The Chamber was represented on Customs Tariff Committee (1921);
Cantonment Committee, Residency Bazar Committee (1924) and
Railway Advisory Council (1926). They agitated for
representation on the Legislative Council, but do not seem to
have succeeded in this. But it succeeded in obtaining a
nomination to sit in the Municipal Council in 1931.
After repeated requests through the early thirties, a
representation was finally given in 1937 to the Chamber and
Sahukars’ Association on the Municipal Corporation. A joint
meeting of the two organizations was held to consider election
of a representative.
Following formation of the Fruit Development Board, in 1938, a
representative of the Chamber was elected to the Executive
Committee of the Hyderabad Farming Association.
The Chamber aspired for the membership of the mercantile
community on the City Improvement Board. A Panel of names was
suggested to the Board from the Chamber (1936).
The Nizam appointed Mr. Ahmed Alladin as the Mercantile
Community’s Representative on the City Improvement Board (1939).
The business community’s representation on the Municipal
Corporation was a highly coveted one and Sahukaran Committee and
Chamber seem to have had difference over this. They were
finally settled by having a joint general meeting and a workable
convention was established for sending representatives of
Chamber and Sahukaran Committee alternatively. (1940).
Cosmopolitan: There were a few instances in which the Chamber
refused to agree to a communal approach in sending nominees to
representative boides, etc., (1943).
The Chamber made bid for representation on Postal Advisory Board
representative of the NIzam’s State Railway and the Director of
Commerce & Industries were co-opted to the Managing Committee of
the Chamber (1944). Both were members of the Chamber from 1944
and continued upto 1968.
The Board of Governors of Central Laboratory extended a
representation for the business community. This was alternately
held each year was the mill-owners. (1944).
Representation was offered to the Chamber on two committees,
namely Post-war Planning Committee and a Committee on Technical
Education. The Chamber did not agree to the Government choosing
its representative. They informed the Department that it is
their right to elect a representative. They sought
clarification in this regard. (1945).
1944 and again in 1947, the Chamber pleaded for appointment of a
representative of trade, commerce and industry in the Executive
Council (H.E.H. the Nizam’s Government) and larger
representation for the business community in the Legislative
The Chamber demanded representation on the Nizam Government’s
Tariff Board. A representation was sent accordingly to the
Director General of Revenue in October, 1947.
Mill-Owners were requested to send nominations to Committee for
membership of Central Laboratories of Research. The Chamber
decided to send a representation alternately from the Chambers
and Mill-owners every year. (1948).
The Chamber sent a nominee to be on the Council of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants (1949).
The Chamber’s representative was elected to be on the Hyderabad
Electricity Committee in 1950.
Sri S.V. Naik, the then President of the Chamber, was
congratulated in 1950 for being nominated to Parliament. (1950).
and large, the Hyderabad Deccan Chamber of Commerce was
consulted on matters concerning trade. But once in the 1930’s
on the question of mode of assessing customs duty, the Revenue
Member was requested by the Chamber to be given an opportunity
to express opinion on measures affecting trade and commerce.
Perhaps even in those days, as now, Government sometimes used to
do things unilaterally. Then the Chamber had to chase the
cases, while the Government sat on a posture of prestige. The
Chamber expressed concern about the difficulty which
ill-considered measures entail for the trade.