Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said they are assured that a national retail policy would streamline the retail trade in India and provide ease of doing business.
He said a national retail policy should include upgradation and modernisation of the existing format of retail trade.
The government has almost moved to e-system whereas till now, only 35 per cent of traders out of 7 crore have been able to computerised their business. Serious steps are needed to link rest of 65 per cent traders with computer system and for this, the government should provide 50 per cent subsidy to traders.
Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal General Secretary V K Bansal, who was also present in the meeting, raised the issue of protection of retail traders and sought a well-defined space for each segment of retail including traditional, online, hyper market, direct sellers and hawkers.
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