Anantha Padmanaban is the new chairman of gem & jewellery domestic council
today Jan 7, 2019
The All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), the national apex body of the gems and jewellery industry has elected Anantha Padmanaban as new chairman of the organisation while Sankar Sen will be the vice chairman for a period of two years.
Padmanaban will take over the reins of GJC from Nitin Khandelwal and plans to take up various issues plaguing the jewellery industry during his tenure.
The owner of NAC Jewellers Ltd has been associated with GJC since its inception and has previously helped the organisation resolve issues related to excise, GST, custom duty, PMLA among many others.
Commenting on his appointment, Anantha Padmanaban, chairman GJC, in a statement said, “I am grateful to the Board and it is an honour to accept the responsibility of steering the national domestic council. We shall work closely with the Government and take up various issues facing the industry. In sync with Government’s policies, my first effort will be to transform and energize jewellers across India to bring more synergies within the indigenous industry.
Nitin Khandelwal, outgoing chairman, GJC, added, “I want to thank the Board for bestowing the trust in me for the last two years. Our priority is to be a friend, philosopher and guide to the jewellers of India, who are grappling with diverse issues. In the past couple of years, GJC has worked as custodian of the gems and jewellery by taking up the issues with government like GST, PMLA, Hallmarking, etc.”
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