The Bihar Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association met on August 31, 2017 at Journalist Union Office, Patna to discuss the draft constitution of IIMC Alumni Association. Chapter President Mr Bhola Nath presided over the meeting that was attended by General Secretary Mr. Saqib Khan, Secretary & Treasurer Ms. Banjot Kaur, Mr Satyavrat Mishra, Ms. Imbesat Imam, Ms. Swati Swarna, Mr Mithilesh Gupta and Mr Neeraj Priyadarshi.
Minutes of the Meeting:-
1. It went through the draft constitution and passed it unanimously. The chapter found everything okay except for one section which refers to the power of President of the Central Committee of IIMCAA. The chapter has decided to propose amendment to make this section more democratic.
2. The draft says that among other powers, the President has got the right to remove any member of IIMCAA if s/he is found to be working against aims and objectives of the association. The draft also says that the President has the right to dissolve an entire state's chapter/sub-chapter for a similar reason. While the chapter does underscore the importance of the discipline, it also unanimously suggests that the member or the chapter concerned must get a fair chance to have their say before a disciplinary committee which should be constituted for the same. After hearing, the disciplinary committee must give its recommendations to the Central Committee, which, in turn, should take a final call on the matter.
3. Another agenda was election of office-bearers of the chapter. The chapter has decided to meet specially for the purpose on September 17, 2017 at 3pm at the Journalist Union Office, Patna.
4. The Secretary-cum-Treasurer, who quit on the occasion due to re-location, also thanked the members of the chapter for supporting her stint.
Thanks and Regards,
Secretary & Treasurer, Bihar
IIMC Alumni Association