Eligiblity

MEMBERSHIP RULES

(amended up to 30 November 2014)

MEMBERSHIP

The Society shall provide following different categories of memberships:

(A) ORDINARY MEMBER

Any person who is presently employed (or was engaged in the past) as a teacher in the subject of Anatomy (or any of the scheduled subjects listed on the page No. 9 under the heading “Schedule of Subjects”) for teaching of undergraduate and / or postgraduate students in a University, recognized institution or laboratory, shall be eligible for enrolment as an ordinary member, for one calendar year (January to December), on payment of the ordinary membership subscription as prescribed to the Treasurer of ASI.

(B) COUPLE MEMBER:

In case both the spouses are eligible to become Ordinary Member of ASI, they can, if they so wish, become Couple Members by paying two enrolments and one and a half times of Ordinary membership fees or as prescribed, for one calendar year (January to December) on payment of the ordinary membership subscription as prescribed to the Treasurer of ASI. They will be entitled to all the privileges of an ordinary member. Further, all the obligations of an ordinary member will apply on them. There is no provision of Couple Life Member.

(C)  LIFE MEMBER:

An ordinary member of a particular year shall be eligible for enrolment as a Life Member on payment of the life membership subscription as prescribed to the Treasurer of ASI in the same calendar year.

D)  ASSOCIATE MEMBER:

Wife and children (above 12 years of age) of the members shall become Associate Member for attending a conference of the Society on payment of a fee as prescribed (vide infra) to the Treasurer of ASI (through a demand draft or multicity cheque).

Note:- Any person of the teaching staff or postgraduate student of Anatomy will NOT be eligible for Associate Membership.

(E)  STUDENT MEMBER: (Presently Suspended)

The undergraduate Medical and Dental students of the local branches (in each institution) of the Anatomical Society of India in respective Medical/Dental colleges may be listed as “student member” for the pre-clinical period of their course of study. The subscription fee as prescribed (vide infra) per student shall be collected by the respective Heads of the Department of Anatomy of various Medical/Dental colleges/institutions in the country, who in turn shall send the money collected from a particular batch of students in a college to the Treasurer of the State Chapter of the Society/parent body.

(F) HONORARY MEMBER:                                                                                                           

Any person of outstanding scientific attainments in any of the scheduled subjects or an individual who has rendered (or is likely to render) material service in advancing the objectives of the Society, may on the recommendations of the Executive Committee of the Society be elected as an Honorary member.

(G) HONORARY RETIRED MEMBER:

A person who has been Ordinary Member of the Society continuously for a period of 20 (twenty) years may be elected as an honorary retired member after retirement from  the active service.

5. PRIVILEGES OF VARIOUS TYPES OF MEMBERS:

The different categories of members are entitled to attend and participate in the annual conferences of the Society (generally held in the last week of November each year). Facilities and privileges for the members are summarized in the following table.

Facilities/Privileges

Ordinary Member

Life Member

Associate Member

Student    Member

Honorary Member 

Hon. Retired Member

Railway Concession

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Delegation fees

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Paper Presentation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Executive Meetings

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Gen. Body Meetings

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Right for Voting

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Society Journal

Free

Free

No

No

No

No

Valedictory function

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Note:­    Forms for Railway fare concession may be obtained from the office of the General Secretary on request. The members can avail this facility as granted by the Ministry of Railway / Government of India from time to time.

6. REMOVAL FROM THE MEMBERSHIP:

The membership of the Society shall be terminated on the recommendations of the Executive Committee and after final consideration and its approval at the General Body Meeting. In all such cases where a member has defaulted in paying the annual membership, his/her name shall be automatically removed from the list of the members of the Society without any reference to the General Body. Such defaulting members shall ‘ipso facto’ forfeit all the privileges (vide supra) of the Society. Any member can also be debarred from the primary membership of the Society on the recommendations of the Executive Committee provided at least 3/4th of the members present at the General Body meeting feel his/her removal necessary in the interest and discipline of the Society. A member once removed from the Primary membership of the Society on disciplinary grounds will not be readmitted to the Society in future.

7. READMISSION OF MEMBERS:

Any ordinary member, whose name had been struck off from the list of members (not due to any disciplinary action), may be readmitted in the Society only on payment of all the membership dues during the gap period of his/her being not a member.