Consulate Membership shall be a foreign Consulate having office in Mumbai. The consulate can nominate in writing one person as a member.  The yearly subscription shall be Rs 10,000/- (Rupees ten Thousand only) The consulate shall be responsible for payment of subscription and return of books and periodicals.  The nominee shall be entitled to borrow four books (3 old and one new) and one periodical.  These members shall not be entitled to any other rights, privileges and facilities available to other categories of members. 

(a)  The applicant should be proposed and seconded by two members, to both of whom he/she is known for at least two years and who are themselves not defaulters to the Society on ground of subscription of books.

(b)  An employee of the Society shall not be entitled to be a member during the period of employment.  Thereafter, he/she may apply for membership provided he/she was not dismissed or suspended from service.

(C) Disqualification of a member. A person shall cease to be member of the Society-

(i) If he/she is a persistent defaulter.

    (Note : A Member shall be deemed to be a persistent defaulter if he/she has failed to return books and periodicals despite usual reminders on  two annual stock-taking occasions; or a member who has failed to pay his/her annual subscription for two consecutive years).

(ii) If he/she is convicted for an offence involving moral turpitude.

(iii) If he/she is declared insolvent.

Rule No. 6(a) : (Amended in AGM 2007)
6. (a) The General Body at its Annual Meetings every year shall elect a Scrutinizing Committee consisting of 7 members for the purpose of scrutinizing applications for membership in category 3A(a)(b) and (c). A member is eligible to contest the membership of only one Committee and for one post only from among the Committees constituted by the General Body.

(b) The Scrutinizing committee shall meet at least once in every two months, the quorum shall be three. 

(c) All applications received two weeks prior to the date of meeting of the Scrutinizing Committee, must be placed before that Committee. The Scrutinizing Committee may at its discretion, call for any application received at any time before the meeting.

(d) The Scrutinizing Committee while considering the applications, may call for further information from the proposer and the Seconder concerned and interview the candidates if necessary to determine the suitability and credentials of the applicant.

An Applicant at the time of applying for various Fellowships of t he Society need not be a member of the Society but on receipt of Fellowships he/she must take the Membership of the Society. Such applicants would be accepted on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Medals. Fellowshiip, Research Grants, Honorary Fellows Committee by the Scrutinizing Committee. He/she should continue to be a member till his/her assignment is completed.

(e) The recommendations of the Scrutinizing Committee shall ordinarily be accepted by the Managing committee In case the Managing committee does not accept the recommendations of the Scrutinizing Committee. there will be a joint meeting of the Scrutinizing Committee, and the Managing Committee, and the decision in respect of the applications shall be taken by 2/3rd majority of those present and voting.

(f) The Applicant for membership shall be duly informed of the decision on his/her application by the Hon. Secretary and the Convener/ Chairman of the Scrutinizing Committee.

(g) The decision on the application for membership should be taken by the Scrutinizing Committee within four months from the date of the receipt of the application. The Scrutinizing Committee should report to the Managing Committee cases not decided upon within the stipulated period of six months when the Managing Committee will decide on the application.

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