President’s desk

President’s desk

credai maharashta pune metro presidentGreetings! 
Please accept my sincere thanks for unanimously electing me as a President of our prestigious Association for the term 2019-2021. It is a great pleasure and privilege to work for the Association and for fellow beings with your support, co-operation and best wishes. I take this opportunity to assure you that I will endeavour to address your issues with support from our able team, which is a blend of experience and youth.

I have been a founder and Hon. Secretary of CREDAI-National. I was associated with CREDAI Pune Metro formerly known as PBAP since 1987. I was managing committee member of the Association since 1987 to 1999. I was Hon. Secretary for the period from 1999 -2002 and was also the Vice President for 9 years. By profession I am M.Tech (structure) from IIT Powai, Mumbai I am also a Rotarian and involved in many social activities.

Presently there are many challenges which industry is facing, but I am confident we shall overcoming them, rise as an industry and will gain the respect we deserve. RERA is a blessing, it will streamline our industry. All bad elements will be wiped off. An organised, disciplined working system will be the answer to all the difficulties we are facing today.

The Association shall endavour to increase the compliance of regulations by the members and will ensure respecting their commitments made to the customers.

Individually each builder is doing CSR activities. We need to Channelize CSR & CER funds. Which could be spent collectively for growth of our city, better living atmosphere for the residents, to address the water issue, traffic problems. Association will take initiative in supporting the government in resolving social issues of the City. Association will   Track and communicate the total CSR and charitable works done by members to the Government, media. We shall Promote responsible green development and communicate the cumulative impact of this on the city, it will help in image building of the industry.

In order to increase investment in the city branding of city is also important and Association will also pursue for ease of doing business at all levels.

Skilling labour on construction site, improving their conditions of living and safety on the sites shall be our priority. Association is urging and supporting its members to register their labours under BOCW Act so that they will get all benefits covered under BOCW Act by the Government.

Approvals are quick and hassle-free. We all need to work together for betterment of our industry. Unless and until infrastructure of the city is improved investment will not happen. Branding Pune, PCMC & PMRDA AREA for investors (foreign and domestic) will bring in more funds to the sector. We need to support the government in water saving, infrastructure improvement, beatification of the city.

Friends, I have some dreams to be achieved with your support to enhance the image of our community and brand of the Association which I am sharing with you for your input, suggestions and support separately.  

I shall be focusing more on

  • Ease of Doing Business
  • Image Building
  • Construction Cost and Technology up-gradation through Research wing
  • Strengthening the reference library
  • Promote more activities in the form of seminar/ training sessions/ study tour to update members in new technology, construction material/ cost effective methods etc.
  • Market data analysis / research presentation periodically
  • Organising various trainings for the construction staff.
  • To appoint additional consultants especially from legal and finance sector to help our members.
  • Labour welfare activities.
  • Created separate mail id to help the members to send their issues which is- helpdesk@credaipune.org

Suhas Merchant
President