BYLAWS OF THE INDIA LITERACY PROJECTCHAPTER I : NAME
The name of this corporation is India Literacy Project (sometimes may be referred to as ILP).CHAPTER II : PRINCIPAL OFFICE
The principal office of this corporation for the transaction of business shall be specified from time to time by resolution of the National Coordinating Committee. Such office may be in any State or Country. The corporation may have such other offices as the National Coordinating Committee may determine from time to time.CHAPTER III : REGIONAL CHAPTERS
Section 3:1 In furtherance of the purposes of India Literacy Project, Regional Chapters may be formed in different regions of North America.
Section 3:2 Each Regional Chapter shall be coordinated by a Regional Coordinator.
Section 3:3 Regional Coordinator : The National Convenor may appoint a Regional Coordinator subject to the approval of the National Coordinating Committee.Regional Coordinator shall furnish periodic written reports to the National Coordinating Committee of all relevant information relating to the activities,finances and general operations of the Regional Chapter in such form, frequency, detail, and degree of accuracy as the National Coordinating Committee may specify.
Obligations of Regional Chapter: Regional Coordinator of each Regional Chapter shall use due diligence to carry out the purposes of India Literacy Project, as set forth in its Articles of Constitution and these Bylaws.
Termination: The, the National Convenor may terminate any Regional Coordinator subject to the approval of the National Coordinating Committee.
Voting members shall consist of the Coordinators of the National Coordinating Committee and such persons as may be specified from time to time in the Articles of Constitution or in the Bylaws. All other classes of members shall be non-voting.
General Members shall consist of all adherents to the purposes and objectives which the corporation was formed to promote who are approved by the National Coordinating Committee or a committee appointed for that purpose, and who meet the minimum qualifications for membership which are established from time to time by the National Coordinating Committee.
Other Members : Other classes of members, including honorary, patron, life, associate, or otherwise, may be created from time to time by the National Coordinating Committee, which shall prescribe the rights and privileges pertaining thereto.
The affairs of the corporation shall strictly be governed by its National Coordinating Committee (sometimes referred to as NCC), which shall consist of not more than fifteen and not less than three Coordinators.
Coordinators other than the President shall continue to serve until their death, resignation, or removal by the President, with or without cause, or until the expiration of the term for which elected or appointed.
The National Coordinating Committee, shall appoint all the Coordinators from a list submitted by the Executive Committee and designate National Convenor, National Coconvenor, National Public Relations Coordinator and National Finance Coordinator.
The NCC would diligently strive to distribute the membership of the Executive Committee across several Chapters of the India Literacy Project, and in particular at least shall designate the National Convenor and the Finance Coordinators from different approved Chapters in existence.
Any vacancies of Coordinators arising out of death, resignation or any other reason shall be filled by the Executive Committee subject to the approval of the NCC.
Unless sooner terminated, Coordinators other than the President shall serve for a term of two years or as designated by the President.
Any Coordinator, except the President, may be terminated, with or without cause, by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the National Coordinating Committee.
Bhagavatula Venkata Parameswara Rao of India shall be the President of the National Coordinating Committee, and shall serve as such until his death, resignation, or retirement.
The president shall appoint his successor, and in absence of such appointment, there shall be no President.
The President shall preside over the NCC meetings.
The National Convenor shall preside over the NCC meetings in the absence of the President.
He/She shall make appropriate decisions for the maintenance and day to day administration within the policies and directives of the National Coordinating Committee.
The National Coconvenor shall preside over the NCC meetings in the absence of the President and the National Convenor.
He/She shall assist the National Convenor in the day to day administration and maintenance.
He/She shall be the National Projects Coordinator and shall give final approval for all the projects; projects advised to be funded and projects advised to be rejected for funding.
The National Public Relations Coordinator shall be responsible for the maintenance of all records, documents, registers, and other official papers.
He/she shall prepare agenda in consultation with the President or National Convenor for the meetings and send notices.
He/she shall prepare necessary progress reports, bulletins etc., and act as a public relations liaison.
He/she shall be the custodian of the Seal. ( Deleted 1994)
The National Finance Coordinator shall receive dues, and donations, keep all accounts of receipts and expenses, and funds received.
He/she shall always be one of the co-signers of the checks, and make payments as may be authorized by the National Convenor or his designee, subject to the approval of the NCC.
He/she shall prepare unaudited annual financial statements and present for review to outside independent Certified Public Accountant.
The remaining coordinators of the National Coordinating Committee shall undertake duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the NCC from time to time.CHAPTER XII : POWERS OF NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE
The National Coordinating Committee shall exercise all corporate powers, directly or under its authority, and control the business and affairs of the corporation, subject to the Articles of Constitution, these Bylaws, and applicable law.
Without limiting the foregoing general powers, the National Coordinating Committee shall have the following specific powers:
a) To select and remove all other officers, agents, and employees, and prescribe their powers and duties.
b) To conduct, manage, and control the business and affairs of the corporation.
c) To remove any member, other than the President of the National Coordinating Committee.
d) To borrow money and incur indebtedness for the purposes of the corporation, and to execute instruments of indebtedness and hypothetication of assets.
To perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, by the Articles of Constitution, or by these Bylaws.
To appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and except as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, prescribe the duties and authority and fix the compensation, if any, of all officers, agents, and employees of the corporation.
To supervise all officers, agents and employees of the corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly.
To meet at such times and places as required by these Bylaws.
To register their addresses with National Public Relations Coordinator, such that notices of meetings mailed or telegraphed to them at such addresses shall be valid notices thereof.
Time and Place of Meetings : Meetings of National Coordinating Committee shall be held upon reasonable notice at such time and place as designated from time to time by the President, or in his absence or in the event of his disability, by the National Convenor. The transactions of any meetings, however called, shall be valid if a quorum is present, and all coordinators not present, either before or after the meeting, sign a waiver notice, or on approval of the minutes. A quorum shall consist of the President and two other coordinators. In the absence of the President, a quorum shall consist of a majority of the National Coordinating Committee.
Action Without Meeting : Any action by the National Coordinating Committee may be taken without a meeting if all members of the NCC individually or collectively consent over a telephone and later endorse by writing thereto.
Voting : Any action taken by the National Coordinating Committee shall be by majority of those present, each coordinator having one vote. In case of a tie vote, the National Convenor may cast a tie breaking vote.
15:1.1 National Convenor, National Coconvenor, National Public Relations Coordinator and the National Finance Coordinator shall constitute the Executive Committee.
15:1.2 National Convenor shall preside over the Executive Committee meetings.
15:1.3 Executive Committee shall carry on the policies, proposals, projects and directives of the NCC.
15:1.4 Executive Committee may appoint Subcommittees as needed and the Chairpersons of such subcommittees shall report to the Executive Committee.
Other Committees :
15:2.1 National Coordinating Committee may appoint appropriate committees to facilitate functioning of this corporation.
15:2.2 The Chairperson of each committee shall report to the National Convenor and the National Coordinating Committee.
15:2.3 The committees shall implement proposals, policies, and projects approved by the National Coordinating Committee.
15:2.4 Any committee appointed by the National Coordinating Committee shall continue to serve until otherwise directed by the NCC.CHAPTER XVI : AMENDMENTS
These Bylaws may only be amended or repealed and new Bylaws adopted by the President or by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the NCC.CHAPTER XVII : CERTIFICATION OF NATIONAL CONVENOR
I, Venkateswara Rao Veluri, hereby certify that the foregoing Bylaws are the current Bylaws of the India Literacy Project duly adopted and in effect in accordance with the provisions of its Articles of Constitution.
|Dated: November 15, 1990||(sd) Venkateswara Rao Veluri|
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