AFTPAI -Agro & Food Processing Technology & Equipment Providers Association of India

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Company Description:
Agro & Food Processing Equipment & Technology Providers Association of India (AFTPAI) represent entire allied sectors of the food processing industry in India. Majority of members belongs to food processing & packaging machinery, suppliers, manufacturers and technology providers. It also has members from packaging material, food ingredients, cold chain, automation and other related sectors.

Our mission is to work together to create an operating environment that helps to promote members interests, and increase consumer confidence, leading to category growth through:

- Providing a platform to facilitate cross-industry co-operation
- Aligned industry wide self-regulation
- Working with legislators and regulators
- Influencing key opinion formers
Product on Display:
ByLaws of AFTPAI:
Art. 1 Name, Legal Form and Domicile
The name of the organization Agro & Food Processing Technology & Equipment Providers Association of India(AFTPAI.

The domicile of the organization is Thane, Maharashtra, India.

Art. 2 Eligibility of membership

- The firm desirous of becoming a member of the association should be a food
processing or allied sector company.

- Apart from fulfilling the above eligibility criterion, the company/firm desirous becoming AFTPAI member must get their membership application approved by the AFTPAI. The prescribed format for membership will be attached.

Art. 3 Purpose
- The organization is engaged in the promotion of agro & food processing in India. All the allied sectors of agro & food processing and allied sectors are eligible to become members.
- The organization does not pursue any economic purpose.
- The organization does not pursue the goals of a specific political party.

Art. 4 Membership
- Membership is open to companies domiciled in India that pursue commercial activities according to Art. 3 (1).

- Membership is voluntary. Applications for membership received shall be decided upon by the Board of Director and Concerned office bearers. Rights and Obligations of the Members / Duration of Membership / Dues

Art. 5 Duration and Business Year
- The organization is set up for an indefinite period.
- The business year is the Indian Fiscal year (1st April-31st March).

Art. 6 Rights and Obligations of the Members
- All Members share the same rights and obligations.
- Every Member may participate in the use of facilities, advantages and services offered by the organization. It is entitled to receive advice and support in all matters pertaining to the field of the organization’s activities.
- The Members shall comply with the resolutions passed by the organization in accordance with the Bylaws. Furthermore, they shall communicate to the association office any information correctly and in due time required by the organisation to fulfill its duties. Members may not forward classified information to third parties, including, but not limited to non-members.

Art. 7 Duration of Membership
- Membership expires upon
(a) Voluntary resignation,
(b) Discontinuance of business,
(c) Discontinuance of production and/or activity pursuant to Art. 4 above,
(d) Opening of insolvency proceedings,
(e) Expulsion.

- A Member may resign from the organization at the end of a calendar year by giving six months notice. Resignation shall be declared by registered letter to the Board of Directors. A Member is bound to comply with the Bylaws until its membership ends.

- Where a business is dissolved or production and/or activity pursuant to Art. 4 above discontinued or insolvency proceedings are opened, membership ends at the date of its occurrence, which shall, however, be communicated to the associations office all the same by registered letter.

- A member may be expulsed upon resolution of the Board of Directors for good reason, including, but not limited to cases where a Member fails to fulfill its obligations despite being requested to do so repeatedly, grossly infringes on the interest of the organisation or abuses. The decision of the Board Directors may be appealed to the Main Board within four weeks following receipt; the appeal shall be sent to the associations office by registered letter. The rights and obligations of the Member shall be deemed suspended until a decision is presented by the General Body.

Art. 8 Dues/ Entrance and Annual Membership Fees
- Regular Dues and, if required, surcharges are levied upon the Members to cover the cost incurred by the organization.

- Dues are collected as provided for by the Membership Dues Rules stipulated by the General Assembly upon proposal of the Main Board.

Structure / General Assembly
One Time Entrance fees Rs 25000/-
Yearly Subscription fees Rs 5000/-

Annual membership subscription cycle will start on 1st April and will end on 31st March.

Art. 9 Structure
The organization is composed of the following bodies:
(a) the Board of Directors,
(b) the General Body,
(c) the President,
(d) the Vice President,
(e) the Honorary Secretary,
(f) the treasurer

Art. 10 General Assembly
- All matters pertaining to the organization shall be resolved by the General Assembly, unless specifically assigned to the Board of Directors or another body by the bylaws.
- The General Assembly among other things resolves upon
(a) the election of the members of the General Body,
(b) the approval of the acts of the Board of Directors and General Body.
(c) the determination of the Membership Dues Rules and, if required, the levying of a surcharge,
(d) amendments to the Bylaws,
(e) the dissolution of the organization.
- General Assemblies shall take place
(a) if and when the interest of the organization so requires, as a rule, however, every business year,
(b) upon resolution of the General Body,
(c) within eight weeks" time if at least 1/20 of all Members so request in writing by indicating the purpose and giving their reasons.
- Calling notices for General Assemblies shall specify the agenda and shall be communicated in writing or published in the gazette of the organization. They shall be sent out by ordinary mail or published in the gazette of the organization six weeks prior to the day of the assembly.
- The General Assembly is chaired by the President of the organization, or if he is prevented from doing so, by one of his deputies, or, if he is also prevented from doing so, by another member of the Board of Directors present.
- Each Member has one vote at a General Assembly. The right to vote may solely be exercised by the owner, a member of the board, managing director or other employee of the Member entitled to do so through registration in the commercial register or written proxy to represent the Member.

A Member may be represented by another through written proxy. No Member may exercise more than four votes in its capacity as proxy at the assembly.
- Voting at the General Assembly shall be secret written ballot. If so resolved by the Main Board in exceptional cases, votes may be cast outside the framework of a General Assembly in writing, provided that the secret character of the voting is safeguarded by appropriate measures.

Elected is the person in whose favour the majority of the votes are cast. In the event of a tie, a runoff vote between the candidates having received an equal number of votes shall be made.
- The chairman of the General Assembly shall decide on the type of voting within the Assembly related to any other matter pertaining to the organization, unless the majority of those present demand that a specific voting method be applied.
- Resolutions of the General Assembly shall be passed by majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tie, a motion shall be deemed rejected. Resolutions on amendments to the Bylaws or the dissolution of the organization shall require the approval of no less than ¾ of the votes cast.
- Resolutions may, in exceptional circumstances, be passed by ballot in writing outside the framework of a General Assembly, if the Main Board decides upon a ballot in writing. They shall become valid forthwith if the majority, or in the case of an amendment to the Bylaws or the dissolution of the organization, a majority of ¾ of the valid votes cast so agrees.
- Elections and resolutions passed by a General Assembly shall be summarized in a document to be signed by the chairman of the Assembly and the Board of Directors.
Amendments to the Bylaws and Dissolution of the Organization

Art 11 Voting Rights Of Members
All the members shall have the right to vote at all meetings of the Association whether Annual General or Extra Ordinary General Meetings.

Art 12 Benefits
- All the member of AFTPAI shall be eligible to avail special rates for members for participation in exhibitions and other programmes organized/ conducted by the association in India and abroad.
- All the member of AFTPAI shall be eligible to avail special rates if provided by the private event management companies and organizers.
- All the members of AFTPAI shall be eligible to avail helps provided by Government and concerned Ministries.

Art. 13 Amendments to the Bylaws and Dissolution of the Organization

Only the Board of Directors can change or amend the bylaws.
Located at:
301-A, Diamond Kiran, Shrikant Dhadve Marg, Mira Rd E, Thane, Mumbai-401107.
India