Rourkela Chamber of Commerce & Industry

General Secretary's Desk

Dear Member Friends,

I am extremely thankful to you for selecting me as General Secretary of the Rourkela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) once again, without your blessings, encouragement and unconstrained love; it would not have been possible for me to speak to you in the capacity of General Secretary of this glorious institution. RCCI is one of the oldest and largest Association of Traders, Industries and Service Providers in Odisha and is known for taking a leadership role in representing issues at local, State and National level.

We are working as a team believing in collective responsibility and following the rules and regulations of the By Laws of the Chamber. The views and suggestions of the Presidential Board are given due importance and weightage. We solicit their continued support for efficient and effective functioning of our Chamber.

Under the leadership of President Sri Praveen Garg, as a team repeating our previous togetherness of work, we are focusing more on areas like Industrial Development and GST Compliances and reforms and many more. We are committed to trade and Commerce whether it is a small trade business or a big industrial house. I do want to mention that we will continue to keep up the good work done by the past Executive Committees, and represent our Chamber in all Local, State and National forums. With the efficient working of both the State and Central Governments and policies being deployed by them, we are confident that our state Odisha will emerge as one of the leading states of our country in all aspects like Trade, Commerce, Industrialization, Education, HealthCare, Infrastructure and Environment.

We had an Executive meeting at our neighboring state Chhattisgarh at Mayfair, Raipur and our chamber delegates had a meeting with the Honorable Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Bhupesh Baghel. We also met all the Chamber of Commerce in Chhattisgarh and their respective Executive Committees which has taken our name to even greater heights. The discussions on various business issues are really appreciable. Here I would like to mention that I am very thankful to Shri Dilip Ray, Chairman, Mayfair Hotels and Resorts for helping us to hold our meeting in Raipur.

Moreover, after our successful meeting with Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Govt. of India, and his thought on ‘’total production of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), 25% of the production is to be sold in the market through traders and manufacturers situated in Rourkela’’. After this, I have a strong belief that this will boost up the economy of Rourkela and help in developing a much better quality of life in this Smart City. My sincere thanks to our Special Invitee Sri Sudershan ji Goel .

It would be incomplete if I miss the role of our honorable MLA Sri Sarda Prasad Nayak, who has always stood beside us and as a key master put his full effort in fulfilling all our suggestion and points before various platform as well as state Government.

Lastly, I would whole-heartedly thank all our Past Presidents, Office Bearers and Executive Committee Members, for their contribution in making RCCI a highly recognized platform. I am also thankful for the efficient structure and infrastructure in place to felicitate smooth running of this prestigious institution. I assure you that I shall always be available to look into your business problems in the best of my ability and seek your continued support and good wishes to achieve the desired goals and take our Chamber to newer heights.

With best wishes,

Rajesh Garg

(General Secretary)