Move welcomedThe Joint Action Committee (JAC) of seven engineering and small-scale industry associations here have said that the small-scale pump manufacturers here will benefit by the recent relaxation by the Union Finance Ministry giving time for the small and tiny pumpset manufacturing units till December 31 to avail themselves of BIS licence to get Rs. 1 crore small-scale exemption.

According to a release from the JAC, the pump manufacturers were given time till July 31 to get the BIS mark. Since the units expressed their inability to create testing facilities at their factories and prepare the samples in four months, the Union Finance Ministry has given time till December 31.

RecruitmentAccenture, Bangalore, is visiting CMS College of Science and Commerce on August 17 and 18 for recruitment of 2005, 2006 and 2007 - B.Sc Computer Science and BCA students for the post of Application Maintenance specialist. For details, visit the college website

ElectedThe following were elected office-bearers of the Nair Service Society: K.G.S. Pillai (president), K. Sreekumaran and K.K. Krishnadas (vice-presidents), E. Kunhappa (general secretary) and K. Bahuleyan (treasurer).