The Gurgaon Industrial Association (GIA), city’s oldest industry body, will hold elections for its office-bearers on September 29. The elections are being held after a gap of four years.
The elections are supposed to take place annually but after 2008, these were not held due to new building facilities being constructed at the GIA’s office in the Industrial Development Centre, Sector 14.
GIA secretary Bishen Singh Mehrish said on Monday, “The nominations for the elections will close on September 22.”
Elections will be held for the post of president, vice-president, general secretary, joint secretary and treasurer. Six members of the managing committee will also be elected.
The present GIA president, VP Bajaj, has been holding the post since 2005.
The industry body was formed in 1966 with 8 members.
At present, there are nearly 400 members in the group, including major companies like Maruti Suzuki, Hero Motocorp, Honda, Minda, Siemens, Bajaj Motors, Munzal Showa, Omax Auto, Lubri Sales, Bajrang paints and several other medium and small enterprises.
Nearly half a dozen industrial associations have come into being in Gurgaon over the years which propose and recommend suggestions to the government, hold consultation with the government on framing industrial policies, conduct various awareness programmes, seminars, conferences, workshops, and hold interactive sessions of industrial houses with senior government officials.
GIA represents Gurgaon industries at various forums like the Confederation of Indian Industry, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Haryana Safety Council and others.