AIT, Bengaluru based IT Association, the biggest IT association in Karnataka and FiTDAK, the Karnataka State IT Association, with all the district Associations coming under its purview observed state wide bandh across Karnataka state on 24th November. All the IT hardware companies shut down their establishments in an effort to show its united stand on opposing the dealer unfriendly policies of OEMs and OLS market place.
Bandh was a huge success across Karnataka with all local TV channels covering the events. We protested at the iconic Town Hall and it was a silent dharna where we got good visibility. With the support of Convener of Fitdak – Nagesh, President of Fitdak – Anand Rao, Secretary of Fitdak – Sridhar and Vice-President of SIITA – Nalin Patel taking the lead it went on with great success. I think now we should support FAIITA with more evidence of predatory pricing with invoice proof to fight with government as we have completed the first step of dharna with wide press coverage, said, M A Sathya Prasad, President, AIT- Bengaluru.
Big credit goes to all AITANS for your massive protest, particularly SP Road members, said, Nalin Patel, Vice-President, SIITA. Thanks to all the leaders and dealers of district associations, they have shown good show of strength, at this moment we need spirit and unity to take it further, said, Nagesh, Convener of Fitdak. Excellent work, these kinds of work makes the leaders gear up, said, Karthik, President, SIITA. Congrats to team Karnataka from top to bottom for showing the unity, said, Veera Swamy, President, TCCDA.
The IT dealers of Mysuru took the procession against e-commerce firms and all the IT dealers participated in the rally. DEALiT, which has more than 70 registered members in Mysuru and Mandya, said it was not against competition but was worried by what it termed as “unethical business practices” of various online and e-commerce firms. I am thankful to FITDAK for supporting the district associations by making things successful said, Arun Nagaraja, President, DEALiT.
Belgaum IT Association (BITA) had a successful bundh, where every single IT offices including services sector were closed. All had suspended their sales, services and repairs for the day. More than 200+ dealers including their staff from entire district assembled at a center point in the city and took out a rally shouting slogans against OLS till DC office wherein a memorandum was given to the DC pleading to take care of the issue and it was also informed that it was also effecting the revenue generation of the state. I am thankful to the dealer community who have showed their support and unity, said, Manoj Talreja, President, BITA.