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THE INDIAN

INSTITUTE OF
ARCHITECTS (IIA)

SUBMITTED BY:
KANIKA SINGH
VATSALA SINHA
SHIVIKA SINGH

BYELAWS
The following shall be the Byelaws of the Institute, until and unless such
times as the some shall be modified, altered or added in the manner
hereafter prescribed.

1. INTERPRETATION:
In these Bye-Laws unless there is something in the subject or context
inconsistent therewith:
THE INSTITUTE shall mean the Indian Institute of Architects.
THE COUNClIL shall mean members elected from time to time, which
include the President, Two Vice-Presidents, the Honorary Treasurer, and
two or more Jt. Honorary Secretaries, being the office-bearers, and other
members. This shall also include the Immediate Past-President. (ex
officio member), and the Chairmen of the Chapters. .
BYE-LAWS shall mean these Bye-Laws and such other Bye-laws as
shall, for the time-being, be in force.
MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE" means any person who has been
admitted to the Membership of the Institute, whether a Fellow,
Associate, Licentiate, or Hon. Member, all of whom may hereafter be
referring to as Members. The Institute may also have attached to it
Students and Subscribers who shall not be entitled to the privileges of
Membership except as defined in the Bye-Laws.
STATE OR UNION TERRITORY" shall mean a State or Union Territory
within the Republic of India.

2. HEADQUARTERS:
The Headquarters of the Institute shall be situated in Bombay. The
Headquarters may be shifted to any other place as may be decided by
three-fourths majority of members voting by ballot.

3. REGISTRATION:
Any person who at the time of the formation of this Institute is an
Associate Member of the Bombay Architectural Association, and
possesses the qualification which entitles him under the Constitution to
become either a Fellow or on Associate of the Indian Institute of
Architects shall be registered as such on signing the necessary
declaration form.

4. CLASSES OF MEMBERS:
(a) FELLOWS:
Every candidate for election as a Fellow of the Institute shall have
attained the age of thirty-six years and shall be elected if:
He is an associate of the Institute and has been engaged as a Principal
for at least seven successive years in the practice of architecture after
qualifying as an associate. OR
He has been a fellow of an Architectural Institution recognized by the
council from time to time. OR
He is an associate of the institute who has been engaged in a
responsible capacity as the head of a Department of Architecture for a
period of 7 years after qualifying as an Associate. OR
He has been engaged in a professional activity in a responsible position
for a period of at least 14 years , and has, in the opinion of the Council
made a significant contribution in some capacity to the advancement of
Architecture.

(b) ASSOCIATES:
Every candidate for the election as an Associate shall be at least 21
years of age and shall be elected if:
he has been an ordinary member of the Bombay Architectural
Association at the time of formation of the Indian Institute of Architects.
OR
he has passed the examination of the Institute at least one year after
passing the qualifying examination if any recognized by the Institute.
OR
he has passed the Government of Bombay Advanced Examination in
Architecture between the years of 1909 and 1922. OR
He has passed the examination of the Institute at least one year after
qualifying from Institutions recognized by the Institute for exemption
from the qualifying examination of the Institute.

(c) LICENTIATES:
A licentiate shall be at least 31 years of age, and shall have passed on
examination recognized by the Council from time to time, and has been
a Principal for at least seven years in the practice of architecture, at the
time the Architects Registration Act '72 was passed by the Parliament.

(d) HONORARY FELLOWS:


The Council may from time to time elect as Honorary Fellow any
distinguished person who has taken a special interest in Architecture,
and who by means of either his position or his experience in matters
relating to Architecture appears to the Council to be able to render
assistance in promoting the objects of the Institute. This election is not
subject to the acceptance of the General Body.

5. STUDENTS
Students shall be persons studying architecture with a view to enter the
profession of
Architecture and shall be studying in an architectural
institute approved by the council.
6. SUBSCRIBERS
A subscriber shall be either a person who was a member of the Bombay
Architectural Association at the time of adoption of the original
Constitution of the Institute, now amended or a person who in the opinion
of the Council is likely to render assistance in promoting the objects of the
Institute.
7. RETIRED MEMBERS
Any fellow, Associate or Licentiate who has reached the age of 55, and
has retired from practice may, if he so desires subject to the approval of
the Council, be transferred without election to the Class of "Retired
Fellow", "Retired Associate", or "Retired licentiate", as the case may be,
but in such case his Interest on, or claim against Property of the Institute
shall cease. A "Retired Fellow", "Retired Associate", or "Retired licentiate"
shall not engage in any vocation, which in the opinion of the Council is
inconsistent with that of Architecture.
Retired Members desirous of resuming Practice shall inform the Council
and pay the active Members' subscription from that date onwards.
8. ELECTION OF MEMBERS, STUDENTS AND SUBSCRIBERS
(a) FELLOWS:
Any person qualified under Byelaw 4(a) and desirous of becoming a
Fellow, shall forward his application to the Council on the prescribed form,
duly endorsed by three Fellows of the Institute, and accompanied by the
form of, Declaration, the prescribed Entrance Fee, and the 'current year's
Subscription, which amounts will be returned in case of non election.

(b) ASSOCIATES:
Any person qualified under Byelaw 4(b) and desirous of becoming
an Associate shall forward his application to the Council on the
prescribed form, duly endorsed by one Fellow and two Associates of
the Institute, and accompanied by the form of Declaration, the
prescribed Entrance Fee and the current year's Subscription, which
will be returned in case of non election.

(c) LICENTIATES
Any person qualified under Bye-Law 4 (c) desirous of becoming a
Licentiate, shall forward his application to the Council on the
prescribed form, duly endorsed by one Fellow and two Associates of
the Institute, and accompanied by the form of Declaration, the
prescribed Entrance Fee, and the current year's Subscription, which
will be returned in case of non election.

(d) STUDENTS
Any person qualified under Bye- Law 5, and desirous of becoming a
student member shall forward his application to Student Counselor of
the Institute on the prescribed form, duly endorsed by two Members
of the Institute and accompanied by the current year's Subscription,
which will be returned in case of non-election.

(e) SUBSCRIBERS
Any person qualified under Bye-Law No.6 and desirous of becoming
a Subscriber shall forward his application to the Council, duly
endorsed by one Fellow and two Associates of the Institute, and
accompanied by the prescribed Entrance Fee and the current year's
Subscription, which amounts will be returned in case of non election.

9. DECLARATION TO ACCOMPANY APPLICATION


Each application for Fellowship, Associate ship and Licentiateship shall
be accompanied by the Declaration.
That the applicant will be generally engaged in the profession of
Architecture and will not engage in any other vocation or profession
which will jeopardize or prejudice the architects professional
standing, or interfere in the general practice of Architecture.
That he will not accept trade or other discounts, or give or accept
any illicit or surreptitious commissions or emoluments in
connection with any work, the execution of which he may be engaged
to superintend, or on which he may be employed under any person, or
with any other professional business which may be entrusted to him.
That he has read the constitution and Bye-laws of the Institute
and will be governed and bound thereby, and will submit himself to
every port thereof and to any alteration which may hereafter be made,
until he ceases to be a member thereof.

10. ELECTION OF MEMBERS, STUDENTS AND


SUBSCRIBERS
The Council shall reserve the right to accept or reject any proposal
for membership without assigning reason. No unsuccessful candidate
for election as a member, or for transfer from one class to another,
shall be proposed for election or transfer a second time within a period
of twelve months thereafter.

11. ENTRANCE FEES AND SUBSCRIPTION FOR FELLOWS.


Entrance fee of each fellow shall be rupees seven hundred fifty only and
annual subscription rupees six hundred only as provided in bye laws.
Associate member may pay sum of rupees three thousand only, as one
time subscription.
12.ENTRANCE FEES AND SUBSCRIPTION FOR LICENTIATES AND
SUBSCRIBER:
Fee shall be rupees three hundred seventy five only and his annual
subscription shall be rupees three hundred only, payable as provided in
the bye laws.
The licentiate members and subscribers may if they so desire pay a sum
of rupees three thousand only, as one time subscription so that they may
not pay annual subscription, till further amendment.
13.ENTRANCE FEE AND SUBSCRIPTION ASSOCIATES:
Entrance fee of each associate shall be rupees three hundred and
seventy five only. and his annual subscription rupees three hundred
only payable as provided in the byelaws.
14.SUBSCRIPTION FOR STUDENTS:
The annual subscription of each student shall be rupees thirty only
A student member may pay a one time subscription of rupees one
hundred fifty only.
A proportionate reduction may be given to those who are already members
of the institute based on the number of years till their graduation.

15. SUBSCRIPTION
The annual subscription of all classes of members, students and subscribers
shall be payable in advance and shall become due on 1st April, each year in
view of change in official financial year.
If a member shall permit a subscription to remain in arrears for a period
exceeding two years, the council may suspend mailing journal, newsletters,
etc., without prejudice to the right of council to remove any member after due
notice.

16. LIABILITY
A member shall be liable for the payment of his subscription until he has
either ceased to be a member under bylaw 15, 19 and 20 or has signified his
intention to resign, by notice in writing, delivered to the joint honorary
secretary.

17. PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS


Every fellow, associate, Licentiate and Honorary Member, shall, when elected,
be entitled to receive a certificate of membership of such form and design
as the council may from time to time prescribe. Such certificate shall be the
property of institute and in the event of termination of membership shall be
returned to the council.

18. PRIVILEGES OF STUDENTS AND SUBSCRIBERS


All students and the subscribers shall have the right to participate in all the
privileges of the institute except that of being elected in the council or voting
on any other matter.

19. ACTION TAKEN AGAINST MEMBERS


If any member shall be expelled, suspended, censured, or any decision taken
against him as aforesaid, the Chairman at the next general body meeting of
the institute shall announce such expulsion against him.

20. FORMATION OF CHAPTERS AND CENTRES

One hundred or more member of the institute residing or


practicing in any state or union territory, and desirous of forming a
chapter shall inform the president in the form of a letter signed by
at least 30 members residing there, who subject to the provision in
the constitution and the bylaws, shall forthwith authorize them to form
a chapter. Each state or union territory shall have only one chapter.
In case of less than 100 members, state or union territory is unable
to form a chapter, it shall have option of forming a center.
Each centre shall be attached to the chapter to which the city it
belongs.
Decision to form a chapter shall be decided by majority of members
present, including postal voters.
No members can be attached to mare than one chapter.
The chapters and centers shall be governed by the chapter and center
bylaws as approved by the council.
When the membership of any chapter falls below sixty and that of its
centre below 10 over a period of 2 yrs successively, the council may
suspend or cancel the chapter or centre or merge it with adjoining
chapter or centre.
The council shall have the powers of convene meetings of the
executive committee or of the general bodies of the chapters/ centers
by giving a prior notice of 15 days.

21. COUNCIL

All affairs of the institute shall be managed by the council, but


shall be subject to the control by the general body of the institute.
The council shall hold office for a period of 2 official years.
Council shall consist of :
President
2 Vice President
Hon. treasurer
2 or more Joint Secretaries
The immediate past President
Chairman of 5 regional committees
Chairman of all chapters
The Hon. Editor of the Journal.

22. APPOINTMENT OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

The council may from time to time appoint Boards for such purpose or
purposes as the Council may deem necessary, and may also delegate any of
its duties to the Boards and define their terms of reference
The Chairman of such Boards shall be appointed by the Council from
amongst the Council Members. The Boards may appoint Committees with
approval of the Council
PRESIDENT: The president shall be the fellow of the institute and shall not
hold office for more than 2 consecutive terms. He shall have power to
convince meetings of the council at any time when he considers it necessary.
VICE PRESIDENT: Their shall be 2 Vice Presidents designated the senior
V.P. and the junior V.P. respectively. The senior V.P. shall be nationally
elected along with the President and the other council members. He shall be
a fellow of institute, shall not hold office for more than 2 consecutive terms.
The junior V.P. shall be one of the chapter chairman and shall be elected
by a secret ballet by the council members from the nominations received
from the various chapters at the first meeting of the council. He shall look
after the activities of the various chapter and centres. He shall not hold office
for more than 2 consecutive terms.
HONORARY TREASURER: Honorary treasurer shall not hold office for more
tha 2 consecutive terms and shall be responsible to the council. It shall be
his responsibility to direct the collection of subscription and the
preparation of accounts. It shall be his responsibility to receive all money
payable to the institute. He shall keep particular account of all such receipts
and payments and render a report to the council when required. He shall
present annual account to the council before 15th of June in each year and
accounts shall be dully signed and certified as corrected by the auditor.

JOINT HONORARY SECRETARIES: He shall not hold office for more than
2 consecutive terms. It shall be the responsibilities of the Jt. Honorary
Secretaries under the direction of the Council, to conduct correspondence
of the institute, to attend al the General Body and Special General Body
Meetings of the Institute and the Council, to take minutes of the
proceedings of such meetings.
AUDITOR: The council of the institute shall appoint an Auditor for a term
of two years, who shall have access, at all reasonable times, to the
accounts and securities. He shall examine the securities and annual
accounts before the latter are submitted to the First General Body
Meeting, and shall report thereon to the Institute.

23. THE VACANCY IN THE COUNCIL: The council shall fill up by cooption any casual vacancy in the council which may occur during its
terms as well as any vacancies left upon at the election. Any member so
co-opted shal retire along with the council.
24. MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL: The council shall meet at least once in
two months, and eight days notice shall be given of such meeting by
the Jt. Hon. Secretaries. The quorum of such meetings shall be six. If
the required number of members is not present the meeting shall stand
adjourned for 10 minutes and held as an adjourned meeting not requiring
a quorum. Any member of the council who, except with the permission of
the council, shall absent himself from three consecutive council
meetings, shall Ipso-facto cease to be a member of the council, except if
he is granted leave of absence, if so requested in writing. At any
emergent meeting of the council called by the President the quorum shall
also be six.

25. ELECTION OF THE COUNCIL: At the end of every 2 year

term after the last general body meeting the member of the council
shall retire from the office and every such retiring member shall be
eligible for re election unless stated otherwise in the bylaws. Every
member offering himself as the member of the council of eligible
shall be nominated in writing by at least 2 members of the
institute. No member shall be eligible for the office bearer unless
he has previously served on the council for one full term of 2 years
26. GENERAL BODY MEETING: the council shall fix the dates
for general body meetings and intimation containing dates of
meetings shall be forwarded to every member.
27. VOTING AT MEETINGS: Every fellow, licentiate and
associate shall have one vote. Two scrutinizers elected from amongst
the members shall have the ballet and the decision shall be final.
28. PUBLICATIONS: Every paper map plan drawing model
presented to the institute shall be the property of the institute
unless there shall have been previous arrangement to the contrary
and the council may reproduce or publish the same in any way and
any time they think proper.
29. JOURNAL: Institute shall publish journal at least once in every
3 months. It shall be managed by editorial board appointed by the
council for a term of 2 years. At the end of every year, that is before
31st March, the editorial board shall submit the report to the
council with the statement of account.