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University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
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Constitution

 

Article I. Name and set-up
Article II. Aims and objects
Article III. Headquarters
Article IV. Members : Their rights and privileges
Article V. Office-bearers and meetings of The         Society
Article VI. Terms and power of the Executive Council (E.C.)
Article VII. Terms and powers of the office-bearers
Article VIII. The Budget
Article IX. Election of the office-bearers
Article X. Amendments of the Constitution

Constitution

Article I. Name and set-up

1. The name of the Society shall be BANGLADESH SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, henceforth called "The Society".

2. The Society shall strictly be a non-political organisation.

3. The Society shall consist of Ordinary Members, Associate Members, Student Members, Life Members, Honourary Members and Patrons.

4. The business of The Society shall be run by the General Body of the Society through an Executive Council.

5. The Official year of The Society shall be from 1st January to 31st December.

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Article II. Aims and objects

1. To stimulate interest and promote research and education in biochemistry, molecular biology and other related fields.

2. To foster fellowship and collaboration among the biochemists, molecular biochemists and the scientists of related fields of Bangladesh and those of other countries and to share the benefits of research and other experiences obtained thereby.

3. To promote and safeguard the professional interests of biochemists and molecular biologists.

4. To organise conferences, seminars, symposia and academic-cum-cultural get-togethers, and publish magazine, journals for the promotion of the cause of education and research in biochemistry, molecular biology and other related fields.

5. To secure, administer and raise funds, grants, and endowments for the realisation of the aims of The Society.

6. To award medals, prizes etc. to persons making outstanding contribution to the sciences of Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology.

7. To award stipends, scholarships and/or research grants to students of outstanding academic calibre.

8. To undertake such other activities as are deemed conducive to the above mentioned objectives.

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Article III. Headquarters

The Headquarters of The Society shall be at Dhaka. The official address of The Society shall be The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

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Article IV. Members : Their rights and privileges

 

A. The Society shall have the following categories of members:

1. Ordinary Member: Any person possessing a degree or diploma in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology from any recognised University shall be eligible to become an Ordinary Member of The Society.

2. Associate Member: Persons interested in the promotion of the objectives of The Society are eligible to become Associate Members of The Society.

3. Student Member: Students studying the subject of Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology and other related fields are eligible to become Student Members.

4. Life Member: Any person who is eligible to become an Ordinary Member may become a Life Member by paying at a time an amount of Tk.3,000.00 (Taka three thousand only).

5. Honourary Member: Persons of international reputation making significant contribution to the cause of education and research in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology or in fields related to it may be admitted as Honourary Members, on the recommendation of the Executive Council of The Society.

6. Patrons: The Executive Council may offer patronship to distinguished persons whose association may contribute to the promotion of the objectives of The Society.

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B. Procedure for becoming members:

Any person willing to become a member of The Society shall have to apply in a prescribed application form obtainable from the General Secretary and be proposed by one member and seconded by another. The application is to be submitted to the General Secretary for consideration of the Executive Council.

C. Rights and privileges of the members:

1. All members shall be entitled to attend the general meetings of The Society and present papers and participate in discussions and deliberations.

2. The Ordinary Members and the Life Members shall enjoy all the privileges of The Society.

3. The Associate Members, Student Members, Honourary Members, and the Patrons shall have all the privileges of The Society except the right of holding office and that of voting.

4. All members shall abide by the rules, regulations and bye-laws of The Society.

5. Any member may resign from The Society membership by intimating the General Secretary
in writing. Such members and also the defaulting members shall be eligible for readmission.

6. Any member who has not cleared his dues to The Society will not be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting of The Society until all dues are cleared up.

D. Fees and subscriptions:

1. Admission fee for all categories of members except the Honourary Member and Patrons will be Tk.100.00 (Taka hundred) only.

2. Annual subscriptions are as follows

(a) Ordinary Members Tk.500.00 (Taka five hundred only)
(b) Associate Member Tk.300.00 (Taka three hundred only)
(c) Student Member Tk.200.00 (Taka fifty only)

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Article V. Office-bearers and meetings of The Society

 

1. All affairs of The Society shall be administered by a committee known as the Executive Council (E.C.) constituting the following office-bears:

President : 1(one)
Vice-President : 2(two)
General Secretary : 1(one)
Joint-Secretary : 2(two)
Treasurer : 1(one)
Member : 11 (eleven)
Total ......... 18 (eighteen)

2. Six members shall make the quorum of a meeting of the Executive Council and forty members of the total number of enrolled members shall form the quorum of a meeting of the General Body.

3. Notice of a meeting shall ordinarily be issued to the members by the General Secretary at least two weeks before the date of the meeting.

4. The Executive Council will ordinarily hold business meetings at least once in three months at a place and time notified by the General Secretary in consultation with the President.

5. A requisition meeting of the General Body may be convened by the President, if one-sixth of the members demand in writing such a meeting.

6. There will be an Annual General Meeting in December each year where the annual report of the activities of The Society and the programmes and budget of the next year will be submitted.

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Article VI. Terms and power of the Executive Council (E.C.)
 

1. The management of The Society shall be vested on the Executive Council.

2. The Executive Council shall perform such functions as it deems necessary to promote the aims and objectives of The Society.

3. The Executive Council shall be elected in the Annual General Meeting of The Society by members present in the meeting by secret ballot. Nominations for office-bearers shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another.

4. The Executive Council shall hold office for two calendar years and arrange election by the 31st December of the second year. The Executive Council will, however, continue to hold office until the new Executive Council formally takes over.

5. If any member/office-bearer of the Executive Council of The Society fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Executive Council of The Society, his/her membership in the Executive Council shall automatically cease unless he/she is temporarily residing outside Bangladesh and has notified the General Secretary in writing of his/her intention to do so. Such period of temporary residence outside Bangladesh shall not exceed six months, in which case, his/her post may be declared vacant by the Executive Council.

6. The Executive Council shall fill any vacancy in the Executive Council by co-opting a member to the vacant post unless otherwise specified in this constitution. Such co-opted members shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the Executive Council.

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Article VII. Terms and powers of the office-bearers

The President
1. The President shall assume office within one month of the date of election.

2. The President shall have the power to convene the meeting of the Executive Council as well as that of the General Body and shall preside over such meetings.

3. In absence of the President, one of the Vice-Presidents shall preside over meetings of The Society, by voting if necessary. If the President and both the Vice-Presidents are absent, a member of the Executive Council shall be voted to the chair.

4. If the office of the President falls vacant due to resignation or any other reason, then one of the Vice-Presidents shall be elected by the Executive Council to act as the President until the next election.

5. A member may serve as the President of The Society for a period not exceeding two consecutive terms unless at least one term has elapsed since the last time the member served as President of The Society.

The Vice-President
1. The Vice-Presidents will assist the President in the performance of his duty and carry-out such other functions as may be assigned to them by the Executive Council.

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The General Secretary
 

1. The General Secretary , being the chief executive officer of The Society, shall be responsible to the Executive Council for all his actions and shall work in consultation with the President. S/He shall convene the meetings of the Executive Council as well as those of the General Body, and keep records of the proceedings. S/He shall administer the affairs of The Society and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the President.

2. The General Secretary shall have the right to keep with him a certain amount of money (to be fixed by the Executive Council) to meet the day-to-day expenses in the business of The Society.

3. In the event of the post of the General Secretary falling vacant for any reason, the Executive Council shall elect one of the Joint-Secretaries to act as the General Secretary for the rest of the term.

4. A member may serve as the General Secretary of The Society for a period not exceeding two consecutive terms unless at least one term has elapsed since the last time the member served as General Secretary of The Society.

The Joint Secretaries
1. The Joint Secretaries shall assist the General Secretary in discharging his duties and do such other functions as may be assigned by the General Secretary.

2. If a post of Joint-Secretary falls vacant for any reason, the Executive Council shall elect one of the members of the Executive Council to act as a Joint-Secretary for the remainder of the term.

The Treasurer
1. The Treasurer shall keep with him the accounts of funds of The Society and will be assisted by the General Secretary in this matter.

2. The Treasurer, and the General Secretary or the President shall operate a joint account and shall be jointly responsible for making all payments as approved in the budget or authorized by the Executive Council.

3. In the event of the post of the Treasurer falling vacant for any reason, the Executive Council will appoint a substitute from amongst the members of the Executive Council who will perform the duties of the Treasurer until the next election.

Article VIII. The Budget
1. The annual budget of The Society shall be formulated by the Executive Council and be placed before the General Body by the Treasurer for approval.

2. The General Secretary and the Treasurer shall jointly prepare the balance sheet of the funds of The Society at the close of a year and submit it to the General Body along with the auditor's report. The accounts shall be audited by one auditor who shall be appointed by the Executive Council.

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Article IX. Election of the office-bearers

1. The Executive Council shall arrange the elections of The Society and appoint an Election Commissioner for the purpose and frame the rules and regulations for holding such elections. The notice of the election must be served by the General Secretary at least one month before the date of the election.

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Article X. Amendments of the Constitution

1. The Constitution of The Bangladesh Biochemical Society may be amended, modified, or altered by a resolution of the General Body after being approved by not less than two-thirds of the members present in the meeting.

2. The proposal(s) for amendments, modifications, or alterations in the Constitution and the reasons thereof, shall have to be sent in writing to the General Secretary of The Society at least two months before the Annual General Meeting and will be circulated by the General Secretary amongst all members of The Society at least one month before.




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