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.