The Akshaya Entrepreneurs Welfare Association (AEWF), on Sunday, welcomed the decision taken by the government to take immediate steps to solve the problems being faced by the Akshaya investors across the state.
AEWF central committee president Muttom Abdulla said that the state government has agreed to consider the recommendations and demands raised by them at a meeting convened by I T secretary P H Kurien.
The major demand of the AEWF is to issue a permanent agreement for the Akshaya investors. The inclusion of a nominee in the agreement, clarity in rules and stringent regulations in sanctioning Akshaya centres.
The association demanded that the Akshaya centres should be provided with all the services and businesses under the CSC (Common Services Centre) scheme.
In the state, Akshaya is considered as a CSC. The existing Akshaya centres should be allowed to continue under the old regulations on floor area. Apart from Akshaya centres set up before 2013, the state can impose the new regulations.
The AEWF further demanded that District Collectorshould grant them permission to display all major services under CSC in their respective centres. “Modifications should be made to the existing rule which does not allow more than one Akshaya for a family. The officers on deputation, who are currently looking after the affairs of Akshaya, should be replaced with permanent staff. The agreement given to the investors should be in Malayalam. At present, the agreement form is in English,” Abdullah added.
The other demands put forth before the Chief Minister, IT Minister and IT Principal Secretary include convening a review meeting every three months to evaluate the functioning of Akshaya centres and giving technical training for investors and Akashaya workers.