PROCEEDINGS OF THE 31st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE J&K REGIONAL BRANCH
1- A meeting of the IIPA J&K Regional Branch was held on January 2, 2010 in the IIPA Building Jammu under the Chairmanship of Dr S.S.Bioeria. 52 Members attended the meeting (List enclosed).
2- At the outset, the Hony Secretary welcomed the members to the Annual General Body Meeting. He presented his report in which he enumerated the activities undertaken by the Regional Branch during the year 2009. The General Body was apprised of the Executive Committee decisions of construction of chowkidar room as also some repairs to the building, installation of an electric connection / meter and purchase of table for the dais and chairs. The General Body approved the constructional activity and the purchases. The Hony Secretary thanked the members for extending cooperation in earrying out various activities by the Branch during his tenure. He wished the members and their families a very happy new year.
3- The Hony Treasurer presented the Annual statement of accounts and apprised the house of the receipts and expenditures incurred on construction and other acti\ i1 ies dming the years, which were approved by the general body.
4- Dr S.S.Bloeria. Chairman in his address emphasized the need for harnessing the expertise available with the Regional Branch. The Government and Public Sector Undertakings can be provided consultancy The Regional Branch should be developed as a think tank to make a mark at the national level. The expert pool should be utilized with an aim to further sharpen it.
5- This was followed by election s to the Executive Committee. Shri V . N.Sharma :-
life m ember of th e IIPA acted as Returning Officer. The fol lowing.Office Bearers were elected for the yea rs 20l0- 2011 :-
Vice Chairman (Kashmir)
Vice Chairman (Central)
Joint Secretary (Kashmir)
Joint Secretary (Jammu)
Joint Director (Seminars) Dr Ashok Bhan, 1PS
Dr C.M.Seth, IFS(Retd)
Shri A.M.Watali, IPS (Retd)
Shri B.R.Shanna, lAS
Shri Vikrant Kuthiala
Prof Nirmal Gupta
Dr S.S.Bloria, lAS (Retd) was unanimously nominated as Patron of the J&K Regional Branch of IIPA.
The following Executive Committee as nominated:
Farooq Ahmed, IPS
S.S.Bijral, IPS (Retd)
Atal Duloo, IAS
Prof S.M.Afzal Qadiri
Prof Versha Mehta
Prof Neelu Rohmetra
6- The new office bearers took over and suggestion regarding future programmes etc were sought from the members. A member pojnted out that the aim of the Regional Branch should be to address common man's problems and ensure that the proceedings of such programmes trickle down to the benefit of common masses. Another mernber highlighted that the outcome of the seminars and other programmes should be shared with the concerned government quarters for action to bring improvement in governance. Training programmes for middle rung officers of the government and even Public Sector Undertakings and private companies should be organized, the members suggested. Prof Aima, a life member was of the view that training and placement should be included in the agenda of the Regional Branch.
7- The General Body was unequivocal in suggesting that more and more educated people should .be brought into the liPA fold by makig enrollment and increasing membership. A member informed that sotne associate members have been repeatedly requesting for conversion of their present membership status to Life membership but nothing has been done so far. They were assured that the matter will be taken up with IIPA Headquarters.
8- The meeting concluded with New Year Greetings to the members and their families by the new body.