Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour

बिहार कृषि विश्‍वविद्यालय, सबौर

Alumni

1. NAME OF THE SOCIETY

The Society shall be known as “Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour” (BAUAAS), hereafter referred to as the "Association"

 2. ADDRESS OF THE REGISTERED OFFICE OF THE SOCIETY             

The office of the society shall be situated at Faculty Hall, Administrative Building, Bihar Agricultural, University , Sabour, P.S: Sabour, Dist: Bhagalpur, Bihar, PIN: 813210

 3.  DEFINITIONS

In these by-laws unless the context otherwise requires :

  • “Association” means the “Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour” (BAUAAS) registered under the Societies Registration Act,
  • “Executive Committee” means the Board of Managers. The Executive Committee of “Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour” (BAUAAS), registered under Societies Registration Act will constitute the Executive Committee under the
  • “Financial Year” means the year commencing on the 1st day of April and ending on the 31st  day of March next
  • “General Body” means the Body consisting of all the members of the “Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour” (BAUAAS).
  • “Advisory Committee” means the committee which may be formed to advise the Executive Committee.
  • Sub-Committee means the committees formed from among the members of the Association to discharge certain allocation of work headed by one of the Executive Members of the Executive
  • “Office” means a portion of the building within the “Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour” complex allotted to the Association by the Dean ( Agriculture ) ,Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour for the purpose of office of the
  • He/She & His/Her include and mean both genders, singular or
  1. a) “Common expenses” means:
  1. All sums lawfully assessed against the members by the Association
  2. Expenses agreed upon as common expenses by the General Body
  • Expenses declared as common expenses by the provisions of this Act or by the declaration or by the By-Laws of the Association

All expression used but not defined herein shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Act.

4.  NATURE OF ASSOCIATION

It is a non-political and non-profiteering social organization.

5.   AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION

  • To bring together the graduates and post-graduates students of the Colleges of BAU, Sabour and to promote fellow feeling among
  • To foster a sense of community, co-ordination and links amongst the members inter se and between the members and other such organized bodies at colleges/regional office and universities.
  • To support and assist the alumni with regard to placement and career developments, provide useful guidance for future career build up by keeping contact with government and university authorities and other NGOs and corporate
  • To acquaint the members with the recent advances in agriculture and allied sciences, so as to make them more serviceable to the nation. 
  • To maintain and promote the overall image of the University as a premier centre of excellence in agriculture and allied sciences.
  • To coordinate with the government, universities, farming communities and other organizations  in developing sound policies for the progress of agriculture and allied
  • To create corpus fund of the association for the welfare activities.
  • To coordinate with similar other associations in and outside India and  elsewhere  having  common
  • To encourage co-curricular, extra-curricular and socio-cultural activities  between  the members of the

6.  POWERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

To achieve these objects the Association shall have the following power amongst others :

  1. To enter into any arrangement or agreement with Government  Authorities,  Colleges, Universities, ICAR or any authority, or any other organization that may seem conducive to the Association’s objectives or any of them and to obtain from any such authority rights, privileges, concessions and aids, the Association may think desirable  to obtain,  and to carry out, exercise  and comply with such arrangement, agreement, rights, privileges  and  concessions  in  the  interest of the
  2. To accept any request, gift, donation or subscription towards or to accumulate  and provide a  fund or an endowment and to invest the same and apply the income arising there from or to the purchase thereof for any of the objects of the
  3. To sell, improve, manage, develop, exchange, lease or let under lease or sub-let,  mortgage, dispose of or otherwise to deal with all or any part of the property of the
  4. To engage the services of persons or to appoint any person in employment, fix  the remuneration thereof and to terminate their services for the purpose of the
  5. To prepare a list of valid voters and to calculate the number of voters for or against any decision and declare the same in the General Body
  6. To determine, assess and receive the contribution towards common expenses payable by the
  7. To open, operate and close accounts in any scheduled
  8. To invest the money and property of the Association not required  immediately  for the purpose of the Association in such securities or in such manners as may from  time  to  time  be 
  9. To raise funds for the Association as provided for in the Act and
  10. To provide for and do any other thing for the administration of the property.
  11. To pay subscription / donation to other organization in the interest of the

 7. GENERAL BODY 

The General Body consists of all the members of the Association. The final authority of the Association shall vest in General Body of the members. General Body shall be the supreme authority of the Association and shall have such powers as are not specifically vested in the Executive Committee. The General Body has power to revise, alter, amend or  in  any  other  manner modify any of the decisions or actions taken by the Executive Committee, by voting of members present in the General Body Meeting.

7.1. MEMBERSHIP

 7.1.1. A person passing out from Colleges of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour   with graduate and or post-graduate degree in any discipline shall be eligible to be a Registered Member of the Association by paying a required membership fees as mentioned herein. Life membership is  1000/- for inland members and $20 (20 US Dollars) in case of overseas member.

 7.1.2. Separate fees should be payable by Patrons as fixed by the General Body.

7.1.3.        Any former or present faculty member of BAU, Sabour who is not covered under Section 7.1 and has served the University for at least two years period can become life member of the  Association on payment of prescribed membership fee.

  • Each Member shall furnish details of information as  per  the prescribed  form  (Annexure-I)  of the Association and shall pay the membership  fee to  the Association  as decided  in the  meeting of the General

Note: Any member whose present address is changed, is required to furnish the same immediately to  the Executive Committee of the Society; failing which the address earlier submitted by him to the Society shall be considered  as his address  for correspondence  and any notice or letter sent  to the member in that address shall be considered sufficient for all purposes

7.2 CONDITION AND STATUS OF MEMBERSHIP

          TYPE OF  MEMBERS.

    7.2.1.   Chief Patron

               The Vice-Chancellor of BAU, Sabour will be the Chief Patron of the Association.  

     7.2.2. Patrons

               All the Deans of the University will be Patrons of BAUAAS

     7.2.3. Life Members

            Former students, present and former faculty members who have paid life membership fee,

            as described above in Section 7.

      7.2.4. Student Members

Every current student of the BAU, Sabour will be the student member of the BAUAAS as long as he/she pays the prescribed membership fee as described above in Section 7.1.1. and he/she will automatically become life member of the association after passing out from the University and payment of balance amount of 500/ only.

 7.3. DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF  MEMBERS

It shall be the duty of every member of the Association:

  • To abide by the Constitution / By-Laws and rules of the
  • To strive for achievement of the aims and objectives of the Association by active participation in all matters of common interest.
  • To discharge his/ her duties and obligations as envisaged under the Rules and By-Laws of the Association.
  • To promote the spirit of common brotherhood amongst the
  • To pay regularly his / her dues of the
  • To reimburse the Association for any expenditure that may have been incurred by it for the    benefit of the
  • No Member, shall do any work, thing, act or conduct himself / themselves in such a way, that  may reasonably cause irritation, annoyance or disturbance to any other member  and which may be detrimental to the interest of the Association or is in contravention to any laws of the
  • CONSTITUTION & POWER OF BODY
    • Constitution of Body

All members who have paid up to date prescribed membership fee shall constitute the General Body. The members shall have one non-transferable vote. The General Body shall be supreme body of the Association and shall have absolute control over the affairs, properties and assets of the Association. All members of the General Body shall carry one vote each. The General Body shall have powers to amend the constitution, etc. The quorum of the General Body shall be 10% of the total membership. Where matters relating to the amendment of the constitution of the association are to be decided, the quorum shall be 3/5 of the members present in the general meeting called for this purpose. All decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of the members present. The president shall also have a casting vote in addition. The General Body shall be convened by the Secretary. A notice of at least 10 days containing the agenda to be discussed shall be given for the purpose. The Executive Council constituted under Section 8.1.1 below may decide to hold a meeting of the General Body by giving a shorter notice in case of emergency.

 The powers of the General Body shall be:

  • Approval of the programme of activities of the society prepared by the Executive Council of the ensuing year.
  • Election, if any, in the prescribed manner of the members of Executive Council other than the nominated members.
  • To amend the constitution of the Association.
  • To decide the amount of membership fee for the different types of memberships as mentioned in Section 7.
  • To elect the members of the Executive Council and to frame rules for such elections.
  • To consider audit report and annual report of association and to appoint an auditor to audit the accounts of the association and approve the account as per section 21 of the Bihar Societies Registration Rules, 2018.
  • To approve the code of conduct for the members.
  • To attend to all matters not specifically delegated to the Executive Council for furtherance of the objectives of the Association.
  • Consideration of any other matter which may be brought in by the approval of General Body.
  • Meetings:

7.5.1.   Annual general body meeting:

Annual General Body meeting shall ordinarily be held latest by 31st May of each year. In special circumstances, it may be held either at a later date but  not  after  30th  June  or  at  an earlier date not before 1st March of the same year. The Secretary shall issue 30 days notice in writing to all members intimating the date, time and agenda specifying the nature of business  to be transacted at the meeting. A copy of the notice shall be pasted in the notice board of the Association and uploaded in the website for perusal by the members. Notice sent through under certificate of posting / E-mail / Fax to the members at their present address, furnished to the Society, and shall be considered as sufficient in regards to service of the notice.

At the annual General Body meeting usually the following business shall be transacted amongst others:

  1. Confirmation of the minutes of the proceedings of the previous Annual General Body meeting  and Special General Body or Extra Ordinary General Body meeting, if any.
  2. Consideration, adoption and approval of the Annual Report of the Secretary with modification, if
  • Consideration, adoption and approval of the statement of Accounts (as passed by the Executive Committee) presented by the Treasurer with modification, if any.
  1. Appointment of Auditors / Legal Retainer / Expert Advisors, if necessary, for the next year and fixation of their fees / service
  2. Consideration of other business including amendment of the Constitution, if any, as would be suggested by the Executive
  3. Consideration and approval of the annual budget / supplementary budget of the Association as passed by the Executive Committee for the next Financial Year presented by Secretary with modification, if
  • Election / Selection / Nomination / Co-Option of members of the Executive Committees as suggested by the Executive To transact such other business as has been given notice by the members having rights and duly proposed and seconded. The notice shall be given so as to reach the office of the  Association at least three days before the schedule date of the meeting.
  • Any other matter with permission of the Chair and the proceedings will be sent to the Registrar  of the Societies, Bhubaneswar and other

7.5.2.  Special general body meeting:

A special General Body Meeting may be called at any time by either of  the  following procedure.

  1. By order of the Executive President or Ex-officio
  2. By a decision of the Executive
  • Upon receipt by the Secretary of a requisition signed by not less that 10% of members. (All resolutions intended to be moved at such requisitioned meeting shall be sent in writing to the Secretary)

7.5.3.  Extra ordinary general body meeting

Where the Executive Committee deems it necessary, the meeting of the General Body may be called at any time to transact any business, such meeting shall be known as Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting. In this meeting no business other than that specified in Agenda shall be considered.

7.6.  NOTICE FOR THE GENERAL BODY MEETING

Not less than 30 (Thirty) days notice shall be given by the Secretary to all members for any meeting of the General Body, except the Extra Ordinary General Body meeting for which  7 (Seven) days clear notice is required. Such notice shall specify the date, time and agenda of the meeting. The notice of any General Body Meeting shall be pasted in the notice board of the Association. Notice to the members may be delivered personally through employees of the Association and the members receiving it should  sign in the register  / book  concerned.  Notice to those who did not receive them personally may be sent to members  through  post preferably  by ‘under certificate of posting’ / e-mail / Fax. But accidental / non-receipt of notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceeding of any meeting.

7.7.  QUORUM FOR THE GENERAL BODY MEETING

  1. Necessary quorum for any meeting of the General Body shall be one third of the members of the Association. The quorum for any General Body Meeting of Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association shall be 1/3rd of the effective members or minimum of 50
  2. There shall be no quorum for deferred
  3. If there is no quorum within 15 (Fifteen) minutes of the scheduled time of the meeting then the meeting shall be postponed for half an hour (30 minutes) and in the event there is no quorum,  the meeting shall be adjourned and fresh notice shall be given by the Secretary for the said  meeting fixing some other date in consultation with the Executive

8. CONSTITUTION AND POWER OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

8.1.1. Constitution of Executive Council

The Executive Council shall consist of not less than three elected members of association by resolution passed by majority of persons present and entitled to vote at an annual general meeting of the association. The term of Executive Council or of its members so elected shall not exceed two years. The members of Executive Council of association shall be eligible for re-election. But in the event, there is delay in formation of the new committee, the old council shall continue to hold office till the nearly elected/selected/ nominated or Co-opted Executive council takes over the charge.

Following office bearers shall constitute the executive council:-

Sr.No.

Designation

Description

Number

I.

Chief Patron

Vice-Chancellor of BAU, Sabour.

One

II.

Patrons

All the Deans of the University

Two (Dean (Ag)+ Dean, PGS)

III.

President

One senior faculty/Officer member (must be an alumnus of University).

One (nominated by VC, BAU, Sabour)

IV.

Vice-Presidents

The Students welfare Officer, Of BAU, Sabour will  be  the President of BAAAS.

One

V.

General Secretary

To  be  elected  from  University Head Quarter.

One (Elected)

VI.

Joint Secretary

To  be  elected  from  University Head Quarter.

One (Elected)

VII.

Treasurer

To  be  elected  from  University Head Quarter.

One (Elected)

VIII.

Councilors

Distinguished   alumni   from each college campus and regional office.

Eight(nominated by VC, BAU, Sabour)

Associate Dean-cum-Principal /Director (Regional) of the colleges/institute/ Centre

Eight

 

  • Duties of Office Bearers of the Association
  • Chief Patron

                   Wherever any deviation is required /observed and provision thereof is not specified in the constitution, the decision of Chief Patron shall be final.

  • Patron

             Patron will assist the Chief Patron in smooth functioning of Executive Council.

  • President
  • The shall preside over all the Meetings. He / She may allocate suitable responsibilities to other executive members.
  • He / She may appoint working groups, sub-committees, officer, clerk and such other subordinate in consultation with General Secretary and nominate representatives of Association on vacancies, to Government / Institute and / or other bodies when invited to do so.
  • He / She shall act on behalf of Association.

 

  • Vice-President
  • In addition to his / her duties as a Member of the Executive Committee, he shall preside over Committee Meetings in the absence of the President.

 

8.2.5. General Secretary

  • The General Secretary shall attend to the day to day correspondence and communications to and from Association.
  • Maintain official records of the Association.
  • Be an ex-officio member of all the Committees of Association.
  • Maintain general supervision over the office staff.
  • He / She shall be responsible for calling Meetings of the Executive Committee in consultation with the President.
  • He / She shall be responsible for filing of annual Reports of Association with the Registrar of Societies after every Annual and other Special General Meetings, Financial Statements with the Income Tax Officer, and such other statutory requirements.
  • Joint Secretary
  • The Joint Secretary shall assist the General Secretary in discharging his / her duties.
  • He / She shall carry out such other duties as may be assigned to him / her from time to time by the Executive Committee. 12.5.3. He / She shall assume charge as General Secretary in the absence of the General Secretary.
  • Treasurer
  • The Treasurer shall maintain the accounts of the Association.
  • He / She will be an ex-officio member of all Committees involving financial implications and shall be the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
  • Receive and hold all moneys paid to the Association for the use of the Association
  • He / She shall be responsible for getting the audited statements of Association prepared for presentation at the Annual General Meetings and file the same with the Income Tax authorities when duly passed by the General Body.

 8.3. TENURE OF THE OFFICE BEARER

The tenure of the office of the Executive Committee shall be for two years from date of its formation. But in the event, there  is delay  in formation  of the  new Committee, the old committee shall continue to hold office till the newly elected / selected/ nominated or co-opted Executive Committee takes over the charge.

8.4. Executive Committee Meetings

  • Meetings of the Executive Committee shall ordinarily be convened at least once in 3 months.
  • Special Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be convened on written request of not less than 7 members of the Executive Committee.
  • Quorum for a Meeting of the Executive Committee shall be one third of members of the Executive.

8.5. General Provisions regarding meetings.

  • Seven days notice shall ordinarily be given for all meetings of the General Body / Executive Committee. The notice of the General Body meeting shall be published in two newspapers / University Alumni web site approved by the University.
  • In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall preside over the meetings of the General Body / Executive Committee. In the absence of the President and Vice-President, a senior member of the Executive Committee shall preside over the meeting.
  • All decisions shall be on the basis of majority of votes. In case of equality of votes, the President of the meeting shall have to cast a vote.

8.6. Powers and Duties of the Executive Committee

  • The affairs of the Association shall be managed by the Executive Committee.
  • General Secretary and the President and atleast two other members of the Executive committee shall be from amongst the members who are residents of the city of Tiruchirappalli.
  • The Executive Committee shall have the power to incur expenditure necessary to carry out the aims of the Association.
  • The Executive Committee shall have the power to frame By-laws consistent with the aims and objectives of the Association. The provisional Bylaws shall be placed before the next General Body Meeting for ratification.
  • The Executive Committee shall have power to consider all communications addressed to the Association.
  • The Executive Committee shall be in charge of and protect the properties of the Association.
  • The Executive Committee shall prepare and submit annual reports, including balance sheets, audited accounts / statements of income and expenditure.
  • The Executive Committee shall collect dues / fees from members.
  • The Executive Committee shall undertake such tasks as will protect the objectives of the association.

 9.   FUNDS & INVESTMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION 

           Funds of the Association required for day-to-day use shall be deposited in any Scheduled Bank, as may be approval by the Executive Committee, in the name of the Association. Such Bank account(s) shall be operated under the joint signature of any two of the office-bearers jointly namely the Secretary and Treasurer. Surplus funds which is not required for immediate use, may be invested  in such  a manner  that the Association shall derive maximum possible interest out  of it but  subject  to  condition that the amount so invested can be withdrawn  within a short span of time to meet the necessity   of the Association. Investment made to create immovable property shall be made with the approval of the General Body. Accounts of the Association shall be audited every year by a qualified Auditor or a Chartered Accountant, appointed in the General Body Meeting. But, for the beginning year,  the Auditor may be appointed by the Executive Committee.

 10.  DECISION BY MAJORITY OF VOTE 

Every matter before any meeting  of the Association  shall be decided by number  of votes for  or against any decision. Vote can be cast only by the members having voting rights as per the  Rules and Regulations & By-Laws of the Association.

 11.  SUITS BY AND AGAINST THE ASSOCIATION

The Association may sue or be used in the name of the President or the Secretary. The Executive Committee of the Association may appoint any member / office – bearer to represent  the Association for any such occasion. However, the jurisdiction shall be limited to the courts at Bhagalpur and Patna High Court only.

 12.  AMENDMENT OF THE BY-LAW

Any amendment felt necessary to any part / clause of the By-Laws of the Society, requires ⅔rd majority of members present in the General Body Meeting. For this purpose 30 days notice should be given by the Secretary to the members.

 13.  ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

  1. Every registered member (after paying membership fees only) has the right to vote and such a member will be called "Voting Member"
  2. The election is to be held only in General Body Meeting at the expiry of
  3. The Ex-Officio president will act as Returning Officer. Election will be conducted by three nominated members as nominated by the Executive
  4. The members will be notified & can file nominations for different positions of  the  Executive Body in the General Body Meeting of the
  5. The returning officer shall scrutinize the nomination papers and prepare the ballot paper accordingly.
  6. Election will be conducted during the General Body
  7. Counting and declaration of the results will be made on the day of the General Body

The expenses required for election process will be met from the Association fund.

 

Vice-Chancellor

The draft of rules and regulations/ by-laws of Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour (BAUAAS) was sent to all Deans Directors/Principals/Chairmen for inviting their inputs for improvement. Suggestions received has been incorporated in the proposed draft which is placed in the file at Page No 6-17/C may be seen. As par decision taken in the meeting held on 17.12.2018 the draft of rules and regulations/ by-laws of Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour (BAUAAS) may be approved. For initiating of various formalities for formation and mobilization of Association, constitution of Ad-hoc Executive Council is required which is being proposed here under:

Proposed Member for Constitution of Ad-hoc Executive Council

Sr.No

Designation

Description

Number

I.

Chief Patron

Dr Ajoy Kumar Singh

Vice-Chancellor of BAU, Sabour.

II.

Patrons

1. Dr. R. R. Singh, Dean (Ag),BAU, Sabour

 Ex-Officio member

III.

President

Dr. P. K. Singh, Director Seed and Farms, BAU, Sabour.

Nominated by VC, BAU, Sabour

IV.

Vice-Presidents

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Director Student Welfare, BAU, Sabour.

Ex-Officio member

V.

General Secretary

Dr. Sanjay Sahay. Assoc. Prof. cum Sr. Scientist BAC, Sabour

 Elected/ (nominated by VC, BAU, Sabour)

VI.

Joint Secretary

Dr. Ravi Shankar Singh, Asstt. Prof. PBG, BAC, Sabour.

Elected/ (nominated by VC, BAU, Sabour)

VII.

Treasurer

Dr. Rubi Rani, Asstt. Prof. Horti(Fruit), BAC, Sabour

 Elected/ (nominated by VC, BAU, Sabour)


VIII.

Councilors

1.      Dr. Md. Reyaz Ahmad, Assoc. Prof. Entomlogy, VKSCOA, Dumraon, Buxar

2.      Mr. Vinay Kumar, Asstt. Prof., PP, NCOH, Noorsarai

3.      Dr. Dr. Suraj Prakash, Asstt. Prof., Hort. (Fruit) BPAC, Purnea

4.      Dr. Ranjeet Kumar, Asstt. Prof. Ento., MBAC, Saharsa

5.      Dr. S.S. Solankey, Asstt. Prof. Hort. (Veg.), DKAC, Kishanganj

6.      Dr. Sangeeta Kumari, Asstt. Prof. Hort. ARI, Patna

7.      Mr. Ravi Kumar, T.A,  DEE, BAU, Sabour

8.      Dr. Ms. Niru Kumari, Asstt. Prof. (Agronomy), RRS, Agwanpur, Saharsa

 

Eight (nominated by

VC, BAU, Sabour)

   
  1. R. P. Sharma, Associate Dean-cum-Principal, BAC, Sabour
  2. Paras Nath, Associate Dean-cum-Principal, BPSAC, Purnea
  3. Ajay Kumar, Associate Dean-cum-Principal, VKSCOA, Domraon, Buxar
  4. Umesh Singh, Associate Dean-cum-Principal, MBAC, Saharsa.
  5. U. S. Jaishwal, Associate Dean-cum-Principal, DKAC, Kishanganj
  6. Pancham Kumar, Associate Dean-cum-Principal, NCOH, Noorsarai
  7. Arvind Kumar, Regional Director, ARI, Patna
  8. Dr. Umesh Singh, ADR, RRS, Agwanpur, Saharsa
Ex-Officio member

 

 The Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor may like to approved the followings for Executing various formalities to constitute and operate Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour (BAUAAS) effectively:- 

  1.  The draft of rules and regulations/ by-laws of Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour (BAUAAS),
  2.  Member for Constitution of Ad-hoc Executive Council of BAUAAS.
  3. Opening of Bank Account in favour of BAUAAS to be operated jointly by secretary and treasurer.
  4. Transfer of money collected at various colleges from UG Students admitted during academic session 2018-19 in the association account.
  5. Permission to collect Student membership @ Rs. 500/- each from all the students to be admitted in the upcoming winter semester 2019.
  6. Registration of Bihar Agricultural University Alumni Association, Sabour (BAUAAS) under Bihar Society Registration act 2018 

Director Seed & Farms, BAU