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Aims and Objectives of WALS:

The aims and objects for which the society is established are as under:
  • a) To unite all the Laparoscopic Surgeons and Gynaecologists of the world under one dais to share their knowledge of Minimal Access Surgery.
  • b) To carry out Minimal Access Surgery research and development, so as to afford Laparoscopic surgeries to the community in a better way,
  • c) To found, conduct, establish or take-over research & educational institutions involved in Minimal Access Surgery.
  • d) 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.
  • e) 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.
  • f) To fight against malpractice of Laparoscopic surgery by surgeons any where in the world
  • g) To educate the people and make them aware about the advantages of Minimal Access Surgery.
  • h) 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.

  • 1. WORLD ASSOCIATION OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEONS (WALS)® is an International organization
  • 2. MEMBERSHIP: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.
  • 3. ADMISSION FEE AND SUBSCRIPTION: The admission Fee and the Subscription shall be as under unless
    Otherwise revised by the governing body of the society:-
    • a) Admission fee 10 USD at the time of admission,
    • b) Subscription per year 50 USD.
    • c) Life Membership fee 100 USD

TERMINATION OR CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP: The 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 following ground:

  • a) On death,
  • a) On written resignation
  • a) If found to be involved in any anti-social activities ,
  • a) If adjudged by any court of law to be a criminal offender,
  • a) If found guilty by means of any propaganda of the aims and objects of the society ,
  • a) If fail to pay the subscription of contribution for three months,
  • a) If has not attended three consecutive meeting ,
  • a) If disregards rules & regulations or disobey the decisions of the governing body.

The decision of the governing body regarding the termination from

GENERAL BODY DEFINED: All the members of the society will constitute the general body of the society.


  • 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 discussed.
  • b) Meeting;-general body meeting shall be held once in every year regularly.
  • c) 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.

RIGHT & PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS: All and every member of the society:-

  • 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)

DUTIES OF THE MEMBERS: All and every member of the society shall:

  • 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,


  • 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.


  • a) 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.
  • b) All the decisions shall be taken by the majority votes.
  • c) 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;
  • d) To prepare plans, projects and programs.
  • e) To appoint election officer and his /her power.

COMPOSITION OF THE GOVERNING BODY: The composition of the governing body shall be as under;

  • a) President
  • b) Vice-president
  • c) General
  • d) Secretary
  • e) Treasurer
  • f) Executive member .. from two to sixteen.


  • a) President: President shall preside over all the meeting of the society.
  • b) At 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.
  • c) President shall have the power to allow inclusion of any subject /matter in agenda for the discussion in the course of proceeding/meeting.
  • d) President will sign all the paper/letters, on behalf of the society, to conduct its correspondences.
  • e) vice - president: The vice -president of the society shall enjoy all the power of the president in his/her absence.
  • f) General secretary: 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.
  • g) Secretary: The secretary shall enjoy all the power of general secretary in his/her absence.
  • g) Treasurer: All funds of society shall remain under the care and management of treasurer. 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 governing body.

RE -ADMISSION: In 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 governing body.

APPEALS: All the appeals shall be preferred to the general body of the society and the decision of the general body shall be final.

FILLING UP OF CASUAL VACANCIES: Any 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.

ELECTION: 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.

SOURCES OF INCOME: All 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:
a) Admission fee &subscription from the member of the society,
b) Donation and special contributions.

FINANCIAL YEAR: Financial year of society shall start from 1st April to 31st march, every year.

AUDIT: The accounts of society shall be audited by the qualified auditor (chartered accountant) every year.

MANAGEMENT OF FUNDS & ACCOUNTS OPERATION: Bank accounts shall be operated by joint signatures of treasurer and any one out of president and general secretary.

ANNUAL LIST OF GOVERNING BODY: Once 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.

DISSOLUTION: If the 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.

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.

AMENDMENT: 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.

APPLICATION OF THE ACT: All 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.

ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATE: Certified that, this is the correct copy of the rules and regulations of the society named Worlds Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS).

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