15 members committee has been formed to give legal shape to the body
Federation of All India IT Associations (FAIITA) will soon get legal entity. In its second conclave held in Bangalore recently, representatives of FAIITA unanimously resolved to formalize the federation under the Indian Societies Registration Act of 1860. They also resolved to constitute a 15 members interim Working Committee that will work to decide by-laws and constitution of the federation.
Champak Raj Gurjar, the President of FITAM, Maharashtra was unanimously selected as President of the committee and Hari Balasubramanian was selected as a Senior Vice President. Saket Kapur was selected as a General Secretary and Arun Nagaraja was selected as Treasurer. It was also resolved to elect 5 zonal Vice Presidents and Joint Secretaries. The committee will bear the office till the first AGM to be held in April, 2015.
Speaking on his appointment, Champak Raj Gurjar said, “This is a historic moment for all of us. We should fight for our rights only through legal way. I am sure that once registered officially, FAIITA will address channels’ issues in a systematic way.”
Mumbai based Trade Association of Information Technology (TAIT) has congratulated Gurjar who is the then president of the association for his new responsibility.
“This is proud moment for each TAIT members wherein industry stalwart Champakraj Gurjar entrusted with the honorable responsibility and TAIT your association is at forefront at national level for the cause of domestic IT Industry”, said K R Chaube, president of TAIT.
During the conclave, it was resolved that the federation would continue with the present name and its head office would be registered in the national capital, Delhi. The decisions were made on the constitution, the registration process of MOA of the federation.
Nearly 35 State IT and regional associations, including FITAG-Gujrat, UPCDA-UP, CCMDA-Chhattisgarh Capita-AP, AKITDA-Kerala, RCTA-Rajasthan, Confed-ITA-TN, COMPASS-WB GIBA-Goa PCAIT and ADCTA-Delhi were present in the conclave.
Shrenik Bindage, General Secretary of FITAM said that the meeting was fruitful and it would further strengthen the unity among IT associations and partners.
“The entire event was marked by unity among members and association. Once get legal entity, it will help us to represent in front of the government more strongly and systematically.”
Saket Kapoor, newly appointed General Secretary of FAIITA said that the federation was formed to benefit the entire channel community.
“FAIITA will work for the benefit of the channel and address their challenges on a priority basis”, he said.
On the query that how the non registered IT associations across the country would be benefitted by FAIITA, Kapoor said that all the district associations would be required the federation through their respective State associations.
“All the registered IT associations can approach FAIITA directly. We have extended support to all of our registered members”, he said.
On the query on discussion on OLS and other challenges of the channel, Kapoor said that the main agenda of the event was to formulize the federation. Therefore, these issues were not discussed in the meeting.
It is to be noted that last year in December, FAIITA had issued a voluntary advisory to the associations across India and appealed them to direct their members to refrain from purchasing fresh stocks from vendors and national distributors. The purchase refrain was eased after some vendors showed positive signs to come on the table to discuss pricing issue.
FiTDAK-Karnataka, one of the leading State IT Associations in South India hosted the entire event. B Anandrao, President of FiTDAK thanked FiTDAK’s core team for the event for ensuring comfortable stay of all the delegates and smooth conduct of the event.