About FAI

Membership procedure

Membership  
FAI has 1287 members in India and overseas comprising of Manufacturers, Professionals, Technocrats etc. 
FAI members are involved in all activities related to the production and distribution of plant nutrients, their raw materials and intermediates.
 
 Category
There are four categories of Membership in FAI. 
1. Active
2. Associate
3. Overseas Associate
4. Technical & Professional 
The first three categories are corporate Members and the 4th category is Individual Member.

Entrance Fee  
Each candidate for election as an Active Member shall pay an entrance fee of Rs. 2000 plus service tax @15%. Each candidate for election as an Associate Member shall pay an entrance of Rs. 500 plus service tax @15%. Overseas Associate Members and Technical and Professional Associate Members shall not be required to pay entrance fee: 
Provided that an Association Member who shall apply to be converted and admitted as an Active Member under Proviso (ii) to Article 6 (a) hereof, shall pay an entrance fee of Rs. 1500/- plus service tax @15% for admission as an Active Member.
 
Membership Subscription
2016-17 (April/March) 
The rates of subscription are as under: 
Active 
Category*
Ceiling - based on nutrient sold                      Rates** (Rs.)
Sales upto 25,000 tonnes                                   63,000
Sales > 25,000 but < 50,000 tonnes                1.25 Lakh
Sales > 50,000 but < 1,50,000 tonnes             2.50 Lakhs
Sales > 1,50,000 but < 3,00,000 tonnes          4.37 Lakhs
Sales > 3,00,000 but < 5,00,000 tonnes          6.25 Lakhs
Sales > 5,00,000 but < 10,00,000 tonnes        8.75 Lakhs
Sales > 10,00,000 but < 15,00,000 tonnes     11.25 Lakhs
Sales > 15,00,000 but < 20,00,000 tonnes      13.75 Lakhs
Sales > 20,00,000 but < 25,00,000 tonnes      17.50 Lakhs
Sales > 25,00,000 tonnes                                 25.00 Lakhs
 * = Category is determined based on domestic production plus imports of nutrients sold except imported urea.
** = In addition to the above, service tax @15% for the year 2016-17 is also payable.

The rates of subscription for other categories of members are as follows:
 Associate:                           Rs. 20,000 plus service tax @15%
Overseas Associate:         US$ 2,000  plus service tax @15%
Technical & Professional: Rs. 500 plus service tax @15%