21. Extra-ordinary or Requisitioned Meetings
Extra-ordinary meetings of the General Council or Executive
Committee shall be called if a requisition signed by one third
of the members of the respective bodies is received by the
General Secretary or the President. Notice and quorum for such
meetings shall be the same as for ordinary meetings of these
bodies. However, if quorum is not available within the time
specified, the requisition shall be treated as rejected.
the General Secretary or the President fails to convene the
meetings within a period of one month of the receipt of the
requisition, the requisitions shall have the right to hold the
meeting and transact the business for which the meeting was
requisitioned. The requirements of notice and quorum as laid
down in clause 20 shall apply to such requisitioned meetings.
The meetings held by the requisitions shall not be adjourned
for want of quorum. If quorum is not available within the
time specified, the meeting shall stand cancelled.
General Council at its Triennial ordinary session shall transact
the following business:
Consider and adopt the Report and Audited statements of
(ii) Appoint Auditors
Consider amendments to bye-laws as recommended by the Executive
Committee and or the amendments by members of which due notice
has been given.
Consider Resolutions/Propositions/Motions recommended by the
Executive Committee and/or brought forward by members after
giving due notice.
(v) Elections of office-bearers and members of Executive
(vi) Any other matter with the permission of the chair.
Resolutions/Propositions/motions other than those recommended by
the Executive Committee shall be admitted for consideration only
if at least 10 members support the same.
Extra-ordinary meeting of the General Council shall transact
only the business, specified in the requisition and/or notice.
Executive Committee/Secretariat shall transact such business as
may be specified in the notice calling for the meeting.
23.1 All motions before the General Council, Executive
Committee or Secretariat unless otherwise specifically provided
in these bye-laws shall be decided by simple majority. Each
member shall have one vote. The Chairman of the meeting shall
not vote except when there is a tie.
decisions of the General Council, Executive Committee or
Secretariat shall be binding on the members of the respective
Duties of Office-Bearers
President shall be the Executive Head of the Federation and his
advice shall be taken in all matters
pertaining to the administration of the Federation. The
President shall have the power to call special meetings of
General Council/Executive Committee/Secretariat.
: The Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in the
of his duties. In the absence of the President, the
senior most of the Fifteen Vice-Presidents shall act for the
General Secretary :
The General Secretary shall perform all such functions as are
necessary for achieving the objects of the Federation. He shall
conduct all correspondence, convene all meetings, maintain
the connected records and generally exercise control over the
affairs of the Federation. He shall prepare a report on the
working of the Federation and submit the same to the General
Council at its Triennial Meeting after obtaining approval of the
Executive Committee. The General Secretary shall be responsible
for submitting the statements and returns as required under the
Trade Unions Act or any other legislation.
Joint General Secretary :
The Joint General Secretary from Mumbai Affiliate. The
Joint General Secretary shall assist the General Secretary in
the performance of his duties and also attend to such other
duties that may be entrusted to him by the Executive
Committee/General Secretary from time to time.
Dy. General Secretaries
: The Dy.General Secretaries shall make periodical reports to
the General Secretary on the state of organisation in their
respective areas of operation. They shall take all steps to
promote and secure the interests and image of the Federation in
their respective areas.
Secretaries shall assist the General Secretary in the day-to-day
conduct of affairs of the Federation and shall perform such
other duties as may be assigned or delegated to them by General
funds of the Federation shall vest in the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee may cause account or accounts to be
opened in the name of the Federation with any Bank/Co-operative
Society at such branch or branches as may be convenient or
expedient. The account maintained with the Bank/Co-operative
Society at the place where Central Office of the Federation is
situated shall be designated as the principal account. All the
monies received by the Federation shall be deposited in its
principal account. Funds may be drawn from the principal account
and deposited in any other account at another place as and when
to the extent necessary as may be decided/directed by the
Secretariat or the Executive Committee.
principal account shall be operated upon by the President or
General Secretary along with any one of the Secretaries jointly
or any other person nominated by the Executive Committee.
other accounts of the Federation shall be operated upon by the
persons specified in Bye-law 25.2 or by such other
Office-bearers or persons locally stationed and in such a
manner jointly or singly as may be decided by the Executive
Committee in each case.
Subject to section 15 of the Trade Unions Act, the funds of the
Federation may be spent in furtherance of any or all objects set
out in bye-law No.4.
reference to the financial position of the Federation, the
Executive Committee shall decide from time to time the benefits
which could be given to the members. If a member Association
goes on strike without the sanction of the Federation it shall
not be entitled for any benefits. The Federation may also impose
such other penalty on the member as it may deem fit subject to
the provisions of these bye-laws.
Accounts and Audit
26.1 The accounts of the Federation shall be audited
once in a year by an Auditor possessing the qualification
prescribed by the Trade Unions Act, 1926, and duly appointed by
the General Council. The audited statements shall be submitted
to the General Council at the Triennial Meeting.
26.2 Books of Accounts and other records may be
inspected by any member of the General Council on giving 7 days’
notice to the General Secretary.
Executive Committee may frame rules not repugnant to the objects
and provisions of this constitution, for purposes of carrying
out the functions of the Federation and for all such matters not
provided for in these bye-laws.
Without prejudice to the generality of foregoing power, the
Executive Committee may frame rules for:
Conduct of the business at meetings of General Council,
Executive Committee and Secretariat.
(b) Conduct of the General Council/Executive Committee
Members, Office-bearers and others.
(c) Conduct of elections.
(d) Delegation of authority and powers to
(e) Affiliation with other organisations.
(f) Inspection of register of members and accounts.
(g) Reference of disputes for arbitration.
(h) Remuneration and other terms and conditions of staff
of the Federation.
Reimbursement of traveling expenses to the office-bearers.
(j) Allocation of funds, sanction of expenditure and
maintenance of accounts.
Federation, a body corporate, may sue or be sued in the name of
its General Secretary or in the name of any other person so
authorised by the Executive Committee in respect of its own
interests, rights and obligations.
Federation may take legal proceedings in the name of its General
Secretary or in the name of any other person so authorised by
the Executive Committee, on behalf of its Affiliate Members, or
on behalf of the Bank Officers collectively or on behalf of a
class of officers, or on behalf of any individual Officer if
specifically authorised by him for enforcement or protection of
their legal and fundamental rights connected with or arising out
of employment or non-employment or the terms of employment or
the conditions of service of any one or more of them.
29. Interpretation and
Removal of Ambiguities
Executive Committee may issue clarifications for removal of
ambiguities and such clarification shall be treated as part of
dispute in regard to the interpretation of these bye-laws or
actions taken by any committee/Body/functionary constituted
under these bye-laws/rules or any dispute between an
office-bearer and affiliate or between two affiliates or any
dispute relating to the conduct of affairs of the Federation
shall be submitted for arbitration. For this purpose the
Executive Committee shall constitute a panel of Arbitrators and
lay down procedure for reference of disputes for arbitration.
Amendments of Bye-laws
30.1 All proposals for amendment in these bye-laws shall
be placed by the Executive Committee before the General Council
at its Triennial ordinary meeting or at a meeting specifically
convened for the purpose. All such motions shall require
two-thirds majority of the members present to be passed.
30.2 Any other member desiring to move an amendment to
the bye-laws shall give notice of the motion to the General
Secretary at least 15 days before the meeting.
Executive Committee shall consider the propositions received
from the members and shall make such recommendations as may be
appropriate to the General Council.
proposition for amendment for which notice has not been given as
provided in Bye-law 30.2 and on which no recommendation is made
by the Executive Committee shall not be admitted for
consideration by the General Council.
The Federation shall not be dissolved except on a motion passed
by 1/4th of the members of the General Council, at a meeting
specifically convened to consider the motion. The assets of the
Federation on dissolution shall be disposed of in accordance
with the decision of the meeting.