Principles of GI Panchayat
1a) Voluntary membership
Voluntary membership signifies “By choice and not by compulsion”, a producer/Artisan shall join the GI Panchayath by his own choice and not by any force.
1b) Open membership
The membership to GI Panchayath is open to all Producers/Artisans irrespective of Language, Religion, Race, Sex, and Caste.
1c) Political and Religious Neutrality
The GI Panchayath shall never act as an instrument for political and religious activities. Though a member may belong to a political or religious group, he must maintain the identity of the GI Panchayath.
1d) Principle of Thrift (Savings)
Every GI Panchayath must inculcate the habit of Savings among its members.
The Principle of Thrift not only signifies the idea of savings but also promotes the idea of avoiding unnecessary expenditure. This is the first step towards self-help.
1e) Principle of Self-help and Mutual aid
All members of GI Panchayath shall believe in the principle “All for One and One for All”, according to which every member should believe that his/her burden is reduced only by addressing to the burden of his fellow members. Self-help and mutual aid is the essence of GI Panchayath.
1f) Promotion of GI Principles
“To place an organization in the hands of people without first educating them will be a tragedy”. Thus every member of GI Panchayath must be inculcated with the principles of GI Panchayath.
GI Panchayath shall be a body comprising of Agriculture Producers or Artisans of a particular Geographical Location after having registered themselves as members of GI Panchayath.
2b) Executive Officer
Deputy Commissioners and Assistant commissioners of Geographical Indications Tagged world premium product (P) Ltd shall be appointed as the executive officers of the GI Panchayath by the Central office.
2c) Meet of the GI Panchayath
The GI Panchayath must conduct at least one General meeting in every three months and such meet shall be presided by the Assistant commissioners attached to a particular Geographical Location on Rotation Basis, based on Seniority. The outcome of such a meeting shall be in the form of recommendations to the central office for suitable consideration.
2d) Field Visit
The Executive Body comprising of Executive officer will make at least one field visit to meet and discuss with each member of GI Panchayath in every calendar month..