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Constitution

1 The Name The name of Association shall be "THE INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS MEDICINE" herein after referred as the IASM
2 Headquarters The headquarters of the IASM shall be situated at J.N. Stadium, New Delhi. However temporary office shall function at the residential place of the Hon. Secretary
3 Objectives
  1. To guide and assist in the promotion of Physical fitness among people
  2. To provide scientific guidance and assistance to the sports fraternity, regarding the medical and health aspects of training in sports.
  3. To conduct research in the field of sports medicine, sports sciences and allied sciences.
  4. To print and publish articles, periodicals and pamphlets on topics related to sports medicine and allied sciences.
  5. To provide assistance in establishing a National Institute of Sports Medicine at the headquarters of the IASM, and to assist the state units to establish sports medicine canters or institutes with in their jurisdiction.
  6. To organize seminars, symposiums and workshops in sports medicine and allied sciences.
  7. To get the IASM affiliated as a unit of the FIMS (The International Federation of Sports Medicine).
  8. To organize and cause to organize State Units and to get them affiliated as members of the IASM.
  9. To do all such other acts congenial and conductive to attain the objectives of the IASM, and for the promotion of sports in the country on a sound scientific basis.
4 Membership
  1. The Life membership of the IASM shall be open be:-
    1. Registered Graduates in Allopathic Medicine who are involved in sports and Sports sciences. They shall constitute at least 2/3 of the total membership of IASM.
    2. The following categories holding recognized qualifications shall constitute the remaining membership of IASM.
      1. Physiotherapists
      2. Nurses
      3. Dentists
      4. Scientists
      5. Physical Educationists
      6. Coaches
      7. Persons belonging to other medical faculties
  2. The IASM shall have the following categories of members.
    1. The Patron :- The Union Minister of Sports shall be the patron of the IASM.
    2. Hon. Life Members :- Honorary Life Membership can be given to dedicated workers in the field of sports medicine, which the Executive Committee can decide and will recommend to General Body.
    3. Life Members :- As per ‘A’ above
    4. State Sports Medicine Associations :- State Sports Medicine Associations, having constitutions similar to that of the IASM, may be affiliated as members of the IASM. They shall name their state branches after the name of the state such as MAHARASHTRA ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS MEDICINE, KERALA ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS MEDICINE ETC. The branches who have registered their state associations under any other name may re-register their Association as per abovementioned pattern.

    Such State Associations affiliated to the IASM as a member, shall be represented in the general body of IASM by Five persons or 10% of the members, which ever is less. The accreditation of these Five persons as official representatives of the state unit eligible to attend and vote in the general body meeting of the IASM shall be furnished by the President or in his absence by the Hon. Secretary of the respective State Unit before the commencement of the meeting.

5 Dues and Due Dates
  1. Those who apply for the life membership of the IASM shall pay a membership fee of Rs. 2, 500.00 (Two Thousand Five Hundred only) along with the application. If the application is rejected, the entire amount shall be refunded to the applicant.
  2. State Sports Medicine Associations affiliated to the IASM shall pay one time registration fee of Rs. 1, 000.00 (Rupees One Thousand only) and an annual fee of Rs. 500.00 (Rupees Five Hundred only).
  3. All dues payable to the IASM shall be paid to the Hon. Secretary / Treasurer on or before 31st March every year, failing which they shall be declared defaulters. State Association may be given a grace period upto 30th June or the date of the Annual Conference whichever is earlier to pay the dues along with a penalty of 10% of the dues. Those who fail to pay their dues even at the expiry of the grace period shall cease to be member of the IASM and shall have no right to attend or to vote in any meeting of the IASM. Those who once cease to be member of the IASM may apply fresh if they desire to become members after clearing the outstanding dues.
6 Financial Year The financial year of the IASM shall be from 1st April to 31st March.
7 Office bearers of the IASM The IASM shall have the following office bearers:
  1. The President
  2. Three Vice Presidents
  3. One Hon. Secretary
  4. One Hon. Jt. Secretary
  5. One Treasurer
7 Duties and Powers of the office bearers
  1. The President
    1. The IASM shall have a President elected by its General Body in its Annual meeting, from among the members of the IASM and he / she shall be an MBBS graduate.
    2. He shall have supervision and control over the other office bearers of the IASM and its Executive Committee in the discharge of their respective duties; and also over the working of the IASM in general.
    3. He shall preside over the General Body and the Executive Committee meetings of the IASM.
    4. He shall have the powers to convene any meeting of the IASM, either the General Body or the Executive Committee or any subcommittee, on short notice under his signature, if the Secretary fails to do so, on instruction by him.
    5. He shall have the powers to delegate any of his powers as the President to any one of the Vice – Presidents.
  2. Three Vice Presidents
    1. The IASM shall have three Vice Presidents who shall be elected by the General Body in its annual meeting from among the members of the IASM.
    2. In the absence of the President, one of the Vice Presidents as designated by the President, or in his failure to do so, as designated by the Executive Committee, shall be responsible to carry out the routine responsibilities of the President.
  3. Hon. Secretary
    1. There shall be a Hon. Secretary for the IASM who shall be elected by its General Body in its annual meetings from among the members of the IASM and must be an MBBS graduate or Ph.D. in Sports medicine / sports sciences / related subjects.
    2. He shall be the custodian of all records and all movable and immovable properties of the IASM, and shall maintain an inventory of such properties if any.
    3. He shall administer and execute all routine activities of the IASM with the assistance and cooperation of the other office bearers and other members of the IASM wherever required.
    4. He shall convene all meetings of the General Body and Executive Committee, under his own signature.
    5. He shall record and maintain the minutes of all the meetings of the General Body and the Executive Committee, and present the same for approval in the next respective meeting.
    6. He shall receive all the dues payable to the IASM and hand it over for the Hon. Treasurer, to be deposited in the bank in the name of IASM.
    7. He shall prepare and present the report of the activities of the IASM annually and present the same in the Executive Committee for approval, and present it before the Annual General Body meeting.
    8. He shall execute all such other acts and perform all such other duties required to attain the objectives of the IASM and also execute special responsibilities if any assigned to him by the President, Executive Committee and / or the General Body of the IASM.
    9. The Secretary shall keep the IASM HQ informed of all the correspondence related to IASM from time to time.
  4. Hon. Joint Secretary:
    1. There shall be a Joint Secretary for the IASM who shall be elected by the General Body in its Annual meeting from among the members of the IASM to assist the Hon. Secretary.
    2. In the absence of the Hon. Secretary, he shall be responsible to carry out the routine activities of the IASM, wither as authorized by the Secretary or the Executive Committee or by the General Body.
  5. Hon. Treasurer:
    1. He shall receive all dues of the IASM paid to him direct and paid through the Hon. Secretary.
    2. He shall maintain the income and expenditure account of the IASM.
    3. He shall honour the bills and vouchers passed by the Hon. Secretary, related to expenditure incurred on behalf of the IASM, and make the payment.
    4. He shall prepare the statement of accounts of the IASM annually and present the same before the Executive Committee after proper audit, to be submitted before the Annual General Body meeting for its approval.
    5. The treasurer of IASM shall be from Delhi as the Headquarters of IASM is based in Delhi