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Delhi, India, 2010/09/14 - Set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT Industry promotion, MAIT has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organisation.
Representing Hardware, Training, R&D & Hardware Design and other associated service segments of the Indian IT Industry, MAIT’s charter is to develop a global competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India, strengthen the role of IT in national economic development, promote business through international alliances, promote quality consciousness in the IT Industry and transform the Indian IT Industry into a World Scale Industry leading to a World Class Usage and thus a World Size Market.
MAIT is represented on all concerned Government of India fora and works in close association with the Industry Chambers and all IT/Electronics Associations in India and overseas for the advancement of the IT Industry in India.
MAIT also recognises the importance of Information Technology Industry growing with sound business relations with the rest of the world. In this direction, MAIT from time to time exchanges delegations and structured information with overseas counterpart organisations – industry data, published reports and newsletters – and encourages cross attending of annual events as a part of its effort to promote international understanding.
• Enabling a policy framework of IT manufacturing ecosystem;
• Attracting investments in IT manufacturing;
• Simplification of Procedures for Exports and Imports;
• Increasing IT Penetration/Usage in India;
• Reduction in local levies and taxes on IT products to make IT affordable;
• Promoting Design, Innovation and New Product Development;
• Local Language IT Applications/Products/Solutions;
• Promoting usage of genuine IT products, components and consumables;
• e-Waste Management.
The general management and control of the Association is vested in the Executive Council. The members of the Executive Council are elected from the Corporate members, each member representing a section of the IT Industry. The Executive Council holds office for a period of two years with the President as its head. The Vice President, in the absence of the President is vested with the authority to perform the duties of the President.
The Secretariat headed by the Executive Director is responsible for MAIT’s administrative business. Headquartered in New Delhi with regional offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai, the Secretariat works full time to support the Executive Council.
Various Committees - both at national and regional levels constitute an integral part of the Association. The Committees, comprising Top and Middle Management of member companies, take up long and short-term issues of the Indian IT Industry.
MAIT (mait.com) represents 92% of the Hardware Sector (by turnover). MAIT membership comprising Indian and Multinational companies is categorised into Corporate and Affiliate. The Corporate Members are engaged in manufacture of IT products or provide services or in any other closely related IT business and the Affiliate Members support the cause of MAIT. Application of membership is subject to approval of the Executive Council.