INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL SOCIETY OF INDIA (Articles of Association)
1. NAME OF THE SOCIETY The name of the Society shall be International Goodwill Society of India hereinafter called "The Society". It may be referred to in its abbreviated form as IGSI.
2. REGISTERED OFFICE The Registered office of the Society is 907, Colonel's Enclave, Delhi Road, Roorkee, Haridwar eg. It might however be shifted to any place in India as and when the Society so resolves.
3. FIELD OF ACTIVITY The field of activity of the Society shall be the whole of India. It may also open its branches in foreign countries.
4. OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES The objects for which the Society is established are :- (a) The basic object of the Society is to mobilise human mind against the nuclear menace and every thing that lessens our humaneness; (b) To make efforts for the achievement of national integration based on true patriotism and one nation theory; (c) To foster peace and understanding amongst the nations of the world and to build India's image abroad through organising goodwill missions of its members to various countries with a view to preaching the eternal values of India's cultural and spiritual heritage as enriched by her ancient saints, philosophers and modern thinkers; (d) To invite members to write lectures and articles on the life and teachings of peace-loving and spiritual doyens and philosophers of India in particular and the world in general and to edit and publish them in the form of periodicals and books for sale and publicity both in India and abroad; (e) To organize lectures, seminars, symposia and conferences on the significance of India's cultural and spiritual heritage in the present-day world torn with strife and distrust and to hold periodical conventions and to discuss and resolve things of global peace and goodwill; (f) To publish annual souvenir on relevant topics of national or international interest containing articles from members and eminent thinkers; (g) To produce plays and documentaries in furtherance of the objectives of the Society for exhibition in India and abroad; (h) To institute an annual international Award in the everlasting memory of (Late) Justice Nagendra Singh to the best promoter of world peace and goodwill during the year; INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL SOCIETY OF INDIA (Articles of Association) THE CONSTITUTION 26 (i) To run charitable projects for the general welfare of mankind as well as for socially and financially deprived sections of society. (j) To riase resources to achieve the objectives of the Society by way of fee, subscriptions, contributions, gifts, legacies, donations or grant in cash, kind or property from any person including, government, companies, corporations and other bodies corporate for the sake of which the Society may issue appeals, hold fetes, organize raffles, charity entertainments, procure advertisements etc. All such amounts and properties so raised or received shall form the corpus of the Society whether kept in one general fund or in several funds earmarked for specific purpose; (k) To appoint, hire, discharge or terminate the services of such employees as may be deemed necessary from time to time and (l) to do all other lawful things and acts which the Society may consider incidental or conducive to the attainment of any one or more of the objectives of the Society.
5. MEMBERSHIP Any person who is a graduate in any discipline, above the age of eighteen years belonging to any caste, creed colour or community and who accepts the aims and objectives of the Society as provided in the Constitution may become a Life Member of the Society on a payment of Rs. 2000, approved by the central president, only in a single instalment. Any graduate may also be member if he/she is of a cadre of high repute. There will be no ordinary or annual membership in the society. However, persons of repute or standing may be made Honorary Members subjects to the approval of the Central President. All applications for membership must be proposed and recommended by the President and Secretary of the Local Chapter concerned or by an existing member of the Central Executive Committee or by a Converner of a Local Chapter duly appointed by the Central President. Such applications for membeership must be forwarded immediately to the Secretary-General for registration along with the membership fee.
6. TERMINATION AND REMOVEL FROM MEMBERSHIP The membership of a member of the Society will stand terminated if the member is punished by any court of law for any unlawful act involving moral turpitude or goes bankrupt or becomes mentally unsound. The membership of the Society can be terminated by the Central Executive Committee, if a member violates the constitution or act in a way that is detrimental to the interest of the Society.
7. ORGANS OF THE SOCIETY The Society will consist of three bodies with specific duties, powers and responsibilities, viz. (a) General Body, (b) Central Executive Committee (CEC) and (c) Permanent Executive Council (PEC). 8. GENERAL BODY
(a) Formation of General Body The General Body of the Society shall consist of all such members as are enrolled and valid subject to clause 5 of this Constitution.
(b) Meetings-extraordinary and ordinary The General Body shall ordinarily meet once in a year to transact its business on the occasion of the National Convention of the Society and may also meet for some extra ordinary or emergent purpose any time during the year, if the Central President so approves.
(c) Notice Except in special or emergent situation, a notice of not less than 15 days shall be given for a meeting of the General Body or the National Convention.
Fifty one members present shall form a quorum at a meeting of the General Body. All questions arising at any meeting of the General Body shall be decided unanimously or by a majority vote. If however, a meeting some times falls short of the quorum, the Central President may adjoum it for thirty minutes and there after may meet again, quorum as required is complete.
(e) Duties of the General Body The General Body shall exercise the following powers: (i) Elect ten members for the Central Executive Committee from amongst the members of the General Body present. On the occasion of the National Convention for a term till next Convention is held Absentees will not be elected. (ii) Approval of the annual statement of income and expenditure of the Society duly audited by the Chartered Accountant. (iii) Discussing and passing the Central annual budget to be presented by the secretary General. (iv) Suggest amendment, if any, to the Constitution of the Society for the consideration and approval of the PEC. 9. CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (a) Formation of CEC The Central Executive committee shall consist of the following members : (i) All the eleven members of the Permanent Executive Council; (ii) All Central Office-bearers i.e., the Central President, Central Vice-Presidents (not exceeding three), the Secretary-General, Jt. Secretary-Generals (not exceeding three) and the Central Treasurer; (iii) All Ex-Central Presidents and Secretary-Generals if any. (iv) All local District Chapter Presidents and Secretaries of Valid Chapters 28 (v) All valid Conveners of the Proposed Chapters will be appointed by the Central President for a specific term of six months and (vi) Ten members elected by the members of the General Body present in a National convention for a term from the Convention to the next Convention.
(b) Meetings The CEC shall ordinarily meet once in three months to transact its business. It may however meet on more occasions also for some special or emergent business, if the Central President so approves.
(c) Notice Except in special or emergent situations a notice of not less than 15 days shall be given for a meeting of the CEC.
(d) Quorum Fifteen members shall form a quorum at a meeting of the CEC. If the required quorum is not attained, the meeting will be adjoumed for half an hour and will meet again. No quorum will be required now. All questions arising at any meeting of the CEC shall be decided unanimously or by a majority vote. In case of a tie, the Central President shall exercise his casting vote to decide the issue.
(e) Filling up of a vacancy If there falls a vacancy in the CEC due to resignation, termination, removal or any other reason, it may be filled up for the remaining term of the vacating person by the Central President on the recommendation of the Secretary-General.
(f) Duties of the Central Executive Committee (i) To take all necessary steps to give practical shape to the objectives of the Society. (ii) To approve the annual central budget for presentation of the same before the General Body for its ultimate discussion and approval. (iii) To resolve the implementation of any project beyond the annual budget in interest of the Society. (iv) To remove or terminate any member from the membership of the Society for any act mentioned in clause 6 of the Constitution.
10. PERMANENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
(a) Formation The Permanent Executive Council will initially consist of the remaining members of the first permanent executive as mentioned in clause (5) of the Memorandum of Association as well as such members as have been co-opted unanimously or by majority by the PEC, so as not to exceed the total strength of eleven members at any time.