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<8> Chapters :

1. The Committee may approve the establishment of a Chapter of the Association, for a city or town in response to a request addressed to the Association, in order to promote the aims and objectives of the Association. Such a request shall be signed by at least ten Members having the right to vote, not less than six of whom shall be normally residing in or employed within the geographical limits proposed for the Chapter. A chapter shall have at least 30 members, inclusive of student members. A chapter can be formed for close lying cities or towns, grouped together, at the discretion of the Committee.

2. Each Chapter shall have formal recognition from the Committee in the form of a charter which shall contain the name, location, geographical area covered and the date upon which the charter was granted, and shall bear the name and signature of the President and the General Secretary of the Association.

3. Chapters shall be grouped on a Zonal basis for representation on the Committee. There shall be five zones, namely, Northern, Western, Southern, Eastern and Central, as constituted below :
(i) Central Zone: Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh.

(ii) Eastern Zone: Assam, Bengal, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura.

(iii) Northern Zone: Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab.

(iv) Southern Zone: Andhra, Kerala, Mysore, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu.

(v) Western Zone: Daman, Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan.
Centrally adminstered areas not covered above will be deemed to belong to Northern Zone. Each Zone shall have one representative on the Committee.


4. Each Chapter shall conduct its affairs in accordance with the Memorandum, and the Rules and Regulations of the Association.

5. The office bearers of a Chapter shall be a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Secretary and a Treasurer elected biennially at the Chapter General Meeting. All office bearers shall be eligible for re-election.

6. Each Zone shall have a Zonal Representative on the Committee for two years. He shall be elected as specified in <10.1>

7. The Secretary of each Chapter shall forward to the General Secretary of the Association reports of all meetings and also financial statements at the end of each year of the Association.

8. The Association shall provide financial support for the maintenance of the Chapters. This shall consist of 50 per cent of the annual subscription received form the members, and associate members covered by the Chapter. The Chapters are authorised to raise funds for specific purposes with the prior concurrence of the Committee.

9. The Committee may, at its discretion, close a Chapter, after giving it notice of three months after considering any explanation the Chapter may have been asked to tender for:
(a) failure of the Chapter to maintain at least thirty members in good standing

(b) failure of the Chapter to hold at least two meetings each year.

(c) any activity declared by the Committee to be detrimental to the interests of the Association, and

(d) for any reason whatsoever.



   
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