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HERNIA SOCIETY OF INDIA (HSI)
(NATIONAL CHAPTER OF ASIA PACIFIC HERNIA
Society shall be known as the "Hernia Society of India (HSI) - National Chapter
of Asia Pacific Hernia Society" hereinafter referred to as the "Society".|
registered office of the Society shall be situated in Delhi. The Society will
be registered in Delhi.|
Honorary Secretary of the office will function
from his place and will shift when the new Secretary is elected.
Treasurer office will be situated in Delhi and will shift when a new Hony. Treasurer
Accounting year for Income Tax purpose will be from 1st April
of the year to 31st March of the following year.
place of business shall be at "Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery,Max Healthcare Institute,New Delhi (India)". The Society shall carry out its
activities from New Delhi.
Founding Members, who credited and approved these bylaws:|
Chowbey (New Delhi), Dr. H G Doctor (Mumbai), Dr. T E Udwadia
(Mumbai) , Dr. V N Shrikhande (Mumbai), Dr. Rajesh Khullar (New
Delhi), Dr. A K Kriplani (New Delhi), Dr. Prasanna K Reddy (Chennai),
Dr. K Ravindranath (Hyderabad), Dr. Kuldip Singh (Ludhiana),
Dr. M G Bhat (Bangalore), Dr. S K Bhansali (Mumbai),
Praveen Bhatia (New Delhi), Dr. John Thanakumar (Coimbatore), Dr.
J B Agarwal (Mumbai),
Dr. Jyotsna Kulkarni (Pune), Dr. Om Tantia
(Kolkatta), Dr. K N Srivastava (New Delhi), Dr. S Ashok (Chennai),
Dr. R Ardhanari (Madurai), Dr. H Ramesh (Cochin), Dr. M
object of the Society shall be to promote and advance the teaching and research
in hernia surgery in India and the Indian subcontinent. The Society may :
and advance the study and practice of hernia surgery.
exchange of views amongst surgeons who will be the members of this Society.
- Encourage scientific
research and experimental work.
conferences, seminars, symposium, workshops etc. for the spread of knowledge and
information on hernia surgery.
continuing educational programmes for post graduate students and practicing surgeons
- Organize Zonal,
National and International conferences, academic activities and workshops at regular
intervals, with the help of experienced faculty members from India as well as
abroad and by involving corporate members.
Organize exhibitions of surgical and allied equipment and instruments which are
required for hernia surgery.
Organize printing of appropriate literature undertake making of video cassettes
or CDs to disseminate information on this subject.
Awards certificates of attendance and participation at the end of training workshops.
To grant out of funds of society, scholarships, prizes and awards to the members
of this society and academicians for furtherance of aims and objects of endohernia
The Society may make byelaws, rules, regulations and guidelines of the society
for its smooth running. The Society is authorized to delete, change or add bye-laws,
rules, regulations or guidelines when required.
President and Hony. Secretary will manage the activities of the Society on day
to day basis with its framework.
of the Society shall be in three categories:
Honorary Member would have made outstanding contributions to the progress of hernia
surgery in the Indian subcontinent or be a worldwide person of distinction.
The Executive Committee may confer an Honorary Membership to any person who, in
the opinion of the Committee, has rendered valuable services to the Society.
- Prior to granting
Honorary Membership, the Executive Committee members shall first propose the name
of the person at the Executive Committee Meeting, and upon the said Meeting accepting
the proposal, the said Honorary Membership may be bestowed.
Life Members also will be eligible to propose any person suitable for Honorary
Membership to the Executive Committee for its consideration.
Honorary Members shall not be required to pay any Entrance Fee or Subscription
Members shall have no voting rights and shall not be eligible to hold office in
the Executive Committee or to participate in the management of the Society.
Members may be elected by application from qualified specialists who are involved
in the hernia surgery certified by a National Board or Medical Council of India.
applicant shall be proposed by one Life Member and seconded by another Life Member.
The application should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.
The Executive Committee will decide on the application for Life Membership by
a simple majority vote.
Life Members are eligible to vote at General Body Meetings and hold office in
the Executive Committee.
Life Members will not be eligible for Hony. Membership.
should be a life member for three years before becoming eligible for Executive
Members may be elected by application from companies with an interest in practice
of hernia surgery.
The Executive Committee will decide on the application for Corporate Membership
by a simple majority vote.
The Corporate member should have active participation in a business or industry
that manufactures, distributes or services equipments, material or supplied required
for or related to the practice of hernia surgery.
The Corporate member will actively participate for publication of educational
or scientific information pertaining to the practice of hernia surgery.
The Corporate member shall actively participate and support medical research and
education in hernia surgery.
Each Corporate Member shall be represented by one nominee from the said Company.
Members are eligible to attend and vote at General Body Meetings
Life Membership fee shall be Rs. 1000/- for Life Members. The Life Membership
Fee for Corporate Members shall be Rs. 1,00,000/-. The Life Membership of Members
and Corporate Members may be subjected to review by the Executive Committee at
regular intervals and approved at the General Body meeting. Adoption of subscription
changes will be by a simple majority vote at general Body Meeting. The members
will be promoted to become a Life Member of APHS also by sending the form and
membership fee of US$ 100.00 to the office.|
A Life Member may be terminated by the Executive Committee if it deems that:
Termination of a Corporate Membership shall only be decided at General Body Meeting
by a majority of members present.
Member has been convicted of professional misconduct.
- A Member conducts
himself in writing, speech or behavior in a manner that in the view of the Committee
is prejudicial or injurious to the reputation or good standing of the Society.
BODY MEETING TOP
The management of the Society is vested in Executive Committee which will
hold a General Body Meeting of the members presided over by the President.
(b) The General Body
Meeting shall be held at least once a year during the national congress.
The Honorary Secretary shall be responsible for arrangement of the General Body
meeting. The agenda for the meeting shall be circulated at least eight weeks before
the date of the meeting. The following points, among others, will be considered
at the General Body meeting:
annual report by the Honorary Secretary
The previous financial year's account by the Hony. Treasurer
Where applicable, the election of office-bearers, Internal and External Auditors
for the following term
Decision on the venues of the future Congresses, Workshops and Zonal meetings
- Matters concerning
Any member who wishes to place an item on the agenda of a General Body Meeting
may do so provided he gives notice to the Honorary Secretary four weeks before
the meeting is due to be held.
At least one-third of the total voting membership present at a General Body Meeting
shall form a quorum. Proxies shall not be constituted as part of the quorum.
In the event of there being no quorum at the commencement of a General Body
Meeting, the meeting shall be adjourned for half an hour and should the number
then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present shall be considered
a quorum, but they shall have no power to amend any of the existing Constitution.
AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE|
The administration of the Society shall be entrusted to an Executive Committee
consisting of the following to be elected by a process of election: the President,
the Past-President, the President Elect., Honorary Secretary, Zonal Vice President
(one from each zone), Honorary Treasurer and 15 Executive Committee Members (three
from each zone), who are Life Members. |
All office bearers except the Past President shall be elected by a process of
election where all members will vote. The term of office bearer will be as follows:-
years only and not eligible again|
years term, eligible for 2 terms|
years term, eligible for 2 terms|
Vice President ||--||2
years term, eligible for 2 terms|
years term, eligible for 2 terms|
(c) The Executive Committee is for two years. Executive Committee Member
s may be re-elected to the same or other position after a gap of two years.
(d) All Executive
members preferably should be Life member of APHS also.
Election will be subject to the agreement of the majority of the voting members
present by a secret ballot (postal).
The Executive Committee may co-opt into the Executive Committee not more than
2 members who, in their opinion, may be useful in the management of the Society.
Co-opted members will have no voting right in the executive committee meetings.
All the Past-Presidents after they complete there term of two years will be Trustees
who will support, review and propose to the Executive Committee office new proposal
coming from Members. This number shall not be more than five. On addition of the
sixth member, the first will automatically retire.
The Executive Committee shall meet at least once a year and at such times as deemed
necessary by the President for the conduct of the Society's business. Notice of
the meeting shall not be less than eight weeks.
Any member of the Executive Committee absenting himself from three meetings consecutively
without satisfactory explanations shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the Executive
Committee and a successor may be co-opted by the Executive Committee to serve
until the next General Body Meeting.
The Executive Committee would nominate, delegate and appoint representatives
to international conferences, congresses and meetings.
The Executive Committee may raise at any time, in any form or manner, and for
any amount, for the purposes of the Society, any sums of money in such manner
as they think fit. However, the Executive Committee shall not incur any liability
or otherwise, on behalf of its members, beyond the net asset value of the Society.
The Executive Committee may appoint any member of the Society as a member of a
sub-committee as may be deemed necessary for the management of the Society and
confer to him such powers and duties as the Executive Committee may decide.
The Executive Committee may at its discretion, issue statements to the press or
grant interviews on matters pertaining to the Society. No individual member of
the Society shall, except with the approval of the Executive Committee, release
statements or grant interviews on behalf of the Society.
The Executive Committee shall be responsible to convene General Body Meetings
as the circumstances deem necessary and in compliance with the other provisions
of this Constitution.
The duties of the Executive Committee are to organize and supervise the daily
activities of the Society and to make decisions on matters affecting its running
when the General Body Meeting is not sitting. It may not act contrary to the expressed
wishes of the General Body Meeting without prior reference to it and must always
remain subordinate to the General Body Meetings.
Decisions within the Executive Committee at all meetings should be by a simple
majority. In the event of a tie, the President will have the casting vote.
The Executive Committee of the Society would raise funds from sponsorship by companies
in the medical field or other charitable organizations.
The Organizing Committee of the Annual Meeting will deposit all the savings
to the parent body of HSI.
The first Executive committee may work as adhoc committee for 5 years to establish
the society and then elections to be held for selections of executives.
OF OFFICE BEARERS
President shall preside at all General Body and Executive Committee Meetings.
He shall represent the Society in its dealings with outside persons or organizations
and represent HSI (National Chapter) in all meetings of the parent body of APHS.
- The President
shall regulate the proceedings of the meetings and conferences.
He shall overlook all the activities of HSI and supervise and help in implementation
of all decisions and resolutions passed in Executive Committee and General Body
The President shall have a casting vote in addition to his own vote in the event
of a tie.
Past President will remain as an ex-officio member of the incoming Executive Committee
for two years.
President-Elect shall act on behalf of the President in his absence.
He will be the Election officer and will conduct when due.
He will work in coordination with President, Hony. Secretary and Hony. Treasurer
towards all administration and scientific activities.
Honorary Secretary shall be in-charge of the office of HSI to conduct all correspondence,
organize, arrange and convene meetings under direction of the President.
- He will prepare
and circulate Agenda for Executive Committee ad General Body Meetings after consultation
with the President and the office Bearers.
He shall as far as possible attend all the meetings of the Executive Committee
and General Body and keep correct minutes of all proceedings. Minutes will be
circulated within 4 weeks of Executive Committee Members Meetings.
The Honorary Secretary shall be an ex-officio member of all sub committees along
with the President and the President-Elect.
The Honorary Secretary shall present a full report of activities of HSI for 1
year at the General Body Meeting.
He shall also receives and scrutinize the application of newly enrolled life member.
He will see the decisions and resolutions passed in Executive Committee Meetings
and General Body Meetings are implemented.
He shall correspond and communicate with members regularly and update them with
the activities of the society.
He shall represent the Society in its dealings with outside persons or organizations
and represent his (National Chapter) in all meetings of the parent body of APHS
along with the President.
He will seek guidance of the President and President Elecf. for functioning of
Zonal Vice President shall assist in general administration of the society and
undertake any other administrative or scientific activity in his zone as and when
requested by the Hony. Secretary or as discussed in the Executive Committee Meeting.
- He shall
organize at least one zonal meeting every year along with the zonal executive
member of the respective zone for development of Hernia surgery in his zone.
Hony. Treasurer shall be a Life Member.
He will receive all subscriptions from memberships and earnings of Zonal and National
Conferences, donations and deposit them immediately in the authorized bank.
- He will open
an account in the Nationalized Bank only.
He will issue receipts for the amount received and obtain receipts for the amounts
He will be responsible for keeping proper accounts, get them audited in time and
send them to all members before Annual conference.
He will submit unaudtied statement of accounts to the Executive Committee at each
He will jointly operate the account along with the President and/or Honorary Secretary.
- He will disburse
amounts for Zonal and National conferences and for other scientific and administrative
activities, awards and scholarships as passed in the Executive Committee.
- He will invest
the Society money only in the Fixed Deposit schemes in Nationalized banks.
Executive Committee Member shall assist in the general administration of the Society
and contribute to the management of the Society along with the Zonal Vice President
and organize Scientific activities in their zone.
He should attend all Executive committee meetings, Zonal and National conferences.
- He should
help in training young surgeons in the field of hernia surgery in his respective
The Past-President will be inducted as a Trustee of the Society after approval
from the Executive Committee Members during the meeting at the end of his term
of two years.
The Founder President of APHS will be the first Trustee of HSI or the Executive
Committee may nominate the first Trustee of HSI.
trustees of the Society shall:
the Past-Presidents will be inducted as Trustee on approval of the executive committee.
- Not be more
the sixth Trustee is inducted the first Trustee will automatically retire.
funds of the Society shall not be used to pay the fines of members who have been
convicted in a court of law.
- The Society
shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any written law relating
to trade unions for the time being in force in India.
The Society shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or
premises to be used for political purposes.
Gambling of any kind, is forbidden on the Society's premises. The introduction
of materials for gambling or drug taking and of bad character into the premises
The Society shall not attempt to restrict or interfere with trade or make directly
or indirectly any recommendation to, any arrangement with its members which has
the purpose or is likely to have the effect of fixing or controlling the price
or any discount, allowance or rebate relating to any goods or services, which
adversely affects consumer interests.
| Process of election of the new executive committee|
The Executive Committee shall consist of Founder Presidents of APHS & H.S.I., President, Past President, President Elect, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Zonal Vice-Presidents (5) and Zonal Executive Committee members (3) from each zone. Each Executive member shall be entitled to one vote. Decisions of the Executive Committee shall be determined by a majority vote. In the event of equality of voting, the Presiding Officer shall cast the deciding vote.
- The term of office for the Executive Committee members shall be from the close of the H.S.I. National Congress at which they are elected to the close of the Congress after 2 years, at which their term expires.
The term of office of the Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer is 2 years and can be elected for one more term (total of 4 years).
- The Executive Committee shall act on behalf of General body between meetings. The Executive Committee shall take decisions as it deems necessary to fulfill the objectives of the Society. Decisions may be reached by mail correspondence, computer correspondence, by teleconference or in person. All major decisions taken by the Executive Committee shall be reported to the General Body by email or airmail. The General Body, at a duly constituted meeting, has a right to change or revise action taken by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds or greater vote of those present.
The “Nominating Committee”, composed of Founder President of APHS, Founder President of H.S.I., President, Past Presidents, President Elect, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer. This committee shall put forth to the Executive committee nominations for the post of President Elect, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Zonal Vice-Presidents and Zonal Executive Members.
The candidate proposed for President Elect should have demonstrated capabilities of leadership and effective services to the Society. In addition, he must have held an official post in Executive committee of H.S.I. and should be a member of H.S.I. for more than 6 years.
The candidate proposed for Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Zonal Vice-Presidents should be of good standing in the field of hernia and must have held an official post in Executive committee of H.S.I. and should be a member of H.S.I. for more than 4 years.
The candidate proposed for Zonal Executive Member should be a member of H.S.I. for more than 2 years and must have attended at least one Annual conference of H.S.I..
Every member of H.S.I. is entitled to propose a candidate for the office bearers, but the Executive Committee won't be obliged to accept these proposals. Each member of the Executive Committee also is entitled to propose a candidate to the “Nominating Committee”.
Upon the close of the nominating period (usually not later than 90 days before the National Congress) the Executive Committee shall review and validate all nominations received to verify that the qualifications and requirements for the relevant positions have been met. Nominees not meeting the relevant qualifications and requirements may be omitted from the list; otherwise all qualified nominees shall be placed on the list. The Executive Committee in addition may also nominate its own / suitable qualified nominees for any or all available positions to ensure that qualified and deserving nominees for each available position are presented on the final list of candidates and to help ensure balance among the candidates regarding, geographic area or other relevant factors. For the position of President Elect, the Executive Committee may interact with the candidate to apprise him / her of nomination. There shall be no limit to the number of qualified candidates presented for any available position.
The Executive Committee will vote, if necessary, by secret ballot, to choose the candidates to be put forth to the General body. The General body is not obligated to accept the recommendations of the Executive Committee and may accept further nominations from the floor for qualified nominees. If more than one candidate is nominated for a post, a secret ballot voting will take place during the General body meeting and candidate shall be elected. The new Executive Committee will thus be constituted and passed by General body for the next term of 2 years.
the event of any matter or question pertaining to the day to day administration
which is not provided for in this constitution the Executive Committee shall have
the power to use its own discretion. The decision of the Executive Committee shall
be final unless it is reversed at a General Body meeting of members.|
OF RULES TOP
alteration or addition/deletion to this Constitution shall be made except at a
General Body Meeting and with the consent of at least two-thirds of the total
voting membership of the Society present at the General Body Meeting.|
the event of any dispute arising amongst members, they shall attempt to resolve
the matter at an General Body Meeting in accordance with this Constitution. Should
the members fail to resolve the matter, they may take the matter to a court of
law for settlement.|
Society shall not be dissolved except with the consent of not less than two-thirds
of the total voting membership of the Society expressed, at a General Body Meeting
convened for the purpose.
- In the event
of the Society being dissolved as provided above, all debts and liabilities legally
incurred on behalf of the Society shall be fully discharged, and the remaining
funds donated to charitable organizations, which are registered under the Charities
Act as the members of the Society may determine.
A Certificate of Dissolution shall be given within 7 days of the dissolution to
the Charity Commissioner, Delhi.
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