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Isaac Vas re-elected President of KCCI


Press Release, Oct 1, 2020, 12:02 PM IST

Mangaluru: Isaac Vas has been re-elected as the President of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

The decision was taken during its 80th Annual General meeting, held on September 28, via video-Conferencing under the Guidelines issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, with voting by remote e-voting which is a novel initiative and first one of its kind so far.

The Office Bearers elected include Shashidhar Pai Maroor as Vice-President, Nissar Fakeer Mohammed and CA Abdur Rahman Musba, as the Secretaries, M. Ganesh Kamath as Treasurer,

All earlier directors namely Nitte Yathiraj Shetty, B.A. Nazeer, Ananthesh V. Prabhu, Amith Ramachandra Acharya, Aditya Padmanabha Pai, P. B. Ahmed Mudassar and Ms. Athmika Subbaiah Amin and Divakar Pai Kochikar have been re-elected.

Further the General Body has elected four more new Directors to the Chamber namely CA. Nandagopal Shenoy, Anand G. Pai, Director of Bharath Beedis, Jeethan Allen Sequeira, Partner of Cargolinks, Ashith Balakrishna Hegde Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Arkieva supply chain Technologies, USA.

In his address, President Vas highlighted the achievements of the Chamber during the year which included the setting up of a world class Alternate Dispute Redressal Centre inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Mr. S. Abdul Nazeer Judge, Supreme Court of India in March 2020 for the benefit of the business community.

He highlighted that the Chamber has presented a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to the Government for an IT park on land reserved for it at Derebail Mangalore by KEONICS. The entire building plan of 2 lakhs SFT at an estimated cost of 60 cores has been designed by IDF Mangalore with involvement from CREDAI and all heads of IT industry in the District. The Chamber has also requested the Mangalore Smart City MSCL to share part of the cost of this infrastructure which will be benefit thousands of youngsters by way of creating jobs and other economic development.

He lauded the Govt. of Karnataka for adhering to the representation of the Chamber to shift the Commercial Court to Mangalore which now has a bench functioning at the District Courts and also establishing a Maritime Board for the State.

The long pending demand of the Chamber for reforms in APMC have been met by the Government which is bound to give a big push to Cashew and other agricultural based industries. The APMC Cess is reduced to 0.35% restricted only to the APMC yard and sub yards he appreciated.

Adapting to the new normal, reinventing the Chamber and making the Chamber’s activities, initiatives and programs relevant to the times, is a challenge that KCCI has to meet in the coming years he added.

 

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