The twentieth Research advisory Committee meeting of ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana was conducted with the newly formed committee held during 10-11 April 2019 under the Chairmanship of Dr.V.A.Parthasarathy,Retd .Director, ICAR-IISR Calicut and the following members participated in the meeting : Dr.W.S.Dhillon , ADG (Hort.Science), ICAR New Delhi Dr.S.Uma , Director, ICAR-NRCB, Tiruchirapalli, Dr.K.V.Bhat, Emeritus Scientist ,ICAR- NBPGR, New Delhi, Dr.P.Chandran , Principal Scientist & Head , NBSS-LUP Nagpur , Dr.Rema Menon, Retd.Prof. & Head, KAU, Thrissur and Dr. S.C.Dubey , Head Quarantine, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi , Non-official members Mr.MN Vaidyanathan, Mr.K.Rajendran , Dr.B.Padmanaban , Member Secretary , RAC and all the scientists of ICAR participated . The team visited the Farm and laboratories of the institute prior to the meeting to take stock of the available infrastructure and the on-going work in the field and laboratory. Dr.S.Uma, Director, ICAR-NRCB, welcomed the gathering and presented the salient achievements of the centre and Dr. Dr.B.Padmanaban , Member Secretary , RAC presented the ATR of the 19th RAC meeting. The work carried out during 2018-19 under different divisions covering the mega projects of Crop Improvement, Crop Production, and Crop Protection, Post Harvest Technology were presented by the identified lead presenters and the necessary details sought by the team was answered by the respective scientists of the centre. The recommendations made by the team was prepared and submitted to SMD for approval. The meeting came to a close with the vote of thanks by the Member Secretary, RAC.