(Established in 1976)
Association shall be called "INDIAN
ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL
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
The Association shall consist of Honorary, Founder, Life and
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
of standing in Medical Microbiology, interested and associated with
the initial formation of the
Association and who have donated a sum of Rs.250.00 each upto
December 1977, shall be the Founder Members. They will have the same
rights,and privileges as those of the Life Members.
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 be entitled
to all the privileges of Ordinary Members.
Persons 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
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 candidates.
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 Rules.
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.
Ordinary Members shall not be admitted to any of the' privileges of
the Association until after payment of the first annual
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 resignation.
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.
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.
Each Ordinary Member shall have the right to vote on all questions
submitted to any meeting of the Association at which the member is
The Association shall hold ordinary meetings at which scientific
be communicated and the ordinary business of the Association
The quorum of such meetings shall be one third of the total
There shall also be an Annual General Meeting at which the
and the Editor shall present their reports. The Treasurer shall
duly audited accounts. Vacancies among the officers and the
Council shall be filled and a firm of auditors appointed. Atleast
weeks notice shall be given of any meeting and notice of any
reach the Secretary atleast three weeks before meeting. The quorum
at General Meetings shall be one third of the total membership.
Members may introduce visitiors to the Ordinary meeting of the
and to meetings of the specialist groups of the Association.
All members shall sign their names and also enter the names of any
visitors whom they may
introduce, in an attendance book which shall be kept by the
A visitor introduced by a member may submit a scientific
The Council may, whenever it thinks fit, convene other General
shall be called extraordinary General Meeting, and it shall convene
extraordinary General Meeting on the request in writing of not less
ordinary members to the Secretary. Such requests will state the
for which the meeting is required.
The Council may invite any Scientific Association to participate in
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
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 vote.
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 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.
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-appointement to the same post before three
years have elapsed after the previous term.
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
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
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 previous term.
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
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.
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 containing:
The names of the Executive Council Members
The names of retiring members and
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.
The Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists shall publish the
OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. The Editor of this journal shall
appointed by the Council for a period of three years and shall be
eligible for re-
appointment on the recommendation of the Executive Council.
The Association shall publish the proceedings of the Association
a list of members and any other publications as shall be considered
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.
Under the requirement of Section 6 of the Society Registration Act,
Council shall nominate a member of the Executive Council to
the Association in the proceedings in any legal suits filed against
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
only after notice has been given atleast two months previously. No
shall be made unless three fifths of those voting are in its favour.
Under the requirements of Section 13 and 14 of the Society
Registration Act. :
13 : Dissolution of the
Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists
be effected if three-fifths of total membership of the Association
votes for it.
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
TO THE CONSTITUTION
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.