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TAIT gets new Directors

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Ravish Khapra Mumbai, Sep 25

It is election time at Mumbai's Trade Association of IT (TAIT),

which represents over 350 channel companies comprising distributors, resellers

and system integrators.The last time TAIT held elections was in 2004.

After Saurin Shah resigned from the Director's post, Sandeep

Parasrampuria, Director, Best IT World (India) and Vinod Mulchandani,

Proprietor, Aarvee Computers were in the fray for the coveted post. However,

Mulchandani withdrew his nomination on Sep 22, the last day for withdrawal,

paving the way for Parasrampuria to be elected unanimously.

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Sandeep Parasrampuria is

one of the new Directors

Gul Phagwani, another Director with the executive council has

also decided to resign for personal reasons. Ketan Patel of Mumbai-based

Creative Peripherals will now handle this second Director's post. Meanwhile,

Pravin Dhoka of Ortek Computers will continue as the third Director.

The formal institution of the new directors will be carried out

only after a resolution to that effect is passed during TAIT's AGM.

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Talking about why he decided to contest in the elections this

time, Parasrampuria said, "Many partners requested me to file my nomination

for the election. Best IT World has been a part of the channel community for a

long time now and we do our business mainly through channel partners. As

Director I will review what TAIT has done in the past and try to fill in

whatever gaps there might be."

TAIT has an Executive Council, which consists of seven directors

and three co-opted members. Of these seven posts for Directors, generally, two

contenders are selected through a general election, which is open for contesting

by all TAIT members.

Chetan Shah of Xpress Computers, who is also a member of the

TAIT Executive Council, explained, "TAIT sends out an AGM notice after

which the interested persons file their nominations. If anyone wishes to

withdraw, he can do so on or before the last date for withdrawal of

nominations."

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