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Mumbai Centre of BAI
Mumbai Centre is a leading Centre of BAI. Founded in 1976 and having a direct membership of 800 and indirect membership of 1000, through affiliated associations, it was and is in the forefront of tackling issues confronting the Construction Industry, particularly in the State of Maharashtra. Some of the issues in which Mumbai Centre was and is actively involved are:
  • In the matter of Sales Tax on Works Contract, during the relentless battle for the last 12 years, Mumbai Centre brought about an amendment by virtue of which double taxation was avoided from 1-1-1992 till 30-4-1998. For the period 1-10-1986 to 31-12-1991 and also for the subsequent period, Mumbai Centre was successful in persuading the State Government to announce Amnesty Scheme in November 1998, which is in force till 30-9-1999.
  • In the matter of implementation of Para 26 of the Provident Fund Scheme (made effective from the date of joining) in respect of casual, temporary and migratory workers, Mumbai Centre assisted the Nagpur Centre in filing the Writ Petition in the Nagpur Bench of Mumbai High Court and obtained a stay against its applicability.
  • In the matter of implementation of Para 26 of the Provident Fund Scheme (made effective from the date of joining) in respect of casual, temporary and migratory workers, Mumbai Centre assisted the Nagpur Centre in filing the Writ Petition in the Nagpur Bench of Mumbai High Court and obtained a stay against its applicability.
  • To meet the shortage of trained supervisory personnel on construction works, Mumbai Centre jointly with Shri Bhagubhai Mafatlal Polytechnic started the Continuing Education Programme for Construction Foreman. The same benefited many site supervisors.
  • Looking at the requirement and importance given to Management, Mumbai Centre in association with Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, started the Management Development Programme in Construction Management. The same has been recognised by the Mumbai University.
  • Mumbai Centre enthusiastically supported Government of Maharashtra’s slum rehabilitation programme. The Centre was signatory to the ‘Joint Declaration of Intention’ in support of ‘Shivshahi Punarvasan Prakalp Marayadit’, a corporation formed for construction of 8 lakh tenements for 40 lakh slum dwellers, free of cost.
  • Organising of Seminars, Conferences, Lectures & Symposia is a regular feature. Wide ranging issues like Arbitration, Taxation, BOT, Latest construction methods, etc. are taken up.
  • Representatives of Mumbai Centre are on committees of various departments of State Government, its undertakings and Semi Government bodies like Municipal Corporation. They put across the industry’s viewpoint and facts in various matters, like formation of District Schedule of Rates, formation of guidelines/steps to avoid building collapse, etc.
  • For financial assistance to its members and their staff, Mumbai Centre has promoted a financial institution, namely, ‘Aditya Co-operative Credit Society Ltd.’. The said credit society has a vast area of operation covering the entire city of Mumbai and the Ratnagiri District. It is progressing well and soon will be converted into a co-operative bank.
  • In the matter of giving service to its members, Mumbai Centre took innovative steps and has Publications to its credit, which has been widely appreciated.
Publications by BAI Mumbai Centre
  • Mumbai Construction (monthly news bulletin of BAI Mumbai Centre):
    It is a trailblazer. Highly informative and useful for first-hand information on various legislations passed by the government, it carries Circulars, Notifications and Orders by Taxation Authorities; Judgements in the matter of Taxation and Arbitration; Laws regarding Taxation and Labour; useful Statistical information like Price Index Numbers and rates of key building materials in metro cities in India; latest news; etc. for the benefit of members. Advertising in 'Mumbai Construction' - Rates. Price per copy: Rs.30; Annual subscription: Rs.300. [Form given below]
  • Sales Tax on Works Contract Circulars’ booklet:
    Covers important circulars issued by the Commissioner of Sales Tax on the Maharashtra Sales Tax on the Transfer of Property in Goods involved in the Execution of Works Contracts (Re-enacted) Act, 1989. Price: Rs.50.
  • Writ Petition No. 1514 of 1998 in the matter of Sales Tax:
    Mumbai Centre had filed the above Writ Petition, challenging the provisions of Section 6A of the Maharashtra Sales Tax on the Transfer of Property in Goods involved in the Execution of Works Contracts (Re-enacted) Act, 1989 as amended w.e.f. 1-5-1998 by Maharashtra Ordinance No. VI of 1998, thereby enhancing the rate of Sales Tax and more particularly double taxation and sought Interim Order (Stay Order) directing Commissioner of Sales Tax, not to implement the new provisions. The said Writ Petition has been printed in this booklet. The booklet is virtually an encyclopaedia on this Sales Tax matter. This booklet is given free along with the booklet above, on Sales Tax Circulars.
  • Writ Petition No. 2593 of 1998 in the matter of Provident Fund:
    Mumbai Centre has published in a booklet form, the above Writ Petition filed in the Nagpur Bench of Mumbai High Court against the applicability of the Employees’ Provident Fund and Misc. Provisions Act to casual and temporary workers engaged in construction sector. All orders, applications, affidavits and other relevant matters (like chronology of events) connected with the subject, have also been included. This Booklet is an encyclopaedia on the provident fund matter. The booklet is priced at Rs.50.
  • Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 — Its applicability to the construction industry — An insight through judicial pronouncements:
    With the picture not clear as to the applicability of the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, which lays down the rules for the implementation of the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme to the construction industry, an effort has been made by compiling important judicial pronouncements in the above matter to enable readers to draw their own conclusion and reap advantage as laid down by various Courts. The booklet is priced at Rs.100.
  • Sales Tax on Works Contracts — Landmark judgements:
    Judgements, which have changed the concept of levying, tax on the entire contracts, including labour and services.

    It also contains tables giving details of rates of Sales Tax on Works Contracts, TDS provisions, local Sales Tax rates of various construction materials, etc. of various States. The booklet is priced at Rs.200/-.
BAI Mumbai Centre Team 2022-23
Shri Harshad S. Shah
Shri Jaiprakash Bhatia
Hon. Secretary
Shri Aniruddha Nakhawa
Hon. Treasurer
Shri Sunil G. Mathreja
Hon. Jt. Secretary
Shri Narendra Panani
Hon. Jt. Treasurer
Shri Rakesh P. Shah
Executive Committee Members :

General Council Members :

  • Shri A. L. Gadgeel
  • Shri Ashok Varma
  • Shri C. H. Ramchandani
  • Shri Dinesh Panani
  • Shri Lachhman Rijhwani
  • Shri Narendra Shastri
  • Shri P. J. Bharvirkar
  • Shri Pukhraj Mehta
  • Shri Ravi Harinsinghani
  • Dr. S. K. Manjrekar
  • Shri Shivshankar Lature
  • Shri Shyam B. Seernani
  • Shri Sudhakar Mody
  • Shri Vilas Deochake
  • Shri Tejas Shah
  • Dr. Anand J. Gupta
  • Shri C. G. Deochake
  • Shri Gyan Madhani
  • Shri Neerav A. Parmar
  • Dr. Taro.T. Manghnani
  • Shri Mohinder Rijhwani
  • Shri L. D. Kotwani
  • Shri Mahesh Mudda
  • Shri Ram M. Bhatia
Trustee of BAI from Mumbai Centre
Shri Pradeep Nagawekar
Past Presidents of BAI from Mumbai Centre
Shri Ajit Gulabchand Shri S. A. Vichare
Shri Bhagwan J. Deokar  
  • 1976-1978
    Late Shri J. S. Ajmera
  • 1978-1979
    Shri S. A. Vichare
  • 1979-1981
    Late Shri G. V. Hingorani
  • 1981-1982
    Late Shri Narain P. Valecha
  • 1982-1983
    Late Shri B.E. Billimoria
  • 1983-1985
    Shri Gopal N. Harisingani
  • 1985-1987
    Shri Rasiklal Shah
  • 1987-1989
    Late Shri H. H. Rijhwani
  • 1989-1991
    Late Shri S. K. Choudhury
  • 1991-1992
    Shri P. G. Bansi
  • 1992-1994
    Mr. Bhagwan J. Deokar
  • 1994-1995
    Late Dr. Narendra D. Patel
  • 1995-1997
    Shri Ram M. Bhatia
  • 1997-1998
    Shri C. T. Sanghavi
  • 1998-2000
    Late Shri D. L. Desai (Shankarbhai)
  • 2000-2003
    Shri L. D. Kotwani
  • 2003-2004
    Shri C. G. Deochake
  • 2004-2006
    Shri Bhushan Mehta
  • 2006-2008
    Shri Anand J. Gupta
  • 2008-2010
    Shri Mahesh M. Mudda
  • 2010-2012
    Shri Mahendra Shah
  • 2012-2014
    Shri C. G. Deochake
  • 2014-2016
    Shri Neerav A. Parmar
  • 2016-2018
    Shri Pradeep Nagawekar
  • 2018-2020
    Shri Gyan Madhani
  • 2020-2022
    Shri Mohinder Rijhwani
Special Invitees to the Executive Committee of BAI Mumbai Centre
Shri Kishore Avarsekar Shri Vimal Shah
Co-opted Executive Committee Members of BAI Mumbai Centre
  1. Shri A. B. Chitale
  2. Shri A. P. Samarth
  3. Shri Apurva D. Desai
  4. Shri Basawantray Hampanagouder
  5. Shri Chandubhai Patel
  6. Shri Dipan P. Shah
  7. Shri Hemant R. Bhide
  8. Shri Jailesh Dalal
  9. Shri K. K. Kenia
  10. Shri Ketan Shah
  11. Shri Mahendra Madhani
  12. Shri Mathew Mammen
  13. Shri Nalin Gupta
  1. Shri Narayan H. Bhatia
  2. Shri Nitin Vichare
  3. Shri Omkar Desai
  4. Shri R. E. Merchant
  5. Shri Rajendra P. Pai
  6. Shri Ravindra Raingshia
  7. Shri Rupchand Madhani
  8. Shri S. R. Ambiye
  9. Shri Sanjay B. Ladhani
  10. Shri Satheesh Nair
  11. Shri Shantibhai Dhanjibhai Patel
  12. Shri Tarachand Vishnani
  13. Shri Tejas P. Shah
  14. Shri Udaram Patil
  15. Shri Yuvraj Patil
Hon. Consultants to BAI Mumbai Centre
  1. Shri Milind Sambhare
  2. Shri Vinayak Patkar
  3. Shri S. S. Gupta
  4. Shri Tarun Ghia
  5. Shri Rajkamal Shah
Profile, advertising details and subscription form of ‘Mumbai Construction
Depicting of your firms project(s) on front cover of ‘Mumbai Construction
Membership Application form of BAI Mumbai Centre