National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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3. Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
All important policy decisions are taken by Executive Council / Governing Body of the Academy and other bodies / committees as per bye-laws of the Academy. The details of these bodies such as its constitution, powers, functions etc. are as under:
The General Body shall consist of all the members (Fellows) of the Academy. The General Body of the Academy meets every year on 5 June.
Powers and Duties, Function of the General Body
The General Body shall transact the following business:
(a) Consideration of the Annual Report.
(b) Consideration of the Balance Sheet of the audited accounts for the outgoing year.
(c) Appointment of the Auditors for the ensuing year and fixing their remuneration.
(d) Any other item on the Agenda.
(e) The President may convene a special meeting of the General Body whenever he/she thinks fit.
(f) In the absence of the President the Vice-President of the Council will preside over the meeting and in the absence of both, the members of the General Body shall choose one of the members present to preside over the meeting.
The Executive Council, the main policy and decision making body, holds 4 meetings during the year to plan and implement various activities of the Academy. The affairs of the Academy shall be managed, administered, directed and controlled in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Society by the Council. It shall consist of not more than 23 members.
The Council shall consist of the following:
1. President 1
2. Vice-Presidents 2
3. Secretaries 2
4. Treasurer 1
5. Foreign Secretary 1
6. Editors 2
7. Members (representing different regions and disciplines) 12
8. Immediate past President 1
9. Nominee of DARE/ICAR 1
Members of the Council shall be elected by the Fellows through postal ballot.
Term of Executive Council
The Office Bearers and Members of the Executive Council shall have one term of 3 years; they will be eligible for election again only after expiry of three years. Fellows will continue to be eligible for election in addition to the above categories.
Any Sub-committee will be formed and constituted by the Council.
Organisational Committee consisting of:
This Committee will deal with subjects relating to organisational, personnel, finances, and investments. It will frame guidelines on these matters including delegation of powers to officers like Secretaries/Treasurer, Executive Secretary etc. and others for dealing with day to day and emergent requirements. The recommendations of this Committee shall be put up to the Executive Council.
Programme Committee consisting of :
This Committee will deal with matters relating to preparation and finalisation of calendar of activities of the Academy, implementation of programmes, international linkages, preparation, editing and printing of publications, financial support to other research institutions/ societies for specific programmes etc. The recommendations of this Committee shall be put up to the Executive Council.
Sectional Committees :
The number of members of each Sectional Committee shall not exceed ten, with one of the Members of the Executive Council acting as the Convenor. The number of Sectional Committees and their composition will be decided by the Executive Council once in three years. These Sectional Committees shall deal with matters pertaining to the disciplines they represent or any other matter referred to it by the Executive Council or any of the office bearers. This will include evaluating and making recommendations on the nominations received for election of Fellows. The recommendations of these Sectional Committees shall be put up to the Executive Council.
Purchase Committee consisting of:
(a) Secretary to be nominated by President Chairman
(c) Secretary (II)
(d) Accounts Officer
(e) Director Works ICAR (when civil works proposals are considered)
(f) Executive Secretary (Convenor)
This Committee will deal with all purchases, civil works, procurement of equipments, setting up of infrastructure facilities and take decisions regarding placing of orders.