4. Qualifications for Member
(A) Individual membership will be of the following classes:
a) Honorary Members
The Governing Board in their discretion may invite individuals, as it may deem fit, to be Honorary Members.
(b) Founder Members
Founder Members will be those Indian poets who have signed the memorandum of the Society and paid the admission fee of Rs. 100/- and the membership fee.
(c) Life Members
Life Members will be those Indian poets who are admitted as such on payment of not less than Rs.500/-.
(d) Members
Any Indian poet who has written or translated one collection of poems is eligible to become a Member of the Society on payment of Admission Fee and Annual Subscription.
(e) Associate Members
Editors of poetry, and translators and poets who have done sufficient work will be entitled to apply for Associate Membership on payment of Admission Fee and Annual Subscription.
(B) Institutional Members
(a) Corporate Members
The Executive Committee may admit any literary Association or Society as Corporate member of the Society on payment of the admission fee and annual subscription.
5. The Executive Committee shall prescribe by means of resolutions or bye-laws terms and conditions as well as right as it may deem fit for all classes and types of Membership other than Founder Membership.
6. Office Bearers of the Society
(a) The following shall be the office bearers of the Society:
(i) President
(ii) Vice-President
(iii) Secretary-General
(iv) Secretary
(v) Treasurer
b) The President of the Governing Board shall also be the President of the Society.
(c) The Secretary-General of the Governing Board shall also be the Secretary-General of the Society.
(d) The Governing Board shall appoint any other staff as considered necessary from time to time.
7. Powers and Duties of the Office Bearers
(a) The President shall hold office for two years.
(b) The date and place of the ordinary meeting of the General Body shall be fixed by the President. The President may also call for a special meeting of the General body either on his own initiative or at the written request of not less than one-fifth of the members.
(c) In the General Body, the governing Board and the Executive Committee, the president shall have one vote, and if there be a tie on any question, he shall in addition, have a casting vote.
(d) Vice-President
The Vice-President shall assist the President in performing his duties.
In the absence of the President, the Vice-President will act as President and enjoy all powers and privileges vested in the President.
(e) Secretary-General
The Secretary-General shall---
(i) be the custodian of the records and other property of the Society,
(ii) conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Society,
(iii) receive, sort out and circulate the manuscripts submitted by members, for review and discussion at the meeting.
(iv) issue notices for meetings of the Society and of the various committees appointed by the General Body or the Executive Committee,
(v) keep the minutes of all meetings of the Society and its Committees,
(vi) receive applications for memberships and letters of resignations on behalf of the Governing Board and the Executive Comm
(vii) get the accounts audited jointly with the Treasurer,
(viii) operate the accounts of the Society jointly with the Treasurer or the President,
(ix) sign cheques jointly with the Treasurer or the President,
(x) sign all contracts and assurances of property made on behalf of the Society as approved by the Governing Board or the Executive committee, or the General Body,
(xi) exercise such powers as may be assigned to him by the Governing Board or the Executive Committee or the General Body,
(xii) represent the Society before any authority/Court of Law.
(f) Secretary
The Secretary shall assist the Secretary-General in performing his duties and in the absence of the Secretary-General act as Secretary-General and enjoy all powers and privileges vested in the Secretary-General.
(g) Treasurer
The Treasurer shall--
(i) compile and maintain all accounts of the Society, and hold custody of the accounts books etc.
(ii) operate the accounts of the Society jointly with the Secretary-General and incur expenditures as sanctioned and authorised by the Board and/or the Executive Committee,
(iii) prepare and present annual estimates and statements of accounts,
(iv) signs cheques jointly with the Secretary-General,
(v) issue receipts for any money paid to the Sociey.

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