Rules & Regulations
The College shall consist of Ordinary Members, Life Members, Fellows and Honora Fellows.
The annual subscription for the present payable by each member is Rs. 150/- only due in advance on 1st of April each year. The enrolment fee will be Rs. 100/- only. Life members shall pay a lumpsum equal to ten years subscription (i.e. Rs. 1500/-) in lieu of annual subscription. These may be modified from time to time.
Members elected as Fellows will pay Rs. 1500/- as Fellowship fee in addition to all other subscriptions, on admission as Fellows or as may be modified from time to time.
Annual subscription for the Journal (from non-members) shall be as fixed from time to time by the Governing Council.
Any member/fellow may withdraw from the College by signifying his wish to do so by a letter addressed to the Secretary. When any member/fellow shall have omitted to pay the subscription for three successive years, the Treasurer shall send him a registered letter informing the amount due from him and shall have his name struck off the rolls of member/fellow unless the amount is paid within three months of the receipt of such letter.
Any person who has ceased to be a member/fellow due to the above reasons may be made a member/fellow only on payment of fresh enrolment fee, and life membership fee.
Any member/fellow of the College who wilfully disobeys rules or orders of College or the Councilor having unwillingly committed any breach of orders, persists any disobedience or breach of orders after being admonished by the President or if for any reasons, it appears to the Council that the name of a member/fellow should remain on the rolls, he shall be liable to be removed from the College. Whenever there appears cause as aforesaid for the removal of a member/fellow from the College, the Council after due deliberations shall determine by ballot the opinion of the Council and if 3/4th of member/fellow present and voting at such meeting, vote for removal of such member/fellow, he shall be removed from the College. Such member/fellow shall not be eligible for re-election until the expiry of two years. On terminal of membership of fellow for any reason, he shall be debarred from suffixing FNCCJ to their name.
The Administration, direction and management of the affairs of the College sl be entrusted to the Governing Council, composed of -
There will be a Chapter for each of the Five Zones, Provided there are at least 15 Fellows/Members in the Zone.
Five Zones as recognised w.e.f. 27.7.89 are as follows -
Formation of Branch
A branch can be constituted, if a minimum of at least 5 Fellows are available. The membership of such branches shall consist of the local members/follows of NCCP(I) only. There shall be no direct member of ‘the branch. The branch can organise state conferences, seminars and update lectures etc. in order to promote the knowledge of chest diseases among their members, under intimation to headquarter. The branch may be entrusted to organise a national conference on chest diseases periodically. The decision of this shall be taken by the Governing Council of NCCP(I). The major decisions shall be taken by the branch in consultation with the G.C. of NCCP(I). The Constitution of NCCP(I) will be followed in all the decisions of the state branches. The name of the branch with zone shall appear under the college name e.g. In all letterheads.
All members/fellows of the college shall constitute the Electoral College. Before the expiry of term of the office bearers, the Secretary on behalf of the president or Returning Officer appointed by the G.C will conduct the election as per the procedure laid down below.
The following procedures will be followed for the election of office bearers of the College from among the fellows -
The terms of office shall be one year for President, 3 years for Secretary and Treasurer, two years for Vice-President and for all other office bearers and Councillors.
To facilitate the work of the College, the Treasurer and Secretary and either the President or Vice-President shall be selected among the fellows from the city where the head office of the College is located for that particular year.
The Council as constituted in accordance with the rules shall continue in office not withstanding expiry of the period of their office until their successors have been duly appointed.
In the absence of the President, his duties will devolve on President-elect or Vice-President of the College. In the case of sudden vacancy of any particular office in the interval between two meetings, the President shall designate one of the members of the Council to hold that office till the post is filled by election according to the Rules.
The functions and powers of the Council -
The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences will cont published under the Joint auspices of the ColIege and the ValIabhbhai Patel Chest Institute.
The scientific activities of the College and various Zone/Branches will be published as a “NEWS LETTER” in IJCDAS from time to time.
Joint Secretary -
The college shall hold at least one regular annual meeting each year at tI place determined by the Council. The President or one-third of the Merbers of the Council or one-third of the Fellows/Members of the College may ask for an meeting, the decision of which shall subject to ratification at the regular annual meeting.
15 Fellows and/or Members will form a quorum for the annual and meeting. In the absence of the quorum the Presiding officer can hold ar meeting. No quorum is required for such adjourned general meeting.
Ordinary meetings of the College for academic discussion, lectures an may be held at time and place as approved by the President. The Governing Council members will be paid Ist class to and fro fare to attend the Governing Council’s meetings and 2 tier AlC return fare for attending the Governing Council’s meetings time of annual scientific conference.
An amendment in the constitution can be made if ratified by the General body by 2/3rd majority with a quorum of at least 15 Fellows and/or Members, who have paid their dues up-to-date. Notice of such a resolution is to be sent in advance with the agenda.
The College will hold its annual scientific conference independently and time decided by the Council. The President of the College will also be the President of the Conference.