1. Any person residing in India & abroad, eighteen years of age or above irrespective of caste, creed or culture who accepts the programme and Constitution of the organisation, agrees to work in are of the branch organisation, to pay regularly the membership dues and to carryout the decisions of the organisation shall be eligible for membership.
2. (a) New members are admitted to the organisation through individual application on recommendation of a member. Members who recommend an applicant must furnish the branch organisation or the committee concerned, full information about the applicant from personal knowledge and with due sense of
(b) All committees higher to the branch organisation and up to the Governing body level have the power to directly admit new members to the organisation.
3. (a) All applications for membership must be placed before the appropriate committee within 15 days of their presentation and recommendation.
(b) If the applicant is admitted to the organisation he/she shall be regarded as a member for a period of one year commencing from the date of such admission.
4. The branch organisation recommending or admitting members shall primarily arrange for their elementary education on the programme, constitution and the current policies/projects of the organisation and observe their development, through providing for their functioning as members of the respective branch committee.
5. The District or State Committee will exercise supervisory power over the recruitment of members and have the right to modify or reject the decision of the lower committee.
6. i) A member may transfer his/her membership from one unit to another.
ii) Once the Membership Fee is paid, it is non-refundable.
7. i) An identity card should be issued to each and every newly admitted member within 15 days from the receiving date of application. The Governing Body has the sole authority to issue the Identity Card to each member.
ii) After expiry renewal is a must for regular membership.
iii) The organisation will not be responsible for any misuse of Identity Card issued to the Members during the course of their membership.
8. Members once expelled from the Organisation can be re-admitted only by the decision of the Governing Body.
DUTIES OF MEMBERS
1. The duties of the members are as follows :
a) To participate regularly in the day to day activities of the organisation to which committee they belong and faithfully carry out the policy, decisions and the directives of the organisation.
i) No member shall be allowed to be absent from three consecutive meeting / programme of the branch organisation he belong to.
ii) Every member should have to be present himself at the central programmes of the organisation. Attendance in Central programme are compulsory.
iii) Every member has to take active part in the movements against any incident of human rights violation in his/her locality & neighbouring places.
b) To place the interests of the victims and the organisation above personal interest.
c) To study Humanism and endeavour to raise their level of understanding.
d) To read, support and popularise the journals & publications of the organisation.
e) To safeguard the unity and solidarity of the organisation and to be vigilant against
the enemies of the Human Rights or victims and the country.
f) To be frank, honest and truthful to the organisation and not to betray the confidence of the organisation.
g) To fight with all effort against any type of violation of human rights in anywhere, specially in his/her jurisdiction.
h) To practise criticism and self-criticism with a view to helping each other and improving individual and collective work.
2. It shall be the task of the organisation to ensure the fulfillment of the above duties by members and help them in every possible way in the discharge of these duties.
RIGHTS OF THE MEMBERS
1. Rights of the members are as follows :
a) To elect organs & committees of the organisation and be elected.
b) To participate in discussions in order to contribute in the formation of the policies and decisions of the Organisation.
c) To make proposals regarding one’s own work in the organisation.
d) To make criticism about committees and functionaries of the organisation at respective meetings.
e) When any member disagrees with any decision of a committee of the organisation he/she has a right to submit his/her opinion to the next higher committee.
f) To be heard in person in his/her unit if or when that unit discusses disciplinary action against him/her.
g) To address any statement, appeal or complaint to any higher committee up to and including the Governing Body.
h) To get protection from the organisation at the moment of his/her troublesome situation or if he/she is being tortured or deprived by any against-forces.
i) To have recognition for his/her remarkable contribution to the betterment of the organisation.
2. It shall be the duty of the organisation and functionaries to observe that these rights are respected.
In the sphere of the organisation structure, the guiding principles are :
1) All committees shall carryout the decisions and directives of the Governing Body of National Committee.
2) The lower committees shall carryout the decisions and directives of the higher one;
3) The minority shall carryout the decisions of the majority.
4) All Committees shall periodically report their work to the organisation immediately below and all lower committees shall likewise report to their immediate higher committee.
5) All committees, shall function strictly on the principles of collective decisions and check-up combined with individual responsibility.
6) Only the Governing Body leadership of the Organisation is entitled to make a policy statement. The lower committees can and should send their opinions and suggestions in time for consideration by the Governing Body.
7) The Governing Body shall be the highest authority. It shall represent the organisation as a whole and be responsible for directing the entire work and movement of the organisation.
8) The highest organ in the state or district shall be the state or the district Committee. Their functions being confined to the state or district issues and their decisions being within the limit of the decisions taken by the Governing Body.
9) The primary unit of the organisation is the Block Committee organised on the basis of territory. It may not necessary be confined to an administrative decision.
10) The National, State or District Committee has the right to dissolve and appoint new committees or take disciplinary action against a lower committee in cases where a persistent defiance of Governing Body decision and policy, serious factionalism or a break of organisational discipline is involved. But the State/District Committee will immediately report such action to the next higher committee for whatever action it deems necessary.
ABOUT DISCIPLINE & DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.
1. Discipline is indispensable for preserving and strengthening the unity of the organisation, for enhancing its strength, its fighting ability and its prestige. Without strict adherence to organisational discipline the organisation cannot achieve its goal, nor discharge its responsibility towards mankind.
2. All members of the organisation are equally bound by organisation’s discipline irrespective of their status in the organisation or in public life.
3. Violation of the organisation’s constitution and decisions of the organisation as well as any other action and behaviour unworthy of a member of the Human Rights organisation (like moral degenerates, guilty of grave financial corruption betrayers of organisation’s confidence etc.) or any act which will be harmful to our Nation or society shall contribute a beach of organisations discipline and is liable to disciplinary action.
4. The disciplinary actions are : (a) warning; (b) Censure, (c) Removal from the post
(d) Suspension for a certain period (e) Expulsion.
5. The member against whom a disciplinary measure is proposed shall be fully informed of the allegations, charges and other relevant facts against him/her.
6. He/She shall have the right to be heard in person by the organisation unit to which he/she belongs and shall have the right to submit his/her explanation to the higher committee which takes action against him/her.
7. There shall be right to appeal in all cases of disciplinary action.