- Aims and Objectives of WALS:
The aims and objects for
which the society is established are as under:
- To unite all the
Laparoscopic Surgeons and Gynaecologists of the world under one dais
to share their knowledge of Minimal Access Surgery.
- To carry out Minimal
Access Surgery research and development, so as to afford Laparoscopic
surgeries to the community in a better way,
- To found, conduct,
establish or take-over research & educational institutions involved in
Minimal Access Surgery.
- To encourage the
discovery of new Minimal Access Surgical management of disease and
affliction and to investigate and make known the nature and merits of
investigations and findings and research in the field of Minimal
Access Surgery and to acquire any patent and license or other
protective devices relating to the results of any discovery,
investigations, findings or researches and to acquire any processes
upon such terms as to manufacture and distribute for charitable
purposes of any product developed, discovered or improved.
- To provide,
encourage, initiate or promote facilities for the discovery,
improvement or development of new methods of laparoscopic diagnosis,
understanding and prevention and treatment of disease by Minimal
Access Surgical procedures.
- To fight against
malpractice of Laparoscopic surgery by surgeons any where in the world
- To educate the
people and make them aware about the advantages of Minimal Access
- To protect the
rights of Laparoscopic surgeons and Gynaecologists against any
discrimination and ill recognition.
All the incomes,
earnings, movable or immovable properties of the society shall be solely
utilized and applied towards the promotion of its aims and objects only as
set forth in the memorandum of the society and no profit thereof shall be
paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus,
profits or in any manner whatsoever to the present or the past members of
the society or to any person claiming through any or more of the present
or past member.
No member of the society
shall have any personal claim on any movable or immovable properties of
the society or make any profits whatsoever, by virtue of this membership.
WORLD ASSOCIATION OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS (WALS)® is an International
The membership of the
society is open to any laparoscopic surgeon who has attained the
age of maturity; fulfils the terms and condition of the society
But the subject to the
approval of the Governing Body of the society.
In case, if the membership
is not approved by the Governing Body of the society, the reason of
refusal shall be communicated to the person / applicant concerned within
one month from the date of refusal.
ADMISSION FEE AND SUBSCRIPTION
The admission Fee and the
Subscription shall be as under unless
Otherwise revised by the
governing body of the society:-
Admission fee 10 USD at the time of
Subscription per year 50 USD.
(c) Life Membership fee 100 USD
TERMINATION OR CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP
governing body of the society shall have the power to expel/terminate a
member or/and members, from the membership of the above society, on the
On death ,
On written resignation
If found to be involved in any anti-social
If adjudged by any court of law to be a
If found guilty by means of any propaganda of
the aims and objects of the society ,
If fail to pay the subscription of
contribution for three months,
If has not attended three consecutive meeting
If disregards rules & regulations or disobey
the decisions of the governing body.
The decision of the
governing body regarding the termination from
The membership of the
society shall be communicated to the member concerned within one month
from the date of the said meeting.
5. GENERAL BODY
All the members of the
society will constitute the general body of the society.
6. GENERAL BODY
(a) Notice:-minimum 15 day
notice shall be given to the members, before the date of general body
meeting, enclosing agenda specifying date, time, place and issues to be
Meeting;-general body meeting shall be held
once in every year regularly.
(d) Quorum: - the quorum of
general body meeting shall be 2/3rd (two-third) of the total
strength of the general body members of the society.
7. RIGHT & PRIVILEGES
All and every member of the
(a) Shall be entitled to
participate in meetings, cultural /educational functions and other lawful
gatherings, called /arranged by the society,
(b) Have right to collect
the identity card after depositing the required /prescribed fee (fixed by
the governing body of the society form time to time)
8. DUTIES OF THE
All and every member of the
(a) Elect the governing
body of the society,
(b) Attend the general body meetings regularly,
(c) Give the necessary information to the society, pertaining to any
matter which is necessary to be known by the society,
9. GOVERNING BODY
(a) Strength:-the strength
of governing body (including office bearers and executive member) shall
not be less than 7 and not more than 21.
(b) Term:-term of every
governing body shall be five years.
(c) Notice:-minimum 7 days
notice shall be required for every governing body meeting of the society
but urgent governing body meeting can be called by 24 hour
(d) Quorum:-quorum of every
governing body meeting shall be 2/3rd of the total strength of
the governing body (including office bearers and executive member).
(E) Meeting:-governing body
meeting shall be held once in three months regularly (or as and when the
governing body of the society may decide from time to time).
(f) Urgent meeting:-the
urgent governing body meeting may be called by the 24 hours notice but
quorum for the same urgent governing body meeting shall be 2/3rd
of the total strength of the governing body of the society.
FUNCTIONS &POWER OF GOVERNING BODY
Governing body shall be responsible for the management and administration
of all affairs of the society, and is also authorized to appoint any
office bearer /executive member to look after any particular activity.
All the decisions shall be taken by the majority votes.
The governing body shall have the power as are the powers of the society,
mentioned in the memorandum of the society and in these rules and
regulations .the governing body shall have also the following power;
prepare plans, projects and programs.
appoint election officer and his /her power.
COMPOSITION OF THE
composition of the governing body shall be as under;
Executive member …… from two to sixteen.
POWER AND DUTIES OF OFFICE BEARERS
President shall preside over all the meeting of the society.
the time of voting on any matter/subject (except election), if the total
votes of the groups of members happen to be equal in number, the president
has the power to cast an extra vote to decide the matter /subject.
President shall have the power to allow inclusion of any subject /matter
in agenda for the discussion in the course of proceeding/meeting.
President will sign all the paper/letters, on behalf of the society, to
conduct its correspondences.
vice –president of the society shall enjoy all the power of the president
in his/her absence.
General Secretary will summon and attend the meetings of the governing
body and general body.
General Secretary will prepare the membership register as well as the
proceeding register to record the minutes of the proceeding of the
governing body meeting and the general body meeting and have them duly
signed by the members who attend the meeting.
secretary shall enjoy all the power of general secretary in his/her
All funds of society shall remain under the care and management of
Treasurer shall maintain the accounts of all money which is received and
/or paid by him/her on behalf of the society.
Treasurer shall make disbursement in accordance with the direction of
13. RE –ADMISSION
case, any member of the society is expelled by the governing body on the
reason of non-payment of the subscription, he can be re-admitted, provided
the member concerned pays all up to date dues with the permission of the
the appeals shall be preferred to the general body of the society and the
decision of the general body shall be final.
15. FILLING UP OF
casual vacancy amongst the governing body, shall be filled by the
resolution passed by the governing body .such appointment (s) shall be
confirmed by the general body in its coming general body meeting.
General body in its annual meeting will elect its president and the entire
office bearer and also the executive member of the governing body, after
every five years by secret ballot papers or by show of hand as the
election officer may decide.
17. SOURCES OF INCOME
the income of the society shall be utilized only for the promotion and
upliftment of the aims and object of the society .sources of income of the
society are as under:
Admission fee &subscription from the member of the society,
Donation and special contributions.
18. FINANCIAL YEAR
Financial year of society shall start from 1st April to 31st
march, every year.
accounts of society shall be audited by the qualified auditor (chartered
accountant) every year.
20. MANAGEMENT OF
FUNDS & ACCOUNTS OPERATION
accounts shall be operated by joint signatures of treasurer and any one
out of president and general secretary.
21. ANNUAL LIST OF
in every year a list of the office –bearer and the executive members (of
the governing body) shall be filed in the office of the registrar of
societies, Delhi as it is required under section 4 of The Societies
Registration Act, 1860.
society needs to be dissolved, it shall be dissolved as per-provisions lay
down under the secs.13 &14 of The Societies Registration Act, 1860, as
applicable to National Capital Territory of Delhi.
23. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Society may sue and/or sues in the name of PRESIDENT as per provisions
laid down under sec .6 of The Societies Registration Act, 1860, as
applicable to National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Any amendment in memorandum, rules and regulations will be carried out in
accordance with section 12 &12-a of The Societies Registration Act, 1860,
as applicable to national capital territory of Delhi.
25. APPLICATION OF
the provisions under all the sections of The Societies Registration Act,
1860, as applicable to national capital territory of Delhi, shall be
applicable to this society.
26. ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATE
Certified that, this is the correct copy of the rules and regulations of
the society named Worlds Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS).