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Constitution

Constitutional Amendments of IOA-2014
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Memorandum of Association


  • Name - The name __ the Association shall be &____;___ Indian Orthopaedic Association".

  • Objects - The objects __ the Association shall be ___ advancement for the Science ___ Art of orthopaedic Surgery ___ with that view inter ____ to do the following :
  • To hold scientific meetings __________ or alongwith the Association __ Surgeons of India or ____ other Association or societies.
  • To encourage the formation __ state and regional branches __ Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • To encourage scientific research ___ experimental work in Orthopaedic _______
  • To hold scientific discussions ___ read papers on orthopaedic ___ allied subjects
  • To provide for the ________ and holding of lectures, ________ and classes for medical _____________/______ for the purpose of ________ or indirectly advancing the _____ of orthopaedic Surgery
  • To establish and maintain _________ library/libraries relating to orthopaedic _______
  • To provide instructions an _________ for the advancement of ___________ Surgery among medical practitioners
  • To watch and advise __ legislation affecting orthopaedic surgery ___ allied subjects
  • To advise other association/voluntary ______/__________ agencies on matters affecting ___ interest and development of ___________ surgery including standardization of ___________, implants and orthotic & __________ appliances, problems of rehabilitation ___ resettlement of physically handicapped; __ advice on matters concerning ________ and training of medical ________ (Undergraduates and post-graduates) and ________ in Orthopaedic Surgery and __ suggest ways and means ___ improving the training of ___ paramedical personnel
  • To associate together in ___ corporate body all qualified _______ actively practicing or interested __ the science and art __ orthopaedic surgery and allied ________
  • To establish contact/affiliations with _____ societies or Association and ________ scientific information and collaborate ____ them in progress of ______ interest
  • To publish journals, proceedings, _________, periodicals and abstracts pertaining __ orthopaedic surgery and allied ________.
  • To promote social and ____________ contacts among the surgeons __ India and abroad
  • To hold properties,movable or _________ that may be necessary __ advantageous for the aforesaid _______, to purchase, sell, rent, _____ and to mortgage the ____ for the benefit of ___ Association
  • To receive donations and _____________ and to hold the _____ in trust for any __________ purpose or purpose for ___ advancement of orthopaedic surgery ___ allied branches
  • To encourage exhibitions of ___________, implants, tools, appliances etc., _________ with or pertaining to ___________ surgery and to attempt __ improve such instruments and __________ for the special needs __ this country
  • To construct, alter and ________ any building necessary for ___ running of the association
  • To make rules, regulations ___ by-laws of the Association ___ to delete, change or ___ to the same as ___ when necessary, conductive to ___ attainment of all or ___ of the objects of ___ association
  • To initiate any other _________ which may be decided __ from time to time __ the association for the ___________ of orthopaedic surgery

  • The association shall function __ accordance with the rules ___ regulations, a copy thereof __ filed herewith duly certified __ the prescribed manner
  • The names, addresses and ___ occupations of the Executive _________ to whom, by the _____ of the association, the __________ of the affairs are _________ for the duration of _____ offices consist of the _________, the Vice President and ___ Secretary
    The Executive Committee shall __ the Government Body of ___ Society to whom the _____ and regulations of the _______, the management of its _______ is entrusted.

CONSTITUTION OF THE IOA

Amendments of the Rules ___ Regulations of the Indian ___________ Association corrected upto 1.1.98

  • Name:The name of the _______ shall be "The Indian ___________ Association" hereinafter called the ___________ in these rules and ___________
  • The objects:The objects of ___ association are given in ___ Memorandum of Association
  • Office and scope:
  • The Principal office of ___ association shall be located __ Delhi till the Annual _______ meeting in 90/91 by _____ time a piece of ____/________ is procured in Delhi ___ permanent office accommodation failing _____ any of the Metropolitan ______ of India may be __________ for location of Association ____________
  • The association shall operate __________ the Republic of India ___ in foreign countries wherever ______ necessary
  • It will operate directly __ through branches established and __________ in furtherance of the _______ of the association

  • Membership: Membership of the ___________ shall comprise of the _________ categories
    • Honorary Fellows
    • Corresponding Members
    • Life Members
    • Full Members
    • Associate Members

  • Honorary Fellows: May be _______ from men or women __ distinction, including laymen residing __ India or abroad, who ____ made outstanding contribution to ___ progress of orthopaedic surgery
  • Corresponding Members: May be _______ from distinguished orthopaedic surgeons ________ abroad
  • Life members: Members of ___ association who contribute a _______ of Rs.3000/ (three thousand ____) to the funds of ___ Association may be elected __ life membership of the ___________
  • Full members:

Members may be elected ____ surgeons of high academic ___ professional standing, and Associates __ the association who have _________ an acceptable training in ___________ surgery and have acquired ____ graduate degree diploma in ___ speciality

Members may be elected ____ those (1) who have _________ an acceptable training in ___________ surgery and (2) are _______ in practice of orthopaedic _______ or (3) related subject __ (4) who are engaged __ practice of allied subjects _______ related to orthopaedic surgery.
The application for membership __ category (2) will be ____ to the Secretary who ____ place it before the _________ Committee for scrutiny and __________.

  • Associate Members:

  • Associate Members may be _______ from those who are _______ in orthopaedic surgery and ____ physicians and surgeons in ____ or other countries who ___ interested in Orthopaedic surgery __ allied branches of medicines

    Associate Members may also __ elected from those who ___ qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists ___ other paramedical personnel of __ least five years standing __ their respective professions and __________ in rehabilitation of the _______________ Handicapped

    Associate members of association _____ have the right of _________ scientific meeting and social ______ and engaging in all __________ discussions but they shall ___ attend business meetings and ____ part in elections

      Applications for Membership and _________ Membership must be made __ an official form and __ supported by two members __ the association and forwarded __ the secretary, who will _____ it before the Executive _________ for consideration. Life Members ___ full members may also ______ names for consideration for ________ to any category of __________ to the Secretary
    Election for all categories __ membership shall be by _ majority vote at a ________ meeting

  • Subscription

  • The annual subscription for _______ and Associates will be ___ on the 1st of _____ each year and is _______ in advance
  • Fifty per cent of ___ total subscription shall be ____ payable to the Treasurer __ the Indian Orthopaedic Association ___ the remaining fifty per ____ to the Managing Editor __ the Indian Journal of ____________
  • The annual subscription shall __ determined from time to ____ by the executive committee ___ approved by a simple ________ at a business meeting
  • Associates who are elected __ full members shall pay ___ appropriate subscription on the 1__ April next following year
  • Honorary Fellows, Life Members ___ full Members may be _______ to make periodical or ______ contribution to any of ___ existing funds and trusts ___ other special activities of ___ association
  • All persons attending scientific ________ may be required to ___ a registration fee should ____ be considered necessary if ___ when it is considered _________, for enhancement of contribution ___ Life Membership
     
  • Cessation of Membership
    • No member or associate ____ be entitled to any __ the privileges of the ___________ with his or her ____________ to the association and / or the Indian journal __ Orthopaedics is in arrears ___ more than three years ___ in the event of ___ remaining unpaid even after _ reminder under Registered post, __ or she shall automatically _____ to be a Member __ Associate of the Association. __-________ may be granted by ___ Executive Committee if all ___ arrears are paid and __ application in writing is ____ to the Secretary
    • Any member of Associate _______ to withdraw his or ___ membership from the association _____ give notice in writing __ the secretary not less ____ three months before the ___ of the financial year
    • Any member or associate _____ resignation is requested under ____ 16(d) shall have the _____ to appeal to the ____ business meeting of the _________ Committee provided he or ___ makes a written application __ the Secretary within 14 ____ of receiving the request
       
  • Chapters
    • There may be Regional __ State Chapters of the ___________ in each state or ______ as is thought feasible __ the executive committee. Within ___ region or state any ________ or city may have _ local branch which shall __ guided by the regional __ the state chapter
    • All chapters shall be ___________ and shall function in __________ with the Rules of ___ association
    • Such chapters may hold __________ meetings during the year __ any place in India __ arranged by the Regional ___/__ state chapter
       
  • Accounts and Finances
    • The association FINANCIAL year _____ extend from 1st April __ 31st March, both days _________
    • The accounts of the ___________ shall be maintained in ___ name of the association __ a bank or banks __________ by the executive committee
    • The treasurer shall have ______ of all money and ______ of the association
    • All property and money _____ be vested in the ____ of the Association
    • The payment of subscription ___/__ donations shall be made __ the treasurer of the ___________. Fifty per cent of ___ subscription shall be made _______ to the Managing Editor, __ Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
    • No member of any _________ or sub-committee shall incur ___ expenses on behalf of ___ association except with the _______ permission of the Secretary ___ the Treasurer
    • The accounts of the ___________ shall be audited annually
    • The accounts of the ___________ shall be operated jointly __ the treasurer and any ___ of the following members __ the executive committee
      • President
      • Secretary
      • Joint Secretary
  • Scientific Meetings
    • The scientific meetings shall __ held every year. The _____ and the dates of ___ meeting called the Annual _______ of the Indian orthopaedic ___________, shall be decided by ___ vote of majority at _ business meeting of the ___________, but the Executive Committee ___ alter these arrangements under _____________ circumstances
    • The Local Secretary for ___ Scientific Meetings will be _______ at a business meeting ____ amongst members of the ___________ at the venue of ___ proposed conference
    • The programme for each _______ shall be settled by ___ programme committee and suitably ________ by the secretary
    • Any member or an _________ of the Association or ___ other person wishing to _______ a communication shall furnish _____ copies of the abstract __ the secretary at least 12 weeks before the date __ the meeting
    • No communication presented to ___ Association that has been _________ unless specially requested by ___ programme committee
    • Every communication presented to ___ Association becomes the property __ the Association which has ___ right to publish it __ the official publication of ___ Association or elsewhere to __ determined in agreement with ___ author
    • Every person presenting a _____________ shall supply to the ______ of the Indian Journal __ Orthopaedics an abstract four _____ before the meeting and __ requested he shall also ______ a full typescript with _____________ within a reasonable time __ a form suitable for ___________
       
  • Business Meeting
    • A business meeting shall __ held at least once ______ the course of each __________ meeting and on such _____ occasions as may be _______ by the executive committee
    • Only life members and ____ members of the association _____ be entitled to attend ___ vote at business meetings ___ twenty five shall form _ quorum
    • The President shall call _ business meeting within twenty _____ days of receiving a _______ signed by not less ____ one quarter of the _______ eligible to vote specifying ___ nature of the business
       
  • Publications
    • The main official publication __ the Association shall be ___ Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
    • The office bearers of ___ Editorial Board shall be:
      Two Editors
      One Associate Editor
      Nine members
      Three members of the _________ Board who have served ____________
      for three years shall ______ and three members be _______ from amongst the members ________ to vote in the ______ General Body Meeting

  • Officers
    • The officers of the ___________ shall be a President, _________ Elect, two Vice-presidents, Secretary, _____ Secretary and Treasurer
    • All Officers except the _________, Joint Secretary and Treasurer _____ be elected annually
       
  • Executive Committee
    • The Executive Committee shall _______ of the President, two _________ Past Presidents, President-Elect, two ____-__________, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer ___ members elected from approved _____ Chapters according to their _._._. membership strength as on 31.12. of the previous year, __ the following ratios:-
      1 to 74 ....... ___
      75 to 149 ..... ___
      150 to 259..... two
      250 and above... three
      Not more than three _________ Member shall be elected ____ any State Chapter, Each __ these members shall hold ______ for three years but ___ contest for re-election for ___ more term
      A group of State ________ may join together for ___ purpose of eligibility to _____ Executive Committee member.
      Only Life Members and ____ Members who are not __________ are eligible to contest
    • The two Editors of ___ Indian Journal of Orthopaedics ___ two Secretaries of the __________ Committee shall be ex-officio _______ of the Executive Committee ___ serve for three years
      They may be elected ___ another term of three _____
    • Five shall form a ______ at a meeting of ___ Executive Committee
    • No member of the _________ Committee shall serve for ____ than six years
       
  • Election of the Officers ___ Members of the Executive
    • The president, President-Elect, two ____-__________ shall be elected annually, ____ amongst Life Members and ____ Members of the Association ___ are eligible to vote __ a manner stipulated in ____ 15 (c)
      The Secretary, Joint Secretary, _________, two Fellowship Secretaries, two _______ of the Indian Journal __ Orthopaedics and members elected ____ approved State Chapters shall ____ office for a term __ three years and shall __ eligible for re-election for _______ term
      The treasurer and the _____ Secretary shall be elected __ the Executive from such _______ of the IOA who ___ resident and working in ___ Union Territory of Delhi __ facilitate smooth day-to-day running __ the registered office at _____.
    • At least 12 weeks ______ the Annual General Body _______, the Secretary shall send __ each Life Member and ____ member eligible to Vote, _ notice of the meeting ___________ by a list of _________ to be filled in ___ nominations. All nominations must __ received by the Secretary ______ 28 days of the ________ of the notice convening ___ meeting. If there is ____ than one nomination for ___ vacancy, election shall be __ the basis of a ________ vote. Any candidate may ________ his name at least ___ weeks before posting of ______ papers. The manner of ________ shall be secret ballot ____
    • The Executive Committee as ___________ in accordance with these _____ shall continue in office ___ withstanding their period of _______ which has expired until _____ successors have been duly _______

  • Powers, Functions and Duties __ the Executive Committee
    • The management of the ___________ shall vest in the _________ Committee of the association
    • The Executive Committee shall ____ power to fill up ______ vacancies amongst the officers(except ___ President) and other members __ the committee subject to ____________ at the next business _______
    • The executive Committee shall _______ the affairs of the ___________, its funds and assets. ___ income and the property __ the Association, howsoever derived _____ be spent solely towards ___ objects of the Association ___ no portion thereof shall __ paid or transferred directly __ indirectly for any other _______ except for (a) the _______ of providing scholarships and ___________ to be offered for ___________ amongst the Life members, ____ members and Associate of ___ Association (b) as gift __ the orthopaedic Charitable, Education ___ other trusts of the ___________
    • The Executive Committee shall ____ power to request the ___________ of member deemed contrary __ the interest of the ___________ or to have ceased __ take interest in the _______ of the Association or __ have been disobedient to ___ Rules or guilty of ______________ act of public misdemeanor, ________ that the person concerned _____ be notified of the ________ action not less than _____ weeks before the next ________ meeting
    • The Executive Committee shall ____ power to remit, reduce __ suspend the subscription of ___ Life Member, Full Member __ Associate at its discretion
    • Without prejudice to the _____ of the general body __ the Association of the _________ Committee may exercise powers, _________ and duties as under:
      • To appoint committees, commissions ___ sub-committees and delegate such __ the functions and powers __ them as it may ____ necessary
      • To co-opt life member, ____ member, associate or any _____ persons to any committee
      • To appoint delegates to _________ the association at conferences __ India and abroad
      • To purchase, build or _________ acquire and hold land, _________, machinery, plants, furniture, vehicles, _____ and other equipment that ___ be found necessary in ___________ of the functions and ______ of the Association for ___ to the name of ___ Association
      • To receive donations and ____________ for and in the ____ of the Association
      • To constitute trusts and ___________ for specific activities of ___ Association, e.g. Education trust
      • To arrange scholarship and ___________
      • The Executive Committee appoint ___ Auditor and fix his ____________
      • The Executive Committee may _______ a full time Administrative _______ who will not be _ member of IOA for ______ management of day to ___ office work. His remuneration ___ specific duties shall be _____ by the Executive Committee ___ approved by the General ____
      • To do all such ____ and exercise all such ______ as may be necessary __ furtherance of the objects __ the association.
  • Duties and powers of ___ officers
    • President:
      • He shall preside over ___ meetings of the Executive _________ and all other scientific ___ business meetings, functions, seminars, ________ etc., convened by or __ behalf of the association. __ shall deliver a presidential _______
      • The President shall be __-_______ member of all Committees ___ Sub-Committees
      • The President may co-opt _ Life Member or Full ______ in the Executive Committee ____ Regions/States unrepresented in the _________ Committee. The number of __-_____ member shall not exceed _____ and their tenure of _______ shall be determined by ___ President
      • The President shall submit ___ resignation to the Executive _________
    • President-Elect:
      • The President-Elect shall deputize ___ the President on all _________ when the President is ______ or ceases to hold ______
        during his term. He _____ succeed as President for ___ rest of the term
      • He shall submit his ___________ to the President
    • Vice Presidents:
      • In the absence of ___ President or President-Elect,one of ___ Vice-Presidents shall deputize in ___ functions of the President
      • He shall submit his ___________ to the President
      • In the absence of ___ President, President-Elect and Vice-Presidents, ___ Executive committee shall elect _ chairman for any particular _______ or for the remaining ____ of office
    • Secretary:
      • The secretary shall be ___________ for the organization and _________ of all policies and __________ of the association and _____ submit reports at the _______ of the Executive committee _________ thereto. He shall also _______ the annual report at ___ annual meeting of the _________ Committee giving a general ______ of the work of ___ Association in the preceding ____.
      • he shall prepare and ____ the minutes of all ___ business meetings of the ___________ and meetings of the _________ committee and see that ___ notices are duly given __ accordance with the provisions __ rules and bye-laws. He ____ circulate the accounts for ___ year along with the _______ of the last annual _______ body meeting along with ___ notice of the next ______ general body meeting
      • He shall be the _________ of the seal of ___ Association and other associated _____
      • He shall be the _________ of all the documents ___ the papers of the ___________
      • He shall be the _________ officer for all the _________ except where he is _ contesting candidate for any ______ bearer, and his declaration __ him shall be final ______ reverted by the President. ___ President will be overseeing ___ election himself when the _________ officer is a candidate
      • He shall make the ___________ of all vacancies in ___ association starting with a _____ monthly salary of less ____ rupees four hundred to __ approved by the executive _________ in its next meeting
      • He shall have the _____ to suspend, punish and _________ control or regulate the _________ of the association whose _______ salary is less than ______ four hundred by the _________ committee in its next _______
      • He will sign and _______ all contracts or other ___________ in the name of ___ association and shall exercise _______ supervision over the affairs __ the association
      • He shall be an __-_______ member of all committees ___ sub-committees of the association
      • He shall inform the ________ editor of the Indian _______ of Orthopaedics the arrears __ the subscription of the ____ members and associates of ___ association within the first _____ of the commencement of ___ new year
      • He shall prepare a _______ voters list of all ___ Life Members and Full _______ of the Association within ___ first quarter of each ____
      • He shall submit his ___________ to the President
    • Joint Secretary: He shall ____ after the day-to-day working __ the head office being _ resident and working in ___ Union Territory of Delhi, _____ the direction of the _________
    • Treasurer
      • He will keep accounts __ the Association
      • He shall present the ______ Audited Accounts of the ________ year and unaudited accounts __ the current year at ___ Annual Body Meeting
      • He shall present a ______ for the next year __ the Annual General Body _______
      • During his absence due __ illness or abroad, the _________ will delegate in writing ___ duties to any other ______ of the Executive Committee
      • All cheques and other __________ instruments shall be signed _______ by the Treasurer and ___ one of the following: ___ Secretary, Joint Secretary or ___ President
      • He will submit his ___________ to the President
      • The Secretary and Treasurer ___ incur petty expenses for ______ running of the Association ____, not exceeding five hundred ______ or one single item ___ get it reimbursed on __________ of proper receipts and ________
  • Sub-Committees
    • In accordance with the ____ 16-f(1), the Executive Committee _____ have power to appoint ___-_________ for such other purposes __ it may decide and _______ members of Sub-committees
    • The Sub-committees shall have ___ power to co-opt any ___ who may assist their ____ without reference to Executive _________ provided the name of _____ co-opted members are recorded __ the written report of ___ sub-committee to be presented ________ to the Executive Committee
    • A written report of ___ proceedings of each sub-committee _____ be presented annually to ___ executive committee
    • The following permanent sub-committee _____ also be appointed as _____:
      • Fellowship committee shall consist __:
        The President of the ___________
        Two immediate past Presidents __ the Association
        Secretary of the Association.
        Two Secretaries, Fellowship Committee _______ & Indian
        Two Editors of the ______ Journal of Orthopaedics.

        The Secretary of the __________ committee shall be elected __ the Executive Committee a ____ of three years which ___ be extended for another ____. At least three shall ____ a quorum.
      • Programme committee shall consist __:
        The president of the ___________.
        The Secretary of the ___________.
        The local Secretary
        Any other member elected __ the Executive Committee
        The programme committee shall ______ the arrangements for scientific ________ and select the papers __ be presented at the ______ Conference
         
  • Alteration of constitution and ________ rules and regulations shall __ altered only by the ____ of at least three-fourths __ the members (life and ____) present at a meeting _________ convened for the purpose. ___ Secretary shall dispatch a ______ of such meeting and __ every proposed alteration by ____ to every member eligible __ vote, not less than 30 days before the date __ the meeting and no ____ shall be altered unless ____ notice has been given.
    One-sixth of life members ___ full members in the ________ of Association shall form _ quorum at a meetings ________ to alter the constitution
  • Indemnity Neither the office _______ nor the members of ___ Central and /or branches _________ authorities nor members of ___ Association shall be answerable ___ any act done in ____ faith by them for ___ sake of conformity only, ___ the monies of the ___________ other than such as _____ come into their own _____ or for any collections __ receiver of monies appointed __ the Central Executive/Council/Branch Executive _________ or member of the ___________ or any reason of ___ error in judgement or ____ indiscretion on their part __ the performance of their ______ or otherwise on account ______ for willful negligence or _____._____ person being an office ______ or a member of ___ Central Executive Council/Branch Executive _________ or a member of ___ Association, his heirs, executors ___ administrators shall at time __ indemnified out of the _____ of the association from ___ against all costs, losses, _______ and or expenses whatsoever ________ or sustained by him __ the execution of his ______ or duties and every ______ having been a/or being __ office bearer or a ______ of the Central Executive _______/______ Executive Committee or a ______ of the Association, his _____, executors and administrators shall __ indemnified and saved harmless ___ of the funds of ___ Association against all action, _____,______ and demands whatsoever brought __ made against him or ____ either severally or jointly __ respect of any engagement __ the Association such as ___ be incurred by his ___ personal willful neglect or ________________
  • No less than three-fifth __ the life members and ____ members of the association ___ determine that it shall __ dissolved and thereupon it _____ be dissolved forth with __ at any time agreed ____, and all necessary steps _____ be taken by the _________ Committee for the disposal ___ settlement of the property __ the Association, the claims ___ liabilities, according to the _____ of the Association the __________ of affairs shall be ________ to the Principal court __ the original civil jurisdiction __ the district in which ___ office of the association ________ and the court shall ____ such order in the ______ as it shall deem _________ If on the dissolution __ the Association there remains _____ satisfaction of its debts ___ liabilities, any property whatsoever ___ same shall not be ____ or distributed among the _______ of the association but _____ be given or transferred __ some other institution or ____________ having the object of ___ advancement of medical sciences ___ art, such institution or ____________ to be determined by ___ three-fifth of the members __ or before the time __ dissolution and, if and __ far as effect cannot __ given to such provision ____ to some other charitable ______
  • All provisions of the _________ and Registration Act (1860) __ amended from time to ____ shall apply to the ___________