Constitution

Constitution Of AHRS

Rules and Regulations

1. The name of the society is Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons

2. MEMBERSHIP

A. CLASSIFICATION

The following five types of members shall constitute the AHRS :

  • Founder Member
  • Associate Member
  • Full Member
  • Veteran Member
  • Overseas Member
  • Honorary Member

The term `Members` hereinafter used refers to `Full Member` alone. Where ever there is discussion about individual Academic members, it has been specified.

B. ADMISSION

Admission to membership will be granted at a Business Meeting of the General Body of the AHRS, on the recommendations of the Executive Council, by a simple majority of the "Members" present, subject to the eligibility provisions for each category as defined in the subsequent clauses of this Article.

C. ELIGIBILITY, CONFERMENT, OBLIGATIONS, RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES

(I) FOUNDER MEMBER:

Founder Members shall be the members whose names are enrolled in the first Memorandum of association, and shall always continue to be members of the Society. They shall be contributing an initial corpus of Rs 20,000/- each as founder members. They will have all the rights and privileges of Full Members but their membership shall be for Life.

(II) ASSOCIATE MEMBER:

Eligibility:

The Annual General Body Meeting of the AHRS, India, held at Lonaval in October 2015 passed a resolution regarding the eligibility criteria of membership for the AHRS, India. These criterias would be applicable prospectively from 2016

  • A registered doctor with the following qualifications would only be eligible for the Membership of AHRS, India- M. Ch in Plastic Surgery, M. D or Diploma (DVD) in Dermatology, M. S in General Surgery and M. S or Diploma (DORL) in ENT.
  • Who is duly proposed and, seconded in the prescribed form by any two `Members` of the AHRS; and
  • Whose name after proper scrutiny is recommended by the Executive Council; shall be considered eligible to be admitted as an Associate Member.

Conferment:

On the General Body Meeting approving of the admission, the Secretary shall convey the decision of the General Body to the aspirant.

The aspirant should then pay the required subscription Rs 10,000/- and would be admitted in person as an Associate Member of AHRS at a formal ceremony, at one of the two subsequent meetings of the AHRS-India.

Failure to appear in person to fulfill this requirement will disqualify the person for Membership, till the 5th Academic meeting of the AHRS after the one in which admission was granted.

Obligations:

An Associate Member shall:

  • Pay the annual subscription Rs 2500/- regularly. (On failure to pay annual subscription for three consecutive years the membership may be terminated by the General Body). His membership is renewable every 3 years and for which he shall have to apply on the prescribed form with an accompanying fee of Rs 7000/-. His re-admittance shall be judged on the recommendations of the executive council keeping in mind his attendance at CMEs/ Workshops of the society and minimum CME hours obtained in the preceding 3 years period. This is to ensure continued professional excellence of members of the Association.
  • Continue to maintain an abiding interest in Hair Restoration Surgery.
  • Observe high standards of medical ethics and behaviour, and
  • Uphold the objectives, the good name, the dignity and the traditions of AHRS.

Rights and Privileges:

An Associate Member shall only be entitled to:

  • Participate in all Academic activities of the AHRS.
  • Receive the journal and other publications on such payment as may be decided by AHRS.

(III) FULL MEMBER:

Eligibility & Conferment:

An Associate Member of three years good standing is eligible for Full Membership. The membership is renewable and not for Life. On receiving recommendation from the Executive Council and if he/she has paid the dues as Associate Member regularly, the General Body Meeting shall confer on the Member, Full Membership. He would have to pay an amount of Rs 20,000/- for Full Membership along with the application. If however 2 or more members of the council dissent grant of membership to an individual, his/her application shall be reconsidered in the next year executive council meeting. If again, however, 2 or more members dissent his/her inclusion as full member, it shall be put to vote by a 3/4th majority of members present. If the membership is not approved to be put up to the General Body Meeting, the individual shall not be qualified to put up another application for membership till 5 years after this decision. The application amount of Rs 20,000/- shall be refunded to him. Full Membership is renewable every 3 years for which the member shall have to apply on the prescribed form with an accompanying fee of Rs 7000/-. His re-admittance shall be judged on the recommendations of the executive council keeping in mind his attendance at CMEs/ Workshops of the society and minimum CME hours obtained in the preceding 3 years period. This is to ensure continued professional excellence of members of the Society.

The Obligations, Rights and Privileges:

A Full Member shall be entitled to:

  • Participate in all Academic activities of the AHRS.
  • Constitute the Academic Meeting/General Body Academic Meeting.
  • Vote at a General Body meeting on any issue but particularly in matters pertaining to election of Academic office bearers, Rules & Regulations, fixing of subscriptions etc.
  • Stand for election to the Executive Council (Subject to the provision of relevant articles).
  • Membership and privileges resulting from the affiliation of the AHRS to various National and International Bodies.
  • Receive the journal and other publications free of charge.
  • Be exempt from payment of the Annual Subscription thereafter

(IV) VETERAN MEMBER

Eligibility & Conferment

An Associate or Full Member of the AHRS of 25 years standing and of the age more than 65 years, who has regularly paid his dues without any default in the 10 immediately preceding years, if an Associate Member, and who has written to the council at least 3 months prior to the Annual Meeting of AHRS may on recommendation of the Executive Council be conferred Veteran Membership.

Obligations, Rights & Privileges:

Obligations, rights & privileges of a Veteran Member shall be the same as those of Full Life Member, except that Veteran Membership will confer a lifelong privilege to participate as an honoured guest in the Academic scientific and cultural activities of the AHRS without having to pay the Registration Fee.

(V) OVERSEAS MEMBER:

Eligibility & Conferment

A Medical Doctor, who is duly proposed and seconded by a `Member` , and after proper scrutiny of the proposal, is recommended by the Executive Council and approved by the General Body shall, on payment of the prescribed dues (Rs 30,000/ for SAARC countries and US$ 1000/- for non-SAARC countries), be admitted as an Overseas Member. His membership is renewable every 3 years and for which he shall have to apply on the prescribed form with an accompanying fee of (Rs 7000/- and US$ 250 respectively as applicable for aforementioned categories)-. His re-admittance shall be judged on the recommendations of the executive council keeping in mind his attendance at CMEs/ Workshops of the society and minimum CME hours obtained in the preceding 3 years period. This is to ensure continued professional excellence of members of the Society.

Eligibility & Conferment

A Medical Doctor, who is duly proposed and seconded by a `Member` , and after proper scrutiny of the proposal, is recommended by the Executive Council and approved by the General Body shall, on payment of the prescribed dues (Rs 30,000/ for SAARC countries and US$ 1000/- for non-SAARC countries), be admitted as an Overseas Member. His membership is renewable every 3 years and for which he shall have to apply on the prescribed form with an accompanying fee of (Rs 7000/- and US$ 250 respectively as applicable for aforementioned categories)-. His re-admittance shall be judged on the recommendations of the executive council keeping in mind his attendance at CMEs/ Workshops of the society and minimum CME hours obtained in the preceding 3 years period. This is to ensure continued professional excellence of members of the Society.

Rights & Privileges:

An Overseas Member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges that an Associate Member enjoys. Likewise, an Overseas Member shall not be entitled for election to the Executive Council. Should an Overseas Member decide to settle in India, and on qualifying for registration by Medical Council of India and on intimating to the AHRS his intention to become a Full Member, and proof of his having become a resident Indian, will be admitted by the General Body to the "Full Membership" of the AHRS without any further subscription.

(VI) HONORARY MEMBER

Eligibility:

  • Any eminent person from India or abroad who has made significant contribution to the cause of Hair Restoration Surgery and other relevant fields and
  • Who has been sponsored by a "Member", and
  • Who has been recommended by the Executive Council (recommendation from the Executive Council to clearly mention the claim to eminence and the contribution) shall be considered eligible for admission to Honorary Membership.
  • No more than one such Honorary Membership shall be conferred each year.

Conferment:

  • On receiving the recommendations of the Executive Council, the General Body Meeting shall adopt a resolution recommending the conferment of Honorary Membership.
  • The admission to Honorary Membership would thereafter be carried out at a formal ceremonial function with the presentation of a scroll or sanad duly signed by the President and Members of the Executive Council.

Rights & Privileges:

Honorary Membership will confer a lifelong privilege to participate as an honored guest in the Academic scientific and cultural activities of the AHRS without having to pay the Annual Subscription.

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