Criteria of becoming Member of the Society
Eligibility of Membership:
Any person possessing postgraduate degree or Diplom in the faculty of ENT Surgery on payment of subscription and fees as may be provided thereinafter shall be a member of the Society. The admission shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Society and the mode and condition of the election of the membership shall be determined in accordance with the bye laws prescribed from time to time.
- a) Any member who has ceased to be a member by resignation or non-payment of subscriptions can be admitted on fresh application be made by him and on payment of any dues outstanding against him on the date when ceased to be a member. The Executive Council may, however, have right to write off a part or whole of any outstanding dues against such member on the recommendation of the branch concern or in the case of direct member on its own initiative.
- b) The members whose name has been removed under article (10/C) may be re-admitted on the expiry of 5 years or thereafter provided their application or re-admission is supporte by 10 members of the society testifying to his good conduct during the interim period.
3. i) Members:
The person possessing eligible qualifications for membership under article 5 (five) as specified hereinbefore who pays annual subscription, shall be member of the Society.
- ii) Associate members: Doctors working in various E.N.T. Departments and pays the annual subscription as specified hereinafter, and on being elected as associate member of the Society. The associate members shall enjoy all privileges of the members except that of voting and holding office.
iii) Honorary members: Persons of higher scientific and literary attainments or persons who have rendered commendable contribution to the medical sciences or individuals whose contributions are noteworthy to the Society can be elected as honorary member according to the rules and bye-laws hereinafter laydown. The member so elected shall enjoy such privileges as may from time to time be conferred on them by or under the bye-laws.iv) Life member: Persons possessing qualifications as prescribed in Memorandum 6 (a) who pays a lump sum in lieu of subscriptions according to the bye-laws as hereinafter laydown shall be the life member of the Society.
4. Privileges and obligations of membership:
- a) Each year's subscriptions shall entitle the member to all privileges of the membership of the Society including these of receiving the Journals for the current year.
- b) Every member shall be supplied with copies of all publications of the Society either free or charges or at such rates as the Society may fix from time to time.
- c) Every member shall be entitled to use the reading room and the Library of the Society.
- d) Every member shall have the right to attend and take part in discussion in all general and clinical meetings, lectures and demonstration organized by the Society.
- e) Every member shall have the right to vote on all regulations put forward at any of the general meeting of the Society in the manner as stipulated in the bye-laws.
- f) Every member and Life member shall have the right to vote in the election of the Executive Council of the Society (if he is a member of that Society) and to be elected as office bearer or members of the Executive Council of the Society.
5. Duration of Membership:
Every member shall remain a member until his membership is terminated in accordance with the provisions hereinafter contained.
6. Termination of Membership:
The membership of the Society may be teminated in any of the following ways:-
- a) Default in the payment of subscriptions: Removal of name from member's Register due to non-payment of subscriptions after the notice as follows: If the subscription is not paid within 3 months after due date, the Member shall be notified about his/her default giving him/her 30 days time to clear up his/her dues. If within that date he/she does not clear his/her dues all privileges of the membership will be suspended and the case may be brought before the Executive Council for proper action for the termination of his/her membership.
A member at any time may resign from his membership by giving 30 days notice in writing to the General Secretary of the Society. The resigning member shall have to pay up all the dues against him/her and the officer concerned shall put up a statement of outstanding dues and claims against such member. On payment of all dues a clearance certificate shall be issued and his resignation letter be considered by the Executive Council of the Society.
- b) Removal on grounds of undesirable conduct:
If the conduct of any Member be deemed to be prejucicial to the interest of Society or of the medical profession the Executive Council may ask such member to submit a written explanation of his/her conduct. In the event of the explanation being found unsatisfactory the Member may be asked either to apologize or resign from the Society. If the member is agreeable, his/her apology or resignation may e accepted. In the event of the said Member refusing either to apologies or to resign or even he/she refuses to submit an explanation to defend his/her conduct, an enquiry should be done giving him/her scope for his/her defence. If after due enquiry he/she is found guilty he/she may be expelled from the Society.
Same as or otherwise provided by the regulations or bye-laws every member shall pay to the Society a subscription of such amount as may for the time being prescribed by the bye-laws. The said subscription shall be payable in advance by the thirty first day of January each year or in case of member elected during the year, at the time of election.
8. The year of the Society:
The year of the Society shall be 1st January 10 31st December and for the purpose of accounts and audit it shall be from 1st July to 30th June.