MUMBAI : Further to the meeting held with the Commissioner of Police, Mr.K.L.Prasad on 11thNovember, 2014, wherein Mr.K.L.Prasad had conveyed BCHAA to organize and hold a meeting regularly on 1st Monday of every month to discuss the challenges faced by the Customs Brokers operating at JNPT areas. BCHAA held the 1st meeting on 1st December, 2014 at JNPT Conference hall which was attended by Mr Sanjay Yenpure, Dy. Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shashikant Borade, Asst.Commissioner of Police (Port), Mr. Dilip Gore, Asst.Commissioner Of Police (Traffic), Mr. S.K.Kaul,Chief Manager (Admn) & Secretary, Mr Bhushan Patil, Trustee, JNPT, Senior Representatives from All Port Terminals, CFS Association, CSLA, MANSA, Transport Association. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Ashish Pednekar, President, BCHAA along with Advisor, Mr.Mark Fernandes and Managing Committee members were represented by Mr.Kiran Rambhia, Mr.Karunakar Shetty, Mr.Dinesh Thakker, Mr.Dushyant Mulani, Mr.Rajesh Gosalia, Mr.Paresh Shah, Mr.Vinayak Aparaj, Mr.Ganpat Korde, Mr.Suresh Dalvi, Mr.Paresh Thakkar and Mr.Paresh Sangani.
The following issues were discussed at the meeting:- Dy. Commissioner of Police conveyed that CCTV camera should be installed by all CFS which can cover the entry and exit roads also. He further suggested that if required Police department would carry out a survey of area and suggest places where CCTV camera should be installed. Mr.Arun Adak, Secretary, CFS Association readily accepted the suggestion and conveyed that all CFS will be geared up with CCTV adequately. Mr.S.K.Kaul,Chief Manager (Admn) conveyed that JNPT is installing 105 high resolution cameras for the safety, security and betterment of trade within 3 months. He further declared that JNPT is constructing a state of art Police Station at Sonari village to increase police presence in this area. Mr.Sanjay Yenpure, DCP conveyed that CCTV camera should be operated 24 X 7 basis with high resolution and night vision facility. The issue pertaining to man handling of Custom Brokers employees for forceful payment of charges to certain local elements was also discussed. Mr.Sanjay Yenpure,DCP and Mr. Shashikant Borade,ACP conveyed that BCHAA must immediately forward these incidents to local police for appropriate action. He however stressed that a written complaint is required to be made in this matter to take action as per the law. The issue of poor infrastructure was also discussed.
Mr.Sanjay Yenpure, DCP pointed out that infrastructure available was inadequate which needs to be improved to take care of traffic congestion and other hindrances. Mr.Ashish Pednekar, President, BCHAA announced in the meeting that BCHAA would be handing over a jeep for the better safety, security and maintenance of law and order for support of Custom Brokers operating in this area. He conveyed that 19th December, being BCHAA founders day, the same would be handed over to Police on that day. Mr.Sanjay Yenpure, DCP and entire house unanimously appreciated this gesture on the part of BCHAA and he also suggested that CFS Association shall also reciprocate by providing vehicle for better petrolling in this area. Mr.Sanjay Yenpure, DCP conveyed that BCHAA and CFS operators should jointly conduct interaction/welfare programme with various police personnels working in areas under various departments for improved understanding of each others issues. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.