DEPARTMENT OF CHAMBER SECRETARIAT
The Chamber Secretariat is manned by a team of 65 employees. It is headed by the Secretary-General. The important departments of the Secretariat are as under:
Economic Research Cell
The Economic Research Cell is headed by a leading Economist of the country and consists of senior officers holding post graduate degrees in Economics. It compiles various data on production, cost of living index, imports and exports, etc. Besides, this Cell is engaged in preparing position papers on different economic topics relevant of Chamber’s activities. These papers are used to analyze the problems by the country’s economy.
The taxation Cell is headed by a retired Commissioner of Income Tax and prepares Chamber’s proposals for the Government budget giving suggestions on income tax, sales tax, custom duty, excise duty, VAT etc. It also gives services to member-firms on their day-to-day tax problems. It follows up Chamber’s representation on different tax matters.
The department is well known named as CO Section in the Chamber is responsible for the issuance, ammend and verify various types of certificates like Certificate of Origin (CO). Side by side the Chamber attested various typres of documents like copy of Company Registration file, agreements etc needed for doing business in home and abroad.
Pre Shipment/Quality Survey Department
This cell is engaged in handling pre-shipment quality inspection survey of jute and jute goods. On request, it can also survey other export cargos. It also legalizes export documents which are needed by the buyers of almost all countries.
The Chamber has a library with a very good collection of rare books on commerce, industry, law, arbitration etc. It also maintains important and rare gazette notifications which are often used by Government offices for reference purpose.