The Covid-19 epidemic lockdown made the public life horrible. To combat the worst, the Telangana government made many public favoring arrangements like providing the non-working pay, allowing the minimum working with full pay and many incentives. In this, the business owners sent an open letter to the chief minister.
Here the letter goes:
“You have declared a complete closure till 31st March and are requesting all to keep the offices, Shops & Factories closed. Also, you are urging the businessmen to show sympathy towards the needful employees and pay them.
We need to understand what are you thinking about the owners? Do they have a money plant showering money? Because the closure has been announced and the businesses are on a total standstill how will the businessman survive?
– SALARIES – ON,
– ELECTRICITY BILL – ON,
– TAXATION DEADLINES – ON,
– BANK INTEREST – ON,
– GST Penalties – ON.
There is no relief for us. We don’t mind sitting home till 30th April if these expenses are cut off. The government is not ready to compromise on any front and just expecting the business houses to bear the expenses with their shut businesses.
Is this really fair?
Suggestion: NEED A BANK INTEREST WAIVER ATLEAST THE WAY YOU GIVE IT TO FARMERS DURING DRAUGHT SITUATIONS.
THIS IS A DIRE TIME FOR BUSINESSMEN TOO.”
Written by *Vijay Kumar Akunuri*