Activities for the General

a) The Governing Body of the Institution shall be the Managing Committee(M.C.). The administration and Management of the Institution shall vest with the Managing Committee consisting of 13 elected members, four co-opted members, two Presidents or nominees co-opted from two Regional Chapters on yearly rotation basis and 14 ex-officio members. The elected members from among themselves choose the President, two Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and Joint Secretary as office bearers.

b) The Managing Committee is supported with 13 sub- committees for easy implementation of various activities/ programmes. The Managing Committee meets every month regularly to review the activities implemented by different sub-committees and extend required support / guidance. The activities planned by different sub-committees have been carried out effectively. The expenditure incurred during the previous month and proposals of the budget required for the succeeding months was reviewed to ensure proper utilization of funds. During the year 2017-18, a total of 12 Managing Committee meetings were conducted.

c) In addition to Central Committee at Benglauru, IAT has formed 16 Regional Chapters at different district places to create more technical base for service. The Center has also financially supported the Regional Chapters like Chitradurga, Davanagere and Vijayapura to procure sites and construct buildings for the benefit of the respective chapters. These chapters with proper infrastructure are functioning very well. The Center is also extending financial support to all the Regional Chapters annually for conducting various service activities. Higher financial assistance is also extended to the chapters based on their performance and requirement. The IAT is intending to extend Regional Chapters in all the districts of the State.

d) The 45th Annual General body meeting for the year 2016-17 was held on Saturday 28th October 2017 at 4.00 P.M. at Dr.H.R.Arakeri Auditorium, IAT, Bengaluru The Secretary Sri.K.Krishnappa extended a warm welcome. Dr.M.Mallappa, President, once again extending a warm welcome to all the members present in the AGM adjourned the meeting for 30 minutes as there was no required quorum. About 184 members reassembled after 30 minutes of adjournment and the President requested the Secretary to initiate the discussion as per agenda. The AGM observed two minutes silence to pay homage for the departed IATians during the period from the previous General Body to the present General Body meeting. The Secretary read the notice for the 45th AGM meeting of the Institution. The AGM unanimously confirmed the minutes of the 44th AGM held on 28th October 2017 and action taken thereof, adopted the annual report of IAT Bengaluru and Regional Chapters for the year 2016-17. The AGM also ratified the expenditure incurred by the M.C. during the year 2016-17 exceeding the power of the M.C. The AGM also considered and adopted the audited annual balance sheet and income and expenditure account for the year 2016-17. The AGM approved the budget for the year 2017-18. It also unanimously approved to continue the present auditors M/s.Lakshmipathiah & Co, presently called as M/s.JAA Associates for the year 2017-18 and to pay their remuneration as per financial norms. The AGM also considered the written proposal of Shanthaveeraiah, requesting IAT to actively involve in honeybee development programme throughout the state. The AGM after discussion decided that there are Government departments like Horticulture, Forest and Gramodyoga small scale industries which are effectively implementing several schemes in bee keeping and IAT has no man power to involve in such programmes. The President addressed the AGM and Sri.R.Ramamurthy, Joint Secretary, proposed vote of thanks. Finally the President declared the AGM closed.

e)Special General Body Meeting
The Special General Body Meeting of the Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Bengaluru was held on Saturday the 28th October 2017 at 2.00 P.M. Highlights :
Most of the amendments proposed by the Managing Committee were approved by the General Body, except items as Election Procedure, which was referred for a 9 member Core Committee to review and propose for a second Special General Body Meeting within 6 months (Proceedings of the Special General Body Meeting held on 28th October 2017 is circulated to all members).