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Amit Shah is elected as BITA president

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DQC Bureau
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MUMBAI



June 8, 2006

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Amit Shah has been elected as the President of the Baroda IT Association (BITA)

for the year 2006-07. Earlier, he functioned as the secretary of the IT body and

this is the first time he has been made an emeritus of association. He is the MD

of AB's Desh Infotech, an IT solution, services and supplies company.

The election for BITA's office bearers was held on June 3rd, 2006. Five

office bearers and six executive committee members were elected during the

secret ballot, which saw the participation of 107 members. “This is the first

time that the election saw the participation of over 80% of our members,” said

Amit Shah.

The other elected members were Rajendra Shah who was appointed as Vice

President, Nilesh Shah and Jitu Rathod as Secretaries and Harshad Patel as

Treasurer. Talking about election process, Amit reveals that there were seven

contestants for these six posts and the election was conducted under direct

observation by Rajesh Mehta of Type House, Priyatosh Mehta of Pidibyte Systems

and Yogesh Thakkar of Counselor.

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The people who comprise the newly elected committee are Paresh Patel of PC

Link System, Jugal Mehta of Mehta Stationery Mart, Piyush Shah of PS Marketing,

Dilip Patel of Dhruv Computers, Hamendra Doshi of Mithun Enterprises and Vipul

Bhavsar of Parshwa Enterprises.

Talking about the tasks on his agenda, Amit Shah said that his first priority

is to compile a database of members. What separates this from the compilation of

other associations is that this database will also have details about the member's

family. “We in BITA believe that a member family is also important and

therefore want to include them in our directory,” revealed Shah.

The next item on his agenda is sorting out legal issues. “We want to

legally clarify the rights to the funds that a shareholder in the association

can enjoy and other similar issues,” stated Shah.

BITA will also introduce a group Mediclaim and insurance policy. Though Amit

agrees that most members would already have some mediclaim and insurance policy,

he feels that the policy floated by the association will also benefit the

members. He explained, “When a member applies for reimbursement of mediclaim,

the next year he is not eligible for a bonus and he also has to pay a higher

premium as well. So for smaller medical issues he can claim the reimbursement

from the scheme floated by the association rather than avail of his personal

policy.

Amit will also work with the newly elected committee to increase the

membership of the association and continue the annual event that it organizes.

The committee will also create a website for information dissemination, besides

organizing periodic lectures from IT and business experts for improving the

technical and business knowledge of members.

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