ISODA elects new ‘Board’

The association is reportedly pushing for reforms

17 Aug 2012

Going ahead with its plans of the annual general elections following the general meeting, ISODA has finalized the new board with new faces coming into the picture as the association is reportedly pushing for reforms.


The new committee comprises of Sudarshan Ranganathan of Veeras Infotek as the secretary, Vishal Bindra of ACPL as vice chairman and Devesh Agarwal of Compusoft as vice president. Paresh Shah of PH Techknow has been elected as the treasurer. A total of about 50 members were present and voted in the AGM.

Althugh portfolio holders avoided commenting on the election or the plans laid thereof for the new term, sources in ISODA revealed that the association has finalized the key proposals for the norm of office bearers.

"Henceforward, any member can hold office for a maximum term of 8 years and can stand for elections maximum for 2 consecutive terms (amounting to 4 years maximum at a go). With this proposal passed, we can ensure that the associaiton remains vibrant as well as nepotism can be controlled," a source in ISODA said.


As reported previously by The DQ Week about amending the election format, the association has gone ahead with its plan of routine upgradation (after a term of one year) for the holders of VP and VC portfolio to president and chairman, respectively, implying that the current personnel holding the offices of VP and VC have a fair chance to become the next president and chairman. In case the proposal is adopted by the members present and voting, in the next year elections, Bindra and Agarwal is likely to become chairman and president, respectively.

As part of its plan, sources in the association also revealed that this year, the prime focus of ISODA will be in increasing its membership count and key issues (to be taken up) will be finalized in the next meeting.

However, untill now, no official statement from either the president or chairman has been released.