Indian Printed Circuit Association Constitution
(Regd. No. 2051/85)
The Association shall be the Indian Printed Circuit Association and in abbreviation, IPCA.
The Office of the Association shall be situated in India and unless otherwise agreed by the committee and minuted accordingly, shall be at the address of the Hon. Secretary.
The Association shall be a voluntary, non-profit making, service oriented body of persons and organization associated for the purpose hereinafter appearing.
Membership of the Association shall be open to individuals and organizations with an interest in Printed Circuit Techniques. There shall be no formal requirements with respect of academic qualifications.
The running of the Association and the management of its affairs shall be vested entirely in the committee which may appoint sub-committees as it considers appropriate. The committee shall consist of fifteen members and shall comprise of the following: Member President, Vice President (3 Nos.), Immediate past President, Secretary, Treasurer, (Membership) and Member (Technical), all nine of whom shall be Office Bearers, while other members shall be ordinary members of the committee.
Tenure of Office or Appointment
Members of committee and office bearers shall be elected by the vote of corporate and associate members present at the annual general body meeting.
A Quorum at a meeting of the Committee shall consist of four of its members, at least one of whom shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer.
The Committee shall be empowered to raise income by
- Subscription from Individual, Corporate and Associate Members
- Admission fees to conferences
- Arranging training programmes, symposia and exhibitions, etc.
- Resale of journals, conference proceedings and other publications
- Fees from the exhibitors
- Other ways which may be thought fit by the committee
Remuneration of Members
The income of the Association, however arrived, shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects set out in 3 above, and no portion shall be paid or transferred directly by way of profit to members, provided that nothing herein shall prevent the payment in good faith of reasonable and proper remuneration to any officer or servant of the Association, nor the payment of out-of-pocket expenses properly incurred in the service of the Association.
True accounts shall be kept of the sums of money received and expended by the Association, and the matters in respect of which such receipts and expenditures take place. These accounts shall be open, subject to reasonable arrangements being made for the inspection of members. The account shall be presented to members in written form at the Annual General Meeting and it will be competent for members to question these accounts as they see fit.
The Committee shall at approximately yearly intervals call on Annual General Body Meeting which all members are eligible to attend.
Quorum of General Meetings
At any General Body Meeting a quorum shall be constituted provided there is present, the President or the Vice President or the Secretary or the Treasurer and at least 30% or 10 members with voting rights, whichever is higher.
Variation of Constitution
No amendment to the Memorandum of Association / Bye-laws / Rules and regulations shall be made which may prove to be repugnant to the provisions of Sec. 2(15), 11, 12& 13 and 80G of I.T. Act 1961 as amended from time to time. Further amendments shall be presented to the Registrar of Societies and Commissioner of Income Tax for their prior approval.
Disposition of funds of the Association in the event of dissolution
In the event of dissolution or winding up of the Association, the assets remaining as on the date of dissolution shall under no circumstances be distributed among the trustees/members of the Managing Committee/Government Body but the same shall be transferred to another charitable Trust/Society whose objects are similar to those of this Trust/Society and which enjoys recognition under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 as amended from time to time. In the event that the Committee is unable to identify a suitable Institution or Association, the assets shall be donated to the Indian Red Cross Society.
Benefits of the Association
The benefits of the Association shall be open to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
Utilisation of funds of the Association
The funds and income of the Association shall be solely utilised for the achievement of the objects and no portion of it shall be utilised for payment to the members by way of profit/interest, dividends, etc.
Investment of funds of the Association
The funds of the Association shall be invested in the modes specified under the provisions of section 13 (1) (d) read with Section 11 (5) of the Income Tax Act,1961 as amended from time to time.
(All the Amendments to the Bye – Laws have been approved by the Registrar of Societies, Hyderabad on 3.8.1996)