The Association shall be called
"INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGISTS"
The objectives of the Association shall be to promote
scientific knowledge of Medical Microbiology and its related
subjects, to plan and execute projects for the advancement of
this knowledge, to improve education in Medical Microbiology
and to promote any programme of professional and ethical
standing of medical microbiologists in India.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
The Association shall consist of Honorary, Founder, Life and
Persons of special distinction of Medical Microbiology shall
be eligible for election as Honorary Members, the number of
which shall be limited to twenty. Honorary Members, pay no
subscription to the Association. They have all the privileges
of Ordinary Members except the right to vote, and the right to
nominate Members to, or to serve on the Council of the
Association. Honorary Members shall be elected by not less
than three fourth votes of the Council following nomination by
two Council Members.
Persons of standing in Medical Microbiology, interested and
associated with theinitial formation of the Association and
who have donated a sum of Rs.250.00 eachupto December 1977,
shall be the Founder Members. They will have the same
rights,and privileges as those of the Life Members.
Persons above the age of fifty years who have deposited
Rs.500.00 each, or those below the age of fifty years, but
having at least five years standing in this profession, and
have deposited Rs. 1000.00 each, shall be the Life Members.
They will been titled to all the privileges of Ordinary
engaged in the study of Medical Microbio1ogy with M.B.B.S. or
postgraduate qualification in the speciality shall be eligible
for nomination as Ordinary Members. They will pay an annual
b) Candidates for election to the Association as Ordinary
Members shall send to the Secretary the details of their
qualifications on the special form provided for this purpose.
Each application must be supported by at least two Ordinary
/Founder/Life Members who have personal knowledge of the
candidate or by the Council. The Council may also nominate
c) When a person has been elected as Honorary, Founder, Life
or Ordinary Member of the Association, the Secretary shall
inform him of his election and shall send him a copy of the
d) An Ordinary Member shall pay an annual subscription of
Rs.150.00. The subscription shall be payable in advance and
shall become due on 1st January in each year.
e) Ordinary Members shall not be admitted to any of the'
privileges of the Association until after payment of the first
f) Resignation of a member shall be sent in writing to the
Secretary and the members so resigning shall be liable for the
payment of his annual subscription for the current year,
together with any arrears upto the date of tendering his
g) Any Ordinary Member whose subscription is two years in
arrears and who has been duly notified of the fact, shall, if
the Council sees fit, cease to be a member of the Association.
h) The Council may recommend the exclusion of an Ordinary
Member from the Association if in the opinion of the Council
the interests of the Association require it. Such
recommendation must be submitted at an Annual General Meeting
and shall become effective if two thirds of those voting are
in its favour.
i) Each Ordinary Member shall have the right to vote on all
questions submitted to any meeting of the Association at which
the member is present.
Association shall hold ordinary meetings at which scientific
papers shall be communicated and the ordinary business of the
Association transacted. The quorum of such meetings shall be
one third of the total membership. There shall also be an
Annual General Meeting at which the Secretary and the Editor
shall present their reports. The Treasurer shall present duly
audited accounts. Vacancies among the officers and the
Executive Council shall be filled and a firm of auditors
appointed. Atleast six weeks notice shall be given of any
meeting and notice of any resolution must reach the Secretary
atleast three weeks before meeting. The quorum Annual at
General Meetings shall be one third of the total membership.
b) Members may introduce visitiors to the Ordinary meeting of
the Association and to meetings of the specialist groups of
c) All members shall sign their names and also enter the names
of any visitorswhom they may introduce, in an attendance book
which shall be kept bythe meetings Secretary.
d) A visitor introduced by a member may submit a scientific
communication to the Association.
e) The Council may, whenever it thinks fit, convene other
General Meetings, which shall be called extraordinary General
Meeting, and it shall convene an extraordinary General Meeting
on the request in writing of not less than thirty ordinary
members to the Secretary. Such requests will state the purpose
for which the meeting is required.
f) The Council may invite any Scientific Association to
participate in ordinary meeting.
a) The business
of the Association shall be conducted by Executive Council. In
any matter concerning interpretation of the rules the decision
shall rest with the Executive Council The Executive Council
shall decide all matters concerning the Association which are
not covered explicitly by the rules. The Executive Council
shall meet as and when necessary and also one day before the
Annual General Meeting. The quorum for all Executive Council
Meetings shall be three.
b) The Executive Council shall consist of the President,
Secretary Treasurer, Editor, Joint Secretary, Associate Editor
and a minimum of six or maximum of nine members. When number
of Council Members reaches eleven, the quorum shall be six. In
special circumstances additional members may be co-opted to
the Executive Council, but they shall not have the right to
c) The Officers of the Association shall be a President,
Secretary, . Treasurer, Editor, Associate Editor of Indian
Journal of Medical Microbiology and Joint Secretary. The
President,. Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, Associate Editor and
Joint Secretary shall be appointed by the Executive Council
from the Founder, Life and Ordinary Members of more than five
years continuous membership of the Association.
i) The President
shall preside on all Annual General Body Meetings. In his
absence, the senior most member of the Executive Council shall
take the chair. The President shall be appointed for one year
and shall not be eligible for re appointment before three
years have elapsed after the previous term.
ii) The Secretary shall conduct all the affairs of the
Association, He/she will make all the arrangements of the
meetings. He/she will keep a list of all members of the
Association and send the notices to all of them regarding
meetings, vacancies, invite nominations, etc. He/She will
carry out all the duties concerned with the efficient running
of the Association. The secretary shall present its reports at
the Annual General Meeting. The Secretary shall be appointed
for a period of not more than three years. He/She shall not be
eligible for re-appointment to the same post before three
years have elapsed after the previous term.
iii) The Treasurer shall be appointed for the period of not
more than three years. He/She shall not be eligible for
re-appointment to the same post before three years have
elapsed after the previous term.
iv) The Editor shall carry out all the editorial duties for
the publication of the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
The Editor may not serve for more than three years generally.
His/her term may be extended but not more than a further
period of three years.
v) Joint Secretary shall be appointed for a period of not more
than three years. He/she shall not be eligible to appointment
to the same post before three years have elapsed after the
vi) Not less than six months before the expiry of the tenure
of any officer, the President shall ask the member the
Executive Council for nominations for the officer concerned.
Such nominations must be proposed and seconded by the members
of the Executive Council, who must previously have obtained
the consent of nominee. The election of the Officers i.e
President Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, Associate Editor and
Joint Secretary shall be held at the time of next meeting of
the Executive Council by the members of the Executive Council
and the results be announced at the next Annual General
vii) In case of any incidental vacancy, the senior most
elected member of the Executive Council shall perform the
duties of the President till the next statutory meeting. The
President may nominate persons from among the members of the
Council to perform the duties of Secretary, Treasurer or
Editor as the case may be till the next election.
d) Each year one
third of elected ordinary members of the Executive Council,
senior in order of election shall retire from office and shall
not be eligible for re-election until after the lapse of two
years. The names of the Executive Council members and of the
retiring members shall be printed in a notice by the Secretary
not later than six months before the Annual General Meeting
Nomination for the membership of Executive Council may by made
by any two Founder/Life/Ordinary Members and shall reach the
Secretary atleast three months before the Annual General Body
Meeting. Such nominations must be accompanied by a written
intimation from the nominee that he/she is willing to serve.
Candidates for election to the membership of the Executive
Council must have been members of the Association for at least
five years continuously. If necessary the Secretary shall send
to each Founder, Life and Ordinary member a ballot paper
1) The names of
the Executive Council Members
2) The names of retiring members and
3) The names of those nominated to fill the vacancies. The
ballot papers duly filled should reach the Secretary at least
four weeks before the next Annual General Meeting. The
Executive Council shall appoint two tellers for all ballots
who will declare the result at the Annual General Meeting.
a) The Indian
Association of Medical Microbiologists shall publish the
INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. The Editor of this
journal shall be appointed by the Council for a period of
three years and shall be eligible for re- appointment on the
recommendation of the Executive Council.
b) The Association shall publish the proceedings of the
Association notices of meetings, a list of members and any
other publications as shall be considered appropriate.
a) Under the
requirements of Section 4 of the Society Registration Act, the
list of members of the Executive Council shall be filled once
every year in the office of the Registrar of Societies.
b) Under the requirement of Section 6 of the Society
Registration Act, the Executive Council shall nominate a
member of the Executive Council to represent the Association
in the proceedings in any legal suits filed against
c) Under the requirement of Section 12 and 12-A of the Society
Registration Act, the rules of the Association can be altered
only at an Annual General Meeting and only after notice has
been given atleast two months previously. No alteration shall
be made unless three fifths of those voting are in its favour.
d) Under the requirements of Section 13 and 14 of the Society
Section 13: Dissolution of the Indian Association of Medical
Microbiologists may be effected if three-fifths of total
membership of the Association votes for it.
Section 14: Remaining assets of the Association shall not be
paid between the members but shall be handed over to other
Association as per the provisions of Section 14 of the Society
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
(IAMM NEWSLETTER, JAN. 2003)
Life Membership amount increased to Rs. 2000 w.e.f. January,
2003 Ordinary (Annual) members will be charged Rs. 500/- as
annual fee which includes subscription to IJMM. Postgraduate
(PG) members will be charged Rs. 250/- as annual fee without
subscription to IJMM and no voting rights. However, they will
receive IAMM Newsletter.