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Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency

State Govt. Agency under Department of Energy

Article of Association

1. MEMORANDUM

1.1 Name of the Agency The name of the Agency is Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency.
1.2 Registered Office The registered office of the Agency shall be located at Ranchi.
1.3 Area of Operation The area of operation of the Agency shall be the whole of Jharkhand State. However, in pursuit of its objective for research, development and design it may seek co-operation and collaboration in its activities beyond its area of operation.
1.4   

The agency shall be self-governing body having perpetual succession and common seal.

 

2. OBJECTS
The object of Agency is to explore and exploit through better planning, investigation, research, development, field testing and demonstration, the use of new and renewable energy sources, the necessity of which is being felt due to fast depletion of the conventional sources of energy because of their adverse effect on the environment.
The main objects of the Agency are as follows:

2.1

To encourage the use of Renewable Energy Sources by offering incentive to users

2.2 To plan, promote, undertake, coordinate, finance and execute projects which permit field applications such as Energy Forestry, Biogas, Improved Chullah, Solar Thermal Energy, Solar Photovoltaic System, Wind Energy, Micro Hydel Projects, Geo-Thermal, Bio-Energy etc.
2.3

To take all necessary steps for introducing and promoting the system and devices on new and renewable energy sources through demonstration and advertisement.

2.4

To take any work of purchasing, storing, transporting, distributing of any such materials as and when necessary in the interest of achieving the objects of the Agency.

2.5 The sponsor, co-ordinate the research and development through field testing of renewable technology involving development of prototype pilot programmers and system investigation through computerized simulation.
2.6 To promote sale of equipments relating to new and renewable energy sources by offering subsidy to beneficiaries, marketing, publicity and other necessary infrastructure as and when deemed necessary by the Agency.
2.7 To establish, provide, maintain and conduct otherwise subsidized research laboratory and experimental workshop for scientific and technical research work to undertake directly or through other agencies such scientific and technical research work as to promote, encourage or reward in any manner studies and research, scientific and technical investigation that may be considered likely to assist, encourage and promote rapid advances in technology, economics, import substitute of any work, the Agency is authorised to carry on. But before activities, their past positive contribution in the field and their infrastructure for taking up such work shall be assessed even if it is a Government Organisation/institution.
2.8 To standarise design in consultation with Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India and to provide consultancy services and technical know how to users, manufactures of various system and devices on new and renewable energy sources.
2.9 To formulate guidelines, selection criteria besides parametric choices for Urja Gram and Integrated Rural Energy.
2.10 To provide technical and financial or other assistance for survey and study for formulation of programs and projects on renewable technologies and conservation of energy.
2.11 To undertake and sponsor study as regard cost analysis, techno -economics and socio-economic conditions to assess the performance of new and renewable energy system and devices.
2.12 To grant aid, scholarship etc. for advance studies, training workshop in or outside India to deserving officers where the Agency is assured of good returns for the attainment of the objective of the Agency. Govt. permission would be necessary for training outside India.
2.13 To pay all cost charges and expenses incurred for the promotion and establishment of the Agency or which the Agency shall consider the same to be in the nature of preliminary expenses such as printing stationary, tools and plants and other expenses deemed essential for the establishment of the Agency.
2.14

To make such arrangements as may be expedient for the training of officers and staff, which are likely to be useful or to assist the business of the agency.

2.15 The Agency shall be manned in the initial stage by the deputation of officers and staff placed at its disposal by the department of Energy, Government of Jharkhand. In course of time when the scope of work and responsibility of the Agency expands, the Agency shall have the power to appoint officers and staff on its own roll on such terms and conditions which may be decided by the Managing Committee and approved by the Govt. of Jharkhand. In the event of the Agency taking officers and staff on its own roll such persons both officers and staff already working as deputationst in the Agency shall be considered for absorption in the Agency which the consent of the incumbent giving due weightage to their seniority and experience.
2.16 To plan, formulate and develop concept of scientific management of forest wasteland and other available land resources for energy plantation for commercial exploitation of biomass energy.
2.17 To enter into technical and financial collaboration with Indian and foreign enterprises in the pursuit of the objective of the Agency subject to the clearance from State Govt. and Govt. of India.
2.18 To arrange resources in the form of loan, subsidy, grant-in-aid or financial assistance from Govt., semi Govt. or any institution in the interest of the work of the Agency.
2.19 To enter upon any arrangement with Govt. of India, Govt. of Jharkhand or any State Govt., local authorities, Registered Companies, Associations, Individuals and Voluntary Agencies etc. for the purpose of carrying out its objectives.
2.20

To open branches and other officers of the Agency within the territory of Jharkhand.

2.21

To institute and defend legal proceedings in the interest of the Agency.

2.22 To setup computer cell at the headquarter of the Agency for Monitoring and evaluation of the work of the Agency if necessary through electronic data processing media.
2.23

To monitor and evaluate various programmes with arrangement for feed back analysis.

2.24 To perform all such other things ad may be considered necessary by the Agency or may be expedient or conductive to the attainment of its objective or which may be entrusted by the State Govt.
2.25 The State Govt. shall have the power to issue nay directive to the Agency on such matters as may be deemed fit by the State Govt. and that Agency shall have no right in this connection but comply with such directive issued by the State Govt.

 

ARTICLE OF ASSOCIATION

1. Interpretation / Definition

1.1 Act : means the Bihar Societies Registration Act, 1860.
1.2 Agency : means Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (an Agency formed by the State Govt. in conformity with the provision of section 20 of societies Registration Act, 1860.)
1.3 Managing Committee : means the duly Constituted constitution of members appointed by the State Govt.
1.4 Government : means State Govt.
1.5 By laws : means the byelaws, which may be made by the Managing Committee of the Agency with the concurrence of Inspector General of Registration Jharkhand, Ranchi.
1.6 Chairman : means The Secretary, Energy Department, Govt. of Jharkhand or any other person of repute appointed by the State Govt. In case Secretary Energy Department appointed as Chairman, the power of Vice-Chairman shall also vest in him.
1.7 Director: means Director of the Agency appointed by the State Government.

 

2. Name, Address and Occupation of the Members of the Agency:-

1. Secretary, Energy Department Jharkhand, Ranchi (Ex –Office) Chairman Cum Vice-Chairman
2. Secretary, Finance Department Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
3. Secretary, Planning Department Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
4. Secretary, Agriculture Department Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
5. Secretary, Rural Development Deptt. Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
6. Secretary, Industry Department, Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
7. Secretary, Forest & Environment Deptt. Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
8. Chairman, J.S.E.B. Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
9. Director, B. I. T. Mesra, Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
10. Director, Mines, Jharkhand, Ranchi. Member
11. Principal, Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, or his Representative Member
12. Director, JREDA, Ranchi. Member
13. Project Director, Secretary, JREDA, Ranchi. Member

 

3. Organisation and Management

1. Managing Committee
2. Chairman
3. Vice Chairman
4. Director
5. Project Director

 

4. Agency Shall have the following Members

1 Secretary, Energy Department Jharkhand, Ranchi (Ex –Office) Chairman Cum Vice-Chairman
2 Secretary, Finance Department Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
3 Secretary, Planning Department Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
4 Secretary, Agriculture Department Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
5 Secretary, Rural Development Deptt. Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
6 Secretary, Industry Department, Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
7 Secretary, Forest & Environment Deptt. Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
8 Chairman, J.S.E.B. Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
9 Director, B. I. T. Mesra, Jharkhand, Ranchi or his Representative Member
10 Director, Mines, Jharkhand, Ranchi. Member
11 Principal, Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, or his Representative Member
12 Director, JREDA, Ranchi. Member
13 Project Director, Secretary, JREDA, Ranchi. Member

 

5. Membership of a person in the capacity of the office held by him shall terminate automatically when he ceases to hold that office and the vacancy so caused shall be filed in automatically by his successor to that office.
6. The State Govt. shall have right to issue directive and it shall be binding on the Agency.
7. The Managing Committee consists of all the members as per clause-4 No. change.
8. The Chairman of Board of Directors shall preside over the meeting of the Managing Committee.
9. The Chairman shall preside over the meeting of the Managing Committee. In absence of Chairman, the Vice-Chairman shall preside over the meeting.
10. Meeting of the Managing Committee
10.1 Meeting of the Managing Committee shall take place at least once in every three months.
10.2 The meeting of the Managing Committee can be convened any time by the Chairman/Vice Chairman after giving seven days notice.
11. Quorum
   At least eight members of the Managing Committee present shall form the quorum.
  If any meeting of the Managing Committee can not be held for want of quorum the meeting shall be adjourned and the next meeting may be held by giving a fresh notice to the members of the Managing Committee, the period of notice shall not be less than three days.
12. Function and Duties of the Managing Committee 
  The following among other subject, shall be dealt with by the Managing Committee.
12.1 Confirmation of the minutes of the last meeting.
12.2 Approval of the policy and programme and budget of the Agency.
12.3 Consideration of the balance sheet and annual report for the previous financial year.
12.4 To set up workshop, laboratories, manufacturing units library, computer cell for work evaluation under the Agency.
12.5 To delegate any of the financial and executive power to Managing Director or any other officer of the Agency.
12.6 The existing posts transferred from the state Govt. shall be born on the roll of the Agency. Additional posts as an when required shall be created by the Agency in its regular meeting with the concurrence of the Bureau of the Public Enterprises. The appointment shall be made by the Agency but with the concurrence of the Bureau of Public Enterprises for all scales of pay minimum 1510/- or less per month will be made by the Agency on its own subject to the condition that posts have been created with the concurrence of Bureau of Public Enterprises.
12.7 To decide service condition, pay structure of employee of the Agency on the same terms and conditions prevailing in the state Government.
12.8 To consider any other business brought forward by or with the consent of the Chairman.
12.9 The Managing Committee shall have power to approve absorption of officers and staff already working in the Agency on Deputation basis as per clause-2.15.
13 Voting Rights : Each member shall have one vote by virtue of the ordinary.
14 Proceedings of the Meeting
  All matters before meeting shall be decided in the form of resolution passed by majority of votes of the members present unless a specific majority relating to any matters under the Act, Rules, Bylaws of the Agency is required. In case of equality of votes, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a casting or second vote. The minutes of the proceeding of all meeting shall be recorded in a book/register to be kept for the purposes and minutes shall be signed by the person presiding the meeting as well as by the Director of the Agency.
15 The members of the Agency or any body appointed by the Agency shall not be entitled to any remuneration from the Agency. However they shall be entitled0 to reimbursement of such remuneration as allowed by the State Govt. for attending the meeting besides payment of expenditure on travelling conveyance etc. attending the meeting of the Agency.
16  Non of the bye-laws here in contained shall be altered or no bye-laws shall be added except by vote of majority consisting of at least two third of the members of the Managing Committee. The notice convening the meeting shall especially mention the proposed alteration, addition or recession. The amendment shall not take effect until it is approved by the I.G, Registration, Govt. of Jharkhand, Ranchi.
17 In case of urgency when a particular decision can not wait till the Managing Committee meets and in the opinion or Chairman/ Vice Chairman, it is necessary to take decision by the Managing Committee, the decision may be carried out by circulation among at least held of the members of the Managing Committee and resolution so approved by the member duly signed shall be considered effective and binding as if such resolution had been passed at the meeting of the Managing Committee.
18  Responsibilities and Duties of the Chairman/Vice-Chairman
18.1 The Chairman /Vice Chairman shall preside over all the meetings of the Managing Committee. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman shall preside.
18.2 Chairman/Vice Chairman shall have the power to convene the meeting of the Managing Committee.
18.3 Chairman/Vice Chairman shall have power to call for reports relating to any activities of the Agency.
18.4 Chairman/Vice Chairman can direct any matter for placement in the meeting of the Managing Committee.

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