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MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION

    1. Name: Brahmarshi Samaj Bangalore (BSB)
    2. Address: # 498, 4th Phase, IIIrd Stage, Peenya, Bangalore- 560058
    3. Area of Operation: Karnataka state
    4. Vision: Improve the lives of people of Brahmarshi community and integrate them through their comprehensive development without any discrimination.
    5. Mission: Promote an environment of excellence, faith and trust through meaningful community participation, cooperation and initiatives and provide overall support to the members of BSB for their progress and development.
    6. Objectives:
      • To follow, practice and promote rich culture of  Brahmarishis in order to march towards unity.
      • Coordination, teamwork and networking at every level in our community across India and at global level.
      • To provide a platform for young generation for their marriage within the community.
      • To make Bhumihars a dowry free community.
      • To ignite and widen the enterprising skills in our community.
      • To facilitate access to quality education to all in our community.
      • To organize informative and developmental counseling for our youngsters.
      • To organize programmes to inculcate our cultural values.
      • To establish a Placement Cell for our youth for job readiness and employability.
      • To provide a platform to Brahmarishis to access our association and to represent, seek support and obtain counsel in an attempt to solve problems of the needy.
      • To create and promote welfare through cooperative scheme for our community at large.
      • To institute scholarships, awards, fellowships and endowments for higher studies, research, etc., in areas related to Brahmarshi culture.
      • To fund, organize, sponsor, collaborate and participate in conferences, workshops, debates etc.,relating to Brahmarshi culture.
      • To establish, maintain and run training centers/ institutes for skill development.
      • To create, contribute, maintain and manage training fund for supporting various training related activities.
    7. Raising Resources:
    8. To receive donations, funding, endowments, contributions, both in cash and kind, for achieving the various objects of the Society, from governments, funding institutions, corporate, donors, philanthropists, trusts and Societies.

      • To create, maintain and manage various accounts and ‘Funds’ for carrying out the activities of the Society.
      • To raise loans and other resources for undertaking various activities of the Society.
      • To organize and support cultural, sports and other events for raising resources of the Society.
      • To generally undertake and participate in all such efforts which help the Society in raising its resources, both in cash and kind, for achieving its objects.
    9. Investments, Dissolution etc
      • Income of Society : The income of the Society by whatever means, shall be utilized for the objects of the society and shall not be distributed among its members or anybody else.
      • Investments : The funds of the Society shall be invested in the modes specified under the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961, as amended from time to time.
      • Dissolution : In the event of the winding up if the Society, the assets remaining as on the date of dissolution shall, under no circumstances, be distributed among the members of the Executive Committee but the same shall be transferred to another Charitable Trust/ Society whose objects are similar to those of this Society.
    10. Overall :

To do all that is necessary and incidental for the purpose of achieving the overall objects of the Society as stated above and those related to the objects.

    1. Correspondence :

The President/Secretary of the Society is authorized to correspond with the Registrar of Societies, Bangalore.

Brahmarshi Samaj Bangalore (BSB)

Address: # 498, 4th Phase, III rd Stage, Peenya, Bangalore- 560058

    1. Rules and Regulations :

Membership :

        A member of a society shall be a person who, having been admitted therein according to the rules and regulations thereof, shall have paid a subscription, or shall have signed the roll or list of members thereof, and should not have resigned in accordance with such rules and regulations. The membership of the “Brahmrishi Samaj Bangalore” shall be considered open to any individual who is a Bramharishi and is referred by a registered member. The classes of membership shall be defined as:

      • Individual: Person of eighteen (18) years of age or older and for the present will include the first signatories to the  Memorandum of Association.
      • Honorary: Person selected by the Executive Committee, based on his support, intent and interest in the purpose of the organization. An Honorary Member will not be eligible to vote.
      • The Society shall maintain an up to date Register of Members, recording interalia, names, age, photograph, profession and addresses of all the members, with the date of admission and date of termination, if any.
      •  A one time membership fee of Rs.2000/- will have to be paid by every member of the Society.

Termination of Membership

      • A member may resign from the membership of the Society by giving a notice in writing of his/her desire to resign. The notice shall be addressed to the President or the Secretary of the Society.
      • Membership of any member could be terminated by a decision of not less than three-fourths of the members of Executive Committee present and voting at a meeting specially called for the purpose, if the member has failed to observe any Rule and /or Regulation of the Society or has acted against the interests of the Society or has brought disrepute to the Society by his/her actions and / or activities. However, the member whose membership is sought to be terminated shall be given a reasonable opportunity to explain his/her conduct before any decision is taken by the Executive Committee.
      • Membership shall be deemed to have been terminated on the death of a member or on a member becoming of unsound mind or on his becoming incapable of contributing to the objectives of the Society.
      • Membership shall be deemed to have been terminated if a member has been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude and/or corruption by a court.
      • Membership shall be deemed to have been terminated if any member fails to attend three consecutive Annual General and / or Special General Meetings.
    1. General Body and its meetings :

All the members of the Society shall constitute the General Body of the Society.

      • General Body Meeting of the Society shall be held annually within 9 months after the expiry of each financial year.
      • The report of the Management of the Society for the previous year together with an audited copy of the balance sheet, income and expenditure account and the auditor’s report shall be submitted at the Annual General Meeting of the Society for approval.
      • Remuneration for the Auditor shall be fixed annually by the General Body during its annual meeting.
      • Executive Committee of the Society including the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Joint Secretary, and the Treasurer for the next term of one year shall be elected in the Special General Meeting, immediately preceding the expiry of the term of the Executive Committee.
      • The Secretary, with the approval of the President, may call for an Annual General Meeting for which 21 days clear notice shall be given to the members.
      • A special General Meeting of the Society may be convened at any time on the requisition of the President of the Society or on the requisition of majority of the members of the Executive Committee or one-fifth of the total number of members of the Society, who shall state in writing the business for which they wish the meeting to be convened and the Secretary shall, within ten days from the date of the receipt of the requisition, proceed duly to call a meeting for the consideration of the business stated on a day not later than forty days from the date of the receipt of the requisition.
      • Voting at the Annual General or Special General Meeting shall be by show of hands or secret ballot as may be decided during the meeting. All decisions shall be on majority basis. In the event of a tie, the President shall exercise a casting vote.
      • The Quorum for the Annual General or Special General Meeting shall be 1/3rd of the members of the Society rounded off to the nearest whole number.
      • The proceedings of the Annual General and Special General Meetings shall be drawn up by the Secretary and the same shall be submitted to the President for approval. The approved proceedings shall be circulated among the members of the Society within 21 days from the date of the meeting. The Secretary shall maintain a written record of all the approved proceedings of the Annual General and Special General Meetings. This record shall be a permanent record and shall be maintained in perpetuity.
      • Special meetings may be convened to celebrate Foundation day, Bhagawan Parasuram Ji Jayanti, Holi and Deepavali.
    1. Executive Committee :

The Society shall have an Executive Committee consisting of 11 members who shall be members of the Society, and who shall be elected for a term of one year during the Annual General Meeting immediately preceding the expiry of the term of the Executive Committee. However, if the number of Executive Committee members is reduced to a lower level, not below 7 for any reasons, still the Executive Committee shall continue to function with all its powers with the reduced number not below 7 till the vacancy is filled up in accordance with Rules and Regulations of the Society.

      • The President shall preside over the meetings of the Executive Committee. However, in the event of his absence, the Vice President shall preside over the meetings and in his absence the members of the Executive Committee may elect one of its members to preside over that meeting.
      • Each member of the Executive Committee, who is present at its meeting, shall have one vote. However, in the case of a tie, the President shall have an additional casting vote. Voting shall be by raising of hands or through secret ballot as may be decided in the meeting.
      • In the event of a vacancy arising in the Executive Committee, including that of any office bearer, the Executive Committee may co-opt any other member of the Society to fill the vacancy for a period not exceeding six months. However, in case of the vacancy of the office bearer, the Executive Committee shall fill the vacancy by electing one of its elected members for a period not exceeding six months. A Special General Meeting may be called to fill any vacancy in the Executive Committee if necessary,through election and the tenure of such a member / office bearer shall be co-terminus with the term of the Executive Committee.
      • Any member whose membership has been terminated in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Society, shall automatically cease to be a member/office bearer of the Executive Committee, with effect from the date of termination of his/her membership of the Society
      • Executive Committee may appoint a Sub-Committee with such powers as deemed fit. For this purpose, the Sub-Committee may co-opt persons who are members of the Society. However, life of such a SubCommittee shall not go beyond the term of the Executive Committee, which appoints it.
      • Any member who remains absent for three consecutive meetings of the Executive Committee, without permission of the Executive Committee, shall cease to be member of the Executive Committee. However, he/she shall be eligible for re-election as member of the Executive Committee.
      • The Executive Committee shall meet once every month or more frequently, if considered necessary and the Secretary shall convene such meetings in consultation with the President of the Society.
      • The executive committee shall be empowered to co-opt up to 3 members for the term of the committee.
      • The term of the Executive Committee shall be for one (1) year.
      • At any meeting of the Executive Committee presence of one third of the members in person of those eligible to cast vote shall constitute the quorum. If however, such quorum is not present at any meeting of the Executive Committee, those eligible to vote at such meeting shall have the power to adjourn the meeting, without notice other than an announcement at the meeting, until a quorum shall be present.
      • The Executive Committee may appoint person/s to be Special Advisor/s at such times and for such terms of office as it deems in the best interest of BSB.
      • The Executive committee may appoint an attorney-at-law to serve as Legal Counsel for BSB. Such person may not be a member of the Society at the same time as he or she is to serve in the capacity of Legal Counsel to BSB.
    1. Powers, Functions and Duties of the Executive Committee :
      • The administration and management of all the affairs of the Society shall be vested in the Executive Committee, which shall be elected in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Society.
      • The Executive Committee shall establish any and all policies, of whatever nature, as are required to accomplish the objects of BSB.
      • The Executive Committee may, from time to time, delegate such authority – administrative, financial and disciplinary, as it may deem necessary, to any of the Office bearers of the Society or to a SubCommittee/s, for smooth, proper and efficient functioning of the Society. Executive Committee shall periodically review the need for continuing the delegation of such authority and suitably modify the delegated authority, whenever considered necessary.
      • The Executive Committee may from time to time, constitute Sub-committee/s for addressing any particular issue entrusted to it. The Sub-Committee/s shall have the power to co-opt not more than two members from among the other members of the Society. The Sub-Committee shall also have the power to invite not more than two experts for assisting it during its deliberations and the expenditure incurred on these invitees shall be borne by the Society. The Sub-Committees shall submit its report to the Executive Committee for a final decision. However, the Executive Committee may also delegate powers to the Sub-Committee/s to take final decision on its behalf wherever considered necessary.
      • The Executive Committee shall ensure and promote the primary aims and objects of the Society.
      • The Executive Committee shall operate the funds and manage the assets of the Society and shall present the duly audited accounts at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.
      • The Executive Committee shall present the Annual Report of the Society at the Annual General Meeting.
      • The Executive Committee shall ensure that all monetary transactions are through Scheduled banks.
      • The Executive Committee shall ensure that the income of the Society is utilized for promoting the objects of the Society.
      • The Executive Committee shall have power to issue appeals and raise funds, through donations, loans, endowments, grants etc., and to comply with all the required formalities.
      • The Executive Committee shall have power to accept from governments, Corporate, Organizations, donors, individuals etc., grants, donations, subscriptions and securities of any movables / immovable assets, for furtherance of the objects of the Society.
      • The Executive Committee shall have the power to arrange for the publication of such reports, documents, books, films, posters etc., as may be considered appropriate in the furtherance of its objects.
      • The Executive Committee shall have the power to lay down various Rules, Regulations and procedures relating to recruitment of staff, appointments, service conditions, pay- scales, disciplinary matters, accounting systems etc. It may delegate appropriate authority in these matters to other functionaries of the Society.
      • The Executive Committee shall propose amendments to the Bye-laws, Rules and Regulations of the Society, whenever considered necessary and place it before the Special General Meeting of the Society in accordance with the procedure laid down in Sec. 9 and 10 of the KSR Act, 1960, for its approval.
      • The Executive Committee shall have powers to do any other act or take any other decisions which are required for furtherance of the objects of the Society.
    2. Office Bearers of the Society :

The Society shall elect, from among the members, a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Spokesperson and such other Office Bearers as the Executive Committee may deem appropriate.

      • Election for each office shall be made by the members at the Annual General Meeting. New office bearers will assume their office at the end of the Annual General Meeting at which they are elected.
      • The Executive Committee shall decide the process for conduct of election.
      • In order to become eligible to the office of President/ Vice President/ Secretary/ Joint Secretary / Treasurer a person must have served as a member of The Executive Committee for at least one year.
      • The term for each Office Bearer shall be for one (1) year or less in case of member/s appointed as per clause 6(d).
        1. President :
          The President shall chair all meetings of the Society, and of the other Office Bearers. He shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Society.
          Further he shall:

          • Affix the name of the society to all documents requiring execution by the Society;
          • Appoint all Committees and their chairs subject to the approval by the Executive Committee; and shall be ex officio member of every Committee.
          • Appoint Sub- Committee chairs, and serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of all committees.
          • Represent BSB to the general public and media, or delegate this responsibility to such other person or persons as he deems appropriate.
          • Perform such other duties as are assigned by the Executive Committee from time to time.
        2. Vice President :
          • The Vice President shall confer with the President on affairs of the Society
          • He shall perform his or her duties when the President so requests or is disabled, and shall succeed the President if that office becomes vacant for the remaining term.
        3. Secretary :
          • He shall call for all the meetings of the Executive Committee as and when deemed necessary and the Annual General and the Special General meetings as per the rules and regulations with the prior approval of the President. He shall maintain the minute’s book and record all the proceedings of the meetings.
          • He shall attest to all documents requiring execution by the Society; and shall affix the seal of the Society to same.
          • He shall be the correspondent of the Society and shall be in-charge of the office with all the records of the Society.
          • He shall be the custodian of all the articles and belongings both movables and immovable of the Society.
          • He shall operate bank accounts jointly with the Treasurer or an Executive Committee member authorized by the Executive Committee.
          • He shall operate bank accounts jointly with the Treasurer or an Executive Committee member authorized by the Executive Committee.
          • He shall discharge any of the duties entrusted by the Executive Committee with necessary powers delegated to him.
          • He shall correspond with the Registrar of the Societies, Bangalore.
          • He shall represent the Society in all forums including in legal / judicial matters.
        4. Joint Secretary :
          • The Joint Secretary shall assist the Secretary in the affairs of the society and shoulder any other responsibility given to him by the Secretary or the Executive Committee.
          • He shall exercise all the powers mentioned above for the Secretary in his absence and shall take him into confidence and regularise the same.
        5. Treasurer :
          • The Treasurer shall receive and disburse the funds of the society as authorized by the Committee and shall have custody of the securities of the society.
          • The Treasurer shall render a proper report at the annual meeting of the Society, and other such reports as may be requested.
        6. Spokesperson :
          • The Spokesperson shall represent the views of the Society/ Executive Committee
          • He will make all the efforts to reach to the people / members for spreading awareness for the benefit of the Society.
    1. Elections and Removal of the Office Bearers :
      • The election of office bearers will be through any one of the means such as consensus, secret or open ballot or nomination.
      • No members shall hold the office for more than two consecutive terms, but he can renew his candidature after an interval of one year.
      • Each Office Bearer elected to a regularly expiring term shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast which will be determined immediately following the casting of ballots.
      • The term of office for each Office Bearer elected to fill a regularly expiring term shall begin at the end of the Annual General Meeting.
      • An Office Bearer may resign any time, in writing, by notifying to the President. Any such resignation shall take effect from the date accepted by Executive Committee.
      • An Office Bearer, who misses three (3) consecutive regular meetings of the Executive Committee, without having given prior notice of such absence to the President or Secretary, shall be deemed to have resigned, unless the Executive Committee decides otherwise by majority vote.
      • When it determines that the best interests of BSB will be served thereby, an Office Bearer may be removed from the Executive Committee, with or without cause, when:
        • A petition for removal is presented to the Executive Committee which is signed by at least twenty (20) percent of the members eligible to vote.
        • On receipt of petition, a special general body meeting shall be called after giving 15 days notice and removal shall be effected by the majority of the members present and voting.
    2. Compensation to Office Bearers :
      • No Office Bearers shall receive any compensation for time, travel or his personal expenses in performance of regular duties as a member of the Society.
      • An Office Bearers will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred when acting as the Society’s agent in purchasing supplies or for any other expenses incurred in assisting BSB to achieve its objectives, after presenting receipts substantiating the expenses.
      • An Office Bearers will be reimbursed for travel and personal expenses incurred when representing the Society at such conferences and meetings as may be approved by the Executive committee, prior to attendance at such conference or meeting.
    3. Accounts :
      • For the purpose of Accounts, the financial year of the Society shall be from 1st April to 31st March of the next calendar year. For all other purposes, it shall be the calendar year.
      • The assets and liabilities and the Balance Sheet of the Society shall be placed before the Annual General Meeting for discussion and approval.
      • The confirmed Balance Sheet and the list of the members of the Executive Committee, if elected at the Annual General Meeting, shall be filed with the Registrar of Societies as per Sec. 13 of the KSR Act, 1960.
    4. Auditor :

An Auditor shall be appointed annually and his remuneration shall be fixed in the Annual General Meeting.

  1. Alterations or amendment to the Memorandum of Association shall be made as per Section 9 of the KSR Act 1960.
  2. Change of names, rules and regulations shall be made as per Section 10 of the KSR Act 1960.
  3. The dissolution of the Society shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 22 and 23 of the KSR Act 1960.
  4. Amalgamation of the Society with other similar bodies shall be in accordance with Section 21 of the KSR Act 1960.
  5. Matters not specifically provided herein above will be dealt with/decided in accordance with the provisions of the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960 and the Rules there under.

CIRCULAR FOR KIND INFORMATION AND COMPLIANCE OF THE MEMBERS :

  • The decision and creation of BSB is to promote its vision to achieve brotherhood, welfare and growth of Bhumihars as a distinguished and honorable community, without any distinction/discrimination among members whatsoever.
  • The BSB shall be governed by its rules and bye laws, without giving undue importance to the status or financial contribution of a member or any other external factor, which may adversely affect the very concept of creation and objectives of BSB.
  • Members are free to give constructive suggestions but the decision of the Executive Committee shall be final.
  • The EC shall be free to take a decision with or without assigning any reason in writing. Interference with the decision of EC shall be liable for removal of the member, after giving him a show cause notice. If EC decides with 2/3rd majority, the decision shall be final and binding on the member.
  • EC shall have the right to formulate rule/s with two- third majority. The addition or modification of rules shall not alter or modify the basic principles of its constitution, vision or objectives.
  • No special consideration will be extended to the members based on their financial contributions.
  • The family members of the enrolled members shall be a part of the community, but they will not be entitled to participate in any official discussion and/or decision making process.
  • EC will debar a member/s from attending a meeting if the person is found to be under influence of any intoxicant.
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