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IBS Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (2011)

Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of the IBS held at the Mehogany Hall at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi on January 30/31, 2011

The meeting of the Executive Council of the Indian Biophysical Society was held first at 2 PM on January 30, 2011 and then at 1 PM on January 31, 2011 at Mahogany Hall at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, during the conference of 7th Asia Biophysics Association (ABA) and the National Symposium on Biophysics. The following members attended the meeting: Dr. Mohan Rao (President), Prof. D. Velmurugan (Vice-President), Prof. K. V. R. Chary (Secretary), Prof. Soumen Basak (Treasurer), Prof. N. R. Jagannathan (Ex-officio), Prof. P. C. Mishra, Prof. Surat Kumar, Prof. S. N. Sanyal, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar, Prof. Faizan Ahmed, and Prof. S. Aravamudhan

Prof. Dipankar Chatterjee (Vice-President), Dr. Sekhar Mande, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni and Prof. S. Maiti could not attend.

Prof. M.Vijayan, Prof. Anil Saran, Prof. Rabi Maumdar and Prof. R.V. Hosur attended as special invitees.

At the outset, Dr. Mohan Rao, President and Chair, welcomed the members of EC and the special invitees to the meeting. On behalf of the EC, he congratulated Prof. N.R. Jagannathan and his colleagues for wonderfully arranging the conference of 7th Asia Biophysics Association (ABA) and the National Symposium on Biophysics. This was followed by self-introduction of members.

  1. Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of the IBS held at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on February 13, 2010 during the National Symposium on Biophysics was confirmed. (Proposed: Prof. D. Velmurugan; Seconded: Prof. N.R.Jagannathan)
  2. In presenting the Secretary’s report, Prof. Chary shared the following:
    1. The IBS web-site (www.tifr.res.in/~ibs) is being updated regularly.
    2. The present strength of the IBS membership is 780.
    3. The entire Life member’s directory was updated as on January 30, 2011.
    4. Missing information: e-mail IDs and change of addresses (if any: pl inform Mr. Jayesh Malkan by e.mail <malkan@tifr.res.in>).
    5. The minutes of the meetings of EC and GB held during IBS - 2010 were uploaded on the net.
    6. Awards page was put on the net.
    7. Membership ID cards: As approved by the EC and GB, IBS Membership ID cards have been printed and were kept at the Symposium registration desk for distribution.
  3. Prof. S. Basak, Treasurer, IBS presented the accounts to EC. It has been decided to fixed-deposit most of the corpus, leaving a working balance of rupees one lakh (Rs 1,00,000/-) each in the accounts with CBI, Mumbai and SBI, Kolkata. Mr. Palas De (of Palas De & Co., Beliaghata, Kolkata 700010), auditor of the Society’s accounts, recommended application for TAN and PAN of the IBS and also submission of Form 15A for tax savings on the interest accrued upon the corpus of the IBS. EC approved the same. (Proposed: Prof. M.Vijayan; Seconded: Dr. Suresh Kumar).
  4. Prof. S. Basak, Treasurer, IBS has also informed the EC that the registration information has been retrieved and is as per the rule book.
  5. It was decided as per the earlier recommendation of EC and GB of IBS, that the IBS-2012 meeting will be held in Chennai. Prof. Velumurugan of University of Madras will be organizing the symposium. In this context, Prof. Velumurugan shared the following: The National Organizing Committee will be soon constituted and the meeting will be held in the third week of January 2012. Commenting on the GNR memorial lecture, he requested the members for their suggestions.
  6. Secretary, IBS shared with the EC the two proposals received from CBS/Mumbai University, Mumbai and SINP, Kolkata to organize the future annual meetings in 2013 and 2014. It has been decided to take up these issues during the next IBS meet to be held in Chennai.
  7. Secretary, IBS shared with the GB that as the present EC of IBS has completed two years, it has been decided to reconstitute the EC. The following was shared with the General Body.As the present EC has completed two years, it has been decided to reconstitute the EC.

    The IBS Executive Council  (2009-2011) had the following members: Dr. Mohan Rao (President), Prof. Dipankar Chatterjee (Vice-President), Prof. D. Velmurugan (Vice-President), Dr. Sekhar Mande (Vice-President), Prof. K. V. R. Chary (Secretary), Prof. Soumen Basak (Treasurer), Prof. N. R. Jagannathan (Ex-officio), Prof. P. C. Mishra, Prof. Surat Kumar, Prof. S. N. Sanyal, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar, Prof. Faizan Ahmed, Prof. S. Maiti, and Prof. S. Aravamudhan

    The out-going EC members were the following: Prof. Dipankar Chatterjee (Vice-President), Prof. D. Velmurugan (Vice-President), Dr. Sekhar Mande (Vice-President), Prof. Surat Kumar.                                               

    The in-coming EC members were the following: Dr. Mohan Rao (Ex-officio), Dr. Rajiv Bhatt, Dr. P.Karthe, Dr. Punit Kaur, Dr. R. Shankarnarayanan.

    The newly constituted Executive Council (2011-2013) had the following members: Prof. K.V.R. Chary, Dr. Mohan Rao (Ex-officio), Prof. Faizan Ahmad, Prof. P. C. Mishra, Prof. S. N. Sanyal, Prof. Soumen Basak, Dr. Rajiv Bhatt, Prof. S. Aravamudhan, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni, Dr. P.Karthe, Dr. Punit Kaur, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar, Prof. S. Maiti, and Dr. R. Shankarnarayanan.

    The newly constituted Executive Council (2011-2013) met (except Prof. Faizan Ahmad, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni and Prof. S. Maiti) on January 31, 2011 and elected the following:  Prof. K.V.R. Chary (President), Dr. Mohan Rao (Ex-officio), Prof. Faizan Ahmad (Vice-President), Prof. P. C. Mishra (Vice-President), Prof. S. N. Sanyal (Vice-President), Prof. Soumen Basak (Treasurer), Dr. Rajiv Bhatt (Secretary), Prof. S. Aravamudhan, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni, Dr. P.Karthe, Dr. Punit Kaur, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar, Prof. S. Maiti, and Dr. R. Shankarnarayanan

Under any other matter, the EC observed that the J.C. Bose and G. N Ramachandran travel awards are not being used in the recent past and special efforts may be made to announce them in view of the upcoming IUPAB Congress in Beijing, China. It has also been decided to use at least half of the interest accrued upon the IBS corpus for such travel awards.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the Chair. 

 

Prof. K.V.R.Chary
Secretary, IBS

 



IBS General Body Meeting Minutes (2011)

Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the IBS held at the Stein Auditorium at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi on January 30/31, 2011

The meeting of the Annual General Body of the Indian Biophysical Society was held at 6.45 PM on January 30, 2011 at Stein Auditorium at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, during the conference of 7th Asia Biophysics Association (ABA) and the National Symposium on Biophysics. A total of 85 members attended the meeting.

At the outset, Dr. Mohan Rao, President and Chair, welcomed the members of GB to the meeting. On behalf of the EC, he congratulated Prof. N.R. Jagannathan and his colleagues for wonderfully arranging the conference of 7th Asia Biophysics Association (ABA) and the National Symposium on Biophysics.

  1. Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the IBS held at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi at 5 PM on February 14, 2010 during the National Symposium on Biophysics was confirmed. (Proposed: Prof. Goutham ; Seconded: Prof. H.M. Sonwat)
  2. In presenting the Secretary’s report, Prof. Chary shared the following:
    1. The IBS web-site (www.tifr.res.in/~ibs) is being updated regularly.
    2. The present strength of the IBS membership is 774.
    3. The entire Life member’s directory was updated as on January 30, 2011.
    4. Missing information: e-mail IDs and change of addresses (if any: pl inform Mr. Jayesh Malkan by e.mail <malkan@tifr.res.in>).
    5. The minutes of the meetings of EC and GB held during IBS - 2010 were uploaded on the net.
    6. Awards page was put on the net.
    7. Membership ID cards: As approved by the EC and GB, IBS Membership ID cards have been printed and was kept at the Symposium registration desk for distribution.
  3. Prof. S. Basak, Treasurer, IBS presented the accounts to GB. It has been decided to fixed-deposit most of the corpus, leaving a working balance of rupees one lakh (Rs 1,00,000/-) each in the accounts with CBI, Mumbai and SBI, Kolkata. He also shared with the GB that Mr. Palas De (of Palas De & Co., Beliaghata, Kolkata 700010), the auditor of the Society’s accounts, recommended application for TAN and PAN of the IBS and also submission of Form 15A for tax savings on the interest accrued upon the corpus of the IBS and that EC has earlier approved the same. (Proposed: Prof. D. Velmurugan; Seconded: Prof. N.R.Jagannathan)
  4. Prof. S. Basak, Treasurer, IBS has also informed the GB that the registration information has been retrieved and is as per the rule book.
  5. It was decided as per the earlier recommendation of EC and GB of IBS, that the IBS-2012 meeting will be held in Chennai. Prof. Velumurugan of University of Madras will be organizing the symposium. In this context, Prof. Velumurugan shared the following: The National Organizing Committee will be soon constituted and the meeting will be held in the third week of January 2012. Commenting on the GNR memorial lecture, he requested the members for their suggestions.
  6. Secretary, IBS shared with the GB the two proposals received from CBS/Mumbai University, Mumbai and SINP, Kolkata to organize the future annual meetings in 2013 and 2014. It has been decided to take up these issues during the next IBS meet to be held in Chennai.
  7. Secretary, IBS shared with the GB that as the present EC of IBS has completed two years, it has been decided to reconstitute the EC. The following was shared with the General Body.

    The IBS Executive Council  (2009-2011) had the following members: Dr. Mohan Rao (President), Prof. Dipankar Chatterjee (Vice-President), Prof. D. Velmurugan (Vice-President), Dr. Sekhar Mande (Vice-President), Prof. K. V. R. Chary (Secretary), Prof. Soumen Basak (Treasurer), Prof. N. R. Jagannathan (Ex-officio), Prof. P. C. Mishra, Prof. Surat Kumar, Prof. S. N. Sanyal, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar, Prof. Faizan Ahmed, Prof. S. Maiti, and Prof. S. Aravamudhan

    The out-going IBS EC members were the following: Prof. Dipankar Chatterjee (Vice-President), Prof. D. Velmurugan (Vice-President), Dr. Sekhar Mande (Vice-President), Prof. Surat Kumar. 

    The in-coming EC members were the following: Dr. Mohan Rao (Ex-officio), Dr. Rajiv Bhatt, Dr. P.Karthe, Dr. Punit Kaur, Dr. R. Shankarnarayanan.

    The newly constituted Executive Council (2011-2013) had the following members: Prof. K.V.R. Chary, Dr. Mohan Rao (Ex-officio), Prof. Faizan Ahmad, Prof. P. C. Mishra, Prof. S. N. Sanyal, Prof. Soumen Basak, Dr. Rajiv Bhatt, Prof. S. Aravamudhan, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni, Dr. P.Karthe, Dr. Punit Kaur, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar, Prof. S. Maiti, and Dr. R. Shankarnarayanan.

The newly constituted Executive Council (2011-2013) met (except Prof. Faizan Ahmad, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni and Prof. S. Maiti) on January 31, 2011 and elected the following:  Prof. K.V.R. Chary (President), Dr. Mohan Rao (Ex-officio), Prof. Faizan Ahmad (Vice-President), Prof. P. C. Mishra (Vice-President), Prof. S. N. Sanyal (Vice-President), Prof. Soumen Basak (Treasurer), Dr. Rajiv Bhatt (Secretary), Prof. S. Aravamudhan, Dr. Vinod Bhakuni, Dr. P.Karthe, Dr. Punit Kaur, Dr. G. Suresh Kumar, Prof. S. Maiti, and Dr. R. Shankarnarayanan. This was announced to the General Body on February 3, 2011 during the Valedictory function of the conference of 7th Asia Biophysics Association (ABA) and the National Symposium on Biophysics. The GB was informed that the new EC will be effective from April 1, 2011.

Under any other matter, the GB was informed that the J.C. Bose and G. N Ramachandran travel awards are not being used in the recent past and efforts will be made to announce them in view of the upcoming IUPAB Congress in Beijing, China. The GB was informed about the EC’s recommendation to use at least half of the interest accrued upon the IBS corpus for such travel awards.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the Chair. 

 

Prof. K.V.R.Chary
Secretary, IBS