SITA bans founder member

DQC Bureau
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The Salem IT Association (SITA) has decided to ban its founder member, S

Dinakaramoorthy, Proprietor, Sree Jeeva Computer Systems, for financial

irregularities. It has also terminated his membership from the association for

defaulting on this payment.“The association has asked dealers in the region not

to give any credit to the suspended dealer or have any business relationships

with him.““SITA learned that the dealer has applied for insolvency petition in

the Salem Court. We also learned that he has asked for police protection

claiming that there is a threat to his life from those people to whom he owes

money. Considering the fact that such unethical activities would damage the

dignity of the association, we had to take this extreme step,” informed P

Jagadeeswaran, Joint Secretary, SITA.“He also said that all attempts to reach

the dealer for understanding the situation went futile as Dinakaramoorthy's

mobile was switched off. “He has been the founder member of the association and

we wanted to understand his situation and lend a helping hand to him. However,

he remained unreachable for more than a week. When this correspondent tried to

get in touch with Dinakaramoorthy to get his side of this story, he too was

unsuccessful as the latter's mobile remained switched off.“Dinakaramoorthy is

the third person to be terminated from the association. It may be noted that the

practice of banning defaulters from the region was started a few months back

with the ban on Vairamudi, Proprietor of VS Computers and A Suresh Anbu and

Karthikeyan, Proprietors of Sreeram Hi-Tech for defaulting on payments worth Rs

8 lakh to Delhi-based distributor Iris Computers.“We want to create strong

awareness among the channel community about payment defaults, as no dealer can

manage to loose any amount at this point of time. We want our dealers to follow

ethical trade practices, so that no channel member gets affected in the future.

The association also wouldn't remain silent if any dealer involves himself in

any activities that would damage the dignity of the association,” he claimed.