Association of Breast Surgeons of India
Constitution & Bye Laws
The name of the Association will be THE ASSOCIATION OF BREAST SURGEONS OF INDIA (ABSI), a section of The Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).
Address: The office of ABSI is the place from where the Honorary Secretary functions.
The objectives of the ABSI shall be:
Life Membership: A Life member of ABSI shall be a full life member of ASI. General Surgeons, Surgical Oncologists & Plastic Surgeons with MS, DNB, Mch or equivalent qualifications/training, who have expressed an interest in Breast Surgery & devote considerable proportion of their professional time to practicing the art & science of Breast surgery will be eligible for Life membership. Membership fee shall be Rs 2000. The fee may be raised from time to time after approval by the General body.
Associate Membership: Trainees (MS, DNB, MCh) in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology & Plastic Surgery, who have expressed an interest in Breast Surgery will be eligible for Associate Membership. Membership fee shall be Rs 1500. The fee may be raised from time to time after approval by the General body
Affiliate Members: Radiologists, Pathologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Breast Cancer Advocacy groups & Nurses who have expressed interest in the care of patients presenting with Breast disease & in creating breast cancer awareness will be eligible for Affiliate Membership. Membership fee shall be Rs 1500. The fee may be raised from time to time after approval by the General body
Overseas Membership: General Surgeons, Surgical Oncologists & Plastic Surgeons living overseas with well recognised qualifications who have expressed an interest in Breast Surgery & devote considerable proportion of their professional time to practicing the art & science of Breast surgery will be eligible for Overseas membership. Overseas members shall not be entitled to contest for election to the Executive Committee of ABSI. Membership fee shall be US $ 300. The fee may be raised from time to time after approval by the General body.
Should an Overseas Member decide to settle in India, he/she would be admitted as Life Member of ABSI without paying any further subscription. He/she should however become a Life Member of ASI before being admitted as Life Member of ABSI
Honorary Membership: An Internationally renowned Surgeon or an individual who has made outstanding contribution to Breast Surgery or to ABSI may be considered for Honorary Membership. No more than one Honorary member will be selected in a year
Termination of Membership:
Year: The year of the ABSI shall be May/June of the year to May/June of the following year. The new Office bearers shall be installed during the General Body meeting at NATCON ABSI & they shall assume Office after completion of the Annual Conference.
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Power of Executive Committee of ABSI: Shall be same as that of the Governing Council of ASI. The function and responsibility of different Office bearers of ABSI will be same as that of ASI. The Hon Secretary will maintain and present the audited accounts each year at the annual conference.
Meeting and Conference:
Complaint & Grievance Cell:
Immediate three Past Presidents of ABSI will be members of this Cell. In addition to Election disputes, the following complaints will also be addressed by the Cell
The Cell will conduct an enquiry & submit its report to the Executive Committee of ABSI for final decision.
Filling up casual vacancies
Annual Report: An annual report stating the activities of the year shall be prepared by the Hon. Secretary for Annual General Body Meeting, a copy of which will be sent to headquarters of ASI.
Accounts of the year: Accounts of the year of ABSI shall be prepared by Hon. Secretary and audited by an auditor appointed by General Body within six months of closing of the year. This shall be placed in the General Body Meeting, and after adoption, a copy will be sent to Headquarters of ASI.
Annual General Body Meeting:
Audited accounts of the previous year
Income: Income of the ABSI shall be derived from:
Investment & utilization of funds: ABSI shall have account with nationalized or reputed bank to be operated by persons authorized by General Body. The surplus fund after meeting statutory annual expenditure shall be invested in fixed deposits of such banks and approved securities or in any other manner to be decided at the General Body Meeting. The accounts will be operated as per provisions of memorandum of ASI. The proceeds of income from various deposits and investments shall be strictly spent for specific purpose for which such fund/funds are created.
Representation: ABSI shall be represented as per Memorandum of ASI.
Amendment of Bye-laws: Any of the bye-laws of ABSI may be altered or rescinded to or new bye-laws at General Body Meeting by majority vote. The amendment shall come into force after it is circulated to all members and provided objection to such amendment of ABSI is not received from ASI and 50% of valid members of ABSI within three months from the date of circulation of canadian casinos. A copy of such amendment is to be sent to Headquarters of ASI.
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