Memorandum of Association 
of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
(Registered Under West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961)
  1. Name: The name of Society (hereinafter called the “Institute”), is “INDIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS”.
  2. Registered Office : The registered office of Institute will be situated in West Bengal.
  3. Objects : The objects for which the Institute is established are :-
    3.1 More particularly to take over the activities and business, including the assets, liabilities, membership, publication, etc., of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers incorporated under the Government of West Bengal Licence No. 1922 of the 8th June, 1950, issued under Section 26 of the Indian Companies Act, 1930, and to continue to function in the same or similar manner and maintain and allow the status and privileges as at present enjoyed by various categories of members of the said Institute.
    3.2 To promote the advancement of Chemical Engineering Science.
    3.3 To maintain professional standard and conduct among its members.
    3.4 To establish, maintain and regulate regional centres, graduate sections, and student sections of the Institute in all such places as may be deemed fit and to abolish them whenever necessary.
    3.5 To protect the interests of Chemical Engineers in general and members of the Institute in particular and to do all things necessary in connection therewith.
    3.6 To serve as an authoritative body on all matters pertaining to the teaching and profession of Chemical Engineering.
    3.7 To conduct meeting and transact business on administrative, academic and technical matters relating to the profession of Chemical Engineering.
    3.8 To conduct or subsidise research on Chemical Engineering problems.
    3.9 To hold examinations and prescribe syllabi therefor.
    3.10 To grant awards, donations, scholarships, diplomas and certificates to such persons as may be deemed fit.
    3.11 To publish and maintain an organ of the Institute to be known as ‘Indian Chemical Engineer’ (incorporating the Transactions) and similar other publications.
    3.12 To assist necessitous members, and any of the dependent kindred of deceased members, and to act as treasurer, trustees, and distributor of any benevolent fund or funds which may be contributed by members or others for these purposes or any of them and subject to the provisions of clause 4 (prohibiting payments being made to members) to make any contribution out of the surplus assets or income of the Institute from time to time to any such benevolent fund or funds.
    3.13 To hire, purchase, have hold and dispose of any buildings to be used as an Institute, College or Lecture Rooms, or any property, real or personal, for the advancement of the above objects or any of them.
    3.14 To borrow or raise or secure payment of money as loan, and accept gift and the like.
    3.15 To get the Institute to be registered and/or recognised in India and other countries.
    3.16 To grant pensions or gratuities to any persons who are for the time being or shall at any time have been paid officers or employees of the Institute or relations or dependent of any such persons.
    3.17 To admit men and women alike to membership of the Institute on the same terms and conditions and collect, receive subscriptions, donations and contributions.
    3.18 To take over any other Society, Institution, Association of a similar nature having aims and objects not repugnant to those of this Institute, to manage, control or otherwise work same or merge same with this Institute.
    3.19 To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.
  4. Application of Income: The income and property of the Institute whencesoever derived shall be applied solely for or towards the promotion of the objects of the Institute as herein set forth, and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly by way of dividend or bonus or otherwise however by way of profit to the persons who are, or at any time have been members of the Institute or to any person or persons claiming through all or any of them, provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of remuneration, etc., to any officers or servants of the Institute or to any member thereof or to any person or persons in return for services actually rendered to the Institute or for the payment of actual travelling expenses in connection with any business of the Institute.
  5. Disposal of property on dissolution: If, upon winding up or dissolution of the Institute, there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any surplus money or property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Institute, but shall be given or transferred to some other Institution or Institutions, having objects similar to the objects of the Institute to be determined by the members of the Institute present at a general meeting at or before the time of the dissolution, and in default thereof by such judge of the High Court in West Bengal as may have or acquire jurisdiction in the matter.
  6. Governing Body: The names addresses and occupations of the Council as at present provisionally constituted are :
    Name Address Occupation
    President
    Dr. H. L. Roy Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Calcutta-32. Professor Emeritusin Chemical Engineering.
    Vice-Presidents:
    Mr. M. B. Bhagwat Javeri Villa, Gilder Lane Bombay-8. Technical Director Tata Chemicals Ltd.
    Dr. M. Narshingh Rao Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

    Professor of Chemical Engineering.

    Hony. Secretaries:  

     

    Dr. O. P. Kharbanda M/s. Simon Carves Ltd.
    32, Dalhousie Sq.(South) Calcutta-1.
    Project Engineer.
    Dr. T. K. Ghose Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Calcutta-32. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Hony. Treasurer:    
    Prof. D. K. Dutta Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Calcutta-32. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Members:    
    Dr. R. R. Hattiangadi C/o. M/s. Associated Cement Co. Ltd. 1, Queens Road, Technical Director, A. C. C. Ltd. Bombay-1.
    Dr. G. P. Kane C/1/26, Pandara Road,New Delhi. Senior Industrial Adviser (Chemicals), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
    Dr. S. K. Sircar           
    P. 644A, Block ‘O’ New Alipore,Calcutta-33. Chemical Engineer and Fuel Technologist.
    Dr. G. S. Kasbekar 87/B, Park Street,Calcutta-16. Deputy Director General
    Ordnance Factories
    Ministry of Defence.
    Dr. H. L. Eduljee M/s. Nowrosjee Wadia   & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd., P. B. No. 129, Bombay-1.
    Chemical Engineer.
    Dr. P. S. Mene Laxminarayan Inst. of Technology, Nagpur. Director,
    Laxminarayan Institute of Technology.
    Dr. G. S. Laddha A. C. College of Technology, Guindy, Madras-25. Director, A. C.College of
    Technology.
    Dr. T. K. Roy M/s. Industrial Consulting Bureau (Pvt.) Ltd. National Ins. Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi-1.
    Chief Chemical Engineer.
    Dr. N. K. Bose Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Calcutta-32. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Dr. D. C. Tapadar Indian Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd., Hazinagar, 24-Parganas.
    Chief Chemist.
    Dr. U. P. Basu Bengal Immunity Research Institue, 39, Lower Circular Road,Calcutta-16.

    Director.
    Sri. S. B. Dutt 12 H, B 1 New Alipore, Calcutta-33. Managing Director,
    Bharat Electrical Industries Ltd. 
    Calcutta.
    Dr. N. R. Kuloor Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-12. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Prof. N. C. Palaniappan Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, South India. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Dr. K. L. Ramaswamy Industries Department, Bihar Government, Patna. Industrial Adviser,
    Bihar Government.
    Prof. N. R. Kamath Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Dr. C. Venkata Rao Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-3. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Prof. B. Narayandas Delhi Polytechnic, Delhi University, Delhi. Professor of Chemical Engineering.
    Dr. D. Venkateswaralu Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Professor of Chemical Engineering.

  7. We the undersigned being associated for the purpose of carrying out the objects in Clause 3, hereinbefore mentioned, are desirous of forming into a Society under Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961.
    Name, Address & Occupation Signature
      Dr. H. L. Roy 
      Prof. Emeritus
      Chemical Engineering Department
      College of Engineering & Technology,
      Jadavpur University, Calcutta-32.
    Sd/- H. L. Roy
      Dr. S. K. Sircar,
      Chemical Engineer & Fuel
      Technologist, B-644A, Block
      O, New Alipore, Calcutta-33.
    Sd/- S. K. Sircar
      Dr. G. S. Kasbekar, 
      Deputy Director General,
      Ordance Factories,
      6, Esplanade East, Calcutta-1.
    Sd/- G. S. Kasbekar
      Dr. U. P. Basu, 
      Director,
      Bengal Immunity Research Institute
      39, Lower Circular Road,
      Calcutta-16.
    Sd/- U. P. Basu
      Sri S. B. Dutt, 
      Managing Director,
      Bharat Electrical Industries Ltd.,
      52, Old Hindusthan Buildings,
      S. N. Banerjee Road, Calcutta-13.
    Sd/- S. B. Dutt
      Prof. D. K. Dutt,                                                              
      Professor of Chemical Engineering,
      College of Engineering & Technology,
      P. O. Jadavpur University
      Calcutta-32
    Sd/- D. K. Dutt
      Dr. O. P. Kharbanda,
      Project Engineer,
      M/s. Simon Carves Limited.,
      32, Dalhousie Square (South),
      Calcutta-1.
    Sd/- O. P, Kharbanda
    Witness to the above signature:   Dr. K. G. Sikchi,
      Chemical Engineer,
      M/s. Imperial Chemical
      Industries (India) Private Ltd.,
      34, Chowringhee,
      Calcutta-16.
    Dated this 11th day of October, 1961.
    Sd/- K. G. Sikchi
CONSTITUTION (RULES & REGULATIONS)
of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
(Amended as on June 11, 2005)
    • Definition
      In these articles unless the context otherwise requires:
      1.1 the “Institute” means the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.
      1.2 the “Council” means the Council of the Institute elected or constituted under these Rules.
      1.3 the “President” means the President of the Institute.
      1.4 the “Vice-President” means either of the two Vice-Presidents of the Institute.
      1.5 the “Secretary” means the Honorary Secretary of the Institute
      1.6 the “Treasurer” means the Honorary Treasurer of the Institute.
      1.7 the “Registrar” means the Honorary Registrar of the Institute.
      1.8 the “Editor” means the Honorary Editor of the publications of the Institute.
      1.9 the “Controller of Examinations” means the Honorary Controller of Examinations of the Institute.
      1.10 the “Joint Secretary” means the Honorary Joint Secretary of the Institute.
      1.11 the “Office” means the Registered Office and Headquarters of the Institute for the time being.
      1.12 the “Corporate Member” means Fellow, Member or Associate Member of the Institute.
      1.13 the “Officers” means the President, the Vice-Presidents, the Secretary, the Joint Secretary, the Treasurer, the Registrar, the Editor and the Controller of Examinations of the Institute.
      1.14 “Month” means calendar month according to English Calendar.
      1.15 “Year” means 12 months ending on 31st day of December and “Financial year” means 12 months ending on the 31st day of March or as decided and notified by the Government of India.
      1.16 The PROPERTY shall mean and include all the property(ies) of the Institute including Securities, Funds, Fixed Deposits, Fixed Assets etc. irrespective of their locations and inclusive of all such properties located at the Regional Centres and Student Chapters.
      1.17 “In writing” means written or printed or partly printed or faxed or sent as e-mail in terms of IT Act, 2000.
      1.18 Words importing the singular number shall include the plural number and vice versa. Similarly masculine gender shall mean feminine gender and vice versa wherever not specified.
    • Headquarters of the Institute:
      The Registered Office and Headquarters of the Institute shall be situated in Kolkata in the State of West Bengal.
    • Membership:
      The membership of the Institute shall comprise of :
      3.1 Honorary Fellows
      3.2 Fellows
      3.3 Members
      3.4 Associate Members
      3.5 Student Members
      3.6 Patron Members
      3.7 Organisational Members
    • Honorary Fellows:
      Persons of eminence and high officials of the Union and State Governments, Governors, Ministers etc. whose public duties bring them into close relationship during the tenure of their office with Chemical Engineering and Chemical Industries, or individuals who have rendered eminent service in advancing Chemical Engineering may with their prior consent in writing be elected Honorary Fellows of the Institute as Prescribed in clause 13.1.
    • Fellows:
      5.1 Every candidate for admission to the Institute as a Fellow or for transfer from Member or Associate Member to Fellow shall produce adequate evidence to satisfy the Council that he has the requisite qualifications as mentioned in sub-clauses 6.2 and 6.3 under clause 6. and is not less than thirty five years of age and has experience of not less than 10 years for a candidate with Chemical Engineering Degree/15 years for a candidate with degree in Chemical or allied Process Technology or in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering/25 years for a candidate with degree in Science and engaged in Chemical manufacture or Process Engineering or in Education or design or execution of important Chemical Engineering work. If a candidate is employed as a teacher of Chemical Engineering in University of Technological Institution recognised by the Council, he should be regarded as employed in the direction of Chemical Engineering work.
      5.2 He shall have attained such an eminence in the field of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Manufacture and processing as to quality him in the opinion of the Council for the distinction of Fellowship.
    • Members:
      Every candidate for admission to the Institute as a Member or for transfer from Associate Member shall produce evidence satisfactory to the Council that he has the following qualifications:-
      6.1 Age: He shall be not less than twenty-five years of age.
      6.2 Occupation: He shall be engaged in the profession of Chemical Engineering.
      6.3 Other qualifications: He shall further have at least one of the following qualifications:-
      He shall either be an Associate Member of the Institute or shall have fulfilled the conditions necessary for Associate Membership or shall have a diploma in Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology or a Degree in Science.
      He shall have experience in a position of responibility, to the satisfaction of the Council, in an organisation engaged in Chemical Manufacture or Process Engineering or Education or design or execution of important Chemical Engineering Work in University or Technological Institution recognised by the Council or carrying out research in the field of Chemical Engineering in University or Technological Institutions recognised by the Council. Minimum duration of experience shall be as given hereunder:
      Educational Qualification Minimum Years of Experience
      Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology Five
      Masters degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology Four
      Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology Three
      Bachelor or higher degree in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology Ten
      Diploma in Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology Fifteen
      Degree in Science Twenty
    • Associate Members:
      Every candidate for admission to the Institute as an Associate Member or for transfer from Student Member to Associate Member shall produce evidence satisfactory to the Council that he has the following qualifications:-
      7.1 Age: He shall be not less than twenty-one years of age.
      7.2 Qualification, Occupation and Experience:
      He shall have passed bachelor’s degree examination in Chemical Engineering, or bachelor’s degree examination in Chemical or Allied Process Technology or a bachelor’s degree examination in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering or Chemical/Allied Process Technology from Universities/Institutions recognised by the Institute or such qualifying examinations the Institute may conduct.

      AND

      He shall be engaged at the time of his application for election, in Chemical manufacture or processing, or in the direction or construction or design or operation of Chemical Engineering Work. If the candidate is employed in teaching or research in Chemical Engineering in a College or Institution recognised by the Council, he may be regarded as employed in the direction of Chemical Engineering Work. Minimum duration of experience shall be as given hereunder :

      Education Qualification Minimum Years of Experience
      Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemical or Allied Process Technology Nil
      Bachelor or higher degree in Engineering other than Chemical Engineering/Chemical or Allied Process Technology Five

       

    1. Student Members:
      Every candidate for admission to the Institute as a Student Member shall produce evidence satisfactory to the Council that he has the following qualifications :-
      8.1 He is being trained as a Chemical Engineer as an under graduate student in a constituent or affiliated college under a University/Technological Institution recognised by the Institute or has registered for the Associate Membership Examination conducted by the Institute.
    2. Patron Members:
      Individuals interested in development of Chemical Engineering profession and its application to Chemical Industries may be elected Patron Members as prescribed in Clause 13.4
    3. Organisational Members:
      Organisations and Institutions interested in development of Chemical Engineering profession and its application to Chemical industries may be elected Organisational Members as prescribed in Clause 13.5
      10.1 Organisational Members shall be from (a) Chemical and Allied industries including service industries, (b) Research Institutions engaged in R&D activities related to Chemical Engineering Science and Technology, (c) Academic Institutions engaged in education, training and research related to the Chemical Engineering profession, and (d) Organizations serving the profession of chemical engineering.
      The decision of the Council in the above matter shall be final.
    4. The clause was deleted in EGM held on 20.12.2002.
    5. Rights and Privileges:
      Subject to the provisions of these clauses:-
      12.1 Honorary Fellows shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of Institute except that they shall not have any right of voting nor shall they be eligible to hold any office. However, Honorary Fellows who were otherwise Corporate Members of the Institute shall continue to enjoy all the rights and privileges of the Institute normally enjoyed by any Corporate Member.
      12.2 Corporate Members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of the Institute except that, Fellows and Members who have attained the age 35 shall only be eligible to hold the office of the President or Vice-President.
      12.3 Student Members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of the Institute as decided by the Council and they shall not be eligible to hold any office nor shall they have any right of voting.
      12.4 12.4 Patron Members and Organisational Members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of the Institute except that they shall not have any right of voting nor shall they be eligible to hold any office.The clause is to be deleted in EGM held on 20.12.2002.
    6. Proposal and Election:
      13.1 Honorary Fellows:
      The Council on its own or on recommendation of the Executive Committee of a Regional Centre and on recommendation of Honorary Fellowship Committee of the Institute may provisionally elect any person interested in the aims and objects of the Institute and eligible under Clause 4, to be an Honorary Fellow. The Secretary shall then obtain the written consent of the person proposed. On receipt of such consent, the Council shall declare such person as duly elected.
      13.2 Corporate Members:
      Any Person desirous of being elected as Fellow or Member or Associate Member or of being transferred from Member, Associate Member to Fellow or from Associate member to Member or from Student Member to Associate Member shall submit an application in the prescribed form.
      13.3 Student Members:
      Any person desirous of being elected as a Student Member shall submit an application in the prescribed form. If the candidate is an undergraduate student of Chemical Engineering in an Engineering or a Technological Institution, duly recognized by a Statutory Body (like the AICTE), his application must be endorsed by the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department of the Institution. In case of candidates enrolled for the Institute’s Associate Membership Examination, the application must be endorsed by the Honorary Secretary of the Institute.
      13.4 Patron Members:
      Individuals desirous of joining as Patron Members shall make a written request to that effect, to the Council addressed to the Secretary. The applicant shall be declared duly elected after such request is considered and approved by the Council.
      13.5 Organisational Members:
      Organisations and Institutions desirous of joining as Organisational Members shall make a written request to that effect, to the Council addressed to the Secretary giving information about the organisation. The applicant shall be declared duly elected after such request is considered and approved by the Council.
    7. Admission:
      Duly completed application in prescribed form will be received and scrutinised by the Honorary Secretary. Then these applications will be subsequently processed as stated hereunder:
      14.1 Application for Student Membership from Chemical Engineering Departments recognised by the Institute and from the candidates who have enrolled for the Institute’s Examination shall be considered and finalised by the Honorary Secretary and reported to the Council.
      14.2 Application for Membership and Associate Membership from candidates with a degree in chemical engineering from universities/institutions shall be examined and recommended by the Honorary Secretary and reported to the Council.
      14.3 Application for transfer from Student Membership to Associate Membership and from Associate Membership to Membership and from Associate Membership or Membership to Fellow shall be examined and recommended by the Secretary and reported to the Council.
      14.4 Application for Fellow of the Institute from non-members of the Institute with a degree in Chemical Engineering shall be forwarded by the Secretary to the Registrar. The Registrar shall after eliciting the opinion of the Committee on Admission return the application to the Secretary together with the recommendation of the Committee. The Secretary shall place the recommendation before the Council for decision.
      14.5 Application for Membership and Associate Membership from candidates without a degree in Chemical Engineering from a recognised University shall be forwarded by the Secretary to the Registrar. The Registrar shall after eliciting opinion of the concerned Regional Centre and the Admission Committee return the applications to the Secretary together with the recommendations of the Committee. The Secretary shall place the recommendation before the Council for decision.
      14.6 The Secretary may from time to time recommend to the Council the names of Associate Members who have attained the age of 35 for automatic transfer from Associate Member to Member.
      14.7 The Council on receiving the recommendation of the Secretary or the Registrar, as the case may be shall then proceed to elect the candidate to the appropriate class of membership or reject the application. The decision of the Council shall be the final.
      14.8 The Council may in the interest of the Institute adopt or prescribe other procedure for processing of applications.
    8. Notification:
      15.1 Every candidate whose application has been approved by the Council shall be notified of the fact by the Secretary.
      15.2 If the admission of a candidate is not approved by the Council, the fact shall be notified by the secretary and all the Fees other than Registration Fees will be refunded.
    9. Fees and Subscriptions:
      16.1 A Registration Fee as given in Appendix Table-1 (a) shall be paid along with each application, except in case of applications for Student, Patron and Organisational Members.
      16.2 An admission fee along with two years’ Annual Subscription shall be payable by every candidate on application to the category of Student Membership. For other categories of Membership, Admission Fee along with Annual Subscription/Life Subscription shall be payable by every candidate on application. The rates of admission fee, Annual Subscription and Life Subscription (Compounding Fee) are given in the Appendix Table-1 (a) and (b).
      16.3 Additional fee payable for transfer from one category of Membership to the next higher category shall be the difference between the admission fees of the two categories as given in Appendix Table-1 (a).
    10. Date of Payment:
      All subscriptions become payable in advance on the 1st day of April each financial year. Those who are in arrears with subcription for 12 months shall cease to enjoy the rights and privileges on expiry of the said period.
    11. Compounding:
      18.1 Any person who is elected a Fellow or a Member or an Associate Member, or transferred to any of these categories of membership from other category of membership, whose subscription is not in arrear may compound for future annual subscriptions by a single payment, depending upon the age, in accordance with the table appended hereinafter [Appendix Table-1 (b)].
      18.2 An Associate Member or a Member who has already compounded his subscription shall, on transfer to higher category of membership, pay an amount equal to the difference in compounded subscription between the two categories of membership related to his age at the time of transfer.
      18.3 Separate account shall be maintained as follows and the funds be invested in Nationalised Banks in the name of the Institute:
      (a) Annual membership fees received from all members and organizations shall be deposited to the General Fund of the Institute under the Receipt head. This fund shall be available for expenditure for various activities. 
      (b) Reserve Fund for all types of life membership, named as “I.I.Ch.E. Life Membership Fund”.
      (c) The interest from (b) shall be credited to the General Fund.
      (d) Endowments in respect of annual awards, prizes, memorial lectures, chemcon distinguished speakerships and such other activities. Each donor will have its own named endowment.
      (e) No funds shall be transferred from one endowment to another under any circumstances.
    12. Diploma and Certificates:
      Every Corporate Member shall receive on confirmation of his admission a Diploma of membership signed by the President, Registrar and the Secretary with the Common Seal of the Institute. Members belonging to other categories shall receive appropriate certificates from the Institute signed by the President, Registrar and the Secretary, with the Common Seal of the Institute.
    13. Use of Descriptions and Emblems:
      20.1 Fellows, including Honorary Fellows, will be eligible to use the abbreviated title of F.I.I.Ch.E or FIIChE.
      20.2 Members will be eligible to use the abbreviated title of M.I.I.Ch.E. or MIIChE.
      20.3 Associate Members will be eligible to use the abbreviated title of A.M.I.I.Ch.E. or AMIIChE
      And if they are life members, they can add “L” at the appropriate place in the title.
      20.4 Appropriate emblems for the different classes of membership of the Institute may be awarded by the Council and worn by the members at meetings and other functions organised by the Institute or other appropriate occasions.
    14. Professional Conduct:
      Every Corporate Member on admission shall undertake and agree to observe due professional ethics and conduct, generally considered equitable, just and fair to all concerned and honourable, by the profession. The Code of Ethics (Appendix-2) shall be signed by all Members on admission. The council, nevertheless, shall have the power to formulate rules governing professional conduct for the guidance of Corporate Member and enforcing them.
    15. Termination/Suspension and Revival of Membership:
      22.1 Any member failing to pay his subscription after it falls due on the First of April each year by the Thirty-first March of the succeeding year, shall be deprived while so in default of the rights and privileges to participate in the activities of the Institute by removing his name from the mailing list.
      22.1.1 Any Member whose dues remain unpaid for two years and fails to clear his dues within three months from the date of receipt of a written demand by the Secretary in the prescribed form is liable to be excluded from the membership of the Institute by removing his name from the Register of the Institute, by order of the Council at a Meeting without further reference to him and such action of the Council terminating/suspending his membership, in good faith, shall be lawful and in order, and the defaulting Member so excluded, shall cease to be a Member of the Institute from the date of his exclusion.
      22.2 The Council shall have the right to terminate/suspend the membership of the Institute of any Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Member, Associate Member, or Student Member who, in the opinion of the Council, have acted willfully in contravention of the Articles or any bye-laws made thereunder or shall be found guilty of such conduct as shall render him unfit to belong to the Institute provided that:
      22.2.1 The person concerned shall have been given an opportunity of representing his case in writing to the Council, and
      22.2.2 A resolution for termination of membership shall be placed as an agenda item and shall be passed by two-third majority of the members present at a Meeting of the Council.
      22.3 A person proceeding abroad for a period exceeding one year may apply to the Council for temporary suspension of his membership and the Council may accede to such request provided he shall have in the meantime paid up all dues to the Institute, including subscription for the current year.
      22.4 A member whose membership has been temporarily suspended under clause 22.3 may have his membership restored without payment of any admission fee, provided an application is made by him to the Council within three months of his return to India.
      22.5 The council shall frame necessary rules/guidelines for revival / termination of the membership.
    16. Resignation:Every person in the membership of the Institute shall be liable for the payment of his annual subscription and all other dues until he shall have signified in writing to the Secretary his desire to resign. Such resignation will become effective only after all arrears of subscription and all other dues have been cleared by the person.
    17. Administration of the Institute and Zones:
      24.1 The administration of the Institute shall be vested in its Council of not less than 21 elected Corporate Members, 3 co-opted Corporate Members if the Council so desires, 1 immediate past President (Ex-Officio) and a nominee of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) if nominated.
      The office bearers of the Council shall be the President, two Vice-Presidents, one Secretary, one Joint Secretary, one Treasurer, one Editor, one Registrar and one Controller of Examinations. 
      A Corporate Member who has lost the election to the Council, shall not be eligible for co-option for the concerned year.
      24.2 A Council consisting of less than 21 Members shall have the powers of administration over the affairs of the Institute for a maximum period of three months, by which period, the number must be brought up to 21.
      24.3 The Council shall be considered duly constituted even if it includes no immediate Past President and no co-opted Member and no nominee of AICTE.
      24.4 The twenty-one elected members of the Coucil shall be chosen from the following four zones and their number from each zone shall be as nearly as practicable, on pro rata basis with respect to the total number of Corporate Members whose subscriptions have been fully paid by the 31st March of the year, to be considered by Council for each year by the 7th may.
      24.4.1 Eastern Zone:
      Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura, and West Bengal, or any new State that may be carved out of these States in future.
      24.4.2 Northern Zone:
      Chandigarh, Chhattisgrah, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh or any new State that may be carved out of these States in future.
      24.4.3 Southern Zone:
      Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu or any new State that may be carved out of these States in future.
      24.4.4 Western Zone:
      Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveily, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan or any new State that may be carved out of these States in future.
    18. Election and Tenure of Office Bearers & Council Members:
      All the Office Bearers shall be elected in the First Meeting of the newly elected Council.
      25.1 President:
      The President shall be elected from amongst those of the 21 elected Members, who are chemical engineers/chemical technologists by education and who have served either as a Council Member or as the Chairman/Vice Chairman/Secretary of any Regional Centre for at least two years, by an electoral college consisting of 21 elected Members. The President shall hold office normally for a period of one year and shall be eligible for re-election to that office for a further period of one year and on retirement, shall not be eligible for re-election to that or any other office for subsequent two years.
      25.2 The immediate Past President shall be an Ex-officio Member of the Council.
      25.3 Vice-Presidents:
      The Vice-Presidents shall be elected from amongst the 21 elected Members, who have served as a Council Member or as the Chairman/Vice Chairman/Secretary of any Regional Centre for at least two years, by an electoral college consisting of 21 elected Members. The Vice-Presidents shall hold office normally for a period of one year and shall be eligible for re-election to that office for a further period of one year. The Vice-Presidents shall be eligible for election to any other office during his tenure as Council Member.
      25.4 Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Editor & Controller of Examinations
      Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Editor and Controller of Examinations shall be elected from amongst the Members of the duly constituted Council (vide clause 24.1) by its Members. The Editor shall be from amongst eminent academicians or scientists. The Controller of Examinations shall be from academic institutions who have experience in conducting examinations and also have rapport with the teaching community. Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Editor and Controller of Examinations shall hold office for one year and shall be eligible for re-election to that or any other office during their tenure as Council Members subject to the condition they shall not hold the same office consecutively for more than three years.
      25.5 Council Members:
      An elected member of the Council shall retire after having served for three years on the Council and shall not be eligible for re-election to the Council or to hold office in the Council for the period of the two years following. The immediate Past President shall however, continue as member of the Council in terms of clause 25.2
      25.6 Casual vacancies in the Council between two consecutive Annual General Meetings may be filled by co-option by the Council. This co-option shall be in addition to the co-opted members as provided for in clause 24.1
      25.7 Co-opted Members shall have all the rights and privileges of the Elected Council Members except that they are not eligible to hold the office of the President or Vice-Presidents or to participate in election of the President or Vice-Presidents. Co-opted Members shall retire at each Annual General Meeting, but shall be eligible for further co-option for a period of one more year. However, he shall not be eligible for co-option/election to the Council for a period of two years following.
      25.8 The President shall be the Chairman of all Meetings. In his absence, one of the Vice presidents, shall be elected by the Council as Chairman for the Meeting. In the absence of the President and both the Vice-Presidents, the Council Members present shall elect a Chairman for the Meeting from amongst the Members present.
      25.9 The Council shall have the power to fill at its discretion by the election from amongst its own members any vacancy during the year due to resignation or otherwise of its office-bearers.
      25.10 A member of the Council shall be up-to-date with his subscription as on 31st March last, failing which he shall cease to be a member of the Council.
      25.11 The Council shall conduct a minimum of three meetings in a year excluding the Meetings conducted during the Annual Session.
      25.12 Advisor of Regional Centre
      The Council Members, other than the office bearers, will act as Advisor of one or more Regional Centres in their zones as may be allotted to them individually by the Council. They will participate in programmes of the concerned Regional Centre(s) and provide guidance to the Regional Centre(s) to promote professional activities such as zonal seminars, workshops and other programmes.
      25.13 Termination of Council Membership
      If a Council Member fails to attend 50% of the Council Meetings held in a year, his membership of the Council shall be terminated. The vacancy thus created, shall be filled up by the Council through co-option from that particular zone.
    19. Standing Committees:
      26.1 The Council will annually appoint the following Standing Committees of which the Conveners shall be as indicated hereunder:
      NAME OF COMMITTEE CONVENER
      Admission Registrar
      Publication Editor
      Education and Examination Controller of Examinations
      Finance Treasurer
      Regional Centre Affairs One of the Vice-Presidents
      Annual Awards Secretary
      Building One of the Council Members based at Kolkata
      Research & Development One of the Council Members
      International Relations One of the Council Members
      Library & Information One of the Council Members preferably based at Kolkata
      Student Chapter Affaris One of the Vice-Presidents
      Honorary Fellowship Secretary
      Chemcon Distinguished Speakers Secretary

      Other Committees
      The Council may also appoint, annually, other committees with specific responsibilities assigned to them.
      26.2 Each Standing Committee appointed by the Council shall consist of a minimum of five Members but not exceeding seven Members who shall be Members of the Institute and at least two of them shall be Members of the Council. The Chairpersons of various Standing Committees shall be elected by the Council except in the case of the Honorary Fellowship Award Committee and the Committee on Chemcon Distinguished Speakers, for which the Chairperson shall be the President. 
      The Standing Committees shall have only powers of recommendation on those matters which fall within their province. The terms of reference for the Standing Committees shall be governed by clauses 26.3 to 26.15.
      26.3 Committee on Admission:
      This Committee shall determine the eligibility of applicants for the various category of Membership of the Institute governed by clauses 14.4 and 14.5.
      26.4 Committee on Education and Examination:
      This Committee on Education and Examination shall frame/modify the Rules and Regulations and the syllabi/curricula for the qualifying examinations for Associate Membership as provided under clauses 6.3 and 7.2 for approval by the Council. The Committee shall examine and report if so desired by the Council, on the desirability of recognition of degrees of Institutions where education and training in Chemical Engineering is imparted, as suitable qualification for Membership, Associate membership under clauses 6 and 7 and on any other matter referred to it specifically by the Council.
      26.5 Committee on Finance:
      This Committee shall assist in preparing the annual budget of the Institute, scrutinise its expenditure and those of the Regional Centres, and advise the Council on ways and means to promote the financial stability of the Institute. The committee will also advise the Council on all financial matters of the Institute and the Regional Centres. The Committee shall also recommend the name of an internal auditor(s) to the Council for consideration and appointment.
      26.6 Regional Centre Affairs Committee:
      This Committee shall be responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the Regional Centres in pursuance of the objects of the Institute to avoid duplication of endeavour and promote inter-regional collaboration. Zonal Committees as may be formed by the Council shall keep the Regional Centre Affairs Committee informed of their activities.
      26.7 Committee on Publication :
      This Committee shall generally look into the various publications of the Institute, including “Indian Chemical Engineer”, its supplementary volumes and any other publication that the Institute may bring out from time to time and shall draw guidelines with respect to the content, get-up, finance and other related policy matters as referred to it specifically by the Council. The Committee shall also recommend the name of a Printer and Publisher to the Council for consideration and appointment.
      26.8 Committee on Annual Awards:
      This Committee shall co-ordinate the work of deciding eligibility of various awards/scholarships etc. to be awarded by the Institute annually, based on various endowments and other similar schemes and shall frame guidelines for approval of the Council for instituting and administering of endowment and scholarships in the name of the Institute and its Regional Centres and related matters as referred to it specifically by the Council.
      The committee on annual awards shall constitute a Judges’ Committee who shall decide about the recipients of the various awards. The President of the Institute shall be the Chairman of the Judges’ Committee. The Chairman of the Committee on Annual Awards shall be a member of the Judges’ Committee. A representative of the Donor of the concerned award, if nominated by the Donor, shall be a member of the Judges’ Committee for the concerned award.
      26.9 Committee on Building:
      This Committee shall look into the general maintenance of the building and also from time to time review the policy on various facilities such as auditorium, guest rooms etc. and other such matters related to the Institute head office building. The Committee shall frame policy guide lines with respect to the holding of other immovable properties and buildings by various Regional Centres referred to it specifically by the Council.
      26.10 Committee on Research & Development:
      This Committee shall co-ordinate the various research programmes under taken by the Institute and its various Regional Centres and also formulate guidelines with respect to priority areas in which the Institute should concentrate its research effort. The Committee shall also take steps to enlist co-operation of academic and research Institutes and Industries and the Council on the related matters.
      26.11 Committee on International Relations and Representations :
      This Committee shall monitor the Institute’s representation in various technical and statutory bodies in India and abroad and also shall monitor the Institute’s participation in conferences and other technical events abroad. The Committee shall also make periodical reports to the Council on all such activities and shall assist the Council on all matters related to such activities.
      26.12 Committee on Library & Documentation :
      This Committee shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of a central library of the Institute at it head office and also co-ordinate the work of the central library with that of the Regional Centres. The Committee shall take effective steps to make the Library useful to all Members and formulate guidelines and assist the Council in this regard.
      26.13 Student Chapter Affairs Committee :
      This Committee shall be responsible to start and co-ordinate the activities of the Students Chapters and formulate policies and guidelines to make Student Chapters vibrant and active.
      26.14 Honorary Fellowship Committee :
      This Committee shall be responsible for identifying eminent Chemical Engineers as well as others in the country who have contributed to the cause of Chemical Industries & Chemical Engineering profession in this country and in exceptional cases very eminent Chemical Engineers in other countries who may be considered for awarding Honorary Fellowship. The Committee shall forward its recommendations to the Council. The Committee shall formulate policy and guidelines and suggest to the Council for the award of Honorary Fellowship.
      26.15 Committee on Chemcon Distinguished Speakers:
      This Committee shall decide on the selection of Chemcon Distinguished Speakers for the International Symposia organized as part of the Annual Session of the Institute – Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (Chemcon). The Committee will consist of the President of IIChE (Chairman); Chairman, National Organising Committee, Chemcon; Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Chemcon; Organising Secretary, Chemcon; Chairman of Committee on International Relations, IIChE; Representative of the concerned Donor company and Secretary, IIChE (Convener).
    20. Officers:
      27.1 Subject to the provisions under these clauses the Council shall determine the powers, duties, honorarium, and duration of engagement of the Officers of the Institute.
      27.2 President:
      The President shall normally chair all the Meetings of the Council, the Annual General Meeting and Extra-ordinary General Meeting and lend his name and authority to all matters concerning the day to day functioning of the Institute. The President shall also request the Secretary to convene Special Meetings of the Council or Extra-ordinary General Meeting in the interest of the Institute as may be required to meet expedient situations.
      In extremely expedient situations the President may on his own proceed to convene Extra-ordinary General Meeting.
      27.3 Vice-Presidents:
      In the absence of the President, any one of the Vice-Presidents may be specifically authorised by the Council to assume all powers of the President and in the eventuality of the President being absent and the Council failing to act any one of the Vice-Presidents or both of them together may proceed to direct the Secretary to convene Special Council Meetings or Extra-ordinary General Meetings as deemed necessary.
      27.4 Secretary:
      The Honorary Secretary shall carry out all his duties under the direction of the Council. He shall be responsible for convening all Meetings of the Council and of the Institute and for reporting and recording correctly the business transacted at such Meetings. He shall also be responsible for all executive work of the Institute, and be in charge of its office. He shall further be responsible for the collection and recording of all scientific papers read before the Institute and its Regional Centres. He shall also be responsible for presenting the Annual Report and Accounts to the Council. Secretary shall further be responsible for filling returns before the Registrar of Societies, Income Tax Authorities, any other statutory authorities, etc.
      27.5 Registrar:
      The Honorary Registrar shall be responsible for submitting to the Committee on Admission all applications vide clauses 14.4 and 14.5 for admission to the Institute, after proper scrutiny and shall, carry out such further enquiries as the Committee may desire and convey the recommendations of the Committee to the Council.
      27.6 Treasurer:
      The Honorary Treasurer shall direct the collection of subscriptions and other revenues due to the Institute and generally exercise control over its funds. He shall also cause the maintenance of true accounts, regularly balanced up-to-date of the revenues received and expended by the Institute on a monthly basis for submission to the Council for examination and approval at its regular Meetings. Treasurer is the custodian of Funds FDs, Cheques, etc. but the responsibility to place the Account before the Council is the responsibility of the Secretary. Treasurer shall render all necessary help and guidance for preparation/auditing/placement of Accounts.
      27.7 Editor:
      27.7.1 The Honorary Editor assisted by Editorial Board and International Advisory Board shall be responsible for the scrutiny of all articles and papers for the Transactions and other publications of the Institute. He shall also be responsible for preparing, printing and publishing them from time to time as directed by the Council.
      27.7.2 The Editor, with the assistance of the Committee on Publication, shall take such steps to make the publications of the Institute financially self-supporting to an extent possible.
      27.8 Controller of Examinations:
      The Honorary Controller of Examinations, shall be responsible for scrutiny of the applications for the examinations conducted by the Institute, and for the examinations being held in accordance with the syllabi and rules and regulations for the examinations approved by the Council. He shall also be responsible for scrutinising and issuing of mark sheets.
      27.9 Joint Secretary:
      The Honorary Joint Secretary shall assist the Honorary Secretary in his duties. He shall assume and discharge the Honorary Secretary’s responsibilities, during his absence except the day-to-day administrative work at the HQ. The Honorary Joint Secretary shall coordinate the activities of different Regional Centres and Student Chapters of the Institute. If necessary, he may be assigned other specific responsibilities by the Council from time to time.
    21. Audit of Accounts:
      The Institute shall at each Annual General Meeting appoint one or more properly qualified Auditors to hold office until the next Annual General Meeting and also fix their remuneration. A member of the Council or Officer of the Institute shall not be appointed as the Auditor. Casual vacancies, of the office of the Auditor may be filled by the Council and the remuneration fixed.
    22. Funds:
      The funds of the Institute shall be deposited in nationalised and approved banks in the name of the Institute, and such part thereof, as shall not be required for current expenses, may, at the direction of the Council, be invested in Government guaranteed securities. Such securities shall not be sold or dealt with unless directed by the Council. The Account with the banks shall normally be operated upon by cheques jointly signed by any two of the following:
      1. President
      2. Secretary
      3. Treasurer
      4. A Council Member who is authorised by the Council in special cases.
      The same shall be the procedure in regard to signing of the financial instruments in which the funds of the Institute may be invested. The Council may, from time to time, decide on the desirability of maintaining accounts with nationalised/approved banks in major cities on zonal basis. Any cheque received by the Institute may be endorsed by one of the authorised signatories in favour of the bank, to be credited then to the account of the Institute. The accounts of the Institute shall be pre-audited by the internal auditor, appointed by the Council for this purposes as per provision in Clause 26.5. At least once in every year, the accounts of the Institute shall be examined and the correctness of the balance sheet ascertained by one or more properly qualified Auditor or Auditors and reported in the proper forum.
      29.1 All property belonging to the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), if not vested in trustees, shall be deemed to be vested in the Council of the IIChE, but shall be referred to as the property of the IIChE
      The word “Property” shall include all movable and immovable properties including Securities, Funds, Fixed Deposits, Fixed Asses etc. irrespective of their locations and inclusive of all such properties located at the Regional Centres and Student Chapters.
    23. Power and Procedure:
      The affairs of the Institute shall be conducted by the Council in accordance with the Constitution (Rules & Regulations) and Bye-laws as may be in force. The Council may constitute Committees for specific purposes and functions and lay down terms of references for such Committees, which shall submit their report or recommendations to the Council. The decision of the Council in all matters relating to the affairs of the Institute shall be final and binding.
    24. Meetings of the Council:
      31.1 The Council shall normally meet once in three months, but not less than five times every year. All notices concerning Meetings of Council shall be issued by the Secretary or any person in his behalf and posted 25 days before the date of the Meeting. Special Meetings of the Council shall be convened by the Secretary with at least ten days notice when so directed by the President or in his absence by any one of the Vice-presidents or by a written request from seven or more Members of Council. Notes on agenda for regular Meetings shall be posted to the Council Members by the Secretary well in advance.
      31.2 A meeting of the Council having a quorum shall be competent to decide by a majority of votes on all matters of the agenda within the powers and discretions vested in the Council. The Chairman shall have a casting vote in the case of a tie. Six members of the Council shall form quorum for such meeting, provided, however, that at any adjourned meeting of the Council any number of members not less three may proceed to transact the adjourned business.
      31.3 If for want of quorum any Council Meeting cannot be held, it will stand automatically adjourned and such adjourned Meeting shall be held within 15 days. Quorum for such adjourned Meeting shall be three (3). If the adjourned Meeting cannot be held for want of quorum, the Meeting shall automatically stand cancelled and a fresh Meeting shall be called.
    25. General Meetings of the Institute:
      32.1 An Annual General Meeting shall as a rule be held within nine months from the end of every financial year. Notice convening the Meeting should be issued to Members at least one month in advance indicating the date, time and venue of the Meeting and the agenda of business to be transacted. The Annual Report of the Institute together with the audited statement of accounts for the preceding financial year shall be presented by the Council and be considered by the Meeting. Resolutions emanating from the Council shall be discussed and voted upon. The Auditor for the next year shall be appointed in the Annual General Meeting and the Auditor’s remunerations shall also be fixed. Resolutions submitted by Corporate Members shall then be discussed and voted upon. All resolutions to be moved by Corporate Members must be proposed by one and supported by at least two Corporate Members and must be submitted in writing to the Secretaries to reach them at least fourteen days before the date of the Annual General Meeting
      32.2 The President and the Council shall have the powers to accept or reject any such resolution to be moved. After the business on the Agenda is completed any Corporate Member may move a resolution on any matter of importance and urgency subject to the permission of the Chairman of the Meeting. All resolutions moved at the Annual General meeting must be seconded before they can be discussed and voted on.
      32.3 The names of the Members elected to the new Council shall be announced at the Annual General Meeting.
      32.4 All Corporate Members whose subscriptions have been fully paid by the 31st March of the financial year to which the annual Meeting pertains shall be eligible to vote on matters discussed at the General Meeting.
      32.5 All the resolutions shall be passed in the Annual General Meeting with simple majority.
      32.6 Thirty Corporate Members of the Institute shall constitute a quorum for the Annual General Meeting. If there is no quorum, the Meeting shall be adjourned and called after a gap of 15 minutes.
    26. Extraordinary General Meeting:
      33.1 An Extraordinary General Meeting may at any time be called by the Council on their own initiative or on receipt of a requisition signed by fifty Corporate Members. The requisition shall state the object of the meeting and shall be deposited at the registered office of the Institute. Notices for all Extraordinary General Meetings mentioning the date, time, venue and agenda of business, shall be issued to members at least 21 days before the due date of such meetings. If the Extraordinary General Meeting for which a requisition has been duly made is not convened within forty-five days from the date of receipt of the requisition, the requisitionists themselves may proceed to call such meeting in conformity with the provisions of these clauses. A three-fourths majority of all Corporate Members present and entitled to vote, shall decide on all matters discussed at Extraordinary General Meeting.
      33.2 The President may also call an Extraordinary General Meeting under emergent or exceptional circumstances.
      33.3 Thirty eligible Corporate Members of the Institute shall constitute quorum for Extraordinary General Meetings.
    27. Annual Election and voting:
      34.1 The Council of the Institute with the exception of its co-opted Members, Past President and nominee of AICTE shall essentially consist of a body of Corporate Members, elected annually according to requirements as stated hereinafter, at the Annual General Meeting or elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting in the event of all the elected Members of the Council resigning in a body.
      34.2 The Secretary shall announce by the 15th May each year the number of vacancies in the Council for the ensuing year. (Note: This clause should be read in conjunction with Clauses 24 and 25 which deal with the administration and tenure of office of the President, Secretaries and Ex-officio post of immediate Past President.) Only Corporate Members whose subscriptions have been fully paid by 31st March of the year as per the records of the Institute or who pay the membership subscription to the respective Regional Centre of the Institute within 31st March of the year, shall be entitled to nominate, second and vote in the Annual Election. Any member desirous of contesting for election to the Council as Member should be a Corporate Member of the Institute of at least five years standing whose subscriptions have been fully paid by 31st March of the year. He shall have served in the Executive Committee of any Regional Centre for atleast two years.
      34.3 Any number of members of a zone may be nominated to fill up the vacancies in that zone provided that they are duly proposed and seconded by members belonging to that zone itself and provided that no member nominates or seconds candidates in excess of the vacancies announced for that zone itself. Voting shall be on an all-India basis but the voter shall be required to restrict the number of vote or votes which he casts in favour of any one zone, to the number of vacancies in that particular zone. Not more than one vote shall be cast in favour of a single candidate by a voter.
      34.4 The Secretary shall, in accordance with the clauses provided for, invite nomination from Members. Normally intimation shall be given by the 15th of May and nominations received by the 30th of June. Nominations shall be valid only when accompanied by consent in writing from the nominee to serve on the Council, if elected. The Secretary shall convey to each valid nominee the particulars of all the valid nominees in the zone from which he has been proposed. Such intimation to be normally sent by 7th July and any nominee may thereafter withdraw from the election by sending advise to that effect to the Secretary to reach him by 31st July at the latest. The ballot papers mentioning all the valid nominations shall be sent by the returning officer appointed by the Council “Under Certificate of Posting” by the 16th August to all such Corporate Members as are eligible for voting.
      34.5 Voting shall be by secret ballot. The ballot papers shall be returned to the returning officer so as to reach him by the appointed date which shall normally be the 30th September. The ballot papers shall be scrutinised by a Panel appointed by the Council which includes the returning officer. The candidates are to be duly informed of the day of counting and the candidates or their authorised nominees may be allowed to be present during counting of votes. The results of election shall be submitted to the President on or before 15th October. The President or the Chairman of the Annual General Meeting shall announce the election results at the Meeting. If the requisite number of nominations are not received from any particular zone, then nominations shall be invited from the floor of the House at the Annual General Meeting and an election shall then be held by secret ballot to bring the total number of elected Members of the Council to twenty-one.
      34.6 The newly elected Council shall at its first meeting elect its officers for the year and take over administration of the Institute from retiring Council at the first day of the following year.
      34.7 If the Council so desires, shall have the right to replace an already elected office bearer by a three fourths majority of the total members of the Council as determined by circulation.
    28. Regional Centres, Student Chapters, and Specialised Divisions and their formation :
      35.1 Regional Centres and their formation:
      Centres for Regional activities of the Institute if allowed to be formed by the Council as provided for, shall be governed by the Bye-laws as set out hereinafter. The Council shall have power to amend, alter or change them as may be found necessary and expedient.
      35.2 Student Chapters:
      Student Chapters at educational centres if allowed to be formed by the Council as provided for, shall be governed by the Bye-laws of Student Chapters as set out hereinafter. The Council shall have power to amend, alter or change them as may be found necessary and expedient.
      35.3 Specialised Divisions:
      Specialised Divisions for specified areas of Chemical Engineering Science or allied sciences may be formed by the Council as deemed necessary and expedient. Such Specialised Divisions shall operate in terms of and shall be regulated and governed by such byelaws as may be framed by the Council.
    29. Alteration of the Rules and Byelaws:
      36.1 No new rules shall be made, nor any of the rules herein contained or hereafter to be made shall be amended, altered or rescinded except with the consent of three-fourths of the Members present and voting in favour, at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute convened specially for that purpose with due notice, in which the agenda of Business and the changes proposed are clearly stated.
      36.2 36.2 The Council shall have power to frame, alter and amend the Byelaws and Guidelines as may be found necessary, and expedient. The Constitution, Byelaws and Guidelines shall be reviewed at least once in seven years.
    30. Common Seal of the Institute:
      The Institute shall have its Common Seal provided forthwith by the Council. It shall be in the custody of the Secretary and shall never be affixed to any document except in the presence of the President or a Vice-President and in pursurance of a resolution of the Institute in General Meeting. Deeds, bonds and other documents required to be made under seal shall be deemed to have been duly executed on behalf of the institute if sealed with the Common Seal of the Institute and signed by the President or a Vice-President and countersigned by a Secretary or the person acting as the Secretary.
    31. Examinations:
      The examinations shall be held in accordance with syllabi prescribed and under rules and regulations approved by the Council.
    32. Publications:
      All publications of the Institute shall be produced as hereinbefore provided in Clause 26.7 and as may be directed by the Council from time to time.
    BYELAWS FOR REGIONAL CENTRES
    1. Formation of Regional Centres:
      If at least twenty eligible Corporate Members of the Institute residing or practising or carrying on business in one locality desire in a body, the formation of a Regional Centre of the Institute, the Council shall, subject to the provisions of these clauses, authorise them to do so. 
      If some small Regional Centres, which are closely located in a particular zone, consider that it would make them financially viable with the formation of a group amongst themselves to bolster their activities such as arranging seminars, chemcons, factory visits, continuing educations, etc., then such Regional Centres should seek for the permission of the Council in writing to do so. The arrangements for administration and finance shall be intimated to the Council and any surplus resulting from such an arrangement, shall be shared with the Head Quarters, following a well-established norm set up by the Council.
    2. Territorial limit of Regional Centres:
      The Council in consultation with the Committee of each Regional Centre, shall have power to demarcate definite territorial limits for their individual activity. Normally the territorial activity of each Centre shall be restricted to an area equivalent to a circle of a radius of fifty kilometers. However, the Council at the discretion, shall fix the radius based on the individual merits of the Regional Centres. No Regional Centre shall be allowed to extend its activities beyond its territorial limits without written consent of the Council. Such consent may be given only after due notice has been served on the Regions and areas likely to be affected and the views of all those concerned heard and considered.
    3. Membership of Regional Centres:
      3.1 Every Member residing or practising or carrying on business within the territorial limits of a regional centre, shall ordinarily belong to that Centre, until the Council, for any special reason approves of his desire, expressed in writing, to opt out of that Regional Centre and to join some other centre already formed or to be formed according to clause 1.
      3.2 Any applicant at the time of applying for new membership or any Member at the time of transfer from one category of membership to another, or at the time of change of his address may indicate his choice as to which Regional Centre he would like to be associated with. A Member who is not normally residing within the territorial limits of a Regional Centre may be permitted by the Council, as a special case, to join the Regional Centre of his choice.
      3.3 No Member can belong to more than one Regional Centre at the same time.
    4. Objectives and Activities of Regional Centres:
      The primary objective of Regional Centres shall be to promote and complement the objectives and activities of the Institute within the Centre’s territorial limits. It shall also render all assistance possible to the Headquarters of the Institute in professional matters relating to the Members of the Regional Centre. The activities arranged by the Regional Centre in furtherance of the aims and objectives of the Institute, may specifically include the following :
      4.1 To arrange Meetings and Conferences of the Regional Centre, to discuss problems of Chemical Engineering and related fields of interest.
      4.2 To arrange Lectures, Counselling, Film Shows, etc., related to Chemical Engineering Profession.
      4.3 To arrange Seminars, Workshops and Symposia on the topics of interest to Chemical Engineers and to promote interaction with other Regional Centres and organisations.
      4.4 To arrange for Refresher Courses on subjects of interest to the Chemical Engineering Profession.
      4.5 To arrange excursions and plant visits of interest to the Members of the Regional Centre.
      4.6 To extend the services which involve application of Chemical Engineering to rural development.
      4.7 To institute and to operate Awards, Prizes, Scholarships and honoraria to promote the Chemical Engineering Profession.
      4.8 To promote research in Chemical Engineering related subjects, publications of Books, Periodicals, Technical Papers etc., for advancement of the profession of Chemical Engineering.
      4.9 To assist and guide young Chemical Engineers in their career planning.
      4.10 To promote any other activities of Social, Technical and Professional interest to the Members of the Regional Centre, as will be decided from time to time.
    5. Administration of the Regional Centres and Functioning of the Regional Executive Committee:
      5.1 The affairs of each Regional Centre shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of these rules and such other Bye-laws as may be framed and aproved by the Council from time to time.
      5.2 5.2 The business of the Regional Centre shall be conducted and the properties and funds thereof shall be administered by a Committee (herein after referred to as Executive Committee) consisting of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Honorary Regional Secretary, a Honorary Joint Regional Secretary, a Honorary Regional Treasurer and not less than four but not exceeding eight Executive Committee Members who shall be Corporate Members of the Institute belonging to the Regional Centre. In addition, the immediate past Honorary Regional Secretary or the Honorary Joint Regional Secretary shall be an Ex-officio Member of the new Executive Committee.
      5.3 5.3 The Executive Committee may co-opt other eligible Members into the Executive Committee as Co-opted Members. The total number of such co-opted Members shall not exceed three. Such co-opted Members shall enjoy all the rights and privileges enjoyed by the other Members of the Executive Committee.
      5.4 The Executive Committee of the Regional Centre shall, inter alia, promote and advance within its territorial limits, the aims and objectives of the Institute as laid down in clause 4.
      5.5 The Executive Committee shall at the beginning of every year, frame and adopt a programme for the year’s activities, communicate to the Council, allocate budget provisions and at subsequent Meetings examine, scrutinize and approve the accounts of income and expenditure presented by the Honorary Regional Secretary and/or Honorary Regional Treasurer. Expenses shall be approved in advance by the Executive Committee, or in an emergency, by the Chairman or the Vice-Chairman, and have to be examined and approved at the next Meeting of the Executive Committee.
      5.6 The Executive Committee shall meet at least once in three months and the proceedings shall be minuted and approved by the Members attending the Meetings.
      5.7 Five Members of the Executive Committee including co-opted Members shall form the quorum for the Meetings.
      5.8 The Executive Committee may invite other Members to participate in the Executive Committee Meetings as invitees. Such invitees shall not have the right to vote at the Meetings.
      5.9 The Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be presided over by the Chairman and in his absence, by the Vice-Chairman. In the absence of both Chairman and Vice-Chairman, any Member of the Committee may be elected to take the Chair.
      5.10 The Honorary Regional Secretary shall call meetings of the Executive Committee and shall notify the date of any such meeting 7 days in advance with the agenda and circulate the minutes. In the absence of the Honorary Regional Secretary, the Honorary Joint Regional Secretary shall act as the Honorary Secretary, and in absence of both, the Chairman/Vice-Chairman shall authorise one of the members present to act as the Honorary Regional Secretary for the Meeting. A copy of the minutes duly signed by the Honorary Regional Secretary or the Chairman/Vice-Chairman shall be sent to Headquarters within one month from the date of the Meeting.
      5.11 The Council members, past and present office bearers of the IIChE belonging to a particular Regional Centre, should be invited in all meetings of the Executive Committee to seek for their suggestions/recommendations. However, they shall not have voting rights in any decision-making.
      5.12 If a member of the Executive Committee (E.C.) fails to attend 50% of the meetings of the E.C., in a year, his membership of the E.C. shall be terminated by the Executive Committee. In such a case of termination, he shall not be eligible for contesting the election to the Executive Committee in the subsequent year.
    6. Office-bearers of the Regional Centres and their functions:
      6.1 Chairman
      He shall chair all meetings and shall direct the affairs of the Regional Centre. He shall be a corporate Member of the Institute, who should have served on the Executive Committee of any Regional Centre or could be a current or past Council member. Past Presidents of the Institute shall not contest the Chairman’s post any time in order to maintain the dignity and prestige of the President’s post.
      6.2 Vice-Chairman
      He shall assist the Chairman in directing the affairs of the Regional Centre and chair all Meetings in the absence of Chairman. He will also perform such functions as the Executive Committee may assign to him from time to time. He shall be a corporate Member of the Institute.
      6.3 Honorary Regional Secretary
      He shall be responsible for all correspondence, conducting general business of the Regional Centre and maintaining or arranging to maintain the records and property (ies) acquired by the Regional Centre. He shall be responsible for planning and execution of the programme of activities of the Regional Centre, and for authorising all disbursements in accordance with the provisions of the approved programme under the superintendence and control of the Chairman/Vice-chairman and the Executive Committee Members.
      He shall, in consultation with the Honorary Regional Treasurer, arrange for submitting up-to-date Statement of Accounts to the Executive Committee and for timely completion of Annual Accounts, their auditing and submission to the Honorary Secretary of the Institute at the headquarters every year within time limits specified in para 9.3. He shall be a corporate member of the Institute.
      The Honorary Regional Secretary shall maintain an up-to-date list of members of the Regional Centre and mail periodically to the Headquarters.
      6.4 Honorary Joint Regional Secretary
      He shall assist the Honorary Regional Secretary in his duties and assume and shall discharge the Honorary Regional Secretary’s responsibilities in his absence. The Honorary Joint Regional Secretary may be assigned specific responsibilities by the Regional Centre’s Executive Committee from time to time. He shall be a corporate member of the Institute.
      6.5 Honorary Regional Treasurer
      He shall be responsible for all financial matters of the Centre jointly with the Honorary Regional Secretary, under superintendence and direction of the Chairman and the Regional Centre’s Executive Committee. He shall be a corporate member of the institute. He shall be the custodian of all the funds of the Regional Centre and shall be responsible for safe custody of all securities, Fixed Deposits, Cheque Books etc. He shall be responsible for maintaining the accounts and getting it audited.
    7. Election of Office-bearers & Executive Committee Members:
      7.1 All the conditions of eligibility for voting shall be the same as the conditions in force, as laid down by the Institute. Only the Members of the Regional Centre, whose names appear in the list of the eligible Members for nomination/voting as circulated by the Headquarters, shall be eligible to nominate, second and vote in election to the Executive Committee. Any member desiring of contesting for election to the Executive Committee should be a Corporate Member of the Institute of at least three years standing, whose subscriptions have been fully paid by 31st March of the year.
      7.2 The Honorary Regional Secretary shall invite, before 15th May of each year, nominations for election of Executive Committee Members as specified in clauses 5.2. Nominations have to be proposed and seconded by corporate members from the Regional Centre and must reach the Honorary Regional Secretary before 31st May of each year enclosing nominee’s consent in writing. If necessary, a Returning Officer will be nominated by the Executive Committee to conduct the election. The newly elected Executive Committee at its 1st meeting shall elect the office bearers i.e. Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Regional Secretary, Honorary Joint Regional Secretary, Honorary Regional Treasurer. Nominations for this purpose can be proposed and seconded by any Executive Committee Member of that Regional Centre.
      7.3 The tenure of Executive Committee shall be from 1st July to 30th June of the next year and the newly elected Executive Committee shall take over the administration of the Regional Centre from the retiring Committee on 1st July every year.
      7.4 Any shortfall in the strength of the Executive Committee after the election, or any vacancy that may occur in the Committee during the year shall be filled by co-option from amongst the Members of the Regional Centre.
      7.5 The newly elected Honorary Regional Secretary shall inform the Honorary Secretary of the Institute, the particulars of the new Executive Committee so as to reach him by 10th July every year. He shall also inform the Secretary of the Institute in respect of any changes in the Executive Committee from time to time.
    8. Tenure of Office-bearers:
      8.1 The Chairman shall hold the office for a period of one year and shall be eligible for re-election for the second consecutive year, but not for the third consecutive year. He may again be eligible after a gap of one year.
      8.2 The Vice-chairman, Honorary Regional Secretary, Honorary Joint Regional Secretary, Honorary Regional Treasurer and all the Executive Committee Members shall hold the office for one year and shall be eligible for re-election to the Executive Committee.
    9. Annual General Meeting (AGM):
      9.1 The Regional Centre shall hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) before 25th June every year. The agenda, venue, date and time of the Meeting shall be notified to the Members belonging to the Regional Centre at least 30 days in advance.
      9.2 At the Annual General Meeting, the Annual Report of the Regional Centre, together with the certified and audited Statement of Accounts shall be presented by the Executive Committee for consideration and adoption.
      9.3 On adoption at the Annual General Meeting, a copy of the Annual Report and the Statement of Accounts duly audited and signed shall be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary of the Institute at the headquarters before 30th June every year.
      9.4 Any other business, for which prior notice has been given, may be, transacted at the Annual General meeting. No Member whose subscription is in arrears shall have a right to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
      9.5 Twenty five percent of the total membership or fifteen Members, which ever is lower, shall be the quorum for the Annual General Meeting. If there is no quorum, the Meeting shall be adjourned and called on a later date and time and the quorum is not specified for such Meetings.
      9.6 A Regional Centre not holding the AGM and not submitting its Annual Report and/or Audited Annual Accounts to the Head Quarters by 10th July shall not be considered for the Annual Regional Centre Awards. In case, the AGM is not held and/or the Annual Report/Annual Audited Accounts are not submitted to the Headquarters by 10th July, the Regional Centres shall not be entitled for any subvention for the next year and Council will take suitable action regarding the Regional Centre as deemed fit.
    10. Extra-ordinary General meeting (EGM):
      10.1 An Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Regional Centre may, at any time, be convened by the Executive Committee, either on their own initiative or on receipt of a requisition signed by a minimum of ten of its Corporate Members. The requisition shall state the purpose of convening the Meeting. Notices of Extra-ordinary General Meeting of the Regional Centre shall be issued by the Honorary Regional Secretary or the Honorary Joint Regional Secretary at least 21 days before the proposed date of the Meeting. If the meeting is not convened within 45 days from the date of requisition, the requisitionists themselves may proceed to convene a Meeting giving sufficient notice which will be deemed consitutional.
      10.2 Fifty percent of the total membership or fifteen Members, whichever is less, shall be the quorum for Extra-ordinary General Meeting. If there is no quorum, the Extra-ordinary General Meeting shall be adjourned.
      10.3 Only such resolution or resolutions as have been duly notified, shall be considered and adopted with or without amendments by a three fourths majority of the Members present. No Member whose subscription is in arreas shall have a right to vote at the Extra-ordinary General Meeting.
    11. Funds and Accounts of the Regional Centre:
      11.1 Every Regional Centre is entitled to receive/retain as subvention an amount equal to 25% of the Annual Subscription and proportionate amount from the interest accrued on life subscription realised by the Institute from the Corporate Members of the Regional Centre. The life membership fees received by the Regional Centres must be sent to the Head Quarters in toto without any deduction, for deposition in the corpus of the “IIChE Life Membership Fund”. Appropriate portion of the interest accrued shall be sent as subvention to the concerned Regional Centre every year, subject to the fulfillment of criteria under Clause 9.6.
      11.2 In addition to the subvention, the income to the Regional Centre may consist of registration fees, sale of publications, grants, donations, etc. received directly by the Regional Centre, for itself and for any activities arranged by it.
      11.3 The income of and property acquired by the Regional Centres, shall be applied primarily for and towards the promotion of the objectives of the Institute and the Regional Centres. Such property(ies) shall always be held for and on behalf of the Institute as Custodian. The Regional Centres shall take prior consent for acquisition of any immovable property (ies) from the General Body of that Regional Centre and shall ensure that those are held in the name of the Regional Centre / Students’ Chapter. Custodian of the property shall be as given in Clause 6.5. Honorary Secretary of the Institute is to be informed accordingly for information of the Council.
      11.4 If upon winding up or dissolution of the Regional Centre, there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any surplus money or property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the Members of the Regional Centre, but shall be reverted to the Institute.
      11.5 The financial year of the Regional Centres covers the period 1st April to 31st March every year.
      The accounts for the year shall be closed on the 31st day of March, and the Annual Statement of Accounts duly audited and certified as being correct, by the Chairman, the Honorary Regional Secretary and the Honorary Regional Treasurer, shall be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary of the Institute every year within the time limits as specified by the Council. The income and expenditure statement should be prepared in consultation with the Head Quarters since the Institute is a non-profit making charitable society. Thus, all expenses towards seminars, lectures, factory visits, continuing education, etc. shall be jointly treated as R&D expenditures in the Statement of Accounts.
      11.6 Regional Centres shall get their annual accounts audited by a Chartered Accountant.
      11.7 All funds of a Regional Centre shall be administered by a Finance Committee consisting of four Members of the Executive Committee, who shall normally be the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Regional Secretary and the Honorary Regional Treasurer, with the Honorary Regional Treasurer as the Convener of the Finance Committee.
      All Funds of the Regional Centre shall be kept in Financial Instruments or in Current/Saving Accounts with Nationalised or approved banks. The Bank Accounts of the Regional Centre as also the fixed deposits shall be operated under the signatures of any two of the four Members of the Finance Committee with the seal of Authorised Signatories.
      11.8 The Honorary Regional Secretary can have in hand a maximum amount of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand only) at any time as cash.
      11.9 Any expenditure exceeding Rs. 2500/- (Rupees two thousand five hundred only) shall be approved by the Executive Committee in advance.
      11.10 For special Programs like Seminars, Symposia, Workshop, Refresher Course, etc. a separate budget shall be drawn up and approved by the Executive Committee. For these a separate account may be operated, under the signature of any two out of four specified Members of the Organising Committee. For any such individual programme, if the Income/Expenditure is in excess of Rs. 25,000/-, accounts for the same shall be separately audited by a Chartered Accountant. In other cases, its account shall be audited along with the accounts of the Regional Centre. The Executive Committee may authorise some advance payments from the main account for such activities, and any surplus/deficit of such programmes shall be reverted to the account of the Regional Centre.
      11.11 Council shall revise such limit as and when required for the purpose of auditing by Chartered Accountant.
      11.12 All payments above Rs. 5,000/- shall be made by cheques only after obtaining proper bills. The bill for a single item shall not be split to counter the objective of this limit. As a guideline, no advance above Rs 2000/- shall be paid in cash to anyone (individual or organization) for reasons whatsoever. The amount shall be reviewed in every five years.
    12. Subscription/Subvention:
      12.1 Since the financial year of the Institute is from 1st April to 31st March, the subscription falls due from 1st April every year. The same shall be paid to the Honorary Regional Secretary or Honorary Regional Treasurer by 15th June every year.
      12.2 Receipts shall be issued by the Honorary Regional Treasurer or Honorary Regional Secretary for the collection of Subscription, Admission Fees, Transfer Fees, Registration Fees etc. made by the Regional Centre from the Members of the Regional Centre.
      12.3 The Consolidated amount of Annual Subscription payable to the Headquarters and the Headquarters copy of the receipts shall be sent along with the list of members to the Institute by 15th April every year.
      12.4 The Regional Centre may retain 25% of the Annual Subscription collected from the Members as Subvention.
      12.5 The Regional Centre shall not retain any portion of the Admission Fees, Transfer Fees, Registration Fees and the Life Subscriptions collected from the Members and shall send the total amount to the Headquarters of the Institute.
      12.6 The Headquarters of the Institute shall send to the concerned Regional Centres, as Subvention every year, the eligible portion of the Subscription amount that will be transferred from the term deposits of the Life Subscription Account. The Head quarters also shall send to the concerned Regional Centres, the eligible portion of the Subscription received from Members.
      BYELAWS FOR STUDENT’S CHAPTER

      1.0      Formation of Students’ Chapters:

      1.1      If at least fifteen or more Student Members at any recognised Educational Institution offering undergraduate or post graduate degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemical or Allied Process Technology desire in a body, the formation of a Students’ Chapter of the Institute, the Council shall, subject to the provision of following clauses, authorise them to do so.

      1.2      The applications of Student Members separately or jointly to this effect shall be forwarded through the Head of the Department/Institution and Honorary Regional Secretary of the Regional Centre having territorial jurisdiction over the location of the Department/Institution, to the Honorary Secretary of the Institute for the approval of the Council.

      1.3      In case, an Engineering Faculty, who is a Corporate Member of the Institute has consented to be the advisor of the Student Chapter, the formation of Students’ Chapter shall be approved even with ten Student Members, subject to the condition that the Students’ Chapter shall enroll new members and increase the membership strength to fifteen within a period of one year.

      2.0      Territorial Limits of Student Chapters :

                 Student Members from each Educational and other Institutions offering a Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemical or Allied Process Technology may be permitted to form separate Students’ Chapters. All the Students’ Chapters within the territorial limits of a Regional Centre shall function under the guidance of the concerned Regional Centre.

      3.0      Objectives and Activities of Student Chapters :

                 The primary objective of a Students’ Chapter shall be to promote among Students in Chemical Engineering, a feeling of fraternity and brotherhood and to complement the objectives and activities of the Institute. It shall also render all possible assistance to the Regional Centres in matters relating to Student Members. The activities of the Students’ Chapter may specifically include the following :

      3.1      To arrange Lectures, Film shows and Video shows related to the Chemical Engineering Education and Profession.

      3.2      To arrange Seminars, Workshops, Group Discussion and Debates and to promote interaction of the Institute with Industry.

      3.3      To establish and operate Book Banks for the use of its Members.

      3.4      To arrange Excursions and Plant Visits of interest to the Student Chemical Engineers.

      3.5      To assist and guide Student Chemical Engineers in their career planning and placement.

      3.6      To assist any other activities of social, technical and educational interest to Student Chemical Engineers.

      4.0      Membership of Students’ Chapters :

      4.1      Every Student Member Studying in the Educational Institution where a Studens’ Chapter is functioning, shall ordinarily belong to that Students’ Chapter.

      4.2      Students Members from other Institutions within the territorial limits of a Regional Centre, and where there is no Students’ Chapter, may be permitted to become the Members of any other Students’ Chapter already formed or to be formed within the territory of the Regional Centre.

      4.3      No Student member shall belong to more than one Students’ Chapter at the same time.

      4.4      Membership of any Student Member, indulging in any activity contrary to the spirit of the objectives/activities of the Students’ Chapter, shall be terminated, if an appropriate resolution is passed, to that effect, after proper deliberation against the Member by the authorised Executive Committee of the concerned Students’ Chapter.

      5.0       Administration of Students’ Chapters:

      5.1        The affairs of each Students’ Chapter shall be conducted in accordance with the provision of these rules and such other bye-laws as may be framed and approved by the Council from time to time. The Students’ Chapter or its Executive Committee shall not do or commit anything which may be against the interest of the Institute or involve it or commit it financially in any way.

      5.2               The business of the Students’ Chapter shall be conducted and the property and funds thereof shall be administered by a Co-ordinator and an Executive Committee consisting of a Students’ Chapter Secretary, a Students’ Chapter Joint Secretary, a Students’ Chapter Treasurer and not less than three but not more than five Executive Committee Members belonging to that Chapter of the Institute and shall be co-ordinated by a Corporate Member of the Institute, who shall normally be a faculty in the College or Institution where the Students’ Chapter is functioning.

      6.         Election of Co-ordinator and Executive Committee Members:

      6.1        The Co-ordinator for the Students’ Chapter shall be nominated by the Executive Committee of the controlling Regional Centre in consultation with the Head of the Department concerned. The Co-ordinator shall ordinarily be a faculty in the Institute in which the Students’ Chapter is formed and he shall also be a Corporate Member of the Institute.

      6.2        In case a suitable Co-ordinator is not identified within the faculty for reasons beyond control or Co-ordnator is not a Corporate Member of the Institute, the Executive Committee of the controlling Regional Centre can approach a local Corporate Member to oversee the Students’ Chapter activities till a suitable Co-ordinator is appointed.

      6.3        The Office-bearers and the Executive Committee Members of the Students’ Chapter shall be elected from amongst the Members of the Students’ Chapter before 31st of August every year. The Co-ordinator or a faculty nominated by him shall be the returning officer for the election. Only Student Members belonging to the Chapter shall be eligible to vote, propose or stand for election.

      7.         Functioning of Executive Committee:

      7.1        The Executive Committee of the Chapter shall promote and advance within its territorial limits the aims and objectives as laid down in the section.

      7.2        The Executive Committee shall meet at least once in every three months or 4 times in a year.

      7.3        Three elected Members shall form the quorum for the Meeting.

      7.4        The Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be presided over by the Co-ordinator of the Student Chapter.

      7.5        The tenure of the Executive Committee shall ordinarily be one year, from 1st July to 30th June.

      7.6        The Executive Committee shall be responsible for holding the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and for maintaining the proper accounts of the finances of the Chapter.

      7.7               The Students’ Chapter Secretary shall convene meetings of the Executive Committee and circulate the Minutes. In the absence of the Students’ Chapter Secretary the Students’ Chapter Joint Secretary shall act as the Students’ Chapter Secretary and in the absence of both, the Co-ordinator shall authorise one of the Members present to act as Students’ Chapter Secretary. A copy of the Minutes shall be sent to the Regional Centre after confirmation.Secretary. 

      8.         Annual General Meeting:

      8.1               Every Students’ Chapter shall hold its Annual General Meeting before 20th June every year. The venue, date and time of Meeting, and a brief agenda of the meeting shall be notified to the members at least 15 days in advance.

      8.2        At the Annual General Meeting a copy of the Annual Report of the Chapter together with the audited Statement of Accounts shall be presented by the Executive Committee for consideration and adoption. The Co-ordinator shall be the approving authority for Anuual Reports and Statement of Accounts.

      If the income/expenditure or credit exceeds Rs. 25,000/-, accounts will be audited by a Chartered Accountant.  In other cases auditing will be done by a Corporate Member, other than the Coordinator of the Chapter, appointed by the Executive Committee of the Regional Centre for the purpose.

      8.3        On adoption at the Annual General Meeting, a copy of the Annual Report and the Statement of Accounts duly signed by the Co-ordinator and the office-bearers shall be sent to the Honorary Regional Secretary of the concerned Regional Centre before 25th of June every year.

      8.4        Any other business, for which prior notice has been given, may be transacted at the Annual General Meeting.

      8.5        Twenty Five parent of the total Student Membership or fifteen Student Members, whichever is lower, shall be the quorum for the Annual General Meeting. If there is no quorum, the Meeting shall be adjourned and called on a later date and time and the minimum quorum is not specified for such adjourned Meetings.

      9.0       Funds and Accounts of Student Chapters:

      9.1               The Institute shall transfer to the Students’ Chapters, as subvention, a maximum amount of 50% of the subscription collected from the Student Members of the Chapter. The exact amount shall be decided by the Executive Committee of the concerned Regional Centre every year. In case, the AGM is not held and/or the Annual Report/Annual Audited Accounts are not submitted to the Regional Centre by 25thJune, the Students’ Chapter shall not be entitled for any subvention for the next year.

      9.2        Grants, Donations, Registration fees etc. for the Students’ Chapter shall be received through the Regional Centre.  Students’ Chapter shall open an account in a Nationalized Bank for transactions. The Regional Centre shall maintain a separate head of account for each Students’ Chapter functioning in its territory.

      9.3        Surplus amount from any programme of a Students’ Chapter shall be deposited in the concerned Students’ Chaper’s account .

      9.4        The Co-ordinator and the Executive Committee shall be responsible for maintaining a proper account of the funds received by them from the Regional Centre or from other source.


      APPENDIX TABLE-1 (a)
      FEES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS REFERRED IN CALUSE 16.0

       

      Registration Fee: Rs.100/-…

      Description

      Admission Fee¥

      (Rs.)

      Annual Subscription

      (Rs.)

      Patron Member (minimum)

      1,000/-

      1,000/-

      Organisational Member with turn-over

       

       

      -above Rs.500 Crores

      1,000/-

      25,000/-

      -above Rs.250 Crores to 500 Crores

      1,000/-

      15,000/-

      -above Rs.100 Crores to Rs.250 Crores

      1,000/-

      10,000/-

      -above Rs.25 Crores to Rs.100 Crores

      1,000/-

      7,500/-

      -above Rs.1 Crore to Rs.25 Crores

      1,000/-

      5,000/-

      -Rs.1 Crore and below

      1,000/-

      2,000/-

      Honorary Fellow

      Nil

      Nil

      Fellow

      600/-

      600/-

      Member

      350/-

      350/-

      Associate Member

       

       

      -age 35 years and above

      350/-

      350/-

      -age below 35 years

      250/-

      250/-

      Student Member

      50/-

      100/-

       

      Description

      Admission Feey (Rs.)

      Life Subscription

      (Rs.)

      Life Patron (Minimum)

      1,000/-

      10,000/-

      Life Organisational Member with turn-over

       

       

      -above Rs.500 Crores

      1,000/-

      1,25,000/-

      -above Rs.250 Crores to 500 Crores

      1,000/-

      75,000/-

      -above Rs.100 Crores to Rs.250 Crores

      1,000/-

      50,000/-

      -above Rs.25 Crores to Rs.100 Crores

      1,000/-

      37,500/-

      -above Rs.1 Crore to Rs.25 Crores

      1,000/-

      25,000/-

      -Rs.1 Crore and below

      1,000/-

      10,000/-

       

      … Not applicable to student, sessional, patron and organisational membership.

      ¥ Fee for TRANSFER from one category of membership to the next category shall be the difference between the Admission fees of the two categories.

      Members above the age of 65years of 10 years standing need not pay annual subscription.



      APPENDIX TABLE-1 (b)
      LIFE SUBSCRIPTION (COMPOUNDING FEES) REFERRED IN CLAUSE 18

       

      LIFE FELLOWS

       

      Age (in years) as on 31st March Next

      Compounding Fees (Rs.)

      35 - 50

      6,000/-

      51 - 60

      5,000/-

      61 and above

      4,000/-

       

      LIFE MEMBERS

       

      Age (in years) as on 31st March Next

      Compounding Fees (Rs.)

      26 - 50

      4,000/-

      51 - 60

      3,000/-

      61 and above

      2,000/-

       

      LIFE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

       

      Age (in years)  as on 31st March Next

      Compounding Fees (Rs.)

      All age groups

      3,000/-



      Appendix 2
      Code of ethics for Members

       

       “I AM, BY PROFESSION, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER. In my profession I take great pride, but without vainglory; to it I owe solemn obligations that I am eager to fulfill. As a member of engineering community, I am here to create a new world that never has been and see the world that has been given to me by my predecessors. I have been taught to conserve material and energy by which I will live to welcome the next generation and hand over the heritage to the fledgling members of my profession.

      As a chemical engineer, I will participate and advance none but honest enterprise and be both a benefactor and beneficiary. To him that has engaged my services, as employer and client, I will give the sincerest of my performance, integrity and fidelity. I know my efforts will be a drop in ocean but ocean shall we have through collective wisdom and knowledge of all members of my profession.

                  When called, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation and prejudice for the good of not only human kind but also other members of the biosphere. From special capacity springs the obligation to use it well in the service of humanity; I accept the challenge that this implies. Well equipped now, I am ever eager to serve my profession as a member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineer. I shall never close my eyes to new ideas and knowledge and change any erroneous practices that might have served my profession to-date.

                  Zealous of the high repute of my calling, I will strive to protect the interests and the good name of any engineer that I know to be deserving; but I will not shrink, should duty dictate, from disclosing the truth regarding anyone that, by unscrupulous act, has shown himself unworthy of the profession.

                  Since antiquity, human progress has been conditioned by the genius of my professional forebears. By them have been rendered usable to mankind Nature’s vast resources of material and energy. By them have been vitalized and turned to practical account the principles of science, engineering and the revelations of technology. Except for this heritage of accumulated experience, my efforts would be feeble and lost. My vision has been sharpened as a result of this and it is my bounden duty to protect the environment and be in harmony with nature. I will strive hard to overcome ignorance and prejudice and bestow the benefit of my knowledge on younger generation so that they improve upon my mistakes to make this world a better place to live. I dedicate myself to the dissemination of engineering knowledge, and, especially to the instructions of younger members of my profession in all its arts, ethos and traditions.

      I am seized of the great challenge which our profession is going to face in future and that it to use our skills to improve the quality of life-foster employment, advance economic and social development and protect environment. This challenge encompasses the essence of sustainable development. I will work with others to make the world a better place for future generations.

                  As a chemical engineer, it will be my endeavour to design processes and products which are innovative, energy-efficient and cost-effective, make the best use of scarce resources and ensure that waste and adverse environmental impact are minimized; achieve the biggest standards of safety in making and using products of all kinds; provide the processes and products which give the people of the world, shelter, clothing, food and drink, and which keep them in good health; work with other disciplines to seek solutions; engage in honest and open dialogue with the public on challenges presented by manufacture of the products which the public requires; promote research to allow the profession to respond fully to global demands; encourage the brightest and best young people into the profession; and promote lifelong professional development. I acknowledge that this challenge cannot be met by my efforts alone, but this does not lessen the responsibility to pursue it. Therefore I must co-operate with other fellow colleagues and recognize each other’s efforts in striving to meet this challenge.

                  I have found a new faith that traverses all narrow boundaries of nations, castes and creeds and it envisions me to look at society afresh. To my fellows I pledge, in the same full measure I ask of them, integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect, and devotion to the standards and the dignity of our profession and the Institute; with the consciousness, always, that our special expertness carries with the obligation TO SERVE HUMANITY WITH COMPLETE SINCERITY.”


      Guidelines
      For operational aspects of the directives set forth in the Constitution

      1.       The Honorary Fellowship Committee may consider bestowing Honorary Fellowship to persons who have given either Memorial Lectures, or have been Chemcon Distinguished Speakers or recipients of Lala Shriram Award and/or other prestigious awards of the Institute.

      2.       Honorary Fellows shall be presented the Fellowships during the Chemcon session.

      3.       There shall not be more than 125 Honorary Fellows at any time.

       

      Clause 7

      1.       There shall be a formal Convocation during the AGM to award AMIIChE Diploma to the candidates successfully completing the qualifying examinations conducted by the Institute.

      Clause 18.3

      1.   The fixed deposits for “IIChE Life Membership Fund” shall be for 3 - 5 years with provision for crediting the annual interest to IIChE account.

      2.       The fixed deposits in respect of ‘Endowments’ for Annual Awards, Prizes, Memorial Lectures, Chemcon Distinguished Speakership Lectures and such other activities shall be for 3 - 5 years with provision for getting annual interest. Only 70% of the interest will be used for the specific activity, 20% will be ploughed back into the corpus of the particular endowment and 10% will be utilized for administrative expenses.

      3.       The award money cannot be used for any purpose other than the one for which the donation was sought for or given. If no award/prize is given in a particular year, or no lecture is given, all the interest, except 5% used for administrative purposes, will be credited to the corpus of the particular endowment.

      4.       Every year, a statement of accounts will be sent to the respective donors or its representative so as to bring transparency. The statement of accounts shall also be a part of the Honorary Secretary’s report to be presented at each AGM. A brief statement about all the endowments shall be published in the issue of “Indian Chemical Engineer”, published immediately after the AGM (normally the first issue of the next year).

      Clause 24.1

      1.   While deciding about the co-option of Members to the Council, consideration shall be given to:

      (a)  Representation from the Regional Centres not otherwise represented in the Council, and

      (b)  Specific requirement of filling up the post of an office bearer of the Institute.

      Clause 25.13

      1.   Council Members who are not able to attend a meeting for some reason shall submit their opinions in writing to the Honorary Secretary on the various items issued on the agenda through letter, e-mail or fax. Indeed, it would be advisable to exchange notes before the meetings to avoid delays, lengthy discussion and misunderstandings. They can seek for clarifications and additional information from the Headquarters before the meeting and also indirectly participate in all major decisions if they cannot attend a meeting. This will be useful for the healthy growth of the profession and running of the Institute. A Council Member participating in a meeting via teleconference or electronically, will be assumed to be actually present in the meeting.

      Clause 26.1 & 26.2

      1.       While constituting the Standing Committees and other Committees, consideration may be given for a minimum change in its composition within a short span of time in order to maintain continuity and smoothness of functioning. The ex-officio members shall change consequent upon the change in office but other members may have tenure of, say three years.

      Clause 26.4

      1.       The Committee on Education and Examination shall preferably have members drawn from IIChE Council, IITs, NITs, Universities, reputed Private Engineering Colleges and leading R&D Institutions.

      2.       The Rules and Regulations and the Syllabi/Curricula would be reviewed usually after 5 years but not later than 7 years.

      Clause 26.5

      1.   The Committee on Finance shall have the Honorary Secretary as one of its members. Adequate representation shall be given to the industry.

     

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