Rules And Regulation

Rules and Regulations of the “Association of Knowledge Workers, Lucknow”

Name: The name of the organization shall be “Association of Knowledge Workers, Lucknow”
Registered Office: The Registered office of the organization shall be
“UPTEC Crossing, 16, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow 226001
Working Area: Initially the working area of the organization shall be all over the Uttar Pradesh.
Objectives of the
organization :
Not for profit, a charitable (educational) organization for Dissemination of knowledge, as per details in the memorandum
Membership and Subscription rate:
Eligibility for membership :
A. Membership will be restricted to highly qualified persons with at least post graduate qualifications in following fields or present/ former head or CEO of the organizations related to following fields Research & Development, Business and Technical Analysis, Learning Solutions, Animation & Design, Business & Market Research, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Medical Services, Writing & Content Development, Legal Services, Intellectual Property (IP) Research, Data Analytics, Network Management, Training & Consultancy, Governance, e- governance, corporate governance, ethics in business etc.
B. Persons/ organizations covered in following definition of Knowledge Worker
a. Knowledge workers are found in both traditional and new Industries.
b. Knowledge worker’s work is Information based and acquisition, creation, processing and distribution of information is the chief task.
c. Knowledge worker can also create and design new products. They are intrapreneurs, i.e, they have entrepreneurial spirit to take risks and they innovate.
d. They own their means of production, which in their brains and are highly mobile.
e. Knowledge worker can be both a high level as well as a low level employee in a knowledge based organization.
f. Knowledge workers are end users of the system analysts services. Their four groups are-clerical staff, supervisory staff, middle management and professional staff and executive staff.
g. The following will be various categories of Membership and subscription, which may be revised from time to time by the Executive committee.
1. Promoter Organizations: Will nominate representatives as Member as per MOU with the Organization concerned.
2. Institutional membership of large enterprises and SMEs (Any registered corporate body) or Association registered under Societies Act, or NGO, Government owned company/organization, interested in promoting objectives of the Association may apply for the membership of the Association. The Institution will nominate representative to act as member. Membership fee for Large organization (turnover more than Rs 10 crores per year) shall be Rs 4000 per year and for SMEs Rs 2000 per year. Life membership will be 10 years annual subscription.
3. Donor Members: Any person over 21 years of age and qualified, would be eligible to become donor member on payment of a minimum of Rs 10000 (Rs Ten thousands). He will become life member automatically.
4. Ordinary member: Entry will be restricted to highly qualified persons of knowledge based organizations or professionals. The membership fee shall be Rs 1000 per year, for one year from date of the receipt and life membership shall be Rs 6000. Additional membership of spouse is also permitted on of 20% extra payment, if she is qualified for membership. Fresh professionals up to 3 years experience will be inducted as Associate member, their membership subscription shall be Rs 500 per annum, however without voting right.
5. Patron Member: Patron members will be invited to become member of the Association, without payment of any membership fee. They will be eligible for appointment as Member of the Governing body of the Association. The tenure of membership shall be period of 5 years e.g. Directors of Research organizations, IIM and IIT , CEOs of large manufacturing/ services organizations/ Associations, etc.
Decision on membership applications will be taken by a committee including President, Vice Presidents, Secretary and co opted members. In decision making focus will be on quality of people or organizations joining the Association and not quantity of members.
6. Termination of membership: Death, Insanity, on his failure of payment of annual subscription even after reminder, resignation by the member or finding by a majority of those present at a meeting specially called for the purpose that the member has been acting and continuing to act in derogation of the interests of the organization, in spite of written notice by the Executive Committee.
7. Organs of the organization:
7(a). General Body: all members of the Association shall constitute general body of the Association.
7(b). Executive Committee: The first members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the signatories to the memorandum and first auditor will be appointed by them .Tenure of EC will be two years and the office bearers/members shall, however, be eligible for re election. EC will consist of the following; not exceeding 21 persons, President, Sr. Vice President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 16 members EC may invite other members to participate in EC meeting as per requirement. EC will have due representation of all categories of members and disciplines of specialization.
8. Date of AGM and Duties/rights of general body
Meetings: There shall be an Annual general meeting at least once a year at such time and place as the Executive Committee may determine .The agenda for the meeting shall be intimated by the Secretary to all members at least 21 days in advance of the date fixed for the meeting. Following business transaction will be done at the meeting.
 (a) To receive the report of the Executive Committee and the statement of the accounts of the organization, duly audited for the previous year and to adapt the same.
 (b) To appoint the auditors for ensuing year and to fix their remuneration.
 (c) To elect the office bearers and members of the Executive Committee, alternate years, for two years duration.
 (d) To transact any other business that may be placed before it by the Executive Committee Extra ordinary general meeting may be convened by Executive Committee of its own accord or on requisition made in writing by more than five members or 10% members, whichever is more. On receipt of such requisition the president shall cause a meeting to be convened within two months of the receipt of the requisition at such place as he may fix. At least twenty one days notice shall be given for such meeting and no other business shall be transacted at such meeting than that stated in the notice.

Vote: at the meeting of the organization, each regular member or nominees of institutional member shall be entitled for one vote.

Quorum at the AGM and extra ordinary general meeting: Quorum at the AGM and extra ordinary general meeting: 20% of the total membership of the organization  or (twenty five members whichever is less) shall form quorum.Adjournment for quorum: It may be enforced within thirty minutes of the time fixed, the meeting will be adjourned to such day as the president may fix and notice for such adjournment shall be given. At the adjourned meeting the members present shall constitute the quorum be held after an interval of 24 hours at the same time and place to be fixed and announced by the Secretary. No quorum is required for such adjourned meetings.
9. Executive Committee:
9 (a). Formation of EC: The first members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed by the signatories to the memorandum and first auditor will be appointed by them .Subsequent EC will be elected by the members in the AGM.EC will consist of the following, not exceeding 21 persons, President, Sr. Vice President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 16 members. EC may invite other members to participate in EC meeting as per requirement. EC will have due representation of all categories of members and disciplines of specialization.
9 (b).   Meetings – Ordinary and Special : The secretary under direction of the president shall arrange the business of the meetings of EC. The minutes of the EC shall be circulated amongst the members and signed by the president as confirmed at a subsequent meeting of EC. The EC shall meet six times at least a year, such place and time as the President and Secretary may decide. At any meeting of the EC at least 11 members shall form the quorum.
9 (c). Period of notice: One week
9 (d). Quorum: Minimum Eleven Members
9 (e). Filling of Vacancy: EC is authorized to fill the vacancy, if any
9 (f). Duties and rights of the Executive Committee: All the powers of the administration, management, supervision, and conduct of the program and collection and utilization of funds and maintenance of accounts of the Association shall rest in the Executive Committee, provided whenever necessary; the EC may delegate its power to the Secretary or any other office bearer of the EC. The EC may form an advisory council including patrons and representative of promoter organization to guide it on policies. To make rules, regulations, by-laws and standing orders and to do or cause to be done all such acts, matters andthings, singular and plural as may be necessary for carrying out the aims, objectives and activities of the organization. Investment of money in short term and long term schemes, approved by Government/ RBI.

AKWL may invest in equity of Awadh Technology Park and SEZ Pvt Ltd, Lucknow, as per directions mentioned in the minutes of the meeting AKWL and IIA had with the Chief Secretary, GOUP (along with many Principal Secretaries, GOUP), on 24-5-10, and the MOM was issued vide IT & Electronics Department, GOUP, Ref No 871/78-1-2010-46/2010, Lucknow, dated 14-6-10. As per the MOM, AKWL and IIA were directed to create a special purpose vehicle, i.e. a registered company, for creation of SEZ.

9 (g). Term of the Executive Committee: Two years. The Executive Committee to hold office until next election in alternate AGM. The office bearers/members shall, however, be eligible for re election.
10. Function of Executive Committee:
President: The President of the association shall preside in all the meetings of the Executive Committee and general body meeting.
Sr. Vice President / Vice President : :In absence of the President the Sr VP/ VP shall perform the duties of the President.
Secretary: The secretary shall be over all in charge of the office of the Association. He has the following powers and duties.
(a) To prepare an agenda for the General body meeting and Executive Committee and record minutes.
(b) To give notice to the members according to the rules for the meeting.
(c) To obtain funds for the association.
(d) To acquire movable and immovable property of the Association and to supervise, as preapproval of the EC. To work for primary business of the Association viz. Professionally managed homes are to be created and sustained as per objects in the memorandum.
(e) All communication / correspondence with the Association shall be addressed to the Secretary. He will communicate with all stake holders on behalf of the Association.
(f) To exercise powers and perform duties as assigned by the President / EC.
Treasurer :
(a) To deposit all money received by him in the bank approved by the EC.
(b) He shall prepare accounts, statement of income and expenditure for perusal and approval by EC and General body meeting.
(c) He will raise funds for the association, along with all office bearers.
(d) He shall supervise the accounts and books of the association. He will assist the secretary in maintenance of accounts and other activities.
11. Amendments of Rules and regulations: The memorandum of Association and rules and regulations made by the governing body may from time to time be varied added to or revoked by a majority of not less than three forth of the members present at a General meeting called for the purpose.
12. Accounts & Funds of the organization: The funds of the association shall be kept with a scheduled Bank. The accounts shall be operated by the secretary or Treasurer up to Rs 5000 (Rs Five thousand) singly. In case of amount more than Rs 5000 it will be operated by Secretary jointly either by with President or Treasurer, alternatively by President  & Treasurer.
13. Audit of the Account: The audit of the association shall be done by the Chartered accountant appointed by members in AGM.
14. Legal Authority: Secretary will contest the entire suits file against the organization or by it, but if necessary the Secretary may obtain approval of the EC and sign all the papers on behalf of the association.
15. Documents of the organization: register of members, Progress report, sock register, cash book, registration certificates from the registrar, Income tax department and other organizations, etc.
16. Dissolution: All dissolution proceedings will be done in accordance to section 13 & 14 of the Societies registration Act 1860.In the event of dissolution of Association or in the event it shall cease to exist for stated purposes, all property and assets shall be distributed to an organization serving similar objectives, which has been granted exemption from Income Tax Act under section 80 G. Under no circumstances shall any of the property during the existence and or upon the dissolution there go and be distributed to any officer/ member of this association. It will be decided by the votes of not less than three fifths of the members present personally or by proxy of the members having voting right.
17. Other Provisions: Guiding principles
(a) It will be a charitable organization, not run for profit of any individual or body of individuals. It will be non political, non sectarian organization.
(b) Have incentive schemes for developing and recognizing member’s services, as financial and non financial incentives.
(c) Be open to all citizens of India without any discrimination on the ground of caste, creed, sex and religion. NRI and PIO will also be eligible for membership.
(d) Not charge capitation fee or any other fee from any  person, but to charge actual estimated expenses to made on providing services to him, in form of membership subscription etc.
(e) To affiliate, associate its activities with other NGO, Government departments, regulators etc.
(f) To solicit funds and acquire property  for the accomplishment of above purposes.
(g) To raise funds by membership fees, public subscriptions, donations and grants and otherwise to further these objects and to acquire movable and immovable properties, outright or on lease and to invest the funds of the Forum and to use the property of the Society in the best interest and for the benefit of the Society.
(h) To do all such acts as may be deemed incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims and objects. No part of any earning shall be incurred for the benefit of any member or individual and no office bearer of the organization shall receive any compensation for his services as an office bearer except reimbursement of for actual expenses incurred on behalf of the organization.
(i) The Secretary is authorized to correspond with the Registrar of the Societies and other authorities of State and Central Government/s, other NGO’s etc.
(j) EC will decide on seeking cooperation from existing organizations. The organization  may join them as Institutional member also.
(k) To create bring training suppliers and corporate training executives together.
(l) The Association will charge membership subscription and also have service charges from buyers and sellers of knowledge, for its working funds and growth.
(m) The EC , officers and members of the EC shall be indemnified in respect of all acts done by them in good faith and no officer or member of the executive committee shall be liable for any act done by any other officer or member of EC.
(n) All subscription, donations, grants and other moneys received by the organization shall be deposited in a scheduled bank/ banks, approved by EC.
Financial year: The financial year of the organization shall be from 1st April to 31st March.