The Agriculture Centre

THE AGRICULTURE CENTRE
NATIONAL SOCIETY BLOCK
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE CENTRE
DEV PRAKASH SHASTRI MARG
NEW DELHI

The Agriculture Centre
A private non-official Society under the name 'The Agriculture Centre' has been registered to be developed as a Centre for like-minded people to come and interact on agricultural issues, and issues related thereto, as well as become a centre for performing arts, specially traditional, folk and rural arts that emanate from or are centred on agricultural themes. Eventually, the centre will also have sports facilities, such as gym, swimming pool, a library, and restaurant, Bar etc.

Foundation Members
The Society has been registered by the following foundation members :

  1. Dr. S. Ayyappan
  2. Dr. R.S. Paroda
  3. Dr. Mangala Rai
  4. Sh. Rajiv Mehrishi
  5. Dr. R.B. Singh
  6. Dr. P. Dass
  7. Dr. M.P. Yadav
  8. Dr. H.S. Gupta
  9. Sh. K.K. Bajpai

Membership
The membership is open to all serving or retired scientists of ICAR and other officers of ICAR of the level of Deputy Secretary and above, NARS including State Agricultural Universities, other scientific organisations, GOI and institutions connected with agriculture.  In due course of time, membership could be opened for other private individuals not exceeding 15% of total strength at any time.

Membership Fee

S.No.

Category

Entry fee

Recurring fee

1.

I

Scientists of ICAR (serving or retired)

Serving Officers
DG/Secy/FA -Rs.4500
DDG            -Rs.4000
ADG/Pr.Sci.  -Rs.3500
Sr.Sci.          -Rs.3000
Scientist   -one day's gross salary subject to minimum of Rs.2500.
Retired Officers
One day’s gross pension subject to a minimum of Rs. 2500.

Rs.200/- per month or Rs.2000/- per annum

2.

I

Other officers of ICAR of the level of Dy. Secretary and above (serving or retired)

One day’s gross salary or gross pension subject to a minimum of Rs. 2500.

Rs.200/- per month or Rs.2000/- per annum

3.

N

Scientists of NARS (other than ICAR)

One and a half times of Category I.

Rs.200/- per month of Rs.2000/- per annum

4.

N

Other officers of NARS of the level of Dy. Registrar and above (other than ICAR)

One and a half times of Category I.

Rs.200/- per month or Rs.2000/- per annum

5.

S

Scientists of other organisations, e.g., CSIR, DBT, DST, DRDO, ISRO, IMD/Atomic Energy

Rs.7500/-

Rs.200/- per month or Rs.2000/- per annum

6.

G

Other officers of GOI including All India Services of the level of Deputy Secretary and above

Rs.7500/-

Rs.200/- per month or Rs.2000/- per annum

7.

P

Private individuals not exceeding 15% of total strength at any time*

Rs.20000/- for three years

Rs.200/- per month of Rs.2000/- per annum

8.

C

Institutional membership
a)CGIAR institutions
b)Scientific institutions

$3000/-

Rs.20,000/-

$200/- per annum#
Rs.5000/- per annum#

*Not to be considered or invited for the time being (1-year moratorium which can be lifted by Ex.com. only).
#for 2 cards; a third and further card can be offered on payment of $100/Rs.2500 per annum.

Note: (i)     Except in the case of private individuals and Institutional membership, instead of recurring fee of Rs.200/- per month/ Rs.2000/- per year, a one-time payment may be made as follows:
a)     for retired persons       -       Rs.30,000/-
b)     for serving officials      -       Rs.50,000/-

(ii)    Guest charges     :Rs.20/- per guest, per visit upto 4 guests at one time. Rs.50/- per guest, per visit for next 4 guests at one time.
(iii)    Maximum guests allowed at one time = 8
(iv)   Outstation membership is open to categories I, N, S and G only; in case of outstation members monthly / annual fee will be at 50% of normal rate, one-time payment will be at full charges.