(Registered Under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860)
1. NAME OF THE SOCIETY
Name of the Society should be All India Human Rights Association (AIHRA)
2. REGISTERED OFFICE
The registered office of the society shall be situated in the U.T. of Delhi and presently it is at R-178, Street No. – 8, Ramesh Park, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi- 110092
Administrative Office: 1/24, KMT Bhawan, Second Floor, Street No. 2, Lalita Park, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi – 110092.
3. JURISDICTION: Union Territory of Delhi
4. ESTABLISHED IN: 1987 and Registered in 1989.
5. AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Promote organisation of forums such as co-operative societies, mandals and association of women, youth and workers with a view to undertaking collective activities for socio-economic development.
Organize educational and vocational training programme with special focus for deprived sections, women/girls and unemployed youth to provide new skills, refine/sharpen/upgrade the existing skills leading to employment, self employment and income generation.
To follow, adopt & promote Universal Declaration of Human Rights of United Nations and Indian Constitution & National-International Law.
To spread awareness about Protection of Environments and Population Control.
To Promote/Solve Cause of Health Care, Food Problem, Housing/Shelter Problems & Humanitarian Relief/Refugees / Indigenous People Problems.
To help Disabled, Children, Youth, AIDS Patients, Ageing People, Drug Addicts, HIV Victims.
To Promote Welfare of Labour Union Rights & Economic & Social Development.
To promote & educate Equality, as well as Equity, International Integration, Brotherhood, Non-Violence, Love, Peace, Justice, Protection & Promotion of Human Rights for all.
To organize Conferences, Summits, Seminars, Meetings, Discussions, Debates, Study Courses, Collection of Statistics, Exhibitions, Shows, Tour Trips etc. (India and abroad)
To provide legal aid and advice for the indigent and weaker sections of the society and to share global health and global population change.
To suggest action for violation of rights by armed political groups and terrorists.
To create an environment as well as an understanding that Human Rights can easily become vulnerable to abuse of various structures and processes of power and to examine the inter-dependence of and linkage between Human Rights and democracy, pluralism, development, ecological balance, peace and harmony at the national and international levels.
To train the young men and women for facing the challenges of the pluralistic society and the rising conflicts and tensions in the name of particularistic loyalties to caste, religion and culture and to work in close cooperation with national Human Rights commissions on women, minorities, S.C., S.T. and NGOs and media organizations for promoting Human Rights education.
To make people aware of “Human Rights duties”, privileges, conduct training camps & workshops, establish old age homes, residential/vocational schools & colleges, research & medical colleges and Human Rights Camps.
To promote art & culture, maintain, encourage, and assist/help setting up Centers for promotion of Human Rights.
To promote social progress and better standards of life and activity in cooperation with the Government of India and other countries to promote human rights education.
To develop a more distinctive and effective role for the International Court of Justice to fulfill the Human Rights and spread the messages/values of Human Rights by way of Human Rights education.
To open training camps and workshops for the development of arts, plays and culture and raise funds through subscriptions, donations, trade to fulfill the aims and objects.
To establish and conduct centers of treatment and rehabilitation for the victims of violators of Human Rights.
To actively join hands with the Government of India and other countries to promote Human Rights education and help legal, social and economic discrimination against women and their exploitation in different ways.
To publish books, encyclopedias, monographs, journals and directories on Human Rights and study and prepare reports on the violation, etc.
To effectively work for gender inequalities, exploitations and injustice as also to encourage / assist talented artists, poets, singers, writers, social workers, journalists, doctors, judges, etc.
To organize and participate in cultural programmes to foster a spirit of nationalism to achieve co-operation in solving various problems of economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights.
To help freedom fighters, widows/war widows and orphans and running schools, colleges & similar institutions, etc.
To work for ensuring that basic Human Rights are respected everywhere and to keep the interest of disempowered communities foremost in all dealings with countries in which Human Rights violations occur.
To support through the UN framework, democratic and economic reforms in countries coming out to totalitarian control and to restrict cooperation with governing regimes that violate Human Rights.
To create AIHRA wings in the fields of legal, environment, media, youth, women, spiritual, political, publication, health, film, trade, education, project and planning, technology, labour and culture. These AIHRA wings will be functioning independently and globally under the cover of AIHRA Head Quarters and the Governing Body.
To establish National and International Campus anywhere in India or abroad to achieve the objectives mentioned above.
To popularize Human Rights education by way of case studies, documentaries and distance learning programmes and to establish electronic, print and voice media to promote AIHRA activities in India and abroad.
AIHRA will create a corpus out of trading activities on no-profit-no-loss basis to sustain its activities/ projects from the self-generated resources. AIHRA can also participate in joint venture projects with the Government of India or State Government Departments, Authorities approved by the Government or any other agencies approved by the Government in India and abroad, as the case may be.
31. To support and implement any other issues other than what has been mentioned above in consonance to our Objectives.
6. INCOME CLAUSE
All the incomes, earnings or immovable properties of the society shall be solely utilized and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only as set forth in the Memorandum of Association and no person thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus, profits or in any manner whatsoever, to the present or past members of the society or to any person claiming through any one or more of the present or past members. No members of society shall have any personal claim on movable or immovable properties of the society of make any profits, whatsoever by virtue of this membership. For any amendment to this clause, final decision rest with the Founder / President.
7. GOVERNING BODY- Attached in Last Page
The membership of the society is open to any person over and above five years of age and fulfills the terms & conditions of the society without discrimination of religion, caste, colour or creed but subject to the approval of the Governing Body. However, the decision of the Founder/President shall be final and binding.
Category Option-I Option-II Overseas Renewal
(for 1 Year) (for 10 Years) (for 10 years) (Every Year)
General Rs. 500/- Rs. 3650 US$ 500 Rs. 350/- PA
Active Rs. 1000/- Rs. 5500 US$ 750 Rs. 500/- PA
Special Active Rs. 2000/- Rs. 7000 US$ 1000 Rs. 1000/- PA
Senior Rs. 5000/- Rs. 8000 US$ 1200 Rs. 3000/-
(5 Years) (for 5 Years)
Life Rs. 10000/- Rs. 10000 US$ 1500 Rs. 5000/-
(for10 Years) (for 10 Years)
10. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
The national governing body shall have the power to expel a member from the society on the following terms & conditions.
(a) On his/her death
(b) Non payment of subscription and others within one month of its falling due.
(c) On his/her written resignation
(d) If he/she has not attended three consecutive meeting of the General body without any intimation.
(e) Any kind of misbehavior or misconduct may cause rejection of membership of AIHRA.
All the appeals should be referred to the National Governing Body of the Society. The decision of the National Governing Body shall be final. The Governing body, presided by the President, will take the decision after giving full opportunity to the person who appealed to clarify his case either by himself or by any one of his legal Representatives. The decision of the National Governing Body shall be communicated in writing to the person concerned within 15 days from the date of decision.
There is a provision for re-admission of membership, subject to the approval of the National Governing Body. In case the decision favours re-admission of the expelled Member, his continuance of Membership shall be subject to his/her paying up-to-date dues. The decision of the National Governing Body shall be final. However, the decision of the Founder/President shall be final and binding.
13. GOVERNING BODY:
A) National Governing Body
a) Respected Team (Non-officio status- Nominated)
Chief Patron, Patrons, Legal Advisors, Advisors, Auditor, Editorial Board, Convenors, Well Wishers & Others.
b) Working Team
President, Vice-President(s), Secretary General(s), Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Organising Secretaries, Treasurers,
c) Nominated Working Team:
Press Secretaries, Office Secretary, Spokesperson, Reporting officer, Publicity Officers, Project Directors, Observers & Others. However, the decision of the Founder/President shall be final and binding
d) Overseas Working Team
(Overseas Working Team shall be decided by the National Governing Body, and shall be akin to State / District working team)
e) Working Team of AIHRA wings
Working Team of AIHRA wings shall also be decided by the National Governing Body. The Working Team of these wings will function directly under the National Governing Body with certain delegated powers. These wings would be working independently and would report the outcome to the National Governing Body periodically. The National President will be Non -officio Chairman of all these Wings.
B) State / District / Block / Taluka / Villages Governing Body
a) Respected Team (Non-officio status)
Patrons, Legal Advisors, Advisors, Well wishers
b) Working Team
Chief, Chief Secretaries, Secretaries, Jt. Secretaries, Organising Secretaries, Office Secretaries, Press Secretaries, Convenor, Reporting Officers, Publicity Officers & others nominated.
The strength and the function & duties of the Working Team of both National, Wings, States, Districts, Blocks, Talukas, and Villages units shall be decided, from time to time, by the Founder / President, in consultation with the National Governing Body. However, the decision of the Founder / President shall be final and binding.
14. BANK ACCOUNT
The bank account of the society shall be operated by the National President or Treasurer with National President of the society. With saving account in any Nationalized Bank, RBI approved Bank and Post Office of India at any part of the country.
15. FUNCTION OF NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY:
The National Body consists of Active and Life Members of the society.
(a) To consider any business brought forward by the National Governing Body.
(b) There shall be an annual meeting of the National Body in the month of December coinciding with the World Human Rights day celebrations on 10th December, invariably, every year.
(c) In case of change in meeting date as mentioned above, not less than 15 days notice shall be given to members before the date of National Body meeting closing the agenda, specifying date, time and place.
16. SOURCES OF INCOME
(a) Subscription fee from members
(b) Life Membership
(c) Annual subscription fee for magazine
(d) By selling, membership badge, certificate & etc.
(e) From Donations & special contributions.
(f) Income from plays, shows & Programmes.
(g) Income from trading activities.
(h) Income from medical centres, hospitals, Educational Institutions opened by the society, etc.
17. FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNING BODY:
I National Governing Body
(a) To arrange finance, if required, from other Bank(s) institution of individuals on reasonable terms and conditions and the Governing Body as a whole is liable for its return.
(b) Carries out general policies laid down by the National Body.
(c) Considers and recommends reports, statements of audited accounts, and budget estimates for adoption and approval of the National Body.
(d) The Governing Body shall make plan for the future programme of the society.
(e) The Governing Body shall meet at least once in three months.
(f) The National Governing Body shall frame rules consistent with the Bylaws for the smooth, efficient, and disciplined operation of the Society.
(g) To publish literature, to propagate the system and to approach the public, other associations, agencies, Govt. Departments in the interest of the promotion of the aims and objects of the society.
(h) To promote the educational, economic & social backwardness of the citizens of India by arranging various programmes & by commencing the various institution like health club, hospital educational institution, library & institution to assist and provide all the facilities to the suffered of the natural of India.
(i) To enable the helpless to have their house by financing money on low interest & liberal repaying principle or by building the such house in any part of India for the same purpose.
(j) To make the people aware about his legal rights, duties & privileges Provided by the Govt. of India & the other private & Public Organisation & to assist them to get the benefit of that privileges.
II Governing Bodies of States / Districts / Talukas / Villages Units
(a) The Governing Body shall make plan for the future programme of the society.
(b) The Governing Body shall meet at least once in two months.
(c) To publish literature, to propagate the system and to approach the public, other associations, agencies, Govt. Departments in the interest of the promotion of the aims and objects of the society.
(d) To promote the educational, economic & social backwardness of the citizens of India by arranging various programmes & by commencing the various institution like health club, hospital educational institution, library & institution to assist and provide all the facilities to the suffered of the natural of India.
(e) To enable the helpless to have their house by financing money on low interest & liberal repaying principle or by building the such house in any part of India for the same purpose.
(f) To make the people aware about his legal rights, duties & privileges Provided by the Govt. of India & the other private & Public Organisation & to assist them to get the benefit of that privileges.
18. MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS :
All the income of the society shall be deposited in any nationalized bank(s), RBI approved Banks, and Post Office of India at any part of the country at the discretion of the National Governing Body.
19. DUTIES & POWER OF NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY :
1. The NGB will plan the policies and formulate steps to implement and achieve the aims & objects of the All India Human Rights Association.
2. The NGB can appoint/dismiss units/centres or office bearer of states/districts & other areas.
3. All the units/centres shall have to directly report to the National President for various activities.
4. Only the National President has the authority to appoint a person to any position, others can only refer or recommend to him.
5. The Memberships-primary or life membership can be given to any person only if any one member of National executive/units/centres Committee & existing members approve him.
6. Only the National President is authorized to print letter heads, issue identity cards & receive donations & subscription.
7. All the memberships would be accepted on a printed form available at the national office of AIHRA. The completed forms with payment should be sent to the national office of AIHRA.
8. The NGB will guide & advice the units/centres in various matters related to aims & objects of AIHRA.
9. If any unit/centre is not working efficiently or if the unit/centre is not active for a long time then the President/Founder can remove the unit/centre and can appoint new units/centres.
10. Only the national office is authorized to print & issue :
– Official letter heads of AIHRA
– Membership forms for all primary and executive members throughout India & abroad.
– Identity cards for all primary & executive members throughout India & abroad.
20. POWER AND FUNCTION OF THE OFFICE BEARERS:
President heads the Society. He presides over the meetings of the National Governing Body. President is the Non-officio Chairman of AIHRA Wings.
Vice-President chairs the meetings in the absence of the President. Any decision taken by the Vice-President in the absence of the President shall be ratified by the President soon after the decision taken, before implementation. If implemented, ex-post facto approval has to be taken from the President subsequently.
General Secretaries shall be responsible for all correspondence on behalf of the Society.
Issues notices for meetings and records the minutes of the meetings. The General Secretary also performs other duties entrusted to him or her by the President and the National Governing Body.
It is the duty of the Treasurer to maintain account books, vouchers, receipt books, and similar records. Issues receipts for all sums received. Under no circumstances, cash transaction towards membership be allowed. All the Subscription should be allowed to be received only by Demand Draft in favour of All India Human Rights Association “AIHRA” payable at Delhi. Treasurer also prepares a statement of the Society’s annual income and expenditures for approval by the National Governing Body. The bank account of the society shall be operated by the President or Treasurer with President of the society.
Secretary shall be responsible for all correspondence in the absence of General Secretary. Matters pertaining to the Society shall be dealt with by the Secretary in consultation with the General Secretary.
Organising Secretary shall be responsible for all the events undertaken by the National Headquarters. The centres / units in the State/District/Taluka/Village shall take suggestions from the Organising Secretary from time to time.
21. BUSINESS DIRECTION: The President is empowered to give direction regarding the business of the Society.
22. TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS OF THE SOCIETY: The transaction of business shall be carried through the National Governing Body.
23. REGULATION DUTIES, ACTIVITY OF UNITS/CENTRES :
1. To Plan the ways and means to implement various activities to achieve Aims & Objects Globally.
2. To plan and also to implement any activity (only with prior approval of National Governing Body of AIHRA) which are not listed in aims & objects of AIHRA.
3. To enroll new primary members time to time as per the guidelines, directions & approval of NGB.
4. To generate income from various sources such as :
(e) Other Sources
5. The units/centres should send a bi-monthly report to the president regarding.
(a) Various activities undertaken in last 2 months.
(b) Funds generated from various sources.
(c) Profile of future activities.
6. The unit/centre has to work whole-heartedly to increase the membership of AIHRA & organize various activities to achieve the aims & objects of the AIHRA.
7. Once a person is appointed as the unit officer/centre officers he/she should enroll at least 10 members for AIHRA within a period of 30 days.
8. The unit/centre shall get the membership form filled by new proposed members & send it to the National Governing Body for its approval along with his/her bio-data with photograph & residential proof.
9. Membership forms are solely printed & distributed by the National Governing Body.
10. Unit/centre shall send reports to the National Governing Body about any social & legal problems faced by local people.
24. FINANCIAL YEAR :
The financial year of the society shall start from the 1st day of April to 31st day of March of every year.
25. PREPARATION AND FILING RETURNS: Returns, registers, records, and statements that must be filed shall be prepared and filed by the President/Treasurer(s) / Secretary (ies).
26. ACCOUNTS AND AUDITS :
The Society shall maintain the register of the accounts of members free of charge.
Qualified auditor(s) to audit the accounts of the ensuing year will be appointed only at the Annual National Meeting. Remuneration will be fixed by the National Body.
27. THE TERMS OF NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY SHALL BE MINIMUM THREE YEARS.
28. THE TERMS OF UNITS/CENTRES SHALL BE FOR ONE YEAR.
29. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS:
The society may sue or be sued in the name of the President or General Secretary as per provisions laid down under section S. R. Act. 1860, as applicable to the Union Territory Delhi.
30. ANNUAL LIST OF GOVERNING BODY :
Once in every year a list of the office bearers and members of the Governing Body shall be filed with the Registrar of Society, Delhi as required under section 4 of the Societies Registration Act of 1860 as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi.
31. ANNUAL NATIONAL MEETING :
The Annual National Meeting will be held in the month of December every year before the end of the financial year. The following business will be addressed in the above meeting :
Appointed of members of the National Governing Body (once every three years).
Appointment of an auditor(s) for the ensuing financial year.
Consideration and adoption of the audited statements of accounts for the preceding year.
Passing the budget of the Society for the ensuing year.
Consideration of any other resolutions from the members received at least three weeks before the meeting.
Consideration of special programmes / events proposed to be conducted by the National Governing Body and AIHRA wings.
32. Notice of the Annual National Meeting shall be given to all members at least 15 days before the meeting. The notice shall contain the day, hour, and place and the object of the meeting. If there is a proposed Bylaws amendment, a copy of the amendment shall be provided to Active member through local delivery, post, circulation by the members, or through publication.
The National Governing Body may call an Extraordinary General Meeting with 15 days notice.
33. EXHIBITION OF REGISTERS: The Members’ Register, Minutes Book, and Books of Accounts shall be kept at the registered office / National Administrative Office of the Society for inspection by its members. A request to inspect these Registers is free and should be made in writing to the General Secretary / Secretary.
Alternation, extension or abridgement of purposes (Aims & objects) or changes of name are applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi & at Founder’s / President’s decision.
The amendment in the memorandum shall be made under this section.
The following Amendments to the Bylaws has been discussed in a National Body Meeting in 10 December, 2010.
The activities of the Society shall be confined to the globe.
The activities shall be purely charitable in nature and not motivated for profit.
The funds of the Society shall be utilized only for its objectives. No portion shall be distributed in any manner to the trustees or any person defined in section 13 (1) (c) of the Income Tax Act 1961.
The funds of the Society shall be invested as per section 11 (5) of the Income Tax Act 1975.
The post of Founder President will be for life.
The Vice-President, General Secretary, Secretary and Treasurer and other members of the National Governing Body will be Appointed at the National Body Meeting. They will hold office for three years, after which they will be eligible for Appointment for one more term.
35. The Annual Conference:
Should be conducted in the month of December.
The Organizing Committee can get a seed money from the AIHRA to begin conference planning. The amount will be decided by the National Governing Body.
The Organizing Committee should return any excess funds to the Society after the conference.
The audited accounts of the conference income and expenditures should be submitted to the Treasurer / Co-ordinator within one month after the conference.
The Organizing Committee should consult and follow the National Governing Body’s conference guidelines.
If the society need to be dissolved it shall be dissolved as per provisions laid down U/s 13 & 14 S. R. Delhi of 1860 as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi & decision of Founder / President.