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21.  Extra-ordinary or Requisitioned Meetings

21.1      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. 

21.2      If 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.  

22.  Business

22.1      The General Council at its Triennial ordinary session shall transact the following business: 

            (i)         Consider and adopt the Report and Audited statements of Accounts 

            (ii)         Appoint Auditors 

(iii)        Consider amendments to bye-laws as recommended by the Executive Committee and or the amendments by members of which due notice has been given. 

(iv)        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 Committee 

            (vi)        Any other matter with the permission of the chair. 

22.2      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. 

22.3      The Extra-ordinary meeting of the General Council shall transact only the business, specified in the requisition and/or notice. 

22.4      The Executive Committee/Secretariat shall transact such business as may be specified in the notice calling for the meet­ing. 

23.  Decisions

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. 

23.2      All decisions of the General Council, Executive Committee or Secretariat shall be binding on the members of the respective bodies. 

24.  Duties of Office-Bearers

24.1      President :The 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.

24.2      Vice-Presidents : The Vice-Presidents shall assist the President in the discharge
of his duties. In the absence  of the  President, the  senior  most of  the  Fifteen Vice-Presidents shall act for the president.  

24.3      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. 

24.4      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.

24.5      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. 

24.6      Secretaries: The 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 Secretary/Executive Committee.  

25.  Funds 

25.1      The 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. 

25.2      The 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.  

25.3      The 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. 

25.4      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. 

25.5      With 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. 

26.  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. 

27.  Rules

27.1      The 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. 

27.2      Without prejudice to the generality of foregoing power, the Executive Committee may frame rules for: 

(a)        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 office-bearers. 

            (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. 

            (i)         Reimbursement of traveling expenses to the office-bearers. 

            (j)         Allocation of funds, sanction of expenditure and maintenance of accounts. 

28.  Legal Proceedings

28.1      The 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. 

28.2      The 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

29.1      The Executive Committee may issue clarifications for removal of ambiguities and such clarification shall be treated as part of these bye-laws. 

29.2      Any 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. 

30.  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. 

30.3      The Executive Committee shall consider the propositions received from the members and shall make such recommendations as may be appropriate to the General Council. 

30.4      Any 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.

31.  Dissolution.

31.1      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.


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