The Council (CPRTTF) may have chapters for each city except in the case of small states/ UT/ twin cities/ contiguous areas/towns etc. where separate chapters can be opened. These chapters will have defined geographic areas as will be decided by the Executive committee of the council. Each Chapter may have a minimum of 15 members.


Any person (more than 18 years) who applies to the council for membership, and who is subsequently admitted as a member by the managing committee in accordance with the rules of regulation of the Council deed.

  1. General Members:
  2. The General Members will have all rights of the management committee. 

  3. Student Members:
  4. Any person (more than 12 years) who is a student in any institute in India or any other country can opt for this membership on payment of annual fees. These student members will have any voting right.

  5. Patron 
  6.  The Patron as a Hon’ble advisory Member of the Council and any intellectuals, after consideration of Managing committee of the chapter, can become a Hon'ble Patron Members of Chapter of the Council. The Patron members do not have voting rights.


    (a)    A non-refundable admission fees of Rs.400/- (Rupees Four Hundred Only) at the time of admission.

    (b)    Annual non-refundable Subscription: Annual non-refundable subscription shall be minimum Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) per annum and the Managing Committee shall decide the amount of the subscription at the close of each financial year.

    (c)    Student Members: One Time non-refundable fees of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) to be paid at the time of enrolment/ Registration and Rs.400 (Rupees four Hundred only) will be membership fee (for three years). The Management Committee shall revise the amount from time to time.


  1. President  
  2. General Secretary
  3. Treasurer 
  4. Other than the above-mentioned three office Bearers, each chapter can have Executive Committee up to 15 members. Each chapter can have maximum of three Vice presidents and three Joint Secretaries. The executive committee must be in proportion to the total number of members and may not exceed the 15 % of total members.


  i.    President    

        a)    He/ She shall supervise all works and activities of the Chapter and the other office bearers.

        b)     He/ She shall be head of the Chapter and preside over the meetings of the Executive Committee. He/ She shall have the right of the casting vote.

        c)    To sign on behalf of the Chapter, any document/deeds and do all the correspondence with the registered office of the council/concerned departments/persons and participate in meetings on behalf of the Chapter.

        d)    To remove/terminate any or all the staff/executives/consultants/Director/ Manager/ Chief Coordinator etc. if found not working in the interest of the Chapter.

         e)    To undertake all such other functions as may be delegated/ decided by Executive Committee from time to time.

         f)    The Director, Secretary General, Manager / Staff/ Chief Coordinator and all other executives shall be appointed by the President of Chapter in concurrence with the Executive Committee to handle the objectives of the Council or institution of the Council to the best in all respects.


       a)    To sign on behalf of the Chapter, conduct its correspondence and record its proceedings of the meetings with concurrence of President.

       b)    To summon the General meeting with the consent of the President or at his/her instance with absence.

       c)    To call Ordinary General Body Meeting if so desired in writing by at least 2/3rd members of the Committee.

       d)    To undertake any other function as may be authorized by the President/Executive Committee.

iii.    Treasurer    

        a)    He/She shall keep accounts of receipts and expenditures of the Chapter and furnish annual accounts to the Managing Committee.

        b)    To undertake any such other activity as may be assigned to him/her by the President /Executive Committee from time to time.


    i.    The Members of the Executive Committee will be appointed for 3 years but will be at liberty to resign on giving one month’s notice of his/her intention to do so.

    ii.    The Executive committee will be elected by the members among themselves, after following a procedure of appointing an Election officer, a minimum 15 day’s notice for inviting the names against the notified vacancies and holding voting (Each Member will have single vote, except the vote of Election officer, who will be able to cast his/ her deciding vote only in case of tie). 

The results of the constitution of the Executive committee have to be communicated to CPRTTF within 15 days.  In case of a dispute in election results, the decision of the CPRTTF Executive Committee shall be final.


         Any Member of the Executive committee shall cease to hold his/her office if 

    i.    A no confidence motion is passed by 2/3rd majority of votes in the Executive Committee Meeting.

    ii.    On his/her written resignation.

    iii.    on his/her death.

    iv.    on his failure not to attend without any plausible reason two consecutive meetings of the General Body without any intimation /leave of absence.

    v.    for any other violent, unsociable, unbecoming behavior etc.

    vi.    A Member of Executive Committee who wishes to resign shall have to submit one-month notice before tendering his resignation.

The reason of termination from Membership has to be communicated to CPRTTF.  In case of termination, if in dispute, the decision of the CPRTTF Executive Committee shall be final. 



    i.    The Executive Committee shall meet as often as may be necessary or convened to transact business. The Executive Committee is empowered to transact business and take decisions also by circulation of paper.

    ii.    All decision of the Executive Committee shall be taken either unanimously or by majority and if the EC is equally divided, President will have the casting vote.

    iii.    The Executive Committee may from time to time frame rules for the conduct and regulations of the meetings of Members. In the absence of such regulation:-

        (a)    All matters will be decided mutually by the Members.

        (b)    Resolution passed without any meeting of the Members but by circulation thereof and evidence in writing under the hands of 2/3 two thirds of the Members shall be as valid and effectual as a Resolution duly passed at a meeting of Executive Committee.


    i.    The accounting year of the Council shall be the financial year ending on 31st March every year. Each Chapter shall submit details of its accounts, profit and loss statement to the Head Quarter of CPRTTF by 30th April so that combined accounts could be prepared.

    ii.    A separate sub head will be issued by CPRTTF to each chapter so that separate bank accounts shall be maintained by each chapter. The operations of the bank accounts will be decided by the mutual consultation between President CPRTTF, President Chapter and the bank.


    i.    Membership, Registration, Admission, special or any other fee in any mode shall be collected by CPRTTF and 10% of the same will be transferred to the concerned Chapter.

    ii.    Sponsorships, Donations, Gifts, Grants, aid, trade revenues, any Special Contributions and Interest by way of any mode directly received by the chapter, 10 % of the total amount will be transferred to CPRTTF. 

All the Income of the Council received from India and Outside India as may be from all sources will be utilized for the attainment of the aims and objectives of the Council.


          i.    The General Body shall hold the Annual General Meeting of the General Body once every year at such time (not being more than 15 months after the last preceding Annual General Body Meeting) and at such place and time as may be prescribed by the President of the Chapter. In case of any dispute, the decision of the President, CPRTTF will be final and binding upon all.

         ii.      A minimum of ten clear days notice shall be given of every Annual General Meeting to every General Body containing the Agenda for the meeting.

        iii     All other minutes of the General Body shall be sent under postal certificate and shall be deemed to have been served if addressed to the members at the address given for the purpose.


The Chapter will be dissolved as per the provisions laid down under Council Act, as applicable or if it fails to abide by the CPRTTF objectives and regulations.. If upon dissolution of the Chapter there shall remain after the settlement of its debts and the liabilities any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Chapter but shall be given over to CPRTTF.


It is expressly declared that no part of the Council property or its income or any accretion thereto shall be applied for any purpose outside India or for any purpose which is not a charitable purpose in law, and all provisions hereof shall be construed accordingly, as permitted by rules of the Government of India. 


    The objects for which this Not-for-Profit Organisation is established are:

    1. Harnessing the potential of Traditional foods, empowering traditional food operators and enlightening the consumers by mobilizing human, technological and financial resources towards achieving global traditional food safety and security in a sustainable manner.
    2. To serve as a focal point for key challenges, concerns, and initiatives to ensure a sustainable supply of safe, wholesome and Nutritious Traditional food for all. 
    3. To be a leading research body at the international level for policy formulation, research, technology development, trade, advocacy, facilitation and monitoring centre for traditional foods.
    4. Sponsor food science and technology research programmes and projects and administer grants to institutions and individuals for research in traditional food;
    5. To standardize and stabilize the processes and products in traditional foods system so that variety and innovations in traditional foods are not compromised while addressing concerns on safety and wholesomeness of foods.
    6. To promote traditional food and work towards the enhancing the trade of the same.
    7. To enhance cooperation and partnerships with the private parties, government systems, other inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to engage in policy debates in areas of common concern in Traditional Food security and food safety.
    8. Networking with various bodies and institutions such as NGOs, co-operatives, farmer organizations, traditional food companies, government agencies, developmental bodies, credit and insurance firms, traditional food entrepreneurs etc. and mobilize their expertise and resources for the development of traditional foods, especially in Micro, small and medium levels and in rural sector.
    9. To be the global platform for partnerships in Traditional food to promote research, production, trade and technology exchange. 
    10. To promote the opportunities for business and investments in traditional foods and positively influence policies. 
    11. To contribute towards protecting and enhancing the Ayurvedic relevance, nutritive value preservations and safety of agriculture, herbs, plants and other sources of the food supply, through the conduct of investigation and research, and through the provision of educational and training programs.
    12. To promote and create awareness for safer and sustainable Traditional food production, processing practices and trade. 
    13. To initiate, carry out, execute, implement, aid and assist activities towards skill development in the Agriculture and allied sector and meeting the entire value chain’s requirements of appropriately trained manpower in quantity and quality on a sustained and evolving basis. 
    14. To identify the needs and opportunities of sustainable development in the Agriculture and Food Sector by offering alternatives to facilitate choice.  
    15. To suggest a development plan for the Food and Agriculture Sector.
    16. To promote academies of excellence in food Security, food safety, and nutrition. 
    17. To facilitate in standardizing the affiliation and accreditation process for the Sector to ensure consistency and acceptability of standards. 
    18. To identify the skill development needs of the Sector, review international trends in Sector skill development and identify Sector skill gaps and technology. 
    19. To do and undertake the task of educational and vocational up-liftment of the Sector.  
    20. To facilitate and assist the Appropriate Governmental or any other Authority in strengthening the existing systems in Agriculture, food security, Food safety and nutrition sector, in line with requirements to achieve global standards in productivity and efficiency. 
    21. To organize promotion, information dissemination and advocacy role in the core areas of the Council’s work.
    22. To employ/ engage/ take on deputation from other organizations, temporarily or in regular employment, such professionals, skilled workers, technical advisors, consultants, managers or other persons in order to provide valuable inputs to further the objects of the Council. 
    23. To work with global consultants, Sector associations as well as experts from national and international agencies associated with research and development, training, or other required specializations in the Sector.   
    24. To liaise and collaborate with various associations in the Sector or otherwise by suitable means (memorandum of understanding, collaboration agreements, partnering arrangements, and others) for course content development, and arrangement of apprenticeships within the Sector. To conduct and to participate in regional, national, and international exhibition, events, seminars, Heritage Walks, culture tours, conferences, workshops on traditional food up-liftment/development.
    25. To lobby with the government and other concerned departments, agencies and bodies to promote the interests of the industry such as attaining organized industry status, uniform sales tax across all states, reduction in customs duty, etc.
    26. To provide counseling and guidance or legal help to Members
    27. To recruit a trained work force and source trainers and experts to ensure adequate participation by them in achieving the objects of the Council. 
    28. To accept grants, donations, assistance from public bodies, corporations, companies or persons or Councils, Indian / corporation / companies and foundations for the purposes of the Council and to manage efficient, effective and permissible fund flow and fund utilization in consonance with the objects stated herein. 
    29. To borrow or raise such moneys within India as may be required by the Council for fulfilling its objects, by the issue of bills of exchange, promissory notes or other obligations or securities of the Council, or by mortgage / pledge / hypothecation of all or any part of the property of the Council.  
    30. To pay salary/wages/fee including consultancy, retainer ship fee, sitting fee, rent and incur all other expenses needed in fulfillment of the objects of the Council. 
    31. To enter into any arrangements with any Government(s) or authorities whether Central, State, municipal, local or any other person, that may seem conducive to the objects of the Council. 
    32. To organize and participate in seminars, conferences, fairs related to the objects of the Council and to compile, collate, edit and publish technical reports and papers related to the objects of the Council. 
    33. To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any movable or immovable property, and in particular any land, building, workshops, factories, laboratories, machinery, plant apparatus, appliances, trades, trademarks, licenses, permits, intellectual property rights (IPRs), and any rights or privileges necessary or convenient for the purpose of meeting the objects of the Council. 
    34. To construct, erect, develop, improve, or alter and keep in repair any building acquired or used by or for the Council and to pull down or demolish or dispose off any building not so required or for renovation and reconstruction and to maintain, deal with, manage, control and administer the same. 
    35. To pay all expenses, preliminary or incidental to the formation of the Council and its registration.  
    36. To establish, support, or aid in the establishment of associations, institutions, funds and Councils as may be required in furtherance of the objects of the Council.  
    37. To collect fee including membership fee, service charges, consultancy charge, compensations or such other monies as may be required in due course of functioning of the Council and in furtherance of its objects. 
    38. To take membership in any other Council or association, with objects similar to its own and to have branches all over India and elsewhere. 
    39. To run educational institutions, and training institutions and publish books, reports journals, magazines, newspapers, periodicals, thesis, researches, writings, discoveries, documents, news, and information. 
    40. To appoint legal and technical advisers (not being members), and bankers for the Council and to pay the necessary expenses for the same. 
    41. To generally do all such other lawful things as may be incidental to or conducive to the attainment of the above objects. 
    42. To receive/give/raise funds, through grants, aid, donations, subscriptions, CSR, sponsorship, presents, rent, gifts, and loans or any assistance in another form, etc. for the fulfillment of aims & objects of the Council.
    43. To receive financial and non-financial assistance from any Government and Non-Government organizations, International agencies/organizations, Banks, and other legal entities or individuals, as permitted by the rules of the Government of India.
    44. To invest funds and help investment of any funds in the modes of investments from time to time which is in terms of Income Tax Act, 1961 or any other law for the time being in force and subsequent amendments thereof from time to time.
    45. The objects of the Council are for charitable purposes without distinction of cast, creed, color or sex (gender) and as per rules and regulations of the Government of India.

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