The 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Electronics City Industries’ Association (ELCIA was) held on Tuesday, 16th June 2015, at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Electronics City West Phase.
Over 200 people attended and 79 member industries were represented.
The function started with the lighting of the lamp by Ms. Rama N.S – Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Aruna C. Newton – President, Mr. R. Ramachandran – Vice President, Mr. Ajay Masand – Treasurer, Mr. V. Sriram Kumar – Secretary, and Mr. Veerappan – Jt. Secretary, and an invocation dance by Ms. Shradda.
Ms. Rama welcomed the gathering and introduced the agenda for the day’s programme. She clarified the unique role of ELCIA and ELCITA by explaining the factors that distinguish the two bodies.
The ELECTRONICS CITY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (ELCIA) is the industry body, and supports capacity building and business development. It has setup a SMART City live lab. It understands the requirements and pulse of the Industry, and interacts with the government in formulating better industrial policies. It also works with ELCITA for better Infrastructure for its members.
ELECTRONICS CITY INDUSTRIAL TOWNSHIP AUTHORITY (ELCITA) is an Urban Local Body with Municipal functions including Governance, Town Planning, Estate Management, Sustainability, Security, Transport & Traffic. ELCITA serves as a Pilot SMART City.
The mission of the above bodies is to address diverse requirements of the member Industries and improve the quality of 1.5 lakh employees.
Sriram Kumar V, Secretary, ELCIA, gave his report. He mentioned that ELCIA had organized various events like ELCIA Expo & Job Connect and workshop on CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project). Training sessions and seminars were organised on topics like quality, labor laws, service tax, etc.
The ELCIA MSME Cluster was inaugurated on 15th May, 2015. Around 29 companies have enrolled as cluster members. The ELCIA ESDM Cluster, an initiative by ELCIA to promote manufacturing of Electronics Components in India is awaiting the final approval from DeitY.
ELCIA also organizes clean E-CITY programmes including lake cleaning, spot-fixing, and waste segregation awareness drives.
Ms Aruna Newton, President said ELCIA has played a leading role in the ideation and proposal for the creation of an Industry Facilitation committee (IFC) in Karnataka. The IFC is proposed to be chaired by the Chief Secretary and comprises members from the government and industry. The main objective of the council is to ‘Create an environment to facilitate the ease of doing business in the state.’
Ms. Aruna said the idea of the IFC is being discussed in the state assembly and she expects a response from the GoK along with a government order very soon.
Election for the 2015-16 term was held. The new office bearers are: Ramachandran R , Customised Technologies (President), Raghunandhan, WIPRO (Vice President ), Sriram Kumar V. Fanuc India (Secretary), Veerappan V, TESSOLVE (Treasurer) and Bhawesh Kumar, Infosys (Jt Secretary)
The other Executive committee members are:
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