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4. Norms set for the discharge of functions

The Secretaries are the Chief Executive Officers of the Academy. They are the scientific face of the Academy entrusted with the responsibility of Scientific, Academic and Technical matters in particular and day to day affairs of the Academy in general. The Executive Secretary is the Executive Officer of the Secretariat who will facilitate, implement the Academy programme, provides necessary inputs to the elected executive on various matters of functioning of the Academy and maintain its finances and records etc. under the guidance of Executive Council and Statutory committees.

The following calendar of activities have been finalized for the year 2019

  Jan,1 Tue - New Year Get Together
  Feb, 19 Tue   Executive Council Meeting (No. 107)
  20-23 Feb Wed – Sat - XIV Agricultural Science Congress
  Mar, 31 Sun - Last date of receipt of nominations for Fellowship/Associateship
  Jun, 4 Tue - Executive Council Meeting (No. 108)
  Jun, 5 Wed - 26th Annual General Body Meeting and Foundation Day Programme
  Jul, 31 Wed - Last date for receipt of suggestions from Fellows for filling up vacancies of Office Bearers / Members of Executive Council
  Sep, 11-12 Wed-Thu - Meetings of Sectional Committees
  Sep, 13 Fri - Conveners’ Group Meeting
  Sep, 13 Fri - Executive Council Meeting (No. 109)
  Oct, 31 Thu - Last date for receipt of ballots for election of Fellows / Executive Council Members
  Nov, 27 Wed - Executive Council Meeting (No. 110)
In addition, the following programmes have also been finalized to be carried out during the year 2019:
S.No. Title of BSS Convener/Co-Convener Date
1. Strategy Workshop on Uniform Policy for Fish Disease Diagnosis and Quarantine Dr P.K. Sahoo Jan 29, 2019
2. Brainstorming Session on Vertical Farming Dr Brahma Singh Apr 12, 2019
3. Loan Waiving versus Income Support Schemes: Challenges and Way Forward Dr P.K. Joshi June 24, 2019
4. Brainstorming Session on Enhancing Science Culture in Agriculture Institutions Dr N.H. Rao June 25, 2019
5. Brainstorming Session on Payment of Ecosystem Services Dr P.S. Birthal 19 July, 2019
6. Brainstorming Session on Big Data Analytics Dr Rajender Parsad August, 2019
7. Brainstorming Session on Potential of Non-bovine Milk Dr M.S. Chauhan and
Dr Ashish Kumar Singh
October, 2019

On recommendations of the Programme Committee, the Executive Council also approved the following programmes to be undertaken by the Academy during 2019:

  1. Zero Budget Natural Farming - Dr H.S. Gupta, Convener
  2. Strategy Paper on Food Borne Zoonotic Diseases: Proposed by Dr A.K. Srivastava, Vice-President, NAAS
  3. Strategy Paper on Tropical Wilt Race-4 in Banana Cultivation: Proposed by Dr R.K. Jain with Dr (Ms) Rashmi Agarwal, IARI, as the Convener and tentatively scheduled for last week of Sept., 2019.
  4. Strategy Paper on Bio-fortification: Dr U.S. Singh, CG-CIP and Foreign Secretary, NAAS, Convener. Tentatively scheduled for 1st week of Dec., 2019.
  5. Policy Paper on Improving Livestock Through Artificial Insemination. Proposed by Dr A.K. Srivastava, Vice-President, NAAS.