CONSTITUTION

The name of the Chapter shall be Kerala Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India. The Jurisdiction of the Kerala Chapter shall comprise the State of Kerala.

  • To encourage and advance the study and practice of science and art of surgery.
  • To promote social and cultural activities among the surgeons of the state.
  • To encourage scientific research and experimental work on surgical problems.
  • To provide a place where research may be carried on for studying, discovering, and improving the means of preventing and curing diseases of humankind by the art of surgery.
  • To hold scientific discussion and arrange for presentation of papers on surgical subjects, and to maintain a reference library.
  • To provide for the delivery and holding of lecture meetings and classes for the purpose or directly or indirectly advancing the cause of scientific surgery.
  • To construct, alter and maintain any building and/or property necessary from the finances of the Chapter.
  • To publish a bulletin devoted to surgical subjects.
  • To receive donations for the development of the chapter and subscriptions from members.
  • To do such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objectives.
  • To institute and create research foundations under the Kerala Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India.

3(1). The Management of the chapter shall be vested in the Executive committee consisting of

  • The chairman.
  • Chairman Elect.
  • The secretary
  • The Joint Secretary
  • The treasurer
  • Five elected members
  • Ex-officio members.

3(2). The immediate past chairman and past secretary and current members of the Governing Council of ASI who are elected from the State Chapter, shall be ex-officio members of the committee.

3(3). All members of the Executive Committee except the ex-officio members shall be elected and shall hold office for a period of two years. The Chairman holds the office for one year. In order to be eligible for election as Chairman-elect, a candidate must have completed 10 years of life membership.

3(4). Secretary shall, before January 1st of every other year, call for nomination forms from valid members of the Chapter for the Office of, secretary, Joint secretary, and for the executive committee members. Each Year, nomination forms shall be called for Chairman-Elect. Last Date for the receipt of nominations shall be January 31st or any other date fixed by the Executive committee. Last date for withdrawal of nominations shall be 15 days after the last date for receipt of nominations. Elections shall be conducted by postal ballot. The Chairman Elect of the chapter shall be election officer or any other person deputed by him.

3(5). A member of the association who has filed a nomination must be physically present at the conference and annual general meeting when the results are announced.

3(6). All executive members shall be life members only and shall have been members for 5 years.

3(7). The secretary shall be the executive who carries out all the decisions of the chapter executive committee and the general body of the Chapter. In order to be eligible for election as secretary, a candidate shall have completed a minimum period of 5 years as a life member and at least once in the executive

3(8). The accounts of the Chapter shall be operated jointly by the Secretary and Treasurer.

3(9). The income and property of the chapter, however derived, shall be wholly and solely applied towards promotion of the objects of the chapter as set forth in this memorandum of the Chapter and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise howsoever by the way of profit to any of the members of the society provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of remuneration of any officers or servants of the Chapter who may also be members thereof in return for any work done or services actually rendered to the chapter or the payment of interest at a rate of not exceeding six percent per annum on money borrowed from (any) members of the chapter.

3(10). The executive committee shall have the power of control and management of affairs of the Chapter and to engage such officials, servants or other persons as may be found necessary for the proper conduct and management of the Chapter in carrying out its objectives.

3(11). The Executive Committee shall have power to purchase, construct, or acquire on lease or in exchange or on hire or by gift otherwise, any real or personal property and any rights or privileges necessary or convenient for the purpose of the Chapter and to improve, develop, manage, sell, lease mortgage, dispose or return to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property of the Chapter. This shall however, be subject to approval by the General Body of the Chapter.

3(12). The executive committee shall meet at least twice a year during the Annual and peripheral meeting of the chapter. The secretary can, giving 15 days notice, summon an extra-ordinary meeting of the executive committee.

3(13). The executive committee can recommend to the General Body to substitute for an executive member in the event of his death/non-attendance, without valid reason for 2 consecutive meetings.

3(14). The Chairman is empowered to invite any member of ASI as a special invitee for Executive committee meeting for a specific purpose. However, this invitee will not have voting power.

4(1). The membership of the Chapter shall be open only to the Members of the Association of Surgeons of India, in the state of Kerala as per the list of members maintained by the Head Quarters of the ASI.

4(2). There shall be two types of memberships

4(2) Life members: life members of ASI are automatically life members of ASI Kerala Chapter.

4(2) Full Member and Associate Member: A Full member or associate member of the ASI automatically becomes a full or associate member of the Chapter respectively.

4(3) The constitution of the State chapter shall be altered only by the vote of at least 2/3rd of members present at a business meeting. Three weeks' notice shall be given for any such amendment. The quorum for such meeting shall be 10% of effective membership.

4(4) A Member of the Chapter shall cease to be a member:

4(4).1 If he/she ceases to be a member of the ASI.