Reports

REPORT OF VICE PRESIDENT DIPESH LADDHA
FROM BARODA PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION FROM 7.1.2017 TO 30.4.2017
Under my jurisdiction, I have been allotted to coordinate with the following association:
a. Paper Merchant Association, Ahmedabad.
b. The Paper Merchant Association, Rajkot.
c. Baroda Paper Traders Association, Baroda.
d. Paper Merchant Association, Surat.
e. Indore Paper Traders Association, Indore.
• Since the 2ND Managing Committee Meeting held at Ahmedabad – apprised the
Members of the association on the new development at FPTA & the importance
of the process “Know Your Customer” in our Industry.
• Was a part of the delegate from 19th January to 21st January, 2017 with 25 other
delegates participating in Sheshasayee Paper & Boards Ltd., Erode. Alongwith Mr
Venkat from Chennai – on behalf of FPTA we facilitated Mr Gopalaratnam –
Chairman Sheshasayee Paper & Boards Ltd., Erode.
• Was also the part of delegation visited South Korea along 45 members of Paper
Traders Fraternity for the International Study Tour conducted every year for the
FPTA Members.
• Alongwith FPTA President Shri Samjibhai Karia – was present for the
inauguration of Paper Expo 2017 held at Ahmedabad on 10th March, 2017.
Alongwith President there were other dignitaries from Ahmedabad who were
present for the inauguration.
• Continuously in touch with all the Association falling under my regime with their
respective presidents & also persuading their maximum participation of
Committee Members in the FPTA meetings.
• Have been continuously in touch with the President FPTA – for some unforeseen
circumstances the meeting at Surat Association could not be conducted as
planned and the meetings with the President to Surat, Rajkot, Baroda & Indore is
scheduled to be conducted in May & June.
• My visit to Paper Merchant Association Ahmedabad is very frequent and we are
closely monitoring the upswing of the prices of the Mills – the local demand and
the mills financial performances in our region.
Thank You,
Sincerely,
Dipesh Laddha

REPORT PRESENTED BY VICE PRESIDENT SHRI RAMESH CHAND JAIN IN THE KANPUR MEETING ON 29TH OF APRIL 2017

 

I, Ramesh Chand Jain, Vice President FPTA from Paper Merchant Association, Delhi is in consistent touch with the associations surrounding Delhi whose responsibilities were deputed to me.

There have been lots of discussions and uncertainties regarding the rules and regulations of GST.  But we have been trying our level best to give Paper Merchants all the information which will help them understand the concept of GST.

Our Hon’ble Sh Satpal Guptaji former President FPTA and PMA (Delhi) had also published a book on paper green help us understand the making of paper & giving information regarding the environment friendly manufacturing of Paper.

We invited Sh Shamji Karia to attend a meeting with the Paper Merchants in Noida and Meerut(U.P.) and were graced by his presence in the meeting.  The meeting went in a cordial atmosphere and followed discussions on GST, Market Situation, Payment issues of consumers and the rates increased by various Mills.

It is also worth mentioning that in the last few months paper prices have increased by 25% approximately. Though we can understand that rising input cost has forced paper mills to increase paper prices globally.  But it had been a tough task for us to interpret the situation to our customers.

In the end, I can say that I am putting all my efforts to coordinate with the association and bringing forth what is best for our market as well as for our Paper Traders.

 

Thanks & Regards

 

 

Ramesh Chand Jain

(Vice President, FPTA)

Jain Enterprises

2380, Chatta Shahji,

Chawri Bazar, Delhi-110006

Mob. No. 9871722581

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY REPORT OF VICE PRESIDENT

I was elected as the Vice President of FPTA and allocated to co-ordinate the following trade associations:

  • WEST BENGAL PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, HOWRAH
  • THE PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, NAGPUR
  • CHHATISGARH PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, RAIPUR
  • BILASPUR ZONE PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION, RAIGARH

Holi get-together was successfully organized on 11th March, 2017 at WBPTA office and duly attended by me. I had also participated in Baisakhi Adda get-together held by CPTA on 26th April, 2017.

Joint Recovery Cell (JRC) was formed together by members of CPTA & WBPTA to recover bad debts from the local market. I am in the Core Committee and deeply involved into the various activities and movement under JRC.

I am encouraging affiliated associations to take active participation in the association activities.

I have participated in all the Executive Committee Meetings and other social activities of the association from time to time.

 

 

Hari Prasad Goenka

(Vice President – FPTA)

National Sales Syndicate

78, Bentinck Street,

Shree Krishna Chambers,

Block B, 5th Floor,

Kolkata – 700001

Mobile: 9830036349

 

 

 

 

Report of Vice – President for the Quarter Ending

 

Our FPTA President Shri Shamji Karia has requested me to co-ordinate the activities of the following Associations:

 

  • Karnataka Paper Merchants & Stationery Association
  • Salem Paper & Allied Traders Association
  • Paper & Allied Merchants Association Coimbatore
  • Erode Dist. Paper & Stationery Association
  • Kerala Paper Traders Association, Cochin

 

I am actively involved in administrative activates of my Home Association.

 

We are actively tacking part in GST seminal meeting conducted by FKCCI.

 

We are regularly conducting social activates and distributing school uniform, education aids recently we have donated mini floor mill to kidwai cancer institute.

 

I am in constant touch with affiliated association, & with FPTA.

 

I am planning to call our beloved president Shri Samaji Karia to visit all association in the south before the AGM, particular Bangalore, Salem, Coimbatore, Erode & Cochin which are under my Jurisdiction.

 

As per guideline and suggestion given from the secretary Mr.Hiren Kariaji to bring more Assoction under FPTA belt, I any  putting all efforts to bring one more Assoction Hubli to our family, for which I need the assistance from the secretariat as well as president of FPTA & KPMSA

 

Further, it is pride & proud to say that our Assoction KPMSA is regularly attending in full strength during AGM and M.C.Meeting conducted by FPTA. I also wish to mention here that I have attended all the AGM conducted by FPTA & M.C.Meeting from 1984-85 for last 30years without a break.

 

 

With Warm Regards.

 

B.UTHAM CHAND JAIN

Shanthi Brothers

Kolar Gold Fields – 563122

Mobil.098452-75745

E-mail: – thesoutherntraders@rediffmail.com

 

Convener Report

 

Committee for International Trade 2016-17 At 3rd  M.C Meeting of FPTA  to be held at KANPUR on 30th April  – 2017

 

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.

 

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  USD per ton in 2017.

 

Import of Copier, Woodfree from Indonesia & Thailand at zero duty on regular basis is coming on a big way to Indian markets. On an average both countries are supplying around 5000 tons per month in southern & western India market.

 

  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                                          – 675 US $

Hard Wood Pulp                                      – 670 US $

Waste Paper Average –        Brown        – 275 US $

                                –          White         – 475 US $

        India Imports nearly – 2.3 Million Tons of Waste Paper.

Coated Paper                                                     – 750 to 800 US $

Wood free Paper                                                – 800 to 850 US $

Copier                                                                 – 850 to 900 US $

Newsprint                                                  -550 US $

US $ – is stable &currently around 64.00 INR

 

  1. India’s yearly

 Exports of Paper & Boards                    – 0.5 Million Tons

Imports of Paper & Boards                       – 2.3 Million Tons+

Newsprint Imports                     – 1.5 Million Tons

  1. App New OKI Pulp Mill Indonesia is 3 Billion dollar Investment facility with a capacity of 2.8 Million tons of Pulp per yearhas started production from April – 2017.

 

  1. Import of Paper excluding Newsprint was 12350 Crores 2014-15 compared to 7152 in 2010-11. Imports from China was 1500 Crores in FY 14-15 around 18%. In past four years due to zero duty paper Import has grown at a compounded annual rate of 18%. Chinese mills capacity utilisation is around 75 % now. Indian Paper mills have approached Government for safeguard duty which right now has not been accepted by Government.

 

  1. By 2024 Paper Board packaging market to touch USD 230 Billion. This segment is estimated to be growing at CAGR 7.2 % between 2016 to 2024. Currently the market is 130 billion dollars.

 

  1. Duty Charges from 1st January 2017.

South Korea –  0 %,  Japan – 5.0 %, China  – 10 % , Indonesia & Thailand – 0 %.

 

  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. 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 2015. Future is in Digital & Nano technology in printing. India print market is around 20 billion dollars.

                      

  1. More than 1.5 billion smart phones sold in one year globally more than 300 million tablets sold in One year. E- Books sales value more than one billion USD in 2015.

 

  1. China – Shandong Tranlin is investing in USA for new mills for tree free paper.

 

          Happy to inform you that we had a very successful trip of Seoul, South Korea in first week of March 2017. There were total 45 delegates from All India namely Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Sivakasi etc.

 

 

1st Day: Visit to Hansol – Janghang Mills :-

 

 

                       

 

 

          They have total 3 Machines and 2 Coaters produce – woodfree, Coated Paper & Thermal Paper total production7 lakh tons per annum.  We were given a detailed presentation and a complete mill visit to all the machines of the mills.

 

          Mr. Rajiv Dhar of Vital Solutions who had arranged for the mill visit flew down Singapore with his team & for our arrangements. Mill gave us wonderful reception & welcome.

 

4th Day:Visit to Cheonan Mill – Hansol Group, Kleannara Paper Mills

 

                      

 

                  

 

        

 

          Morning first visited Cheonan Mill – Hansol Group. They specialize in producing only special papers like Thermal Paper, Carbonless Paper, Colour inject Paper, Coloured wood free etc. They have three machines & three coaters.

 

          It was wonderful experience to all the delegates to see to many special varieties produced in a single location. This visit was arranged by Sona Papers – Delhi  

 

          After that we had a wonderful Korean Lunch and proceed to next mill : Kleannara Paper Mills.

 

        

 

     

 

          This was the highlight of the whole tour and we were amazed by their welcome & professional arrangements.

         

          World class production capacities of total 520000 tons. They produce personal care products like bathroom tissues, baby diapers, female hygiene products etc. Paper Division produces white paper boards & tissue paper.

 

          It was a first time experience for all of us to see paper conversion unit of such a big size in details and the paper division.

 

          This mill does not export to India, but we were amazed by their hospitality, arrangements & respect showed on the whole group. We all returned from this mill with great memories & gifts.

 

Day 5:-

      

 

         

 

          Morning we visited the Indian Embassy at Seoul, where we were officially welcomed and addressed by Upender Singh Rawat – Minister & Deputy chief of Mission & he was joined by Sockjoong Yoon- Secretary General, Indian chamber of Commerce in Korea.

 

          They explained in detail to us about the business oppurtunities in Korea and assured us of all help & support in any business area. It was a very emotional moment for all the delegates at Indian Embassy.

 

Afternoon was  our last official assignment – Meeting with Korea Paper Manufacturers Association –KPMA Office bearers & members at Moorim head quarters. They were represented by their Chairman, Secretary and officials of the mills namely:-

 

  1. Moorim Mills Ltd Asia Paper     3.Sam Wha Paper
  2. Hankuk Paper           Kleanara Paper

 

 

     

 

We had very good exchange of Information & Interaction with all the mills top officials and they expressed happiness over all Initiatives & welcomed us to start business relationship with them.  KPMA had arranged for our Kleanara Paper Mill visit.

 

     Overall it was life time memorable trip to South korea with a pleasant climate, Sight Seeing, Visited Samsung Innovation Museum & wonderful business experience. I thank all the delegates for all the cooperation.

 

     

 

    

 

 

Thanking you,  

Shekar Chandak

Convener

Committee for International Trade – FPTA

April 27, 2017.

From:
Gopal Saha

Vice President

F P T A

 

Sub. :Activity Report till 31-03-2017

I was elected as the Vice President of FPTA on 24.09.2016. Under my jurisdiction, there were following associations :

  • Calcutta Paper Traders Association
  • Bihar Paper Merchant Association
  • Orissa Paper Dealers’ Association
  • Mahakaushal Paper Dealers’ Association

I was actively involved in different social as well as administrative activities and fulfilled all the responsibilities vested upon me from time to time by local associations related to paper trade, details of which are as follows :

  1. After coming back from 2nd M C meeting of FPTA , I have updated to our local traders about the information received from FPTA regarding GST to different business sessions.

 

  1. One special meeting was organised at the executive committee meeting of my home association CPTA immediately after last M C meeting where I interacted with the members on present as well as future market scenario.

 

  1. Attended the deferent business association meeting  and delivered my speech on behalf of FPTA.

 

  1. Participated in Holi & Baishaki adda get-together of CPTA & WBPTA at their office.

 

  1. I had a constant touch with other affiliated associations as and when required and motivated them to participate in the MC meeting & conference of FPTA.

 

  1. I am deeply involved into the various activities and movement under JOINT RECOVERY CELL which has been formed jointly with the members of CPTA & WBPTA to recover bad debts from the market.

 

 

  1. On behalf of FPTA, I participated in the inaugural ceremony of Trade Fair organised by Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry held on 23rd December 2016.

 

  1. I am planning to invite our honourable FPTA President to the affiliated associations under my jurisdiction after the 3rd M C meeting.

 

  1. I am also planning to meet with Sales Tax Commissioner regarding GST within a short period.

 

 

Regards,

Gopal Saha

Vice President

REPORT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT A. ANNAMALAI (VENKAT) FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY TO MARCH 2017

 

THE 9TH SHORT TERM COURSE ON PULP AND PAPER WAS ORGANISED AT SESHASAYEE PAPER AND BOARDS LTD., ERODE BETWEEN 19TH AND 21ST JANUARY 2017. ABOUT 25 MEMBERS FROM ALL OVER INDIA PARTICIPATED IN THIS TRAINING SESSION AND WERE IMMENSELY BENFITTED.

ALL THE 9 COURSES CONDUCTED SO FAR HAS BEEN CO ORDINATED BY ME UNDER THE BANNER OF FPTA AND MPMA.

 

THE AFFILIATE ASSOCIATIONS ASSIGNED TO ME ARE

  1. THE MADRAS PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
  2. THE SIVAKASI PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
  3. MADURAI PAPER TRADERS ASSOCIATION
  4. TRICHIRAPALLI DISTRICT KAGITHA VANIGARKAL NALA SANGAM

 

ALL THE ABOVE ASSOCIATIONS ARE VERY ACTIVE AND RENDERING THE REQUIRED SERVICES TO THEIR MEMBERS.  I AM IN REGULAR TOUCH WITH THE OFFICE BEARERS OF THE ASSOICATIONS. 

THE BRIEF REPORT OF THE  ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATIONS  ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

TRICHIRAPALLI DISTRICT KAGITHA VANIGARKAL NALA SANGAM

 

  1. ON JANUARY  20 TH WE CONDUCTED   GST  BRIEF TO  ALL OUR DEALERS  WITH  THE HELP  OF AUDITOR  BADRINATH

2.JANUARY 20 TH, FEBRUARY 17,  MARCH -23 RD WE CONDUCTED CREDIT LIMIT AWARENESS  FOR OUR MEMBERS

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE OFFICE BEARERS HAVE BEEN HELD DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2017.

 

 

THE MADRAS PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION

 

Mr. A. Natesan, Mr. Sekar Chandak FPTA Past President, Mr. A. Annamalai (Venkat), FPTA Vice President & Mr. P. Rajesh Jain FPTA M.C. Member   attended the  FPTA 2nd M.C. Meeting at Ahmedabad held on 7th & 8th Jan’17

 

A meeting on GST Enrollment was held on 11th January 2017. Mr. Nagaraju Deputy Commissioner Commercial taxes, Government of Tamil Nadu made a ppt and clarified the doubts of members. The meeting was well attended by the members.

 

 

A memorandum was given to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu requesting GST on paper and paper products to be under 5% GST

 

FPTA along with MPMA  organized the 9th Short term course on pulp and paper manufacturing. The course was conducted at the SESHASAYEE PAPER AND BOARDS LTD., factory in Pallipalayam, Erode, between 19th Jan’17 to 21st Jan’17.  25 members participated from all over India.

 

Our National flag was unfurled on the occasion of the Republic Day at our Association premises on 26th January 2017.  Mr. A. Natesan hoisted the National flag . Around 30 members  participated. Sweet distributed to all members.

 

 

 

A  Mill Visit  to TNPL, (Board Unit) plant at Manaparai was organized in which 35 members participated. It was a mind blowing experience to see the giant machine produce world class boards.  Members were taken around their lab wherein the importance of the various parameters of paper were explained to Members.

 

      5th Managing Committee Meeting was held on Wednesday 22-02-2017

     at our Association premises, following subject were discussed.

  1. Review of TNPL Mill visit & Kodaikanal tour.
  2. FPTA 56th AGM/Conference to be hosted by our Association.

 

 

6th Managing committee meeting was held on 11th March 2017.  Various committees formed for the 56th AGM and Conclave presented the developments in their committees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIVAKASI PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCATION

A training programme for  members and their accountants for signing up for GST was organized.  Mr.EsakkiRaj from Commercial Tax dept explained the process of enrolment under GST

Three MC members attended the 2nd MC meeting held at Ahmedabad

32 families got to gether for the New year eve celebrations. Devakottai Ramanathan a motivational speaker was the chief guest. It was an enjoyable evening.

We had a mill visit to TNPL Unit 2 was organized o 28.01.2017. 43 members participated in the mill visit. It was very fruitful visit.

 Pooja on Valarpirai and Sankatahara Sathurthi pooja at  the  Ganesh temple in Association buildings is a regular feature. Members contribute generously and participate with utmost devotion.

Regular monthly EC meetings are conducted and various issues concerning the Trade and Industry are discussed.

 

REPORT OF THE GST/VAT SUB COMMITTEE

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME 3 MEMBERS OF OUR SUB COMMITTEE NAMELY SHRI VASANT SHAH, SHRI KISHAN MOHAN GUPTA AND SHRI KISHAN  HAD MADE PRESETATIONS ON VARIOUS TOPICS UNDER  GST DURING THE 2ND MC MEETING HELD AT AHMEDABAD.  THIS WAS WELL RECIVED AND APPRECIATED BY ALL THE MEMBERS.

I HAVE REPORTS OF GST FAMILIRAZATION SESSIONS CONDUCTED BY ALMOST ALL THE ASSOCIATIONS.

MOST OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE ALREADY GOT THEMSELVES ENROLLED UNDER GST AND HAVE GOT THEIR ARN NUMBERS.

OUR SUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE ACTIVE IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA AND WE HAVE CLARIFIED THE DOUBTS RAISED BY OUR MEMBERS TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY

OUR SUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN VARIOUS SEMIINARS RELATING TO GST.  THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED BY THEM ARE BEING SHARED.

IN THE 3RD MC MEETING IT IS PROPOSED TO MAKE A PRESENTATION ON THE TOPIC “PAIN POINTS OF GST “

WITH THE GOVERNMENT KEEN ON ROLLING OUT GST W E F 1.7.17, THE GST SUB COMMITTEE IS GLAD THAT MOST OF OUR MEMBERS ARE WELL PREPARED TO MIGRATE INTO THE MOST PROGRESSIVE INDIRECT TAX REFORM SINCE INDEPENDENCE!

THE GST/VAT SUB COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO BE PRO ACTIVE IN THE POST GST IMPLEMENTATION REGIME FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR FRATERNITY!

 

A.ANNAMALAI (VENKAT)

Convener –GST/VAT sub committee, FPTA

 

REPORT IN BRIEF
I, Vishnu Kant Rathi Vice President FPTA Representing TELANGANA
PAPER MERCHANT ASSOCIATION would like to present my report
for the period 7
TH
January to 15
TH
April 2017.
I am pleased to inform you that I have been allocated the following
affiliated associations of FPTA to be nursed –
Telangana Paper Merchants Association, Secunderabad. Paper
Merchants Welfare Association, Vijayawada. The Pune Paper Traders
Association, Pune.
I am regularly in touch with the associations which are to be nursed by
me through Emails and phone and requesting them to send their
Monthly Activities Report to Fpta and copies to me with due respect to
time and of course and I am also sending the circulars which are sent by
FPTA to circulate to the associations to be re-circulated them among
their members for their benefit.
My official visit from 07/01/2017 to 08/01/2017 TO
MANAGING COMMITTEE MEETING,FPTA AT AHMADABAD.
where I got an opportunity to get the customer registration form inaugurated at
the hands of FPTA President Shri Shamji Bhai. The Form was prepared by me
which is very helpful to know about the customers and to safeguard the
members.
My next official visit was on 12-01-2017 TO TPMA
SECUNDERABAD.
I with Telangana Paper Merchant Association members co-ordinated with them
in taking a Delegation to meet Telangana Finance Minister Sri.Eleta Rajender Garu
and give him Memorandum and request for keeping 5% GST for all Paper AND
PAPER Products along with me TPMA President Sri.Narayan Das Bang, past
President’s sri.B.R.Rao,Sri.Ravi Kumar Rathi,Sri.Vinay Baldwa , Sri.Kishan Singh
along with CORPORATOR SRIMATI MAMTA GUPTA were present.
ON REQUEST:
I requested my affiliated associations to send their members for 9th
short term course on Paper and Pulp at Erode at conducted by
M/s.Seshasayee Paper and Boards Ltd., Erode (SPB) which was hosted
by FPTA along with The Madras Paper Merchants Association. TPMA showed
interest and sent two members from the association one is Ankit Rathi my son
FROM Venkatesh Paper Syndicate and Akash Tapadia from rajasthan paper and
boards.

MY NEXT OFFICIAL VISIT on 24-01-2017 to TPMA
Secunderabad
where the customer registration forms were handover to president of tpma at
managing committee meeting of tpma held at kagaz bhavan secbad requesting
them to distribute the forms among the members of tpma for their benefit. The
forms where also sent to Vijayawada and Pune Associations also.

MY NEXT OFFICIAL VISIT on 26-01-2017 to TPMA
Secunderabad
CELEBRATED REPUBLIC DAY AND FLAG HOISTING AT KAGAZ BHAVAN
ORGANISED BY TELANGANA PAPER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION WHERE CHIEF
GUEST SMT. A. ARUNA SRINIVAS GOUD CORPORATER OF SECUNDERABAD AND
GUEST OF HONOUR SRI VISHNU KANT JI RATHI, FPTA VICE PRESIDENT WERE
PRESENT TO GRACE THE OCCASION.
MY OFFICAL VISIT TO SRI SARSWATHI VIDYA VED
PATHASHALA,WARAGAL ON OCCASION OF OF VASANT PANCHAMI AND
CELEBRATION OF ITS 25 TH SILVER JUBILEE FUNCTION ON 01/02/2017
.
I VISHNU KANT RATHI FPTA VICE PRESIDENT ALONG WITH TPMA PAST PRESIDENT
KATTEPALLI VISWANATH, TPMA SECRETARY TELUKUNTA SRINATH AND MEMBER
GYANESHWAR VISITED THERE AND WE ALSO SUBMITTED GO GREEN POSTERS
AND GO GREEN MESSAGE AND REQUESTED THEM TO PRINT IN THEIR
NOTEBOOKS WHICH THEY ARE MANUFACTURING IN LARGE SCALE AND
DISTRIBUTING FREE OF COST. IT’S GOOD NEWS THAT THEY PROMISED TO PRINT
OUR POSTERS IN THEIR FRONT PAGE OF THE NOTE BOOKS.

MY OFFICAL VISIT ON 24-03-2017 to TPMA Secunderabad

As a part of activites, the members of Telangana Paper Merchants
Association have done a wonderful job by giving a
cheque to Ekal Vidyalaya for operating 9 schools. This activity is done
every year by TPMA Association.The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation
(literally Foundation of Solo Schools) is a non-profit organization
involved in education and village development in rural areas and tribal
villages of India It is the largest grassroots, non-government education
initiative in India with presence in 51,717 villages providing free
education to more than one million children. The foundation’s model of
operation is single-teacher schools, with the premise of “Ek Shikshak,
EkVidyalaya” meaning “one teacher for every school The individual
schools, known as Ekal Vidyalayas, have local teachers who teach in the
regional language using various modes like story-telling, folk dramas,
and folk songs The schools also impart moral education, health care
education and organic farming techniques.
To grace the occasion FPTA Vice President – Vishnu Kant Rathi, Kagaz
Bhavan Chairman- Ravi Rathi, TPMAPresident Narayan Das Bang,
Secretary- T.Srinath, Treasurer- Ramesh Rathi, and Members Dinesh
Rathi and Vikas Sha were Present.
MY OFFICAL VISIT ON 29-03-2017 TO TPMA ON OCCASION ON UGADI

TPMA HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB BY STARTING AN SUMMER
WATER CAMP AT MALAKPET, HYDERABAD. FOR PUBLIC ON UGADI.
THEY INVITED ME FOR THE INAUGURATION OF WATER CAMP ALONG
WITH ME TPMA PRESIDENT- NARAYAN DAS BANG, HON. SEC.-
T.SRINATH, TREASURER – RAMESH RATHI, JOINT SEC.- NAND KISHORE
TAPADIA IPP- VINAY JAISWAL KAGAD BHAVAN CHAIRMAN – RAVI
RATHI AND MEMBER- LUKA JOSEPH WERE PRESENT TO GRACE THE
OCCASION.

MY OFFICAL VISIT ON 10-04-2017 TO PUNE TRADERS
ASSOCIATION.

I, ALONG WITH FPTA PRESIDENT SHRI SHAMJI BHAI KARIA VISITED THE
PUNE ASSOCIATION AND WHERE AN APPEAL POSTER WAS
INNAUGRATED BY FPTA PRESIDENT WHICH WAS PREPARED BY ME AND
SHARED My views regarding National Paper Day and Public Awareness
REGRADING USAGE OF PAPER- NOT AT ALL ANTI- ENVIRONMENTAL.

1. We should make pamphlets in different languages and insert in all
the daily newspapers, stickers, banners to be made.

2. The stickers and banners must be displayed in all the shops of
paper traders, the stickers must be pasted behind autos, buses,
members’ cars etc to create awareness among the people.

3. Big hoarding must be displayed on main roads to spread awareness
of usage of paper. This should be sponsored by traders, mills,
Consumers so that it does not prove burdensome to FPTA.

4. We should make an Appeal the TO ALL PRINCIPALS,
TEACHERS, STUDENTS, printers, publishers AND ALL PAPER
CONSUMERS TO SPREAD AWARENESS ON THE ABOVE
LINES.

MY OFFICAL VISIT WAS ON 11/04/2017 TO PTA MUMBAI

I ALONG WITH FPTA PRESIDENT SHAMJI BHAI KARIA VISITED THE PTA MUMBAI
AND WE HAD A DISCUSSION ON MARKET CONDITIONS AND DAY BY DAY RISING
OF PRICES IN PAPER TRADE.
MY OFFICIAL VISIT WAS ON 11/04/2017 TO FPTA MUMBAI
OFFICE PREMISES

I ALONG WITH FPTA PRESIDENT SHAMJI BHAI KARIA AND HON SEC HIREN KARIA
VISITED THE FPTA MUMBAI OFFICE AND MET WITH ALL MEMBERS WORKING IN
FPTA OFFICE IT WAS NICE TO MEET AND KNOW THEM ALL.
Sirs, with this I have paid my visits to all the Associations that are connected to
me and also additionally to FPTA Office.
Never the less, I will still be in touch with all of them during my tenure.
I thank all of those connected to me who were helpful and co-operative to me
during my visits.
MY OFFICIAL VISIT WAS ON 15/04/2017 TO TPMA
SECUNDERABAD.

I VISITED THE TPMA ASSOCIATION AND WHERE AN APPEAL POSTER was
handed over to the PRESIDENT of TPMA which was inaugurated by
FPTA PRESIDENT which was prepared by me and shared my views
regarding National Paper Day and Public Awareness REGRADING
USAGE OF PAPER- NOT AT ALL ANTI- ENVIRONMENTAL.

Abhishek Malani

Convener – BIS Sub-Committee of FPTA

Representing FPTA on Product Sectional Committee CHD 15 and CHD 16 of BIS.

 

 

Convener’s Report

for the year 2016-17

 

I sincerely thank our FPTA President Shri Shamji Karia for nominating me as the convener of BIS Sub-Committe of FPTA for the term 2016-17 and also my committee member – Mr. Sandeep Bhargava who coordinated to the fullest extent and made worthwhile contributions.

 

FPTA @ BIS

A number of initiatives were taken by BIS and FPTA has been equally proactive in representing point of view of the Trader and end consumer.

 

(a)           During the year BIS listed Draft Amendments on 21 (Twenty One) paper products under CHD:15 and invited comments on them from constituent members.

 

Sub-committee’s input-

In draft amendment to IS 1848:2007 Writing and Printing Paper in clause 4.7 it was proposed to delete the last sentence which says – “The requirement for brightness shall not apply in case of printing paper so tinted”

We have asked BIS to keep the clause as – Brightness of tinted paper can also be tested and this should be user specific.

We informed BIS that this proposal had come up from EZR Computer stationery manufacturers where due to alternate tinted and white lines, testing of brightness is not possible. This case should not be confused with general writing and printing paper.

Brightness is reflectance of Blue Light of a definite spectrum wavelength from the paper surface and therefore even black colour paper may have brightness.

(b) BIS carried out its periodical review of Indian Standards and five (5) IS were taken up for the same. Out of five IS 1848:2007 was of primary concern to us. We submitted the following comments to BIS –

 

Ref: CHD 15/T

Sub: Periodical Review of Indian Standards

 

 

Dear Sir,

            Please note our comments on Document no. IS 1848: 2007 on Writing and Printing Paper (4th Revision) Reaffirmed year 2012.

 

4.7 For White Printing Paper

  • Paper can be tinted to the exact specification of the purchaser by examining the l, a, b values of Paper.
  • Tinted Paper’s brightness can be checked easily. Therefore the brightness clause should be there.

 

5.1 Packing

 

  • Almost all mills have shifted to shrink wrapping of paper in Reels and Sheets. Whereas the mills may be equipped with cranes and forklifts, the same cannot be expected from purchaser. Shrink wrapped paper provides no means to handle the bundle without damaging paper. Shrink wrap often tears when the bundle is unloaded by manual labour. The purchasers have to repack the bundles at their end to further transport them to hinterland.
  • Shrink wrap does not confirm to the requirement that paper should not be damaged due to handling and transportation. Therefore stricter guideline like usage of HDPE Fabric in place of shrink wrap should be introduced.

 

5.2 (c) Where packing is done for 125 or 150 or 250 sheets, chargeable weight is calculated for actual number of sheet thus the condition should be changed to mention mass of actual number of packed sheets.

 

 

 

(c) BIS conducted a workshop on 21st April for Young professionals of the industry to acclimatise with standardisation process and the program was titled- “BIS Young Standardizers Workshop”. As a pre-condition this program was open to young professionals of age below 35 years. We floated a request for nominations from our fellow paper traders through FPTA but unfortunately there were zero nominations from our side.

The workshop was a general one and not limited to Paper and Paper products.

 

(d) BIS called its sixteenth meeting of Paper and its Products Sectional Committee CHD:15 and the first one for the year 2016-17 on 21st April at NIT Auditorium at Noida.

The meeting was attended by both of us members of Sub-Committee viz Mr. Sandeep Bhargava and Myself.

Outcome of meeting of CHD:15 held at Noida on 21st April 2017

 

All the points raised by us on behalf of FPTA were discussed during the meeting and outcomes have been fairly positive-

 

Clause 4.7 of IS 1848:2007

  • Brightness testing of Tinted Paper- We were able to convince the committee members that Brightness of tinted paper is measurable. Thus in point 4.7 the committee changed the word tinted to Coloured and Printed.

 

Clause 5.1 of IS 1848:2007

(b) We represented to the BIS that mills have adopted shrink wrapping of sheets and reels whereas the Dealers and Consumers are not equipped with forklifts and cranes and they have to manually unload the bundles which results in the damaging of paper. Moreover shrink wrapped bundles can be unloaded and loaded mechanically only if they come with a pallet.

Shrink wrapping thus does not conform to IS norm that paper should not be damaged due to handling and transportation.

We requested the committee to revert to HDPE packaging which was not accepted completely but BIS was of the opinion that this should be agreed between seller and buyer.

 

In my opinion this if incorporated by BIS in IS 1848:2007 will be extremely beneficial because if the Buyer insists on HDPE packing, mills will have to supply them without charging for it.

 

Clause 4.3 of IS 1848:2007

A motion was initiated to narrow tolerance of nominal thickness from present +/- 10% or +/- 20 micron to +/- 5% or +/- 10 micron was moved by SSPBL. The same was objected by Agro Based Mill’s representatives.

 

I drew the attention of the Members to the absence of any standard and guidance on Profile Variation of Paper which leads to crease formation in sheets and in breakage of Reels.

Dr. Thapliyal of CPPRI commended our motion and remarked that it was a valid point raised on the forum and must be paid attention to.

 

Clause 4.5 of IS 1848:2007

It was decided unanimously to incorporate in the standard to maintain either Neutral of Alkaline sizing in all W & P Grade papers and therefore PH of 7 or more will become standard.

 

Conditions of Cobb & Double Fold was retained as before.

 

NCERT had tabled a motion to improve visual appearance of the Paper supplied for text books and another motion was tabled by Whale Stationery Products for usage of Paper free from impurities and Toxicity for children text books, both the matters have to forwarded to the Alert Panel for further deliberations and final decisions have been deferred.

 

 

Closing Comment

 

Standardisation of Paper and Paper Products have a long way to go. Usage of paper in food grade packaging in its singular form as well as when combined with polymers need to have stricter and elaborate standards to avoid contamination of Food chain in our country.

With the rise in number of cases and coming down of the mean age of humans for the number of reported cases of cancer, this becomes our responsibility to provide as much data as possible to BIS to help draft new standards.

 

It was discussed amongst the Paper-Techs and Scientist present in the meeting that awareness of standards and testing amongst the consumers is equally important.

It should be our endeavour to promulgate information about packaging hazards amongst the consumers through social media.

 

Our Trader community is also requested to update themselves with testing techniques and standards laid out by BIS so that they are able to suggest correct product to their consumers and their Consumer’s exact demand to the Mills for production of Paper best suited to their requirement.

 

 

Sd/-

 

Abhishek Malani

Convener BIS Sub-committee of FPTA

C/o M/s G. Das and Company

Kanpur.

Mob: 9648111191, 9336331191

Advisory Board Report – III MC Meeting 2017, Kanpur

 

As the members were busy with the end of the financial year and with the markets being volatile, the Advisory Board did not get much done in the period between the II and III Managing Committee meetings.

 

Some members of the federation alongwith the President had a meeting with IPMA. The details will be shared by the President in the Advisory Board meeting as well as the Managing Committee meeting at Kanpur.

 

The task of compiling the guidelines is going well and the compilation should be ready tentatively by the next AGM.

 

As usual, I once again request the members to send their valuable views and suggestions for discussions and deliberations in the Advisory Board meetings for the better working of FPTA.

 

-Arvind Sharma,

Convenor,

Advisory Board,

FPTA

REPORT –  WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE

3rd  Meeting of Managing Committee – Kanpur

Dtd …. 30.04.2017 .

 

 

 

Dtd 24th April , 2017

 

 

I  thank President & all members  for giving approval to team website during 2 nd Managing Committee Meeting in Ahmedabad i.e to develop a  new venture – “ FPTA APP” one more feather to the digital era in history of FPTA.

 

A  presentation was given by the vendor during the meeting & with the discussion among our Team given the venture to M/s QLOO IT SOLUTIONS  , Ahmedabad  to develop APP as per our required data for beneficial to our members .

 

We are in  process to  develop  FPTA APP &  for this our committee is regularly in touch to collect  data  also personally called telephonic most of association concern person as our target is to complete and launch at 56TH AGM Chennai .

 

We request to all associations concern person to co operate us to please provide members list in excel format which was already mailed.

 

Without everyone support we can’t be able to complete our target .

 

With Regards,

 

Nirmal Kuhad

Convener-Committee Website & Social Media   

 

2nd Report of the Public Awareness Committee of FPTA, 2016-2017

 

Dear Members,

 

It gives me immense pleasure to present before you the second report of the Public Awareness Committee of FPTA 2016-17.

 

At the outset, I would like to first thank each and everyone of you, who has been actively promoting Paper and the Go Green Concept.

 

As reported earlier by me, on 26th Nov 2016, we had a meeting with Mr Sanjay Singh of  ITC, who was also the IPMA Chairman at that time, at Hyderabad, where in Mr Nateshan, Past Present FPTA and Convenor of Industries Committee, was also present. We had requested Mr Singh for a common agenda on Promotion of Paper, with co-ordination of  IPMA, IARPMA & FPTA, so that we can use social media though a educational video or presentation, w.r.t the eco-friendly concept of Paper.

 

Taking the discussion forward, I am glad to inform you that FPTA met with Mr Saurabh Bangur, the new IPMA Chairman at Mumbai on 7th Feb 2017. Members present from FPTA were our President Sri Samji Karia, Hon Secretary Sri Hiren Karia, FPTA Past President Sri Satyapalji Gupta and Sri R C Gupta. We had 2 agenda points – first being – to work together for promotion of Paper and second point was to decide & celebrate a day as “National Paper Day”. Presentation given by FPTA was appreciated by Mr Bangur and he assured to take up the matter further.

 

I am happy to report that FPTA met with IPMA members on 12th of this month at New Delhi, where in from FPTA members present were President Sri Samji Karia, Hon Secretary Sri Hiren Karia, FPTA Past President Sri Satyapalji Gupta, Past President Mr A Nateshan, myself as convenor of Public Awareness Committee, Sri B R Rao and Sri R C Gupta. Meeting was Chaired by IPMA Chairman Sri Saurabh Bangur. Promotion of Paper and creating Public Awareness about Eco- friendliness of Paper and celebrating a day as National Paper Day were discussed.

 

Later on, members of IARPMA, IRPMA and Indian Newsprint Manufactures Association – also joined the same meeting.

Some of the major points were:

  • Sri Satyapalji Gupta gave his views about the 2 agenda points and later Sri R C Gupta gave a presentation – Paper, A Great Story.
  • Mr R C Rastogi appreciated the role of FPTA and agreed to the principle of Creating Awareness about Paper & he further stated that let first plan out a roadmap for proceeding further. Other Members present, agreed to this point.
  • After deliberations, a Core Committee, consisting of President and General Secretary of 4 Paper Manufacturers Association and FPTA, was formed, to frame a road map & provide necessary inputs for taking the proposals forward.
  • Sri Satyapalji Gupta was appointed the Convenor of this Core Committee. It’s a matter of great pride and honour that Sri Satyapalji Gupta was made Convenor of this prestigious committee – first time that a trader is heading a Committee consisting of Industry leaders.
  • Sri Satyapalji and our President Sri Samji Karia, presented a Book “SAY YES TO PAPER”, to all the Presidents of various Paper Manufacturers Association, which was highly appreciated.

 

Further, I also would like to share a news that some of the political parties are vouching for use of Paper instead of EVMs. If the election commission agrees for the same, again our Paper would be used in good quantity in the election process.

 

I would also like to inform you all that I was also part of delegation of FPTA to South Korea, which was a very memorable trip, articulately planned and special thanks to Sri Shekhar Chandak, Convenor of Committee on International Trade, for taking care of even the smallest things and devoting so much time.

 

Lastly, I would like to once again thank all my Committee members for their continuous support.

 

Thank you,

 

Ravi Kumar Rathi

Convenor – Public Awareness Committee

Federation of Paper Traders’ Associations of India

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. Gopal Saha Vice President Kolkata for your information and necessary action.

Click here  Report of Vice President A. Annamalai – Venkat, Chennai 2 M C Meet 2016-17

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. Gopal Saha Vice President Kolkata for your information and necessary action.

Click here  Report of Vice President Gopal Saha, Kolkata 2 M C Meet 2016-17

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. Hari Prasad Goenka Vice President Howrah for your information and necessary action.

Click here  Report of Vice President Hari Prasad Goenka, Howrah 2 M C Meet 2016-17

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. B. Uttamchand Jain Vice President Bengaluru for your information and necessary action.

Click here  Report of the Public Awareness Committee of FPTA, 2016-17

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. B. Uttamchand Jain Vice President Bengaluru for your information and necessary action.

Click here  Report of Vice President B. Uttamchand Jain Bengaluru 2 M C Meet 2016-17

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. Vishnukant Rathi Vice President Secunderabad for your information and necessary action.

Click here  VP Report Vishnukanti Rathi Secunderabad

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. Abhishek Malani. Principal Nominee, BIS Committee for your information and necessary action.

Click here  BIS Comments

Click here  Report of BIS committee 2 M C Meet 2016-17

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2016-17) of Shri. A. Annamalai (Venkat) Convener Committee for VAT & GST for your information and necessary action.

Click here  Report of VAT and GST sub committee 2 M C Meet 2016-17

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

DRAFT MINUTES OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE FPTA’s MANAGING COMMITTEE (2016-2017) HELD AT HOTEL ST LAURN, AHMEDABAD ON

SATURDAY 07TH AND SUNDAY 08TH JANUARY 2017.

 

The second meeting of the Federation of Paper Traders’ Associations of India for the year 2016-17 was held at Hotel St. Laurn, Ahmedabad on 07th & 08th January 2017 hosted by the Paper Merchants’ Association, Ahmedabad.

 

Opening Ceremony:

The inaugural ceremony began at 6.00 p.m. Shri. Nitin Thakkar, Chairman Reception Committee, PMA Ahmedabad invited and welcomed President of FPTA, Shri Shamji Karia, Chief Guest, Swami Adhyatmanandji, Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, Guests of Honour Shri Niraj Goel, Managing Director, M/s. Bindal Paper Mills Ltd., and Shri Raju H. Gala, Joint Managing Director, M/s. Navneet Education Ltd. Shri Bhupendra Gandhi President of the Paper Merchant’s Association, Ahmedabad and other dignitaries to the dais.

 

The ceremonial Lamp was lit by the Chief Guest Swami Adhyatmanandji, with other dignitaries on the dais. The dignitaries and PMA, Ahmedabad members who were present in the meeting were presented bouquets and mementos.

 

Shri Nitin Takkar, Chairman, Reception Committee welcomed the managing committee members and dignitaries. He thanked FPTA for giving them an opportunity for hosting the meeting at Ahmedabad.

 

Shri Ajay Goenka, MD M/s. Rainbow Paper Ltd. Due to unavoidable circumstances he could not attend the ceremony, but conveyed his best wishes.

 

Chief Guest, Swami Adhyatmanandji, Sivananda Ashram addressed the audience by chanting a few shlokas, He thanked President Shri Shamji Karia. He also thanked members of PMA Ahmedabad for the honour accorded to him. He said he is connected with Ballarpur, J. K. Paper, West Coast Industries and had visited ITC Bhadrachalam where he had planted trees. He revealed that paper industry in India was set up very late. He also explained historical significance of paper. He explained how to do trade, by giving few examples of prominent personalities. He said person should have understanding, dedication, focus, truth, and transparency towards his work; only then is one remembered for a long time. He further said you should give time to yourself.

 

Shri Neeraj Goel, MD. M/s. Bindals Paper Mills Ltd., thanked members for inviting him for sharing his experiences with the august audience; he said we are gathered here to see how we can earn money from our business. Time is precious and we have to convert each and every moment into gain. We together should coordinate for getting better trade margins. Mills raise paper price due to demand and supply. He gave current statistic report on paper production. He insisted paper trading fraternity to bring next generation to the trade. We are bound to give quality and quantity as per trade’s requirement.

 

FPTA President, Shri Shamji Karia, Mumbai welcomed the Chief Guest, Guests of Honour, other dignitaries and the members present. He also thanked PMA Ahmedabad for inviting and hosting the 2nd Managing Committee Meeting. He said he has special bonding, with Gujarat state as he had been born and brought up here. He said that in the 3 months as President he experienced different situations, due to demonetization the traders were panicked to know that whether trade will continue smoothly or not. But trade has overcome from this condition and now it is more or less stable. He further stated that Paper trade is well organized sector and has accountability. He advised members to be vigilant while trading; he believes trade has to be prepared for CASHLESS trade. The year 2016 had noticed significant increase in paper prices, due to shortage of supply from major paper producers like BILT. Imports raised by local paper industry could not supply the material on demand. He requested members of the trading fraternity to raise trade margin to survive in this competitive market and secure debts. GST is a welcome step and we have to be ready for it, it is our responsibility to educate our members. He said people should be made aware of misconception; propaganda spread that paper is made by cutting trees. We will coordinate with producers, consumers to celebrate PAPER DAY. Our Committees are working exceptionally very well.

 

Shri. Bhupendra Gandhi, PMA Ahmedabad, President delivered the vote of thanks.

 

Technical Session was conducted by Shri Monish Desai, N. Desai Papers Pvt. Ltd. He revised the earlier subject on SWOT (Strength, Weak, Opportunity and Threat) and later on enlightened the subject “Are We Earning”.

 

Business Session

 

Business Session of the meeting was presided by Shri Shamji Karia, President, FPTA. It commenced at 11.30 A.M. A list of members who attended the meeting is given in Annexure.

 

Shri. Gopal Saha, Kolkata, Shri. A. Annamalai (Venkat), Chennai, Shri. Ramesh Chand Jain, Delhi, Shri. B. Uttamchand Jain, Bangalore, Shri Hari Prasad Goenka, Howrah, Shri. Vishnukant Rathi, Secunderabad,  Shri. Dipesh Ladda, Vadodara. along with Shri Hiren Karia, Hon. Secretary and Shri Parish Parekh, Hon. Treasurer were on the dais.

 

Shri Hiren Karia, Hon. Secretary was requested by President to proceed with the Agenda of the Meeting.

 

  1. To confirm the draft minutes of the fourth meeting of the Managing Committee (2015-16) held on 23rd September 2016 at Mumbai.

Minutes were passed unanimously

Proposed by: Shri Dhiraj Karia, Mumbai

Seconded by: Shri Subrata Sen, Kolkata

 

1a. To confirm the draft minutes of the first meeting of the present Managing Committee (2016-17) held on 25th September 2016 at Mumbai.

Minutes were passed unanimously.

Proposed by: Shri Shanti Kumar Jain, Delhi

Seconded by: Shri Ravi Rathi, Secunderabad

 

  1. To consider applications for membership for Life Associate, Patron and Ordinary Member, if any.

Two Applications were received for Patron Membership and Life Associate Membership as mentioned below.

The house passed the same unanimously.

 

Patron Member: M/s. Ess Pee Impex, Delhi

Life Associate Member: M/s. Jai Enterprises, Nagpur

 

  1. Report of Shri Arvind Sharma, Convener of Advisory Board.

The effect of demonetization on the trade: The following observations were made.

Converters and retailers are most affected.

Effect on industrial and retail buyer may be felt up to March 2017 depending on the budget announced.

More money has come into the banks.

Traders must discipline themselves.

 

Social Media Use: Members should be warned against the misuse or use of social media platforms of FPTA for matters unrelated to the trade.

 

GST: It was felt that the introduction of GST might get delayed. It was decided to try our best to ensure that paper commodities come under the minimum slab of taxation.

 

Price increase by mills: It was felt that due to the closure or slowdown of certain mills, other mills are taking advantage by increasing their rates. In such circumstances imports will keep a check on prices. It was decided to communicate with IPMA and Agro-based Mills’ Associations on problems related to pending statutory forms, return of deposits, VAT mismatch, etc.

 

He suggested that discussions be held with account management solution providers (like Tally) regarding upcoming changes due to GST.

 

  1. To present received reports of Vice-Presidents and Conveners of the Sub-committees.

 

Hon. Secretary informed that the reports have been already circulated to members, if any member wants to ask any questions can ask to the Vice Presidents in context of the activity reports. Vice Presidents Shri. Gopal Saha, Kolkata, Shri. A. Annamalai (Venkat), Chennai, Shri. Ramesh Chand Jain, Delhi, Shri. B. Uttamchand Jain, Bangalore, Shri Hari Prasad Goenka, Howrah, Shri. Vishnukant Rathi, Secunderabad, Shri. Dipesh Ladda, Vadodara presented bullet points of their report. Shri Sanjay Jain, from Meerut had marked leave of Absence for the meeting.  There were no comments from members.

 

Shri Satyapal Gupta, Convener of Committee of Assocham & FICCI mentioned that he sends notification/suggestions from time to time received from the chambers and requested Affiliated Associations to send their suggestions to the Secretariat. He cautioned members on recent Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) bill.

 

Shri. A. Natesan, Convener, Committee Industry Affairs highlighted the meeting with Indian Paper Manufacturer Association.

 

Shri. Shekhar Chandak, Convener, Committee International Trade informed about the Seoul (South Korea) delegation tour in month of march 2017. The delegation will be visiting two mills of Hansol Group one of the mill is making Coated and Wood free and another in Speciality Grades along with Converter. The Committee is also looking to fix a meeting with local merchants.

 

Shri Rajkumar Bindal, Convener of CAIT and Govt. Affairs highlighted the work carried out at CAIT.

 

Shri Gian Prakash Gupta, Convener, Committee for Arbitration emphasized importance of arbitration to the present members and achievements of his local association with the help of arbitration committee.

 

The proactiveness of Shri. Abhishek Malani, Kanpur for taking initiative against the advertisement by Vodafone India Ltd. – Ebill Register to ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) regarding mis-declaration about the number of trees cut down to make paper. Although ASCI has confirmed that the claim of cutting down tree on every 3000 sheet of paper is a HYPERBOLE to catch the eye of consumer, and the number of trees being quoted does not matter as the intent is to encourage less usage of paper. However they have NOT UPHELD the complaint as they too agree that consumption of less paper is in accordance to the National Mission for Green India as mentioned in the report by Shri. Ravi Kumar Rathi, Convener Committee for Public Awareness.

 

Members decided to send the Memorandum on GST to the Hon’ble Finance Minister by FPTA and simultaneously by Affiliated Associations to the State Finance Minister Shri. A. Annamalai (Venkat), Convener Committee for GST/VAT was requested to finalize the draft memorandum. Shri. Satyapal Gupta, Past President informed that the representation should be sent before the GST council meeting which is scheduled on 16th January 2017. He informed about 9th Short Term Course on Paper at Erode from 19th to 21st January 2017.

 

Shri. Nirmal Kuhad, Convener, Committee for Website and Social Media demonstrated to the house new mobile App and requested for endorsement. The House decided to proceed with the new app while cautioning malicious threat and legal obligations and suggested that it should be more and more dynamic rather than static; It should be B2B related. The budget approved maximum up to Rs. 3 lakhs. He also said 4 advertisement has been received for Rs. 15,000/- plus govt. tax for 1 year, by our members in our Website.

In different and entertaining way GST Presentation was conducted by the Shri. A. Annamalai (Venkat), Convener, Vat and GST Committee to encourage and enlighten the present members. Committee Members, Shri. Kishan Mohan Gupta, Delhi, Shri. T. Kishan Singh and Shri. Vasant Shah, Bangalore beautifully explained answered the questions raised during the session.

 

  1. Discussion on Market Scenario:

President had informed members in advance to discuss views/suggestions on effect to trading on recent demonetization, avoiding routine bad debts and margins deliberation. Almost all the members felt that market is in positive note. Business was not affected much in writing & printing sector but packaging was marginally affected due to demonetization. Most of the Members have recovered their payments. Due to sudden closure of supply by BILT, there was shortage of supply and rates were raised. Present Affiliated Associations highlighted their social activity i.e. distributing food, Clothes, Education aids, Insurances to Staff members and families; get together, Presidents Birthday Celebrations, Organizing Seminars on GST etc. Recent announcement by Honourable Prime Minister on raising MSE loan from 1 crores to 2 Crores, Manufacturers are becoming importers. The speakers were Shri. Priyesh Desai, Mumbai. Shri. Vijay Shanker Modi, Kolkata. Shri. Saurabh JhunJhunwala, Shri. Narottam Vyas, West  Bengal. Shri. Ramesh Salecha, Bangalore. Shri. Bhupendra Gandhi, Ahmedabad. Shri. Narayan Bang, Secunderabad. Shri. Nilesh Solanki, Vijayawada. Shri. A. Venkat, Chennai. Shri. Anil Gupta, Delhi. Shri. Piyush Fattepuria, Nagpur. Shri. Vijay Kumar Karwa, Patna. Shri. Deepak Shah, Pune. Jayesh A. Shah, Surat, Shri. Alagu, Madurai, Shri, R. Sanjay Jain, Sivakasi, Shri. K N Narayanaswamy, Coimbatore and etc.

 

  1. Discussion on 3rd Managing Committee Meeting.

Hon. Secretary informed that he is in touch with Shri Abhishek Malani and the meeting may be fixed in the month of June 2017.

 

  1. Vote of thanks and conclusion of the meeting.

Since there was no other matter to be discussed, the meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the host Association followed by the recital of National Anthem.

_________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Members,
Please find attached herewith the IPMA Meeting report presented by Shri. A. Natesan, Convener Industry Affairs for your information.

Click here for IPMA meeting report

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Consolidated Report (2015-16) of Shri. R. Muthukrishnan Vice President Chennai for your information and necessary action.

Consoldated-Report-Of-Vice-President-R.-Muthukrishnan-Chennai-FOR-THE-TERM

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find enclosed herewith the Consolidated Reports (2015-16) of Vice Presidents Shri. Gopal Goel, Delhi and Shri. A T Arasu, Vijayawada for your information and necessary action.

Consoldated-Report-Of-Vice-President-A-T-Arasu-Vijayawada-FOR-THE-TERM

Consolidated-Report-Of-Vice-President-Gopal-Goel-Delhi-FOR-THE-TERM

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Gopal Saha Vice President Kolkata for your information and necessary action.

Click Here

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Shekhar Chandak Convener Committee for International Trade for your information and necessary action.

Click Here

Regards,

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. A. T. Arasu Vice President Vijayawada for your information and necessary action.

Click Here

Regards

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Balaram Kundu Convener Constitution Committee for your information and necessary action.

Click Here

Regards

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. R. Muthukrishnan Vice President Chennai for your information and necessary action.

Click Here

Regards

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Bhupendra Gandhi Vice President Ahmedabad for your information and necessary action.

Click Here

Regards

For FPTA
Hiren Karia
Hon. Secretary

Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. A. Natesan Convener Industry Affairs Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Shekhar Chandak Convener Committee for International Trade for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Amit Aggarwal Vice President Noida for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Ravi Rathi Convener Public Awareness Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Respected Members,

Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. A. Annamalai (Venkat) Convener VAT & GST Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Convener Shri. Arvind Sharma for Advisory Board for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Ashok Shah, Vice President Mumbai for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Gopal Saha Vice President Kolkata for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Nirmal Kuhad Convener Website & Social Media Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find the attacched file of report – Committee for Website and Social Media

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Shekhar Chandak Convener Committee for International Trade for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Bhupendra Gandhi Vice President Ahmedabad for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. R. Muthukrishnan Vice President Chennai for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. A. T. Arasu Vice President Vijayawada for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Balram Kundu Convener Constitution Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Gopal Saha Vice President Kolkata for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Rajeev Agarwal Principle Nominee BIS Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Amit Aggarwal Vice President Noida for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Ashok Shah Vice President Mumbai for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Arvind Sharma for Advisory Board for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Ravi Rathi Convener Public Awareness Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri.Gian Prakash Gupta Convener Consumer Relation & Arbitration Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. A. Annamalai (Venkat) Convener VAT & GST Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Please find attached herewith the Report (2015-16) of Shri. Nirmal Kuhad Convener Website & Social Media Committee for your information and necessary action.

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Respected Members
Report of the attended National Conference on Goods & Service Tax ( GST) on 15th December,2015 at New Delhi organized by ASSOCHAM by Shri. Satyapal Gupta Convener Assocham & FICCI.

Session attended, copy of which is enclosed. It was discussed in detail and most important presentations made Shri R.S Khurana, Dy Commissioner (GST CBEC) his presentation “ Proposed Business Processes” . He Explained in details regarding the following.
Registration
Payments
Refunds
Returns
We are also enclosing herewith the following:-
Proposed GST Structure- Saloni Roy – Deloitte
India on the Cusp of Implementing GST- by Nihal Kothari, Khaitan & Co
Impact of GST Mr. Ashok B Nawal, Bizsol
Place of Supply & Inter- State movement of Goods & Services under the proposed GST by Dhruva
Simplified solution for enhanced Tax compliance – Mohan D Tally Solutions P Ltd
Discussion Draft – GST Bill Implementation issues in Transition- Nihal Kothari
These presentations are complete in nature and according to Mr. R S Khurana, this will kept in public domain after the approval of GST Council.

We request our members to study and give their views.

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