PART-II

A.RULES OF THE ASSOCIATION


1.   The Association shall consist of members whose names are on the Register of the members of the Association at the time when these revised Rules and Bye -laws come into operation and of subsequent members, who shall be those persons who,being eligible,shall , after the date of adoption of these revised Rules, and Bye-laws of the Association, be duly elected in such a manner and upon such conditions as may be prescribed from time to time.

CENTRAL , JURNAL AND COLLEGE OFFICES

2.   Central Office of the Association shall be located in New Delhi and the Secretary General of the Association shall visit the Central Office frequently but preferably not more than three times a year and will be paid the expenses of travelling. He/she will have a Personal Secretary to take care of the correspondence at his/her place. Journal Office shall be located at the place where Editor-in-Chief of Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging is stationed. College Office shall be located at the place where the Secretary of Indian College of Radiology & Imaging is stationed.

REGISTER OF MEMBERS

3.   There shall be a Register in which the names of all members of the Association shall be entered with their qualifications, addresses and bio-data as far as possible. The photographs of the individual members will also be obtained and retained in the records of the head quarters.

 

BRANCHES

STATE BRANCH

  1. (a) There shall be a state Branch/Union Territory Branch in such State or Union Territory under the Constitution of India provided that there are at least 10 Active Members within the territorial jurisdiction of the State and not more than one Branch shall be allowed to become a direct member of the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association not complying with the above shall ceased to be a member of the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association, expect those who are in Armed Services and Central Government Services who are liable to be transferred frequently, and hence can be direct-members.

    CITY CHAPTER( b ) Where there is ten or more life/active members residing in any particular city in a State or Union Territory where a State Branch exists, a City Chapter for academic purpose can be formed. Such City Chapters shall be governed by the State Branch where they are situated. The State Branch and not the city Chapter will communicate with the Center for all purposes.

  2. Subject to the Rules and Bye-laws of the Association, each State/Union Territory Branch shall be free to govern itself in such a manner as it shall think fit to repeat, or alter the same as and when it shall consider it expedient. The Rules and Bye-laws so made for the time being in force shall be binding on the members constituting the State/Union Territory Branch in reference to which, they are made, provided that such Rules and Bye-laws are in conformity with the Rules and Bye-laws of the Association and have been approved by the Secretary General subject to subsequent ratification by the Central Council. Wherever the State/Union Territory Branch has either no Rules of its own or the Rules are silent on any point, the Rules of the Association shall be applicable.
  3. State/Union Territory Branches shall refer all matters concerning the Government India or India as a whole to the Central Office for necessary action in the manner. The State/Union Territory Branches shall keep the Central Office shall keep the Central Office informed about all actions taken by them with the State Government or other organizations.
  4. All the State Branches will be known as Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (Name of the State Branch) and not as the individual Association.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Central Council shall have the right to decide the eligibility or otherwise and the class to which a member could be admitted and such decision shall be final.

  1. The members of the Association shall consist of the following categories :

Active Members, Life Members, Emeritus Members, Honorary Members, Corresponding Members, Associate Members and Student Members.

( a ) Active Members: Means Medical Practitioners possessing Medical Degrees , D.N.B., or Diplomas in Radio-diagnosis/Radio therapy. Medical Physicists possessing Degrees with 3-yr. experience are also eligible for this class of membership.

( b ) Life Members: Means active members who pay subscription in lumpsum, according to the Bye-laws laid down for the purpose in lieu of yearly subscription.

( c ) Emeritus Members : Means active members who :

( I ) has attained the age of the 65 yr., or

( ii ) has been retired from the active practice by reason of physical disability. Such members shall not be liable to pay subscription but shall get a complimentary copy of IJRI. They shall have the voting rights.

( d ) Honorary Members :

( I ) eminent members of the medical profession, who are not already, enroll as members of the Association.

( II) other persons who have contributed for original for original research, scientific advancement in the Radio-diagnosis, Ultrasound, C.T., N.M.R. and other Imaging Modalities, Nuclear Medicine , Radiotherapy , Oncology , Radio-Biology and Radiation Medicine or Intraventional Radiology. This category of members shall not have the voting rights. This is open to both Indians and Foreign Nationals.

( e ) Corresponding Members: Means Scientists residing in foreign countries, engaged in Radio-diagnosis, Ultrasound, C.T. , N.M.R. and other Imaging Modalities, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, Oncology, Radio-Biology and Radiation Medicine and Intravention Radiology , and of standing in their discipline in their country. They shall pay yearly subscription to the Association but shall not have the privileges of voting nor of holding elective office in the Association.

( f ) Student Members: Means students enrolled in recognised medical institutions in India. Their membership as such shall be limited for the period of their training/ instructions in Radio-diagnosis, Ultrasound, C.T., N.M.R. and other Imaging Modalities, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, Oncology, RadioBiology and Radiation Medicine and Intraventional Radiology; the membership in this category shall be for a maximum period of four years. The student members shall be enrolled only when their application for membership is duly certified by the respective Head of the Department of the medical institution/college, where they are on roll. They will have no voting rights. Student membership; immediately after the award of Degree/Diploma, thus there is no break in membership of Association.

( g ) Associate Members: x-ray Engineers and other persons engaged or having interest in Science of Radiology or its Branches, who in the opinion of the Central Council, are likely to advance the cause of the Association. They will have no voting rights and there will be no Associate Life Members.


ASSOCIATION YEAR

9. The year of the Association and its all branches for financial purposes will be from 1st April to 31st March next year.

SUSCRIPTION

10. All the members except Emeritus/Honorary/Life Members shall pay as annual subscription the sum decided in this regard from time to time as provided in the Bye-Laws.

 

RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF THE MEMBERS

11.Every life/Active and Emeritus Members shall be entitled :-

( a ) To attend , take part and vote in all meetings of the Association, be entitled to vote in any manner prescribed by the Association provided he/she has 3 years continuous members and has paid his subscription of the current year before 30th June.

( b ) For membership of the Central Council and Office of the Association.

( c ) To propose or second candidates for admission to the Association.

( d ) To introduce visitors to scientific meetings of the Association.

( e ) To a copy of each issue of the Journal and News Bulletin and other publications of the Association free.

( f ) To use Library and Museum and premises of the Association under the regulations, which may from time be laid down by the Central Council. Every Honorary, Student, Corresponding and

Associate Member shall be entitled to:

a ) Attend and take part in all meetings of the Association but will not be eligible to hold any office or be elected to the Central Council nor to exercise the right of voting at any meeting of the Association but may be co-opted in various committees and sub-committees. They will have no voting right.

b ) A copy of each issue of the Journal and News Bulletin and other publications of the Association free.

c ) Use the Library, Radiology and Imaging Museum and premises of the Association under the regulations which may from time to time be laid down by the Central Council; and

d ) Introduce visitors to the scientific meeting of the Association.


 

MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

  1. The Supreme control over the affairs of the Association shall vest in the body called the General Body. Its day to day administration shall vest with the Central Council.

    GENERAL BODY

  2. The General Body shall consist of all members of the Association except Honorary, Associate, Student and Corresponding members.

    CENTRAL COUNCIL

  3. The Central Council shall consist of the following : 
  1. EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

a. The President of the Association

    1. The immediate Past President of the Association.
    2. Two Vice-Presidents ( one from Diagnostic side and other from Therapy Side)
    3. The Secretary General
    4. Two Joint Secretaries
    5. The immediate Past Secretary General for first year only.
    6. The Hony. Treasurer.
    7. The Editor-in-chief of Journal
    8. The Joint Editor-cum-Secretary, Incharge of the Journal
    9. The Chairman of Indian College of Radiology & Imaging.
    10. The secretary , Indian College of Radiology & Imaging
    1. Two Vice-Chairmen, Indian College of Radiology & Imaging.
    1. Hony. Treasurer, Indian College of Radiology & Imaging.

All past Presidents will be special invitees to Central Council.

The Administration Officer or his representative will attend all the Central Council Meetings.

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( B ) Elected Members

Five Members to be elected by the General Body in its Annual General Body Meeting – one member from the area where there is no State Branch, two members from Defense Services and All India Services and two members from the General Body.

b. Branch Representatives as under from the State Branch – one member for 25 members and thereafter for every 50 members, one member to a maximum of four. The election of Central Council Members at the General Body Meeting will be for direct members only. The membership stands as on 30th June of previous year.

 

POWERS OF THE CENTRAL COUNCIL
  1. The Central Council will administer the affairs of the Association, an Indian College of Radiology & Imaging ifs formed. The Governing Body of the Indian College of Radiology & Imaging shall be approved by the General Body Meeting of the Indian Radiological & Imaging Association before they become operative.


INDIAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
  1. To promote the academic and teaching activity of the Association, an Indian College of Radiology & Imaging is formed. The Governing Body of the Indian College of Radiology & Imaging under the Association will formulate its programs, rules and regulations. Actions and decisions of the Indian College of Radiology & Imaging Association before they become operative.

 

INDIAN CONGRESS OF RADIOLOGY & IMAGING
  1. An Annual Congress of Radiology & Imaging shall be organised every year or as the General Body of the Association decides. The Branches of the Association shall have the privileges of inviting the Congress. The place and time of the Congress shall be decided at the Annual General Body Meeting. Two year in advance. The Annual Congress will be stated for ex. 50 th. Annual Congress of IRIA, and nomenclature shall not be changed.

          A Formal invitation from a state branch for inviting Annual Congress must come to Central Headquarters well in advance of forth coming Annual conference and it must be signed by Branch. President, Secretary & 5 other members.

 

AFFILIATED BODIES

  1. Any Radiological Association, Union, Society or Scientific Organisation either in India or abroad may be affiliated to the Association on terms and conditions to be mutually decided upon and approved by the General Body of Association and their members shall be given facilities as mutually agreed upon except the right of voting.

 

VALIDITY OF PROCEEDINGS

  1. The proceedings of the meetings of the General Body and the Central Council or any Committee, Sub-Committee or any Body acting under the Rules and Bye-laws of the Association or any of its Branches shall not be invalidated by accidental omission to give any notice thereby required or any vacancy among their members or by any defect in the election or qualification of any of their members.

 

AMENDMENTS OF THE CONTITUTION

  1. The proceedings of the meetings of the General Body Meeting be convened 15 Minutes after Annual General Body Meeting to consider the proposals for amendments of Constitution of the Association.

    Proposals for change in the Article of Memorandum of Constitution of the Association shall be considered at an Extra ordinary General Body Meeting of the General Body specially convened for the purpose. The proposed alterations must reach the Central Office at least four months before the date of the Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting and shall be circulated by the Secretary General to all the Branches and Direct Members for opinion at least two months before the date of the meeting. Due notice of the proposed change must be given in the Agenda of the Extra Ordinary General body Meeting of the Association. No such proposal shall be carried into effect unless it is agreed to by the votes of 3/5th of the members present and voting at meeting and confirmed by 3/5 of the members present at another meeting called immediately after the extra ordinary general body meeting. The notice of the both these meetings should be given as per rules.

    N.B. Amendments by he members to the proposed changes should reach the Secy.Gen. At least 4 months before the date of extraordinary Gen. Body meeting and Secy. Gen. Should send/circulate them to members two months before the extraordinary.

    Gen. Body meeting and any amendments by the members should reach to secretary Gen. 4 weeks before the extraordinary G.B. meeting.

    Proposals for change of Rules and Bye-Laws shall ordinarily only at the Annual General Body Meeting. The proposed alteration must reach the Central Office at least four months before the Annual General Body Meeting and be circulated by the Secretary General to all the Branches and Direct Members two months before the General Body meeting. Due notice must be given in the Agenda General Body Meeting of the Association. Rules can only be changed by a 2/3rds majority of those members present & voting. Any additions to, modifications or repeal of the Rules shall be considered to have come into force only after the proceedings of the meeting at which they were passed have been confirmed at the next meeting of the General Body which may be called by the President soon after the Annual General Body Meeting. Due notice of the same shall be given alongwith the notice of the Annual General Body Meeting.

    Explanations : Due notice shall mean that the actual words of the proposed alteration of the Rules shall be included in the Agenda of meeting of the General Body.

    In anticipation of the approval of the General Body, the Central Council may amend the rules and Bye-laws at any meeting provided the proposed amendments have been duly circulated to the Branches and to all Memebers entitled to vote and provided two third of the members of the Central Council present and voted in favor of the amendments. Immediate effect may be given to such amendments if the Central Council so decides. Thereafter same is to be approved by G.B. Meeting.

DONATIONS

  1. All donations made to the Association, its official Journal and the Indian College of Radiology & Imaging will be exempted under Section 15B of the Income Tax Act, 1922 and corresponding provision of Section 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961 (subject to the limits and conditions prescribed in the said Section), from payment of Income Tax. The application for getting this Sanction shall be made by the Secretary General to the authorities concerned each year or as required under the said Act. And this certificate will be valid for state branches also for IT exemption. And for this audited accounts of every state branch must reach to Central Headquarters by 20th December every year.