1. NAME OF THE SOCIETY: The name of the Society shall be “THE INDIAN SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS”, or, by abbreviation “INSEE”, hereafter referred to as the Society. 2. REGISTERED OFFICE: The headquarters of INSEE shall be at present at Institute of Economic Growth, University Enclave, Delhi – 110007. 3. AIMS AND OBJECTS: The following shall be the aims and objects:
- To encourage multi-disciplinary, scientific and technological research on the integration of Ecology, Economics and related disciplines and to promote general understanding of the results of that research through education, policy analysis, communication and other appropriate means.
- To promotesustainability at the global, regional, national and local levels.
- To foster inter-discipliFnary discourse within and between the social and natural sciences in India and other countries.
- To provide an Indian and South Asian regional focus for activities in Ecological Economics.
- To establish and maintain interaction with the International Society of Ecological Economics i.e. ISEE, Solomons, M.D. 20688 U.S.A. and other international organisations working in thesame field
4. In order to fulfil its aims and objects, the roles and responsibilities of the Society shall include:
- promoting sustainable use of natural resources through reconciling ecological and economic considerations.
- organising and promoting activities, highlighting the relevance ecological economics for sustainable development & environmental conservation..
- publishing INSEE News Letter disseminating information about the activities and achievements of society and new developments in the field ofecologicaleconomics.
- organising seminars, workshops, training programme as necessary and networking nationaly and internationaly through electronic mails & other means.
- organising INSEE Biennial conferences on Ecological Economics.
- promoting membership and participation in international and other societies’ programmes.
- to receive any aid or grants from the government and/or from otherfunding agencies for the purposes of the fulfilment of the aims and objects of the Society.
All the income earnings, moveable immovable properties of the Societies shall be solely utilised and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only set forth in the Memorandum of Associationand no profit on thereof shall be paid or transferred directlyor indirectly by way of dividends bonusprofits or in any manner whatsoever to the present or past members of the Society or to any personsclaiming through any one or more of the present or past Members.No Members of Society shall haveany personal claim on any moveable or immovable properties of the Society or make any profit,whatsoever by virtue of his Membership 5. MEMBERS OF THEGOVERNING BODY: The names, addresses, occupations and designations ofthe Governing body to whom the management of the Society is entrusted as required under Section 2of the Societies Registration Act 1860 as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi are as follows:
|Sr.No||NAME||ADDRESS||OCCUPATION||DESIGNATION||DESIGNATION DESIGNATION IN SOCIETY|
|1||Prof. Kanchan Chopra||Institute of Economic Growth University Enclave|
Delhi – 110007
|Research/Teaching||Professor, Institute of Economic Growth||President|
|2||Prof. M.V. Nadkarni||Institute for Social & Economic Change, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore-560072||Research/Teaching||Professor, Institute for Social & Economic Change||Vice President|
|3||Prof. C.K. Varshney||Jawaharalal Nehru University New Delhi -110067||Research/Teaching||Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharalal Nehru University||Secretary|
|4||Prof. Dinesh K. Marothia||Ministry of Agriculture|
Room No.28, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi -110001.
|Policy Analyst/Research||Member, Commission for Agriculture Costs & Prices||Treasurer|
|5||Prof. Bina Agarwal||Institute of Economic Growth University Enclave Delhi – 110007.||Research/Teaching||Professor, Institute of Economic Growth||Member|
|6||Shri.V.B. Eswaran||F-7/10, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057.||Civil Service (Retd.)/Policy Analyst||Secretary, Govt. of India (Retd.)||Member|
|7||Prof. Jyoti Parikh||Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research , Gen. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E),Bombay – 400 065.||Research/Teaching||Senior Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay||Member|
|8||Dr. Sharatchchandra Lele||Institute for Social & Economic Change, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore-560072.||Research/Teaching||Associate Professor, Ecology and Economics Unit, Institute for Social & Economic Change||Member|
5A. OFFICE BEARERS:
- (a) The first President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Society shall be Prof. Kanchan Chopra, Prof. M.V. Nadkarni, Prof. C.K. Varshney, Prof. Dinesh K. Marothia respectively.
- (b) Bank accounts shall be opened in any nationalised bank and will be operated by any two office bearers of the Society. All accounts will be audited yearly by the Auditors appointed by the Steering Council.
6. Desirous persons: We, the undersigned are desirous of forming a Society namely THE INDIAN SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS under Section 2 of the Society’s Registration Act of 1860 as applicable to the Union Territory of Delhi in insurance of the Memorandum of Association of the Society:
|Sr.No||NAME||ADDRESS||OCCUPATION||DESIGNATION||DESIGNATION DESIGNATION IN SOCIETY|
|1||Prof.Kanchan Chopra||Institute of Economic Growth University Enclave|
Delhi – 110007.
|Research/Teaching||Professor, Institute of Economic Growth||Sd/-|
|2||Prof. M.V. Nadkarni||Institute for Social & Economic Change, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore-560072.||Research/Teaching||Professor, Institute for Social & Economic Change||Sd/-|
|3||Prof. C.K. Varshney||Jawaharalal Nehru University New Delhi-110 067.||Research/Teaching||Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharalal Nehru University||Sd/-|
|4||Prof. Dinesh K. Marothia||Ministry of Agriculture|
Room No.28, Krishi Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001
|Policy Analyst/Research||Member, Commission for Agriculture Costs & Prices||Sd/-|
|5||Prof. Bina Agarwal||Institute of Economic Growth University Enclave Delhi – 110007.||Research/Teaching||Professor, Institute of Economic Growth||Sd/-|
|6||Shri. V.B. Eswaran||F-7/10, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057.||Civil ervice(Retd.)/ Policy Analyst||Secretary, Govt. of India (Retd.)||Sd/-|
|7||Prof. Jyoti Parikh||Indira Gandhi Institute of evelopment Research , Gen. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E),|
Bombay – 400 065
|Research/Teaching||Senior Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay||Sd/-|
|8||Dr. Sharatchchandra Lele||Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagaraabhavi Post Bangalore -560072 Karnataka.||Research/Teaching||Associate Professor, Ecology and Economics Unit , Institute for Social and Economic Change||Sd/-|
1. RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOCIETY
- Name of the Society: The name of the Society shall be “THE INDIAN SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS”, or, by abbreviation “INSEE”, hereafter referred to as the Society.
- Membership Defined: There shall be the following categories of membership of the Society:
- Founder Member: All persons and corporate bodies who received and signed their consent to the first circular issued on 24th September, 1998 and paid their subscription before 31st December, 1998 shall be deemed to be Founder members of the Society, in the appropriate category of ordinary/life or corporate member/s.
- Life Member: Any individual or corporate body may become a Life member by paying the appropriate membership fee.
- Ordinary Member: Members other than founder, life, corporate and student members shall be ordinary members.
- Student Member: Persons registered for a course or for pursuing a research programme (M.Phil/Ph.D) at a recognised University or Institution shall be student members.
- Corporate Member: i. Non-profilt institutions, ii. Other : Any Corporate institution (including registered bodies and trusts) can become a corporate member by paying the appropriate fee.
- Honorary Member: An Honorary member will be a nominated member, nominated by the General Body.Applications for membership of the Society other than those of founder members shall be made to the Executive Committee in the prescribed form, duly proposed and seconded by members of the Society, and accompanied by payment of the appropriate membership fee by local cheque(for Delhi only) or demand draft or credit card. The Executive Committee may accept or reject any application and shall cause the applicant to be informed of the decision.
- Admission And Qualification For Membership: Membership of the INSEE shall be open to any individual or corporate body who is in agreement with the objects of the Society and who is prepared to work for their furtherance.
- Subscription: The subscription of membership falls due at the beginning of each calender year. The membership fees for the different categories of members are as follows; the year for annual memberships to be the calendar year:
Ordinary Membership: Rs.200/- per yearStudents: Rs.100/- per year(for five years only)Life Membership: Rs.2000/-
- Corporate bodies(including registered Bodies and Trusts): Ordinary Membership: (i) Non-profit institutions: Rs.2500/- per year, (ii) Others: Rs.3000/- per yearLife Membership: Rs.10, 000/- per year
- Annual membership fees should be paid in advance in the month of January, and for new members whenever membership commences and in January thereafter.
- The Executive Committee shall have the powerto revise the membership fee for any categoryfrom time to time, subject to a ratification by the General Body.
- Cessation of the Membership: Any member can resign from the Membership of the Society by tendering a letter of resignation to the Executive Committee. The cessation of Membership will have to be approved by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has a power to cease the membership of any member. Non payment of membership fee shall automatically lead to cessation of membership.
- Appeal and Re-Admission of Members: If any question arises as to whether a person is or has been subjected to any disqualification, the question shall be referred for decision to the President and his decision shall be final and no suit or proceeding shall lie in any civil court against such decision.
- Rights and Privileges of Membership: The Membership of the Society shall be open to all persons of whatever race, religion, creed, caste or class. No test or condition shall be imposed on religious belief or profession in admitting or appointing members.
2. GENERAL BODY
- General Body Defined: There shall be one General Body meeting of INSEE every year at the time and place decided by the Executive Committee starting from one to be held at the time of the first conference in 1999.
- Powers, duties and functions of the General Body: Such General Body meeting (a) shall consider the annual report submitted by the Executive Committee together with the audited accounts of the Society for the preceding year; (b) shall appoint auditors and legal advisors for the ensuing year; (c) shall transact such other business as may be placed before it for disposal by Executive Committee and which shall have been stated in the notice for the general meeting; (d) shall elect the Executive Committee and the Office bearers when due.
- Notice of meeting and periodicity of meeting: Notice for such a meeting shall be addressed to every member at the address as given in the membership application or as changed thereafter, at least twenty-one clear days before the day of meeting. Non-delivery of a notice, either absolutely or at the proper time for accidental reasons shall not in any way invalidate the meeting or any decision taken there at.
3. MANAGING/GOVERNING BODY/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- Executive Committee Defined, Composition, Strength, Election, Quorum etc.
- The management of the property and funds, and of all the work of the Society shall vest in the Executive Committee hereinafter called the Committee. The Executive Committee shall consist of a President and ten members all elected by the General Body and 2 members co-opted by the President with the approval of the above elected members. No member shall hold office as office-bearer for two consecutive terms on the same post. No salaried officer or employee of the Society shall be member of the Committee.
- Except what is expressly declared to be decided upon by the General Body or a matter of policy or a change in the constitution, the Executive Committee shall be generally responsible for the fulfilment of the objectives of the Society through such methods as it may consider necessary subject only to the ultimate authority of the General Body.
- Every member of the Society shall be eligible for election to the Executive Committee.
- Every member of the Executive Committee shall have one vote to be exercised in person except the President who shall have a casting vote only in case of tie.
- The President and Executive Committee shall be elected by the General Body.
- The Executive Committee amongst themselves shall elect the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Joint Secretary(s) and the Treasurer.
- The term of the President, Vice-president, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer shall be of two years.
- The Executive Committee shall meet at least once in six months.
- The Committee may appoint any sub-committees, with power to co-opt persons, for any of the objectives of the Society, or for any specific task
- Every such sub-committee co-appointed shall function under the guidance and control of the Committee and carry out such directions as may be given to it from time to time by the Committee.
- The committee may from time to time frame such bye-laws as may be necessary and consistent with the purposes and objectives of the Society, to be ratified by the General Body.
- Quorum for the meeting of the Executive Committee, the general body and for an Extra-ordinary general body meeting shall consist of one-third the number of members of the committee/body.
- Office Bearers
The Society shall have the following office bearers: (i) The President (ii) Vice President (iii) Treasurer (iv) Secretary and (v) not more than two Joint Secretaries. The President shall be directly elected by the General Body and the rest of the office bearers will be elected by the members of the Executive Committee in the first meeting held after elections.The Office-bearers are ex-officio members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may from time to time provide for the constitution and management of Branches whether at home or abroad and give any directions or make any bye-laws applicable to such branches.
The President shall be responsible for the execution of the decisions of the Committee and the Society and for ensuring the proper functioning of the Society.
- Vice President (s)
The Vice-President (s) shall support and assist the President in the exercise of his/her duties and act for him/her when required to do so
The Secretary shall be responsible for the convening of the General Body Meetings and of the meetings of the Executive Committee, for the minutes of these meetings and for keeping register of members, and to maintaining the original membership forms and the changes of addresses submitted by the members. The Secretary will act as the custodian of the Society for all legal matters and shall be responsible for the handling of all property and financial instruments vested in the name of the Society, and for all records and correspondence of the Society.
The Treasurer shall prepare and submit a statement of accounts for the preceding years, shall be in office before the General Body meeting and shall also furnish the committee with such information regarding the financial position of the Society when called upon to do so by the committee. The accounts of the Society’s income and expenditure shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer who shall see that they are properly maintained and audited by the auditors appointed at the General Body meeting which shall also fix the remuneration of the auditors, if any.
4. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL BODY
Every other general body meeting shall be an extraordinary meeting. An extraordinary meeting of the Society may be summoned by the Executive Committee for a specific purpose, which in their opinion cannot wait for decision till the General Body meeting. Fifteen days notice shall be given to all members of the time, place and agenda of the meeting and in such meeting no subject other than that specified in the notice shall come up for discussion or disposal.
5. SOURCES OF INCOME AND UTILISATION OF FUNDS
To carry out its objectives, the Society may raise funds in the following ways; Subscription from Life Members and Ordinary members, Corporate as well as individual;Donations in cash or kind;Such other sources as may be available from time to time.
6. AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS
Accounts of the Society shall be audited annually by competent persons as may be appointed by the Governing Body. Necessary Audit Registers and other Registers as required for the purpose of such audit, shall be maintained by the Society.
7. MANAGEMENT OF THE FUNDS AND PROPERTY OF THE SOCIETY AND OPERATION OF BANK ACCOUNT
The funds and other assets of the Society shall be managed by the Executive Committee of the INSEE and be deposited in the name of INSEE in such Bank or Banks as may be decided upon by the Executive Committee. The bank accounts shall be operated by two of the following three office bearers of the INSEE : President, Secretary, Treasurer or any other person as may be authorised to do so, by the Executive Committee. The funds of INSEE shall be raised, managed and expended solely for the purposes of the aims and objectives for which the Society has been established and in the manner approved by the Executive Committee.
8. AFFILIATION WITH ISEE
The INSEE shall be a compulsorily federated unit of The International Society of Ecological Economics abbreviated as ISEE Solomons M.D. 20688 U.S.A. without the right of secession. Members of the INSEE shall be ipso facto eligible to become members of the ISEE.
9. INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION
This constitution shall be construed with reference to the provisions of the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Rules there under. Where the Act and the Rules furnish no guidance for the interpretation of any particular article, the Executive Committee of the Society shall give the interpretation which shall be binding. An appeal against the interpretation by the Executive Committee will lie with the General Body. The interpretation given by the Executive Committee shall be submitted for ratification to the General Body.
10. ANNUAL LIST OF MANAGING/GOVERNING BODY (SECTION 4 OF THE ACT)
Once in every year a list of the office bearers and Members of the Governing Body of the Society shall be filled with the Registrar of Society, Delhi as required under section 4 of the Societies Registration Act 1860.
11. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS (SECTION 6 OF THE ACT)
The Society may sue in the name of the President, Secretary as or be sued in the name of the President, Secretary as per provision laid down under Section 6 of the Societies Registration Act 1860 as applicable to the N.C.T. of Delhi.
12. AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE SOCIETY
Any amendment in the Memorandum of Association or Rules shall be carried out in accordance with procedure laid down under section 12 and 12-A of the Societies Registration Act 1860, as applicable to N.C.T. of Delhi.
13. DISSOLUTION AND ADJUSTMENT OF AFFAIRS
If the Society were to be dissolved, it shall be dissolved as per the provisions laid down under section 13 and 14 of the Societies Registration Act 1860 as applicable to the N.C.T of Delhi.
In the event of any internal dispute regarding the functioning of the Society, the General Body is supreme in settling the matter.
15. APPLICATION OF THE ACT
All the provision under all the sections of the Societies Registration Act 1860 as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi shall apply to this Society.
16. ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATE
Certified that this is the correct copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Society.