a) A special meeting of
delegates shall be held when the National Executive Committee or the National
Council decides to hold such a meeting to discuss important problems effecting
the working journalists or emergencies.
Rule 42 #
a) Any 25% members of
theNational Council can requisition in writting a meeting of the National
Council to discuss a definite urget matter.
Rule 43 #
a) A noconfidence motion
against National Executive committee or any of its members can be moved only
at a national meeting conveyed for the purpose
Rule 44 #
a) All elections under
the union are by the secret ballot whether for the center or the state units
or for their branches and units, if any.
UNIONS,BRANCHES AND UNITS
State Unions may make
their own rules under their own constitutions but shall ,as far as possible
,observe the federal pattern .They shall also be competent to make rules for
bodies affiliated with them.
The constitution and rules
of the affiliating State Unions shall be submitted the approval of National
OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- a) Administration of
the day to day affairs and funds of the union shall be in the hands National
Executive Committee and shall be subject to the general direction of the
- f) The National Executive
Committee shall authorize the secretary-general to do work incidents to
is office and any other duties that National Executive Committee interest
him from time to time for effective administration of the union.
- g) The National Executive
committee shall also be entitled to exercise all the powers of the national
council provided the decision is take by majority of two third of the members
present and voting.
- h) National Executive
Committee shall nominate a maximum of eight members to the National Council
for giving representation to newspaper establishements and language publications
which are not represented in the National Council. The immediate Past-President
and Secretary-General shall be ex-officio members of the National Council.
POWERS OF NATIONAL COUNCIL
OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL
- a) where is constitution
is silent or where a point of dispute arises between the federal and state
constitution, the decision of national council shall prevail, provided the
points in dispute are submitted for final decision of the delegates meeting.
- b) The National Council
shall have power to adjudicate on any matter of dispute in on between state
unions and any award given by the council shall be final and binding on
the state units concerned subject to decision of the delegate session on
- c) The National Council
shall have power to issue directive to the state unions. The council may
suspend or dissolve a state Executive Committee or disaffiliate it where
the national council is satisfied that any state union has been persistently
acting contrary against the provision of the constitution or against the
interest of the union or has created such condition as has made the working
of the union difficult.
- d) The National Council
shall have power to suspend any member of the Union or its units for conduct
detrimental to the interest of the profession or the union and its affiliate
units, subject to the approval of the delegates conference.
Rule 56 #
The union may raise it
financial problems in following manner:
- a) Affiliate fee
- b) Quota of membership
fee from the affiliate units
- c) Donations
- d) Special subscription,
assessment or levy of the union
- e) Any other method
confirming to the objects of the union
- a) A annual union
contribution of Rs.7 per head shall be collected from each member of the
unit and remitted to the union before such date or dates as may be specified
by the secretary-general
- b) Every unit shall
pay annually at least Rs.200 as affiliate fee.
- c) Every member of
the unit affiliate to the union shall pay a contribution of Rs.5 per year
to the official organ of the union.
A list of members of
affiliate units shall be maintained at the office of the union and any member
shall have the right to inspect the list during the office hour of the union
on any working day. The lists shall be supplied by every affiliated units
within 2 months from the date of general meeting of the unit concerned.
- a) No member shall
be entitled to participate in any proceeding of the National Council or
to delegates conference unless he has obtained a certificate that requisite
membership or delegate fee has been paid.
- b) Every delegate shall
pay a fee of Rs.5 and member of National Council pay a sum of Rs.7 annually.
- c) No member shall
be eligible to be member of any elective of the union if he is in arrears
A record of minutes of
proceedings of the National Executive Committee, National Council, delegates
conference and other bodies constituted under the provisions of constitution
shall be maintained.
Rule 63 #
Any member or affiliated
body shall be liable to disciplinary action by the National Executive Committee
of the union is in case of:
- a) Default of payment
- b) Criminal breach
- c) Defiance of any
resolution or a directive of delegates conference, National Executive Committee,
National Council of the union
- d) Any activity or
utterance prejudicial to the interest of the union or the activities serving
the employers as against the interest of employees A member against whom
there is a complaint of indiscipline shall be given a charge- sheet in the
writing by the National Executive Committee and shall be asked to submit
written explanation. He shall have the right to address the National Executive
Committee on the subject if he so desires. The National Executive Committee
shall take the decision after hearing the member concerned.
TO THE CONSTITUTION
The constitution of the
union may be amended by delegates conference by two-third majority of the
delegates present, provided no amendment shall be made without a scrutiny
by the National Executive Committee
- a) Union shall not
be dissolved except by a vote of three-fourth majority of delegates called
in a special meeting for the purpose
- b) After dissolution
the funds of the union shall be disposed off in accordance with the decision
of the meeting of the delegated called for the purpose.
The fund of the union
shall be kept in the custody of the bank and shall be operated according to
the rules of the constitution or other standing rules
The audited balance sheet
of the accounts of the union and the Journal shall be placed before the delegates
conference along with the report of the auditor for approval. The account
book of the union shall be open for inspection by members during office hours
which will be intimated by the National Executive Committee from time to time.
As per Trade Union Act,1926
(Section22) any outsider may be admitted as ordinary member of the union
No fine whatsoever shall
be issued upon any member.
Accounts of the union
shall be audited as per TU Act,1926 Rule71: List of members and book of accounts
shall be inspected by any member or office bearers after giving three days
notice to the secretary-general
Union shall abide by
code of discipline.