MASBOA, Advanced Hospital urge Govt to restore internet service
IMPHAL, May 18
The Manipur State Business Owners' Association (MASBOA) has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Manipur requesting him to make arrangements for restoration of internet services in the State in view of revivification of mass technical & communication failures in business activities due to barring of internet services.
In the memorandum, MASBOA said, "We would like to take the privilege to submit this memorandum to honourable good-self for your kind & immediate intervention in view of the ongoing alarming situation in the State following the unfortunate incident staring the 3rd May, 2023 after which Government ordered to bar internet services including Fiber Broadband Services as a precautionary measure causing an extreme inconveniences and failure to our normal business activities including other online & internet based businesses thereby affecting the economy of the State".
The association pointed out that internet service is a part & parcel of modern life as it plays a remarkable & indispensable role in remittance of money, cashless transactions, education, information services, online shopping, shipping, delivery services, healthcare systems, hospitality services, travel bookings and many more.
"All the businesses registered under Goods & Service Taxes, GST need to file returns on before 20th of every month failing which penalty will be charged to every business which in turn will impact GST activities and tax flow. However, no business can file returns without the internet", it added.
MASBOA also appealed to the Government of Manipur to make necessary arrangements to resume internet services at least Fiber Broadband Services like Airtel Xtreme Fiber, Reliance Jio Fiber, BSNL Broadband services in view of revivification of business activities in the State.
Meanwhile, Kripadashini Advanced Hospital & Research Institute, Palace Compound, Imphal, has also appealed to the State Government to restore internet service at least in the hospital to ensure healthcare service to the public is not interrupted.
In a release, Advanced Hospital informed that after internet service was barred by the Government due to the recent violence, people who have visited the hospital with CMHT and PMJAY cards have not been able to avail the benefits of the schemes.
It continued that as registrations for CMHT and PMJAY are carried out online, people belonging to the weaker sections of the society especially those patients who are undergoing dialysis due to kidney failure are facing a lot of difficulties.