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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                        Page Nos.

1.   Memorandum of Association     1- 6
2.   Articles of Association       7 - 18
3.   By – Laws                         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;

     ii)       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;

     iii)      to organize technology transfer through training and extension
               involving non-government organizations and farmers‟ associations;

     iv)       to sponsor specific and relevant research projects and technology
               demonstrations;

     v)        to organize input, material supply and production services through
               public, ;private and cooperative sector;
   vi)          to identify and promote post-harvest processing/manufacturing units
                in the public private and cooperative sectors;

   vii)         to promote organization of marketing chains both for domestic and
                export marketing;

   viii)        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 bearing loans to such units, if
                sufficient corpus is made available for these purposes by the
                promoters of the Society.
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   ix)          to accelerate the development of rainfed, drought-prone eastern and
                hilly regions;

   x)           to encourage efficient use of marginal lands and ;augmentation of bio-
                mass production through agro and farm forestry;

   xi)          to revive and strengthen local institutions of the farming community as
                instruments of decentralization/development process in agriculture
                sector;

   xii)         to promote measures of increasing the utilization of irrigation
                potential, water conservation and its efficient management;

   xiii)        to organize/catalyse the primary producers in suitable groups towards
                the performance of activities related to the achievement of the
                objectives of the consortium;

   xiv)         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;

   xv)          to pave the way for establishment of integrated             producers‟
                organisations with forward and backward linkages;

   xvi)         to assist and promote programmes aimed at conservation of the
                environment and natural resources; and

   xvii)        to prepare, print and publish papers, periodicals, monographs and
                books in furtherance of the objectives of the society.

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;
      (b)    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.

      (c)    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.

      (d)    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;
      (e)    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;
      (f)    open Bank Accounts of any type including overdraft account and to
             operate the same in ordinary course of business;
      (g)    own, establish or have and maintain offices, branches and agencies
             in or outside India for the purpose of carrying on its business;
      (h)    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;
      (i)    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;
      (j)    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
      (k)    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.   Name (Full in Capital)   Address               Occupation        Designation      in
                                                                         the Society
 1.     DR. BAL RAM JAKHAR       Village & P.O.        Union             Ex-officio
                                 Panjkosi,. Distt.     Agriculture       President
                                 Ferozepur             Minister
                                 (Punjab)
 2.     SHRI J.C. PANT           “Waiverly View”,      Secretary (A&C)   Ex-officio
                                 Mussoorie (UP)                          Vice-President
 3.     SHRI R.V. GUPTA          Ministry         of   Additional        Ex-officio
                                 Finance               Secretary         Member
                                 (Deptt           of
                                 Banking)
                                 Jeewan       Deep
                                 Buldg.
                                 Parliament Street,
                                 New Delhi
 4.     SHRI K. RAJAN            Yojna Bhawan          Adviser,          Ex-officio
                                                       Agriculture       Member
 5.     SHRI I.S. MALHI          C-II/127              Joint Secretary   Ex-officio
                                 Moti Bagh-I,                            Member
                                 New Delhi
 6.     SHRI GOKUL PATNAIK       Ansal Chamber         Chairman,         Ex-officio
                                 2 Bhkihaji Cama       APEDA             Member
                                 Place New Delhi
                                 – 110066
                                 125,       Krishi     M.D., SFAC        Ex-officio
                                 Bhawan,      New                        Member
                                 Delhi - 110001

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


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




5.     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. Name & Address                    Occupation                Signature
  1.  Dr. Bal Ram Jakhar                Minister             of
       Village & P.O. Panjkosi,. Distt. Agriculture
       Ferozepur (Punjab)
 2.    Shri Arvind Netam                 Minister of State of
       At & P.O. Kanker,                 Agriculture
       Distt. Bastar (M.P.)
 3.    Shri S. Krishna Kumar             Minister of State for
       S-44, Sankar Nagar,               Agriculture
       Chinnakkad, Kollam, Kerala
 4.    Shri J.C. Pant                    Secretary (A&C)
        “Waverley View”
       Mussoorie (U.P.)
 5.    Shri M.S. Dayal                   Special      Secretary
       Hanspur                           (A&C)
       Distt. Moradabad
 6.    Shri Bhagat Singh                 MD (NCDC)
       203, Rouse Avenure,
       New Delhi
 7.    Shri V. B. Mahajan,               MD (NAFED)
       207, Siddartha Enclave,
       Ashram Chowk, New Delhi
8.   Shri I.S. Malhi,       Joint       Secretary
     C-II/127               (Trade)
     Moti Bagh-I,
     New Delhi
9.   Mrs. Sarita J. Dass    Joint Secretary (PP)
     10, Cantonment Road,
     Cuttack,Orissa
          MEMBERSHIP FEES PATTERN OF SFAC SOCIETY


                 Type of Members                        Membership Fee
A.      Promoter Members
i)    Government of India                              Rs. 1.50 Crore
ii)   Reserve of India (RBI)
iii)   National Bank of Agriculture & Rural
Development
        (NABARD)
iv)      Industrial Development Bank of India
(IDBI)
v)     State Bank of India (SBI)
vi)    Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)


B.    Primary Members:
i)  Financial Institutions, Banks and Private
Companies,                                             Rs. 50 lakhs
       including Foreign Companies.

ii)     Statutory and Autonomous Organizations,
     Development      Boards,   Exports     Promotion Rs. 20 lakhs
     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 Indian and OCBs
     (interested in tying up for exports of Indian
     agricultural produce)
C.    Associate Members (without voting
rights)
                                                      Rs. 10,000 per
i)    NGOs, Farmers‟ Cooperatives.                    annum

ii)   Beneficiaries including Individual Farmers, Self- Rs. 1, 000 per
      Help     Groups     etc.,   and     such   other annum
      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.

          b)    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.

          c)    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


            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.

ii)   Statutory and Autonomous Organizations, Development Boards,
      Exports 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 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.

      e.     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)       NGOs, Farmers‟ Cooperatives.
              ii)      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.

      f.     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”.



3.    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.    GENERAL BODY MEETING

a)       General Body of the Society shall consist of all the members and
      Associate Members of the Society.

b)       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;

      ii)       To appoint Auditors for the ensuring year:

      iii)      To amend the Memorandum of Articles of Association of SFAC, if
             necessary.

      iv)       To elect members to the Board of Management (BOM); and
      v)       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.

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

7.    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 vice-President. The Chief Executive of the
            SFAC shall be the Members-Secretary of the Board. The other
            Promoter Members of the Society shall have one non-elective
            permanent seat each on the Board of Management of the Society.

      (b)   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.

            ii)   Four (4) members elected from amongst the 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).

8.    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.

      ii)    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.

      iii)   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.

      iv)    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.

10.   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)     To admit Members and terminate membership of the Society:

      ii)    To approve the budget estimates:

      iii)   To appoint, suspend or remove the Chief Executive and other staff
             of the Society of which BOM is the appointing authority;

      iv)    To frame regulations for appointments of staff, conduct of business,
             supervision and management of the Society;

      v)     To determine terms and conditions of collaboration with other
             institutions and organizations;

      vi)    To authorize persons to sign on behalf of the Society bills, notes,
             receipts , acceptance, endorsements, cheques, release, contracts
             and other documents;

      vii)   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.
11.   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.

      b)    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.

      c)    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.

12.   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)    Prime Minister of India, who shall be the Chairman of the Council.

      b)    Union Minister of Agriculture, who shall be the Vice-Chairman of the
            Council.

      c)    The Ministers of Rural Development, Finance, Commerce, Industry,
            Food Processing Industries and the Deputy Chairman, Planning
            Commission.

      d)    Chief Minister/Agriculture Minister of three States by rotation.

      e)    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.

      f)    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.

      g)    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).
      h)    Chairman of National Dairy Development (NDDB), National
            Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and Food
            Corporation of India (FCI).

      i)    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.

      j)    Chief Executive of the S.F.A.C.


13.   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.

      b)    To review the programmes and progress of implementation of
projects.

      c)    To evaluate the effectiveness of the various programmes and
            projects undertaken by the Society and to suggest appropriate
            corrective measures required, if any.

      d)    Any other matter referred to it by the Board of Management.

14.   MEETINGS OF THE POLICY PLANNING COUNCIL

      a)    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.

      b)    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.

15.   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.

      ii)   The Chief Executive shall be the Member Secretary of the Policy
            Planning Council and of the Board of Management of the Society.

16.   FUNCTIONS OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
      The Chief Executive shall exercise the powers and discharge the functions
      specified below:

      a)     To take appropriate action as may be necessary to implement the
             decisions of the Board of Management.

      b)     Day –to-day management of the business of the Society.

      c)     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)     Making arrangements for the proper maintenance of various books
             and records of the Society.

      e)     Convening meeting of the General Body/Policy Planning Council and
             the BOM and maintaining proper records of such meetings.

      f)     To create posts necessary for the management of the affairs of the
             Society.

      g)     Making appointments to posts in the Society in accordance with the
             rules frame by the Board.

      h)     Assisting the Board in the formulation of policies, programmes and
             work plans.

      i)     Furnishing to the Board periodical information necessary for
             apprising it of the operations and functions of the Society.

      j)     Performing such other duties and exercising such other powers as
             may be assigned.

17.   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)    all sums of money that may be provided by Government;
             b)    all subscriptions and charges received from the members;

             c)    all sums of money generated from gift commodities by the
                   Society or received by it by way of grants and donations;
                   and

             d)    all sums of money received by the Society in any other
                   manner or from any other source.

      (2)    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.

      (3)    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.

19.   PREPARATION OF ACCOUNTS AND BALANCE SHEET

      (1)    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.

      (2)    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.

20.   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.

      (2)    Every Auditor in the performance of his duties shall have at all
             reasonable time access to books, accounts and other documents of
             the Society.

      (3)    The Auditors shall submit their report to the Board.

21.  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.



25.   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/-                           Sd/-                     Sd/-
      (President)                     (Secretary)               (Treasurer)
                                  BY – LAWS

                                      OF

            THE SMALL FARMERS‟ AGRI-BUSINESS CONSORTIUM

1.   NAME AND AREA OF OPERATION:

     i)     The Society shall be called the “Small – Farmers‟ Agri-Business
            Consortium” hereinafter referred to as SFAC.

     ii)    The headquarters of the SFAC shall be at New Delhi

     iii)   The area of operation of the SFAC shall extend to the whole of
            India.

2.   DEFINATIONS.

     In these By-Laws, unless the context otherwise provides:

     i)     “Consortium” means the Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium,

     ii)    “Council” means the Policy Planning Council constituted in terms of
            these by-laws,

     iii)   “Board” means the Board of Management constituted in terms of
            these by-laws,

     iv)    “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Policy Planning Council
            under these by-laws,

     v)     “Vice-Chairman” means the Vice-Chairman of Policy Planning
            Council under these by laws,

     vi)    “President” means the President of Board of Management under
            these by-laws,
      vii)    “Vice-President” means by Vice-President        of   the   Board   of
              Management under these by-laws,

      viii)   “Managing Director” means the Managing Director of the SFAC
              appointed in terms of these by-laws,

      ix)     “Society” means a Society registered under the Societies Act
              applicable to a State or a Union Territory in India in which it is
              established,

      x)      “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)     “Act” means the Societies Registration Act, as is applicable in the
              State/Union Territory in which Head Office of SFAC is located,

      xii)    “Memorandum of Association” means            the Memorandum of
              Association of the Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium,

      xiii)   “Articles of Association” means the Articles of Association of the
              Small Farmers‟ Agri-Business Consortium,

      xiv)    “Agricultural Produce” shall include food-grains, horticultural and
              forest produce, plantation, fisheries, dairy, poultry, wool, animal
              husbandry and allied produces and products.

3.    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)      Organize, assist and help initiatives for improving the production;
              and productivity levels of identified agricultural produce;

      ii)     Organize, assist and help establishment of appropriate link/integral
              arrangements between production and marketing;

      iii)    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.
      iv)     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.;

      v)      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,;


      vi)     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;

      vii)    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;

      viii)   Facilitate / monitor transport arrangement, under the specific
              programmes and projects that may be formulated;

      ix)     Facilitate / monitor storage arrangement under the specific
              programmes and projects that may be formulated; and

      x)      Facilitate/monitor the conclusion of contractual arrangements
              according to established commercial practices and norms.

4.    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)     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;

     ii)    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;

     iii)   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.

     iv)    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 his/her defence after issuance of notice. In
            the event of invocation of by-laws 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)     The Council shall ordinarily meet once a year and the Board
                   may meet as often as necessary.

            ii)    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.

            iii)   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.

            iv)    A meeting of the Council shall also be convened by the
                   Member-Secretary in consultation with the Chairman of the
                   Council.
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/Sub-Committee 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.

      ii)   Meetings of the Committee/Sub-Committee shall normally be held
            at New Delhi unless decided otherwise by the Chairman of the
            Committee/Sub-Committee, to hold it elsewhere in India.
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.

      iv)    Residuary powers of the Consortium shall vest in the Board of
             Management of the Consortium.

13.   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.
      b)     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.



15.   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.

      ii)    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.



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)     One member to be nominated by the Board from amongst the
             members of the Board;

      ii)    One member to be nominated by the Board amongst those in the
             Board representing banks, and marketing interests/institutions;
             and

      iii)   One member to be nominated by the Board from amongst those in
             the Board representing farmers.

      iv)    The Treasurer of the Society shall be permanent invitee but shall
             not     be       a     member         of    the       Committee.
17.   DISTRIBUTION AND DISPOSAL OF ITS PROFITS

      i)     The profits if any generated from the activities of the Consortium
             shall form part of the Fund;

      ii)    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.

      ii)    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.

19.   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.

      iii)   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.

20.   GENERAL

      i)    All matters not specifically provided for are to be decided in
accordance with         the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

      ii)    For the purpose of any litigation, etc. the Consortium shall come
             within the jurisdiction of the Courts in Delhi.

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.
        ii)     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.

                                ______________________




                    ORGANISATIONAL CHART OF SFAC


                                                       MANAGING DIRECTOR




                                                        EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR4




                  PROJECT COORDINATOR -I           DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER

                  TECHNOLOGY MISSION
                  HORTICULTURE /
                  REGIONAL OFFICE,
                  GUWAHATI

          SECTION OFFICER                             PROJECT COORDINATOR - II       EST
      ADMN/GENL. ADMN./BOM/                                  VENTURE CAPITAL,
      EC MEETINGS & ACCOUNTS                            PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
FUND,    MAINTAINING OF      MD‟S OFFICE
                                                        AGRI-CLINICS & AGRI-
                              ACCOUNTS OFFICER
BUSINESS        OFFICE/WEBSITE
                                                        CENTRE & STATE LEVEL
SFACs         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)     To take appropriate action as may be necessary to implement the
     decisions of the Board of Management.
     b)     Day-to-day management of the business of the Society.
     c)     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.
                     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):

         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. Deputy General Manager will report to Executive Director on the
         above projects.

      3. Project Coordinator-II will report to DGM on the above projects.
II.   Technology Mission, Administration, Accounts and
Budget/Fund Management:

      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. Section    Officer  will    look    after  to   Administration/General
     Administration 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. 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. 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. 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                     Designation            Total monthly
 No                                                               emoluments (Rs.)
   1. . Mr. Bijay Kumar              Managing Director                             -
   2. Shri Ashok B. Pillai           Director (PDF)                         57879.00
   3. Shri D. Bhuyan                 PC-I & Head of Office                  34273.00
   4. Shri S.P. Bora                 Regional Project                       43431.00
                                     Coordinator
   5. SShri K. Shankar Rao           Deputy Director (PDF)                  50482.00
   6. SShri A.R. Srinath             Deputy Director (PDF)                  46482.00
   7. Shri Rajesh Bhatnagar          Assistant (Accounts)                   25238.00
   8. Shri Ravi Chulliyil            Assistant                              26300.00
   9. Shri Girish Dutta              Assistant                              25375.00
   10. Shri Sushil Kumar             Assistant                              24554.00
   11. Shri Anil Kumar               Assistant                              24554.00
   12. Shri Pramod Kumar             Assistant                              22472.00
   13. Smt. Angela Tigga             Assistant                              22472.00
   14. Shri Jitender Mehra           PS                                     24451.00
   15. Smt. Bimla Chauhan            PS                                     22472.00
   16. Shri Suresh Bisht             Office Assistant                       14503.00
   17. Shri Kundan Singh             Staff Car Driver                       15962.00
       Rawal

                           Contractual Staff at Head Office
S.N.     Name                       Designation                    Total monthly
                                                                  emoluments (Rs.)
   1.    Shri V. Narishman           Consultant(TS)                        13000.00
   2.    Smt. C. Saraswathy          P.S.                                  11000.00
   3.    Smt. Meenakshi Johari       P.S.                                  11000.00
   4.    Shri Vikas Thakral          LDC                                    9000.00
   5.    Shri Bhim Singh             Driver                                 9000.00
   6.    Shri Yogendera Singh        Driver                                 8000.00
                    Contractual Staff at Regional office, Guwahati.
S.N.      Name                          Designation           Total monthly
                                                            emoluments (Rs.)
1.        Shri Ratandeep Dutta             Technical                          18333.00
                                           Consultant
2.        Shri K.C. Goswami                Technical                          10000.00
                                           Consultant
3.        Ms. Minoti Birgohain             Projects Assistant                   7000.00
4.        Mr. Niranjan Sarma               Projects Assistant                   7000.00
5.        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.     Name &                  Office Address & Telephone No.             Residential
          Designation                                                        Address and
                                                                             Telephone No.
     1.   Shri   D.   Bhuyan,     Small     Farmers‟       Agri-Business     L-276, DDA Flats,
          Project Coordinator     Consortium,      NCUI       Auditorium     Sarita Vihar,
                                             th
          & Head of Office        Building, 5 Floor, 3, Siri Institutional   New Delhi -110076.
                                  Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016.
          Central     Public      Tel: 26562648(O), 26966017/37              Tel: 26943886 ®
          Information             (Extn.108), Fax: 26862367
          Officer                 E-mail: sfac@nic.in

     2.   Regional      Project   Small     Farmers‟       Agri-Business
          Coordinator             Consortium, Regional Office, 3rd
                                  Floor, Jain Complex, G.S. Road,
          Assistant   Public      Near Dispur old Post Office,
          Information             Guwahati-781005.
          Officer
                                            Tel: 0361-2595410
                                          Telefax: 0361-2340337
                                  E-mail: sfacroghy@sify.com



                                                                                      Sd/-
                                                                          (Suranjana Ray)
                                                                         Managing Director
Copy to:-

1.    All concerned (By Name)
2.    All Officers/Staff
3.    Regional Project Coordinator(Incharge), SFAC, R.O. Guwahati.
4.    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.   All concerned (By Name)
            2.   All Officers/Staff
            3.   Regional Project Coordinator, SFAC, R.O. Guwahati.
            4.   EPS to M.D/Guard file
LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT/ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SFAC
                               (AS ON 31.03.2008)

                           A. (I) Promoter Members – Govt. of India
  1.   Shri Sharad Pawar,                                               Ex-Officio
       Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of India,                    President
       Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001.
  2.   Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture,             Ex-Officio /
       Deptt. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhawan,            Vice-President
       New Delhi – 110 001.
  3.   Shri Arun Ramanathan,                                       Ex-Officio Member
       Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance,               (Nominated by
       Deptt. of Financial Services, Jeevan Deep Building,         the President of the
       Sansad Marg,                                                      Society)
       New Delhi – 110 001.
  4.   Shri 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)
  5.   Shri JiJi Thomson,                                          Ex-Officio Member
       Joint Secretary(Marketing), Govt. of India, Ministry          (Nominated by
       of Agriculture,                                             the President of the
       Deptt. of Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhawan,               Society)
       New Delhi – 110 001.
  6.   Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy,                                   Ex-Officio Member
       Chairman, APEDA,                                              (Nominated by
       NCUI Auditorium Building, 4th floor, 3, Siri                the President of the
       Institutional Area,                                               Society)
       Hauz Khas, New Delhi-1100016.
              A(ii) Promoter Members - Five Permanent Directors
  7.   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
  8.   Shri U.S. Sarangi, IAS                                      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
  9.   Shri Yogesh Agarwal,                                        Promoter Member
       Chairman and Managing Director,
       Industrial Development Bank of India,
       IDBI Tower, World Trade Centre Complex,
       Cuffe Parade,Mumbai-400 005
 10.   Shri O.P. Bhatt,                                            Promoter Member
       Chairman – State Bank of India,
       Corporate Centre, State Bank Bhavan,
       Madame Cama Road, Mumbai-400021


 11.    Shri A.K. Misra,                                     Promoter Member
        Chairman & Managing Director,
        Oriental Bank of Commerce, Head Office,
        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.
 13.    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 U.K.S. Chauhan,                            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.Mr. Bijay Kumar,                                    Ex-Officio Member
        Managing Director,                                  & Secretary of the
        Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium             Society
        5th Floor, NCUI Auditorium Building,
        3-Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg,
        New Delhi – 110016.
Permanent unelected Member
   21.  Shri T.C. Venkat Subramanian,                           Member
        Chairman-cum-Managing Director,
        Export-Import Bank of India,
        Centre One Building, Floor 21, World Trade Centre
        Complex, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai-400005.



LIST OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF SFAC
SOCIETY


S.                                                 DESIGNATION
NO NAME

1.     Dr. P.K. Mishra           Vice-President, SFAC & Secretary (A & C)

2.     Shri Jiji Thomson         Joint Secretary (Marketing), DAC

3.                               Chairman, APEDA
       Shri A.K. Tripathy
4.     Shri R. Gandhi            Regional Director, RBI

5.     Shri R.K. Kapoor          Chief General Manager, IDBI

6.     Shri          Gautam Chief General Manager, SBI
       Kanjilal

7.                               General Manager, NABARD

8.                               General Manager, OBC

9.     Ms. Suranjana Ray         Managing Director, SFAC




                    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.




             Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium
               Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India
        NCUI Auditorium Building, 5th Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area,
         August Kranti Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016.

Tel.: 26966017, 26966037, Fax : 26862367, E-mail: sfac@nic.in, Website :
                          www.sfacindia.com
            SFAC Regional Office, Guwahati : 0361-2343547


S. No.                 Name & Designation                    Intercom No.

  1.      Mr. Bijay Kumar, IAS                                  101, 147
          Managing Director
  2.      Sh. Ashok B. Pillai, Director                           115
  3.      Sh. D. Bhuyan, Project Coordinator & Head of            108
          Office
 4.       Dr. Srinath A.R., Deputy Director                       109
 5.       Shri Jitender Mehra, PS                                 102
 6.       Ms. Bimla Chauhan, PS                                   118
 7.       Sh. Ravi Chulliyil, Assistant                           129
 8.       Sh. Girish Dutta, Assistant                             111
 9.       Sh. Rajesh Bhatnagar, A/c.Assistant                     113
 10.      Sh. Pramod Kumar, Assistant                             117
 11.      Sh. Anil Kumar, Assistant                               119
 12.      Sh. Sushil Kumar, Assistant                             105
 13.      Ms. Angela Kiran Tigga, Assistant                       300
 14.      Sh. Suresh Chand Bisht                                  110
          Assistant GR-II
 15.      Sh. V. Narasimhan,                                      127
          Consultant (Technical Support )
 16.      Smt. Meenakashi, PA                                     107
 17.      Smt. C. Saraswathy, PA                                  114
 18.      Sh. Vikas Thakral, LDC                                   ---
 19.      Smt. Sarika Malhotra, Receptionist                      100
 20.      Smt. Asha Balodi                                        103
 21.      Sh. Bhim Singh, Driver                                   ---
 22.      Sh. Govind S. Bhandri, Peon                              ---
 23.      Sh. Kundan Singh, Driver                                 ---
 24.      Sh. R.P. Singh, Peon-cum-Driver                          ---
 25.      Sh. Rampal, House Keeping                                ---
 26.      Security Guard                                          150

				
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