Memorandum of Association

Memorandum Of Association

1. The name of the Society shall be the 'Indian Culinary Institute (Tirupati), Andhra Pradesh Society.'

2. The registered office of the Society shall be situated at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

3. The objects for which the Society is established are to establish and to carry on the administration and management of the Indian Culinary Institute hereinafter called the 'Institute' whose functions shall be:

i. To offer structured regular programmes of study specific to culinary arts leading to graduate and post graduate level degrees;

ii. To offer courses in allied subjects, such as food science nutrition, hygiene & standards, molecular gastronomy;

iii. To conduct demand driven certificate and diploma courses relating to culinary arts and cuisine;

iv. To award its own certificates and diplomas;

v. To affiliate with a university for the award of degrees;

vi. To evolve into and serve as world class resource centre in its subject domain, conforming to international benchmarks that have been set by Le Cordon Bleu, Culinary Institute of America and other such institutes and striving to be the gold standard for India Cuisine worldwide.

vii. To serve as an institutional facilitator for the meeting of Indian cuisine researchers / experts with those in the other countries;

viii. To serve as the nodal point for the propagation of Indian cuisine;

ix. To create data base specific to Indian cuisine;

x. To commission studies and surveys in its subject domain;

xi. To prepare and publish an exhaustive compendium on evolution of Indian cuisine;

xii. To promote research and pedagogy development in respect of traditional Indian cuisine;

xiii. To conduct customized programmes for the teaching/training of chefs;

xiv. To promote study / research on traditional Indian food and its linkage with traditional medicines, and develop some institutional mechanism for coordination with the Department of Ayush in this regard;

xv. To have within it, amongst others

- the schools of regional cuisine,

- the school for international cuisine studies,

- a culinary museum,

- a Patent and Legal Cell

- a Film Production Centre

xvi. To focus on standard setting with a view to developing accreditation and certification, possibly even to the rest of the world, in respect of Indian cuisine;

xvii. To work towards linkages with private sector in furtherance of its mandate;

xviii. To take up consultancy work in its field of competence;

xix. To help the Institutes of Hotel Management and the Food Craft Institutes networked to the National Council....., in upgrading their cuisine specialization;

xx. To assist in and associate itself with the attempts of food research institutions, food scientists and food technologists to find effective and acceptable means of presenting their nutritional ideas through the development of suitable recipes and the planning of menus;

xxi. To fix and demand such fees and other charges as may be laid down in the bye-laws;

xxii. To establish, maintain and manage halls and hostels for the residence of students and members of the staff;

xxiii. To supervise and control the residence, to regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare and cultural and co-operate life;

xxiv. To institute teaching, administrative, technical, ministerial and such other posts as may be necessary and to make appointments thereto in accordance with rules, bye-laws and any instructions / orders and guidelines issued by the Central Government, from time to time;

xxv. To institute and award fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, loans, monetary assistance, prizes and medals in accordance with the rules and bye-laws; and

xxvi. To make rules and bye-laws for the conduct of the affairs of the Institute and Society and to add to, amend, vary or rescind them from time to time;

xxvii. To give pensions, gratuities or charitable aid to the teachers, staff and other employees or ex-employees of the Society or to their wives, children or other dependants, subject to orders / instructions issued by the Central Government in this regard from time to time;

xxviii. To make payments towards insurance and form and contribute toprovident and benefit funds for the benefit of any person employed by the Society or of the wives, children or other relatives or dependants of such persons;

xxix. To acquire, hold and dispose of property in any manner whatsoever provided that the prior approval of the Central Government is obtained in the case of acquisition or disposal of immovable property;

xxx. To deal with any property belonging to or vested in the Society in such manner as the Society may deem fit for advancing the functions of the Institute;

xxxi. To borrow and raise moneys with or without security or on the security of any mortgage, charge or hypothecation or pledge over all or any of the immovable properties belonging to the Society or in any other manner whatsoever, subject to the approval of the Central Government;

xxxii. To build, construct and maintain houses, hostels, schools or other buildings, and alter, extend, improve, repair, enlarge or modify the same including any existing building and to provide and equip the same with light, water, drainage, furniture, fittings, instruments, apparatus and appliances and other things for the use to which such buildings is to be put up or held;

xxxiii. To construct or otherwise acquire, layout repair, extend, alter, enlarge, improve and use any land, recreation or play grounds, parks and any other immovable property belonging to or held by the Society;

xxxiv. To maintain a fund to which shall be credited; a) all moneys provided by the Central Government; b) all fees and other charges received by the Society; c) all moneys received by the Society by way of grants, gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests or transfers; and; d) all moneys received by the Society in any other manner or from any other sources;

xxxv. To deposit all moneys credited to the fund in such banks or to invest them in such manner as the Society may, with the approval of the Central Government decides;

xxxvi. To draw, make, accept, endorse, and discount cheques, notes or other negotiable instruments, and for these purposes to sign, execute and deliver such assurances and deeds as may be necessary;

xxxvii. To pay out of the funds belonging to the society or out of any particular part of such funds the expenses incurred by the Society from time to time including all expenses incidental to the formation of the Society and Management and Administration of any of the foregoing objects including all rent, rates, taxes, outgoings and the salaries of the employees;

xxxviii. To maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts including the balance sheet in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government;

xxxix. To have the accounts of the Society audited in such manner as the Central Government may direct and to forward annually to the Central Government the accounts duly certified by the auditors together with the audit report thereon;

xl. To constitute such committees or sub-committees as it may deem fit;

xli. To delegate all or any of its powers to the Board of Governors of the Institute or to the Executive Committee or to any of the committees or sub-committees constituted by the Society or the Board, or to any one or more members of its bodies or its officers;

xlii. To do all such lawful acts, deeds or things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the Society.

4. No immovable property of the Society shall be disposed of in any manner whatsoever without the approval of the Central Government.

5. The Central Government may issue such instructions to the Society or the Institute as it may consider necessary from time to time for the furtherance of the objects of the society and for ensuring proper functioning and control of the Institute and the Society shall comply with such instructions.

6. The Central Government may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Society / Institute and to hold enquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon, in such manner as the Central Government may stipulate. Upon receipt of such report, the Central Government may take action and issue such direction as may consider necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt within the report and the Society or Institute, as the case may be, bound to comply with such directions.

7. The income and property of the Society, howsoever, derived, shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects as set forth in this Memorandum of Association subject to nevertheless in respect of the grants made by the Central Government to such limitations as the Central Government may, from time to time, impose. No part of the income and property of the Society shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to the person who at any time are or have been members of the Society or to any of them or to any person claiming through them or any of them, provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of remuneration of any member thereof or any person in return for any service rendered to the society or for travelling allowance, halting, or other similar charges.

8. The names and addresses and occupations of first members of the Governing Body of the Society (referred to in the rules and bye-laws as the Board of Governors) to which by rules and bye-laws of the Society, the management of its affairs is entrusted are:-

1. Shri ______________________________ Chairman

2. Shri ______________________________ Member