Registration No - HR/02281/2016

Minutes of Meeting of Executive Body of INC-IAH

Date of meeting: 23.05.2020

Time: 11.00 hrs

Venue: Through Video conferencing during COVID-19, Lockdown Condition

The third Executive Council meeting of the newly elected body 2019-21 of INC-IAH was held on 23.05.2020, 11.00 hrs through video conferencing during COVID-19, lockdown period under the chairmanship of Prof. D.C. Singhal, President INC-IAH in the presence of following:-

Members of the Executive Committee:

  • Professor D.C. Singhal – President, INC- IAH
  • Dr. Dipankar Saha – Secretary, INC- IAH
  • Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar – Treasurer, INC- IAH
  • Professor B.S.Chaudhary- Executive Member, INC- IAH
  • Dr M. A. Farooqi – Executive Member, INC-IAH
  • Shri M. K. Garg – Executive Member, INC-IAH
  • Shri Ranjan Sinha – Executive Member,INC- IAH

Special Invitees

  1. Dr Shakeel Ahmad, Member, INC-IAH
  2. Dr Mohd. Ahmad, Member, INC-IAH
  3. Dr Shashank Shekhar, Life Member, INC-IAH

The meeting started with the welcome of all the members present by the president. The agenda wise discussions and decisions are as under:

Agenda-1: Confirmation of the minutes of 1st meeting of the EC held on 19-11- 2019.

Since, no objection has been raised by any members against the draft MOM of EC held on 19-11-2019, so MOM is approved by EC.

Agenda-2. Update on e-Journal

The present website has been redesigned and is ready for hosting the e-Journal of Geohydrology. The materials and papers for the e-Journal have been edited and compilation is in progress. It is expected to be ready for testing and uploading within a week. It is planned to launch the recently developed and redesigned website with a message from a dignified Govt official. The release of maiden issue of the e-journal containing eleven Invited papers would be tried through some eminent personality. In this regard, members present applauded the sincere efforts of Prof D.C.Singhal, President, Prof B.S Chaudhary, Executive Editor I/C and Shri Ranjan Sinha, Executive Member, INC-IAH in finalizing the e-Journal and for arranging redesigning of the website.

Agenda-3. Progress of organising National seminar on Nov 07 2020.

It was decided to organize one day National Seminar on ‘Resilience of Ground Water Resources for Accommodating Changing Climatic Scenarios’ on 7th November 2020 at Jamia Millia Islamia
University,Delhi in association with Dept of Civil Engineering ,Jamia Millia Islamia. The convener of the seminar will be Dr Shakeel Ahmad, Dr MohdShakeel and Prof B.S.Chaudhary ,the organizing secretaries will be Dr Shashank Shekhar & Dr Anil Kumar.The brochure of the seminar has been finalized. The following committee has been formed to prepare estimated budget, explore the potential sponsorers and raise funds for the seminar :

  • Prof. A. K. Sinha
  • Prof. Shakeel Ahmed
  • Prof. Mohd. Shakeel
  • Dr. M.A. Farooqi
  • Prof Chaudhury
  • Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar
  • Shri M. K. Garg

The President and the Secretary, INC IAH will extend all support for the committee

Agenda-4. Savitri Chadha Memorial INC -IAH Awards and Prof.HaridasSaha memorial Award for best paper for 2019.

The names of the awardees as recommended by the chairman of the Selection Committee were agreed by all EC members present. Due to COVID-19 lockdown condition, the date for felicitation of the awardees could not be finalized. The majority of the members are of the view that the award felicitation may be held during the National Seminar to be held on 7th November, 2020. However, it was also decided to get suggestions from Dr. D.K.Chaddha, Ex-president INC-IAH and sponsorer of the Savitri Chadha Memorial INC -IAH Awards.

Agenda-5. Any other item with permission of the Chair.

  • It was informed by Prof D.C.Singhal, President, that the Indian Chapter-IAH report for 2019 has been sent to IAH, HQ, London for their kind information. Dr Sudhansu Sekhar, Treasurer has taken pains for preparing the Document which was highly appreciated.
  • It was informed by Prof D.C.Singhal, President, that the Indian Chapter-IAH report for 2019 has been sent to IAH, HQ, London for their kind information. Dr Sudhansu Sekhar, Treasurer has taken pains for preparing the Document which was highly appreciated.
  • The initiative taken by Dr. Dipankar Saha, Secretary for arranging two Lectures under the National Ground Water Lecture Series has been highly applauded by all.
  • AGM was scheduled to be held on 27thMarch 2020 at MRIIRS, Faridabad at around 5-30 PM. The meeting could not take place due to Covid-19 related lockdown. The meeting will now be held on June 20, 2020 (Saturday).

The meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.

(President) (Secretary)