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Organic Agricultural Society of India (OASI)

(Regd. No. 349/2010)

 

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Registration No: 349/2010

Organic Farming programme in the CSK Himachal Pradesh KrishiVishvavidyalaya was initiated in 2002 to undertake research and develop human resource in the subject. In the year 2006, Centre on ‘Organic Farming in Hill Agriculture’ was established under “Niche Area of Excellence” programme by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. Later in 2009, the centre was converted into the Department of Organic Agriculture. The Organic Agricultural Society of India has been established to provide a common platform for the organic stakeholders of the country and elsewhere with a view to exchange and share the experience and knowledge and to strengthen the organic movement. This society is the first of its kind in the country wherein scientists, students, organic farmers, societies, NGOs and corporate have joined hands to promote the organic movement. The society has been registered under the Society Registration Act and was launched on 2nd July, 2010 at CSK Himachal Pradesh KrishiVishvavidyalaya, Palampur. Organic farming in India is no more organic by default but it is by intention and will of the farming community and the society. Consequently area under organic agriculture is increasing steadily with the involvement of more and more people every year. The deterrent factors like third party certification system, availability and supply of organic inputs, technological gaps are being addressed through Participatory Guarantee System. Involvement of people with full belief in all the four principles of organic farming (ecology, health, care and fairness) have tremendously enhanced the scope of organic agriculture world over. However, absence of well organized linkage mechanism among the large number of players (producers, consumers, retailers, traders and other stakeholders) involved in the system appear to limit the rate of expansion of this movement, particularly among the small and marginal farmers. Also a high level of uncertainty/risk always haunts the stakeholders. The OASI envisages to overcome such challenges.

 

Vision

Empowerment of Indian farmers through a well designed knowledge intensive organic production and consumption system

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Mission

Promoting organic agriculture by developing a strong interactive linkage among the stakeholders.  

 

Objectives

 

i.   To cultivate and promote organic agriculture and kindred branches of science

ii.  To disseminate the knowledge of organic agriculture and its applications, through meetings, discussions, and publications

iii.  To promote judicious and interactive use of organic inputs to maintain quality and resilience of environment for sustainable agriculture

iv.  To carry out research and to perform all other activities necessary for the fulfillment of objectives and purposes of the Society

 

Regulations of Society

i). Conditions of Admission of Members: Individuals holding a degree in organic agriculture and kindred branches of science/technology or persons associated with organic farming can be the members of the society. The Society shall consist of Honorary Members, Life Members, Members, Donor members and Institutional Members

Chief Patron

The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, CSK HPKV, Palampur

 

Founder Members

 

Sr. No.

 

Name & Address

Mobile

Email ID

1.  

Dr. TejPartap

FormerVice Chancellor, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418974439

preyee52@gmail.com

2.  

Dr. Y S Paul, Retd.  Dean

COA, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418194087

yspaul@gmail.com

3.  

Dr. J P Saini, Retd. Head

Deptt. of OANF, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9816029019

drjpsaini@gmail.com

4.  

Dr. Y P Dubey, Retd. Professor

Deptt. of Soil Science, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418143827

ypdubey@gmail.com

5.  

Dr. Punam, Principal Extension Specialist Deptt. of Horticulture & Agroforestry, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418066664

profpunam@gmail.com

6.  

Dr. Rameshwar, Principal Scientist, Agronomy

Deptt. of OANF, CSKHPKV, Palampur

94180 97235

drrameshwar@gmail.com

7.  

Dr. Sanjay Chadha, Principal Scientist

Deptt. of Vegetable Sciences, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418166513

schadha_113@yahoo.co.in

8.  

Dr. R G Upadhyay, Retd. Head

Deptt. of Biology &ES, CSKHPKV, Palampur

8171361267

dr_rgupadhyay@yahoo.co.in

9.  

Dr. Surender Sharma, Principal Scientist

CSKHPKV, BKRS, NagrotaBagwan

9418067750

surender.brs@gmail.com

10.   

Dr. Neelam Bhardwaj, Scientist

CSKHPKV, R.W.R.C. Malan (NagrotaBagwan)

9816743729

bhardwajoryza@gmail.com

11.   

Dr. P.K. Mehta, Retd. Dean

COA, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418084359

deancoa2015@gmail.com 

12.   

Dr. M K Gupta, Retd. Professor Microbiology

Deptt. of Microbiology, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418481230

mgupta153@gmail.com 

13.   

Dr. SS. Paliyal, Programme Coordinator

CSKHPKV, KVK, Dhaulakaun (Sirmaur)

9418282897

sukhdev.paliyal@yahoo.co.in

14.   

Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma, Assoc. Director CSKHPKV, HAREC, Kukumseri (L&S)

9418139639

kvkkullu@gmail.com

15.   

Dr. Pankaj Sood, Programme Coordinator

CSKHPKV, KVK, Sundernagar(Mandi)

9418222532

pankajplp@rediffmail.com

16.   

Dr. Y S Dhaliwal, Dean

College of Community Sciences, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9816082444

ysdhaliwal44@yahoo.co.in

17.   

Dr. Neelam Sharma, Retd. Head

Deptt. of Biochemistry, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9318847457

sharma_neelam29@rediffmail.com

18.   

Dr. D.K. Sharma, Retd. Head

Deptt. of Tea Husbandry& Technology, CSKHPKV, Palampur

9418042508

dksharma152@rediffmail.com

 

Life Members

Those who pay the prescribed life membership fee of the category

 

Ordinary members

Those who pay the prescribed membership fee annually. A Member who pays the annual membership subscription on or before 31stMarch each year only, shall have the right of voting, holding office, and other privileges of the society.

 

ii & iii) Consequences of non-payment of any subscription or fine etc.: The defaulting members can rejoin the Society any time in that calendar year without having to pay the admission fee, but shall not have right to receive issues of Journal /publication prior to that date. The defaulting members on the 31st December of that year shall automatically cease to be members and their names shall be struck off from the register. If such a defaulting member wants to rejoin the Society, he/she can do so by paying admission fee, besides the membership subscription.

 Any member may resign, on application in writing, from the membership of the society but shall not be entitled to any refund of any fees /subscription paid by him/her in advance. Should such a member decide to rejoin the society he/she shall be treated as a new member.

 Any member found indulging in acts contrary to the objectives, purposes and activities of the society can be removed from the membership by the Council by following the due procedure as laid down in bye-laws.

iv) the appointment and removal of staff and officers and their powers: All the members who have paid up to date subscription shall constitute the General Body. 

 

General Body: The General body shall have absolute control over the affairs, properties and assets of the association. All members shall have one non-transferable vote and no proxies will be allowed.  All decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of the members present and voting.  The President shall also have a casting vote in addition. The meeting of the General Body shall be presided over by the President of the Society and in his absence by a member elected by the General Body for the particular occasion. The powers of the General Body shall be:-

  a)   to frame the constitution of the association and make amendments thereto.

  b)   to decide the amount of admission fee and membership fee for the different types of memberships

as mentioned in Rule 4 thereof.

  c)   to elect the members of the executive committee and frame rules for such election.

  d)   to appoint an auditor to audit the accounts of the association and approve the account.

  e)   to approve the code of conduct for the members.

  f)   to attend to all matters not specifically delegated to the executive committee for furtherance of the

objectives of the association.

 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of eighteen members:

a)  Office Bearers (Six)

·      President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Executive Secretary and Treasurer       5

·      Ex- Secretary of the Association                                                                      1

b)  Executive Members (Twelve)

·      President: The Head, Department of Organic Agriculture, CSKHPKV, Palampur will be the President of the society.

·      Secretary:  He will be responsible for all activities of the society and will be nominated as provided in clause 6 (iv).  However, the first Secretary would be elected by the General Body. The secretary can allow expenditure up to Rs. 500/- on a single item. For any expenditure exceeding Rs. 500/- and up to Rs. 2500/- on a single item, approval of the President shall have to be obtained. For expenditure exceeding Rs. 2500/- on a single item, approval of the Executive Committee shall be necessary.

·      Joint Secretary: He will help the Secretary in promoting the cause and activities of the Society. He will be elected by the general body and will become Secretary of the Society in the following year.

·      Executive Secretary: He will be retired alumni to be appointed on honorary basis by Executive Committee. He will be responsible for promotion and day-to-day functioning of the business of the Society.

·      Treasurer: He will be responsible for the collection of funds and the maintenance of accounts.  He will be elected by the General Body.

 

   

Sr. No.

Executive

Name & Designation

Position

Contact details

Mobile

Email

1. 

Dr. Janardan Singh

Head, Deptt. of OANF, CSKHPKV

President

94189 27836

singhjdr@rediffmail.com

2. 

Dr. Gopal Katna

Sr. Scientist (Genetics &Plant Breeding)

Gen. Secretary

94181 55748

gkatna@gmail.com

3. 

Dr. Sanjay Chadha

Principal Scientist (Vegetables)

Joint Secretary

70182 85373

 schadha_113@yahoo.co.in

4. 

Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Asstt. Professor (Zoology)

Treasurer

96252 11838

 rkchauhan440@gmail.com

5. 

Dr. J.P. Saini

Ex President, OASI

  Executive    

Secretary

98160 29019

drjpsaini@gmail.com

6. 

Dr.Rameshwar

Principal Scientist (Agronomy)

Ex-Secretary

94180 97235

drrameshwar@gmail.com

7. 

Dr.A.K. Yadav Advisor, Organic Division, Ministry of Commerce & Industries, GOI

Member

98187 03537

akyadav52@yahoo.com 

8. 

Dr.NaleeniRamawat, Director, Amity Institute of Organic Agriculture, Noida

Member

99991 86599

naleeniramawat@gmail.com

9. 

Dr.Ekadashi NandiRetd. Certifier, Seed & Organic Products Certification Agency, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Member

94374 12411

nandie@rediffmail.com

10.   

Dr.Brijnandan, Principal Scientist PRSS, Samba, SKUAST Jammu

Member

94192 34393

bmankotia333@gmail.com

11.   

Dr.Sumati Narayan, HOD, Vegetable Science, SKUAST- Kashmir

Member

94190 60978

sumatinarayan@gmail.com

12.   

Dr.Arun Sharma, Principal Scientist, CAZRI-Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Member

9414172436

arun.k_sharma@yahoo.co.in

13.   

Dr.K.G. Patel, Dean, COA, Bharuch NAU, Navsari, Gujrat

Member

9601283390

kgpatel_agrilchem@yahoo.co.in

14.   

Dr.ArvindK.Singh, Bir Chandra Manu, Manpather, South Tripura

Member

90079 10976

singh_ak30@rediffmail.com

15.   

Dr. S.S. Paliyal, Programme Coordinator, KVKDhaulakuan

Member

94182 82897

sukhdev.paliyal@yahoo.co.in

16.   

Dr.Neelam Bhardwaj, Scientist CSKHPKV RWRC, Malan

Member

98167 43729

bhardwajoryza@gmail.com

17.   

Dr.Y.S. Paul,Retd. Dean, COA- cum- Ex President, OASI

Member

94181 94087

yspaul@gmail.com

18.   

Dr.D.K. Parmar, Principal Scientist

HARECBajaura

Member

94186 41963

dkpharec@yahoo.co.in

 

v) the manner of electing and removing the Governing body and the powers of such body: 

                The Governing Body shall be elected by a resolution passed by a majority of the members present and entitled to vote at an annual General body meeting of the Society held under section 19. The term of the Governing body or of its members shall be maximum of three years. A member of the Governing body may be removed by the General body in a meeting specially convened for such purpose by simple majority of votes of the members present after affording such member an opportunity of being heard. The Governing body shall be the supreme body of the society and shall exercise such powers and perform such actions as may be conferred or imposed by this act, the rules or the bye-laws.

vi) the time and place of annual General meeting and other meetings of the Society:

                Annual General meeting will be held at Headquarters of the society. The first annual general meeting shall be held by the society within fifteen months of its registration. Subsequent annual general meeting shall be held within twelve months after the first annual general meeting.  The Governing body shall meet at least once in every three months. Special general meeting shall be called at any time by the President, or by a simple majority of the members of the Governing body within one month.

vii) the manner in which notice of such meetings may be given:

Annual General meeting shall be convened by the Secretary. A notice of at least 10 days containing the agenda to be discussed shall be given for the purpose.  The Executive Committee constituted under Article 5 may decide to hold a meeting of the General Body by giving a shorter notice in case of urgency. A special general meeting shall be called at any time by the President or by a simple majority of the members of a Governing body within a month.

viii) the quorum necessary for the transaction of business at meetings of the Society:

The quorum of the General Body shall be 10% of the total membership.  Where, however, matters relating to the amendment of the constitution of the association are to be decided, the quorum shall be 2/3 of the members present. Quorum for special general meeting shall be same as provided for annual general meeting.

ix) the manner of making, altering and rescinding regulations: 

                Any kind of amendment of the memorandum of the Association shall be made as per the provisions of S.R. Act 2006 as applicable to State of Himachal Pradesh.

x) the investment of funds, keeping of accounts and for an annual or periodical audit of accounts: The funds of the Society shall consist of dues from the members and Donor Members, donations, subscription to the Journal, sale proceeds of publications, grant-in-aid, advertisement income, etc. The executive committee body will be authorized and empowered, to receive and collect dues and other debts of the Society to receive by bequest, donations, grants, or otherwise, either movable or immovable property, and hold the same absolutely or in trust, and to invest, reinvest, and manage the same, and to apply the said property and income accruing there from, to the objectives of the Society. The General body shall appoint an auditor to audit the accounts of the society and approve the account. Every year the books of accounts etc. shall be audited.

xi) the manner of dissolving the Society: The society shall be dissolved by passing a special resolution specifying the time and after prior intimation to the Registrar. Disposal and settlement of the property of the Society and its claims and liabilities will be done as the general body find it expedient or as per by-laws of the society.

xii) the condition regarding profit and its distribution: The society  will not have any profit motive and upon the dissolution of the society, if there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to, or distributed among, the members of the society or any of them, but shall be given to some other Society, to be determined by the votes of not less than three-fifths of the members present personally at the time of dissolution.

xiii) the determination after dissolution: It will be determined by majority of the votes of the members present at the time of dissolution that any property whatsoever remaining after satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities shall be given to Government to be utilized for any of the purposes referred to in sub-section (3) of section 1.

xiv) Annual list of managing committee

                Once in every year a list of the office bearers and members of the Executive Committee shall be filed with the Registrar of Societies, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh as required under S.R. Act, 1860.

xv) Property of Society

                The property, moveable or immoveable, belonging to a Society registered under this Act, shall be deemed to be vested in the General body of the Society and in all proceedings, civil or criminal, will be described as the property of the General body of the Society.

xv) Legal proceedings

                The society may sue or be sued in the name of President/Secretary as per the provisions laid down in S.R. Act of 1860.

xvi) Banking Operations

                All banking operations will be carried out after the signatures of three persons including treasurer, General Secretary and President of the Society.

xvii) Custodian of Record

                General Secretary will be the custodian of the records of the Society.

 

 

Chapters of the Society

As the society grows, regional/institution based chapters shall be formed to promote the activities at regional level.

 

Headquarter of the Society

Department of Organic Agriculture & Natural Farming

College of Agriculture

CSK Himachal Pradesh KrishiVishvavidyalaya, Palampur-176062 (H.P.), India

 

 

Eligibility for membership: Open to all those associated with promotion of organic agricultural movement in India and abroad. Membership fee for different categories of members is given below:

 

Sr. No

Category

Annual

Life

India

i.

Students

Rs.100/-

Rs. 3000/-

ii.

Farmers

iii.

Research Scholars/Research staff

Rs. 200/-

Rs. 3000/-

iv.

Scientists

Rs. 500

Rs. 3000/-

v.

NGOs/Societies

Rs. 1000

Rs. 6000/-

vi.

Corporate

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 60,000/-

Abroad

vii

Scientists

50US$

300US$

viii

NGOs / Societies

100 US$

600 US$

ix

Corporate

1000 US$

6000 US$

For retired scientists the life membership shall be Rs. 2500/-

 

Honorary members

 

The society intends to induct 4-5 nationally and internationally reputed people of the country as the honorary members to harness their invaluable knowledge and experience for upbringing the society.

 

Future activities of the society

i.  Publication of a quarterly e-Newsletter

ii. Organization of national/ international symposia/conventions for information/ knowledge sharing

iii. Organization of Organic Festivals/Fairs/Group Meetings to promote inter-linkages among the producers, 

traders and consumers

iv. Publication of bulletins, books, pamphlets on organic agriculture

v. Bringing out of Journal to publish the research papers, review articles etc. on organic agriculture

vi. Development and compilation of package of practices for regionally important crops

All the organic stakeholders are invited to join the society and contribute for the healthy food, healthy environment and healthy nation

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Secretary

Organic Agricultural Society of India

Department of Organic Agriculture & Natural Farming

College of Agriculture, CSK HPKV, Palampur-176 062 (H.P.), India

Tel: 01894 230402, Mob: 94181 55748

Email: oasipalampur@gmail.com

 
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