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Punjab Dairy Development Board

Punjab Dairy Development Board came into existence through the Punjab Dairy Dev. Board Ordinance, 2000 replaced by the Punjab Dairy Dev. Board Act, 2000 with the objective of developing dairy on modern and scientific lines, securing cooperation among different functionaries, which now stands amended for providing milk producers with the opportunities of getting a fair return for their labour & investment, improving the profitability of milk industry & safeguarding the interests of milk producers, milk processors, dairy marketers and consumers.

Composition of the Board

As per the Punjab Dairy Development Board Act, the composition of Board is as under:-
i. Chief Minister, Punjab Chairman
ii. Minister-in-charge of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries and Dairy Development. Deputy Chairman
iii. Secretary to Government of Punjab, Department of Finance. Ex-office Director
iv. Secretary to Government of Punjab, Department of Dairy Development Ex-office Director
v. Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana. Ex-office Director
vi. One representative of each of the private milk plants located in the State of Punjab, to be nominated by the State Government. Director
vii. Two representatives of Milk producers to be nominated by the State Government. Director
viii. One representatives from the Punjab Dhojhi Union, to be nominated by the State Government; and Director
ix. One representative of Consumers Associations, to be nominated by the State Govt. Director

Executive Committee

For monitoring and ensuring speedy implementation of the decisions of the Board, a Executive Committee has been constituted consisting the following:-
i. Secretary to Government of Punjab Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries and Dairy Development. Chairman
ii. Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Member
iii. Director, Animal Husbandry, Punjab. Member
iv. Director, Dairy Development, Punjab. Member
v. Managing Director, Milkfed, Punjab. Member
vi. Two non Ex-officio members of the Board to be nominated by the Board Member

Functions and duties of Punjab Dairy Dev. Board.

Powers and Functions of the Board as embodied in the Act are as under:-
  • To function as an apex body for laying down policies, implementing programme, making recommendations to the Government and issuing directions to any organisation or agency of the State engaged in the dairy sector to achieve the objectives of the Board;
  • To undertake, finance or participate in any project aimed at in making research in dairy and to develop dairy sector including introduction of and nurturing at latest technology in the field of dairy development;
  • To undertake, finance or participate in any project aimed at in making improvement in quality of milk and milk products with an objective to make them qualitatively globally competitive;
  • To plan and formulate policies for quick genetic upgradation and development of milch animals, by arranging technology from abroad with the prior approval of the Government of India wherever necessary;
  • To make investigation into any matter relating to the production, processing or marketing of any dairy product including the cost of producing processing or marketing that product and determine the purchase and sale price of milk and milk products;
  • To enter into agreement with any State Organisation, National Dairy Development Board or any such International Organisation for the marketing of milk and other dairy products within or outside the country to provide for the coordination marketing thereof and act as a nodal agency to facilitate the exports of milk an dairy products from the State of Punjab;
  • To undertake and assist in the promotion of the use of milk and milk product, the improvement of their quality and variety and publication of information for wider publicity in relation to those products;
  • To development modern dairy farming technologies and systems for meeting the local demand of high quality milk and for promoting the dairy industry for socio-economic upliftment of milk producers;
  • To arrange ad import new varieties of fodder seeds to enhance the availability of fodder crops and also equipment or machinery for their harvesting and conservation;
  • To plan and execute programmes within or outside the country of high level education relating research and training in dairy technology and animal husbandry including interactive training and exchange programme;
  • To formulate ad implement policies or programmes aimed at specifying the area for the collection of milk for each milk plant;
  • To promote registration of milch animals and Breed Associations;
  • To assist the farmers to establish dairy units within or outside the country depending upon the viable opportunities;
  • To promote village level chilling-cum-marketing and development centres to maintain quality of milk;
  • To secure funds from the Central Government, State Government or other agencies;
  • To secure donations; and
  • to secure the necessary authority in respect of all matters, which are incidental and ancillary to the aforesaid for achieving the objectives of the Board.

Powers & Duties of Officers and Employees

Executive Committee Administrative Powers
  • Creation of post.
  • Finalisation of job requirement/specification of each post.
  • Finalisation of procedure for recruitment/hiring of personnel to man the post created.
  • Recruitment, selection and appointment of personnel.
  • Approval of service conditions, dispensation of disciplinary action, major/minor punishment, suspension, dismissal, incentives, awards and rewards.
  • Finalisation of organizational structure. To act as appellate authority in all service matters.
  • To decide the location of the Head Quarter of the Board.
  • To decide the design of common seal of the Board.
  • To institute, conduct, defend compound or abandon any legal proceedings by or against the Board and to observe and perform any award thereon.
  • Sub-delegation of powers.
Financial Powers
  • Opening of Bank account(s) of the Punjab Dairy Development Fund and authorisation of their operation.
  • Appointment of statutory auditors.
  • Preparation of annual budget of the Board.
  • Sanctioning of allocation of funds from Punjab Dairy Development Fund to project/Schemes/organisations connected with accomplishment of the objectives.
  • To raise funds from international agencies/central/state Govt./ financial institutions and donors etc.
  • Purchase of movable/immovable property in the name of the Board.
  • To sanction the routine office expenses, statutory/contingency payments, salary to staff and release of all such payments.
  • Sub-delegation of powers.
Executive Powers
  • Approval of projects.
  • Approval of collaborations/co-operations with the Govt.(s) companies/firms, association and individuals within or outside the country concerning development of dairy in Punjab.
  • To enter into agreements, and contracts/documents/MOUs.
  • Running of day to day functions of the Board's office.
  • To sanction provisioning for the proper functioning of the Board.
  • To decide about the opening of branch/sub-office(s) of the Board.
  • To engage experts/consultants and other service providers for the Board.
  • Sub-delegation of powers.

Powers of Chief Executive

Administrative Powers
  • Recruitment, selection and appointment of personnel.
  • Dispensation of disciplinary action, major/minor punishment, suspension, dismissal, incentive, awards and rewards.
  • To institute, conduct, defend compound or abandon any legal proceedings by or against the Board and to observe and perform any award thereon.
  • To decide the location of the Head Office of the Board and to hire the accommodation for the Head Office of the Board.
  • Sub-delegation of powers.
Financial Powers
  • To sanction the routine office expenses, statutory/contingency payments, salary to staff and release of all such payments.
  • Appointment of statutory auditors.
  • Sanctioning of allocation of funds from Punjab Dairy Development Fund to project/Schemes/organisations connected with accomplishment of the objectives.
  • Sub-delegation of powers.
Executive Powers
  • To enter into agreements, and contracts/sign documents/MoUs approved by the Executive Committee.
  • To sanction provisioning for the proper functioning of the Board.
  • To engage experts/consultants and other service providers for the Board.
  • To decide about the opening of branch/sub-office(s) of the Board.
  • Running of day to day functions of the Board.
  • Sub-delegation of powers.