The name of the society shall be "The Indian Society of Human Genetics" hereinafter referred to as the society.
The registered office of the society shall be situated at Pune.
The Society shall consist of the following categories of members of the society:
Besides these four categories of members, the society may include a few outstanding personalities as its patrons. Another category of membership, namely (e) Corporate members may be introduced, if desirable.
The Society lays great emphasis on the idea that its members shall be active workers with some significant contributions to Human Genetics in any of its various aspects.
Any individual who possesses a postgraduate degree as stated under Art. IV (a) (ii), but has not already actively worked on Human Genetics (or related subjects) for a sufficient length of time (5 years) as under Art. IV (a) (i) may be eligible for a membership of this category.
Any person who is fully qualified for an Ordinary membership of the Society may be admitted as a Life member of the Society and in that case the person shall pay a lump sum as laid down in the bye-laws, in lieu of the annual fee payable every year.
Terms and conditions for this category of membership may be enunciated by the Society as and when such membership is introduced.
All government institutions or private bodies who do or support research in Human Genetics and related fields are eligible to be Corporate Members
There shall be following six categories of membership of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (herewith to be referred as ISHG) viz.:
The contribution to be paid by corporate members may be decided by General Body from time to time. Such applications will be accepted by the Executive Council at its meeting or by circulation among the members.
Corporate Members will be eligible for life Membership only.
Membership is open to resident Indians, non- resident Indians and eligible scientists from foreign countries
The rules and procedure for election will be the same as "Art. IV (Elections): As Amended on 31st March 2004." However, the only modification is all correspondence including "postal ballot" will be replaced with electronic communications, including "electronic ballot", as approved by the Executive Council and the General Body of the ISHG.
The Governing Council (henceforward referred to as "the Councilâ€Ÿ) shall be composed of
(1) the President, (2) the Vice-President, (3) the Secretary, (4) the Treasurer, (6) the immediate past President, if any, and (7) not more than eight member elected according to bye laws, and (8) not more than one co-opted member. The first Council, however, shall include all the Founder Members who are sufficiently qualified for Ordinary membership The Officers mentioned above and under official shall be elected as per rules laid down in the bye-laws. The Council shall manage the affairs of the Society solely and entirely with the highest authority vested in it by the members according to this Constitution of the Society.
The Governing Council (henceforward referred to as "the Council") shall be composed of eight members elected as per rules laid down in bye-laws. The Organizing Secretary for the Annual Conference of the Society for a particular year shall be an additional member of the council during his term.
The first Council, however, shall include all the Founder Member who are sufficiently qualified for Ordinary membership. The four Officers of the Society, namely, (I) the President (2) the Vice-President (3) the Secretary, and (4) the Treasurer shall be elected as per rules laid down in the Bye-laws among the members of the Council.
The immediate past President, if any, shall be an ex-office member of the council. The Council shall manage the affairs of the Society solely and entirely with the highest authority vested in it by the members according to this Constitution of Society.
The Executive Council shall consist of the following Office Bearers and Members:
The above office bearers and members will be elected by secret postal ballot once in two years from amongst Life and Annual Members.
Corporate Members are not entitled to contest for the EC.
In addition to the above elected members, the President and Secretary of the out-going EC will be EX-Officio members of the new EC provided they have not been elected to some other office.
Treasurer shall not disburse salary, honoraria to any person or incur any expenses without expressed sanction of the EC. Secretary will be Executive Officer of the Society and shall be responsible for
The Council is authorized to acquire funds on behalf of the Society chiefly through the following channels:
(Art. VI (7) is included as per decision of the General Body Meeting held in Calcutta on November 11, 1975).
The Indian Society of Human Genetics Headquarters will be located at a central place, having in its vicinity institutions engaged in research in Human Genetics that can ensure permanent space and infrastructure. The Honorary Executive Secretary will be appointed at the headquarters for looking after the some of the functional activities of the Society. The Executive Secretary will be nominated by the Executive Council (in consultation with the institutional head at the Head quarters) from amongst the Life members working at the headquarters of the Society for a period of four years so that the term of Executive Secretary overlaps with the term of Executive Council for continuity of the functional activities of the society. The Executive Secretary shall be responsible for:
Investments of the Society's funds at head quarters shall be jointly made by any two of the elected authorized signatories (President, Secretary, Treasurer and in absence of Secretary, the Joint Secretary) and the Executive Secretary.
The Interest/dividend etc. on Society's investments will be received by the Executive Secretary at headquarters and the amount so received shall be duly transferred to the Society's bank account operated by the elected Secretary/Treasurer.
The Executive Council will prepare a separate annual budget for the headquarters and provide that amount to the Society's bank account at the head quarters, which will be operated by Executive Secretary.
The Executive Secretary shall participate in every Annual General Body and Executive Council meeting of the Society. If required, the Executive Secretary may be paid travel expenses (normally limited to AC 2 Tier return fare) by the organizers of the Annual conference of Indian Society of Human Genetics for attending these meeting. No other honorarium shall be payable to the Executive Secretary.
The bank account of the society shall be operated jointly by any TWO of the following: President, Treasurer, and Secretary and in the absence of Secretary, the Joint Secretary. The persons to operate the account will be duly authorized by each Executive Council.
The Society shall count its year from the first of January to the next 31st December for all purposes.
The Society shall count its year from the 1st of April to the next 31st March for all purposes.
Ordinary member : Rs 25.00 per year
Associate member : Rs 15.00
Corporate member : Rs 200.00
Life member : Rs 250.00 (Lump sum payment in a single payment or in not more than five half-yearly instalments of not less than Rs 50/- each according to the choice of the member). The annual membership fee falls due on the first of January every year and should be paid off before 31 March of the same year. Otherwise, the members shall be in arrears.
Membership fees: The following rates of membership fees are fixed up for the various categories of members of the society. These rates can be modified as per rules set up for all kinds of amendments.
Associate member : Rs. 25.00 per year
Ordinary member : Rs. 40.00 per year
Life member : Rs 400.00 (in a single payment or in two half-yearly instalments of not less than Rs. 100.00 each according to the choice of the member)
The annual membership fee falls due on the first of January every year and Life membership fee instalments on the first of January and July. The dues should be paid off within 3 month of the due dates. Otherwise, the member shall be in arrears.
Membership fees: For the present he following rates of annual membership fee are fixed up for the various categories of members of the society. These rates can be modified as per rules set up for all kinds of amendments.
Associate member : Rs. 40/- per year
Ordinary member : Rs. 80/- per year
Life member : Rs. 800/- (in a single lump sum payment)
Corporate member : Rs. 10,000/- for five years.
Membership fees: For the present the following rates of annual membership fees are fixed for the various categories of members of the society. These rates can be modified as per rules set up for all kinds of amendments
Life Member: Rs. 1500/-, to be paid in one instalment or not more than 2 instalments during one financial year ending March 31.
Annual Member: Rs. 200/-, for each financial year ending March 31.
Associate/ Student Member: Rs. 100/-, for each financial year ending March 31.
Corporate Member: Rs. 20,000/-, payable in not more than four instalments within one financial year ending March 31.
Sessional Member: Rs. 100/-, for the particular scientific meeting organized By the Society.
Life Member : US$ 200.00, payable in one financial year Annual Member : US$ 20.00 per financial year Membership Defined: A member of the Society can be Honorary, Life, Annual, Associate/Student and Corporate Member. No person will be entitled to vote if he (is) in arrears for the year. Members who would have been in arrears for a period more than two years will loose membership and will have to pay admission fee to renew membership.
6. Cessation and Termination of membership: The Treasurer of the society shall send not more than two reminders by Registered post, at an interval of not more than one month, to any member whose subscription is in arrears. Two such reminders will be considered as adequate notices, and if the subscription is not received within two months from the date of dispatch of the last notice, the member shall cease to be a member of the Society, after the Governing Council resolves to that effect.
7. Admission fee: A new entrant to membership of the Society (Ordinary, Life and Associate) shall pay an admission fee of Rs. 10.00 in addition to the first annual membership fee. A member whose membership was terminated on any account shall also pay the admission fee of Rs. 10.00 if and when his/her readmission is allowed along with other dues. If any.
A new entrant to membership of the society (ordinary, Life, Associate) shall pay an addition fee of Rs. 10/- in addition to the first annual membership fee. The admission fee for Corporate membership is Rs. 100/-. A member whose membership was terminated on any account shall also pay the admission fee if and when his/her readmission is allowed along with the other dues, if any.
All new members, other than Sessional Members shall pay a sum of Rs. 20.00 as Admission Fee in addition to the Membership subscription. The admission fee for Corporate membership is Rs. 200/- and for non-resident Indians and foreign nationals it is US$ 5. Those, whose membership was discontinued due to non- payment of subscription for two consecutive years, shall pay the Admission Fee when seeking fresh membership.