Membership Enrolment

  1. MEMBERSHIP: –

1 Types of membership

Visthar Media Research and Activist Forum offers the following kinds of Membership. Membership fees maybe reviewed by the executive committee every 3 years.

(i) Founder members

(ii) Life Members

(iii) Annual members have voting rights

The following Other types Members are donors and no voting rights.

(iv) Corporate members

(iv) Patrons

(ix) Donors

(v) Permanent members

(vi) Student Members

(vii) Honorary Members

(viii) Voluntary Members

 

3.1.i. Founder members: are the founders of the organisation as on the date of registration of the Association. Founder members shall have right to speak (in a meeting), vote, contest elections, attend meetings. The spouse / heir (who should be above the age of 18 years) of the deceased founding member shall be entitled to become a permanent member ipso facto: Permanent members shall have right to speak, vote, contest elections, and attend meetings.

3.1.ii. Life Members: should have completed eighteen years of age as on the date of application and can enroll by tendering the prevalent enrollment fee along with an application for such membership subject to the approval of the executive committee as on the date of enrollment. Life members shall have right to speak (in a meeting), vote, contest elections, attend meetings. The spouse / heir (who should be above the age of 18 years) of the deceased life member shall be entitled to become a permanent member ipso facto: Permanent members shall have right to speak, vote, contest elections, and attend meetings.  Membership fee: Rs 50000.

3.1.iii. Annual Membership: Shall be open to those individuals above the age of eighteen years as on the date of application and can enroll by tendering the prevalent enrollment fee along with an application for such membership subject to the approval of the executive committee. Annual membership shall be valid for a period of one year. Renewal of the membership is subject to scrutiny of the member’s performance and approval of the executive committee. Annual members shall have right to speak (in a meeting), vote, contest elections, and attend meetings. The spouse / heir (who should be above the age of 18 years) of the deceased annual member shall be entitled to become a permanent member ipso facto: Permanent members shall have right to speak, vote, contest elections, and attend meetings.   Membership fee: Rs 1500.

3.1.iv. Corporate members are members of atleast eighteen years of age from a corporate house / Industrial entity that wishes to support our causes and activities with financial support and sponsorship. Corporate enterprise, or Small and Medium Enterprises, registered under the Companies Act 1950 can be patrons. Generous contributions are solicited. Corporate sponsorship of any particular project / cause in any form is encouraged. Corporate members shall not have the right to speak, attend meetings but not to vote. Donations are exempted from tax under sections 80 (c.) of Income Tax Act. Corporate members who make generous donations with Income tax exemption are eligible for privileges like leading capacity building and training workshops, and other important tenets of work culture to marginalized communities. Corporate members shall have the right to speak, attend AGM / General Body Meetings.

3.1.v: Patrons: Are individuals / organisations who genuinely support the organisation in all its endeavours. They should be atleast eighteen years of age and have a right to patronize any particular campaign or project of VMRAF with monetary and other human resources. Patrons who support campaigns or projects of VMRAF with monetary donations in multiples of Rs. 50000 shall have the right to speak, attend AGM / General Body Meetings but not to vote.

3.1.vi. Permanent members: should have completed eighteen years of age as on the date of application and can enroll by making a substantial donation to the organisation for specified projects or espousal of specified causes. This membership is subject to approval of the executive committee. Membership fee: Rs 5000.

3.1.vi. Student Membership: Shall be open to students of schools, colleges and other kinds of educational institutions. No membership fee will be levied for student members. Their identity cards should be produced at the time of enrollment and renewal. Student members shall not have the right to speak (in a meeting), vote, contest elections, and attend meetings.

3.1.vii: Honorary Members: Any person of merit, recognition and commitment to the cause of conservation will be appointed by the executive committee as Honorary Members for five years. S/He shall have a right to speak, attend meetings take part in activities but can neither vote, nor contest elections.

3.1.viii Voluntary members: Shall be open to those who seek to render voluntary service to the organisation for specific causes / projects / objects and or services in any given sphere of activity in any capacity entirely on a voluntary basis without expecting any monetary benefit from this non profit organisation. Voluntary members shall not have the right to speak (in a meeting), vote, contest elections, and attend meeting. Volunteers in projects will have their expenses taken care of and will get participation certificates. Volunteers shall have a right to speak, attend meetings take part in activities but can neither vote, nor contest elections.

3.1.ix. Donors: Any institution / firm / Foundations / Individuals / are encouraged to make monetary contributions in favour of the organisation as gesture of appreciation or a token of belief in the general cause being upheld by VMRAF. Such donations are exempt from income tax liabilities in accordance with the provisions made under the Income Tax Act (80) {CCG} Donors shall have the right to speak (in a meeting), but can neither vote nor contest election. Donations are solicited.

3.2.i.. If the subscription of the member is in arrears for more than three months without satisfactory explanation to the Secretary, his/her name and membership will be removed and the Executive Committee may reconsider his/her application for re-admission of membership after due payment of stipulated fees.

3.2.ii. The EC retains the right to terminate membership on death, or if the member acts against the objects of the Association, is of unsound mind and other reasons stated by executive committee.

3.2.iii. All members may take part in the proceedings of the General meeting. Only such members who have completed minimum period of 6 months as members shall exercise their vote.

 

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