Constitution

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The newspaper was once the dominant one. But, today conditions are different. Just as print media dominated the field of electronic media, so too has the growing popularity of electronic media with the ever-expanding web media.

Similarly, West Bengal records that in 1922, the country’s premier publishing house was, by then accounts.

The main objective of the journalism profession is to support the welfare of members who support and support various forms of journalism and work to increase their status.

The main objective is to promote mutual cooperation among journalists, foster a sense of understanding, promote professional conduct, integrity and highest standards.

Another goal is to improve the working conditions of journalists, especially salary, tenure, service conditions, and the prevention of socially unrelated automation, to protect and promote their interests in general, to assist members in need of employment, social and cultural activities.

The year 1922. At that time Calcutta was one of the main Newspaper centres of India. Burma (now Myanmar) and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) were broadly parts of this great country.

The Association took up action-oriented programme to protest against the Government restrictions of the Press, One-day strike in Newspapers on 30.09.1931 on the same issue, Wage fixation and list of Holidays, Seminar on journalism, Campaign for communal harmony, Move to amend Sedition act, Encourage other provinces to form journalists associations, take initiatives to establish Press Clubs etc.

The founding conference decided to open the door of the Association for the mainly Moffusil Journalists.

The Association felt that journalism should be a subject of teaching in the Indian Universities. A delegation of the Association met People representatives. He took positive interest in the matter.

The Association further gave a call to the public to boycott these newspapers who supported the black Press Ordinance.

The Association started its journey chiefly as a professional body. At the same time it tried for wage fixation, monthly payment of Wages and leave rule which were non-existent at that time of the newspaper industry.

N.A.R.A. is the eldest brother of the family many provincial Associations. Not only that, the Association always played a leading role in all the professional and economic issues concerning the lives of journalists in Telugu States as well as of the National stage.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

4.ELIGIBILITY TO BECOME MEMBER OF ASSOCIATION:

a) All the members who are working in field of journalism (Print Media/Electronic Media) aged above 18 years and abides by all the Aims, Objects and Rules Of the Association is provisionally approved by the Executive Body shall be enrolled as members.

b)Membership admission fee shall be Rs.200/-.

c)Every member of the association shall pay a subscription of Rs.200/- per year. It will be

open to the General body of the association to revise the rate of subscription according to the financial position of the Association.

d)After 31st December the membership ceases and the membership fee shall be paid within one month from the date of on which it ceases, i.e., the membership for the ensuing year shall be renewed only on payment of membership fee fixed for the year and every member shall obtain a receipt from the authorized person of the association as otherwise the membership ceases automatically form the date of 1st February of that year and no notice in this respect will be given.

e)A person may be admitted by the committee as a member on receipt of an application on a prescribed application form.

f)Persons who were sentenced with any punishment by any court of law on corruption charges launched by the Government are not eligible to become members of the association.

g)The association shall maintain a roll of members and the name of every member shall be

entered in to the register stating therein his name address and occupation.

h) We can appoint the persons in all category and sectors for Committees & Sub-Committees.

5.TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP:

a). If the member resigns/ on death, becomes of unsound minded, becomes insolvent

b)If he does not attend two general body meetings of the association without intimating the General Secretary.

c)If the member does not pay the required membership fee.

d)If the member does not actively involved in the services or works against the aims

and Objectives of the Association.

e) Membership will be terminated through a resolution in a General Body Meeting with necessary majority.

f)The President had a right to terminate the members of above rules.

g)In case of Absence of president General Secretary can lead with above powers.

6. FUNCTIONS OF THE GENERAL BODY:

a).The members of the General Body shall elect the Executive Committee and shall also fill up the vacancies that arise in the executive committee through election/President.

b). The General Body is vested with absolute power of admission of New Journalists as members or refusal of admission to any person to become member of the Association without assigning any reason what so ever.

c). The General Body is vested with absolute power of accepting on denying the resignations submitted by the members of the committee.

d). The general body shall the budget estimates and also the income and expenditure statements for the succeeding or ensuing year and pass the same.

e). The general body shall consider the Financial Statements and Administrative Reports of the committee for the preceding or past year and pass the same.

f). The general body shall appoint auditors for the purpose of inspection of the income and expenditure position of the committee.

g). The general body decide about the new programmers that are to be conducted by the executive body of the committee.

h). The general body shall be convened by the President on the requisition made by 2/3 of the total General Body members. The requisition shall specify the agenda of the meeting to be discussed. Such requisition meeting shall be convened within 15 days from the date of receipt of the requisitions.

i). The General Body meeting will be held in the month of April every year.

j). It elects the Executive Committee once in Two years.

7. FUNCTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE BODY:

1). The Executive Committee shall consists (7) members.

2)The quorum for the Executive Body meeting shall be 2/3rd of the members on roll.

3)The Executive Body and President shall have the power of appointing sub-committees etc., as it may seems necessary and may delegate to them such powers and duties as it may think proper. The Sub-committees shall report their progress to the Executive Body.

4)The Executive Body shall be elected from the General Body in the month of APRIL.

5)The first Executive Committee of the association will continue in the office Bearers for

Two years from the date of registration. Thereafter the General Body of the association shall elect the Executive Committee for every Two years.

8.POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE BODY:

The Executive Body consisting of (7Members) A) PRESIDENT (B) GENERAL SECRETARY (1)

C) SECRETARY (1) D) JOINT SECRETARY (1) E) TREASURER and remaining (2) E.C Members shall manage the affairs of the Association.

A. PRESIDENT:

He is the Chief Functioning Authority and contact person for all purposes of the organization activities. He presides over all the meetings of the both General Body and Executive Body. He can cast his vote in the position of tie. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the association. He can have full powers to run the administration of the association and to supervise its affairs as follows.

a)He is the sole authority to supervise the activities of association. If he finds any wrong in the administration level, he has right to take action against staff.

b)If any member is found against the objectives and principles of the Association, he has the power to remove such member or members. If any dispute and discussion arises, the decision of the President is final and binding.

c)He got power to admit or dismiss members or Personnel with the majority of Executive Body’s decision.

d)He shall operate Bank Account (s) jointly with General Secretary of the Association.

e)He shall raise the funds through grants, loans, subsidies, donations, contributions, memberships etc., either from the individuals, organizations, banks, financial institutions or also from government agencies (statutory bodies).

f)He can Appoint the Committees to promote the success of Association.

g)The chairman have power to spend amount of Rs.10,000/– (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) for any emergency work of the organization without prior permission of the Governing Body.

h)He can appoint the Honorable President to the Committees

i)He can enlarge the post & designations for the sake of Association

B. GENERAL SECRETARY:

He is the Custodian to all records relating to the Association and corresponds on behalf of the association. He shall carry on all correspondence of the association. He has to take on records of all minutes of the Association to convene both the Bodies of the Association with the permission of the President. He is the Chief Executive and also acts as a liaison officer between the association and other supporting agencies. He shall be the in charge of the policy and programmes decided by the Governing Body including presentations of evaluation, report at every meeting of the Governing Body. He guides the treasurer in preparing the budget and expenditure statement to place before the General Body for its approval. Prepare the annual report of each year, obtain the approval of the Governing body there to and submit it to the general body at its annual meeting together with the audited statement of accounts. Keep on amount of Rs.1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) with him for any contingent expenses.

General Secretary shall assist the President in discharging his duties, functions in the absence of the President. General Secretary shall perform all the duties of the President during his absence and perform any other duties assigned from time to time. He shall become the President for the unexpired term if the President leaves the association. General Secretary shall act as a public relations officer and take charge of fund raising and help the treasurer as needed. When the President is unavailable, governing body meeting can be conducted having with the General Secretary as the presiding officer to discuss the time sensitive matters of the association. The General Secretary shall serve in additional capacities at the discretion of the President and/or Governing Body and by position description. He Shall be a member of all the committees of the association and co-ordinate the activities of these committees. He can govern Secretary, Treasurer & Exc.Member. He can lead over Committees and Sub Committees with the permission of President.

C. SECRETARY:

He has to do the work as entrusted by the Executive Body. He has to assist the General Secretary in discharging his duties in his absence he can perform the duties of the General Secretary. The Secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the members and of the Executive Body required by the Bye-laws to be given. He shall keep the seal of the Association in safe custody. He shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Body or the Bye- laws. The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the principal executive office or such other place as the Executive Body may direct, a book of minutes of all meetings and actions of the Executive Body and committees of Members, with the time and place of holding, whether regular or special, and if special, who authorized, the notice given, the names of those present at such meetings, and the proceedings of such meetings. Maintain various records and registers of the association and of the proceedings of all the meetings and within 15 days, forward copies of the minutes of the same to all the members as the case may be.

D. JOINT SECRETARY:

Joint Secretaries has to do the works as entrusted by the Executive Body. They has to assist the Secretary in discharging his duties in the absence of the Secretary; they can perform the duties of the Secretary.

ETREASURER:

He is the responsible member of all the financial transactions relating to the Association. He has to maintain accounts properly along with the vouchers. He has to prepare the budget and expenditure statement of the Association with the guidance of the General Secretary. The Treasurer shall have power to collect membership fee, subscriptions, donations and such other moneys as may be, due to the organization and deposit the same in the Bank Account of the association. Keep accounts of income and expenditure and place them before the Governing body at its meeting. The Treasurer has to invest funds of the organization in fixed deposits or saving deposits in the Bank as decided by the Governing Body from time to time.

9.ELECTIONS:

The final electoral roll shall be prepared and published on the Notice Board of the organization 10 (ten) days before the actual date of nomination filing. The preparation and the publication under this rule shall made by the President with the help of the General Secretary. No member shall be entitled to vote unless his name appears in the final electoral roll of the organization prepared for the purpose. In case of contest, election of the office – bearers and other members of the Executive Committee shall by ballot from among the candidates nominated at the meeting for election. President can cast his vote in case of tie.

After the close of the polling, the results shall be announced either on the same day or at any time or other time as may be fixed by the Returning Officer and the persons elected will have to take office without fail.

10.QUORUM FOR THE MEETING

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING:

The annual General Body meeting of the organization shall be held on 15th day of April in every year and the quorum for the General Body shall be 2/3rd of the Members on rolls. Exactly persons present personally and also entitled to vote, whichever is less.

EXECUTIVE BODY MEETING:

The Executive Body shall consist of not less than 5 members. The quorum of the Executive Body shall be 2/3rd of the members on rolls.

11. FUNDS:

The funds shall be spent only for the attainment of the objects of the Association and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly to any of the members through any means. The funds of the society shall consist of the following. Membership fee (general and project memberships) and subscriptions.

a)Donations, sponsorships and contributions

b)Grants by the Central and State Governments or abroad agencies.

c)Loans, subsidies and other borrowings from banks and such other financial Institutions with the approval of the General Body.

12.FINANCIAL YEAR OF THE SOCIETY:

The financial year of the Association will be from 1st April to 31st March of the succeeding year. The accounts of the Association will be audited by an auditor appointed by the General Secretary with the permission of the President/Executive Body.

13. UTILISATION OF FUNDS:

The funds collected if necessary shall be deposited in National Bank authorized by the Governing Body in the name of the Association. The surplus funds of the Association shall be Invested in accordance with the provisions of section 13(1)(d), RWS 11(5) of Income Tax Act 1961 and which is registered under 12 A of the IT Act of 1961.

14. THE IRREVOCABLE OF TITLE:

The Title or Name of the Association formed by us i.e., “NATIONAL ACTIVE REPORTERS ASSOCIATION (NARA)” HYDERABAD is Irrevocable.

15. FUNDS DISTRIBUTION:

The income or funds of the Association rules shall be solely utilized for furtherance of the objective of the Association. And no part of it shall be distributed among the members.

16. TRANSFER OF FUNDS:

The Association dissolves the remaining funds of the Association shall be transferred to another Association having similar objectives and registered with commissioner of the Income Tax U/S 12 A and U/S 80 G of the Income Tax.

17. EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS OR BENEFITS:

The Funds or benefits of the Association are open to all equally, irrespective of Cast/ Community/Religion.

18. EXTENT OF ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE:

The activities of the Association shall be within India only.

19. QUORUM:

a). Quorum for the General Body shall be 2/3rd of the members on roll.

b).Quorum for the Executive Body shall be 2/3rd of the members on roll.

20.PROPERTIES:

The properties shall be vested in the name of the Association and represented by the President of the Association on behalf of the Executive Committee.

21. SUITS:

The Association shall sue and be sued in the name of the Executive Committee.

22. COMPLAINTS:

Any complaint or suggestion which any member desires to make, may be entered by her/him in the book kept for the purpose in the premises of the association. All such complaints and suggestions shall be considered by the committee and the committees’

decision may be communicated to the individual member concerned. However, any matter involving major questions shall be referred to the General Body.

23. DISPUTES

If any dispute arises in the Society, it has to be solved internally. If the dispute not solved internally, the President has to take initiative and solve the dispute with the majority Members’ opinion. But the dispute should not be taken to the court under any circumstances.

24. AMENDMENTS:

No amendment or alteration shall be made in the purpose of the society unless it is voted by 2/3rd of its members present at a special General Body meeting convened for the purpose and confirmed by 2/3rd of the members present at the second special meeting after one month as provided for under the Societies Registration Act 35 of 2001.

25. WINDING UP:

If at any time under any circumstances this Association has to be liquidated, all the properties of movable of the Association shall be transferred to another Association having the same or similar objects or to the Government of State or Central with 3/5th members of General Body consent after full satisfaction of the liabilities as on the date of transfer.

In the event of dissolution of the Association, the funds remaining after the discharge of all the Liabilities shall be transferred to another Association having similar objects and registered with the Commissioner of Income Tax u/s 12.A and u/s 80G of the Income Tax.

We the undersigned hereby certify that this is the correct copy of the Memorandum of Association & Rules and Regulations of the “NATIONAL ACTIVE REPORTERS ASSOCIATION (NARA)”.