Karnal association focuses on IT awareness, defaulters

DQW Bureau
28 Jun 2005
New Update


Barely seven-month-old Karnal Computer Vendors Association (KCVA) is already

showing the promise of being an active Association.

This 40-member association of the close knit IT community in Karnal, a small

district in Haryana, was formed after a few players got together and decided

that a common plat-form is needed for the commu-nity to share information and

tackle issues that impact the market adversely. "In tune with one of the

major goals of the association to tackle payment defaulters, in January, this

year, the association managed to bring to book a reseller who had cheated a

local vendor of goods worth Rs 10 lakh by placing orders against post-dated

cheques. As soon as it was discovered that the cheques were not valid the

association swung into action. The culprit, however, managed to evade the

police," informed Harbhajan Singh, the first President of KCVA.

The association is struc-tured to have an executive member body headed by a

president. In its first meeting held in December 2004, 10 members were

unanimously elected to represent the local IT community. Apart from Harbhajan

Singh of Infotech Computers and Communica-tions, who is President of KCVA the

other nine executive members include Anil Verma of Abacus International, Kamal

Bhasin of Pranay Computers, Charanjit Singh of Ahuja Sales, Atul Sachdeva of

Computech Mart, Alok Arora of Horizon Systems, Vikas Mann of Computer Network,

Naveen Bajaj of Bajaj Agencies, Parminder Singh of SIMT and Rajiv Kaushal of Ace


According to Singh, there are a lot of plans for this young association but

creating IT awareness takes priority. It is high on the KCVA agenda. "We

are encouraging customers to approach the association if they feel they have

been cheated or have got a bad deal," he said.

Ruth Samson

New Delhi