Federation of Indian Small Scale Battery Associations Decisions in Annual General Meeting
GST rate for small battery entrepreneurs should be less than 18%. Lithium battery is far from the future. Expectation of lower GST rate on battery before coming Elections
GST rate for small battery entrepreneurs should be less than 18%
President of Federation Dr. V.K. Aggrawal, while giving his opinion on GST, said that GST should be 18% instead of 28% on all lead acid battery industries and for small battery entrepreneurs this rate should be less than 18%.
Lithium battery is far from the future
Dr. Aggrawal said about the Government of Indias EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) policy, that the Government of India has approved the EPR. Under this policy, if the producer creates anything electronic, then he must ensure that the product does not create any harm to the environment. You have to assure that the product can be recycled and re-used after its lifetime. Lithium ion battery is a battery that can not be re-used and recycled. So if the use of lithium-ion batteries will start, then in the coming years, a very large lithium battery scrap will pile up. This will become a problem and according to the EPR itself, it is also a question how the government will use it?
Expectation of lower GST rate on battery before coming Elections
Sh. Shanti Kumar Ramsisaria stated that the Federation was in constant touch with the MSME Minister. The minister has also created a non-profit organization of battery operated charkha and they want to know how the cost of the lead acid battery can be reduced. He also acknowledged that the battery was not a luxury item and expected lowering of GST rate on the battery before the coming elections.
Federation is with Power-On for the development of small battery entrepreneurs
Dr. V.K. Aggrawal spoke for Power-On, that Sh. Chandra Mohan and Sh. Arvind Mohan should organise the Power-On fair independently in any state of the country. Federation will always stand with you. You have the co-operation of the whole country. From the beginning, it is clear that Shivam Info and Federation will not lend money to each other for Power-On Fair. The Federation will assist you freely without seeking any financial benefits so that the countrys small-scale battery entrepreneurs grow.
Constitution of the Life Time Achievement Award Committee
Life Time Achievement Award is given every year on the eve of Power-On Fair. These awards are given to those respectable battery entrepreneurs who have taken steps in the interest of the battery entrepreneurs of state or country. For this purpose, Federation has constituted a committee. The following members are in the constituted committee- Chief Patron Sh. Yashpal Kanotra, Patron Sh. Chandra Mohan, President Sh. V.K. Aggrawal, General Secretary Sh. Shanti Kumar Ramsisaria and Vice President Sh. Harashpal Singh Sawhney.
Dr. Aggarwal also clarified the criteria for the Life Time Achievement Award before all the members. Sh. Harashpal Singh Sawhney said that while selecting the person for the award, things like his contribution to the battery industry and ethics in the business are important. Sh. Mange Ram Bansal suggested in the meeting that all Regional Presidents of the Federation should send one or two names to nominated committee from their area.
Scrap PE Separator used to make roads
One particular thing in the lead acid battery industry is that almost all of the components can be recycled but PE Separator and glass separator can not be recycled. Dr. V.K. Aggarwal said that most of the smelters put the separator scrap in the furnace with the lead, which is not correct. It would be advisable to separate the PE scrap and use it in other areas. Scrap separator is being used to make roads in Kerala. So it will be better not to insert PE Separator scrap in the furnace.
Changes in the Federation Body
In the Governing body of Federation Sh. Rajat Aggarwal and Sh. Hans Raj Aggarwal were included in place of Sh. Ramlal Kachhawa and Sh. Satish Heda.Sh.Krishna Lal Avtar Bansal (Dimpy Bansal) was included in place of Sh. Raman Gupta from Delhi.