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Read Complete Constitution of AAM AADMI PARTY

Read Complete Constitution of AAM AADMI PARTY

ARTICLE I: NAME OF THE PARTY

The name of the Party shall be AAM AADMI PARTY.

ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES OF THE PARTY

Democracy  is  popular  self-rule,  but  the  current  practice  of  democracy  negates  this ideal  and  reduces  the  citizen  to  a  mere  subject.  Aam  Admi  Party  aims  to  restore power  to  the  people,  so  as  to  realize  the  promise  of  Swaraj  enshrined  in  our Constitution.

Following the Preamble to our Constitution, Aam Admi Party envisions an India, free of corruption, which is Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic

Aam Admi Party resolves to secure for all the citizens:

Justice, social economic and political - for everyone including the last person

Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith, and worship

Equality  of  status  and  of  opportunity  in  all  spheres  of  life,  for  individuals  and communities

And to promote among them all

Fraternity  assuring  the  dignity  of  the  individual  and  the  Unity  and  integrity  of  the Nation

The  Party  shall  uphold  the  sovereignty,  Unity  and  integrity  of  India  and  bear  true faith in and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established.


ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP OF THE PARTY

A.  Eligibility for Membership
Any  citizen  of  India  of  the  age  of  18  years  or  above  who  subscribes  to  the objectives  of  the  Party  shall  be  eligible  to  become  a  member  of  the  Party, provided that he or she:

i. is not a member of any other political Party registered with the Election
Commission of India;

ii. is not a member of any organization whose views, policies, or actions are

in conflict with the objectives of the Party; and/or

iii.  has not been convicted of any offence involving moral turpitude.


B.  Categories of Membership

There shall be two categories of members:

i.  Ordinary member: Every person who becomes the member  of the  Party
as  per  the  procedure  prescribed  shall  be  an  ordinary  member.  An
ordinary member shall not have any voting right.

ii.  Active Member: A person who has been an ordinary member for at least
four months and who has followed the Code of Conduct for members and
has actively participated in various programs of the Party shall be eligible
for  Active  Membership  of  the  Party.  An  Active  Member  shall  have  the
right to vote.

C.  Membership Process

i.  A  person  shall  become  an  Ordinary  Member  of  the  Party  on  submitting  the  prescribed  declaration  and  payment  of  the  membership  fee  as prescribed from time to time.

ii.  A person seeking Active Membership of the Party shall apply to the office of the concerned Primary Unit or the concerned District Unit in prescribed format.  Each  application  should  be  supported  by  at  least  two  existing Active Members.
iii.  The application will be considered by the Gram or Ward or Chhatra Sabha of  the  concerned  Primary  Unit  in  its  succeeding  meeting,  whereupon  it shall make its recommendation to the District Executive.

iv.  The  District  Executive  shall  take  the  final  decision  on  each  application  in its meeting held after the receipt of the application.

v.  The  Party shall maintain a register of its members in the manner  as  may be prescribed in the Regulations.

vi.  The list of Active Members shall be frozen one month before the call for
applications of candidates for any  Party election. Pending applications, if
any, for Active Membership shall be decided before freezing the list.

vii. The  National  Executive,  the  State  Executive  and  the  District  Executive shall have the power to directly admit new members or confer the status of  an  Active  Member  on  any  person.  However  such  power  shall  only  be exercised  by  the  District  Executive  when  no  Primary  Unit  is  in  existence for a particular area.

viii. Any person, who has been co-opted to a District Executive or in any body at the State or National Level, shall be deemed to have become an Active Member  of  the  Party  on  submission  of  application  form  along-with  the requisite membership fee as prescribed from time to time.

ix.  If a District Executive/State Executive decides to grant membership of the Party to a person who was a leader in another registered political party in the  last  ten  years  or  is  still  a  leader,  such  decision  shall  become
operational  only  after  approval  by  the  National  Executive.  A  leader  here would  mean  either  a  State  or  National  Level  office  bearer  of  another Party  or  someone  who  has  contested  parliamentary  or  Assembly  or District Level elections on the symbol of another Party.

x.  An  Active  Member  shall  pay  membership  fee  and  contribution  as
prescribed from time to time.

xi.  A  person  can  become  a  member  of  the  Party  either  at  his/her  place  of permanent residence or where he/she carries on his/her  business but at one time he/she shall not be a member at more than one place.
xii.  If  any  active  member  changes  his  place  of  residence,  he/she  should  get his  address  changed  by  giving  intimation  in  writing  to  the  concerned Units.

D.  Term

The  term  of  membership  shall  be  3  years.  A  member  shall  have  to  get  his membership  renewed  after  every  3  years.  For  the  purpose  of  this  clause  a year  shall  be  the  period  commencing  from  1st  of  April  of  a  calendar  year  or the  date  of  enrolment  of  a  member  up  to  31st  of  March  of  the  succeeding year. 

E.  Cessation of Membership

A person shall cease to be a member of the Party in the event of


i.  Death;
ii.  Resignation;
iii.  Expulsion/Removal; or
iv.  Non-Renewal of Membership
v.  If he/she joins any other political party
vi.  On  being  convicted  by  a  court  of  law  for  a  crime  involving  moral
turpitude.

F.  Suspension from Membership

The  State  Executive  or  the  National  Executive  may  suspend  an  Active
Member from the membership of the Party pending disciplinary proceedings.

ARTICLE IV: ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

A.  Organs of the Party

a.  The  organizational  structure  of  the  Party  shall  consist  of  the  following
organs at the Primary, Block, District, State, and National Levels:

a]  Primary Level:
b] Primary Unit

ii.  Block Level
    Block Council


iii.  District Level
  District Council
  District Executive
  District Political Affairs Committee

iv.  State Level
  State Council
  State Executive
 State Political Affairs Committee

v.  National Level
  National Council
  National Executive
  National Political Affairs Committee

b.  The area of a  Primary Unit shall be as per clause B below.  The area of a
Block  Unit  and  District  Unit  shall  ordinarily  be  the  same  as  that  of  an Administrative  Block  or District  in  a  State.  The  area  of  State  Units  of  the Party shall conform to the  States and Union Territories mentioned in the Constitution of India.

B.  Primary Level:
a.  The Primary Unit will be constituted at:
i.  Ward Level in a Municipality or Municipal Corporation (Ward Sabha);
ii.  Village  Level( Gram Sabha); and
iii.  Each college or equivalent Higher Education Institution (Chhatra Sabha)  and shall comprise of all the ordinary and Active Members of that Unit.

A  Primary  Unit  shall  not  be  formed  unless  there  are  at  least  10  Active Members in that Unit.

b.  Powers and Functions of the Primary Unit
The Primary Unit shall be the General Body of all the Ordinary and Active
Members of that Unit. It shall:
i.  deliberate  and  decide  on  any  issue  or  action  program  to  further  the
objective  of  the  Party  including  electoral  participation,  struggles,
opinion making and/or other constructive actions;
ii.  recommend applications for Active Members;

iii.  elect one  Convenor and one Joint  Convenor (out of which at least one shall be a woman) by consensus, failing which, it will be done by voting in the presence of a representative of the District Executive.
iv.  The  Convenor and Joint  Convenor shall be available for the Party work
on a regular basis.
v. form, such teams as required and assign them such work as deemed fit.
vi.  reconstitute any team or committee
vii.  recall Convenor or Joint Convenor.
viii.  perform such tasks as assigned to it from time to time by the Party.


C.    Block Level:

  a. Block Council  
i.  A Block Council shall be constituted at the Level of a Block
ii.  Convenors and  Joint  Convenor Convenors of  all Primary Units falling in a Block shall together constitute the Block Council.

b. Powers and Functions of the Block Council
i.  A  Block  Council  shall  organize  and  coordinate  the  activities  at  the  Block Level and shall raise public issues affecting more than one Primary Unit in that Block.
ii.  A  Block  Council  shall  exercise  such  powers  and  discharge  such  other functions as are assigned to it by the Party.
iii.  The  members  of  a  Block  Council  shall  elect  from  amongst  themselves  or from amongst Active Members in that Block, one Convenor and one Joint Convenor  (out  of  which  at  least  one  shall  be  a  woman)  by  consensus, failing which by voting in the presence of a representative of the District Executive.
iv.  The  Block  Council  may  form  such  teams  as  may  be  required  for  its activities and the discharge of its functions.
v.  Convenor  and  Joint  Convenor  shall  be  available  for  the  Party  work  on regular basis.
vi.  Reconstitute any team or committee
vii. Recall Convenor or Joint Convenor.

D.  District Level:

a. District Council
Each  District  Council  shall  comprise  the  Convenors  and  Joint  Convenors
from all Primary Units, Blocks and Municipal area falling in that District.

b. Powers and Functions of the District Council:
i.  The District Council will elect the District Executive.
ii.  The District Council shall have the powers to recall the  District Convenor and/or the members of the District Executive.

c.  District Executive:
Each District  Executive shall  organize and coordinate the activities of the
Party at the District Level.

i.  The District Executive shall comprise of not more than 25 members, of
whom at least five shall be women and five shall be students, selected by
consensus  from  amongst  the  Active  Members  in  that  District  failing
which,  it  will  be  elected  by  a  majority  vote  in  the  presence  of  a
representative of the State Executive.

ii.  If the Convenor of any Unit is elected to the District Executive, he/she
shall resign as the Convenor of the concerned Unit.

iii.  In  addition,  the  District  Executive  will  have  one  representative  from each block of the District as decided by that Block Council.

iv.  If  the  Convenor  of  a  Primary/Block  Unit  is  elected  to  the  District
Executive,  he/she  shall  resign  as  the  Convenor  of  the  concerned
Primary/Block Unit.

v.  The District Executive may co-opt up to five members in order to give fair
representation  to  disadvantaged  social  groups,  such  as  SC,  ST,
Backward Classes and Minorities, in case any of these groups is under-represented.  If  the  co-opted  members  are  not  already  Active
Members of the Party, they shall be deemed to be Active Members of
the Party as soon as they are co-opted and shall have all the rights of
elected members of the Executive. All Co-opted Members must meet
the qualification  requirements  laid  down  for  Party  Members  and  will
need to be ratified by the State Council.

vi.  The  District  Executive  may,  through  consensus,  invite  anyone  from
within or outside the Party to attend its meetings as a ‘Special Invitee’
for  one  or  more  meetings.  However,  Special  Invitees  shall  not  enjoy
any voting rights.

vii. The  members  referred  to  in  sub-clause  (i)  above  shall  elect  one
person from amongst themselves as the District Convenor.

viii. All elected members of the District Executive shall be available for the
Party work on regular basis.

d.  Powers and Functions of District Executive
  
The District Executive shall:

i.  form  as  many  teams  as  are  required  to  carry  out  the  objectives  of
the Party.

ii.  Appoint  one  person  as  Secretary  and  one  person  as  Treasurer  for
that District

iii.  monitor  and  supervise  the  activities  of  Party  functionaries  in  that
District.

iv.  undertake all such activities as are needed to meet the objectives of
the Party in that District.

v.  undertake activities related to public issues affecting that District.

vi.  maintain  the  Register  of  Active  Members  of  the  Party  of  that
District.

vii. maintain and keep accounts of District Level Finances

viii. form  District  Level  Committees  for  settling  internal  disputes,
grievances and disciplinary actions.
ix.  set  up  the  first  District  Level  Party  Lokpal  to  receive  and  decide
complaints of violation of Code of Conduct against  members of the
District  Executive,  Block/Primary Level Convenors,  and  Joint
Convenors.

x.  elect  a  District  Political  Affairs  Committee  consisting  of  5  members
from amongst elected members of the District Executive.

xi.  reconstitute  any  team  or  committee  including  the  Political  Affairs
Committee

xii. recall District Convenor, Secretary, or Treasurer.



e.  District Political Affairs Committee

District  Political  Affairs  Committee  shall  discharge  all  executive
functions in between two meetings of the District Executive;

District  Political  Affairs  Committee  shall  advise  and  assist  the
Convenor  in  overseeing  the  work  of  all  other  Teams  and
Committees set up by the District Executive;

District  Convenor  is  expected  to  discharge  all  his  or  her  duties  and
powers in consultation with the District Political Affairs Committee.


E.  State Level (This shall apply to all Union territories also):

a.  State Council
Each  State  Council  shall  comprise  of  the  Convenors  from  all  Districts,
Blocks,  Municipalities  and  Municipal  Corporations  and  Joint  Convenor
Convenors from all Blocks falling in that State.

b.  Functions and Powers of the State Council:
i.  The State Council will elect the State Executive.
ii.  The  State  Council  shall  have  the  power  to  recall  the  State  Convenor and/or one or more of the members of the State Executive.
iii.  It shall meet at least twice every year.
iv.  It will decide the stand and policy of the Party on issues concerning that
state in such manner as may be prescribed.

c.  State Executive:
Each  State  Executive  shall  organize  and  coordinate  the  activities  of  the Party at the State Level.

i.  The  State  Executive shall comprise of not more than 25 members,  of
whom at least five shall be women and five shall  be students, selected by
consensus  from  amongst  the  Active  Members  in  that  State  failing
which,  it  will  be  elected  by  a  majority  vote  in  the  presence  of  a
representative of the National Executive.

ii.  In  addition,  the  State  Executive  will  have  one  representative  from
each District as decided by that District Executive.

iii.  If  the  Convenor  of  any  Unit  is  elected  to  the  State  Executive,  he/she shall resign as the Convenor of the concerned District.

iv.  The State Executive may co-opt up to five members in order to give fair
representation  to  disadvantaged  social  groups,  such  as  SC,  ST,  Back-Ward  Classes  and  Minorities,  in  case  any  of  these  groups  is  under-represented.  If  the  co-opted  members  are  not  already  Active
Members of the Party, they shall be deemed to be Active Members of
the Party as soon as they are co-opted and shall have all the rights of
elected members of the Executive. All Co-opted Members must meet
the qualification  requirements  laid  down  for  Party  Members  and  will
need to be ratified by the National Council.

v.  The  State  Executive  may,  through  consensus,  invite  anyone  from
within or outside the Party to attend its meetings as a ‘Special Invitee’
for  one  or  more  meetings.  However,  Special  Invitees  shall  not  enjoy
any voting rights.

vi.  The  members  referred  to  in  sub-clause  (i)  above  shall  elect  one
person from amongst themselves as the State Convenor.
vii. All  elected  members  of  the  State  Executive  shall  be  available  for  the Party work on regular basis.

d. Functions and Powers of State Executive:
The State Executive shall:
i.  form as many teams as are required to carry out the objectives of the
Party.

ii.  Appoint one person as Secretary and one person as Treasurer for that
State

iii.  monitor  and  supervise  the  activities  of  Party  functionaries  in  that
State.

iv.  undertake  all  such  activities  as  are  needed  to  meet  the  objectives  of the Party in that State.

v.  undertake  various  activities  related  to  public  issues  affecting  that
State.

vi.  maintain and keep accounts of State Level Finances.

vii. form State Level Committees for settling internal disputes, grievances
and disciplinary actions.

viii. set  up  the  first  State  Level  Party  Lokpal  to  receive  and  decide
complaints  of  violation  of  Code  of  Conduct  against  members  of  the
State Executive.

ix.  elect a State Political Affairs Committee consisting of seven members from
amongst elected members of the State Executive.

x.  reconstitute  any  team  or  committee  including  the  Political  Affairs
Committee

xi.  recall State Convenor, Secretary, or Treasurer.

e. State Political Affairs Committee

 State  Political  Affairs  Committee  shall  discharge  all  executive
functions in between two meetings of the State Executive;

State  Political  Affairs  Committee  shall  advise  and  assist  the
Convenor  in  overseeing  the  work  of  all  other  Teams  and
Committees set up by the State Executive;
State  Convenor  is  expected  to  discharge  all  his  or  her  duties  and
powers in consultation with the State Political Affairs Committee.


F.  National Level:

a.  National Council
The  National  Council  shall  be  the  highest  policy  making  body  of  the
Party. The National Council shall comprise of the Convenors from all the
States  and  Districts.  In  addition,  It  may  co-opt  up to  a  maximum  of  50 members from amongst the following:

i.  experts from such fields as the National Council deems fit.

ii.  eminent people from the country

iii.  members  from  disadvantaged  social  groups,  such  as  SC,  ST,  Back-Ward  Classes  and  Minorities  if  there  is  inadequate  representation  of
such groups.

All those who come together to form the Party and are present in the
first meeting of the Party, shall form the first National Council of the
Party. They shall be deemed to be Active Members of the Party.

b.  Functions and Powers of the National Council:
The National Council shall:
i.  elect the National Executive.
ii.  have the powers to recall the members of the National Executive.
iii.  have the power to amend the Constitution.
iv.  meet at least twice every year.
v.  decide the stand and policy of the Party on issues of National interest.

c.  National Executive:
The  National  Executive  would  be  the  highest  executive  body  of  the
Party. It shall organize and coordinate the activities of the party at the
National Level.

i.  The National Executive shall consist of not more than 30 members  of
whom  at  least  7  shall  be  women  and  5  shall  be  students.  It  shall  be
selected by consensus from amongst the Active members of the party
failing which it shall be elected by a majority vote.

ii.  In addition, the National  Executive will have one representative from
each State, who will be nominated by that State Executive.

iii.  If  the  Convenor  of  any  Unit  is  elected  to  the  National  Executive,
he/she shall resign as the Convenor of the concerned Unit.

iv.  The  National  Executive  may  co-opt  up to  5  members  in  order  to  give fair  representation  to  disadvantaged  social  groups,  such  as  SC,  ST,
Back-Ward  Classes  and  Minorities,  in  case  any  of  these  groups  is
under-represented.  If  the  co-opted  members  are  not  already  Active
Members of the Party, they shall be deemed to be Active Members of
the Party as soon as they are co-opted and shall have all the rights of
elected members of the Executive. All Co-opted Members must meet
the qualification requirements laid down for Party Members.

v.  The  National  Executive  may,  through  consensus,  invite  anyone  from
within or outside the Party to attend its meetings as a ‘Special Invitee’
for  one  or  more  meetings.  However,  Special  Invitees  shall  not  enjoy
any voting rights.

vi.  The  members  referred  to  in  sub-clause  (i)  above  shall  elect  one
person from amongst themselves as the National Convenor.

vii. All  elected  members  of  the  National  Executive  shall  be  available  for the Party work on regular basis.

d.  Powers and Functions of the National Executive
The National Executive shall:
i.  form as many teams as are required to carry out the objectives of the
Party.

ii.  Appoint one person as National Secretary and one person as National
Treasurer.

iii.  Approve the formation of the Party’s National Secretariat.

iv.  monitor  and  supervise  the  activities  of  Party  functionaries  at  various levels in the country and the National Secretariat.

v.  undertake  all  such  activities  as  are  needed  to  meet  the  objectives  of
the Party in the country.
vi.  undertake various activities related to public issues.
vii. maintain and keep accounts of National Level Finances.
viii. form  National  Level  Committees  for  settling  internal  disputes,
grievances and disciplinary actions.
ix.  set  up  the  first  National  Level  Party  Lokpal  to  receive  and  decide
complaints of violation of Code of Conduct against National Executive
Members.
x.  elect a National Political Affairs Committee consisting of 10 members
from amongst elected members of the State Executive.
xi.  reconstitute  any  team  or  committee  including  the  Political  Affairs
Committee
xii. recall National Convenor, Secretary, or Treasurer.
xiii. make rules and regulations under this Constitution.

 National Political Affairs Committee

National  Political  Affairs  Committee  shall  discharge  all  executive
functions in between two meetings of the National Executive;

National  Political  Affairs  Committee  shall  advise  and  assist  the
National  Convenor  in  overseeing  the  work  of  all  other  Teams  and
Committees set up by the National Executive;

National Convenor is expected to discharge all his or her duties and
powers in consultation with the National Political Affairs Committee.

ARTICLE IV A: OTHER STRUCTURE

For  all  towns  and  cities  governed  by  Municipal  laws,  Council/Executive  shall
be formed at following Levels.

A. Ward Level
i. Ward  Level  in  any  Municipality  or  Municipal  Corporation  shall  be
equivalent  to  the  Primary  Level  mentioned  in  clause  B.  of  Article  IV
above.  The  Sabha  shall  be  formed  in  a  similar  manner  and  they  shall
work similarly.

ii. If any municipal area is smaller than an Assembly, then only Ward Level
Units (Ward Sabha) shall be constituted in that area.

    B. Assembly Level

i.  If  there  are  one  or  more  assemblies  in  any  Municipality,  then
Assembly  Level  Council/Executive  shall  be  formed  in  that
Municipality. Assembly Level in any Municipality shall be equivalent to
the  District  Level  mentioned  at  clause  D  of  Article  IV  above.
Council/Executive  shall  be  formed  in  a  similar  fashion  and  they  shall
work similarly.

ii.  If any Municipality is smaller than a Parliamentary constituency, then
only Ward Level Units and Assembly Level Units shall be constituted in
that Municipality.

C. Parliamentary Level
i.  If  there  are  one  or  more  Parliamentary  constituencies  in  any
Municipality,  then  Parliamentary  Level  Council/Executive  shall  be
formed  in  that  Municipality.  Parliamentary  Level  Council/Executive
shall  be  formed  in  similar  manner  as  District  Council/Executive  and
they shall work similarly.

NCT of Delhi:

ii.  This will apply to the National Capital territory of Delhi. State Council
for Delhi shall consist of Convenors of all primary units and Assembly
constituencies and Joint Convenors of all Primary Units. State Council
shall  have  similar powers  as  enjoyed by  the  State  Council mentioned
at Clause E of Article IV
iii.  State  Council  shall  elect  State  Executive  Committee,  which  shall  be
formed  and  shall  function  in  similar  fashion  as  State  Executive
Committee mentioned at Clause E of Article IV

D. Municipal Committee:
i.  Municipal Council will be formed at  the level of each municipality
or  Municipal  Corporation.  Municipal  Council  will  consist  of
Convenors  and  Joint  Convenors  of  all  Primary  units  in  that
municipal area.

ii.  Municipal  Council  shall  form  a  Municipal  Executive  Committee,
Municipal  Council  and  Municipal  Executive  Committee  will  be
formed and shall function in similar fashion as District Council and
District Executive Committee at clause D of Article IV above.
iii.  The provisions of this sub-clause shall not apply to NCT of Delhi




ARTICLE V: OFFICE BEARERS OF THE PARTY

A.    The  following shall be the Office Bearers of the Party at various Levels :
a. Primary Level
 Convenor and Joint Convenor

b. Block Level
 Convenor and Joint Convenor

c. District Level
  District Convenor and Joint Convenor
  District Treasurer
  District Secretary

d. State Level
  State Convenor and Joint Convenor
  State Treasurer
  State Secretary

e. National Level
?  National Convenor
?  National Secretary
?  National Treasurer

B. Powers & Functions of the Office Bearers

a.  Convenor
The  Convenor  shall  be  in  charge  of  functioning  of  the  Party  at  the
concerned Level

b.  Convenor/Joint Convenor at Primary/Block Level and Convenor at the
District/State/National Level shall:

i.  facilitate and organize the meeting of the Unit/Sabha

ii.  chair the meeting of the respective Sabha/Council/Executive
iii.  implement  and  execute the  decisions  of  the  Party  and  carry  out  all
such  work  as  assigned  from  time  to  time  in  consultation  with
Political Affairs Committee at that level.

c.  Secretary
The Secretary shall be responsible:
i.  for  managing  the  day  to  day  affairs  of  the  Secretariat  at  the
concerned Level.
ii.  for maintaining  records and keeping minutes of the meetings at the
concerned Level.
iii.  carrying  out  all  such  work  as  given  to  him/her  by  the  Party  from
time to time.

Secretary at National level shall represent Party for all legal purposes.

d.  District/State Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be responsible:
i.  for maintaining the accounts at the concerned Level.
ii. Follow  all  guidelines  and  instructions  issued  from  time  to  time  with
respect to maintenance of accounts etc.

e.  National Treasurer
The National Treasurer shall:
i.  ensure  that  the  accounts  of  the  Party  are  properly  maintained  and
are audited by an Auditor on the panel of CAG.
ii.  ensure that  all  statutory  compliances  regarding  accounts  and  Party funds are duly made.
iii.  ensure  that  audited  annual  accounts  of  the  Party  are  submitted  to the Election Commission of India within six months from the end of the Financial Year.

f.  Term of the Office Bearers

No  member  will  hold  the  same  post  as  an  office  bearer  for  more  than two consecutive terms of three years each.



ARTICLE VI: CODE OF CONDUCT, DISCIPLINE, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

A. Code of Conduct

a. Every member of the Party shall abide by the following Code of Conduct:
i.  A member shall not engage himself in any immoral or illegal activity as would tarnish the image of the  Party or such conduct  as would bring disrepute to it.
ii.  A member shall not undertake any activity, which is  in violation of or is contrary to the objectives of the Party as set out in this Constitution or is contrary to the official policy of the Party.
iii.  A member shall not violate any Rule made by the Party or disobey any direction given by it.
iv.  Members, other than office bearers, shall be free to express their own opinion  within  and  outside  the  party  fora,  unless  there  is  a  specific direction  to  the  contrary  by  the  Party  for  a  specified  period.  Mere expression of difference of opinion will not be considered as violation of Code of Conduct unless it violates the Objectives of the Party.

b.  Without  prejudice  to  the  generality  of  the  above,  an  office  bearer  must
also:

i.  not involve himself/herself in any corrupt practices.
ii.  not have any pending criminal case of a crime involving moral turpitude or should not have been convicted of any such crime in the past.
iii.  not be a part of any organization, which spreads disharmony on basis of religion or caste or promotes untouchability.
iv.  not engage in exploiting or ill-treating woman.
v.   not  indulge in drug addiction or drunken behavior.
vi.  make an annual declaration of his/her income and assets and that of his family honestly and correctly to the Party.

B.  Authorities for Disciplinary Action

i.  The following shall deal with complaints of violation of Code of Conduct against Office Bearers at various Levels:

National Level :  Party Lokpal

State Level:         Lokayukta

District Level & Below:    District Lokayukta

ii.  In respect of Active Members, respective Sabhas at Primary Levels shall deal with such complaints in open Sabha meetings.
iii.  To  address  internal  disputes,  indiscipline,  grievances  etc.,  Grievance Committees will be set up at each Level from within the Party members
by the Executive Committees at each Level.
iv.  The  National  Executive  shall  frame  regulations  for  the  constitution  of
Disciplinary Committees and the procedures to be followed by them.

C.  Penalties

Disciplinary  action  may  result  in penalties  ranging  from  warning,  suspension
or  expulsion  from  the  Party.  No  disciplinary  action  shall  be  taken  against  a
member  without  giving  an  opportunity  to  that  member  to  explain  and
answer the charges against him/her.

In  case  disciplinary  action  is  proposed  against  a  member  of  District  or  State
Executive,  the  penalty  will  be  imposed  only  after  approval  by  the  State  or
National Executive respectively.

D. Composition, Appointment /Reappointment and term of  Party Lokpal/   Lokayukta:

i.  The  First  Party  Lokpal/State  Lokayukta/District  Lokayukta  at  each  level shall be appointed by the National/ State/District  Executive as the case may be.

ii.  The Lokpal/Lokayukta shall be a body comprising of three persons, one of whom shall be an eminent jurist/eminent person from the legal field. Other members shall be eminent persons from different walks of life.

iii.  The term  of  each  Party  Lokpal/Lokayukta  member  shall be three  years. However,  in  so  far  as  the  first  body  constituted  by  the National/State/District  Executive  is  concerned, members  shall  retire  by rotation  on  a  yearly  basis  starting  from  the  end  of  the  first  year.  The Senior most in age will be the first to retire.

iv.  Every  Party  Lokpal/Lokayukta  will  be  eligible  for  reappointment  for  a maximum of two terms.

v.  Vacancy  caused  by  retirement/resignation/death  of  a  Party
Lokpal/Lokayukta  shall  be  filled  by  nomination  by  the  remaining  and outgoing members of the body.

vi.  Lokpal  will  devise  their  own  procedures  and  may  lay  down  the procedure to the followed by Lokayukta and District Lokayukta.

ARTICLE VII: RULES FOR CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

A.  MEETING:

i.  The  respective  Convenors  shall  chair  meetings  of  the
National/State/District/Block/Primary  Council/Executive.  In  the  event of the Convenor not being available, the concerned body may elect a person to chair the particular meeting. 

ii.  Councils at various Levels shall meet at least at the following intervals:
Primary Level: Once a week

Block Level: once a month

District Level: twice a year

State Level:  twice a year

National Level: twice a Year

iii.  Executives  at  various  Levels  shall  meet  at  least  at  the  following intervals:

District Level: twice a month
State Level:  twice a month
National Level: twice a month
iv.  If required, a meeting of a Council/Executive may be requisitioned by 1/3rd of the members of the concerned Council/Executive. 

B.  QUORUM

Quorum for all meetings shall be one-third of the strength of the concerned body. If the Quorum is not complete at the appointed time, those assembled will wait for a maximum period of 30 minutes. If the required Quorum is still not available, the meeting shall be adjourned. A new meeting will then be convened and there shall be no need of a quorum for a meeting that was adjourned due to want of quorum.

There will be no requirement for a Quorum in case of Emergency or
Extraordinary meetings. However resolutions passed in such meetings shall be required to be ratified in the next ordinary meeting of the concerned
body. 

C.  NOTICE

i. The notice period for Ordinary meetings of the various bodies shall be as       under:                 
Body        Days
Primary Unit                                2     
Block Level                     2           
District Council       21         
District Executive        2                  
State Council            21          
State Executive        2                    
National Council       21       
National Executive        2                 

ii. Emergency meetings of the District/State/National Executive may be   convened by the concerned Convenor by giving such notice as deemed      fit. The above time periods would not be applicable for such meetings.

iii.  Members  may  attend  meetings  of  the  District/State/National  Executive either in person or via video/teleconference.

D.  Decision Making
All  decisions  at  all  Levels  in  any  meeting  shall  be  taken  by  consensus, failing which  by  a  majority  vote.  However,  approval  of    2/3rd  of  members,  present and  voting,  will  be  required  for  a  resolution  for  amendment  of  the  Party

Constitution and/or decision to merge, split or dissolve.

E.  Minutes
The  Party  shall  maintain  Minutes  of  all  the  Meetings  of  all  its
Council/Executive/ Committees.        

ARTICLE VIII: PARTY FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS

A. Collection of Funds

i.  Funds  shall  be  collected  by  means  of  membership  fee,  voluntary donations, sale of party material, cultural programs etc.

ii.  Only  such  persons,  as  are  authorized  by  the  respective  Executive,  shall receive the funds.

B. Donation and Membership Receipts

i.  Fund  collection  receipts  will  be  printed  at  the  National  and  State  Levels only.

ii.  Each  receipt  will  be  duly  numbered  and  issued  in  books  containing  50 receipts.
.
C. Bank Account
i.  The Party shall open such number of bank accounts and at such places as considered necessary.

ii.  There shall be three authorized signatories for each Bank account namely the  Treasurer  and  two  persons  authorized  by  the  National/State/District Executive.  The  account  may  be  operated  by  any  two  of  the  three authorized signatories. However, one of them must be Treasurer.

iii.  All  receipts  shall  be  deposited  in  the  bank  accounts  of  the  Party  and  all expenses shall be routed through such bank accounts.  

D. Utilisation of Funds
i.  The funds received by the  Party shall be utilized for meeting the political objectives of the Party.
ii.  The  funds  shall  be  utilized  by  the  concerned  Executive.  The  National
Executive may frame regulations governing the utilization of funds. 

The  Accounts  shall  be  maintained  on  accrual  basis.  The  Details  of  all
donations and expenses will be made transparent.

ARTICLE IX: AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION

This Constitution can  be amended by the  National Council provided that the
amendment  has  the  approval  of  2/3rd  of  its  members  present  and  voting after  due  notice  to  all  the  members.  For  this  purpose  a  meeting  of  the National  Council  shall  be  convened  within  30  days  of  a  resolution  for amendment bearing the signatures of at least 10% members of the  National Council being received.

The  National  Executive  shall  also  have  the  power  to  alter  and  amend  this Constitution. Quorum for such National Executive meeting shall be two thirds of  its  strength.  The  amendment  so  made  by  the  Executive  shall  become operative  immediately  subject  to  ratification  in  the  next  session  of  the National Council


ARTICLE X: MERGER SPLIT AND DISSOLUTION

The  Party  shall  follow  the  principle  of  Merger  and  Split  as  provided  in  the
Schedule X of the Constitution of India.

In the unlikely event of dissolution, a  meeting of the National Council of the
Party will be convened for the purpose.

Article XI: INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

The National Executive alone shall have the power and authority to interpret this Constitution and the regulations framed there under. The Decision of the National  Executive  in  respect  of  above  shall  be  final  and  binding  unless  it  is overturned by the National Council in its next meeting.

Article XII: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

i. No person shall be a member of two Executives.
ii.  If  someone  is  a  member  of  any  Executive  Committee  of  the  Party,  then none of his  or her immediate family members can become  a member  of any Executive of Party.

iii.  Two  persons  from  the  same  family  will  not  be  given  nomination  for contesting elections by the Party.
iv.  Any  member  who  does  not  attend  3  successive  meetings  of  any Council/Executive  without  prior  intimation  of  his  or  her  absence  shall cease to be a member  of the  Council/Executive on passage of resolution to this effect.

v.  The  National  Executive  will  frame  Regulations  for  filling  the  vacancies caused  by  resignation,  expulsion  or  death  of  a  member  of  an Executive/Council.

vi.  The National Executive will lay down norms and special arrangements to be  put  in  place  for  merger  of  new  organizations  or  parties  within  the Party.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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MEcoy November 27, 2012  

nice job posting such a great topic sm

Happy Kitten November 27, 2012  

Thank u for posting..would have joined if i were in India..

Kirtivasan November 29, 2012  

The power of Aam Aadmi is tremendous. The Aam Aadmi is a symbol of infinite patience. But not anymore now. He is rising to fight. To fight possibly all his life without aiming for achievement. His is a fight for justice. For rights.
Many of my highly educated friends support Anna Hazare. He had a clear vision.