Agricultural Graduates employed in the State Department of Agriculture and Agricultural
College and Research Institute, Coimbatore formed an Association with head quarters
at Coimbatore and got the same recognised as Agriculture Upper-subordinates Association
on 08.08.1929. For effective functioning of the Association it was shifted to Chennai
in 1967. The General Body Meeting was held at Trichy during 1969 and a set of Officer
bearers were unanimously chosen.First State Level Conference was held at Nagapattinam in 1969
and second state conference was held at Dindigul in 1970 and the association prayed with
government for according gazetted status to entry level agricultural graduates.
Tamil Nadu Government recognising the stress in our prayer accorded gazetted status
on 18.10.1972. The association was renamed as Tamil Nadu Government Agricultural Graduates
Association (TAGA) and got recognised in 1973. The third state level conference was held at
Chennai in 1973. The 4th State Conference and Diamond Jubilee was celebrated during 1991 at Chennai.
The association felt the need for an office
at Chennai and a building was acquired in Sait Colony,
Egmore in 1975 and christened as “Velanmai Illam”.
The old building was demolished and a historical
3 storied building was constructed in 2005 and
named as “TAGA Tower”.
Tamil Nadu Agricultural Service Association i.e.,
TASA was merged with our TAGA in 2009.
In consequent to the restructure of the
Agriculture Department and merger of
TAGA and TASA necessary amendments were
made to the bye-law of our association.
Accordingly, all the Agricultural Graduates
joined directly as Agricultural Officers and
working in Tamil Nadu Government, Department of
Agriculture and Sister Department vis-a-vis Department
of Horticulture and Plantation Crops, Department of
Agricultural Marketing and Agri Business and the
Department of Seed Certification and Organic Certification.
From Agricultural Officer upto the level of Additional Director
of Agriculture shall be eligible to become the member of
the Association duly paying the subscription.