Why Committee was created (state it’s Mission)? “To develop, operate,
and maintain the Information Technology infrastructure for JAINA, JAINA
Committees, Jain Centers, and Jain Community members. The scope includes Jaina
web portal, Convention registration system, Jain Networking Function, Group
emails, Online Payment processing, Domain Name registration & maintenance,
Internet-based Meeting facility, Telephone conferencing, Member Blogs, etc.
(*In 2001, Jaina Website committee was formed. It was split into two in
2005, Technology & Website. Jaina LRP committee formed Jainlink
subcommittee to develop the Jainlink portal in 2007. All these committees are
now merged into a single committee, titled “JAINA Information Technology
Current Chair Person’s Name __ Girish Shah _________Year Appointed _ 2009 ___
Contact details for Committee Key Officers/Members:
Projects/Activities Undertaken in Past 5 years – Please provide
project Description, Deliverable & Duration (year begun-year completed):
1. Developed Initial JAINA Website
2. Added JNF functionality to the web site
3. Developed Jaina Convention Registration web site including Credit card
processing facility. This is being updated for each Jaina Convention by reusing
code (e.g. 2007, 2009).
4. Added capability to collect payments online for donations, online
registration payments, book orders, JNF fees, etc for Jaina, YJA, YJP, Jaina
5. Developed Jainlink.org web portal for the Jaina community in North
6. Added Jaina email alises (firstname.lastname@example.org)
so that generic email aliases can be used to promote Jaina branding.
7. Manage Jaina Domain Names.
New Project Plans for Year
2009 and 2010 (List Specific Deliverable or Objective):
1. Merging JAINA website and Jainlink websites.
2. Merge other Jaina Committee web sites into new Jaina site.
3. Facilitate hosting other Jain Center’s websites at jainlink.org site.
4. Enhance jaina.org website to a full fledged “Web portal”.
What Resources Are Requested from JAINA? Please list specifics below for
consideration by the JAINA EC:
1. This being an operational committee, majority of its operating funds
will need to come from Jaina general fund. EC needs to allocate operational
funds for it in its budget plans. Special projects will be funded by seeking
donations from the community.
2. This is a “technology infrastructure” committee. The “content” on the
web site is not its responsibility. Each Jaina committee needs to provide
content and its updates very regularly to this committee so that the
information can be updated. EC needs to make Jaina PR Committee responsible for
“web content” which should coordinate all information to be placed on the web
3. Establish a policy that no committee or unit of Jaina can establish
its own site without the approval of the Information Technology Committee. This
will assure leveraging of the Jaina investment in technology and will enhance
Jaina branding (all Jaina sites will xxxx.jaina.org in its web address).
Committee’sActivity Report (Circle the answers or enter your comments
How active is your committee? very active
How often does the committee meet? – Monthly
How does the Committee meet? Teleconference & web meetings
Committee member responsible for email/web content is __ Girish Shah ___
How active are your current Committee members? very active
How many committee members under 40 years age are active in your
Committee Succession Plan:
What is your Committee's Chair Person and Committee member succession plan? - This
being a new consolidated committee, this will be developed.
Would you like new (younger) Committee volunteers referred to your
Type and Frequency of Outreach/PublicAwareness by Committee:
Please state how often and by what means do you reach out to:
Do you contribute articles regularly to Jain Digest? _ No ___________________
Avg. Yearly Expense Budget: $ _ tbd __________
Avg. Yearly Revenues from Sales: $_ tbd _________
Avg. Yearly Donations Received: $__ tbd ________
Support Requested from JAINA:
Please list the support you need from JAINA/other Committees – Try and be as
specific as possible and indicate the time horizon for each of your need(s).
1. Each Jaina Committee needs to designate a person responsible for the
content on its pages. This person will work with IT committee members to keep
its information up to date on the jaina.org website. If a committee does not
provide such information nor facilitates updating of its accomplishments,
goals, etc, then EC should consider dissolving such committees. Jaina needs to
publicize its value to the community and each committee that uses Jaina name
needs to support this PR/Marketing effort.