Commissioner Secretary chairs JKTPO’s 14th BoDs meeting

SRINAGAR, MAY 27: Commissioner Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Vikramjit Singh, today chaired the 14th Board of Directors (BoDs) meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) here at Civil Secretariat.

The meeting was attended by Secretary, Rural Development Department, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who as one of the Directors of the organization, shared his valuable insights on various agenda items discussed in the meeting.

Khalid Jahangir, Managing Director, JKTPO, Mahmood Ahmad Shah, Director, Handicrafts & Handlooms Department, Kashmir, Tej Krishan Bhat, Special Secretary, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Association and Rakesh Kumar, Additional Secretary, Finance Department were among the Directors who attended the meeting.

Khalid Jahangir, presented the agenda for meeting and apprised the board of the action taken regarding previous board decisions.
The Board discussed and deliberated on various agenda items and approved the budget estimates for the financial year 2024-25 along with the action plan for the activities to be undertaken by the JKTPO. It also approved the calendar of events proposed by JKTPO for the financial year. In addition, the meeting approved various activities to promote the ODOP products of Jammu and Kashmir, being a flagship initiative.

Besides, some other directions and decisions were also conveyed by the Commissioner Secretary regarding various activities being carried out by JKTPO, to bolster and strengthen the organization’s working.

The Board of Directors appreciated the initiative taken by the JKTPO to generate revenue by charging participation fee from the exhibitors. He also advised to further scale up measures to increase the quantum of revenue generation during the current financial year. It also commended JKTPO for organizing the maiden Jammu Trade Fair in February, 2024 wherein 104 exhibitors from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand exhibited their products.
Samita Sethi, Secretary in Industries & Commerce Department, Rayaz Hussain, Director Finance, Industries & Commerce Department, Tarsaim Kumar, Director Planning, Industries & Commerce, Sachin Dev Singh, Additional Secretary, representative from Tourism Department, Dr. Ravi Bharti, Additional Secretary, representative from Higher Education Department, Kulraj Singh, Joint Director, representative from Handicrafts & Handlooms Department, Jammu, Vikas Goyal, CFO, representative from Export Promotion Council of Handicraft, representative from Carpet Export Promotion Council besides officers and officials from JKTPO also attended the meeting.