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									BYELAWS
   The following shall be the Byelaws of the Institute, until and unless such times as
     the some shall be modified, altered or added in the manner hereafter prescribed.
1. INTERPRETATION:
     In these Bye-Laws unless there is something in the subject or context inconsistent
     therewith:
     “THE INSTITUTE” shall mean the Indian Institute of Architects.
     “THE COUNClIL” shall mean members elected from time to time, which include the
     President, Two Vice-Presidents, the Honorary Treasurer, and two or more Jt.
     Honorary Secretaries, being the office-bearers, and other members. This shall also
     include the Immediate Past-President. (ex- officio member), and the Chairmen of
     the Chapters. .
     “BYE-LAWS” shall mean these Bye-Laws and such other Bye-laws as shall, for the
     time-being, be in force.
    “MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE" means any person who has been admitted to the
     Membership of the Institute, whether a Fellow, Associate, Licentiate, or Hon.
     Member, all of whom may hereafter be referring to as Members. The Institute may
     also have attached to it Students and Subscribers who shall not be entitled to the
     privileges of Membership except as defined in the Bye-Laws.
     “STATE OR UNION TERRITORY" shall mean a State or Union Territory within the
     Republic of India.
2. HEADQUARTERS:
  The Headquarters of the Institute shall be situated in Bombay. The Headquarters may
    be shifted to any other place as may be decided by three-fourths majority of
    members voting by ballot.
3. REGISTRATION:
   Any person who at the time of the formation of this Institute is an Associate Member
    of the Bombay Architectural Association, and possesses the qualification which
    entitles him under the Constitution to become either a Fellow or on Associate of
    the Indian Institute of Architects shall be registered as such on signing the
    necessary declaration form.
4. CLASSES OF MEMBERS:
   (a) FELLOWS:
   Every candidate for election as a Fellow of the Institute shall have attained the age
    of thirty-six years and shall be elected if:
    He is an associate of the Institute and has been engaged as a Principal for at least
    seven successive years in the practice of architecture after qualifying as an
    associate. OR
    He has been a fellow of an Architectural Institution recognized by the council from
    time to time. OR
    He is an associate of the institute who has been engaged in a responsible capacity
    as the head of a Department of Architecture for a period of 7 years after qualifying
    as an Associate. OR
    He has been engaged in a professional activity in a responsible position for a period
    of at least 14 years , and has, in the opinion of the Council made a significant
    contribution in some capacity to the advancement of Architecture.
(b) ASSOCIATES:
   Every candidate for the election as an Associate shall be at least 21 years of age and
     shall be elected if:
   he has been an ordinary member of the Bombay Architectural Association at the
     time of formation of the Indian Institute of Architects. OR
   he has passed the examination of the Institute at least one year after passing the
     qualifying examination if any recognized by the Institute. OR
   he has passed the Government of Bombay Advanced Examination- in Architecture
     between the years of 1909 and 1922. OR
   He has passed the examination of the Institute at least one year after qualifying
     from Institutions recognized by the Institute for exemption from the qualifying
     examination of the Institute.
(c) LICENTIATES:
   A licentiate shall be at least 31 years of age, and shall have passed on examination
     recognized by the Council from time to time, and has been a Principal for at least
     seven years in the practice of architecture, at the time the Architects Registration
     Act '72 was passed by the Parliament.
(d) HONORARY FELLOWS:
   The Council may from time to time elect as Honorary Fellow any distinguished
     person who has taken a special interest in Architecture, and who by means of
     either his position or his experience in matters relating to Architecture appears to
     the Council to be able to render assistance in promoting the objects of the
     Institute. This election is not subject to the acceptance of the General Body.
5. STUDENTS
   Students shall be persons studying architecture with a view to enter the profession of
     Architecture and shall be studying in an architectural institute approved by the council.
6. SUBSCRIBERS
   A subscriber shall be either a person who was a member of the Bombay Architectural
     Association at the time of adoption of the original Constitution of the Institute, now
     amended or a person who in the opinion of the Council is likely to render assistance in
     promoting the objects of the Institute.
7. RETIRED MEMBERS
   Any fellow, Associate or Licentiate who has reached the age of 55, and has retired from
     practice may, if he so desires subject to the approval of the Council, be transferred without
     election to the Class of "Retired Fellow", "Retired Associate", or "Retired licentiate", as the
     case may be, but in such case his Interest on, or claim against Property of the Institute shall
     cease. A "Retired Fellow", "Retired Associate", or "Retired licentiate" shall not engage in any
     vocation, which in the opinion of the Council is inconsistent with that of Architecture.
    Retired Members desirous of resuming Practice shall inform the Council and pay the active
     Members' subscription from that date onwards.
8. ELECTION OF MEMBBERS, STUDENTS AND SUBSCRIBERS
   (a) FELLOWS:
    Any person qualified under Byelaw 4(a) and desirous of becoming a Fellow, shall
    forward his application to the Council on the prescribed form, duly endorsed by
    three Fellows of the Institute, and accompanied by the form of, Declaration, the
    prescribed Entrance Fee, and the 'current year's Subscription, which amounts will
    be returned in case of non- election.
(b) ASSOCIATES:
    Any person qualified under Byelaw 4(b) and desirous of becoming an Associate shall
     forward his application to the Council on the prescribed form, duly endorsed by
     one Fellow and two Associates of the Institute, and accompanied by the form of
     Declaration, the prescribed Entrance Fee and the current year's Subscription, which
     will be returned in case of non election.
(c) LICENTIATES
   Any person qualified under Bye-Law 4 (c) desirous of becoming a Licentiate, shall
     forward his application to the Council on the prescribed form, duly endorsed by
     one Fellow and two Associates of the Institute, and accompanied by the form of
     Declaration, the prescribed Entrance Fee, and the current year's Subscription,
     which will be returned in case of non election.
(d) STUDENTS
    Any person qualified under Bye- Law 5, and desirous of becoming a student
     member shall forward his application to Student Counselor of the Institute on the
     prescribed form, duly endorsed by two Members of the Institute and accompanied
     by the current year's Subscription, which will be returned in case of non-election.
(e) SUBSCRIBERS
    Any person qualified under Bye-Law No.6 and desirous of becoming a Subscriber
     shall forward his application to the Council, duly endorsed by one Fellow and two
     Associates of the Institute, and accompanied by the prescribed Entrance Fee and
     the current year's Subscription, which amounts will be returned in case of non
     election.
9. DECLARATION TO ACCOMPANY APPLICATION
    Each application for Fellowship, Associate ship and Licentiateship shall be
    accompanied by the Declaration.
   That the applicant will be generally engaged in the profession of Architecture and
    will not engage in any other vocation or profession which will jeopardize or
    prejudice the architects professional standing, or interfere in the general practice
    of Architecture.
   That he will not accept trade or other discounts, or give of accept any illicit or
    surreptitious commissions or emoluments in connection with any work, the
    execution of which he may be engaged to superintend, or on which he may be
    employed under any person, or with any other professional business which may be
    entrusted to him.
   That he has read the constitution and Bye-laws of the Institute and will be governed
    and bound thereby, and will submit himself to every port thereof and to any
    alteration which may hereafter be made, until he ceases to be a member thereof.

10. ELECTION OF MEMBERS, STUDENTS AND SUBSCRIBERS
  The Council shall reserve the right to accept or reject any proposal for membership
    without assigning reason. No unsuccessful candidate for election as a member, or
    for transfer from one class to another, shall be proposed for election or transfer a
    second time within a period of twelve months thereafter.
11. ENTRANCE FEES AND SUBSCRIPTION FOR FELLOWS.
   Entrance fee of each fellow shall be rupees seven hundred fifty only and annual
    subscription rupees six hundred only as provided in bye laws.
   Associate member may pay sum of rupees three thousand only, as one time subscription.

12.ENTRANCE FEES AND SUBSCRIPTION FOR LICENTIATES AND SUBSCRIBER:
   Fee shall be rupees three hundred seventy five only and his annual subscription shall be
    rupees three hundred only, payable as provided in the bye laws.
   The licentiate members and subscribers may if they so desire pay a sum of rupees three
    thousand only, as one time subscription so that they may not pay annual subscription, till
    further amendment.

13.ENTRANCE FEE AND SUBSCRIPTION ASSOCIATES:
  Entrance fee of each associate shall be rupees three hundred and seventy five only. and his
    annual subscription rupees three hundred only payable as provided in the byelaws.

14.SUBSCRIPTION FOR STUDENTS:
    The annual subscription of each student shall be rupees thirty only
    A student member my pay a one time subscription of rupees one hundred fifty only.
    A proportionate reduction may be given to those who are already members of the
    institute based on the number of years till their graduation.
15. SUBSCRIPTION
       The annual subscription of all classes of members, students and subscribers shall
    be payable in advance and shall become due on 1st April, each year in view of
    change in official financial year.
    If a member shall permit a subscription to remain in arrears for a period exceeding
    two years, the council may suspend mailing journal, newsletters, etc., without
    prejudice to the right of council to remove any member after due notice.
16. LIABILITY
     A member shall be liable for the payment of his subscription until he has either
    ceased to be a member under bylaw 15, 19 and 20 or has signified his intention to
    resign, by notice in writing, delivered to the joint honorary secretary.
17. PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS
     Every fellow, associate, Licentiate and Honorary Member, shall, when elected, be
    entitled to receive a certificate of membership of such form and design as the
    council may from time to time prescribe. Such certificate shall be the property of
    institute and in the event of termination of membership shall be returned to the
    council.
18. PRIVILEGES OF STUDENTS AND SUBSCRIBERS
     All students and the subscribers shall have the right to participate in all the
    privileges of the institute except that of being elected in the council or voting on
    any other matter.
19. ACTION TAKEN AGAINST MEMBERS
      If any member shall be expelled, suspended, censured, or any decision taken
    against him as aforesaid, the Chairman at the next general body meeting of the
    institute shall announce such expulsion against him.
20. FORMATION OF CHAPTERS AND CENTRES

•   One hundred or more member of the institute residing or practicing in any state
    or union territory, and desirous of forming a chapter shall inform the president in
    the form of a letter signed by at least 30 members residing there, who subject to
    the provision in the constitution and the bylaws, shall forthwith authorize them to
    form a chapter. Each state or union territory shall have only one chapter.
•   In case of less than 100 members, state or union territory is unable to form a
    chapter, it shall have option of forming a center.
•   Each centre shall be attached to the chapter to which the city it belongs.
•   Decision to form a chapter shall be decided by majority of members present,
    including postal voters.
•   No members can be attached to mare than one chapter.
•   The chapters and centers shall be governed by the chapter and center bylaws as
    approved by the council.
•   When the membership of any chapter falls below sixty and that of its centre below
    10 over a period of 2 yrs successively, the council may suspend or cancel the
    chapter or centre or merge it with adjoining chapter or centre.
•   The council shall have the powers of convene meetings of the executive
    committee or of the general bodies of the chapters/ centers by giving a prior
    notice of 15 days.
21. COUNCIL

•   All affairs of the institute shall be managed by the council, but shall be subject to
    the control by the general body of the institute. The council shall hold office for a
    period of 2 official years.
•   Council shall consist of :
•   President
•   2 Vice President
•   Hon. treasurer
•   2 or more Joint Secretaries
•   The immediate past President
•   Chairman of 5 regional committees
•   Chairman of all chapters
•   The Hon. Editor of the Journal.
22. APPOINTMENT OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

•   The council may from time to time appoint Boards for such purpose or purposes as the
    Council may deem necessary, and may also delegate any of its duties to the Boards and
    define their terms of reference
•   The Chairman of such Boards shall be appointed by the Council from amongst the
    Council Members. The Boards may appoint Committees with approval of the Council
•   PRESIDENT: The president shall be the fellow of the institute and shall not hold office
    for more than 2 consecutive terms. He shall have power to convene meetings of the
    council at any time when he considers it necessary.
•   VICE PRESIDENT: Their shall be 2 Vice Presidents designated the senior V.P. and the
    junior V.P. respectively. The senior V.P. shall be nationally elected along with the
    President and the other council members. He shall be a fellow of institute, shall not
    hold office for more than 2 consecutive terms. The junior V.P. shall be one of the
    chapter chairman and shall be elected by a secret ballet by the council members from
    the nominations received from the various chapters at the first meeting of the council.
    He shall look after the activities of the various chapter and centres. He shall not hold
    office for more than 2 consecutive terms.
•   HONORARY TREASURER: Honorary treasurer shall not hold office for more tha 2
    consecutive terms and shall be responsible to the council. It shall be his responsibility to
    direct the collection of subscription and the preparation of accounts. It shall be his
    responsibility to receive all money payable to the institute. He shall keep particular
    account of all such receipts and payments and render a report to the council when
    required. He shall present annual account to the council before 15th of June in each
    year and accounts shall be duly signed and certified as corrected by the auditor.
•     JOINT HONORARY SECRETARIES: He shall not hold office for more than 2
      consecutive terms. It shall be the responsibilities of the Jt. Honorary Secretaries
      under the direction of the Council, to conduct correspondence of the institute,
      to attend al the General Body and Special General Body Meetings of the
      Institute and the Council, to take minutes of the proceedings of such meetings.
•     AUDITOR: The council of the institute shall appoint an Auditor for a term of two
      years, who shall have access, at all reasonable times, to the accounts and
      securities. He shall examine the securities and annual accounts before the latter
      are submitted to the First General Body Meeting, and shall report thereon to
      the Institute.

23. THE VACANCY IN THE COUNCIL: The council shall fill up by co- option any casual
      vacancy in the council which may occur during its terms as well as any vacancies
      left upon at the election. Any member so co-opted shal retire along with the
      council.

24. MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL: The council shall meet at least once in two months,
      and eight days notice shall be given of such meeting by the Jt. Hon. Secretaries.
      The quorum of such meetings shall be six. If the required number of members is
      not present the meeting shall stand adjourned for 10 minutes and held as an
      adjourned meeting not requiring a quorum. Any member of the council who,
      except with the permission of the council, shall absent himself from three
      consecutive council meetings, shall Ipso-facto cease to be a member of the
      council, except if he is granted leave of absence, if so requested in writing. At
      any emergent meeting of the council called by the President the quorum shall
      also be six.
25. ELECTION OF THE COUNCIL: At the end of every 2 year term after the last general
    body meeting the member of the council shall retire from the office and every
    such retiring member shall be eligible for re election unless stated otherwise in the
    bylaws. Every member offering himself as the member of the council of eligible
    shall be nominated in writing by at least 2 members of the institute. No member
    shall be eligible for the office bearer unless he has previously served on the council
    for one full term of 2 years
26. GENERAL BODY MEETING: the council shall fix the dates for general body
    meetings and intimation containing dates of meetings shall be forwarded to every
    member.
27. VOTING AT MEETINGS: Every fellow, licentiate and associate shall have one vote.
    Two scrutinizers elected from amongst the members shall have the ballet and the
    decision shall be final.
28. PUBLICATIONS: Every paper map plan drawing model presented to the institute
    shall be the property of the institute unless there shall have been previous
    arrangement to the contrary and the council may reproduce or publish the same in
    any way and any time they think proper.
29. JOURNAL: Institute shall publish journal at least once in every 3 months. It shall be
    managed by editorial board appointed by the council for a term of 2 years. At the
    end of every year, that is before 31st March, the editorial board shall submit the
    report to the council with the statement of account.

								
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