Detailed Rules and Regulations of the Society are described below. Check the rules regarding: 

1.  Membership

The membership of the Society shall be open to all persons and institutions interested in the objectives of the Society.  It will consist of: 

i.  Patrons
ii. Members

a.

Annual Members

b.

Life Members

c. 

Permanent Institutional Members

d.

Annual Institutional Members

e.

Honorary Members, and

f.

Student Members

i.   Patron:

  • Any person making either financial or significant contribution to the Society will be a patron, subject to the approval of the Executive Council named hereafter.   

ii.  Member:

  • Ordinary/Life Membership: Candidates for life membership or ordinary membership shall be nominated by any two members (life or ordinary) of the Society and be admitted to membership on paying the prescribed fee and their names being approved by the Executive Council. 

Institutional Membership:

  • Institutions wishing to become Permanent/Annual members, should apply to the Secretary along
    with the requisite membership fee.  The enrollment would be done after the approval of the Executive Council. 

Honorary Membership:

  • Eminent persons interested in the objectives of the Society may be considered for Honorary membership of the Society by the Executive Council.    

Student Membership:

  • Student membership will be open only to bona fide students enrolled at recognized institutions and possessing at least a bachelor degree of a recognized university.  The annual rate of the subscription for student membership will be half of the rate prescribed for an ordinary member.     

A. Privileges of Members 

  • Ordinary members will have the right to vote at all general body meetings of the Society and will also have the right to propose candidates for admission to the Society.  They will be entitled to receive the Journal of the Society, provided that their subscription is not in arrears. 

  • Life members will have the rights and privileges of ordinary members during their life time. 

  • Patrons shall have all the rights and privileges of ordinary members during their life time. 

  • Honorary members shall enjoy all the privileges of ordinary members during their life time without having to pay the subscription. 

  • Member institutions shall be entitled to send one or more representative to the conferences and meetings.  However, only one representative authorized by the Institution shall exercise the privilege of an ordinary member of the Society. 

  • A student member shall be entitled to receive the Journal of the Society.  He/She will neither enjoy voting right nor can propose candidate for admission to the Society.  Such a member will not hold any office of the Society. 

    B. Withdrawal Or Removal Of Members 

  • A member may withdraw from the Society by signifying his desire to do so in a letter addressed to the Secretary.  The Society, however, shall not be liable to return any fee that may have been paid by the member. 

  • A member who has withdrawn and whose subscription is not in arrears shall automatically recover the privileges of membership without re-enrolment, if he rejoins the Society within a year of withdrawal. He shall be liable to pay all dues as if he had not withdrawn at all. 

  • The Council shall have the power to remove any member of the Society from its rolls. 

     

  • The subscription rates for various categories of membership are contained in the section 1 of the bye-laws of the Society.  

The rates of subscription for various categories of members will be as follows 

 Life Membership

 Rs. 2,000.00 (Inland)
 US $ 300.00 (Foreign) or equivalent

 Ordinary Membership

 Rs. 200.00 per annum (Inland)
 US $ 100.00 (Foreign) or equivalent

 Student Membership

 Rs. 100.00 per annum (Inland)

 Institutional Membership (Permanent)

 Rs. 10,000.00 (Inland)
 US $ 1,000.00 (Foreign) or equivalent

 Institutional Membership (Annual)

 Rs. 1,000.00 per annum (Inland)
 US $ 250.00 per annum (Foreign) or equivalent

 Subscription to Journal

 Rs. 500.00 per annum (Inland)
 US $ 90.00 per annum (Foreign) or equivalent

  • Besides the subscription, enrolment fee of Rs. 10.00 (Inland) and US $ 5.00 (Foreign) will have to be paid by everyone enrolling as ordinary/student member.

  • Life membership fee may be paid in 2 or 3 installments within the year of enrolment as member, i.e. from January 01 to December 31.

  • Any ordinary member of the Society may convert his membership into a life membership on payment of a composition fee which will be calculated as follows:

  • For members in India: Rs. 2,000.00 minus a rebate of 50% of the subscription already paid subject to a maximum of Rs. 800.00.  Thus minimum life membership fee will be Rs. 1,200.00.

  • For foreign members US$ 300.00 or its equivalent minus a rebate of 50% for every year’s subscription already paid subject to a maximum of US $ 120.00.  Thus minimum composition fee will be US $ 180.00.

  • Only those members will be entitled to the benefit of conversion who have made upto date payment towards their ordinary membership fee.

  • If the subscription is sent by cheque, the collection charges should be added to the amount of the cheque.  When sent by M.O., the M.O. commission should not be deducted from the amount of subscription.

  • The membership may cease if the subscription is in arrears for two years.  During this period, the members will continue to be treated as members but, issues of the Journal may not be sent to such members for the period for which membership fee has not been paid.

  • Should a defaulting member wish to re-enroll, he may do so as a new member provided:

  • he pays arrears for one year, or

  • he becomes life member by paying the full fee of Rs. 2,000.00 notwithstanding any past payments made.  

     

I. Young Scientist Award

In order to provide encouragement and incentives to the Young Scientists in the field of Agricultural Statistics, the Society will have an award for Young Scientists to be given during the Annual Conference of the Society. The detailed procedure for the award is as follows.

  • Only members of the Society (ISAS) including student members will be eligible for consideration for the award. 

  • The upper age limit of the scientist for the award will be 35 years as on 30 September, preceding the Conference. 

  • The papers to be considered for award, shall have young scientist as the first author. 

  • The work must have been carried out in India and it should be an original contribution and not published elsewhere. 

  • Five copies of the full paper along with its abstract not exceeding 200 words should reach the Secretary of the Society not later than 30 September, preceding the Conference.   Bio-data, including full name and address along with the date of birth (duly attested copy of certificate), research experience, list of publications should be appended to the complete paper.

  •  Stress will be given on both quality of research and presentation. 

  • The Council will nominate a panel of judges who will grade as A, B, C and select the best three research papers.  No paper will be selected if it gets less than 2 A’s. 

  • The authors of these papers will be invited to present their papers in a special session during the Conference.  The merit will be judged by the Sessional President assisted preferably by the above committee.  Their decision will be final.  (These authors may be given financial assistance, if required). 

  • Only one candidate will be chosen for the award.

  • The name of the awardee will be announced by the Secretary of the Society at the meeting of the General Body.

  • A certificate of merit and award in a suitable form (worth about  Rs. 1,000/-) will be given to the recipient with citation.

  •  The Society reserves the right to publish the awarded paper in its Journal.

II. Best Paper Award:

With a view to promote research in Statistics and thereby improve the standard and quality of the Journal, the Society has instituted prizes for the best articles published in the Journal.  The detailed procedure for the award is as follows.

  • One prize will be awarded in each of the fields (a) Design of Experiments, (b) Sampling, (c ) Statistical Genetics, (d) Statistical Theory and Methodology and (e) Applied Statistics. 

  • The articles chosen for the award should be of sufficiently high standard. 

  • The prizes will be awarded biennially. 

  • The decision on the award in each field will be made by a panel of two referees, selected by the Chairman of the Editorial Board and the Secretary of the Society out of a list of experts in the field approved by the Council. 

  • Papers

    With a view to promote research in Statistics and thereby improve the standard and quality of the Journal, the Society has instituted prizes for the best articles published in the Journal.  The detailed procedure for the award is as follows.

    • One prize will be awarded in each of the fields (a) Design of Experiments, (b) Sampling, (c ) Statistical Genetics, (d) Statistical Theory and Methodology and (e) Applied Statistics. 

    • The articles chosen for the award should be of sufficiently high standard. 

    • The prizes will be awarded biennially. 

    • The decision on the award in each field will be made by a panel of two referees, selected by the Chairman of the Editorial Board and the Secretary of the Society out of a list of experts in the field approved by the Council. 

    • Papers will be graded as A+, A, A-, B and C by the referees and those getting a minimum of A- by both the referees/judges will be considered for the award. 

    • No award will be made if none of the article is found to be of the desired standard.

    III. Sankhyiki Bhushan Award

    The Society may honour the persons who have rendered distinguished service to the cause of Statistics and its application to Agriculture and allied fields.  The detailed procedure is contained in section 4.3 of the bye-laws of the Society.

    • The contribution made by the person may be judged from his/her work both theory and practice or in the improvement of the Agricultural Statistics System in the country or other evidence of eminence already achieved in the discipline. 

    • The Council will appoint a sub-committee who will suggest the name(s) of eminent person(s) for the award.  The Council will discuss the proposal of the sub-committee and take decision. 

    • Each person chosen for the honour will receive a scroll, a plaque and citation.  He/She will be conferred the title ‘Sankhyiki Bhushan’.  The person(s) will be honoured by the Society in a special function preferably to be held during the Annual Conference. 

    • Normally only one award may be given once in two years.

    IV. Prof. P. V. Sukhatme Gold Medal Award

    This award may be given to a well-known active scientist who has made significant contribution in Agricultural Statistics and/or allied fields and has keen interest in the activities of the Society. The detailed procedure for the award is as follows.

    • The contribution made by the scientist may be judged from his/her work both theory and application. 

    • The Council will appoint a sub-committee, which will suggest the name of eminent scientist for the award. The Council will discuss the proposal of the sub-committee and take decision. 

    • The scientist chosen for the award will be given a gold medal and citation in the inaugural function during the Annual Conference of the Society. 

    • This award is given strictly on the merit and technical competence of the candidate. 

    • Only one award may be given once in two years.

    V. Dr. D.N.Lal Memorial Lecture Award 

    This award has been instituted as an endowment award for the persons who have rendered distinguished service to the cause of Statistics in general and its application to Agriculture and allied fields in particular. The detailed procedure for the award is as follows.

    • Dr. D. N. Lal Memorial Lecture Award has been initiated as per the decision taken by the Executive Council with an endowment of  Rs. 50,000.00. 

    • The award will be given to a person who is/has been rendering distinguished service to the cause of Statistics in general and its application to Agriculture and allied fields in particular.  The contribution made by the person may be judged from his/her work both in theory and practice. 

    • The lecture award is to be given once in two years. The speaker/awardee will be honoured with an award from the interest accrued on the endowment amount and in addition meeting his/her traveling and halting expenses if necessary, to deliver the lecture. 

    • The Executive Council of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics shall constitute a sub-committee and its meeting sufficiently in advance during the year of the award.  The name selected by the sub-committee shall be put to the Executive Council of the Society for approval. 

    • The person chosen for the award may be requested to deliver the lecture on the topic of his/her choice and the contents of the lecture should be original in nature and not published elsewhere. 

    • Only one award may be given in two years.  Go Top