ACADEMY OF FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY(INPAFO)â€
OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATION:
registered office of the Society shall remain in the State of Punjab
And at present, it is at the following address: c/o Prof R.K. Gorea,
#4, Charan Bagh, Patiala â€“ 147001.
AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION:
encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and
promote the progress of Forensic Odontology. To highlight the
importance and to raise the standard of medicolegal odontology work
in relation to theÂ administration of justice.
co-operate with other Scientific Associations.
encourage and publish important research in all branches of Forensic
represent internationally the research work carried out in Forensic
advise the Governmental bodies on matters pertaining to Forensic
organize and arrange meetings, workshops, and symposia on Forensic
Odontology and allied subjects.
serve and administer funds, grants, endowments for the furtherance
of research in Forensic Odontology.
own and acquire, administer and dispose of properties movable and
immovable of the Academy.
OF RULES & REGULATIONS:-
Who are actively engaged in
the field of Forensic Odontology and who have made significant
contribution to the literature of Forensic Odontology: or
Who have advanced the cause of
Forensic Odontology in some other significant manner or
Who pursue a career which has
a direct or indirect bearing on the aims and objects of the Academy
(See chapter-IV for the eligibility of membership)
To become a member of the
INPAFO, one shall apply for it on a prescribed membership form with
the introduction by any two of its members to the president.
The membership will be subject
to the approval by the 2/3rdÂ majority
of the members of the executive council present in the meeting.
life Member: Those
members who laid the foundation of the forumare
to be known as founder life members.
active member will be entitled to all rights and privileges
and subject to all obligations which membership of the academy
confers or implies. Such rights shall include eligibility to seek,
if otherwise qualified, any office of the association and the right
to vote on all matters and such obligations shall include regular
payment of dues,
participation in the activities of the association. They are supposed
to reflect a good image of the association in the community.
persons, who sponsor one or more activities of
the forum or donate 5000/ or more annually for three years will be
treated as privileged members.
with extraordinary academic achievements
and contribution to the society may be honored by the academy by
conferring upon them the honorary membership.The membership will be
subject to the approval by the 2/3rd
of the members of the executive council present in the meeting.
will be ordinarily three patrons of the association who shall
guide and assist in the smooth functioning of the association. The
patrons will always occupy a place of primacy in the meetings and
of the association. The tenure of the patron will be reviewed by the
executive council after every two years. The executive council may
consider to confer the status of patron on privileged members.
membership will be INR 200/- .
membership will be 1000/-
will be the admission fee for all the members.
of membership may be changed subject to the approval by the 2/3rd
majority of the members of the executive council present in
(Formation and Functions)
The affairs of the Association
shall be managed by the Body known as â€œExecutive councilâ€.The
list of the present Executive council is fully detailed as follows:
vice president (one from each
Executive members (maximum 10
commencement of this constitution and bye-laws, only those members
can contest for the executive council who has been active members of
the association for more than three years.
The tenure of the executive council will be two years unless
otherwise extended by the general house.
It shall be the duty of the executive council to hold the election at
the time of annual general meeting every two year unless restrained
by any exigency or emergency. Election procedure: In case the
election is necessitated:
The general house will elect
the office bearers and executive members.
Every voter member present in
the election meeting of the general house will cast only one vote.
The presiding officer will
conduct the elections of the office bearers and executive members
out of the general house members present there.
The organizing secretary will
notify the newly constituted executive council to all the members of
the general house at the earliest possible preferably within a week.
No member of the Executive
council shall be entitled to any fee or remuneration for the work of
the Association except for the actual expenses or the traveling
allowance incurred by him for the work of the Association.
The Executive council shall
have the power to prescribe special condition and rules for the
admission of the members to the Society.
VESTED IN THE GOVERNING BODY:Â The
funds(movable and immovable) of the Society shall be vested in the
Executive council which shall have theÂ power to administer the
same. To seek exemption from the income tax u/s 80 G, the funds
collected on account of donations etc will be deposited in the
reserve fund. However, the extent of reserve funds will be
determined by the executive council.
the executive council will meet 2-3 times once in a financial year
and transact, interalia , the following business:-.
The Presidentâ€™s Report on
the functioning and achievement of the Society.
Election of the Governing
Passing the Annual Budget.
All other matter of general
The executive council shall
cause the minutes book of its proceedings of all the meetings and
shall cause entriesâ€™ to be made their in of all the resolutions
put to vote and the results of the voting and any such minutes
signed by the president/general secretary/organizing secretary
present at the meeting shall be sufficient evidence of the passing
of the resolution.
The president shall be
entitled to take the chair at every meeting of the executive council
and general house. In his absence, Sr. vice president shall preside
over the meeting. In the case of equality of votes, the president
shall have a casting vote.
The president may spend, in
the interest of the association, up to INR 2500/ in anticipation of
the approval of the general house.
The executive council may act
for all purposes notwithstanding any vacancy in its number.
All the proceedings at any
meeting of the council shall be valid and effectual even if it is
discovered afterward that any of the members of the council was not
properly elected or qualified to attend the meeting.
Meetings: The President of the Association shall have the power to
call for special Meeting of the General Body and Executive Council by
giving 7 days and 24 hours. Urgent notice respectively to the members
any meeting of the executive council, 1/3 of the total executive
council shall constitute the quorum and in the meetings of the
general house 1/5 of its membership shall constitute the quorum.
the resolutions and decisions at the meetings shall be taken by
Majority view or by election by the members present in the meeting.
The bankers shall be appointed
or may be changed by the governing council.
The bank account will be
opened in the name of the association to be operated by any two of
the following three office bearers that is a. president, b. general
secretary and c. finance secretary, any other approved member.
Along with the annual report
of the activities of the association, the financial report for the
year will be placed before the general house by the president or the
general secretary at the election meeting of the forum.
OF RECORDS: â€“Every
member of the Association has the right to inspect the records of
the Association and the General Secretary shall grant the necessary
permission for the same at all reasonable times.
of the constitution: â€“The
constitution may be amended by 2/3 majority of the total membership
of the executive council and approved by the simple majority of the
general house present and voting.
Any number not less than
the members present at the meeting specially convened for the
purpose may determine that the Society shall be dissolved whether
for with or at any future time then agreed upon. This special
meeting may be convened by the President of the Association on the
written requisition of 101 life members of the association.
2. If on
the dissolution of the Society, there shall remain after the
satisfaction of its debts and liabilities and property, what so ever,
nor impressed with any Society, agreed between the Society and the
Donor or Donors, the same shall not be paid or distributed amongst
the members of the Society or any of them but shall be given to some
other Society or Institution working for the same or similar objects
as those of the Society to be determined by the Votes of not less
than 3/5thÂ of
the members present in person and entitled to vote at the meeting
convened for the purpose.
also provided that the Charitable Trust/Society to whom the assets of
this Trust/Society shall be transferred has similar objects and aims
and also enjoy recognition under Section 80-G of Income Tax, 1961 as
amended from time to time.
members who work against the objectives of the association and/or
indulge in misconduct or who do not clear their dues in time, their
membership may be terminated by the 2/3 majority of executive
council. Provided that before terminating the membership, one
monthâ€™s notice shall be given to explain as to why his membership
should not be terminated. Membership shall cease automatically on
theÂ death of the member.
OF ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT THEREOF:-Regular
accounts of Trust/Society shall be maintained. The yearly accounts
shall be closed on 31st
of each year. The accounts of the Trust/Society shall be duly
audited by Chartered Accountant.
OF FUNDS OF THE ASSOCIATION:-The
funds of the Trust/Society 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. It hereby
clarified that all the members of the Trust/Society are rendering
social and honorary services and have no personal interest.
The president is authorized to borrow money for the purpose of the
society from Banks, Financial Institution(s) and NGOâ€™s. He can
also mortgage/self-lease societyâ€™s property on its behalf.
OF THE ASSOCIATION:-The
benefits of the Association shall be opened to all mankind
irrespective of Caste, Creed or Religion.
It is specifically provided that all the members of the Association
including the members in the managing committee shall be rendering
Honorary services to the Association. No portion of the income of
the Association shall be utilized for payment to the members of the
Association including members of the Executive Council by way of any
profit, interest, dividend etc. The funds of the Income of the
Association shall solely be Utilised for the achievements of the
objects of the Association.
No amendment of the memorandum of Association/By Laws/Rules and
Regulations shall be made which may provide to be repugnant to the
provisions of section 2(15),11,12 and 13 and 80-G of the Income Tax
act,1961 as amended from time to time. Further, no amendment shall
be carried out without the prior approval of the Commissioner of
President of the Association shall conduct regulate and preside all
the meetings of the Association. His rulings as to point of order
shall be final and conclusive. He shall also be the appointing
authority of the employees of the Association.
VICE PRESIDENT: â€“In
the absence of the President, the Vice President shall preside over
all the meetings of the Society and exercise all such powers.
General Secretary shall look after the affairs of the Association
under the directions of the Executive Council. The General Secretary
shall keep or cause to be kept proper minutes of the proceedings of
the meetings of the Association. He will do all such acts and things
which are necessary for implementing the decisions and resolutions
of the Executive Council or General Body. He shall also keep or
cause to be kept all records of the Association at a place to be
determined by the Executive Council.
FINANCE SECTREARY: â€“The
Treasure shall act under the directions of the Governing Body. He
will maintain upto date account of all income and expenditure of the
Association. He will also prepare a statement of accounts on the
close of a year.
The Association shall work
within the ambit of Societies Registration Act, 1860.
The funds of the Association
shall be spent for such purposes only as have been defined as
charitable under the Income tax or any other law governing for the