Srinagar, Aug 8(KMW): Our businesses need to keep growing so that we achieve our goals of comfortable and dignified living as a society. For that to happen, we need to join hands and bring more efficiency and transparency to our systems of working both in the institutions and the businesses.
J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed made these remarks today during a meeting with a delegation from Kashmir Traders and Manufacturersâ€™ Federation (KTMF) led by its Senior Vice-President Fayaz Ahmad Bhat that called on him here at the bankâ€™s corporate headquarters.
The meeting was attended by Executive Presidents R K Chhibber, P K Tickoo, Presidents Abdul Rashid Sheigan and M Younis Pattoo and other senior office bearers of KTMF.
Commending the business community of J&K on the occasion, Parvez Ahmed said, â€œSupporting the business community is one of our key objectives, for your progress is directly linked to our growth as a bank. And with the kind of admirable credit culture in the state, the community deserves appreciation for running their businesses honestly despite so many hardships in the state,â€
â€œExtending our support further in this spirit, we shall soon establish Business Facilitation Centers (BFC) in all the districts of the state wherein the business community will be educated and advised on matters related to finance and banking. Also, there will be separate helpdesks at all these centers for the filing and submission of a statement like GST, ITR etc.â€, he added.
The delegation hailed the role of Bank in the socio-economic development of the state especially the financial progress of the small businesses operating in the Kashmir valley. The members put forward their views and voiced their concerns and suggestions during the meeting.
â€œThis bank is our real hope in times of need. Whether there is natural calamity or turmoil, the bank has always come to the rescue of the business community and supported it wholeheartedly. We all need to be honest in our dealings with the institution that serves the people with an unmatched dedicationâ€, said a KTMF delegate.