In SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT resource use aims to meet human need while simultaneously ensuring the sustainability of natural systems and the environment.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT is crucial for meeting society’s needs not only in the present but also in the future.
New Initiatives planned this year Effective networking with the Central Government and Multilateral agencies, etc. in New Delhi Setting up of an ADR Centre in IMC Hosting of exhibitions IT awards Website Restructuring Publications
Networking with the Central Government Upgrading and strengthening our New Delhi office. We have retained Mr. Arun Kumar Mago (IAS Retd.), former Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra, as our consultant and advisor. Liaison and networking at various levels of Central Government Ministries and Embassies in New Delhi Getting associated with hosting important visiting foreign dignitaries in Mumbai To regain seats on the MbPT and JNPT Board of Trustees, as well as the Zonal ailway Users’ Consultative Committees for Central and Western Railway. Strengthen liaison with multilateral agencies like World Bank, UNDP, UNCTAD, etc.
Setting up of ADR Centre in Mumbai We are trying to set up the ADR Centre of the Chamber on the 3 rd floor of IMC, with a generous contribution from Mr. Suresh Kotak’s family. This will give IMC a great deal of visibility in the critical areas of arbitration, mediation and conciliation. Registration of IMC as an Institutional Arbitrator with the Bombay High Court.
Exhibitions/Trade Fairs To begin with, the Chamber is planning to host an exhibition focusing on electronics and electronic items some time in December 2013 or January 2014 in the World Trade Centre, Mumbai.
IT Awards The Chamber is organising the IT awards on September 28, 2013, for excellence in this critically important area.
Website Restructuring We will be restructuring the IMC website to make it more comprehensive and user friendly. This will include putting articles written by economists, including from IMC. This will ensure their accessibility to a larger audience, and could also help to spur a strategic debate in important policy areas which would enhance the IMC’s visibility amongst decision-makers.
Publications We propose to bring out publications/policy documents/research papers in the following important areas: Law and legal affairs Insurance Public transportation Urban infrastructure Financing of Water Investments Financial Sector Reforms
Publications (Continued) Study on IWT in Mumbai/Maharashtra Undertaking a detailed study on the topic “Inland Water Transportation (IWT) in Maharashtra with special reference to the Mumbai Metropolitan Area: Scenario, Perspective and Prospects”. This is in sync with the theme of the year since sustainable development – particularly of densely populated and sprawling coastal urban areas like Mumbai – will necessitate a much greater and cost-effective implementation of IWT than what is being attempted at present.
Expert Committees : 2013-14 No.CommitteeChairmanCo-Chairmen Officer-in-Charge 1. Agri-Business & Food Processing Mr. G. Chandrashekhar Dr. Sharad Varde Mr. Kishore Tanna Ms. Anita Naik 2.Anti-Corruption CellMr. J.F. Ribeiro Mr. Narayan Varma Mr. D. Sivanandhan Mr. Sanjiv Gaitonde 3.Aviation & AirportsMr. Jitender BhargavaMr. Anand Adsul 4.Capital MarketMs. Deena Mehta Mr. Asokan Arumugam Mr. U. Venkataraman Ms. Kinjal Desai 5.Corporate GovernanceMr. Pradip Shah Mr. Deepak Satwalekar Mr. Pradip Kanakia Mr. Anand Adsul 6. Corporate Social Responsibility Mr. Gul Kripalani Mr. Tanil Kilachand Mr. M K Chouhan Ms. Anita Naik 7.Direct TaxationMr. Rajan VoraMr. Gautam NayakMr. Upendra Shah 8.Economic PolicyDr. Ashima Goyal Dr. Saugata Bhattacharya Dr. Yadnya Pitale 9.EducationDr. Rupa ShahMs. Manju Nichani Mr. Sanjiv Gaitonde 10. Entertainment, Media and Sports Mr. Manmohan ShettyMr. Sanjoy Chakrabarty Mr. Mir Ranjan Negi Ms. Bharathi Pradhan Mr. Sanjay Mehta
Expert Committees : 2013-14 No.CommitteeChairmanCo-Chairmen Officer-in-Charge 11.Environment & Energy Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti Mr. Suresh Prabhu Mr. Darshan Hiranandani Dr. Yadnya Pitale 12.Finance & Banking Mr. Chandan Bhattacharya Mr. Mahesh Thakkar Mr. B A Prabhakar Mr. A. Krishna Kumar Mr. S S Mundra Mr. Jitendra Sanghvi 13. Finance & Investment (IMC’s) Mr. Dilip Dandekar Mr. Upendra Shah 14. Forum of Affiliated Associations Mr. Suresh Kotak Mr. Deepak Doshi Mr. Mahesh Thakkar Ms. Ujwal D’Souza 15. Human Resource Development Adv. Sundeep Puri Ms. Subhashri Nair 16. IMC Court of Arbitration & Conciliation Mr. D.M. PopatMr. Tushar Mavani Mr. D C Tanna/ Mr. Prajakt Palladwar 17. Inclusive Innovation Awards Mrs. Bhavna Doshi Ms. Selby Nambisan 18.Indirect TaxationMr. Vikram NankaniMr. Bakul ModyMr. Upendra Shah
Expert Committees : 2013-14 No.CommitteeChairmanCo-Chairmen Officer-in-Charge 19.IndustryDr. Vinod Juneja Mr. Deepak Premnarayen Ms. Ginni Juneja 20. Information TechnologyDr. Lalit KanodiaMr. Hemant Sonawala Ms. Selby Nambisan 21.InsuranceMr. Arun AgarwalMr. P. ChandrasekarMs. Ujwal D’Souza 22.International BusinessMr. Anil Ruia Ms. Sunita Ramnathkar Mr. Rajiv Podar Ms. Kinjal Desai 23.LawMr. Shaunak ThackerMr. Anand Desai Mr. D C Tanna/ Mr. Prajakt Palladwar 24.MediationMr. Suresh KotakMr. Prathamesh Popat Mr. D C Tanna/ Mr. Prajakt Palladwar 25. Membership Development Mr. Prabodh Thakker Mr. Sanjay Mehta 26.MSMEMr. Deepak DoshiMr. Sanjiv SaraffMs. Ginni Juneja 27.Mumbai DevelopmentMr. Nanik Rupani Mr. Anil RuiaMs. Kiran Kamath
Expert Committees : 2013-14 No.CommitteeChairmanCo-Chairmen Officer-in-Charge 28.Navi MumbaiMr. R.K. Jain Mr. S. Swaminathan Mr. Yogesh Mehta Mr. Ganeshan Pillai 29. President’s Advisory Council Mr. Ram GandhiMr. Rohit PatelMr. Arvind Pradhan 30. Quality Improvement & Technology Mr. Niraj BajajMr. Suresh LullaMs. Maya Desai 31. Real Estate & Infrastructure Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani Mr. Pranay VakilMs. Ginni Juneja 32.Shipping & PortsMr. Mark Fernandes Mr. Anand Adsul 33.Students' ForumMs. Manju Nichani Mr. Sanjiv Gaitonde 34. Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Mr. Pradip Madhavji Mr. Clarence Fernandes Ms. Kiran Kamath 35.Young Leaders' ForumMs. Ujwal D’Souza
Committees added Economic Policy Much progress has been made in the economy in the past two decades but the road ahead of us is still paved with a great deal of uncertainty. Many pressing issues – slowing growth, rising inflation, fiscal consolidation, a weakening rupee, global economic uncertainty etc. - are looming on the horizon and they all directly affect the productivity and competitiveness of our business community. All of them need to be resolved on a priority basis through the application of sound economic policy. It is possible to achieve preset target provided the task is approached logically and rationally. This Committee would help to reveal some solid insights and policy actions in that context.
India Calling Delegations – 2 or more This year, there is a proposal to change the format of India Calling -- our flagship event. We will consider business delegations to following countries/regions, with more emphasis on business meetings. Russia Africa and Latin America
Activities initiated last year will be taken forward Students’ Forum Mentorship of Students/Young budding Entrepreneurs Bi-monthly Seminars with eminent speakers CEO for a Day, Mentor – Mentee Initiative
Set up more Skill Development Centres This was a good initiative taken last year by Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani. It is proposed to set up more such centres in Navi Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra. Continued…