The name of the Society shall be the RURAL INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY
EDUCATION (R I C E)
The Headquarters of the society shall be located at the
Flat No.402, Harinadh Residency,
5th Lane, Syamala Nagar,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
or at any
other place within the Indian Union as may be determined by the General
Body of the Society from time to time.
3. Financial Year:
The financial year of the Society shall be the calendar year, January to December of each year.
4. Membership of the Society:
The Society shall have
the following categories of membership:
(i) Organisational Members: Any voluntary
association or groups with one or more
objects similar to the
objects of this Society, shall be eligible
for membership of this
Society, subject to the approval of its
(ii) institutional Members: Any Institution
or Association engaged in education, Social and Religious studies or
research, technical or vocational training, rural development, people’s
science/technology projects, and socio-economic amelioration and others,
shall be eligible for membership, on the same basis as above.
(iii) Individual Members:- The Governing
Body of the Society, may on its own motion, admit individual members in
recognition of their training, expertise or experience:
5. Membership Fee:
(i) The Organisational and institutional
members shall pay an annual membership fee, as may be prescribed by the
Governing Body of the Society from time to time.
(ii) The Individual Members may make
contributions according to their ability or desire.
Termination of Membership : The
membership of any organisation or institution
or individual may be terminated on expiry
of term, by resignation or withdrawal, for reasons of continuous absence
or sickness, or death by a two-thirds vote of the members present in any
meeting of the General Body of the Society.
7. The General Body of the Society :
The General body of the Society shall be constituted
One accredited representative of each member organization or
(ii) Individual Members.
(iii) The officers and other
members of the Governing Body.
8. Functions of the General Body :
The General Body of the Society shall meet
once a year, ordinarily, and at other
times convened by special notice,
a. To consider the report of the management.
To pass the accounts.
To appoint the auditors.
To elect the office-bearers of the Governing Body and/or to admit
To transact any other business duly included in the notified
amendments to the Memorandum, Rules and Regulations of
Every member shall receive due notice of the meeting at least
three weeks in advance of the General Meeting.
Quorum : One-third of the total membership of
the Society shall form the
quorum for a General Body meeting of the Society.
Voting : All members of the
Society shall have one vote each, and all
decisions will be carried by a simple majority of votes.
9.The Governing Body :
There shall be a Governing Body for the Society,
consisting of not less than seven and
not more than nine members including the
(v) – (vii) Members.
Members of the Governing Body shall be elected, except the
Director, by the General Body from among themselves, provided that the
Organisational and Institutional Members shall not exceed half the
membership of the Governing Body.
The Director shall be nominated by the General by the General Body
of the Society on such terms and conditions as may be determined from time
All powers of management, administration, evaluation and
implementation of programmes shall be vested in the Governing Body of the
The Governing Body may delegate to its officers and/or its
sub-committees such duties and powers as may be necessary for general
administration and execution of programmes.
The Governing Body may make such bye-laws as may be necessary from
time to time, to carry on the administration and programme of the Society.
The ownership of all properties of the Society shall be vested in
its Governing Body.
(i) The Governing Body shall meet at least
twice in a year;
(ii) There shall be atleast seven days
notice given to all members for
any meeting of the Governing Body;
(iii) Any urgent business during the
interim between any two
meetings of the Governing Body may
be transacted by
circulation among its members, and
duly ratified in the next regular meeting.
(iv) The quorum for any meeting of the
Governing Body shall be three members.
Any vacancies among the office-bearers and members of the Governing
Body occurring during the tenure of their office shall be filled in by the
Governing Body from amongst the members of the General Body of the
The term of the Governing Body shall be two years, which shall be
automatically extended till the next election takes place. All outgoing
members shall be eligible for re-election, provided that 1/3 of the
membership shall be renewed, at the begining of each new term.
10. Duties of the Office Bearers:
(a) President: The President
shall preside over all meetings and shall be also
the Chief Executive of the
(i) The President shall oversee the general
administration of the office at the
Head Quarters, implementation of the
preogrammes as may be
periodically approved by the Governing
Body, and shall regulate the
functions of all staff persons;
(ii) Carry on routine
correspondence on behalf of the Society, supervise the
maintenance of the regular
accounts and their periodical audit, and to
present the annual
statement of accounts to the Governing Body and
the General Body of the
(iii) File the annual report and audited
statement of accounts to the
(iv) Receive and disburse
monies incur expenditure as per the budget
annually by the Governing Body, and invest under
provisions of the I.T.
Act such funds as may not be immediately
required for use.
(b) Vice-president: In
the absence of the President, the Vice-president shall
preside over meetings and
perform all such other functions as may be
delegated by the
In the absence of the both the president
and the Vice-president the members present in any meeting shall nominate a
Chair-person from amongst themselves to preside over that meeting and to
transact notified business.
(c) Secretary: The
Secretary of the Society shall:
(i) Keep the
record all proceedings of the meetings of the Society.
(ii) Maintain the
current list of members of the Society and other
relating to them, and
(iii) Attend to all such duties as may be
assigned by the President from time to time.
(d) Director: The Director
shall be responsible for…
promotional activities of the Society.
fraternal relations between friends, organization and
agencies in India and abroad.
(iii) publishing of useful literature for
the furtherance of the purposes
of the Society.
(iv) touring and reporting, to the
Governing Body, on the activities
of the Society.
11. Funds :
The society shall raise funds:
(i) by membership fees, subscriptions,
contributions and donation;
(ii) by service charges;
(iii) by sale of publications and
handicrafts or other useful products
of the Society;
(iv) by self of publication and handicrafts
or other useful products of
(v) by grants, subsidies and loans from
agencies, individuals, government
bodies, public enter prises and local bodies.
(vi) Income derived from any property held
by the Society.
The income of the Society whencesoever
derived shall be solely applied towards the promotion of the objects and
purposes of the Society as set forth in the Memorandum of this Society,
and no part of it shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly as
profit to the members of the Society expect by way of way of remuneration
or out-of pocket expenses to any officers or personnel of members of the
Society in return for services rendered or expenses incurred for carrying
out the objects of the Society.
12. The Society shall conduct all legal proceedings by or against itself
and transact all financial business in keeping with accepted laws, in the
name of the President of any other Officer designated by the Society for
No amendments to the Memorandum of
Association or Rules and Regulations of the Society shall be made except
at a Special General Body meeting of the Society called for the purpose,
and voted upon by 3/5 of the members present in such a meeting, provided
that the proposed amendments or alterations were notified and circulated
amongst its members at least fifteen days before the meeting at which such
amendments are considered, in accordance with Section 12 of the Societies
Registration Act XXI of 1860.
No amendment may be added, altered, changed
or deleted in regard to any clause of this memorandum or rules or trust
deed without the prior approval of the Commissioner of Income Tax.
The Society may be dissolved by the
unanimous decision of the members, present at an extra-ordinary meeting
convened for the purpose, and if upon the dissolution of the Society any
assets remaining after satisfaction of all debts and liabilities of the
Society shall be transferred to another Ecumenical Christian agency having