GJEPC elects Pramod Kumar Agarwal as Chairman
January 2018 – Pramod Kumar Agarwal has been elected as the Chairman and Colin Shah has been elected as the Vice Chairman of India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) from 2018 to 2020.
Shri Pramod Kumar Agarwal said: “I am committed to bringing in a favourable environment for the Indian gem and jewellery trade and business in the next 2-year tenure. My special emphasis would be on facilitating a definitive and stable taxation for diamonds through presumptive taxation.
“Others would include reduction in GST rates for cut and polished diamonds and withdrawal of GST on supply of gold and silver for export purposes.
“I would also work towards exploring new resources for rough diamond and coloured gemstones while streamlining the existing supply.”
Pramod Agarwal Pramod Agarwal said that currently the industry is at a critical juncture, where it needs to be more organised and transparent in doing business which would help it to achieve a more dynamic role in India’s economy.
“It would be our responsibility to facilitate better infrastructure and affordable access to the latest technology and enhance production in terms of quality and quantity,” he said.
Pramod Agarwal has more than 30 years of experience in the gem and jewellery industry. He has worked as a Member of the Committee of Administration in the GJEPC for many years and was Regional Chairman of GJEPC –Rajasthan Region before his election as Chairman at the national level.