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									SMALL FARMERS’ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM

MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION, ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION AND BY – LAWS 1999

SMALL FARMERS‟ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM NCUI AUDITORIUM BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, 3, SIRI INSTITUTIONAL AREA, AUGUST KRANTI MARG, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHI - 110016

SMALL FARMERS’ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM
MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION, ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION AND BY – LAWS

INDEX 1. 2. 3. Memorandum of Association Articles of Association By – Laws

Page Nos. 1- 6 7 - 18 19 - 27

MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF SOCIETY TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT 1860 (ACT XXI OF 1860) MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF SMALL FARMERS‟ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM 1. NAME OF THE SOCIETY

The name of the society shall be “SMALL FARMERS‟ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM (SFAC)” (hereinafter to be referred to as “SOCIETY” or SFAC). 2. REGISTERED OFFICE

The REGISTERED OFFICE of the Society shall be situated in the Union Territory of Delhi; and at present is situated at 125, Krishi Bhawan New Delhi - 110001 3(A). AIMS & OBJECTIVES The aims and objectives of the Society shall be : i) to catalyse agro-industrial growth in different parts of the country based on principles of ecological sustainability, economic efficiently and social equity; to undertake or assist in undertaking programmes for employment generation, growth and diversification of agriculture and agro-based industries to increase food production and export of agriculture products, in both primary and processed forms; to organize technology transfer through training and extension involving nongovernment organizations and farmers‟ associations; to sponsor specific and relevant research projects and technology demonstrations; to organize input, material supply and production services through public, ;private and cooperative sector; to identify and promote post-harvest processing/manufacturing units in the public private and cooperative sectors; to promote organization of marketing chains both for domestic and export marketing; to build a cadre of skilled managers of managing the affairs of various units being established as a part of the development process, and to assist the establishment of such unit by providing equity in the form the venture capital, and also interest

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bearing loans to such units, if sufficient corpus is made available for these purposes by the promoters of the Society. 2 to accelerate the development of rainfed, drought-prone eastern and hilly regions; to encourage efficient use of marginal lands and ;augmentation of bio-mass production through agro and farm forestry; to revive and strengthen local institutions of the farming community as instruments of decentralization/development process in agriculture sector; to promote measures of increasing the utilization of irrigation potential, water conservation and its efficient management; to organize/catalyse the primary producers in suitable groups towards the performance of activities related to the achievement of the objectives of the consortium; to influence Government policies for correcting the terms of trade to make them favourable for agriculture, thereby increasing the flow of resources and augmenting the rate of capital formation in agriculture sector; to pave the way for establishment of integrated producers‟ organisations with forward and backward linkages; to assist and promote programmes aimed at conservation of the environment and natural resources; and to prepare, print and publish papers, periodicals, monographs and books in furtherance of the objectives of the society.

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3(B). Pursuant of the aforesaid objectives, the Society may: (a) Make rules and by-laws for the conduct of the affairs of the Society and add to, amend, vary or rescind them from time to time; raise funds and accept donations (in cash or kind) grants of money, securities, property of any kind, and undertake and accept the management of any endowment trust, fund or donation not inconsistent with the objectives of the Society. borrow money required for the purpose of the Society with or without security upon such terms and in such manner as may be determined by the Board of the Society.

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Invest any money of the Society not immediately required for any of its objects in such a manner as the Board may in its absolute discretion determine; meet out of the funds of the Society all expenses which the Society may incur with respect to the formation, registration ;and operations of the Society; open Bank Accounts of any type including overdraft account and to operate the same in ordinary course of business; own, establish or have and maintain offices, branches and agencies in or outside India for the purpose of carrying on its business; promote form, conduct or associate in the promotion, formation or conduct of companies, subsidiaries, societies, or such other associations of persons as it may deem fit; sell or dispose off the undertaking of the Society or any part thereof for such considerations as the Society may think fit, and in particular for shares, debentures or securities of any other company having objects altogether or in part similar to those of the Society; enter into partnership or any joint venture with any company, society, association or person, or to cooperate with or subsidies or assist in any way such company, Society, association or any person; and do all other such things as the Society may consider necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of its objectives.

3(C). All the income, earnings, moveable, and immovable properties of the Society shall be solely utilized and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only, as set forth in the Memorandum of Association, and no profit on thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus, profits or in any a manner whatsoever to the present or past Members of the Society. Also, no Member of the Society shall have any personal claim on any moveable or immovable properties of the Society or make any profits whatsoever, by virtue of his memberships, provided however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment, in good faith, or remuneration to any member thereof, or other person, in return for any services rendered to the Society, or for any services rendered to the Society, or for travelling allowances, halting or similar charges. 4. BOARD OF MANAGEMENT The names, addresses, occupations and designations of the members of the Board of Management to whom management of the Society is entrusted as required under section 2 of the Society Registration Act, 1860, as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi as follows:
S.No. 1. Name (Full in Capital) DR. BAL RAM JAKHAR Address Village & P.O. Panjkosi,. Distt. Ferozepur (Punjab) “Waiverly View”, Mussoorie (UP) Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Banking) Occupation Union Agriculture Minister Secretary (A&C) Additional Secretary Designation in the Society Ex-officio President Ex-officio Vice-President Ex-officio Member

2. 3.

SHRI J.C. PANT SHRI R.V. GUPTA

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SHRI K. RAJAN SHRI I.S. MALHI

6.

SHRI GOKUL PATNAIK

Jeewan Deep Buldg. Parliament Street, New Delhi Yojna Bhawan Adviser, Agriculture C-II/127 Joint Secretary Moti Bagh-I, New Delhi Ansal Chamber 2 Chairman, Bhkihaji Cama APEDA Place New Delhi – 110066 125, Krishi M.D., SFAC Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001

Ex-officio Member Ex-officio Member Ex-officio Member

Ex-officio Member

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Representatives of Financial Institutions and Banks SHRI P. KOTAIAH Sterling Centre Chairman, Dr. Annie Besant NABARD Road, Worli, Bombay SHRI M. MONDAL State Bank of India Dy. Managing Head Office, Director, Bombay (Agriculture) DR. D.K. UPPAL 442/14, National Executive Horticulture Board Director Gurgaon (Haryana) SHRI BHAGAT SINGH 203, Rouse M.D., NCDC Avenue, New Delhi NGOs Farmers & Organization Bharat Krishak Executive Samaj, New Delhi Chairman Maharashtra Grape Farmer Growers‟ Association

Nominated Member

Nominated Member Nominated Member

Nominated Member

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DR. KRISHNABEER CHAUDHARY SHRI M.M. ARVE

Nominated Member Nominated Member

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Private Companies / Agricultural Exporters DR. MONMOHAN Indo-American Exporter ATTAVAR Hybrid Seeds SHRI NAUSHAD Eagle Flask Exporter PADEMSEE Industries

Nominated Member Nominated Member

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DESIROUS PERSONS

We, the several members whose names and addresses are given below, are desirous of forming of society namely Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business consortium under the Societies registration Act, 1860, as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi, in pursuation of this Memorandum of Association of the Society: S.No. 1. 2. Name & Address Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar
Village & P.O. Ferozepur (Punjab) Panjkosi,. Distt.

Occupation Minister of Agriculture Minister of State of Agriculture Minister of State for Agriculture Secretary (A&C)

Signature

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Shri Arvind Netam At & P.O. Kanker, Distt. Bastar (M.P.) Shri S. Krishna Kumar S-44, Sankar Nagar, Chinnakkad, Kollam, Kerala Shri J.C. Pant “Waverley View” Mussoorie (U.P.) Shri M.S. Dayal Hanspur Distt. Moradabad Shri Bhagat Singh 203, Rouse Avenure, New Delhi Shri V. B. Mahajan, 207, Siddartha Enclave, Ashram Chowk, New Delhi Shri I.S. Malhi, C-II/127 Moti Bagh-I, New Delhi Mrs. Sarita J. Dass 10, Cantonment Road, Cuttack,Orissa

Special Secretary (A&C)

MD (NCDC)

MD (NAFED)

Joint Secretary (Trade)

Joint Secretary (PP)

MEMBERSHIP FEES PATTERN OF SFAC SOCIETY

A. i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi)

Type of Members Promoter Members Government of India Reserve of India (RBI) National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) State Bank of India (SBI) Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)

Membership Fee Rs. 1.50 Crore

B. i)

Primary Members: Financial Institutions, Banks and Private Companies, including Foreign Companies.

Rs. 50 lakhs

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C. i) ii)

Statutory and Autonomous Organizations, Development Boards, Exports Promotion Councils and Commodity Boards dealing in agriculture and agro-industries, Rs. 20 lakhs Large or Multi-State Cooperative Societies, other Organizations involved in agri-business, Exporters and Non-Resident Indian and OCBs (interested in tying up for exports of Indian agricultural produce) Associate Members (without voting rights) NGOs, Farmers‟ Cooperatives. Rs. 10,000 per annum

Beneficiaries including Individual Farmers, Self-Help Rs. 1, 000 per annum Groups etc., and such other Institutions/Individuals interested in benefiting from the activities, schemes and programmes of the Society.

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF SMALL FARMERS‟ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM 1. NAME OF THE SOCIETY

The name of the Society shall be “SMALL FARMERS‟ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM” (SFAC) (herein after to be referred to as „SOCIETY‟ OR “SFAC”). 2. MEMBERSHIP OF THE SOCIETY “Article 2. Membership of the Society a) Promoter Members:- All such institutions, including Government of India, which are desirous of participating and contributing substantially to the affairs and business of the Society, can become promoter members of the Society. The promoter members from amongst Banks and Financial Institutions would have permanent non-elective seat on the Board of Management of SFAC without being subject to elections, like in the case of Government of India. The total number of promoter membership in the Society shall not extend beyond six, with Government of India being counted as one promoter. The promoter members would be members in perpetuity, as laid down under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. They shall hold a total of eleven permanent non-elective seats, on the Board of Management of SFAC, with the Government of India having six non-elective seats including the President and Vice-President of the Society, and four nominees of the President, and the other Promoter Members having only one non-elective seat each. No promoter member would be entitled to seek to disassociate itself from the affairs and business of the Society. At the same time, absence or recurring absence of a promoter member from the meeting of the Board of Management or Annual General Meetings shall not in any way effect the voting and other rights of the promoter members. Primary Members:- All such Institutions and Individuals, who are desirous of participating and contributing substantially to the affairs and business of the Society, can become primary members of the Society on admission as such by the Board of Management and by paying the required Membership Fees, and also fulfilling such conditions as may be prescribed from time to time. Unlike a promoter member, a primary may not be a member in

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perpetuity, and may request the Society to terminate its primary membership, under the conditions as may be prescribed by the Society from to time. The primary membership of the Society shall constitute the following two categories of primary members, each category having four elective posts of Directors on the Board of Management of Society, and it will be open to the Society to prescribe separate rates of membership fees for the two categories:i) Financial Institutions, Banks, and Private Companies, including Foreign Companies. Statutory and Autonomous Organizations, Development Boards, Exports Promotion Councils and Commodity Boards dealing in agriculture and agroindustries, Large or Multi-State Cooperative Societies, other Organizations involved in agri-business, Exporters and Non-Resident Indian and OCBs (interested in tying up for exports of Indian agricultural produce). d. The Society may prescribe the conditions/regulations under which absence or recurring absence of Primary member from the General Body Meeting, or Annual General Meeting, or from the Board meeting in case of Primary Member elected to the Board, the concerned absenting Primary Member may become disentitled to exercise his/its voting rights at such meetings in future for temporary periods or permanently. Associate Members:- NGOs Farmers‟ Cooperatives, Beneficiaries including Individual Farmers, Self Help Groups etc., and such other Institutions/Individuals interested in benefitting from the activities, schemes and programmes of the Society, may become associate Members of the Society. The Society may further categorize them in the following two categories, and prescribe separate rates for annual subscriptions from them:i) ii) NGOs, Farmers‟ Cooperatives. Beneficiaries including Individual Farmers, Self Help Groups etc., and such other Institutions / Individuals interested in benefiting from the activities, schemes and programmes of the Society.

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Associate Members shall have the right to attend General Body Meetings of the Society, or any other meetings to which they are invited, including meetings, of the Board of Management of the Society, but shall not be entitled to vote”.

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ADMISSION OF MEMBERS

The Board of Management shall be the final authority for laying down the procedure and conditions; and for determining the eligibility and suitability for admission of primary and Associate Members. 4. SUBSCRIPTION

Members shall pay such subscription as may be prescribed by the Board of Management. All the Members of Board of Management should be included as desired persons. 5. CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP

A member shall cease to be a member by not fulfilling the conditions laid down by the Board of Management or due to reason adjudged by the Board of Management as injurious to the functioning of the Society. Violation of Section 15 of S.R. Act of 1860 shall also disqualification for the Member. 6. a) GENERAL BODY MEETING General Body of the Society shall consist of all the members and Associate Members of the Society. The Society shall hold an Annual General Meeting at least once a year and not more than 18 calendar months shall lapse between two successive Annual General Meetings. A notice of clear 21 days convening such a meeting shall be given to the members of the Society. The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be: i) To consider and adopt the Annual Report and Audited Accounts of the Society together with the Auditor‟s statements on the accounts; To appoint Auditors for the ensuring year: To amend the Memorandum of Articles of Association of SFAC, if necessary. To elect members to the Board of Management (BOM); and To transact any other business as may be laid before it by the BOM or brought forward by a member of the General Body with the permission of the Chairman of the meeting.

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The president of the Board of Management or in his absence the Vice-President shall preside over the meetings of the General Body.

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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT “Article – 7. Board of Management (a) There shall be a Board of Management consisting of twenty members. The Union Agriculture Minister shall be the President of the Board of Management, and the Union Agriculture Secretary shall be its ex-officio vicePresident. The Chief Executive of the SFAC shall be the Members-Secretary of the Board. The other Promoter Members of the Society shall have one nonelective permanent seat each on the Board of Management of the Society. Out of the remaining members, four (4) shall be nominated by the President from the concerned Ministries/Departments of the Central or State Government and semi-Government organizations, and other competent persons, and eight (8) shall be elected by the Primary Members of the Society from out of the following two categories of Primary Members, by voting from within their respective constituencies:i) Four (4) members elected from amongst the Members Financial Institutions, Banks, and Private Companies, including Foreign Companies. Four (4) members elected from amongst the Members Statutory and Autonomous Organizations, Development Boards, Export Promotion Councils and Commodity Boards dealing in agriculture and agroindustries, Large or Multi-State Cooperative Societies, other Organizations involved in agri-business, Exporters and Non-Resident Indians and OCBs (interested in tying up for exports of Indian agricultural produce).

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SPECIAL PROVISION

Not withstanding anything contained in Articles 8(b) the President may nominate upto eight members of the first Board to complete the formalities regarding registration and operationalising the business of the Society. The nominations so made will cease to be in operation after expiry of one year of registration of the Society or the regular elections taking place, whichever is earlier. 9. TERM OF OFFICE i) Nominated Members would hold office at the pleasure of the President, whoever be the nominating authority. The term of elected members would be 4 years with 50 per cent retiring every alternate year. They shall however be eligible for re-election.

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The membership of person who becomes a member of the Society by reason of the office or post he holds, shall terminate when he ceases to hold that office or post and his successor shall automatically replace him on the Board. A nominated or elected member may, at any time, resign from the office by sending his resignation to the Chairman of the Council, or President of Board Management, as the case may be. Such resignation shall take effect from the day it is accepted.

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FUNCTIONS OF BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

The Board of Management of the SFAC shall have all such powers as are considered necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out its functions. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such power would include the powers; i) ii) iii) To admit Members and terminate membership of the Society: To approve the budget estimates: To appoint, suspend or remove the Chief Executive and other staff of the Society of which BOM is the appointing authority; To frame regulations for appointments of staff, conduct of business, supervision and management of the Society; To determine terms and conditions of collaboration with other institutions and organizations; To authorize persons to sign on behalf of the Society bills, notes, receipts , acceptance, endorsements, cheques, release, contracts and other documents; To appoint such Committees, sub-committees as may be necessary and delegate to them or to the Chief Executive, and other officers of the Society, such powers as may be appropriate.

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MEETING OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT a) The meeting of the BOM shall be convened by the Member-Secretary with the approval of the President of the BOM. Meetings of the BOM shall be ordinarily held once in every quarter. The quorum of the meeting shall be 1/3rd of the total strength. The President of the BOM or in his absence, the Vice President shall preside over the meetings of the Board. In the absence of both President and Vice President the members present in the meeting shall elect a President for the meeting from amongst themselves.

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All maters in the meting shall be decided by majority of the members present and voting. Each member of the Board shall have one vote. In the event of a tie or equality of votes – the President shall have a second or casting vote.

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POLICY PLANNING COUNCIL

There will be a Policy Planning Council to provide necessary direction as well as to review and evaluate the performance of the Society periodically. Membership of the Council shall consist of the following: a) b) c) d) e) Prime Minister of India, who shall be the Chairman of the Council. Union Minister of Agriculture, who shall be the Vice-Chairman of the Council. The Ministers of Rural Development, Finance, Commerce, Industry, Food Processing Industries and the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. Chief Minister/Agriculture Minister of three States by rotation. Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Chairman, Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), State Bank of India and Indian Bankers‟ Association. Secretaries to Government of India in the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Rural Development, Finance, Commerce, Food Processing Industries, Small and Agro-Based Industries, Water Resources, Environment and Forests and Secretary to the Planning Commission. Director Generals of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology (CAPART). Chairman of National Dairy Development (NDDB), National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and Food Corporation of India (FCI). Six eminent persons to be nominated by the Chairman of the Council from amongst progressive farmers, industrialist/exporters, farm scientists/economists, farmers‟ associations and NGOs. Chief Executive of the S.F.A.C.

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FUNCTIONS OF POLICY PLANNING COUNCIL a) To consider the policy issues concerning the area of functioning of the Society and give necessary guidance and directions to Board of Management.

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To review the programmes and progress of implementation of projects. To evaluate the effectiveness of the various programmes and projects undertaken by the Society and to suggest appropriate corrective measures required, if any. Any other matter referred to it by the Board of Management.

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MEETINGS OF THE POLICY PLANNING COUNCIL a) b) Meeting of the PPC of Society shall be ordinarily held once in a year. The quorum of PPC shall be 1/3rd of the total members. The Chairman of the Council, and in his absence the Vice-Chairman, shall preside over the meeting of the Council. In the absence of both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, the members present in the meeting shall elect a Chairman for the meeting from amongst themselves.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE i) There shall be a Chief Executive, by whatever designation called, who shall be the Principal Executive Officer of the Society. The Chief executive shall be appointed by the Board of Management on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Board from time to time. The Chief Executive shall be the Member Secretary of the Policy Planning Council and of the Board of Management of the Society.

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FUNCTIONS OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE The Chief Executive shall exercise the powers and discharge the functions specified below: a) b) c) To take appropriate action as may be necessary to implement the decisions of the Board of Management. Day –to-day management of the business of the Society. Operating the accounts of the Society and making arrangements for safe custody of cash. Signing of the documents for and on behalf of the Society. d) e) Making arrangements for the proper maintenance of various books and records of the Society. Convening meeting of the General Body/Policy Planning Council and the BOM and maintaining proper records of such meetings.

f) g) h) i) j) 17.

To create posts necessary for the management of the affairs of the Society. Making appointments to posts in the Society in accordance with the rules frame by the Board. Assisting the Board in the formulation of policies, programmes and work plans. Furnishing to the Board periodical information necessary for apprising it of the operations and functions of the Society. Performing such other duties and exercising such other powers as may be assigned.

GRANTS, DONATIONS ETC.

The Society may receive gifts, grants, donation and benefactions from Government or any other source in or outside India and the same shall be used by the Society for exercising its functions and discharging its responsibilities subject to the condition that any acceptance from foreign agencies, institutions and Governments will be on such terms as may be prescribed by the Government of India from time to time. 18. FUND (1) The Society shall maintain a Fund to be called the SFAC Fund to which shall be credited: a) b) c) d) (2) all sums of money that may be provided by Government; all subscriptions and charges received from the members; all sums of money generated from gift commodities by the Society or received by it by way of grants and donations; and all sums of money received by the Society in any other manner or from any other source.

All sums of money credited to the said Fund shall, subject to the regulations, if any, made in this behalf be deposited with any nationalized bank or public finance institution approved by the BOM. The said Fund shall be applied towards meeting the administrative and other expenses of the Society including expenses incurred in the exercise of powers and the discharge of its functions and responsibilities or in relation to any of the activities referred to in this Articles.

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PREPARATION OF ACCOUNTS AND BALANCE SHEET

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The Balance Sheet and the Accounts of the Society shall be prepared in such form and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Board. The Board shall cause the books and accounts of the Society to be closed and balanced as on the 31st day of March each year.

AUDIT (1) The accounts of the Society shall be audited by Auditors duly qualified to act as Auditors of Companies under the Companies Act and the appointment of Auditors and remuneration payable to them shall be subject to approval of the General Body. Every Auditor in the performance of his duties shall have at all reasonable time access to books, accounts and other documents of the Society. The Auditors shall submit their report to the Board.

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ANNUAL LIST OF MANAGING / GOVERNING BODY (Sec. 4 of the Act)

Once in every year, a list of the office bearers and members of the Governing Body of the Society shall be filed with the Registrar of Societies, Delhi as required under Sec.4 of the Societies Registration Act of 1860. 22. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS (Section 6 of the Act)

The Society may sue or be sued in the name of the President/Secretary as per the provisions laid down under Section 6 of the Societies Registration Act, l860 as applicable to the Union territory of Delhi. 23. Any amendment of the Memorandum of Association or Rules will be carried out in accordance with the procedure laid down under Sections 12 and 12A of Societies Registration Act 1860. 24. DISSOLUTION AND ADJUSTMENT OF AFFAIRS

If the Society needs to be dissolved, it shall be dissolved as per the provisions laid down under Sections 13 and 14 of the Societies Registration Act 1860 as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi.

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APPLICATION OF THE ACT

All the provisions under all the Sections of the Societies Registration Act 1860, as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi, shall apply to this Society. 26. ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATE

Certified that this is the correct copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Society.

Sd/(President)

Sd/(Secretary)

Sd/(Treasurer)

BY – LAWS OF THE SMALL FARMERS‟ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM 1. NAME AND AREA OF OPERATION: i) ii) iii) 2. The Society shall be called the “Small – Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium” hereinafter referred to as SFAC. The headquarters of the SFAC shall be at New Delhi The area of operation of the SFAC shall extend to the whole of India.

DEFINATIONS. In these By-Laws, unless the context otherwise provides: i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) vii) viii) ix) x) “Consortium” means the Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium, “Council” means the Policy Planning Council constituted in terms of these bylaws, “Board” means the Board of Management constituted in terms of these bylaws, “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Policy Planning Council under these by-laws, “Vice-Chairman” means the Vice-Chairman of Policy Planning Council under these by laws, “President” means the President of Board of Management under these bylaws, “Vice-President” means by Vice-President of the Board of Management under these by-laws, “Managing Director” means the Managing Director of the SFAC appointed in terms of these by-laws, “Society” means a Society registered under the Societies Act applicable to a State or a Union Territory in India in which it is established, “Representative” means a person who is a member of a Society or representative of the Government of India or other agencies organizations or

firms who are qualified to attend the meetings of the Policy Planning Council in accordance with these by-laws, xi) xii) xiii) xiv) “Act” means the Societies Registration Act, as is applicable in the State/Union Territory in which Head Office of SFAC is located, “Memorandum of Association” means the Memorandum of Association of the Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium, “Articles of Association” means the Articles of Association of the Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium, “Agricultural Produce” shall include food-grains, horticultural and forest produce, plantation, fisheries, dairy, poultry, wool, animal husbandry and allied produces and products.

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FUNCTIONS & ACTIVITIES

In furtherance of the Aims & Objects of the Society indicated in the Memorandum of Association, the SFAC may undertake itself and / or cause to be undertaken by the concerned Departments/Agencies/Units one or more of the following task or activities in addition to any other tasks or activities as may be considered to be appropriate and necessary: i) ii) iii) Organize, assist and help initiatives for improving the production; and productivity levels of identified agricultural produce; Organize, assist and help establishment of appropriate link/integral arrangements between production and marketing; Facilitate development of a sound marketing infrastructure covering inter-alia establishment of processing units, quality control arrangement, market intelligence and information, transportation and storage and such other arrangements as may be necessary. Arrange/promote market studies and/or specific commodity surveys at the field levels, both at home and aboard, with a view to identify the agricultural products which have potential for exports and export development, quality stands and specifications, competitive price levels, trading channels, delivery schedules, promotional measure etc.; Arrange/facilitate the formulation of integrated commercial development programmes or projects preferably firm or unit-wise, setting out, inter alia, products for export targets, the import needs of raw materials, etc., processing arrangements between the producers and exporters, marketing etc,;

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Assist/organize mounting of Export Promotion Programmes including the sponsoring of marketing teams, participation in specialized fairs and exhibitions, holding of Department Stores promotions, exclusive India Show; Facilitate identification and establishment of arrangements for undertaking production for exports and help in meeting the import needs, ensuring quality stands, reaching suitable marketing tie-ups; Facilitate / monitor transport arrangement, under the specific programmes and projects that may be formulated; Facilitate / monitor storage arrangement under the specific programmes and projects that may be formulated; and Facilitate/monitor the conclusion of contractual arrangements according to established commercial practices and norms.

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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, POLICY PLANNING COUNCIL, THEIR FUNCTIONS/POWERS ETC.

The Consortium shall carry on its functions and activities through the Policy Planning Council and the Board of Management as envisaged under the Articles of Association. For this purpose, the composition of the Board of Management and the Policy Planning Council, Term of office of the Members, Functions, and meetings of the Board & Council shall be according to the relevant provisions contained in the Articles of Association. 5. TERM OF OFFICE OF NOMINATED MEMBERS OF THE POLICY PLANNING COUNCIL & BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Nominated members provided for in the Articles of Association shall hold office for a period of two years from the date of his/her nomination unless his/her membership ceases before the two years period as per the Articles of Association or is terminated by the Policy Planning Council or Board of Management in the following circumstances: i) ii) If a Member intentionally does any act or omission likely to injure the credit of SFAC or fails to observe proper discipline in regard to the work of SFAC; If a Member does any act or omission which may be held by the Council or the Board to be dishonest or contrary to the stated objects or interests of the Consortium; If a Member without showing satisfactory reasons and without the permission of the Chairman or the President as the case may be, absents himself from three consecutive meetings of the Policy Planning Council or the Board of Management as the case may be. In the event of invocation of by-laws 5(i) and 5(ii), a show-cause notice shall be issued to explain his conduct and he/she shall be given an opportunity in

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his/her defence after issuance of notice. In the event of invocation of bylaws 5(iii), he/she shall be given an opportunity in his/her defence after issuance of a Show-Cause Notice for his/her absence. However, if the Member requests for leave of absence, it shall not be denied to him/her without just and valid reason, to be recorded in writing. 6. MEETINGS OF THE POLICY PLANNING COUNCIL AND BAORD OF MANAGEMENT i) ii) The Council shall ordinarily meet once a year and the Board may meet as often as necessary. Generally, a notice of clear 15 days shall be given to the members for a meeting of Policy Planning Council as well as for a meeting of the Board. An emergent meeting of the Council or the Board may be called at a shorter notice, at the discretion of the Chairman of the Council or the President of the Board as the case may be. A meeting of the Board of Management shall be convened by the Member-Secretary in accordance with the relevant provision of the Articles of Association. A meeting of the Council shall also be convened by the MemberSecretary in consultation with the Chairman of the Council.

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iv) 7. QUORUM

The quorum of the meetings of the Policy Planning Council and Board of Management shall be in accordance with the relevant provision of Articles of Association. If there is no quorum at any meeting of the Council or the Board, as the case may be, the meeting shall be adjourned. 8. PLACE OF MEETING

New Delhi shall be the venue of the meetings of the Policy Planning Council & Board of Management unless it is decided to hold it at any other place in India with the express approval of the Chairman of Council or the President of the Board as the case may be. 9. RECORD OF MINUTES

A record of minutes of the meetings of the Council and Board shall be kept. The minutes shall be signed by the Managing Director and shall be circulated to all members and shall be ratified by the Members of the council or the Board as the case may be. Copies of the minutes should be readily available to all members of the Council and the Board as the case may be and shall form an agenda item in the next meeting of the Council or the Board as the case may be.

10.

ESTABLISHMNET OF THE COMMITTEE i) In pursuance of the relevant provisions of the Articles of Association, the Council or the Board may constitute, by passing a resolution through simple majority, Committee(s)/Sub-Committee(s) from amongst its members to deal with such specific issues, or subjects, as may be recommended by the Council or the Board. Where necessary, individual outside the members of the Council or the Board as the case may be, may be associated in the Committees(s)/Sub-Committee(s). Where, however, the subject/issues requiring attention becomes so urgent and inevitable that it is not possible to wait for the meetings of the Council or the Board, then the Chairman or the President, as the case may be, may constitute such Committees/SubCommittee through an appropriate order, subject, however, to obtaining ratification of the Council or the Board at its next meeting. The resolution of the Council or the Board/or the order issued by the Chairman or the President shall indicate the terms of reference, duration and modalities of operations of such Committees/Sub-Committees. Meetings of the Committee/Sub-Committee shall normally be held at New Delhi unless decided otherwise by the Chairman of the Committee/SubCommittee, to hold it elsewhere in India.

ii)

11.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

The Managing Director shall be the Chief Executive/Principal Executive Officer, who shall also be the Secretary of the Society. The Managing Director shall be appointed by the Board of Management on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Board, in consultation with and approval of the Central Government. 12. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Powers and functions of the Managing Director shall be those contained in the Articles of Association. i) The Managing Director of the Consortium shall act as “Head of the Department” of the Consortium and shall exercise all such financial powers as are vested with Heads of the Department of the government of India as per orders issued by Government of India from time to time until specific rules and regulations regarding the financial and administrative powers of the Managing Director and for other officers are frame and /or adopted by the Consortium in consultation with the Central Government.

ii)

The Managing Director may designate any Subordinate functionary under him, who is not below the rank of a Group „A‟ Gazetted functionary of the Government of India, as Head of Office.

iii)

The Managing Director can delegate a part or any of the powers vested upon him as head of the Department to Head of the Office or any subordinate functionary except the statutory powers of Head of the Department. Residuary powers of the Consortium shall vest in the Board of Management of the Consortium.

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FINANCIAL ADVISER / TREASURER

There shall be a Treasurer for the Consortium who would also act as the Financial Adviser in the Consortium, unless and until separate arrangements are made for looking after the functions of Financial Adviser. 14. CONSULTANTS/EXPERTS a) The Consortium shall have the authority to engage/employ consultants/experts on contract basis not exceeding 3 years‟ period initially specific to a particular activity or area on terms and conditions to be determined by the Consortium through such rules as framed by the Consortium and approved by the Board of Management. The Consortium, with the approval of its Managing Director, may engage/ employ consultants/experts, on such terms and conditions mutually agreed upon for a period not exceeding one year initially, for specific emergent activities or areas, subject, however, to ratification by the Board of Management at its next meeting.

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OTHER STAFF / EMPLOYEES i) Subject to such rules as may be framed/adopted by the Consortium, the Consortium may appoint/engage such officers and employees as deemed necessary for efficient performance of the functions in accordance with rules and regulations. Board of Management shall have the authority to entrust the work to Government functionaries on grant of honorarium to them in terms of relevant rules and regulations of the Government of India and sanction honorarium to them.

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16.

FUNDS OF THE SFAC

The resources of the Fund and maintenance shall be according to the relevant provision in the Articles of Association. There shall be a Finance Committee established by the Board of Management which shall consider, take a view and make recommendations on the various matters connected with the management of Fund, including its utilization, investment etc. based on and in conformity with the relevant provisions of the Articles of Association. The Financial Committee shall consist of three members as under:i) ii) iii) iv) 17. One member to be nominated by the Board from amongst the members of the Board; One member to be nominated by the Board amongst those in the Board representing banks, and marketing interests/institutions; and One member to be nominated by the Board from amongst those in the Board representing farmers. The Treasurer of the Society shall be permanent invitee but shall not be a member of the Committee.

DISTRIBUTION AND DISPOSAL OF ITS PROFITS i) ii) The profits if any generated from the activities of the Consortium shall form part of the Fund; The Consortium is not liable to distribute any profit to its members.

18.

REPORTS AND RETURNS i) Annual Report consisting details of Consortium activities and a balance sheet shall be prepared financial year-wise and placed for approval before the annual Meeting of the Board of Management. The annual report of the Consortium after approval by the Board of Management shall be presented to the Government of India duly audited by auditors duly qualified to act as Auditors of Companies under the Companies Act. The appointment of auditors shall be in accordance with the Articles of Association.

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SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS i) The Consortium may frame and adopt rules and regulations as per their requirements for employees of the Consortium with the approval of Board of Management and concurrence of the Central Government.

ii)

Wherever the Consortium has not frame/adopted rules and regulations in terms of the relevant by-laws, the Consortium shall follow Central Civil Service Rules for the purposes of appointment, superannuation matters. Terms and conditions of Consultants or such functionaries engaged by the Consortium for specific activities shall be governed by terms and conditions mutually agreed to the Consortium and Consultants or such functionaries at the time of their engagement.

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GENERAL i) All matters not specifically provided for are to be decided in accordance with the Societies Registration Act, 1860. For the purpose of any litigation, etc. the Consortium shall come within the jurisdiction of the Courts in Delhi.

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21.

POWER OF RELAXATION / ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS i) The Board of Management at their discretion may delegate any powers, authority of the Board to its President and Vice-President. The Board of Management may amend the by-laws by way of alteration, extension or abridgement in accordance with the procedures laid down in Sections 12 and 12 A of the Societies Registration Act, 1860, as made applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi from time to time. ______________________

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ORGANISATIONAL CHART OF SFAC
MANAGING DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR4

PROJECT COORDINATOR -I TECHNOLOGY MISSION HORTICULTURE / REGIONAL OFFICE, GUWAHATI SECTION OFFICER ADMN/GENL. ADMN./BOM/ EC MEETINGS & ACCOUNTS FUND, MAINTAINING OF MD‟S OFFICE BUSINESS SFACs ACCOUNTS OFFICER OFFICE/WEBSITE

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER

PROJECT COORDINATOR - II VENTURE CAPITAL, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AGRI-CLINICS & AGRICENTRE & STATE LEVEL

EST

OF SFAC FUND MANAGEMENT, AUDIT, BUDGET

RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT -2005
FUNCTIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Managing Director shall exercise the powers and discharge the functions specified below: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) the k) To take appropriate action as may be necessary to implement the decisions of the Board of Management. Day-to-day management of the business of the Society. Operating the accounts of the Society and making arrangements for safe custody of cash. Signing of the documents for and on behalf of the Society. Making arrangements for the proper maintenance of various books and records of the Society. Convening meetings of General Body/Policy Council and the BOM and maintaining proper records of such meetings. To create posts necessary for the management of the affairs of the Society. Making appointments to posts in the Society in accordance with the rules framed by the Board. Assisting the Board in the formulation of policies, programmes and work plans. Furnishing to the Board periodical information necessary for apprising it of operations and functions of the Society. Performing such other duties and exercising such other powers as may be assigned.

WORK ALLOCATION AMONG OFFICERS Ms. Suranajana Ray - Managing Director: She is the Chief Executive of the organization and shall exercise the powers and discharge the functions specified below: d) To take appropriate action as may be necessary to implement the decisions of the Board of Management. e) Day-to-day management of the business of the Society. f) Operating the accounts of the Society and making arrangements for safe custody of cash. d) Signing of the documents for and on behalf of the Society. e) Making arrangements for the proper maintenance of various books and records of the Society. f) Convening meetings of General Body/Policy Council and the BOM and maintaining proper records of such meetings. g) To create posts necessary for the management of the affairs of the Society. h) Making appointments to posts in the Society in accordance with the rules framed by the Board. i) Assisting the Board in the formulation of policies, programmes and work plans. j) Furnishing to the Board periodical information necessary for apprising it of the operations and functions of the Society. k) Performing such other duties and exercising such other powers as may be assigned.

I. Venture Capital (VC) and Project Development Fund(PDF):
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Work relating to ongoing projects. Work relating to old projects/studies carried out so far and initiate action for their evaluation and appraisal for venture capital funding.
State Level SFACs.

1. Shri Mohammad Ayub - Executive Director will be overall In-charge for implementation of the Venture Capital (VC); Project Development Fund(PDF) Scheme. He will report to the Managing Director.

2. Smt. Sudesh Vats – Deputy General Manager will report to Executive Director on the above projects. 3. Shri S.K. Kaul - Project Coordinator-II will report to DGM on the above projects.

II. Technology Management:
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Mission,

Administration,

Accounts

and

Budget/Fund

Work relating to ongoing Central Govt. Schemes like Hort. T.M. Monitoring of the Regional Office at Guwahati. Matters relating to Administration/General Administration, EC & BOM. All matters relating to salary of staff including contractual and consultancy services and remittance. Calculation of individual taxation, issue of TDS and WCT certificate Form-16, deduction of TDS and WCT, Annual return of TDS-I. Work relating to deployment of funds under Schemes like Hort. TM, Agri-clinics and writing of cheques. Reconciliation and audit matters relating to these schemes and entry in tally and maintenance of records. Preparation of Balance Sheet Matters relating to audit including Guwahati Office.

4. Shri D. Bhuyan – Project Coordinator-I will be overall In-charge for implementation of the work relating to ongoing Central Govt. Schemes like Horticulture Technology Mission, Monitoring of the Regional Office, Guwahati. He will report to Managing Director. 5. Shri B.S. Aswal - Section Officer will look after to Administration/General Administration and will report to Project Coordinator & Head of Office. 6. Shri C.B. Kothari - Consultant will look after Budget/Fund Management/Audit and will report to Project Coordinator & Head of Office.

III. Estate
      Work relating to estates including DDA flats. Work relating to maintenance of office equipment/inventory/Dead Stock Items/Stores. Maintenance of receipt and Dispatch Desk alongwith Reception. Housekeeping, Renovation and Repairing of office premises. Matter relating to security and security staff. Website of SFAC

7. Shri Sarat Barkakati – Estate Officer will look after the above matters and will report to Managing Director.

IV. M.D’s Office
8. Shri C.I. Prakash - EPS to MD will look after M.D‟s Office.

Regional Office, Guwahati
1. Dr. N.K.. Mohan - Regional Project Coordinator will be overall incharge of Regional Office and look after all the ongoing schemes in North East States including Sikkim and will report to the Managing Director.

2. Shri Ratanadip Dutta – Technical Consultant (on contract) will look after and monitor the Horticulture Technology Mission Scheme of the Central Govt. in North East States including Sikkim and will report to Regional Project Coordinator. 3. Shri K.C. Goswami – Consultant (On contract) will look after the Venture Capital Assistance Scheme in North East States including Sikkim and will report to Regional Project Coordinator. _______________

Monthly remuneration received by each officer and employee. Sl. Name No 1. 1Ms. Suranjana Ray . 2. Dr. N.K. Mohan, 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Shri D. Bhuyan Shri S.K. Kaul Shri C.I. Prakash Shri B.S. Aswal Shri Sarat Barkakati Shri Sunil Kumar Khokhar Shri V.S. Rawat Shri Rajesh Bhatnagar Smt. Pushpalaatha P. Shri Suresh Bisht Shri Kundan Singh Designation Managing Director Regional Project Coordinator Projects Coordinator Project Coordinator EPS to M.D. Section Officer Estate Officer EPS Assistant Assistant Personal Assistant Office Assistant Driver Total Total monthly emoluments (Rs.) 42677.00 44713.00 34273.00 26501.00 24358.00 22927.00 20761.00 17157.00 12133.00 13518.00 11179.00 9648.00 10827.00 290672

S.N. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Name

Contractual Staff at Head Office Designation Consultant Consultant Consultant P.S. LDC P.S. Consultant(TS) Driver Consultant(Legal) Part Time

Shri Mohd. Ayub Smt. Sudesh Vats Shri C.B. Kothari Smt. C. Saraswathy Shri Vikas Thakral Smt. Meenakshi Johari Shri V. Narishman Shri Bhim Singh Shri D.P. Agarwal *

Total monthly emoluments (Rs.) 36000.00 15000.00 13000.00 9000.00 7000.00 9000.00 10000.00 7000.00 5000.00

S.N. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Contractual Staff at Regional office, Guwahati. Name Designation Total monthly emoluments (Rs.) Shri Ratandeep Dutta Technical Consultant 18333.00 Shri K.C. Goswami Technical Consultant 10000.00 Ms. Minoti Birgohain Projects Assistant 7000.00 Mr. Niranjan Sarma Projects Assistant 7000.00 Sh. Pardip Barua Peon 3500.00

No.SFAC/1-3/4/2005-Admn. Dated: 23.11.2006 OFFICE ORDER Under Section (5) of Right to Information Act – 2005, the following officers whose details are given against their names have been designated as Central Public Information Officer and Assistant Public Information Officers in Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium for its Head Office and Regional Office, Guwahati:S.No. 1. Name & Designation Shri D. Bhuyan, Project Coordinator & Head of Office Central Public Information Officer 2. Shri B.S. Aswal, Section Officer Assistant Public Information Officer Office Address & Telephone No. Residential Address and Telephone No. Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business L-276, DDA Flats, Consortium, NCUI Auditorium Building, 5th Sarita Vihar, Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110076. New Delhi-110016. Tel: 26562648(O), 26966017/37 Tel: 26943886 ® (Extn.108), Fax: 26862367 E-mail: sfac@nic.in Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business 170 (RPS), DDA Flats, Consortium, NCUI Auditorium Building, 5th Mansarover Park, Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, Shahdara,Delhi-110 032. New Delhi-110016. Tel: 26520594(O), 26966017/37 (Extn.116), Fax: 26862367 E-mail: sfac@nic.in Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business HRS, AAU, Kahikuchi, Consortium, Regional Office, 3rd Floor, Guwahati -781037. Jain Complex, G.S. Road, Near Dispur old Post Office, Tel: 0361-2843299 Guwahati-781005. (M) 9435145039 Tel: 0361-2595410

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Dr. N.K.. Regional Coordinator

Mohan, Project

Assistant Public Information Officer

Telefax: 0361-2340337
E-mail: sfacroghy@sify.com

Sd/(Suranjana Ray) Managing Director Copy to:1. 2. 3. 4. All concerned (By Name) All Officers/Staff Regional Project Coordinator(Incharge), SFAC, R.O. Guwahati. EPS to M.D/Guard file

No.SFAC/1-3/4/2005-Admn. Dated:23.11.2006 OFFICE ORDER With the approval of the Competent Authority, Ms. Suranjana Ray, IAS, Managing Director, Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium, New Delhi is designated as Appellate Authority Under Section 19 (1) of Right to Information Act – 2005. The office address, telephone/fax numbers and Email are given below:Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium, NCUI Auditorium Building, 5th Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016. Tel: 26862365 O), 26966017/37 (Extn.102), Fax: 26862367 E-mail: sfac@nic.in

(D. Bhuyan) Project Coordinator & Head of office Copy to:1. 2. 3. 4. All concerned (By Name) All Officers/Staff Regional Project Coordinator, SFAC, R.O. Guwahati. EPS to M.D/Guard file

LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF SFAC A. (I) Promoter Members - Govt. of India 1. 2. Shri Sharad Pawar, Ex-Officio Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of India, President Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001. Mrs. Radha Singh, Ex-Officio / Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Vice-President Deptt. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001. Shri Ashok Jha, Ex-Officio Member Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, (Nominated by Deptt. Of Economic Affairs, Room No.131, Gate No 2, North the President of the Society) Block, New Delhi – 110 001. Dr. V.V. Sadamate, Ex-Officio Member Adviser (Agriculture), Govt. of India, (Nominated by Planning Commission, Yojana Bhawan, the President of the Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001. Society) Shri Mukesh Khullar, Ex-Officio Member Joint Secretary(Marketing), Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, (Nominated by Deptt. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhawan, the President of the Society) New Delhi – 110 001. Shri K S Money, Ex-Officio Member Chairman, APEDA (Nominated by NCUI Auditorium Building, 4th floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area, the President of the Society) Hauz Khas, New Delhi-1100016. A(ii) Promoter Members - Five Permanent Directors Mrs. Usha Throat,, Promoter Member Dy. Governor Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, 18th Floor, RBI New Building, Fort, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai-400 001 Dr. Y.S. P. Thorat, Promoter Member Chairman - NABARD, National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development, C-24, 'G' Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, P.B. No. 8121, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400 051 Shri V.P.Shetty, Promoter Member Chairman and Managing Director, Industrial Development Bank of India, IDBI Tower, World Trade Centre Complex, Cuffe Parade,Mumbai-400 005 Shri O.P. Bhatt, Promoter Member Chairman - State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, State Bank Bhavan, Madame Cama Road, Mumbai-400021 Shri K.N. Prithivi Raj, Promoter Member Chairman & Managing Director, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Head Office,

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E-Block, Harsh Bhawan, Connaught Place,New Delhi-110 001 B(I) Primary Members - Financial Institutions, Banks, Private Companies including Foreign Companies- Four Elected Directors 12. Shri M.B.N. Rao, Elected Member Chairman & Managing Director, Canara Bank, Head Office, 112, J.C. Road, Bangalore - 560 002. Shri Jai Shroff Elected Member Director, M/s Agri-Net Solutions Ltd., Ready Money Terrace, 4th Floor, Anni Beasant Road, Worli Naka, Mumbai-400 018. 14. Vacant 15. Vacant B(ii) Primary Members-Statutory and Autonomous Organizations, Development Boards, Export Promotion Councils and Commodity Boards dealing in agriculture and agro-industries, Large or Multi-State Cooperative Societies, other Organizations involved in agri-business, Exporters and Non-Resident Indians and OCBs (interested in tying up for exports of Indian agricultural produce)Four Elected Directors 16. Shri Alok Ranjan, Elected Member Managing Director, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd., NAFED HOUSE, Siddhartha Enclave, Ring Road, Ashram Chowk,New Delhi-110 014 17. Vacant 18. Vacant 19. Vacant CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND MEMBER SECRETARY OF THE SOCIETY (TO BE APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT). 20. Ms. Suranjana Ray, Ex-Officio Member & Managing Director, Secretary of the Society Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium (Presently posted by GOI 5th Floor, NCUI Auditorium Building, w.e.f. 20.12.2004) 3-Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110016. 13.

MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF SFAC S.No. 1. Name Mrs. Radha Singh Designation Chairman Address Vice-President, SFAC and Secretary (A&C), Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001. Joint Secretary(Marketing), Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, and Member Board of Management, SFAC, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001. Chairman, APEDA, and Member Board of Management of SFAC, NCUI Auditorium Building, 4th Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016. Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India, 6, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001. Chief General Manager, Industrial Development Bank of India, Red Cross Building, 1, Red Cross Road, New Delhi-110001. Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Sansad Marg, New Delhi110 001. General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development, 24, Rajendra Place, Opp. Gopala Tower, Pusa Road, New Delhi110008. General Manager, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Head Office, 2nd Floor, Rachna Building, Rajendra Place,New Delhi-110 008. Managing Director, SFAC, NCUI Auditorium Building, 5th Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110016.

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Shri Mukesh Khullar

Member

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Shri K S Money

Member

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Mrs. Deepa Srivastava

Member

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Shri R C Razdan

Member

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Shri B K Gairola

Member

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Shri A D Ratnoo

Member

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Shri G K Sachdeva

Member

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Ms. Suranjana Ray M.D., SFAC

Member Secretary

Investment Committee of SFAC The Board of Management in its 6th meeting held on 04.10.2001 have constituted an Investment Committee with the following members:     CGM, State Bank of India, New Delhi CGM, IDBI, New Delhi GM, NABARD, New Delhi GM, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Head Office, New Delhi MD, SFAC

It was decided that the proposed Investment Committee could formulate the guidelines and procedures for Venture Capital Investments in various projects to be taken up by SFAC in accordance with the Schematic Pattern of Assistance already approved by SFAC Society. It was also decided that the various levels of approval of financing projects of different financial outlays should also be decided by the Investment Committee.

Residential Address of Officers/Staff S. No. 1. 2. Name, Designation and Residential Address Smt. Suranjana Ray, Managing Director D-I/47, Bharti Nagar, New Delhi-110003. Shri Mohd. Ayub, Consultant, Kothi No.1339, Sector-53, Saraswati Kunj Society, Phase-V, DLF, Gurgaon. Smt. Sudesh Vats, Consultant, 4601, B/5-6, Vasant kUNJ, New Delhi-70. Shri D. Bhuyan, Project Coordinator & Head of Office, L-276, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-76. Shri S.K. Kaul, Project Coordinator A-131, Chattarpur Enclave, New Delhi-68. Shri C.B. Kothari, Consultant, Flat No.406, Kumudi Apartments, Plot No.11, Pocket No.6, Dwarika Kunj (Nasirpur), New Delhi-110075. Shri C. I. Prakash, EPS to MD B-44, S-2, B-Block, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-95. Shri B.S. Aswal, Section Officer 170 (RPS), DDA Flats, Mansarover Park, Delhi-32. Shri V.S. Rawat, Assistant 396-B, Gazipur DDA Flats, Delhi-96. Shri Sunil Kumar Khokhar, EPS to ED, WZ-3944-A, Sri Nagar Shakur Basti, Delhi-110034. Shri Rajesh Bhatnagar, Assistant B-70, K.K. Ext., Part-II, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi-110092. Smt. Pushpalatha P, PA to ED JB-23, 2nd Floor, Gupta Colony, Khirki Extn., Malviya Nagar, New Delhi. Shri Suresh Chand Bisht, Office Assistant E-341-B, GTB Enclave, Delhi-99. Shri Kundan Singh, Driver 330, Sahahpurjat, New Delhi. Sh. V. Narasimhan, Consultant (Technical Support), 375, 1st Floor, Shalimar Garden Extension-I, Shahibabad, District Ghazibad (U.P.) Smt. Meenakashi, PS C2C/2/94, Janak Puri, New Delhi-58. Smt. C. Saraswathy, PS 31, Leiah Appartments, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi

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18. Shri Vikas Thakral, LDC F-1-U/20, Pitam Pura, Delhi-88. 19. Shri Bhim Singh, Driver C/o Chaudhury Sant Pal Singh, House No.225, Near Dargah Chirag Delhi, New Delhi-17.


								
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