3.2 All the incomes, earnings, movable or immovable properties of the Association shall be solely utilised and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only as set forth in the Memorandum of Association and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonuses, profits or in any manner whatsoever to the present or past member/s of the Association or to any person claiming through any one or more of the present or the past members. No member/s of the Association shall have any personal claim on any movable or immovable properties of the Association or make any profits, whatsoever, by virtue of his membership.
In the interpretation of these articles the following words and expressions shall have the following meaning unless repugnant to the subject or context.
a) “The Act” means the Societies Registration Act 1860 or any other statutory modification or enactment thereof for the time being in force.
b) “Articles” means and include these Articles of Association and Rules and Regulations of the Association from time to time in force.
c) “Association” means this Association namely “Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers Association”.
d) “General Body” means the members, having voting rights, for the time being of the General Body constituted as provided in these articles.
e) “Governing Council” means the members for the time being of the Governing Council constituted as provided in these articles.
f) “Representative” means the registered representative of the different members of the General Body / Governing Council.
1 RULES & REGULATIONS
1.1 NAME OF THE ASSOCIATION:
The name of the Association shall be INDIAN PRINTING PACKAGING & ALLIED MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION.
1.2 CATEGORY OF MEMBERS:
There shall be five categories of members namely:-
1) Regular Member
2) Associate Member
3) Technocrat Member (individuals)
4) Life Member
5) Honorary Member
1.3 DEFINITION OF MEMBERS
1) Regular Member:
A Regular member shall be a person, firm or body corporate engaged in the manufacture of Printing, Packaging, Signage, Digital, Allied Machinery & Printing Related Materials.
2) Associate Member:
An Associate Member shall be a person, firm or body corporate associated with the Trading of Printing, Packaging, Signage, Digital, Allied Machinery & Materials and trades like, Advertising Agencies or Organisations with aims and objects related with or similar to those of the Association.
3) Technocrat Member:
A Technocrat Member shall be an individual who has specialised or achieved distinction in the Graphic Arts or Packaging field.
4) Life Member:
A Life Member shall be a person, firm or body corporate, engaged in the manufacture of Printing, Packaging, Signage, Digital and Allied Machinery who pays one time subscription to the Association, as decided by Governing Council from time to time. A life member need not pay Annual Subscriptions.
5) Honorary Member:
i) Honorary Member shall be selected by the Governing Council. However, he shall neither have any voting right nor hold any office of Office bearer. His term shall be from the date of appointment up to the date of the next General Body meeting.
ii) All such entities who participate in various promotional activities of Printing and related Trade shall automatically become Honorary members of the Association.
1.4 ADMISSION AND QUALIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP:
a) The applicant shall sign and forward an application form as may be prescribed from time to time by the Governing Council, duly filled in and complete in all respect together with prescribed entrance fee and annual membership subscription for one year as prescribed for the category of membership for which the applicant may apply as a member. The applicant must be introduced by any Regular Member. The Governing Council shall be the sole judge as to the eligibility, category of membership or otherwise of an applicant for membership of the Association and it shall not be bound to assign any reason whatsoever for its decision, which shall be final and conclusive.
b) All applications for membership shall be placed by the Honorary General Secretary before the meeting of the Governing Council, with remarks or reports thereon, from the respective zonal Vice Presidents and Joint Secretaries. Governing Council may accept, reject or postpone consideration thereof. The decision of the Governing Council will be intimated to the applicant. If the application is accepted, an official receipt for entrance fee and annual membership subscription will be forwarded to the applicant. If it is rejected, the amount received with the application will be refunded without interest to the applicant within thirty days of such rejection. A rejected applicant may re-present his application along with necessary entrance fee and annual membership subscription after three months of such rejection. However a rejected application may at any time be considered even within the period of three months, if at least five members of the Governing Council recommend such re-consideration stating reasons therefore. In any case the decision of the Governing Council will be final and binding.
c) All the category of members, other than individual member, will nominate a person from their organisation for representation in IPAMA. Only such nominated person will be eligible to contest in the elections of the Governing Council or for any Office Bearer’s post.
d) Member organisation, however, can change the nominee. But, the change must be informed to IPAMA at least three months prior to any elections announced by IPAMA. No change in the nominee will be allowed while filing nominations for elections.
1.5 SUBSCRIPTION (Entrance Fee & Annual Membership Subscription):
a) Amount of Entrance Fee and Annual Membership Subscription for all categories of members will be decided by the Governing Council from time to time.
b) The Annual Membership Subscription would be payable to the Association in advance on the first quarter of the financial year. However, in case of admission of a member when the residual period in the financial year is less than six months, the annual membership subscription will be payable half of the amount.
c) A Member whose subscription will be in arrears for more than 3 (three) months will be deprived of voting right till such time the subscription is paid. In any case the arrears of subscription shall remain a debt due to and recoverable by the Association.
1.6 CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP:
A member shall, ipso facto, cease to be Member of the Association if:
a) In the case of a member being an individual, he dies or is adjudged insolvent or becomes of unsound mind.
b) In the case of member being a firm, it is dissolved or firm is adjudicated insolvent.
c) In the case of a member being body corporate, an order made by a competent Court for winding up the body corporate except for re-constitution.
d) Such member who fails to pay subscription within 24 months from the date of the same becoming due, provided that the Governing Council may, on an application made, by any person/firm/body corporate, who ceases to be a member under this clause, re-admit such person/ firm/body corporate on such conditions as it may decide. However, after 6 months from the date the subscription has become due, the defaulting member should be regularly reminded of cessation clause. A show cause notice should be served on the defaulting member 60 days before 24 months of default / date of invoking this clause, whichever is later.
e) Such member, being an individual, is convicted of an offence under the Indian Penal Code involving moral turpitude and sentenced to imprisonment.
A member wishing to resign shall give a written notice to the Honorary General Secretary. But such resignation shall be effective only on and from the date the same has been accepted by the Governing Council.
1.8 SUSPENSION AND EXCLUSION:
A member or a representative of a member on General Body or Governing Council may be expelled, suspended or disqualified by the Governing Council for doing any act or pursuing any conduct that is either in contravention of the Articles of the Association or detrimental to the interest of the Association or is in any way injurious to its welfare and interest or is likely to endanger harmony or affect the character and stability or interest of the Association or the Governing Council. The Governing Council may impose a fine or penalty as it may deem fit. Opportunity will be given to the member or representative concerned to be heard before taking any action against it or him, as aforesaid. On cessation or resignation or suspension or expulsion or in any other event, the entrance fee shall not be refunded. In case of suspension, the annual membership subscription shall be due and payable by the member for and during the period of suspension.
1.9 RIGHTS & PRIVILEGE OF MEMBERSHIP:
a) A Regular / Life Member of the Association will have the right to vote and be elected to Governing Council, Committees and Sub-Committees. All other category of members shall have no voting right or the right to hold office or be a member of the Governing Council. Members will be eligible for re-election only if they have attended minimum 60% of the meetings of the Governing Council held in previous and prevailing term of Governing Council.
b) Notwithstanding anything contained here-in-above, the Governing Council may nominate or co-opt an individual as a member of the Governing Council from the Regular/Associate/Technocrat members of the Association and the tenure of such a member shall be till the tenure of the Governing Council. Co-opted members will have the voting rights and right to hold office other than President, Honorary General Secretary and Treasurer.
c) Every member of the Association who is on the General Body will have right to examine all records and books of accounts etc., upon intimating his intention to do so.
2 GENERAL BODY:
General Body will consist of nominees of Regular Members & other Members and individual sole proprietor members.
2.2 The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be called by the Honorary General Secretary at least once every year but not later than 15 months of the previous meeting.
2.3 A special General Meeting of the Association may be called at any time by the Honorary General Secretary or on the requisition in writing of not less than one third of the members of the Governing Council or one third of the members of the General Body, and on receipt of valid and proper requisition, such meeting shall be called within sixty days thereof failing which requisitionists will be entitled to call the same at the expense of the Association and at such a requisitioned meeting if quorum is not present, it shall stand dissolved and the requisitionists shall not be entitled to any expenses for calling the said meeting.
2.4 No business except ordinary business as hereinafter defined shall be transacted at an Annual General Meeting.
2.5 Notice of all General Meetings shall be duly posted through Courier / E-mail / Fax / SMS to all the General Body members at the addresses borne on the Register of the Association, 21 days prior to the meeting and such posting shall be sufficient proof of Notice.
At all meetings of the General Body, 20% of present Regular Members shall constitute the quorum.
a) If within half an hour from the time appointed for any meeting, a quorum is not present, the meeting if called upon the requisition of the Governing Council members, shall be dissolved and in any other case it shall stand adjourned to some other date and at such time and place as the Chairperson may decide and if at the adjourned meeting, quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting, the members present shall constitute a quorum.
3. GOVERNING COUNCIL:
3.1 The General Administration, management, policy decision and control of the affairs of the Association shall vest in the Governing Council and day-to-day administration, management and conduct of the business of the Association will vest in and shall be the responsibility of the office bearers to be elected by the members of the Governing Council from amongst its members as provided hereafter.
3.2 The Governing Council will consist of following:
1) Elected members – 18
(from Regular Members)
2) Ex-Officio Members – 3
(Immediate past President, Honorary General Secretary and Treasurer)
3) Representative of Life Members – 1
4) Co-opted Members – up to 3
(from Regular/Associate/Technocrat members)