Computer Association of Eastern India, popularly known as COMPASS, is an association of IT entrepreneurs of Eastern India that works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of IT industry. With more than 350 members and partnering industry through advisory and consultative process, COMPASS has been a facilitator and catalyst working closely with government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities through assorted services. The association is having headquarters in Kolkata and members spread all over eastern India.
Since inception, the Association has become a nodal agency responsible for the growth and development of IT industry in the eastern part of India and has emerged as the most important IT forum in the eastern India. It has successfully created an ambience conducive to the growth of the industry and trade in this region. The Association is a non-profit organisation, playing a proactive role in the development of IT trade.
Birth of COMPASS: It was approx 13 – 14 years back. Place was 25 Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Year 1993 – An Assembly of about 12 I.T Dealers of Kolkata discussing the need of forming an association of I.T Dealers who can look after their interest and Industry too. After that in the very next year in 1994 assembly of 19 I.T dealers meet at Lynton Hotel, and COMPASS was conceived that day and lead has been given to Mr. K.L Lalani, which was safely delivered on 9th June1994 means COMPASS got registration under company Act.
COMPASS was formed in 1994 by few enthusiastic IT entrepreneurs, who felt it necessary to set up a forum to:
Exchange ideas and thoughts for a better tomorrow.
Protect the interests and rights of the members and IT Industry.
Negotiate with the statutory authorities collectively.
Encourage & spread IT awareness in Eastern India.
COMPASS has three category of membership –
The business activities of the members are classified in the following broad categories of manufacturing, marketing, maintenance and development: