Business Bureau ;
The Maharashtra brick & mortar mobile retailers, under the aegis of All India Mobile Retailer Association (AIMRA), the premier associations working as custodians to the mobile retail trade, recently discussed some of their issues with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The retailers got the opportunity to connect with Thackeray via digital platform to highlight their burning issues they are facing especially during the ongoing pandemic phase. AIMRA consists of more than 15 thousand retailers in the State of Maharashtra and over 1.50 lakh retailers in the country.
The AIMRA team under the national leadership of Kailash Lakhyani, Founder Chairman AIMRA, Arvinder Khurana, National President, Vibhooti Prasad, National Senior Vice President, Bhavesh Solanki, National General Secretary, Navneet Pathak, Joint Secretary, along with State President Ajit Jagtap, State General Secretary Juzer Dhorajiwala took part in the meeting. On the occasion, the AIMRA team appreciated the moves taken by the Government to control the COVID-19 situation on war footing and arranging all the necessities for the public and bringing all numbers under control.
The team raised its concerns over the alleged unethical practices of e-commerce companies of supplying non-essential products in the lockdown bypassing the guidelines, harming the retail business which has been shut down since last one month following the guidelines. The Chief Minister assured strict action against the defaulters. The team requested the Government to extend some relief package to the retailers on the standing expenses like electricity. Thackeray assured to take all possible steps for the entire retail trade. The team also suggested to introduce special vaccination drive for the retail fraternity to bring back confidence of the customers in the market and help controlling COVID-19 situations.