribution in Schools.

5. AKVM, Agra organised 3 Programmes for the Members

  1. Dal Batti – Churma Party
  2. Diwali Celebrations.

E. Associations Programmes for FUTURE;

1. PMA, Delhi will organise 3 Programmes in future for their members

a. Holi Celebration – Organised to celebrate on 20 March 2019 for Members & their Staff.

b. Paper Day Celebration – on 1st August.

c. PMA and Delhi Police Meeting – For discussion of their Members Problems.

2. DPMA, Dehradun will organise 3 Programmes in future for our members

a. Diwali Meeting (Family Get-together). b. New Year Meeting on 31st December.

c. Paper Day Celebration.

3. PMA, Noida will organise 4 Programmes in future for their members

a. Diwali Celebrations. b. Youth Day Celebrations.

c. Holi Celebrations in March. d. Paper Day Celebrations.

4. MPVS, Meerut will organise 5 Programme in future for their Members

a. Bhandara Distribution to Needy people b. Paper Day Celebrations

c. FPTA President Visit Programme d. Free Books & Copy Distribution in School.

e. Holi Celebrations (Family Programme)

5. AKVM, Agra will organise 3 Programme in future for their Members

a. Cricket Match on 26th January. b. Holi Celebrations.

c. Paper Day Celebrations.

F. Tenure of the Association’s Managing Committee:-

1. PMA, Delhi – One Year and Election will be held in February 2019.

2. DPMA, Dehradun – Two Years and Election in March 2019.

3. PMA, Noida – Two Years.

4. MPVS, Meerut – Two Years.

5. AKVM, Agra – Two Year and Election in January 2019.

G. Status of Association’s Arbitration:-

1. PMA, Delhi – Have Arbitration, Total Arabitrar 7 Nos. – Cases Rd. this Year – 42, Solved Cases – 31, In process – 11 Nos.

2. DPMA, Dehradun – No Arbitration.

3. PMA, Noida – No Arbitration.

4. MPVS, Meerut – No Arbitration.

5. AKVM, Agra – Have Arbitration, Arabitrar1 No.1 – Cases Rd. this Year – 6, Solved Cases – 6.

H. Association’s Suggestions to the Managing Committee for the Day to Day future progress:-

    1. PMA, Delhi – FPTA must take action or make some solution for mills, they must take FPTA in confidence before increasing the rates.
    2. DPMA, Dehradun – All the Association Office Bearer of North India must meet two times together and discuss the business future growth & problems.
    3. PMA, Noida – a. FPTA must conduct Paper Education Programmes for the association

b. FPTA must arrange to Educate members regarding Paper Import & Export Policy & Planning.

c. FPTA should arrange Mills visit programmes.

d. FPTA must organise one MC meeting in North &another in South.

  1. MPVS, Meerut – All is well.
  2. AKVM, Agra – We must make FPTA strong, so that we are in a position to prevent Mills from providing wrong Size, GSM and Prices of goods.

Sincerely thankful to my Parent Association, it’s Office Bearers, Working Team, Past President – Sh. Gian Prakash Gupta for Co-operation and special thanks to Shri. Satya pal Gupta, Shri Mahinder Kumar Jain & Shri Rajender Kumar Gupta for guidance.

(ANIL GUPTA)

Vice-President, FPTA (Delhi)

B.R.RAO’S VICE PRESIDENT REPORT FOR THE 2ND M.C. MEETING TO BE HELD ON 26TH AND 27TH JANUARY, 2019 AT COIMBATORE.

I want to first thank my Home Association, Telangana Paper Merchants Association for nominating me as the Vice President and giving me an opportunity to serve FPTA.

  1. Names of the Affiliated Associations under your jurisdiction:

Five associations were given under my absolute jurisdiction and they are:

  1. Telangana Paper Merchants Association, Secunderabad.

  2. Paper Merchants Welfare Association, Vijayawada.

  3. Orissa Paper Dealers Association, Cuttak.

  4. Raigarh Paper Traders Association, Raigarh.

  5. Mahakaushal Paper Dealers Association, Jabalpur.

Also as a Vice President of FPTA, my services are available to the remaining 31 associations and also to various sub-committees of the FPTA, as and when required.

  1. Whether you have visited any of the Associations during the quarter, if not the reasons.

Attended all the Managing Committee meetings, Kagaz Bhavan Committee Meetings, Diwali get to gather, Cricket Match of the Home Association Telangana Paper Merchants Association, Secunderabad. Also actively participated in the Arbitration Board Meetings of TPMA.

Attended the Papertech organized in Hyderabad from August 29 to 31,2018 by CII and IPPTA as representative from FPTA and informed a large gathering of CEO’s of paper mills about FPTA, Paper celebrations done by FPTA and the necessity for the total paper fraternity to come together in busting the myth –Paper is not environmental friendly.

Attended the Paperex5TH International Exhibition & Conference on Pulp, Paper and Allied Industry,conducted at Chennai from 15-17 November, 2018 and participated in the panel discussion held on the occasion and expressed Paper Traders views that Paper Mills from resist from doing direct marketing and also Mills must supply paper at confirmed prices which are prevailing at the time of placing the order which is the national and international trend.

Attended the IPMA 19TH Annual Session and Awards Function held at New Delhi on 11th January, 2019 as part of FPTA Team.

Attended a meeting held at Paper Merchants Association, New Delhi on 11th January, 2019 and actively participated in the discussions wherein FPTA Secretary, Immediate Past President, 2 Vice Presidents and 6 Conveners of various sub-committees of FPTA were present.

  1. What are the views of the Associations be it on trade, the functioning of FPTA, Government policies etc.

Traders are worried about the changes taking place in GST on daily/weekly basis. Also traders are facing difficulty from the government agencies as some of the GST officers are interpreting the Act differently and creating difficulties to the traders.

Traders are worried till recently about the fortnightly, monthly price increases being done by the paper mills as they are unable to make proper business plan. From the last 30-45 days importers and traders were worried about the steep fall in prices. Traders feel that there must be some clarity and procedure regarding the pricing of paper by the paper mills.

Trades are happy with the stand taken by FPTA with regard to Anti-dumping duty on copier paper and Art Card. Also associations are happy with the stand taken by FPTA in representing to TRAI that paper bills must be the default option.

Traders are expecting more results from FPTA from the government front and paper market front. The traders feel that good discussions do take place in FPTA but follow up action by the FPTA is not sufficient for getting the results from the government bodies.

  1. Whether you are in touch with the President and FPTA

Secretariat regularly.

I am in regular touch with the President Shri Sajjan Ji, Hon. Secretary Shri Hiren Ji and FPTA Secretariat through phone and mails. I am also in touch with Shri Satpal Ji, Shri Natesan Ji, Shri Venkat Annamalia Ji, Shri Ravi Rathi Ji and Shri Kishan Singh Ji on regular basis and also with other Vice Presidents and other Managing Committee members of FPTA.

I participated in all the concalls of the FPTA conducted.

I am in touch with all the Presidents and Secretaries of the five associations allotted to me. I made a whatup group of the five associations under my control and interact and exchange information on regular basis.

  1. Whether you have attended the Managing Committee Meeting of FPTA held during the Quarter and if not the reasons.

I have attended the 1st Managing Committee Meeting at Kolkata and also planning to attend the 2nd MC Meeting going to be conducted at Coimbatore.

f. What is your assessment with regard to the functioning of FPTA – whether you have any suggestions which would give a boost to its working.

The functioning of the FPTA under leadership of Shri Sajjan Ji is good but the following can boost its working:

  1. A full-fledged and full time Secretary General must be appointed for FPTA just like IPMA, IARPMA, INPA.

  2. FPTA office must be shifted to New Delhi as all trade associations are in New Delhi as the power centers and decision taking bodies are in New Delhi

  3. Vice Presidents being the face of FPTA must be part of Advisory Board Meetings, where important decisions are being taken.

  1. Any other suggestions

  1. FPTA must prepare guidelines of trade practices between the wholesalers and retailers and circulate to all associations which will help in the unity of paper traders at the ground level.

  2. Code of conduct of the paper traders must be reviewed and necessary changes to be done.

  3. FPTA Registration with the Societies must be renewed at the earliest.

B.R.RAO

VICE PRESIDENT – FPTA

TARAK MAYUKH PARIKH

VICE PRESIDENT 2018-19

REPORT

  1. Names of the affiliated Associations under jurisdiction –

  • The Pune Paper Traders Association

  • Paper Traders Association Nagpur

  • Indore Paper Traders Association

  • Rajasthan Paper Merchants Association

  • Chhattisgarh Paper Traders Association

  1. Whether you have visited any of the Associations during the quarter.

Local Association Pune had the privilege of welcoming our President Shri.Goenkaji during his visit to Pune in September,2018. All Members had a very nice interactive meeting with him.

Visits were planned to go to other Association along with Shri.Goenkaji but, could not be planned due to his ill health. The same shall be done very soon. We have received an invitation from Nagpur Association to possibly attend their Sneh-Milan during “HOLI” i.e. in March.

Talk with presidents of all Associations under my jurisdiction and explained the importance of arbitration rules and understand their procedures. A lot of work needs to be done. I shall be sending the rules formulated by me for our local association and explain them the procedures.

  1. What are the views of Association be it on Trade, the functioning of FPTA, Government policies etc.

Role of Arbitration Committee on FPTA and will be very important time to come under the new One Nation – One Tax reqime. Though there are no boundries left, members should be careful in dealing inter territory especially looking into the aspect whether the local territory dealer is not a victim of any delayed payment, by that particular client.

All local associations are getting tremendous inputs which are very helpful from FPTA office should share it with each and every local member.

FPTA AGM’s should dedicate and allot at least 1 hour each on health topics as well as business motivation topics and can call experts in these fields.

FPTA should have a constant interaction with IPMA and Mills and should arrive at a concrete solutions of increase and reduction of rates. Typically to safeguard the sentiments it is advisable to do on quarterly basis either ways.

FPTA is a strength. Strength of all Members together can achieve all possible things. This we saw in its representation against the levy anti dumping duty and also other representations in IPMA and also in Govt.Agencies.

  1. Whether you are in touch with the President and FPTA Secretariat.

I am in regular touch with Shri.Hirenji and discussing a lot of things and pass on the information to our members, have been a regular participant in all the conference calls till now.

I am trying for a visit for Members to i) BOBST INDIA Plant

ii) TETRA PAC Plant

Representation have been done to local GST office for giving exemption of making Eway

Bill on our point to point inter godown transfer upto 20 kms. Limit.

  1. Shall be attending the Managing Committee Meeting at Coimbatore on 26-27 Jan,19.

  1. Functioning of FPTA is going stronger day by day. New faces – New Ideas – New Techniques are implemented . As a 3rd Generation from my family who has been so active on FPTA level I have seen various stages of functioning of FPTA and there is tremendous growth and betterment each year.

  1. FPTA should take up actively

  • Total ban of Plastics across INDIA where ever possible.

  • Active Arbitration rules.

  • Co-ordination with all Mills Manufacturing to adhere to standard sizes / GSM and uniform policy of rates increase/decrease.

  • As mentioned earlier more importance to be given on guest lectures on health/ business functioning.

  • To discuss with banks to charge a uniform rate of interest for all members across INDIA. Of course the exposure of each member is at the discretion of the bank but interest rates can be negotiated, and the Banks can charge the same at all levels and all Branches.

Report of the FPTA Industry affairs Committee, 2018-2019

Dear Members,

Wishing you all – A Very Happy and a prosperous New Year 2019,

Happy Pongal / Sankranti.

It gives me immense pleasure to present before you the first report of the Industry Affairs Committee of FPTA, formed on 20th August 2018, at Kolkata.

At the outset, I would like to first thank each and everyone of you for having faith in me as the Convenor of this prestigious committee.

Our Committee has the following members:

Convenor

Ravi Kumar Rathi

Adviser

Sri Shamji Karia

Sri A Annamalai Venkat

Members

Sri Ashish Bandi

Sri Pawan Kumar Goenka

Sri R M Veerappan

Sri Aditya Gupta ( Special Invitee)

I appreciate my whole team for their support and I would like to thank them for their active participation.

On 29th August 2018, we have attended PaperTech @ HICC, Hyderabad ( event organised by CII). Meeting was Chaired by Mr Kasi Vishwanath of SPB. Mr B R Rao, VP- FPTA was part of the various Presentations from the head table. FPTA activities were highlighted. 1st August which was celebrated by us as Paper Day was appreciated by the Industry. Later, we had good interactions with General Secretaries of IPMA, IARPMA & INPMA on matters of common interest.

On 31st August 2018, myself along with Mr Kishan Singh, Convenor of Public Awareness Committee, conducted an education tour of 60 students , taking them to Suvarna Durga Paper Mills Ltd., about 50 Kms from Hyderabad, educating the Students – as to how Paper is made by recycling process.

I have been part of all the Concalls held every month, between FPTA office bearers and convenors. In one of the concall, it was decided and wrote a letter to IPMA, stating that we – Paper Traders – had reservations – against Paper Mills increasing Prices frequently, sometimes monthly , sometimes twice a month even.

On 11th Jan 2019, my Committee members along with other dignitaries from FPTA attended IPMA Awards Function at New Delhi. I take pride in reporting to you all – that outgoing IPMA Chairman Sri Sourab Bangur had personally called FPTA IPP and my committee advisor – Sri A Venkat to attend the IPMA Awards Function at New Delhi. It is also a matter of great pride that FPTA was recognised for all its efforts and activities, for celebrating Paper Day. FPTA Members honoured the new Incoming President of IPMA Mr A S Mehta on this occasion. Mr Suresh Prabhu, Hon. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation was the Chief Guest. Mr.Andreas Endters, President & CEO – Voith, was the KeyNote Speaker and he gave a presentation on the Global Trends in Pulp & Paper Industry.

Later we had a meeting at PMA, Delhi office, wherein we deliberated on the future road map on taking the relations of FPTA and Industry forward. We also discussed a few matters related to GST and market conditions. I would like to thank PMA, Delhi for organising the meeting at such a short notice.

We are planning to organise a meeting of Paper Manufacturers Association of Telangana along with FPTA Members present in Hyderabad and TPMA office bearers at Kagaz Bhavan, Secunderabad, to discuss the matters of common interest. Special thanks to Mr B R Rao and Mr Kishan Singh – for supporting me.

We once again thank our FPTA President Sri Sajjanji Goenka , Hon. Secretary Sri Hiren Karia and all the members of FPTA, for their continuous support and assure you all – of our commitment for FPTA and Paper Trade.

With best regards,

Ravi Kumar Rathi

Convenor – Industy Affairs Committee

Federation of Paper Traders’ Associations of India.

Report of the Committee for Consumer relations, Grievances and Arbitration

1) Formation of the team :

After being nominated as Convenor at the first meeting of the Managing Committee held at Kolkata, the first task to form the team was taken up . The following members were finalised and their consent obtained :

 

Shri. Priyesh Desai (Convenor)

Shri. Muthuraman (Advisor)

Shri. B R Rao (Advisor)

Shri. Tarak Parikh (Advisor)

Members :

Shri. Gian Prakash Gupta

Shri. Subhash Saha

Shri. Vishnu Kant Rathi

Shri. Hasit H. Shah

Shri. P. Rajesh Jain

Shri. R. Ravi

 

2) Consumer relations : Members are being informed of various events happening all across the country from time to time where they can participate and interact with the consumers / convertors, update their knowledge of the various developments in the industry and also keep themselves abreast of future trends . One of the forthcoming events is Print Summit 2019 to be held at Mumbai on 24th of January where many members will be attending .

 

2) Grievances / Arbitration :

The first step was to collect data from all associations as to whether they are carrying out Grievances / Arbitration activity at the local level and if so, details of the same. The intention of carrying out this exercise was to have an overview and evaluate whether there can be uniformity across all the associations . Accordingly a questionnaire was drafted and finalised taking inputs from all the advisors/members of the committee and subsequently Hon. Secretary Shri Hiren Karia was requested to circulate the same to all the associations (The Questionnaire is attached herewith for reference) .

The following Associations have responded till date (A reminder email was also sent by FPTA to all the associations ) :

Lucknow Paper Merchants Association
Karnataka Paper Merchants Association
Baroda Paper Traders Association
Madras Paper Merchants Association
Telangana Paper Merchants Association
Paper Traders Association, Mumbai

The details of their responses are summarised in the attached excel sheet.

Government initiatives on Arbitration Law :

Government Policies & Interventions

Recently NITI Aayog and International Chamber of Commerce(ICC)- International Court of Arbitration have organised the Training-cum-Brainstorming Workshop on Best Practices in International Arbitration in New Delhi.

Moving towards a New India in 2022, ensuring legal reform is a key and critical priority. Complementing ‘Make in India’ vision with ‘Resolve in India’, strong alternate dispute resolution mechanisms are significant in encouraging the Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living in India.

Arbitration :

Arbitration is a procedure in which a dispute is submitted, by agreement of the parties, to one or more arbitrators who make a binding decision on the dispute. In choosing arbitration, the parties opt for a private dispute resolution procedure instead of going to court. Arbitration ensures timely and effective enforcement of contracts.

Types of Arbitration

There are two main types of arbitration procedures. These are:

Ad-Hoc Arbitration

Ad-Hoc Arbitration can be defined as a procedure of arbitration where a tribunal will conduct arbitration between the parties, following the rules which have been agreed by the parties beforehand or by following the rules which have been laid down by the tribunal, in case the parties do not have any agreement between them.

Institutional Arbitration

In the case of Institutional Arbitration, the disputing parties submit their issue to an institution that has been designated to administer the arbitrational process. The institution then arbitrates the dispute according to the rules laid by them in front of the parties. The institute selects a panel which administers the whole process.

Arbitration Practices in India

Currently India has ad-hoc arbitration.

Arbitration proceedings in India before 2015 are governed under Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and according to the proposed Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 the proceedings after Oct 23, 2015 will be dealt under Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 2015 . The Act is based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) model law.

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The Act contains provisions to deal with domestic and international arbitration, and defines the law for conducting conciliation proceedings.

Key features of the Bill are:

Arbitration Council of India:

The Bill seeks to establish an independent body called the Arbitration Council of India (ACI) for the promotion of arbitration, mediation, conciliation and other alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.

Appointment of arbitrators:

Under the 1996 Act, parties were free to appoint arbitrators. In case of disagreement on an appointment, the parties could request the Supreme Court, or the concerned High Court, or any person or institution designated by such Court, to appoint an arbitrator.

Under the Bill, the Supreme Court and High Courts may now designate arbitral institutions, which parties can approach for the appointment of arbitrators.

For international commercial arbitration, appointments will be made by the institution designated by the Supreme Court.

For domestic arbitration, appointments will be made by the institution designated by the concerned High Court.

In case there are no arbitral institutions available, the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court may maintain a panel of arbitrators to perform the functions of the arbitral institutions.

Relaxation of time limits:

Under the 1996 Act, arbitral tribunals are required to make their award within a period of 12 months for all arbitration proceedings. The Bill proposed to remove this time restriction for international commercial arbitrations.

Completion of written submissions:

Currently, there is no time limit to file written submissions before an arbitral tribunal. The Bill requires that the written claim and the defence to the claim in an arbitration proceeding, should be completed within six months of the appointment of the arbitrators.

Confidentiality of proceedings:

The Bill provides that all details of arbitration proceedings will be kept confidential except for the details of the arbitral award in certain circumstances. Disclosure of the arbitral award will only be made where it is necessary for implementing or enforcing the award.

Applicability of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 2015:

The Bill clarifies that the 2015 Act shall only apply to arbitral proceedings which started on or after October 23, 2015.

NITI Aayog Encouraging Arbitration in India

NITI Aayog highlighted the importance of Arbitration by organizing a successful conference on international arbitration in 2016 which was presided over by the President of India and Prime Minister of India with participation from the Chief Justices of all SAARC countries.

The conference explored the vitality of commercial arbitration, both domestic and international, as the preferred method of resolving disputes between parties.

NITI Aayog also organized the two-day National Law Day Conference in 2017, with the Law Commission of India, in which debate and discussion were taken up on a multitude of legal aspects, including dispute resolution.

Way Forward

With government’s thrust on ‘Make in India’, it is important for investors, both domestic and international, to have faith in the dispute resolution mechanism in India.

Use of arbitration for dispute resolution will greatly reduce pendency of cases and boost investor confidence in India.

I would like to thank the President, Hon.Secretary , all the advisors and members of my sub-committee for giving continuous guidance and inputs for carrying out the tasks effectively and the committee requests all the associations to come forward in more numbers if they wish to implement arbitration so that we are well prepared when Arbitration is introduced by the government as a compulsory step of dispute resolution before approaching the courts as proposed by the NITI Aayog.

Thanking You,

Priyesh Desai

Convenor

12th January 2019

Report of the Public Awareness Committee of FPTA – August to December 2018

I wish you all a Happy & Prosperous 2019.

While thanking all of your for nominating me a Convenor of this ever-live Committee because of which I have gained tremendous experience, I am glad to connect you with our work so far, during the past 5 months.

In this context, let me introduce to you all the members of this Committee

T Kishan Singh, Convenor of Committee for Public Awareness

Sri B. Deepak- Member (Special Invitee)

Sri Rajat Bose – Member

Sri Arvind Agarwal – Member

Sri Bharat D Shah – Member

ACTIVITIES

  1. Took school students of Sreenidhi’s Samskruthi High School, Kondapur, Hyderabad to Savarna Durga Paper Mill, Sangareddy, Hyderabad to educate them about Paper Making and bringing awareness in them that paper making is not anti-environments.
  2. Attended Papertech 2018 at Hyderabad along with Sri B R Rao, Vice President of FPTA and Sri Ravi Kumar Rathi, Convenor of FPTA Industry Affairs. I took active part in the whole Event trying to educate Visitors that paper manufacturing does not at all harm environment.
  3. Participated in Paperex 2018 at Chennai wherein a Stall FPTA was there. Here also I co-ordinated with the many members of Madras Paper Merchants’ Association, special thanks to Sri A. Muthu Raman, Vice President , Sri B R Rao, Vice President of FPTA, some of the FPTA Past Presidents who also participated over there. I took active part in the whole Event trying to educate Visitors that paper manufacturing does not at all harm environment. Some of the highlights of this GRAND EVENT were:
  1. I was there for all the 3 days during the Paperex
  2. Several Past Presidents were present.
  3. Stalwarts from Paper Mills took part.
  4. Even Representatives of foreign paper mills attended.
  5. Printers and Publishers also participated.

To sum up, the entire Event was a grand success which brought laurels and appreciation to FPTA from all over. I thank FPTA for giving me this additional responsibility of handling Paperex 2018.

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I have receiving tremendous co-operation from all the members of my Committee as also valuable support from President and Hon. Secretary whenever approached.

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Namaste to all of you.

T KISHAN SINGH

Convenor – Public Awareness Committee

Federation of Paper Traders’ Associations of India.

REPORT OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE TERM/QUARTER DECEMBER 2018 ENDING

  1. Names of the Affiliated Associations under your jurisdiction:

  • The Madras Paper Merchants Association

  • The Sivakasi Paper Merchants Association

  • Madurai Paper Traders Association

  1. Whether you have visited any of the Associations during the quarter, if not the reasons.

  • I have visited

  1. Madras Paper Merchants Association, Chennai

I have attended following Managing committee meeting on:

11th September 2018

28th September 2018

15th October 2018

26th November 2018

The Sivakasi Paper Merchants Association, Sivakasi on 23.10.2018

  1. Yet to visit Madurai Paper Traders Association. Awaiting their confirmation on the dates.

  2. What are the views of the Associations be it on trade, the functioning of FPTA, Government policies etc.

  • Views of the Associations on Trade:

  1. Implementation of GST has been welcomed by all Associations. However, all associations are requesting for a single rate of GST for all Paper and Paper products (uniform rate of GST for chapter 48). All the associations are extremely satisfied with the actions taken by FPTA in this regard.

  2. Newsprint which was in the upswing, continued to be so till November 2018. However, the prices are softening since December 2018.

  3. International pulp prices were ruling high so was the value of the US dollar against the Indian Rupee, till November 2018. This lead to a huge increase in prices of uncoated wood free products ranging between 10% and 12%. Currently though the Rupee is becoming stronger and also the international pulp and crude prices have softened, the prices of uncoated grades in India still rules high.

  • Views of the Associations about FPTA:

  1. FPTA has become a very strong and respected body. FPTA has very boldly represented against the levy of anti dumping duty on Coated grades which was initiated by IPMA. By doing so, FPTA is being viewed as a strong and respected body.

  • Views of Associations with respect to Government policies:

  1. Anti dumping duty on Coated grades not be levied and FPTA to effectively represent accordingly at the appropriate forums.

  2. Single rate of GST for chapter 48 to be considered by the Government.

  3. GST is a welcome gesture.

  1. Whether you are in touch with the President and FPTA Secretariat regularly.

Yes. I am in regular touch with both the President and Secretary of FPTA both over the telephone and also by e mail.

I have participated in all the conference calls till now, even when I was in Canada

Paperex is one of the largest conferences cum exhibition relating to Paper Industry in India. This year Paperex South was held at Chennai and FPTA was given a stall in the exhibition. I was given the responsibility to man the stall which was done with utmost dedication by me along with the MPMA team.

Mr. BR. Rao, VP, Mr. Kishan Singh, Convener of Public Awareness, FPTA had visited the exhibition. Mr. Rao had addressed the seminar.

The highlight of the exhibition was the number of visitors who had visited our stall including a number of overseas visitors. Special care was taken to ensure that the back drop of the stall was on cloth instead of vinyl. This gesture was very well appreciated by all the visitors.

The stall portrayed all the major activities of FPTA and thereby increased the visibility and image of FPTA amongst the people from the industry across the world.

  1. Whether you have attended the Managing Committee Meeting of FPTA held during the Quarter and if not the reasons.

During the quarter there were no MC meetings of FPTA. I will be attending the 2nd MC meeting to held be at Coimbatore on 26th and 27th of January 2019.

  1. What is your assessment with regard to the functioning of FPTA – whether you have any suggestions which would give a boost to its working.

  • FPTA is functioning very effectively. We need to maintain the tempo.

Suggestions to boost the image of FPTA

  1. FPTA to take up the cause of Fireworks Industry at the National Level. (Fireworks Industry alone consumes about 60,000 tons of paper/paperboard per annum) Moreover fireworks industry generates rural employment.

  2. With single use plastic being banned in many states including Tamil Nadu, affiliate associations are requesting for FPTA to represent for the exemption of Paper cups from the ban.

  3. Associations are expecting FPTA to get a uniform rate of GST for all products under chapter 48.

  4. FPTA should be a very strong body and it should represent all the grievances of Paper Traders across India effectively.

  5. Off late FPTA activities have kindled interest amongst the entire paper industry including organizations like IPMA, IARPMA, INMA, Federations of Printers, Corrugators, Note Book Manufacturers etc.,

  6. FPTA has started interacting with Power centers both at the National level and State Level which is a welcome gesture.

  7. FPTA is participating actively at ASSOCHAM, CAIT, FICCI, BIS meetings and ensuring that the voice of Paper Traders is represented adequately.

  8. Any other suggestions. 

  • Conference calls to be made more regular.

  • Problems of Traders to be discussed at all FPTA meetings

  • A National register of defaulters to be circulated.

  • FPTA to interact with industry to streamline the pricing policy.

  • Paper day to be celebrated with the usual enthusiasm.

Name and signature of the Vice – President:

  1. Muthuraman – Vice President, FPTA

REPORT OF – Committee for Website and Social Media – at

2nd Meeting of the Managing Committee, COIMBATORE – 26th January, 2019.

I thank the President Shri Sajjan Kumar Goenka to appoint me with the responsibility as Convener of Committee for Website and Social Media during the 1st Meeting of Managing Committee held at Kolkatta .

Members of my Team : –

SHRI NIRMAL KUHAD , SECUNDERABAD ( SPECIAL INVITEE )

SHRI ABHISHEK MALANI , KANPUR ( SPECIAL INVITEE)

SHRI LALIT KUMAR TARACHAND, VIJAYAWADA.

SHRI PIYUSH FATTEPURIA , NAGPUR

SHRI NAVEEN KR SARAWAGI , KOLKATTA

Federation of Paper Traders’ Associations of India (FPTA) with the FPTA India Mobile App that seamlessly connects more than 6000 members across India. It’s a simple to use app with appealing design to connect, do business and stay updated with the happenings in the paper industry of India.

FPTA INDIA APP IS ONE NATION ONE BUSINESS PLATFORM A BEGINGING TO DEVELOP BUSINESS, DOWNLOAD APP TODAY AND DISCOVERS HOW IT’S BENEFITS FOR YOU. FPTA INDIA APP AVAILABLE ON I PHONE & ON PLAY STORE.

I request the members to give their advertisement & let their presence be felt at national & international level.

Our team has updated new data as per given record in Website & App . If anything needs to be added / deleted then do inform to update in respective social media.

I along with my team thank President Shri Sajjan Kumar Goenka, Hon. Secretary Shri Hiren Karia, Hon. Treasurer Shri Parish Parikh, Office Secretary Shri Manish Shirsat and other office staff & PTA – Mumbai for their help & guidance. I acknowledge the guidance & support given to me by Shri Nirmal Kuhad along with other Team Members without whom it would have been difficult for me to manage this responsibility.

MY TEAM & MYSELF WISHES ALL A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR – 2019.

WITH REGARDS,

MEHUL J MEHTA ,

CONVENER WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA

Report of the FPTA GST Committee 2017-18.  To be presented in 4nd MC meeting at Kolkata on 18-20 August 2018.

I am pleased to present this final report before this august house.

In the last MC meeting held at Jaipur on 9-10 June 2018, I had furnished the 2nd quarterly detailed report of GST Committee and yearly working report of GST Committee 2017-18 was sent to the FPTA office on 30th June 2018 which was duly published in our Annual Repot 2017-18 ended 30-03-2018.

After the last MC meeting we had covered all points discussed at Jaipur meeting and sent the desired memorandum to the Finance Ministry points covered were One chapter one tax, Demand for abolishing RCM under 9(3) , E-way bill issue as raised by Kanpur and Lucknow Associations, Extension of date for trans 1-2, Provision for Revision of all GST returns etc.

Cases of high handedness of GST officers were reported to us by few of our members. It is part of our duty to inform Govt so that no hindrance comes in the way of GST implementation so we had sent mail to the Finance Ministry and also to PMO for the same so that in future such incidents should not be repeated and sufferer should get relief. I thank Mr Barat Shah who on behalf of Paper Traders Association Mumbai for raising our issue with Shri Piyush Goyal ji Hon’ble Finance Minister at Mumbai meeting.

Suggestions to ease GST compliance for traders were forwarded through the convener of the program GST PR CHARCHA by Shri Piyush Goyal ji Hon’ble Finance Minister Copy of the letter was also sent to CAIT and Shri Raj Kumar Bindal ji for including in CAIT memorandum. This meeting will be held at Delhi shortly.

In coming day apart from the above points our focus will be extended to the high cost of GST compliance like costly GST Audit, increased cost of return filing etc and also high and unbearable Penalties for minor clerical mistakes etc.

I enjoy and learned a lot as Convener of this important committee of FPTA. Got chances to meet Important Politicians, officers, interacted with many of our Paper traders from all over India on Phone, Whatsapp, emails and personally in MC Meetings. In Delhi we met many traders face to face and also conducted many small meetings with traders from time to time and their suggestions are backbone of our GST committee.

Dear friends, it has been enjoyable year for me. I have tried my best to do my duty sincerely and faithfully for the betterment of FPTA on the subject of GST.

I would thank Shri Annamalai (Vanket) President FPTA, Shri Hiren Karia ji Secretary FPTA, Shri Satya pal Gupta ji Ex President FPTA, Sh Balasubramanum ji Ex President FPTA and all the members of Managing Committee of FPTA who has extended full support.

As Convener of GST, my sincere thanks to the members of my GST team and PMA Delhi for their guidance and valuable support to me throughout the year.

Krishan Mohan Gupta
(Convener) 9810034262   E-mail:
fpta.gst@gmail.com        spp_476@yahoo.com

REPORT OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE TERM/QUARTER ENDING

  1. Names of the Affiliated Associations under your jurisdiction:

PAPER MERCHANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH.

THE MADRAS PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, CHENNAI

THE KARNATAKA PAPER MERCHANTS AND STATIONERY ASSOCIATION, BANGALURU

TELANGANA PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, SECUNDRABAD

KERALA PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, KOCHI

  1. Whether you have visited any of the Associations during the quarter, if not the reasons.

Visited following associations.

PAPER MERCHANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH.

Attended Managing committee meeting of PMWA. Participated in paper day celebration on 1st August. Participated as Guest of Honour in PMWA Annual general body meeting. I was felicitated in agm.

  1. What are the views of the Associations be it on trade, the functioning of FPTA, Government policies etc.

Trade : Trade is under adjustment of GST. Practical problems are coming in submission of GST. We need option for revised return in GST.

Due to steep raise in usd, import of art paper disturbed a lot.

Due to anti dumping duty under review on copier, could not release material from port.

Demand in the market is very thin.

Payment from customer and state government is very tiet.

FPTA functioning : This year Paper day was celebrated on 1st August in large scale in entire country. The coordination of fpta in this regard was fantastic and was never seen before.

Request to have watsup mobile at FPTA secretariat so that we can join them in our group and work can be speed up.

Government policies : Government policies on GST is very hard. They have to still relax lot of things on the same. For technical issues also huge penalties are there in GST regime and it should be abolish.

We are facing problem of bad debts. We need urgent policy from govt on the same.

  1. Whether you are in touch with the President and FPTA

Secretariat regularly.

Regularly in touch with our president. As and when needed talking to fpta secretariat.

Our President Mr. Venkat along with his spouse participated in PMWA agm held on 5th Aug 2018.

e. Whether you have attended the Managing Committee Meeting of FPTA held during the Quarter and if not the reasons.

First mc meeting was attended in Chennai.

Second mc meeting was attended in bangaluru.

Third mc meeting was attended in Jaipur

  1. What is your assessment with regard to the functioning of FPTA – whether you have any suggestions which would give a boost to its working.

A note should go to pta about FPTA vice president. It should recommend that all matter related to pta and fpta be share with Vice president. Guideline be given to pta to reply to vice president.

Fpta secretariat has to share present position of pta in his jurisdiction. Based on the same one will decide and take call on the issue in consultation with president.

g. Any other suggestions. 

Uptrend is there in paper industry. Request mill to increase price on monthly basis with atleast 10 days prior intimation to dealer about increase in price. See that order stock be deliver in old price.

Name and signature of the Vice – President:

MADHU SUDAN BANG

PAPER MERCHANTS’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION

ANDHRA PRADESH

16-8-2018

VICE PRESIDENT ANNUAL REPORT : FY 2017-18

MADHU SUDAN BANG

PAPER MERCHANTS’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION

ANDHRA PRADESH

Severed as Vice president of FPTA for the year 2017-18 under presidency of Mr. Venkat Annamalai. Following affiliated associations were under my jurisdiction.

PAPER MERCHANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH.

THE MADRAS PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, CHENNAI

THE KARNATAKA PAPER MERCHANTS AND STATIONERY ASSOCIATION, BANGALURU

TELANGANA PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, SECUNDRABAD

KERALA PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, KOCHI

PAPER MERCHANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH. :

This is my home Association. Servered as president during 2012-2016. Attended all Managing committee meeting of association. Created funds for association by way of donations from our members. Now Association can run its regular activities on its own.

Participated in Divali Garden party as chief guest. Members with their family participated in program. We bring awareness about paper and its usage. We bring awareness on swatchata particularly at your office and home.

Participated in blood donation camp at Rotary redcross society. Myself also given blood. We bring awareness about blood donation. How it is useful for our society as well as our health. By such activity members came to know about blood group, donation activity and health issue if any.

Summer water camp : In month of april to june mineral cooling water machines were installed at three places in vijayawada and one place at Guntur. Participated as chief guest and inaugurated the program. We bring awareness among public about usage of water and managing water at your home. It is our social responsibility to take care of water at every point of usage.

Annual general Meeting : AGM of PMWA going to take place on 5th August. Our FPTA President Mr. Venkat is our chief Guest. This year new body is going to form for next two years tenure.

THE MADRAS PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, CHENNAI

Participated in Diwali Garden party in Chennai with family. Members and their family participated. Entertainment activities and children drawing competition were organized very well. Our FPTA President Mr. Venkat was chief Guest. We bring awareness about problems with electronic items to children. One has to take care of eyes of children otherwise will get spectacle at tender age.

TELANGANA PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, SECUNDRABAD

Participated in diwali Milan as guest of honour. We had great time with friends and their family. In the evening had meeting with our convener for website Mr. Nirmal Kuhad and committee for public awareness Mr. Ravi kumar Rathi. Both got good vision for FPTA.

In get together we bring awareness about writing by children on paper leads to long lasting memorizing.

THE KARNATAKA PAPER MERCHANTS AND STATIONERY ASSOCIATION, BANGALURU :

Participated in FPTA mc meeting held in Bangaluru. Thanks to our President Mr. Venkat for giving opportunity in presenting FPTA Vice President report on ppt. We bring awareness about paper mills shares trending in share market. We can earn by not only selling paper but also by investing in shares of paper mill.

KERALA PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, KOCHI

Since demised of Mr. Jain, association activities were slow down. We spoken with local members to revive activities. Mr. bala our FPTA past president and Mr. Venkat our FPTA president too spoken with members. With our continuous affords association revived and had their AGM and elected new body. New body is in regular touch with us. They decided to participate in upcoming AGM at Kolkatta. They decided to celebrate PAPER DAY on 1st August.

Participated in PAPER EX exhibition held on 1-4th Nov at New delhi.

Participated in tour to VIETNAM country. Paper consumption of Vietnam is good and growing. It is servicing by china, japan, south korea and Indonesia.

Participated in Managing Committee meeting of FPTA held at Chennai, Bangaluru and Jaipur.

Participated in conference call held on 2nd Sunday of every month.

REPORT OF SUBHRAJIT KUNDU, VICE PRESIDENT, FPTA.(2017-18)

Period – August 2017 to August, 2018.

  1. Names of the affiliated associations under my jurisdiction.

  1. Calcutta Paper Traders’ Association, Kolkata.

  2. West Bengal Paper Traders’ Association, West Bengal.

  3. Bihar Paper Merchants’ Association, Patna.

  4. Orissa Paper Dealers’ Association, Cuttack.

  5. Chattishgarh Paper Traders’ Association, Raipur.

  6. Raigarh Paper Traders’ Association, Raigarh.

  1. Visit to Associations.

  1. I hosted Sri A. Annamalai ,President, FPTA, when he visited Kolkata on 9th. September, 2017 on the occasion of 99th. AGM of Calcutta Paper Traders’ Association.

  2. On the same evening , few members of West Bengal Paper Traders’ Association met Mr. President over dinner. I also attended the AGM of WBPTA as the Vice President ,FPTA.

  3. Accompanied our President for the visit to Chattishgarh Paper Traders’ Association, Raipur, on 13th. March,2018.

  4. Met members of Raigarh Paper Traders’ Association on 14th. March, 2018. along with our President Sri A. Annamalai (Venkat).

  5. Along with the president Mr. Venkat, I visited Bihar Paper Merchants’ Association, Patna on 14th. May, 2018 to have a luncheon meeting with their members.

  6. Though not under my supervision, I accompanied Mr. President on his visit to Varanasi to meet the members of Kashi Kagaj Vyavsayi Samiti on 15th. May 2018 evening. I am indebted to members of the local association and Sri Vijay Bansal, the deputed Vice President of FPTA who accommodated me in their meeting.

  7. On 19th. July visited Cuttack accompanying President A. Annamalai to interact with the members of Orissa Paper Dealers’ Association over a luncheon meeting.

  8. That concluded visit to all the associations under my jurisdiction.

C) Views of Associations on trade , functioning of FPTA , Government policies.

  1. Regarding trade the members are trying to adjust with the rising prices and shortage in supply though there is no big jump in demand.

  2. Regarding the FPTA the members of the smaller associations feel themselves to be 2nd. Class citizens in the Federation. Though they get all the support from the parent body they are hesitant to raise their voice.

  3. The members in general are trying to adjust themselves with the GST regime. They are still not very used to the intra state e-way bill system as it has affected all the members in general.

  4. All the associations under my supervision very successfully organized the Paper Day Programmes not only on 1st. August, but all along the period. They tried to spread the awareness for paper by various innovative methods and indigenous means.

  5. All the associations has ordered for Paper Day T-Shirts and My Stamp sheets as per their requirements.

  6. Encouraged and invited the members of all four out-station associations to attend FPTA AGM at Kolkata and I confirm that they all will be present at the conference.

  1. In touch with the President and the Secretariat.

I am in constant touch with the President almost on weekly basis. Participated in all the con-calls barring a few. I contacted the Secretariat as and when necessary. Regularly in touch also with different groups of FPTA on whats-up.

  1. Meetings of the Managing Committee members.

  1. I was present for the 1st. meeting held at Chennai.

  2. Attended the 2nd. meeting at Bengaluru on 6th. & 7th. January, 2018.

  3. Attended the 3rd. meeting at Jaipur held on 9th. & 10th. June 2018.

  4. Will be attending the 4th. Meeting on 18th. August ,2018 to be held at Kolkata and organized by my home association , Calcutta Paper Traders’ Association.

  1. Suggestions to FPTA

All the member Associations of FPTA worked out the Paper Day Campaign in a big way. Some are still continuing with the programme of spreading awareness among the general mass. Since we as a trade body can generate such enthusiasm without the participation of the Industry, I suggest in future we should continue with the Paper Day on our own.

It is difficult to motivate the very small associations with members less than fifty or so. I would like the Federation to take them into confidence and ask for their views before taking decisions. (if there is sufficient time for doing so.)

  1. Any other matter.

All the associations I have visited except my home town fall in the Hindi speaking belt. They all expressed that if the circulars of FPTA can also be sent in Hindi version. In my opinion if there is no logistic difficulty or extra burden on expenditure it can be tried out at least on trial basis.

They have also suggested that since they find deliberations in English difficult to comprehend, if synopsis of the same can be delivered in Hindi immediately after the speaker has spoken.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank CPTA and FPTA for giving me this experience and exposure. It has been a learning curve round the year. Thanks to FPTA secretary and secretariat for being with me all through.

The level of energy that the associations under my jurisdiction has shown round the year for all FPTA activities is unbelievable. Special acclamation for them.

Last but not the least, a special accolade for our President, Shri A. Annamalai who has brought out the best in me that I myself was unaware of. Thank you Mr. President for making my tenure a memorable one. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you.

Before signing out I thank all my FPTA friends for the togetherness , the memory of which I will cherish all my life.

SUBHRAJIT Kundu

Vice-President, FPTA 2017-18.

My journey as Vice President took off from my Tamil land(Chennai) and travelled to Garden city(Bangalore) and then to Pink City(Jaipur) and now landing in a place(Kolkatta) very closely connected to Sivakasi.
KOLKATTA & SIVAKASI – EMOTIONAL TOUCHES – DEVOTIONAL & PROFESSIONAL

Report 57th AGM of Shri. R. Sunder Vice President Sivakasi

Performance Always comes from Passion and not from Pressure. Always be Passionate. Love what you do and Do what you Love, Success is yours.

AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS
The Sivakasi Paper Merchants Association, Sivakasi.
Madurai Paper Traders Association, Madurai.
Paper & Allied Merchants’ Association, Coimbatore.
Tiruchirapalli Dis. Kagitha Vanigarkal Nala Sangam, Trichy.
Salem Paper & Allied Traders Association, Salem.
Erode District Paper & Stationery Merchants Association, Erode.

AFFILIATED ASSOCIATION – VISITS
The following Associations were visited on 4th July 2018

Madurai Paper Traders Association, Madurai.
Tiruchirapalli Dis. Kagitha Vanigarkal Nala Sangam, Trichy.

 

Tiruchirapalli Dis. Kagitha Vanigarkal Nala Sangam, Trichy.

 

Visited on 04.07.2018.
Grand welcome arragements were made during the visit.
A healthy discussion was made on the Trade. All members actively participated in the discussion.
Ideas and Planning were proposed for the 1st August Paper Day Celebration.

 

Madurai Paper Traders Association, Madurai

Dynamic team working under the leadership of Mr.Sankar with support of young & energetic secretary Mr.Balaji.
Meeting was started with grand & delicious lunch.
FPTA President Mr.A.Venkat gave an excellent speech on the current market scenario.
Paper Day celebrations were discussed and ideas were floated among the members to make 1st August a memorable one.

RELATIONSHIP WITH FPTA
Regular touch with FPTA President and Secretary via phone calls & conference calls.
Participated in all conference calls on 2nd Sundays & Paper Day Celebration discussions.
Submitted the monthly reports upto August’2018 of all my affiliated Associations.
Attended the 1st MC meeting at Chennai, 2nd MC meeting at Bangalore, 3rd meeting at Jaipur and now attending the 4th MC Meeting at Kolkatta.

 

VIEWS OF THE ASSOCIATIONS
TRADE:
Main threat for our trade is thin margins and unsecured credits in the market. FPTA has to take necessary steps to bring all members under one platform to maintain uniform credit policies and work with reasonable margins.
To discuss with all Paper Mills Associations, price increase should be on regular intervals like once in six months. FPTA has to bring the current market scenario to the knowledge of all Paper Mills associations at least once in three months with regular meetings.
FPTA FUNCTIONING:
FPTA has made great success in PAPER DAY Celebration to reach out Paper Awareness to Public and Students. It has been a great year in the history of FPTA under the leadership of Mr.A.Venkat.

 

SUGGESTIONS TO FPTA
To take steps on making 1st AUGUST as NATIONAL PAPER DAY.
FPTA to take necessary steps to involve the Paper manufacturers, who are the most beneficiary of this Paper Day celebrations.
We have to make Awareness about Paper to all our customers and consumers like printers, corrugation box manufacturers and convertors.
More videos about Paper Awareness to be floated in the Social media.
Encouraging enterpreneurs with creative ideas to develop new products out of Paper & paperboards.
We had taken steps with TamilNadu Calendar manufacturers Association to print 1st August as PAPER DAY in all calendars, like tamil daily calendars and monthly sheets. We request FPTA to make necessary steps to print the same in all regional languages thro our affiliated associations.

 

A BIG THANK !!!
I thank FPTA for providing me this opportunity as Vice President under the most energetic President Mr.A.Venkat and dynamic secretary Mr.Hiren Karia.
By this time, I really thank my affiliated Associations for their valuable co operation and support by all means.
I can proudly say that ALL SIX OF MY AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS made PAPER DAY CELEBRATION arrangements in a very grand manner and all have submitted their reports to FPTA.
All monthly reports has been submitted by my affiliated associations.

 

Convener Report

Committee for International Trade 2013-14

At 3rd MC MEETING of FPTA to be held at Yercaud – Salem

on 5th & 6th of July 2014.

Asia’s outlook for the printing & Graphics Markets is that Chinese Government is trying to control in excess capacity and forcing the closure of small, old & polluting paper mills and export focus shifting from coated to uncoated woodfree. Import of Copier from Indonesia & Thailand at zero duty on regular basis is a reality now which has spoiled the local copier market further. On an average both countries are supplying around 1000 tons per month in southern & western India market.

  1. International Market for Pulp, Paper & Printing stable, Since 6 Months. Most of the prices are in consolidation phase with little Upward movements:

Current Average Rates:

Soft wood pulp – 675 US $

Hard Wood Pulp – 600 US $

Waste Paper Average – Brown – 250 US $

– White – 500 US $

India Imports nearly – 2.3 Million Tons of Waste Paper.

Coated Paper – 770 to 820US $

Wood free Paper -840 US $

Copier -860 US $

Newsprint -560 – 610 US $

US $ – is very stable &currently around 60.00 INR

  1. India’s yearly

Exports of Paper & Boards – 0.4 Million Tons

Imports of Paper & Boards – 1.0 Million Tons

Newsprint Imports -1.0 Million Tons

Asia & Particularly China dominates the Global production of Paper & Paper Board. Asia is now size of North American & Europe combined. Production is as under:-

  1. Asia – 177.0 M.T Packaging Grades – 223.0 M.T

  2. America -107.0 M.T Wood free Grades – 125.0 M.T

  3. Europe -106.0 M.T Coated Grades – 23.0 M.T

  4. Others – 10.0 M.T Tissue & Others – 29.0 M.T

Total – 400.0 M.T Total -400.0 M.T

Global Paper Consumption:-

  1. North & South America – 26%
  2. Europe – 25%
  3. China – 26%
  4. Japan – 08%
  5. Rest of Asia & Others – 13%
  6. India – 02%

Total – 100%

Per day World consumption is 1.1 Million Tons of Paper & board. Global revenues of Paper Industry is around 565 Billion U.S Dollars

  1. International paper is in the final stage of announcing a Packaging board unit in Gujarat. They have started new copier cutting line at Rajhmundry unit. Yearly production 90000 Tons of Copier. Foreign players like Double A, April fine looking for acquisitions in India.

  1. Local mills like West Coast, J.K, and ITC have started importing ship loads of wood chips & Wood from Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand etc, due to heavy shortage of wood in the country.

  1. App (China) new board unit with a daily production capacity of 4000 tons has started commercial production. App (Indonesia) is planning the world’s largest pulp production facility in Indonesia.

  1. Foreign mills like APP (China) have started their conversion plants and warehouses in cities like Chennai & Mumbai for tissue paper and packaging varieties. Many big foreign trading houses like JPP and others are setting up offices across India.

 

  1. Custom Duty reduction from 1st January 2014:-

Indonesia & Thailand – 0 %

South Korea – 4.7 %

Japan – 7.5 %

China – 10.0 %

  1. Lot of Newsprint mills are closing down in Europe & US. Sun paper terminates Vietnam & China Projects.

  1. Coated Paper there is over capacity in the world. Total consumption is 23 million tons. China produces 8 Million Tons & as against demand of 4 million tons of demand. As China cannot export much to Europe &US, it diverts its excess quantity to Indian sub-continent & Middle East countries. These results in coated prices are getting cheaper than uncoated paper by nearly 50 to 75 USD per Ton.

  1. By 2020, Chinese producers will dominate 60 to 70% in W&P & 30% to 40% of Industrial grade as China is investing heavily in Technology and Economies of scale. Currently it produces around 110 Million tons of Paper & Board annually. Average age of Chinese machines is 6 to 7 Years only and in developed nations like US and Europe average age is 35 to 40 years.

  1. The major portion of growth around 10 Million Tons in India in the next decade will largely be met by imports except for low grades mainly due to AFTA agreements/Raw material problems/Economies of scale. No new major capacities are under pipelines.

  1. New Capacities in Asia in recent years:

April Fine (China) -4.5 Million – UCWF

App (China) -1.5Million -Packaging board

Double A (Thailand) -2.5 Million – UCWF

India Kiat (Indonesia) -2.0 Million – CWF

JK Paper (India) -0.2 Million – UCWF

  1. The Graph of W& P Paper seems to be going negative by – 1.8% due to e-books & digital revolution etc. Industrial paper is growing 2 to 3% and tissue by 5 to 6%.

  1. Global Print market is around 800 billion USD in 2013. Future is in Digital & Nano technology in printing. India print market is around 20 billion dollars.

  1. Free Trade Agreements FTA: PM had visited Japan & Thailand and India is in advanced talks with these countries & EU for FTA. India, Pakistan talks to focus on removal of Non Tariff walls. Currently only News print can be exported by road across the border.

  1. Turnover of top global paper merchants of the world:-

  1. Paper Links (Australia) – 4.3 Billion USD

  2. Antalis (France) – 3.5 Billion USD

  3. Papyrus (Sweden) – 2.3 Billion USD

  1. More than one billion smart phones sold in one year globally. More than 200 million Tablets sold in one year. E-books Sales value more than one billion USD in 2013.

  1. Eldorado Brasil sets new Pulp production world records 5156 Tons a Single Day.

Sinarmas Owner Mr Eka Tjipta widjaja

is Indonesia’s Richest man.

I’m very happy to inform the house that we had a very successful visit to Japan in December 2013 first week.

We are planning a trip to South Korea in next Six months. We are trying for appointments with M/s. Moorim Paper Mills, Hansol Paper Mills Etc. Once all things are in place we wish to announce it in AGM at Kolkata.

Thanking you,

Shekar Chandak

Convener

Committee for International Trade – FPTA

REPORT OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE TERM/QUARTER ENDING – 4-6-2018

  1. Names of the Affiliated Associations under your jurisdiction:

RAJASTHAN PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, JAIPUR

INDORE PAPER TRADERS’ ASSOCIATION, INDORE

MAHAKAUSHAL PAPER DEALERS ASSOCIATION, JABALPUR

  1. Whether you have visited any of the Associations during the quarter, if not the reasons.

Due to health concerns, I could not travel and hence, could not attend association meetings.

  1. What are the views of the Associations be it on trade, the functioning of FPTA, Government policies etc.

      1. Trade – The major concerns of trade today include the abrupt and frequent increase in prices by the mills. Credit overdue is also very troubling.

      1. Functioning of FPTAThe functioning of FPTA has become very smooth and effective because of various platforms available now to raise concerns and hold discussions.

      1. Govt. Policies – Coping up with the rules and regulations under the GST regime has been complicated for the traders and the manufacturers but in the long run, return filing and complying with the other rules would be done with much ease.

  1. Whether you are in touch with the President and FPTA

Secretariat regularly

I am in constant touch with the President and the Secretary of FPTA through voice calls and via emails and FPTA Whatsapp group.

  1. Whether you have attended the Managing Committee Meeting of FPTA held during the Quarter and if not the reasons.

I attended the 1st MC meeting held at Chennai and will be attending the meeting to be held at Jaipur on 9th June 2018.

  1. What is your assessment with regard to the functioning of FPTA – whether you have any suggestions which would give a boost to its working.

      1. The FPTA should provide important information regarding GST concerning on its website so that the traders are informed about the constantly changing GST laws.

      2. The FPTA should develop an online helpdesk or grievance cell so as to address traders’ different problems.

      3. The FPTA should provide guidelines for arbitration.

  1. Any other suggestions.

The FPTA mobile application should be more robust and user friendly.

Name and signature of the Vice – President:

KRISHNA KUMAR SHARMA

Vice President – FPTA, Jaipur

REPORT OF COMMITTEE FOR CONSUMER RELATIONS & ARBITRATIONS .

Dear Members,

In the 2 Nd Managing Committee held at Bengaluru , it was decided

And accepted by our members to opt for KYC Form ( Know Your Customer ) ,

In which , the form would contain all the necessary information to be filled by

Our customers. The KYC form would be so implemented in such a way that

No transaction would be carried out unless the KYC format is completed. The

KYC Format is completed and would be sent to all the associations shortly.

Requesting all the members to follow the KYC form and make it Mandatory.

I am also in the process of forming an Arbitration committee where in

There would be an arbitrator from each member association ( Each

Association would send us an name of the representative from their

association ) . As soon as the names are recd, the committee would be

formed and We would send the list the names of the arbitrator along with

their contact Numbers to all the associations which would help each

association to get in touch with the concerned Arbitrator for any grievances.

By forming this committee , we can try to clear any disputes, issues or any

Other matters at our association level but all these matters have to be

Sent through our Federation FPTA office only. Hope members would get

more benefit out of this committee.

I am also insisting all our members to have an consumer meet at their association

Level and to take the maximum benefit out of this meeting. It will be more

Informative and can also sort out many issues between them.

Thanking you

Rajesh Jain

Convenor

Committee for consumer Relations & Arbitrations.

Report of the FPTA GST Committee 2017-18.
To be presented in 3nd MC meeting at Jaipur on 9-10 Jun 2018.

I am pleased to present this report before this august house.

In the last MC meeting held at Bangalore on 6-7 Jan 2018 I had furnished the important details & achievements of GST committee under the esteem guidance of our Respected Shri Satyapal Gupta ji and Shri Balasubramanium ji.

Before the 2rd MC meeting we wrote various letters to all concerned departments and hold numbers of meetings related to GST with Senior Department officers, concerned personalities Shri Sushil Modi ji (Chairman GSTN), Shri Shyam Jauji Ji (National VP-BJP), Shri Manoj Tiwari ji (President Delhi BJP), Shri Arvind Kejriwal ji (Chief Minister Delhi), Shri Manish Sisodia ji (Dy CM and Finance Minister Delhi) and discussed all our GST problems faced by traders. Photo Copies of all the memorandums are given to the office Secretary of FPTA.

In spite of our best efforts the Govt has given only small relief to the traders but no major relief was given.

After the second MC Meeting:

A delegation Under the Chairmanship of Shri Satyapal Gupta ji, Shri Gian Prakash ji, Shri Alok Kumar Gupta and Shri Anil Gupta & I met Shri Manish Sisodia ji Hon’ble (Dy CM and Finance Minister Delhi) and requested for the following relief in GST for traders.

  1. ‘ALL KINDS OF PAPER & BOARD AND ITS PRODUCTS’ under chapter 48 should be brought under one slab that is 12%.

  1. GST council deferred RCM till 31.3.2018, it is requested that RCM should discontinue all together RCM in RCM GSTN holder’s work load increases and government does not get any extra revenue.

  1. GST council enforced E-way bill on sale value of above Rs 50,000/-. From 1st Feb 2018 on Interstate sales and from 1st June 2018 (Intrastate sales). Delhi Govt always trusts its Traders and we appreciate that Delhi Govt never imposed this type of forms. We suggest that the E-way bill should be deferred or if not then it may be applicable on a higher amount of Rs 5 Lakhs or more.

A set of paper and board and its Products under chapter 48 and GST applicable tax 12% and 18% was provided by Sh Anil Gupta General Secretary PMA Delhi to the Dy CM Delhi and he assured us that he will recommend one GST slab of 12% for chapter 48 in GST Council meeting.

Again a delegation Under the Chairmanship of Shri Satyapal Gupta ji, Shri S.K. Goinka ji, Shri Ranjit Bose, Shri Gian Prakash Gupta (President PMA Delhi), & Shri Anil Gupta, Shri Shanti Kumar Jain & I met Shri Piyush Goyal Ji, Hon’ble Union Minister for Rly, Coal & Finance and handed over our memorandum regarding the following problems and requested for appropriate relief for traders.

1. New GST return Form,

2. One chapter one tax,

3. RCM Problem,

4. One chance for correction should be given for Trans 1& 2 forms.

5. Detail of Vehicle Number in Part B of Eway bill is the liability of the transporter thus any penalty for error or omission in filling Part B, should be on transporter.

The whatsapp group of FPTA.

I thankful to Sh Balasubramanum ji, Sh Alok Kumar Gupta & Sh Priyesh Desai ji for sharing latest GST information promptly and regularly.

I thank all our affiliated Associations for their efforts to put-up GST problems from time to time with their State Chief Minister, Finance Minister and local GST Commissioner Etc.

I am grateful to our President Shri Annamalai (Venkat), Secretary Shri Hiren Karia ji and all the Members of the Managing Committee of FPTA for having extended full support on account of their patronage we could able to achieve some results in GST. I assure the house that I shall always do my duty sincerely to archive our goal.

Krishan Mohan Gupta
(Convener) 9810034262 E-mail:   
fpta.gst@gmail.com  spp_476@yahoo.com

CONVENOR REPORT

COMMITTEE FOR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

3 RD MEETING OF MANAGING COMMITTEE AT JAIPUR

ON 9TH JUNE – 10 TH JUNE – 2018.

DTD 06.06.2018

I thank our President Sri Venkat Annamalai for giving me the opportunity to serve FPTA. I would like to share the progress of work & some of the mile stones that my committee has reached during the year.

  • The list of members of all the 35 association affiliated to FPTA has been updated on our App.

  • As on date the total no of members is 5042. We are regularly uploading the news, events & activities of all the affiliated associations on – WHATS APP, WEBSITE & FPTA INDIA APP. Government circulars, notifications, newspaper articles related to paper trade are also updated on App.

  • The most heartening thing is that our members are using the App for business inquires. In a single click they have all the information about material available of paper in various categories.

  • At present only three advertisements are on our App with an income of Rs 85000 /- for six month and renewal Rs 60000/- + GST total Rs 145000/- to FPTA – we thank to the members who have contributed for the App advertisement. I feel our members are not utilizing this opportunity. I seek your cooperation by giving more advts not only to help FPTA, but also to get recognition all over. – ONE NATION ONE PLATFORM should be our motto.

  • I suggest to make a corporate style video of around 3 to 5 minutes duration about our FPTA with detail of our activities, mission, vision etc. The same can be uploaded on YOU TUBE & other social media.

  • The total no of members who have downloaded on our App is approx. 1300. I request all the affiliated associations to educate their members about our App so that at our 57th AGM & CONFERENCE at Kolkata we reach our target of 100 %. Till now our total download on Android 1286 & on i phone 2790 i.e. total 4076, Android rating 89 & reviews with over all 4.72 stars out of 5.

  • We are getting appreciations not only from our members, but also from outside, one of such mail of appreciation we received from a non-member from, PATIALA …..”The App being operated by FPTA appears to be very well planned & is indeed a very good effort towards making paper trade more system & technology driven. Please accept my compliments & best wishes.

Last but not the least, I thank all my team members for their relentless efforts & help. A special thanks to our Past President Shri Balasubramanian to send regular news to update on App.

WITH MORE INFORMATION SEE YOU AT KOLKATTA. YOUR SUGGESTION ALWAYS HELP US TO IMPROVE UPON.

WITH REGARDS

NIRMAL KUHAD

CONVENOR OF WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA.

Convener Report

Committee for International Trade 2017-18 At

3rd Managing Committee meeting of FPTA

to be held at JAIPUR on 8th& 9th June-2018

I thank our President for nominating me for this post and thank my team members for cooperating with me throughout the term towards fulfilling my duty as Convenor – Committee for International Trade.

Since mid 2017, China has shut down several plants due to lack of environment compliance. And recently as a part of anti-foreign dumping campaign China has banned Imports of several grades of waste paper. This has led to shutdown of Chinese plants that produce from waste paper (recycle paper) and increased the demand for wood pulp (natural fibre), other material from which paper can be produced. Countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and Chile which are major pulp exporters have now diverted all their pulp towards China at a much higher price thus leading to sharp rise in the end products.

Global Scenario for Paper & Board industry is generally upswing and Prices are upswing since past 4 months. Most of the mills have increased prices around 100 to 150 USD per ton in 2018.

  1. International Market for Pulp, Paper & Printing are on upswing, Most of the prices are moving up since past 4 months.

Current Average Rates:

Soft wood pulp – 850 to 900 US $

Hard Wood Pulp – 800 to 850 US $

Waste Paper Average – Brown – 275 US $

– White – 475 US $

India Imports nearly – 2.3 Million Tons of Waste Paper.

Coated Paper – 820 to 875 US $

Wood free Paper – 850 to 900 US $

Copier – 900 to 950 US $

Newsprint – 650 to 700 US $

US $ – is stable &currently around 67.00 INR

  1. India’s yearly

Exports of Paper & Boards – 0.5 Million Tons

Imports of Paper & Boards – 2.0 Million Tons

Newsprint Imports – 1.5 Million Tons

  1. Japan’s Nippon Paper to Acquire Plus Paper Food Pac, India. Purchasing all outstanding shares in Indian Company will give the Japanese company its first manufacturing and marketing base in the sub continent.

  1. Happy to inform you that we had a very successful trip to Vietnam from4th Feb to 11th Feb 2018. We had 45 members from All India namely Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Vijayawada, Indore, Meerut, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Salem, Karur, Baroda Etc.

 

 

 

Day 1: on 5th Feb:

We had meeting at our hotel with officials of Vietnam Pulp & Paper Manufacturers Association. Officials from VPPA – addressed us about the complete scenario of Vietnam Paper Industry and welcomed us to Import & Export to Vietnam. Some officials invited us to visit their plants, which we had not planned in our itenery. Vietnam Imports nearly 1.9 Million tons of paper & board annually. Vietnam Exports around 2lakh tons of paper. Per Capita consumption is around 40 Kgs.

Anhoa Mills: Officials From Anhoa Paper Mills had come with full presentation & Samples and they are exporting to India.

We had officials from Ministry of Investments – Vietnam, who assured us of all help for any requirements in Vietnam.

Post lunch we proceeded to our mill visit:- Bai Bang Paper Company – A Government of Vietnam owned mills gave us very good welcome & showed around the mills. They export only after meeting the local demand.

Day 3: We departed to the world famous Ho Long Bay and had our private Cruise.

Day 4: We flew to Ho – Cho Min City from Hanoi.

Day 5: We visited 2 small paper mills and then we had meeting with the officials of Association who briefed us about the complete industry and the activities of the Association. They shared with us all the data about Vietnam Industry.

Day 6: Highlight of the tour. We had a very fruitful meeting with Consul General of India – Dr. K. Srikar Reddy – Saigaon, Vietnam

The meeting was arranged in a Five Star Hotel Sheraton, Saigaon and they had invited.

  1. Vice Chairman of Vietnam Paper & Pulp Association.

  1. Vice Chairman of Vietnam Packaging Association.

 

  1. Chairman of INCHAM – Indian Chamber of Commerce Hochimin

  1. Officials from the Vietnam Ministry etc.

It was a very systematic world class meeting, we all had Headphone with language convertors and all welcomed us to Vietnam to do business and explore the oppurtunities. The Open House section was very informative & fruitful. Total gathering was 100+ and all cost was borne by Consul General of India, Saigaon. Our meeting was covered by press & media & it came in local newspapers.

Day 7: We visited the corporate office of Saigon Paper Mills and had very good interaction with the mill officials and they are very keen to do business in India.

Over all a very fantastic tour with quality networking & amazing experience of Vietnam.

  1. The CAGR growth in import of paper from Asian countries is around 34 percent per year in last six years. The imports are rising because of FTA that allows the trade at zero duty. In the last six years, Imports have risen at a CAGR of 15.8 percent in value terms ( from Rs: 3411 Crore in 2010-11 to Rs: 8,237 Crore in 2016 -17) and 17.6 percent in volume terms ( from 0.54 million tonnes in 2010-11 to 1.42 million tonnes in 2016-17).

  1. Since May 2017, China ceased granting import quota of paper recovered as raw material for production. This has made paper mills in China shortage of raw materials and the Chinese market is lacking in packaging paper seriously. As a result, the price of paper for packaging and paper packaging has risen daily in China.

  1. India has initiated an anti- dumping probe into imports of a certain kind of paper from Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore following complaints from some domestic companies. The West Coast Paper Mills, Tamil Nadu Newsprint, Papers Ltd, Ballarpur Industries and JK Paper had filed an application before the Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for initiation of anti-dumping investigation into imports of uncoated paper from the three countries.

The DGAD in a notification said it has found “sufficient prima facie evidence” of dumping of such paper from these countries. This paper is used as a photocopy or copy paper. The move is aimed at protecting domestic players in the sector against cheap imports. “The authority hereby initiates an investigation into the alleged dumping, and consequent injury to the domestic industry,” it said.

In the probe, it would determine the existence and effect of the alleged dumping and recommend the amount of anti- dumping duty, which if levied, would be adequate to remove the injury to the domestic industry, it added. The period of probe would be April 2016 to June 2017 (15 months) for the purpose of present investigations. We at FPTA always support free & fair trade practices.

  1. Custom Duty Charges from 1st January 2018.

South Korea – 0 %, Japan – 2.8 %, China – 10 % , Indonesia & Thailand – 0 %, Vietnam – 0%.

Thanking you,

Shekar Chandak

Convener

Committee for International Trade – FPTA

Second Report of the Public Awareness Committee of FPTA, 2017-2018

Dear Members,

First of all, I would like to appreciate each and every one of you who are regularly promoting Paper. I would also like to appreciate our President and others involved in the preparations of Celebration of “Paper Day” on 1st August.

On 1st March, we received an Audio clip of Central Govt Cabinet Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, wherein he was suggesting people to go digital and reduce Paper Usage. This clip was received from IPMA General Secretary. IPMA gave in writing to the Minister – stating that Paper is bio-degradable, renewable, recyclable and sustainable made from Planted trees. IPMA requested us also to take up the matter with the concerned Minister as they knew that Dr Harsh Vardhan was Chief Guest at our function for the announcement of 1st August as Paper Day, at Paper Ex, New Delhi on 1st Nov 2017. I thank FPTA Secretariat for writing to the Cabinet Minister on the same subject.

There have been many instances recently wherein many Organisations (Government & Private) have started using Paper – directly or indirectly. Like, UIDAI released a statement that Plastic or PVC Aadhar cards will not be valid. Instead use Paper to Printing your Aadhar card. Recently Telangana IT Minister Mr K T Rama Rao (who is also Chief Minister’s son) rejected a flower bouquet as the same was wrapped in Plastic. Telangana Govt is taking steps towards Plastic free State, which will increase the use of Paper and Paper Products. Likewise, many Governments have released ads on 5th June – World Environment Day – stating to stop using Plastics and use recyclable products like Paper. Telangana Govt’s tagline was – If you can’t reuse it, refuse it.

Friends, I have been requesting from past three years that for creating Public Awareness about usage of Paper, we should first start from our home, our business. Please use Paper Visiting cards and not plastic ones. Please educate your family, friends about the myths about Paper and let them know that it’s good to us Paper. Very good information about Paper being bio-degradable is being also shared on our WhatsApp group. I suggest all the members should copy the same and forward to your other groups, so that your friends and family are updated against the myth about Paper. Members, it’s moral responsibility of all of us to create awareness and promote the usage of Paper.

Appreciations to various Associations (like Indore, Telangana, Kolkata to name a few, etc) for distributing Notebooks to the needy with Printed Matter promoting Paper

I would like to thank our Past President Sri C Balasubramanian and his son Deepak for coming up with beautiful idea of “My Stamp” postal stamp. FPTA can issue my stamp with logo of Paper Day, in co-ordination with the Indian Postal Department & local Philatelic Bureaus.

I have suggested to the President and other office bearers – since this is the first time we will be celebrating 1st August as Paper Day, we would like to have one name from each of the 35 Associations, who would report back to FPTA, as to how they have celebrated Paper Day in their City. Our President has been kind enough to float an idea of awarding the Association which reports the most innovative way in which they have celebrated Paper Day on 1st August. Looking forward for full co-operation from all 35 Associations in this endeavour.

With best regards,

Ravi Kumar Rathi

Convenor – Public Awareness Committee

Federation of Paper Traders’ Associations of India.

REPORT OF SUBHRAJIT KUNDU, VICE PRESIDENT, FPTA.

Period – August 2017 to 2nd. June, 2018.

  1. Names of the affiliated associations under my jurisdiction.

  1. Calcutta Paper Traders’ Association, Kolkata.

  2. West Bengal Paper Traders’ Association, West Bengal.

  3. Bihar Paper Merchants’ Association, Patna.

  4. Orissa Paper Dealers’ Association, Cuttack.

  5. Chattishgarh Paper Traders’ Association, Raipur.

  6. Raigarh Paper Traders’ Association, Raigarh.

  1. Visit to Associations.

  1. I hosted Sri A. Annamalai ,President, FPTA, when he visited Kolkata on 9th. September, 2017 on the occasion of 99th. AGM of Calcutta Paper Traders’ Association.

  2. On the same evening , few members of West Bengal Paper Traders’ Association met Mr. President over dinner.

  3. Accompanied our President for the visit to Chattishgarh Paper Traders’ Association, Raipur, on 13th. March,2018.

  4. Met members of Raigarh Paper Traders’ Association on 14th. March, 2018. along with our President Sri A. Annamalai (Venkat).

  5. Visited Bihar Paper Merchants’ Association, Patna on 14th. May, 2018 to have a luncheon meeting with their members and the President Mr. Venkat.

  6. Though not under my supervision, I accompanied Mr. President on his visit to Varanasi to meet the members of Kashi Kagaj Vyavsayi Samiti on 15th. May 2018 evening. I am indebted to members of the local association and Sri Vijay Bansal, the deputed Vice President of FPTA who accommodated me in their meeting.

  7. I am in touch with Sri Dipak Modi, secretary of Orissa Paper Dealers’ Association to organize a meeting. According to him The Association in almost defunct for quite a long period of time. It has to be revived.

  1. Views of Associations on trade , functioning of FPTA , Government policies.

  1. Regarding trade the members are trying to adjust with the rising prices and shortage in supply though there is no big jump in demand.

  2. Regarding the FPTA the members of the smaller associations feel themselves to be 2nd. Class citizens in the Federation. Though they get all the support from the parent body they are hesitant to raise their voice.

  3. The members in general are trying to adjust themselves with the GST regime. They are more apprehensive of the impending intra state e-way bill system as it will affect all the members in general.

  1. In touch with the President and the Secretariat.

I am in constant touch with the President almost on weekly basis. Participated in all the con-calls barring a couple. I contact the Secretariat as and when necessary.

  1. Meetings of the Managing Committee members.

  1. I was present for the 1st. meeting held at Chennai.

  2. Attended the 2nd. meeting at Bengaluru on 6th. & 7th. January, 2018.

  3. Scheduled for the 3rd. meeting at Jaipur to be held on 9th. & 10th. June 2018.

  1. Suggestions to FPTA

All the Associations members who attended the different meetings highly appreciated the idea of Paper Day to be celebrated on 1st. August from this year onwards. They have been informed about the three topics and the level of students they are meant for. To make this programme an all India success some sort of back up from Federation level is necessary. It may be by way of power point presentation, posters, videos or anything else. To reach to the targeted students the management and the teachers are to be convinced first.

  1. Any other matter.

All the associations I have visited except my home town fall in the Hindi speaking belt. They all expressed that if the circulars of FPTA can also be sent in Hindi version. In my opinion if there is no logistic difficulty or extra burden on expenditure it can be tried out at least on trial basis.

They have also suggested that since they find deliberations in English difficult to comprehend, if synopsis of the same can be delivered in Hindi immediately after the speaker has spoken.

REPORT OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE TERM/QUARTER ENDING

  1. Names of the Affiliated Associations under your jurisdiction:

The Paper Traders’ Association, Mumbai

The Pune Paper Traders’ Association, Pune

Paper Merchants’ Association, Surat

The Paper Traders’ Association, Nagpur

  1. Whether you have visited any of the Associations during the quarter, if not the reasons.

PUNE: Visited Pune Association on 16-09-17 along with our President Shri A. Annamalai [ Venkat ] along with PTA – Mumbai President Shri Mehul Mehta.

It was pleasant site to see more youngsters in Pune Association which is a Healthy sign. Pune Association is having app. 75 members and they are trying to bring under them more members from surrounding places.

It is the same old story of competition and less margins due to which new Generation is not interested in joining our Paper Trade.

One good news is that Pune Association members are charging overdue interest and collecting it from their customers and they strictly adhere to it.

Our President explained them the need to get together and fight as one family where needed.

SURAT: My second visit was on 11-11-2017 to Surat Association along with President Shri Venkat and Hon. Secretary Shri Hiren Karia.

eyes to see many youngsters / second generation joining the family trade. The event was well attended by family members of It was treat to the all members. Members of Surat Association seconded the suggestion of Mumbai Association to have a Pan India Grievance Redressal Committee.

NAGPUR : My third visit was on 12-03-2018 to Nagpur Association along

With President Shri Venkat

It was treat to the eyes to see many youngsters / second generation joining the family trade. The event was well attended by. Members of Nagpur Association & senior member attuned meeting

Members remember “ Unless we develop self-respect, we will remain under someone else’s foot”

Mumbai: My Home Association.

Mumbai is having a young and vibrant Managing Committee and my role is guiding the young team to achieve their targets. Our Association is regularly keeping knowledge seminars for the benefit of Members.

Regularly in contact over Phone with Associations under my Jurisdiction.

Looking after day to day working of FPTA office along with Hon. Secretary and Executive Secretary.

c. What are the views of the Associations be it on trade, the functioning of FPTA, Government policies etc.

The associations under my jurisdiction are doing well and are active. They have aligned themselves with FPTA. The common issues of the Association with respect to the trade is that of bad debts, long credit terms and over dues, frequent price increases being announced by Paper Mills

With implementation of GST members were facing difficulties in filing various returns in the beginning but it seems they are settling with it. The recent volatile situation of Foreign Currency is hitting margins still further.


d. Whether you are in touch with the President and FPTA Secretariat regularly.

I am in regular touch with the President over phone and by mail


e. Whether you have attended the Managing Committee Meeting of FPTA held during the Quarter and if not the reasons.

I have attended both the AGM and First Managing Committee meeting at Cheenai.

I have attended the Second Managing Committee at Bengaluru and the following have attend from my Jurisdiction Mumbai – 10 + 2 PP, Surat – 2, Pune – 2, Nagpur – 4.


f. What is your assessment with regard to the functioning of FPTA – whether you have any suggestions which would give a boost to its working.

Regular interaction between Secretariat and affiliated Associations and monthly reports should be exchanged which will help in strengthening both FPTA and affiliated Associations.

The President/Secretary of all the affiliated Association should circulate all the information with their local members and send their feed back to FPTA secretariat. The details so collected may be made in a report form and read/circulated in the AGM for the awareness of all the delegates.

All Associations must be motivated to carry out the program of FPTA and with the launching of WEB site service we will be updated of any event immediately.

g. Any other suggestions. 

All Associations to keep their Vice President informed about all their activities.

Name and signature of the Vice – President: Dhiraj D. Karia Vice President, FPTA – Mumbai.

REPORT OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE TERM/QUARTER ENDING – 4-6-2018

  1. Names of the Affiliated Associations under your jurisdiction:

PAPER MERCHANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH.

THE MADRAS PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, CHENNAI

THE KARNATAKA PAPER MERCHANTS AND STATIONERY ASSOCIATION, BANGALURU

TELANGANA PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, SECUNDRABAD

KERALA PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, KOCHI

  1. Whether you have visited any of the Associations during the quarter, if not the reasons.

Participated in Managing Committee meeting of PAPER MERCHANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH.

In last quarter Visited following associations.

PAPER MERCHANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH.

THE MADRAS PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, CHENNAI

TELANGANA PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, SECUNDRABAD

THE KARNATAKA PAPER MERCHANTS AND STATIONERY ASSOCIATION, BANGALURU

Could not attend kerala paper traders association, kochi. Our President and Bala sir visited kpta. With crucial efforts of bala sir kpta new body form and slowly activities started. They will participate in our AGM at kolkatta. I am in regular touch with new body. They said will do program on paper day on 1st August.

  1. What are the views of the Associations be it on trade, the functioning of FPTA, Government policies etc.

Trade : This quarter our trade was at peak. Every mill increased their prices and done full supplies. Due to pulp and usd, imports of copier and woodfree paper was badly effected leads to demand for local products. Art paper season went well. Newsprint supplies are very tiet and it is running on cash and carry terms. Requirement of kraft paper growing. Krishna tissue started supplying kraft. Tnpl and itc board done good supplies of Duplex board. Cup stock market demand increased. Local mills not able to meet demand.

Trade recovering with the effect of GST and demonetization. Tran 1 returns submitted and got credit of same and utilized. Tran 2 is still under problem. Ewaybill become part of business. Practical problems are coming in submission of GST returns.

On one hand mills are increasing their prices but not getting support in the market. Traders not showing interest in holding material in godown. Reducing the price and disposing off the material.

FPTA functioning :These days we can feel the functioning of fpta by way of watsup, mobile app, mails etc. Office bearers monthly meeting by way of broadcast is excellent and we are sharing every scenarios.

Government policies : Government policies on GST return require review. For ewaybills more relaxation require. For technical issues also huge penalties are there in GST regime and it should be abolish.

  1. Whether you are in touch with the President and FPTA

Secretariat regularly.

Regularly in touch with our president. As and when needed talking to fpta secretariat.

Our president is the Chief guest at Annual General Meeting of PAPER MERCHANTS WELFARE ASSOCIATION, ANDHRA PRADESH going to held on 5th Aug 2018 in Vijayawada.

e. Whether you have attended the Managing Committee Meeting of FPTA held during the Quarter and if not the reasons.

First mc meeting was attended in Chennai.

Second mc meeting was attended in bangaluru.

Third mc meeting going to attend in jaipur.

  1. What is your assessment with regard to the functioning of FPTA – whether you have any suggestions which would give a boost to its working.

Guidelines require to vice presidents for effective working of fpta. In our meetings we take certain issues and decides let vice president do follow up for the same. Let such details be given to Vice presidents in writing so that we can work on the same effectively.

Guidelines require for arbitration. Let fpta prepare booklet and circulate among pta for implementation of same.

g. Any other suggestions. 

Fpta should create GST help desk. Members will share his problems with them and it should be resolve in shortest time.

Let mobile app be more effective in the manner that we get interest to see on daily basis. Correction of data be given to PTA.

More guidelines require to send to pta for conducting of PAPER DAY program at every association.

Let fpta issue guidelines to PTA for awareness of paper among public. Implimentation of same be check at regular intervals.

Name and signature of the Vice – President:

MADHU SUDAN BANG

PAPER MERCHANTS’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION

ANDHRA PRADESH