TAIT’s Inspiring efforts during lockdown

TAIT’s Inspiring efforts during lockdown

India is one of the world’s worst hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s lockdown began in late march and was subsequently extended several times. Stringent restrictions halted most economic activities and Mumbai being financial capital of India, Trade of Mumbai based IT partners was hurt badly.

To mitigate psychological and the economic fallout, Trade Association of Information Technology, popularly known as TAIT across India worked relentlessly for their members for every aspects of business. Entire TAIT Board, through various calls and messaging, kept motivating and encouraging members and coordinating amongst them for any of the issues that needs to be attended. This was backed by Conducting several webinars which were need of the time, and kept focus of members on converting this lockdown period into growth opportunity.

Such efforts by any association is unique and worth applause by entire trade. TAIT is running it’s 25th year of foundation and such rich traditions are cultivated by their leaders year after year.

It would be worthwhile to have a look at the list of leaders who served so far as TAIT presidents since its formation- Atul Mehta (Founder President), Saurin Shah, Umang Mehta, Pravin Dhoka, Late Anees Khalfay, Ketan Patel, Girish Rathod, Champak Gurjar, Rushabh Shah, Parag Shah, K. Chaube and currently being Presided by Samir Parekh

The best part is every subsequent team so far has time to time acknowledged the efforts and contribution of their seniors and take advise from them without any hesitation. This noteworthy though non-documented tradition of seeking advise and standing with current team naturally takes any organization to greater heights.

During lockdown TAIT arranged session on “How to use LockDown time Sensibly for Growth”. This was conducted by Satish Villait, who is also a TAIT member and was moderated by TAIT General Secretary Viren Bavishi, was very well attended by members and some of the non-members too. It was a real dope to convert threat of lockdown to big opportunity.

Also, arranged was Session on Tips and tricks for Cyber security. This was conducted by none other than well known cyber security expert Sachin Dedhia. This was initiated by  TAIT Director Pravin Dhoka who was continuously and extensively engaged in relief work for needy under various banner, also spared time for TAIT members activity. Was attended by hundreds of members and non-members from across the country and many requests were received for providing recording of the event which is available on youtube now.

While entire trade community was in dilemma of coping up with their business losses and on the other hand taking care of their staffs well-being and also paying them necessary remuneration, it was necessary to also know the legal angle of Paying Salaries and other provisions during lockdown.

Without fail, TAIT arranged a session on “Labour Laws”, Focusing on Salaries during  lockdown. This was very well conducted by eminent labour law practitioner Aniket Shelar. TAIT treasurer Samir Mehta initiated this activity, Which was again very well attended from across Maharashtra. Aniket Shelar responded to every single query patiently to the satisfaction of all the Members. This session too was moderated by TAIT General Secretary Viren Bavishi who set the agenda of the discussion and made sure that every doubts were covered including Salries, ESIC, Insurance for employees and other provisions. As follow up actions, all new provisions or relaxations are being updated and informed to members.