Mahavir International was founded in Jaipur on 4th July 1975 when India was celebrating 25th Nirvan
Centenary of Lord Mahavir with the motto of LOVE ALL & SERVE ALL. Mahavir International stands for translating
into practice the ethics of ‘live and let live’ and the ideals of Lord Mahavir such as non violence, non injury, truth,
Ahinsa, fellow feeling and brotherhood. These lofty ideals which are of enduring significance belong to the whole
humanity and hold good for all times and climes. It also works to promote teachings and philosophy of Lord Mahavir
among the people of the world. The basic objective of Mahavir International is to render selfless service to the
persons in distress and to weaker sections of the society. the door of this Organization is open to all the persons
irrespective of caste and creed. The work of Mahaivir International is getting good momentum. It has attained
popularity for its services.
WHY MAHAVIR INTERNATIONAL?
Service Organisation having Indian outlook:
Why do we have the Mahavir International, a probing question is sometimes raised, in face of a number of
global anthropological Organisation who have already earned world wide acclaim for serving the needy and the
down trodden throughout the world. The answer is simple and is not far to seek. No doubt they are good samaritan
organizations, they have western outlook, a materialistic outlook rather than spiritual one. The Mahavir
International is quite distinct from them. It is a repository of our (Indian) cultural heritage. It aims to defuse it in the
world through selfless service to the humanity and other living beings at large. Besides, ameliorating the social and
economic standards of the needy, its main objective is to kindle moral and spiritual virtues in humanity by
disseminating Lord Mahavira’s eternal tenets of love for all, live and let live, non violence, non injury, egalitarianism,
fellow feelings and brotherhood. The teachings of Lord Mahavir are universal in nature and hold good for all times
Mere association with the very word ‘MAHAVIR’ suffuses us with Lord Mahavira’s philosophy and ideals of
service an objective to be achieved by its members to radiate the teachings of Lord Mahavira not by precept but by
practice. The clause 5 of its Constitution. Duties of Members-enjoins upon its member to follow and practice Lord
Mahavira's teaching of service before self, truth, non violence, love for all the universal brotherhood. He must be
above parochial attitudes of caste or creed, country or colour, clauses 5(c) and (d) run as follows:
(c) To project favourable image of the Association in the community at large by words as well as by
(d) To help in the propagation of the principles and precepts of Lord Mahavir.
It is not a Jain Institution at all
People are not able to appreciate the underlying idea behind the formation of the Institution of Mahavir
International. They pose such funny questions as why to add one more lain Institution to a number of already
existing ones. It is quite clear at the outset that it is not a Jain Institution at all. It is open to all who believe in truth,
ahinsa, non-violence, aprigrah, live and let live, egalitarianism, brotherhood and love for all which are enshrined in
Lord Mahavir's teachings. They are all of universal application prescribed by all the great men and religions of the
world. The Jain will do a great disservice to the cause of Jainism if they think and feel that Lord Mahavir belongs to
them only. Great men of world are not tied down to one particular religion or community. They belong the whole
humanity irrespective of caste, creed or sect. All Jam institutions are primarily meant for limited objectives like
distribution of scholarships or management of schools and colleges etc. Such institutions mostly benefit the
members of their sects. They have no higher objectives for propagation of values of truth, non-violence, non-injury,
egalitarianism, fellow feeling, brotherhood and love for all. On the contrary the objectives of Mahavir International
1. to high light and disseminate the teachings of Lord Mahavira by living them, AND
2. to render service to the needy irrespective of caste, sect or nationality.
Love All ServeAll
The very first motto of MAHAVIR INTERNATIONAL is LOVE ALL SERVE ALL & LIVE AND LET LIVE which
makes it amply clear that it is not at all sectarian.
The institution of The Mahaivr International is imperative, essential and more relevant to the present
circumstances when moral and spiritual virtues are at a discount all over the world under the weight of rapid
industrialisation and materialism. In order to succour the humanity for getting astray the establishment of centers of
The Mahavir International not only in our country but also in other parts of the globe is the need of the hour. It will
propagate Lord Mahavira’s message of goodwill, brotherhood. nonviolence and truth alongwith social uplift of the
needy and the downtrodden throughout the world and provide comfort and solace to the afflicted.
Mahavir International (Apex)
MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION
I. The Name of the Association shall be MAHAVIR INTERNATIONAL.
Its motto shall be “Love All - Serve All”
Its OBJECTS : slogan shall be “Live and Let Live”
2. The aims and objects, for which the association is established, are the following:
(I) To promote precepts, teachings and philosophy of Lord Mahavir among the people of the world.
(ii) To promote doctrines of Truth, Ahimsa and Love and their practice in life.
(iii) To infuse and practice the golden rule, “LIVE AND LET LIVE”.
(iv) To foster sense of oneness and unity among different sections of the society by extending bonds of
friendship, good fellowship, brotherhood and understanding.
(v) To promote active interest in the social, cultural, moral and civic welfare of the society and to
promote selfless service for its betterment.
(vi) To hold discussions on all matters of public interest. Partisan politics and sectarian religion shall,
however, not be discussed.
(vii) To mobilise public opinion against social evils and out dated customs like Bal Vivah, Bal Majduri,
Bhrun Hatya etc.
(viii) To provide assistance and extend help to those in distress and to the weaker section of the Society.
(ix) To establish or assist establishment of educational institutions for imparting moral, technical,
professional and ethical education.
(x) To acquire, construct and posses propert3 necessary for achieving either or all of the above
(xi) To organize, charter, supervise and coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of
Mahaivr International Rules & Regulations:
1. The registered office of the Association will be situated at Jaipur.
(a) “Association” means “Mahyir International” and includes its local units known as “Centres”
(b) “Member” means all types of members as defined in rule 3.
(c) “CHARTER” the certificate of recognition by the APEX BODY.
(d) ‘General Council” means the Apex Body of the Association to be constituted in the manner provided
in these rules.
(e) “Governing Council” means the executive of Apex Body to be constituted in the manner provided in
(f) “General Body” means the members of a Centre constituting electoral college for the election of
Board of Directors.
(g) “Board of Directors’ means the executive body of a Centre to be constituted in the manner provided
in these rules.
(h) ‘Mahavir International Foundation Trust’ means the Foundation Trust as constituted under rule 16
(b) a, for Apex and Mahavir International Charitable Trust/ Society for centers or any name as approved by the
(1) Zone Council’ means the executive of Zone body to be constituted in manner provided in the rules.
The membership of the Association shall be open to all males and females who have attained the age of 21
years on the date of enrolment and have faith in the aims and objects of the Association, provided that (expect in
the case of Founder Members) the membership shall be subject to approval of the Governing Council or the Board
of Directors as the case may be. Following shall be categories of members :-
(a) (i) Founder Member : All persons who initially formed the Association on 4th July,1975 as per the list
attached, are the Founder Members.
(ii) Chartered Members : All the members of the newly formed Center enrolled up to the presentation
of the Charter will be known as Charter members of respective center.
(b) Honorary Members : Persons of eminence in the public field and actively associated with rendering of social
service to the community in India or abroad selected by the Board of Directors and approved by the Governing
Council with a view to honour them shall be Honorary Members for one year or one term as approved by Board of
Director. No fee /subscription shall be payable by an Honorary Member.
(c) Patrons : “Persons who pay Rs. 25000/- or more to the Association may also be enrolled as “PATRONS” of
Apex Subject to Approved by Governing Council.
(d) Life Members : Any person who subscribes Rs. 10000/- (Ten thousand only) or more as decided by the
Board of Directors toward the corpus fund of the centre may be enrolled as Life Member of respective center.
(e) Ordinary Members : Person who pays the prescribed admission fee and the annual subscription and other
constitutional fee may be enrolled as ordinary member.
(f) A Member will come into effect from the date of taking oath as prescribed. The center also will allot him
Membership Number. The name of Member along with his enrolment Number will be communicated to Apex on the
date of registration.
(g) Disqualification : The Member can be disqualified and can be removed from the Membership of Mahavir
International on Following reasons.
(i) If he is charged insolvent.
(ii) If he resigns from Membership and his resignation has been accepted by the Competent Authorities.
(iii) If a Member lacks in paying subscription in prescribed time as per constitution & bye laws.
(iv) If a Member does not fulfill his duties as prescribed in the Constitution & Bye Laws and does not fulfill his
task given by proper authorities in given time. If a member acts morally/ethically against the constitutions, prestige
or interest or principals of the center & or Apex of Mahavir International.
(v) Authority to disqualify :
(a) In order to disqualify any Member of any Centre the charges of accusations must be made by at least 1/3
Members of the General Council and that must be approved by 2/3 majority of the General Body of the Centre.
(b) first appeal : The aggrieved Member can appeal to the Zone Chairman of the Zone. The Zone Chairman
should hear the appeal and decide in the matter.
(c) Second appeal : The disqualified Member can go for II appeal to the Governing Council of Apex Through the
(vi) At the level of Apex- The Governing Council Member/Office Bearers can be removed by the President but the
same has to be rectified by the Governing Council.
(a) Admission fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred only) or more as decided by the centre, shall be
payable by the person who is admitted as Member except Honorary Members. Out of this admission fee Rs. 100/- or
as decided by the Governing Council from time to time will be sent to the Apex for the membership kit and a docket
containing pins and other literature which will be sent by Apex to the centre to be given to newly admitted
(b) Annual Subscription shall be payable by all the members at such rate as may be determined from
time to time by each centre subject to the condition that it shall not be less than Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred
only). Annual affiliation fee of the patrons & life members will be forwarded by the centres from the income of the
corpus fund to the Apex, alongwith affiliation fees of the ordinary member. The year of subscription will be April to
(c) Annual Subscription shall be payable at the time of enrolment of membership and shall be renewed
at the beginning of the year within 3 months. Non payment of annual affecting shall disqualify a member to vote in
any meeting of the Association till the arrears are cleared off.
(d) If a person does not pay the annual subscription even by the end of the year, his membership shall
stand suspended and he shall not be entitled to attend any meeting of the Association till he gets it revived by
clearing the arrears. In case annual subscription remains unpaid inspite of notice in writing, the matter be referred
to the Board of Directors and the Board of Director may decide to terminate the membership.
(e) A member who ceases to stay at the local head quarters of his center may retain his membership by
informing the Secretary in writing and by paying Rs. 50/- Annual or as decided by the Board of Directors of the
In case there is a Centre at the new station, the member may have the option to subscribe and
retain his membership at either of the two places subject to rules & regulation and approval by the Board of Director
of the concerned centre. (N.B. Provision of clause No. (c) & (d) of this Rule will not be applicable to Founder
5. Duties of Members :
(a) To attend meeting regularly.
(b) To participate in the activities of the Association and help in the achievement of its aims and objects.
(c) To project favourable image of the Association in the community at large by words as well as by deeds.
(d) To help in the propagation of the principles and precepts of Lord Mahavir.
6. Structure and construction of the Association:
(a) The structure of the Association shall be federal in character. It will have such number of Centers as may be
approved by the governing Council.
(b) The General Body of the Center shall consist of the following :
i) Chartered Members
iii) Honorary Members
iv) Life Members
v) Ordinary Members
7. (a) The Board of Directors shall consist of the following :
(i) Chairman and, Directors not exceeding eleven but not less than seven to be elected by the General
(ii) The immediate past Chairman and the immediate past Secretary, to be “ex-officio” members.
(iii) While phase not more than two by rotation according to the seniority members of the board of one
(iv) Not more than four members be co-opted by the Chairman out of whom at least one shall be a lady.
(b) The Chairman shall nominate Vice-Chairmen, a Secretary and a Joint Secretary and a Treasurer from
amongst the Directors.
No Person shall be eligible for any one of the above post including that of the Chairman consecutively for
more than two normal terms, each term lasting not less than 18 months.
(c) The tenure of the Board of Directors shall be two consecutive years, usually coinciding with the tenure of
the Apex body.
(d) Notwithstanding anything contained in this clause the first Board of Directors of a centre shall be an adhoc
body nominated by the Governing Council. It shall be replaced by elected body within a period of two years, so that
its tenure coincides with the tenure of the Apex body.
8. (a) The General council shall consist of:
(i) Founder Members:
(ii) Representatives of centres- each centre shall be entitled to elect one representative if the total
members of the centre, (excluding the honorary members) are 25 or less. In case the membership exceeds 25, the
centre shall be entitled to elect an additional member for each next 25 members or a fraction thereof but not less
than 15 members. However, a newly constituted centre shall not be eligible to vote in election of the Governing
Council unless it completes full one year from the date of presentation of charter.
(iii) All “Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretary General, Secretaries, Treasurer, all Past Presidents and
Past Secretary General of Apex Body, all Zone Chairman, Zone Secretaries and from each Centre Chairman, one Vice
Chairman and Secretary”.
(iv) The Mahavir Internation Fellow (MIF) provided he centimes membership of MI centers he is also
member of any of the centre.
(b) The Governing Council shall consist of:
(1) Immediate past President and immediate past Secretary General.
(2) “President and 41 member elected by the General Council in the manner hereinafter prescribed”.
(i) Each zone will have one Governing Council Member Seat. The balance Elected Seats should
be distributed as per strength of the total Members of the Zone wise in decending order and to be decided by the
Election Officer in consultation with the Secretary General before announcement of the election schedule.
(ii) The election of Governing Council Member (Zone wise) will be held at the time of the
election of the Apex President by the Zone wise electrol. The Mahavir International Fellow shall use their voting right
as per their Regd. Address provided by them. The electrol for the election of the Apex President will be the entire
(iii) As soon as it is decided to hold elections for the office of the president and the members of
the next Governing Council, the Governing Council shall appoint an Electoral Officer and frame time table for the
(iv) The Secretary General shall prepare a list of eligible voters and circulate it 60 days in
advance to all Centers for inviting objections to the list. The members from the Centres which have not paid the
affiliation fee for the year/years preceding the election shall not be included in the said list.
(v) The secretary General shall put up the list together with the objections received from the
Centers to the electoral Officer whose decision on the objection received, if any, shall be final.
(vi) The Secretary General will than prepare amendments to the list, if any, in the light of the
decision of the Electoral Officer The final list will be circulated before 30 days from the election date.
(vii) The Electoral Officer shall than invite nominations on a prescribed form, conduct scrutiny of the
nominations received, allow candidates to withdraw and then finally announce the names of those candidates
whose nominations are found valid and who are still in the field in accordance with the time schedule prescribed by
the Governing Council.
(viii) In case there is only one valid nomination for the office of the President the Electoral officer
shall immediately declare the candidate concerned as elected. Similarly, in the case of members, if the number of
candidate does not exceed forty one, the electoral Officer will declare them elected.
(ix) In the case of contest, the elections will be held at an Extra ordinary meeting of the General
Council to be convened for the purpose. The Electoral Officer at this meeting will give another opportunity to the
candidates to retire on the spot. If the contest still becomes necessary, It will be held by secret ballot. The Electoral
Officer will then announce the names of successful candidates on the basis of votes secured by each candidate.
(x) Eligibly provided that a candidate for the office of the President shall be member who has
completed 7 years of membership of Mahavir International and any of the two qualification mentioned herein.
Before he contest as President Candidate, must have been be a founder member or President or Vice-President or
Secretary General or Secretary or member of the Governing Council MI (Apex) or Zonal Chairman or Chairman of a
centre for full term (24 month) on the date of receipt of nomination by the Electoral Officer.
Provided further that no persons shall be eligible for the office of the President
consecutively for more than two normal terms, each term lasting for not less than 18 months.
(3) “The President may co-opt not more than 10 members from the centres out of which two will be women and
four from amongst Mahavir International Fellows as the members of the Governing Council. The President will
nominate nine Vice President, one Secretary General, four Secretaries and one Treasurer from amongst the
members of the Governing Council”.
The President will also nominate such number of Zone Chairman as may be found necessary and all Zone
Chairman will be ex-offico members of the Governing Council.
Provided that no persons would be eligible for the nomination consecutively for more than two normal
terms each term lasting for not less than 18 months on one and the same post.
(c) The tenure of the Governing Council shall be 2 years. The terms may be extended by six months with the
consent of the General Council.
(d) The election procedure laid down in sub-clause (b) (2) shall be followed mutatis mutandis as far as
applicable to the election of the Chairman and members of the Board of Directors of the Centres.
(4) All past President will be permanent invitees of the Governing Council.
(a) A vacancy of any office bearer of the Governing Council, or Board of Directors shall be filled in the
(i) In the case of Governing Council it will be filled in by nomination by the president from
amongst the remaining members of the General Council.
(ii) In case of board of Directors, it will be filled in by the Board of Directors by election from
(iii) In the case of vacancy of the Int. President, the remaining members of the Governing Council
shall elect a president from amongst themselves.
(b) A vacancy of any member other than that of office bearer shall be filled in by co- option by the Governing
Council or board of Directors as the case may be.
(c) The term of persons elected/nominated or co-opted in accordance with provision of caluse (a) and (b) of
subrule (9) above shall be for the residual term of Governing Council of Board of Directors as the case may be.
10. Relationship between Apex Body and Centre:
(i) Apex Body through its Governing Council shall:
(a) Approve the setting up of centers at various places.
(b) Guide and supervise the activities of the Centers.
(c) Ensure timely election of Board of Directors and filling up of vacancies if any.
(d) Ensure proper maintenance of accounts at Centers and their timely audit.
(e) Keep itself aware of activities of the Centers from time to time.
(ii) The Centers shall
(a) Carry out its activities in overall supervision and guidance of the Apex Body and the concerned Zone
(b) Help the Apex body in carrying out aims and objects of the Association and such policies programmes as
may be enunciated from time to time.
(c) Take up activities of local importance in furtherance of the aims and objects of the Association.
(d) Keep the Apex Body and the concerned Zone Chairman informed of its activities from time to time and
submit such annual or periodical returns as may be desired by the Apex Body.
(e) Enrol members and send a list thereof to the Apex body and concerned Zone Chairman from time to time.
(f) Remit Rs. 300/- (Rs Three Hundred only) or more per member including Life Members to the APEX BODY as
may be decided by the Governing Council from time to time.
(g) Hold elections at proper time and send the complete authenticated list of Board of Directors to the Apex
Body & the concerned Zone Chairman within a Fortnight from the date of election.
(iii) The obligation of each centre shall be as follows:
i) To hold regular meeting every month.
ii) To enforce attendance.
iii) To carry on activities.
iv) To submit reports.
v) To elect Board of Directors every two year, which shall expire with the tenure of the Apex Body.
vi) To collect from each member monthly or annual dues.
vii) To explore, preserve and enhance the image of Mahavir International.
11. Powers of General Council:
(a) To elect Governing Council.
(b) To appoint auditors.
(c) To see and approve the audited accounts presented in the Annual General Meeting.
(d) To Approve the annual report of activities of the Association and the programme of next year.
(e) To lay down general policies for the Association.
12. Powers of the Governing Council:
The Governing Council shall have all the powers for the management of the Association and without
prejudice to the generality of the aforesaid powers and without any manner restricting the same. the Governing
Council shall in particular have the following powers:
(a) To accept donation. contribution and subscription either in cash or kind from any person, firm,
company or institute on such terms which are in conformity with the objects of the Association.
(b) To invest and keep invested all the funds of the Association in one or more securities and
investment and or in deposits in current, call, short or fixed accounts with any scheduled bank and or in purchase
of/or construction of immovable properties for carrying out the objects of the Association.
(c) To recover interest, dividend, rent, etc. from the properties and funds of the Association.
(d) To utilise the income of the Association for expenses incidental to the activities and programmes in
conformity with its aims and objects.
(e) To open accounts with Banks and delegate its powers to operate these accounts as well as to
purchase, sell, negotiate, endorse securities, cheques and negotiable instruments to any two or more of its office-
(t) To appoint one or more sub- committees consisting of one or more members to carry out the affairs
of the Association.
(g) To frame bye laws for the efficient administration and working of the Association and its allied
(h) To prosecute, sue, defend all actions at law and to refer to arbitration and accept award and
compromise or waive any claim of the Association.
(i) To consider and approve annual budget before 31st March, for the next year and approve audited
accounts of the previous year to be submitted to General Council in its Annual General meeting.
13. Powers of the Office Bearers of the Governing Council:
(a) To nominate the office bearers.
(b) To preside over the meetings of the Governing Council and the General Council.
(c) To assign duties or work to office bearers for which there is no specific mention in these Rules.
(d) To exercise overall supervision over the activities of the Association.
(e) To exercise powers as may be delegated by the governing Council.
(f) To constitute committees as may be necessary for the transaction of the business of the Mahavir
(g) The President may withdraw the charter of any centre, if it is reported to be non-functional and or not
following constitution provisions. The decision of the President after the approval by the Governing council shall be
final. Assets of the centre, in possession of the centre or any office bearer or member of the centre will be
temporarily be acquired by the President or his nominees till an adhoc body is nominated by President by him to
deal with the situation.
4 To perform all duties and functions of the President in the absence of the President or as may be delegated
to him by the President or the Governing Council.
(iii) Secretary General:
a. Maintain a register of all categories of members containing their names and addresses.
b. Prepare a Budget estimate for the following year in consultation with the Treasurer and put up to the
Governing Council for approval.
c. Issue notices of the meetings of the Governing Council and General Council in consultation with the
President and maintain record of the proceedings thereof.
d. Conduct all correspondence on behalf of the Association.
e. File Annual Returns required under Sec. 4 of the Society Registration Act and observe all other provisions of
f. Employ such persons as may be needed for the Association with the permission of the Governing Council
and exercise control over them.
g. To Exercise all powers and discharge such duties as may be delegated to him by the Governing Council.
h. Prepare a detailed report of the working of the Association for the year and get it approved from the
Governing Council which is to be placed before the Annual General Meeting of the General Council.
He shall carry out such duties as may be assigned to him from time to time by the Governing Council. He
shall assist the Secretary General in the discharge of his duties. In the absence of the Secretary General he shall carry
out the duties and exercise the powers of the Secretary General.
a. Collect and receive cash or cheques and give receipt thereof on behalf of the Association.
b. Keep regular account of the money received and disbursed and be responsible for the proper maintenance
of account books of the Association.
c. Keep cash in hand upto the limit prescribed by the Governing Council and deposit the excess funds in the
Bank to be selected by the Governing Council.
d. Prepare an Annual Statement of Accounts at the end of the year and after getting it audited, from the Auditors
appointed by the General Council, submit it to the governing Council for approval and there after place it before the
(vi) Zone Chairman:
a. He shall supervise and guide the activities of the Centres assigned to him.
b. Obtain periodical progress reports of the Centres and visit every Centre at least once a year.
c. Inspect the records of the Centre and ensure that the elections are held on time as prescribed, accounts are
maintained and audited and affiliation fee remitted to the Apex in time by the Centres under his charge.
d. Make appropriate recommendations to the Apex for honours/awards for the Centres under his charge.
(e) He shall nominate Zone Secretary & Zone Treasurer from amongst the members of his Zone & to constitute
Zone Council as mentioned in the rules herein.
(vii) Zone Secretary:
He shall assist Zone Chairman and work under his guidance.
(viii) `Zone Treasurer:
He shall assist Zone Chairman in keeping regular accounts.
(ix) Zone Council shall consist of:
i) Zone Chairman
ii) Zone Secretary
iii) Zone Treasurer
iv) Chairman and Secretary of each centre of the Zone
v) Immediate past Zone Chairman
vi) Immediate past Zone Secretary
vii) Members of the Governing council of the Zone Concerned.
viii) Zone Chairman may co-opt two members from the centres of his Zone.
14. Meeting of the’ Governing Council:
(i) It shall meet atleast twice in a year, once to approve the Budget before 31st March and the second
to pass the audited accounts and review the working of the Association latest by Oct. of the following year, It may
meet at such other intervals as many be necessary depending on the business before it.
(ii) At least seven days clear notice shall be given to the members. Emergency meetings may be called
at a shorter notice.
(iii) Meeting of the Zone Council : The procedure laid down for the meeting of the Governing Council
shall be followed.
15. Meeting of the General Council:
(i) Annual General Meeting:
Annual General Meeting of the General Council shall be convened at such place and time as may be decided
by the Governing Council (preferably at the time of the Annual convention) every year to transact business as
indicated in Rule 8.
( ii) Extra-ordinary Meeting:
The Governing council may, if necessity warrants, call an Extra-Ordinary meeting of the General Council at
such time and place as it may decide.
(iii) Requisitioned Meeting:
Upon a Requisition by not less than 1/2 of the Members of the General Council in writing to call meeting of
the General Council stating the purpose of the said meeting, the Governing Council shall convene the requisitioned
meeting within one month of the date of receipt of requisition. In case no such meeting is convened within the time
prescribed above the requisitionist or a majority of them may convene such meeting on their own but in any case
not later than 2 months from the date of requisition. If at the requisitioned meeting there is no quorum within one
hour of the scheduled time, it shall stand dissolved.
(iv) Notice for the meeting:
Notice for all meetings as stated in sub-rule (i) to shall not be less than 15 days.
(v) Quorum of the meetings:
a) Quorum at meetings of the Governing Council shall be 1/3rd of its members.
b) Quorum at Annual General, Extra-Ordinary and Requisitioned meeting shall be 1/5th of the
members of General Council or 100, whichever is less.
c) If there is no quorum at any meeting other than Requisitioned meetings within one hour of the Scheduled
time, the meeting shall stand adjourned and shall meet at a place and time as may be decided by the members
present preferably on the next day at the same time and same place. Neither fresh notice nor the condition of
quorum shall be necessary for the adjourned meeting. In such Meetings only itmes listed in the original agenda shall
be discussed and disposed off.
16. (a) Procedure at the meetings of Governing Council and General Council:
In the absence of President and Vice President the members present may elect one of the members to
preside over the said meeting.
17. Mahavir International Foundation Trust:
a) A Separate Mahavir International Foundation Trust has been established for the purpose of alleviating or
minimizing human sufferings, eradication of illiteracy and poverty and promote educational institutions etc.
To achieve these objectives the foundation will/may be providing grants to various Centres for their projects
and raise funds.
The Foundation will be governed by the Board of Trustees. The President, Secretary General and Treasurer of
Mahavir International Apex will be the Ex officio Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Trust.
(b) A Separate Mahavir Internation Charitable Trust can be established at the center if so decided by its
Members. The Centre Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will be Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Trust, or
they will be ex-offico trustees of the Trust if so decided by Members of the Centre.
(c) The property, movable & immovable belonging to, or held or acquired or purchased by Centres if not vested
in trustees in trust for such centre shall be deemed to be so vested for the being in the General Body of centre and
in all matters may be described as the property of the Centre.
Any member or office-bearer other than the President of the Governing council who wants to resign from
the membership or office shall tender the resignation in writing to the President and in case of President, it shall be
tendered to the Secretary General. Resignation so received shall be placed before the Governing Council for final
19. Powers of the General Body of the Centre:
a) To elect the Board of directors.
b) To appoint Auditors.
c) To approve the audited accounts, the annual report and the programme of next year presented in
the Annual General Meeting.
20. Powers of the Board of Directors:
The provisions contained in Rule No. 12 in respect of the Governing Council shall Mutatis Mutandis apply to
the Board of Directors in respect of Centres, limited to their functions and jurisdiction wherever words
“Association”. ‘Governing Council’ and ‘General Council’ occur, words ‘Centre’, Board of Directors’, and ‘General
Body’ respectively be read.
21. Powers of the office-bearers:
a) To preside over the meetings of the Board of Directors and the General Body.
b) To assign duties or work to office bearers for which there is no specific mention in these rules.
c) To exercise overall supervision over the activities of the Centre.
d) to exercise powers as may be delegated by the Board of Directors.
(ii) Vice Chairman:
To perform all duties and functions of the Chairman in the absence of the Chairman or as may be delegated
to him by the Chairman or Board of Directors.
Provisions regarding powers of Secretary General of Governing Council in Rule 13 (iii) contained in sub
clauses (a) to (g) shall Mutatis Mutandis apply to the Secretary of the Centre in respect of its functions and
jurisdiction. Wherever words ‘Association’, ‘Governing Council’, ‘General Council’, President & Treasurer occur
words ‘Centre’. ‘Board of Director’, ‘General Body’ Chairman & Treasurer respectively be read.
(iv) Joint Secretary:
He shall carry out such duties as may be assigned to him from time to time by the Board of Directors. He shall assist
the Secretary in the discharge of his duties. In the absence of the Secretary he shall carry out the duties and exercise
the powers of the Secretary.
Provisions contained in Rule 13(v) in respect of powers of the Treasurer of Governing Council shall Mutatis
Mutandis apply to the treasurer of the Centre in respect of its functions and jurisdiction. Wherever words
‘Association’, ‘Governing Council’, and ‘General Council’, President & Treasurer occur words ‘Centre’. ‘Board of
Director’, and ‘General Body’ respectively be read.
22. Meeting of the Board of Directors:
a) It shall meet at least once in quarter.
b) Three days clear notice shall be given to the members. Shorter notice may be given in case of
23. Meeting of General Body:
(i) Ordinary Meetings:
It shall be held at least once in month preferably on a fixed day or date and at such time as maybe decided
by the Board of Directors. Such meetings shall begin and end promptly at regular times and in a set manner.
(ii) Special Meetings:
Such meetings may be called by the Secretary in consultation with Chairman when there is some business
for the consideration of the General Body. Such meetings shall be called by giving seven days clear notice indicating
the purpose. time and place of the meeting.
(iii) Annual General Meeting:
Annual General meeting of the General body shall be convened at such place and time as may be decided by
the Board of Directors preferably in the month of June/July every year to transact business as indicated in Rule 18.
(iv) Requisitioned Meeting:
Upon a requisition by not less than 1/2 of the members of the General Body in writing to call a meeting of the
General Body stating the purpose of the said meeting the Board of Directors shall convene the requisitioned
meeting within one month of the date of meeting of the requisition. A copy of the requisition shall be sent to the
Secretary General for information. In case no such meeting is convened within the time prescribed above, the
Secretary General on receipt of information from the requisitionists shall convene the meeting of the General Body
within one month from the date of receipt of such information. If at the requisitioned meeting, there is no quorum
within one hour of the scheduled time, it shall stand dissolved.
24. Quorum of the Meetings:
(i) Quorum for the meeting of the Board of Directors shall be 1/3rd of the members on roll.
(ii) Quorum at the Special Annual General and requisitioned meeting of the General Body shall be 1/5th of the
members or ten whichever is more.
(iii) There shall be no necessity of quorum at Ordinary meetings of the General Body.
(iv) It there is no quorum at any meeting other than requisitioned meeting within one hour of the scheduled
time the meeting shall stand adjourned and shall meet at such time and place as may be decided by the members
present preferably at the same place. Neither fresh notice nor the condition of quorum shall be necessary for the
adjourned meeting. In such meetings only items listed in the original agenda shall be discussed and disposed off.
25. Procedure at the meetings of Board of Directors and the General Body:
In the absence of Chairman and Vice-Chairman the members present may elect one of the members to
preside over the said meeting.
(i) Any member or office-bearer (other than Chairman) of the Board of Directors who wants to resign from the
membership or office shall tender the resignation in writing to the Chairman and in case of Chairman it shall be
tendered to the Secretary.
(ii) If a Member of the Association enrolled at the Centre wants to resign from the membership of the
Association he shall tender his resignation in writing to the Secretary of the Centre.
(iii) Resignation so received shall be placed before the Board of Directors for final decision.
27. Financial Year.:
The financial year shall be calendar year from 1st April to 31st March.
28. Amendments to these rules:
Amendments to Constitution Rules and Regulation shall be brought about in the extra-ordinary meeting of
the General Council convened for this specific purpose by resolution adopted by the affirmative votes of 2/3 of the
votes cast in a meeting where at least 100 delegates are present in the manner provided in the societies Registration
29. Resolving Disputes:
(a) All disputes arising between the members and their centre or between Office-bearers and their centre or
between the Office- bearers of the Zone council or between the members of the Governing Council shall be referred
to the President and the decision of the President shall be final and binding.
(b) Any movable and immovable property belonging held or acquired by Centre and or their Trust shall be
deemed to be the assets of Apex body however they can remain in the possession of Centre/Trust for the functional
30. Winding up of the Association:
The provisions of the Societies Registration Act, 1860 will apply.
RULES & REGULATIONS AS AMENDED IN THE MEETINGS
OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL ON
27/5/1979, 31/7/83, 08/01/84, 15/1192, 28/9/97, 24/10/99, 14/10/2001 and 29/9/2002
31. Annual Convention : Annual Convention of Apex will be held every year or at least once in two years and
besides transecting the general Business the election of the Apex will be held during that time.
LIST OF FOUNDER MEMBERS:
S.No. NAME ADDRESS
1. Vir DII Bagh Roy Jam (Late) ‘Basant Bhawan’ J-155, Adarsh Nagar Marg, Jalpur-302 004
2. Vir S. P. S. Bhandarl (Late) 1 Sardar Patel Marg, Jaipur
3. Vir jagannath Slngh Mehta (Late) Chetak Marg, Jaipur -302 003
4. Vir Ram Ratan Kochar (Late) Gour Bhawan, Jaipur-302 001
5. Vir Komal Chand Jian SB-13, Bhawani Singh Marg, Jalpur -302 004
6. Vir RaJmal Sanghl (Late) A-76, Bhabha Marg, Jaipur -302004
7. Vir Umraomal chordla 13, Takhte Shah, Jaipur
8. Vir Balu Lal Panagarla (Late) 7, Moti Dungri Road, Jaipur
9. Vir Bhanwar Lal Surana (Late) 8-3, Bhagat Singh Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur -302001
1O. Vir N. K. Jain 11, Gangwal Park, Jaipur -302 004
11. Vir G. R. Nahar G-22, Kamla Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur -302001
12. Vir Ratan Lal Jain A-37, Subhash Nagar, Jaipur
13. Vir Rem Slngh Jain C-163, Sunder Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur
14. Vir J. S. Babel (Late) B-72, Subhash Nagar, Jaipur
15. Vir Durga Prasad Jain O-21, Ashoka Marg, Jaipur
16. Vir R. C. Jain (Late) F-30, Azad Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur
17. Vir Atma Chand Bhandarl (Late) M. S. B. Ka Rasta, Johan Bazar, Jaipur
18. Vir Ram Chander KaslIwal (Lat) SB-14, Bhawani Singh Road, Bapu Bazar, Jaipur
1st GOVERNING COUNCIL (ADHOC)
1. Shri DII Bagh Roy Jam, Automobile Corporation “India,, Jaipur (Convenor) of Ad hoc Body of Associatian.
2. ShriS. PS. Bhan4ari, LA.S. (Rid.)
3. Shri Jagan Nath Singh Mehta, I.A.S., Commissioner tar P. W.D. Power Sirrigation (Rajasthan), Jaipur.
4. Shri Durga Prasad Jain, Chief Engineer and Additional Secretary PWD, Jaipur.
5. Shri Bhanwarlal Surana, Journalishi (Hindustan), Jaipur
6. Ram Chander KasIIwal, Advocate, Jaipur.
7. Shri Ra, Chander Jam, Superintending Engineer, Mmnistly of Shipping & Transpon’ (RoadsOJaipur.
8. Shri B. L. Panagria, Dy. Secy. Finance, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
9. Shri Ram RatanKochar, Journailst Jaipur.
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