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From IEMA to IEEMA

Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturing Association (IEEMA) was established in 1948 when eight Indian companies decided to create a platform for promotion of Indian Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (IEMA). The original signatories to the Memorandum of Articles of Association were:

  • Mr N.W. Gurjar- Kriloskar Electric Co. Ltd
  • Mr B.K. Rohatgi – India Electric Works Ltd
  • Mr C.M. Shaw- General Electric Co. (India) Ltd
  • Mr Kishenchand- Kaycee Industries Ltd
  • Mr C.G. Gorton- National Insulated Cable Co of India Ltd
  • Mr C.M. Humfrey- Associated Electrical Industries Mfg. Co. Ltd
  • Mr P.H. Bolland – Crompton Parkinson Works Ltd
  • Mr L.P. Shah- Electric Construction & Equipment Co Ltd

The establishment of the association synchronized with attaining of independence by India reflecting the faith of Indian industrialists in the growth of various individual sectors of economy in the atmosphere of freedom. In those years, universally, electronics had not attained the status it enjoys today and was mainly restricted to audio, broadcasting, telephonic and telegraphic communication. Telephones were still considered a luxury, affordable by elite class only. Others areas of electronics were defence oriented. Development of civilian industries in this sector was restricted. In General, electronics was considered as a part of the electrical industry.

Membership Profile

Until 1984, almost all activities, in electronics sector except entertainment electronics were resolved for public sector. Even in entertainment electronics the broadcasting and telecasting of programmes was a government monopoly, thereby offering a limited choice to the listeners and viewers. Opening of electronics field to private sector enabled the entrepreneurs to establish industries to meet hitherto suppressed demand. The electronics industry recorded the highest growth in the subsequent years, bringing it on par with electrical power sector in terms of investment, employment and output.

Many of the members of IEEMA have already entered the electronics field in a limited way for the permissible sector of automation and controls, industrial electronics and instrumentation. These members were, therefore, well equipped to take advantage of liberalization and were among the first to expand their activities to encompass electronics sector also. These members desired that IEEMA should recognize the growing importance of electronics and offer services to this sector also. It was at the instance of such members that IEMA changed its name of IEEMA and established separate product and activity specific divisions to service them.

The Association today represents over 800 companies, covering a wide range of electrical, professional electronics and allied products encompassing raw materials, parts, components, products, systems and services. It is recognized as the representative organization of the Indian electrical and professional electronics industry. IEEMA is, therefore invited to represent the industry on many councils and committees constituted by the government.

Services to Members: The Genesis

The servicing of membership and the secretariat was entrusted to Engineering Association of India (EAI) which provided secretarial services to several other associations. The membership of the IEMA remained more or less stagnant between 12 & 16 years for several years. This placed considerable limitations on expansion of services.

The Establishment of IEEMA

In 1965, Mr PR Deshpande, the dynamic doyen of the industry was elected as the President of IEMA (the then Indian Electrical Manufacturers Association). In the year 1969 the Head Office and active work was shifted to Mumbai in view of the fact that electrical industry was situated prominently in western and southern regions of the Country. In 1986, “Electronics” was added to IEMA and since then it is known as IEEMA.

In the year 2013, the president and the executive committee of IEEMA realized the need for strengthening the New Delhi office for effective advocacy and influencing public policy. To effectively meet this objective, the newly appointed Director General of IEEMA was located in New Delhi. In the past, many national industry associations, have at some point of time moved from the traditional centers of industry concentration, like Mumbai & Kolkatta, to the country’s capital, New Delhi to meet similar objectives. The registered office of IEEMA, continues to be in Mumbai, with a strengthened secretariat at New Delhi.

Past Presidents

Mr. Vishnu Agarwal

Mr. Vishnu Agarwal

2014-15
Mr. Raj H Eswaran

Mr. Raj H Eswaran

2013-14
Mr. J.G. Kulkarni

Mr. J.G. Kulkarni

2012-13
Mr. Ramesh Chandak

Mr. Ramesh Chandak

2011-12
Mr. Vimal Mahendru

Mr. Vimal Mahendru

2010-11
Mr. Murali Venkatraman

Mr. Murali Venkatraman

2009-10
Mr. V.V. Paranjape

Mr. V.V. Paranjape

2008-09
Mr. S.C. Bhargava

Mr. S.C. Bhargava

2007-08
Mr. D.J. Ramesh

Mr. D.J. Ramesh

2006-07
Mr. A.K. Dhagat

Mr. A.K. Dhagat

2005-06
Mr. S. Ramaswamy

Mr. S. Ramaswamy

2004-05
Mr. P. Krishnakumar

Mr. P. Krishnakumar

2003-04
Mr. R.N. Mukhija

Mr. R.N. Mukhija

2002-03
Mr. V.P. Mahendru

Mr. V.P. Mahendru

2001-02
Mr. Rajesh S. Jain

Mr. Rajesh S. Jain

2000-01
Mr. N.C. Nayak

Mr. N.C. Nayak

1999-00
Mr. Premchand Goliya

Mr. Premchand Goliya

1998-99
Mr. K. Vasudevan

Mr. K. Vasudevan

1997-98
Mr. P.S. Jawadekar

Mr. P.S. Jawadekar

1996-97
Mr. Ranjan Dasgupta

Mr. Ranjan Dasgupta

1994-96
Mr. Gopal Srinivasan

Mr. Gopal Srinivasan

1994-95
Mr. C.R. Balasubramanian

Mr. C.R. Balasubramanian

1993-94
Mr. Gurnam Saran

Mr. Gurnam Saran

1992-93
Mr. M.P. Wagh

Mr. M.P. Wagh

1991-92
Mr. Vinay Rai

Mr. Vinay Rai

1990-91
Mr. G.R. Sarma

Mr. G.R. Sarma

1988-90
Dr. K.K. Nohria

Dr. K.K. Nohria

1987-88
Mr. K.K. Bhandari

Mr. K.K. Bhandari

1986-87
Mr. Rajive Kaul

Mr. Rajive Kaul

1985-86
Mr. P.L. Wahi

Mr. P.L. Wahi

1984-85
Mr. R.G. Keswani

Mr. R.G. Keswani

1983-84
Mr. S.K. Mohile

Mr. S.K. Mohile

1982-83
Mr. S.G. Ramachandra

Mr. S.G. Ramachandra

1981-82
Mr. U.V. Rao

Mr. U.V. Rao

1980-81
Mr. K.K. Aggarwal

Mr. K.K. Aggarwal

1979-80
Mr. Hari Eswaran

Mr. Hari Eswaran

1978-79
Mr. K.N. Shenoy

Mr. K.N. Shenoy

1977-78
Mr. OM Prakash

Mr. OM Prakash

1976-77
Mr. S.K. Ghose

Mr. S.K. Ghose

1974-76
Mr. C.D. Gandhi

Mr. C.D. Gandhi

1972-74
Mr. P.R. Deshpande

Mr. P.R. Deshpande

1971-72
Mr. J.S. Zaveri

Mr. J.S. Zaveri

1969-71
Mr. R.L. Kirloskar

Mr. R.L. Kirloskar

1967-69
Mr. M.L. Gauba

Mr. M.L. Gauba

1965-67
Mr. P.R. Deshpande

Mr. P.R. Deshpande

1963-65
Mr. B.P. Poddar

Mr. B.P. Poddar

1961-63
Mr. N.W. Gurjar

Mr. N.W. Gurjar

1959-61
Mr. K.J. Cleetus

Mr. K.J. Cleetus

1957-59
Mr. N.R. Banerjee

Mr. N.R. Banerjee

1955-57
Mr. A.S. Driessen

Mr. A.S. Driessen

1954-55
Mr. P.H. Bolland

Mr. P.H. Bolland

1953-54
Mr. T.S. Sitapati

Mr. T.S. Sitapati

1951-53
Mr. B.K. Rohatgi

Mr. B.K. Rohatgi

1949-51
Mr. C.M. Shaw

Mr. C.M. Shaw

1948-49
Mr. N.W. Gurjar

Mr. N.W. Gurjar

1947-48

Past Director Generals

Mr. Vishal Gakhar

Mr. Vishal Gakhar

2012-2014
Mr. P.V. Krishna

Mr. P.V. Krishna

2010-2012
Mr. Sunil More

Mr. Sunil More

1995-2010
Late Dr. G.M. Phadke

Late Dr. G.M. Phadke

1971-1995

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