members after giving seven
days' notice to the office-bearers concerned shall have the right to see,
not more than once a month, the membership register, the minutes of the general
meeting and accounts but not other files of the Union.
A dispute may be raised
over the bona fides of a member and redressal obtained in the following manner:
- a) The National Executive
Committee shall be authority to decide upon all disputes of membership of
individuals. It may appoint a sub- committee from amongst its members to
facilitate this task.
- b) Any member of a
unit may refer the membership of any other member of his unit to the National
Executive Committee for investigation if he feels that such member has been
admitted to membership in contravention of the Constitution and Rules: Provided
that the unit to which the complaint his state Union has not obtained redressal
within 45 days, certified that he is a member of the unit. If the unit does
not so certify the complainant member after 30 days of such a request being
made, the complainant member may directly approach the National Executive
- e) Any person denied
membership to a unit may file an appeal to the National Executive Committee.
- f) An appeal shall
lie with the National Executive Committee to deny membership.
of Central and State Organisations
will consist of such registered state union as are granted recognition in
accordance of the constitution.
A union may
be formed in any state of India where athere are not less than 7 full members.
A union may be formed outside India by 7 Indian working journalists and it
may be affiliated to the union if it satisfies the condition of its constitution.
shall be member of more than one state union at the same time
applting for membership shall seek membership of the union within those jurisdictions
he is workin.
of member, from one place to other he will be entitled to become member of
- a) The national council
shall consist of members elected at the rate of 50 members of the respective
units plus a major fraction there of in the manner approved by the national
- b) There shall be a
national executive committee not more than 21 members including the president,
2 vice presidents, a Secretary Genral, a Treasurer and 4 Secretaries.
- c) The President and
the Secretary-General shall be electeeed by the primary member by secret
ballet and simple majority
- d) Two Vice Presidents,
four secretaries, the treasurer and other members of the national executive
committee shall be electeeed by the members of the national executive committee
at delegate session
- e) Election of the
members of the national executive committee shall be proportional representation,
single traferrable vote system.
- f) Subject to clause
(a) supra, the national executive committee shall co-opt four members after
the election in the manner it thinks best gives representation to interests
which may go otherwise unrepresented.
in the national executive committee shall be filled by national executive
committee and vanancies in the national council shall be filled by executive
of the state unions concerned.
meeting of the national council is constitutional and valid , if it called
by Secretary-General or by one of the Secretaries with the approval in writing,
in either case in consultation with and approval of the President.
The National Council shall
meet as and when necessary provided that at least one meeting is held one
The delegates' conference
of the Union constituting its Plenary Session shall transact the following
a) To read and confirm
the minutes of the previous delegates' conference
b) To consider and adopt
the report and audited balanced sheets for the relevant years.
c) To take stock of the
work the union and devise plans and programmes
One month's notice of
delegates' conference and 15 days notice of special conference shall be given
The delegates' conference
shall meet after the end of two years but in any case not later than 30 months
from the date of previous session.