Organizational Structure

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ISC is governed by an International Convention which was opened for signature from 1st July 1957 to 31st December 1957.  The convention text later accepted as the Statute of ISC leading to its institution in 1960.

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The organizational structure of ISC comprises of three organs namely;

The Conference    
  The Executive Committee  
    The Secretariat General

 

Conference

Conference is the supreme Governing Council of ISC. The Conference comprises delegates appointed by the Governments of the Member Countries. Each Member Country can nominate up to five delegates.  The Conference receives and debates the reports submitted by the Executive Committee and approves the decisions for implementation by the Secretariat General.  The Conference meets atleast every three years.  If needed, the major decisions are taken on the absolute majority of the country delegates present, with each of them allowed one vote. The Conference decides the election of Secretariat General, amendment of Statutes, important policy actions, etc.

 

Executive Committee

Executive Committee is composed of the heads of delegation of each Member Country, also known as National Delegates. The Executive Committee examine the achievements of the works carried out by the Secretariat General, in line with the objectives and decisions of the Conference. The Executive Committee meets once in a year.  It gives opinion upon the proposed agenda of the Conference prepared by the Secretariat General.  If needed, Executive Committee may take decisions on the absolute majority of its members.

 

Secretariat General

Secretary General is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The Secretary General is elected by the Conference and shall be a nominee of the Government of the Member Countries.  The Secretary General plan and implement the objectives of ISC and implement the decisions of the Executive Committee and the Conference.

   

Secretariat

The Secretary General and other staff appointed/deployed comprises the Secretariat. Secretary General in her/his discretion appoints suitable number of staff for the day-to-today functioning of the Office and for providing technical support on the development of sericulture and silk industry.  The service providers required for the Office shall also be engaged by following the prescribed procedures.

   

Sericologia

The Secretary General has created a separate Cell in the ISC Secretariat to undertake the various activities related to the quarterly publication of the scientific journal of silkworms, Sericologia.  The activities of Sericologia is guided by an Editorial Board comprising eminent scientists across the globe.