Mr. Prakash Dhoka , Chairman
On assuming the chairmanship of DCCIA Pune, I wish to extend my gratification to all the members of DCCIA, Pune family for their support over the years to have cited this chamber on the industrial globe as a “Reputed Chamber”.
Kindly convey my thanks to all your employees.
In this rapidly growing industrial belt, the prime responsibility of the chamber is to nurture the upcoming industries and support the already established industries. For that, I plan to take the membership to 300 at the earliest with your support
With respect to increasing productivity, the chamber plans to organise trainings for employees and conduct certificate courses to increase the skill set of human resources. I request all members to support us by achieving higher registrations for each course & session.
Since all the industries all located in villages, I appeal to all of you to kindly take up development work in your nearby community or village. This will go a long way to develop mutual trust and confidence.
The chamber’s functioning is directly related to the functioning of the sub-committees; Hence I implore upon the chairpersons & members of these sub- committees to devote their time and professionalism in addressing the related issues of the member industries
In conclusion, on behalf of all the executive committee members & office bearers of the Chamber, I promise our dedicated support at all times to all of you.
Mr. Prakash Dhoka
Mr. HP Srivastava, Vice Chairman
When I look back today at our journey of over a decade and a half, I am overwhelmed with mixed emotions. While I do have a sense of satisfaction of successfully transforming a small Industrial Association namely ‘Nagar Road Industries Association (NRIA)’ with restricted regional presence into a Chamber of Commerce viz. ‘Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (DCCIA PUNE)’, comprisingalmost200 member industries with much wider geographical presence, I can not escape the feeling that we could have done much more. Nevertheless, I am quite confident that in time, our Chamber will further grow in strength and with active involvement of all the industries, we will be able to fulfill our dream of converting this industrial belt into a mini Japan.
The financial year 2008-09 will go down in history as a year which saw two extremes in a span of just six months. While the first half of the year witnessed a very significant industrial, economic growth and a very high degree of optimism, the second half was totally in contrast wherein the entire economic scenario changed dramatically and the buying frenzy (which was prevailing in the global market) disappeared overnight. This unpredictable sudden change caught the whole world off guard. The expansions/ capacity additions/new projects were put on the back burner. Suddenly companies which were busy adding manpower left, right, and center not only applied the brake, but also switched over to reverse gear wherein layoffs/ pink slips became the order of the day. The global financial market experienced a tremor as quite a few giant financial institutions went bust overnight. The high degree of optimism was replaced by pessimism.
The effect of the global meltdown was felt by our industrial belt too. We all know that most of the industries today are operating at a much lower capacity due to shrinkage of demand and if one compares the result of the second half of the financial year with the first half, a huge variation in operation levels can be observed which says it all. Few economists are predicting that the economy will revive by the end of 2009, but a majority of them have opined that the worst is far from over.
Against this back drop, what should be done? Personally speaking, I have always believed that every business or for that matter every economy follows a cycle. There are phases of boom, but at the same time there are phases of gloom too. What goes up must come down is the law of nature. So while we must enjoy our success and savour good times, we must not forget the lessons which we learnt in the not-so-good times either. But more often than not, we tend to forget this.
Let us use this time in putting our house in order and go back to tactics/strategies such as rightsizing, cost cutting, productivity improvement and waste reduction which helped us overcome tough times in the past. Those who survive this trying time will once again taste the fruits of success when the boom time returns. Before I conclude, I would like to share with the readers the following lines, inscribed above the entrance of the Centre Court of Wimbledon, from a poem by Rudyard Kipling whose formative years were spent in India:-
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!
Wishing you all the best in your endeavours!
Mr. Rathin Sinha, Secretary
The last year has seen unprecedented swings in the fortunes of business in general and industries in particular. There is no clear indication as to when the recession that has gripped the economy is going to release its bear-like hug. It is in such turbulent times that Nagar Road Industries Chamber of Commerce and Industry is being baptised as Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture Pune or ‘DCCIA Pune’ for short. I have no doubt that the Chamber, in its new manifestation, will emerge stronger and will be better able to fulfill the aspirations of its member industries.
There are a host of issues which the industries have to cope with on a day-to-day basis that saps its energy and divert it from perusing more fruitful avenues. Industries have borne the brunt of erratic power cuts, traffic bottlenecks, water shortages, politically maneuvered manpower exodus and host of other irritants which continue to hold it down. The Chamber has always put forth the difficulties faced by member industries to the concerned authorities, many times with positive results. The Chamber is now set to take up a fresh set of initiatives to project the capabilities of member industries in world markets. In this Endeavour we are actively collaborating with UNIDO and Chambers of Commerce in other countries.
As Richard Nixon has beautifully said; “The finest steel comes from the hottest fire”, it is more important now than ever before to don our thinking caps and build a culture of innovation not only in manufacturing, but also in offering new products & services in new markets, unknown to us before. It is expected that the restructuring of the world economy will change the landscape of international markets and offer Indian companies a never-before opportunity to be globally competitive. The future beckons us. Let us all put our shoulder to the wheel and collectively fulfill the aspiration for a developed India with sustainable development and inclusive growth.
Ms.Sandhya Kanakia, General Manager
Greetings and salutations to all our members…! 🙂
First of all, we at DCCIA would like to thank all of you for a marvellous & eventful, action-packed year that went by. This has led us to reach our potential and achieve new heights due to encouragement, suggestions, participation and support; which in turn has motivated us to push our boundaries and strive to achieve better. We are proud to have members across all sectors & strata as this helps everybody to share their learnings and create a desire & an atmosphere of continuous improvement with respect to how industries can be managed, especially considering how fast corporate needs are evolving over time.
Hence DCCIA becomes an integral strategic point for addressing all your concerns, issues, requirements and arranging lots of conferences, seminars, key note speakers, media along with press connections & law enforcement as well.
We are committed towards making Pune the most conducive place to work and carry out business for all industries and are glad to announce that the previous year has certainly yielded amazing results for us.
Lastly, I would like to reiterate that all this would not have been possible without you all and urge everybody to continue to be an active part of our valued community and keep us on our toes to serve you optimally and benefitting the entire society as a whole.