Membership Categories and Criteria for Admission

The Society shall consist of the following categories of Members with qualifying criteria indicated against each. 

(i) Annual Membership 
Any Individual residing in India or abroad interested in promotion of Horticultural Sciences and its allied branches who pays an annual membership fee as determined by Executive Council from time to time. 

(ii) Life Membership
Any Individual residing in India or abroad interested in promotion of Horticultural Sciences and its allied branches who pays a one time life membership fee as determined by Executive Council from time to time. 

(iii) Patron/Corporate Member 
Any individual/institution/ organization from India or abroad interested in promotion of Horticultural Sciences and its allied branches, who pays a fee as determined by Executive Council from time to time. 

(iv) Subscriber
Any institution/ organization located in India or outside which pays a one time yearly subscription fee for Indian Journal of Horticulture as determined by Executive Council from time to time


3.2. General Rules for Membership
        (i) The Annual Membership/ subscription shall be for a calendar year (due on 1st January of each year). 
        (ii) On discontinuation of an annual membership/ subscription fee, the names of such members/ subscribers will be deleted. 


3.3. Rights and Privileges of Members
       The rights and privileges of various categories of Members will be as follows: 


(i) Annual Member
     (a) receive all the issues of the Indian Journal of Horticulture (hard/ soft copy) for the year of their membership. 
     (b) will not have any voting right in General Body Meeting of the society.


(ii) Life member
      (a) to participate and vote in the meeting of the General Body. 
      (b) eligible to be nominated for election as a Fellow after five years of continuous Life Membership. 
    (c) to receive copies of the Indian Journal of Horticulture (hard/ soft copy) for lifetime or a period as decided by the Executive Council. 


(iii) Patron/Corporate Member

      (a) while individuals will have all the rights of a life member, the institutions/ organizations shall enjoy the rights for 20 years only in the first instance and will not have any voting right. 
     (b) such other rights as may be decided by the Executive Council based on the nature of their contribution and support to the Society’s activities. 
      (c) to receive intimation about all scientific events organized by the Society. 


(iv) Subscribers will be entitled to
     (a) receive all the issues of the Indian Journal of Horticulture (hard/ soft copy) for the year of their subscription. 



3.4. Cessation of Membership

    (i)  A Member may withdraw from the Society by indicating in writing his/ her desire to do so; however, the Society shall not return any fee or subscription that the Member may have paid. 
  (ii)  If any Member of the Society willfully disobeys rules or orders of the Authorities of the Society or commits willful breach of orders or does anything against the interests of the Society, his/her name shall be removed on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee constituted by the President/ Executive Council. Such decision can, however, be reviewed by the Executive Council on appeal. 
   (iii)  If any member is adjudged by any court of law to be a criminal offender, the Executive Council may terminate his membership permanently. 

 

President



Dr. K. L CHADHA
(Padma Shri Awardee)

Formerly
National Professor (Hort.)
ICAR
Dy. Director General (Hort.)
ICAR
Horticultural Commissioner
Min of Agri, GOI
Executive Director
National Horticulture Board, GOI
Director,
Indian Inst. of Hort. Research (ICAR)


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