Presenting to You, the New Age F A D A Journal

A new beginning – a fresh approach!

Dear Dealer Colleagues,

I am sure that by now you would have noticed the new look and feel of F A D A Journal up close in your hands. I am as excited as you are with this change! This change was not only overdue but to keep pace with time it was the need of the hour. F A D A is a 53 years old body and as the young breed of leaders are now re-branding F A D A, the Journal should also have a makeover on similar lines. While the Journal boosts an entirely new cover design, it now also inculcates improved content with key takeaways specially for the Auto Retail Industry.

Coming to the Economic health of the country, while the manufacturing sector growth slowed to 4.4% compared to 8.5% in February’18, the industry group of “manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers” grew by 17.2% during the same period. This shows that the Automobile Industry is back on track after facing road bumps during the previous FY.

The Indian Auto Industry started the new FY on a strong note as sales of Commercial Vehicles, Two Wheelers and Passenger Vehicles grew by 76%, 17% and 7.5% respectively. This growth was due to recovery in semi-urban and rural markets, besides stable urban demand which was specially boosted by the auspicious Akshaya Tritiya festival. 

The Honourable Hyderabad and Madras High Courts have recently given orders in favour of the new vehicle owners that State Transport Departments can only charge Life Tax on the Invoice Price and not on Ex-Showroom Price. This will bring huge savings for the vehicle buyers. While on the subject, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) had rolled out a Draft Notification on Amendment in CMVR Act, 1989 for High Security Registration Plates and had asked for stakeholders comments. F A D A has sent its views to the Ministry and members who want to obtain a copy of the same can write to the Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This year’s Event Calendar begins with Vyapar Patna on 14th June’18 which is happening at Hotel Maurya. It will be followed by Vyapar Lucknow on 14th July’18. Members are requested to kindly make a note of these dates and try to make sure that they attend the same. As usual, F A D As Vyapar Events will bring with itself newer learnings and ways with which we can counter the disruptions which are knocking on our doors.

F A D A is now entering the next orbit of momentum and growth and I am sure that in times to come, you will notice higher degrees of engagement between the apex body and its members. To leverage the same I will request all of you to bring in Dealer friends who are not yet associated with us. It will not only make F A D A strong but will also make our industry stand as one and of course, stronger! 

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

John K Paul

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