Rules and Regulations

The  National Academy of Sciences, India

(With which is incorporated ‘The Academy of Sciences of the

United Provinces of Agra and Oudh’)

FOUNDED IN 1930

(Registered under Act XXI of 1860)

RULES

A-NAME AND OBJECT

1. The Society shall be named and styled “The National Academy of Sciences, India”. The name may be changed later on by the coun­cil.

2. The objects of the Academy shall be :-

(a) the cultivation and promotion of SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY in all its branches;

(b) to publish such proceedings, journals, memoirs, transactions and other works as may be considered desirable;

(c) to organise a Science Library;

(d) to organise meetings and hold discussions on scientific and technological problems;

(e) to promote scientific and technological research concerned with the problems of national welfare;

(f) to undertake, through properly constituted committees and bodies, such scientific work of technological or public impor­tance as it may be called upon to perform;

(g) to co-operate with other organizations in India and abroad, having similar objects, and to appoint representatives of the Academy to act on national and international bodies;

(h) to secure and manage funds and endowments for the promotion of science and technology;

(i) to do and perform all other acts, matters and things that may assist in, conduce to, or be necessary for the fulfillment of the above mentioned aims and objects of the Academy;

(j) to create an adequate impact of the Academy all over the country, it may open Chapters of the Academy in other cities in the country, where reasonable number of scientists are interested (See Appendix ‘A’)

B-CONSTITUTION

3. The Academy shall consist of Patrons, Benefactors, Honorary Fellows, Fellows, Foreign Fellows and Members.

4. The Rajyapal of Uttar Pradesh shall be the Patron, ex-officio.

5. Benefactors, shall be persons or organisations contributing Fifty thousand rupees or more to the funds of the Academy. They shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of Members.

6. Fellows: There shall be Fellows, Honorary Fellows and Foreign Fellows;

(a) Fellows, whose number shall not exceed 1500, will be elected on the basis of distinguished contribution in Science & Technology including promotion and development and service towards development of science. Fellows can use the letters F.N.A.Sc. after their names. The procedure for election of fellows will be laid down by Regulations. Fellowship will become effective after the payment of subscription.

(b) Honorary Fellows: Honorary Fellows will be elected by the Council of the Academy on a restricted basis for their most distinguished service to the cause of Indian Science.

(c) Foreign Fellows will be foreign scientists and will be elect­ed on the basis of distinguished contributions to science and technology and links with Indian Science.

7. Members shall be persons enrolled in accordance with the regulations of the Academy. Criteria for eligibility to Membership shall be laid down in the regulations.

C-PRIVILEGES

8.(A) All Members of the Academy in good standing shall be entitled to the following privileges:-

(a) to attend and to vote at all General Body Meetings;

(b) to propose and second motions at the General Body Meetings;

(c) to receive, gratis, one copy of the Proceedings (Section A and/or B), and of such other publications of the Academy as the Council may determine;

(d) to introduce up to two visitors at the Ordinary Meetings of Academy whose names shall be entered in a book kept for the purpose;

(e) to have access to the Library and other public rooms of the Academy, and to examine its collections, subject to regulations prescribed by the Council;

(f) to read scientific papers at the Annual Session and in the meetings of the Academy and to take part in the discussions;

(g) All those Members who were enrolled Members in 1996 or thereafter would be entitled to write the letters M.N.A.Sc. after their names. Those who were enrolled Members before 1996 and whom the Council approves, in pursuance of Rule/Regulation would similarly be entitled to write the letters M.N.A.Sc. after their names.

8.(B) All Fellows of the Academy in good standing shall be entitled to all the privileges enjoyed by Members as enumerated in Rule 8(A). Besides, they may also propose names for Fellowship and Membership and would be eligible for election as Officers of the Academy and Members of the Council.

D - ELECTION AND ADMISSION OF FELLOWS AND MEMBERS

9. Fellows, Honorary Fellows and Foreign Fellows shall be elected in accordance with Regulations. Except in the case of Honorary Fellows and Foreign Fellows, Fellowship will become effective after the payment of life subscription which shall be the same as in the case of members. Honorary Fellows and Foreign Fellows would not be required to pay membership subscription.

10. Scientists for Membership shall be nominated by a Fellow and seconded by another Fellow of the Academy. Nominations shall be laid before a Meeting of the Membership Scrutiny Committee. Its recommendations shall be placed before the Council in its meeting in April. Scientists approved by the Council for the membership would be enrolled as Members of the Academy on payment of the necessary dues as Members.

11. The General Secretary shall send a written announcement of the election to the Scientists who have been duly elected as Fellows or Members, and shall therewith send a copy of the rules in force for the time being.

12. No person, although duly elected according to the foregoing Rules, shall be entitled to exercise the rights and privileges of Fellowship or Membership, nor shall his/her name be entered in the Register of Fellows or Members, until he/she has paid his/her subscription.

13. The date of payment of the subscription shall be the date of commencement of effective Fellowship/Membership. The payment of the subscription would imply the acceptance of the Rules and Regulations of the Academy in force for the time being and of an undertaking to be bound by them and by such rules as may there­after be framed.

14. Rules 12 and 13 given above shall be printed on the Nomination form to draw the pointed attention of the proposer and seconder; and these will be communicated to the nominee at the time of information that his/her nomination as Fellow/Member has been accepted

E-SUBSCRIPTIONS

15. The rate of subscription will be decided upon by the Council from time to time.

Provided that the Fellows of the following Academies will be given 1/3rd rebate in subscription of the Academy.

1. INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY, NEW DELHI

2. INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, BANGALORE

3. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, NEW DELHI

4. INDIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, NEW DELHI

Provided further that the above concession will be given on reciprocal basis.

16. Fellows or members whose names have been removed from the Register for non-payment of dues, may register themselves afresh by payment of such arrears and other dues as may be required under the rules.

17. Patrons, Benefactors, Honorary Fellows and Foreign Fellows of the Academy would not be required to pay membership subscription.

F-CESSATION OF FELLOWSHIP/MEMBERSHIP

18. Any Fellow or Member may withdraw from the Academy by signi­fying his/her wish to do so, by a letter addressed to the General Secretary.

19. A letter of withdrawal may be cancelled, at the request of the sender, within six months of its receipt by the General Secretary, on payment of outstanding dues, if any; and he/she shall thereupon recover all rights of Fellowship or Membership.

20. A Fellow or Member who ceases to be a member of the Academy, either by voluntary withdrawal or by forfeiture of his/her Fellowship or Membership, shall be liable to pay all outstanding dues and return all books or other property (if any) borrowed by him/her from the Academy, or shall have made full compensation for the same if lost, damaged or not forthcoming.

21. If any Fellow or Member of the Academy wilfully disobeys Rules or Orders of the Academy or Council, or commits wilful breach of order at any of the General Body Meetings, or having unwillingly committed, persists in any disobedience or breach of order, after having been admonished by the President, or if for any other reason it appears to the Council that the name of a Fellow or Member shall not remain on the rolls, he/she shall be liable to be removed from the Academy. Whenever there appear such causes, as aforesaid, for the removal of a Fellow or a Member from the Academy, if a majority of the Council after due deliberation, determines, by ballot, to propose to the Academy the removal of the said Fellow or Member, the President shall at a General Body Meeting of the Academy announce from the Chair such determination of the Council, and at the following Annual General Body Meeting, the proposition shall be admitted to ballot. If three fourths of the Fellows and Members present, and voting at such Annual General Body Meeting, vote for the removal of such Fellow or Member, he shall be removed from the Academy.

G-THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS

22. The administration, direction and management of the affairs of the Academy shall be entrusted to a Council.

The composition of the Council of the Academy will be as given below:-

(i) President.

(ii) Two past Presidents of whom one shall be the Immediate Past President.

(iii) Two Vice-Presidents - one from headquarters and the other from outstation.

(iv) One Treasurer from headquarters.

(v) Two General Secretaries of whom one would be from Allahabad or from a place within a distance of 250 km. from Allahabad and the other would be from outside this region.

(vi) One Foreign Secretary.

(vii) Fourteen Members from 5 zones of which atleast one should be from each zone.

(viii) In addition to the 23 members who would constitute the Council as given in Rule 22 above, the President may nominate 3 persons as special invitees into the Council from amongst Fellows of the Academy whose presence in the Council, in the opinion of the President, would be invaluable. Such invitees may be nominated by the President soon after his/her election. The term of the invitees would be the same as that of the President nominating them. Special invitees would not have the right of vote.

Zone 1: Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim.

Zone 2: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman, Diu and Rajasthan.

Zone 3: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Pondicher­ry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

Zone 4: Uttar Pradesh, Uttranchal, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

Zone 5: Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

NOTE : The number of zones and their geographical jurisdiction may be redetermined by the Council from time to time.

23. The President, the Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer, the two General Secretaries and the Foreign Secretary shall be called the Officers of the Academy.

24. The offices of the President, Treasurer, General Secretaries, Foreign Secretary and membership of the Council shall be filled by Fellows of the Academy only. The offices of the Vice-President could be filled by Fellows and individual Benefactors only.

25. The nomination of the Officers and other Members of the Council shall take place in accordance with rule 28 (below) of the Academy. The retiring Officers and Members of the Council shall be eligible for re-nomination. The President, the two Vice-Presidents, the Foreign Secretary, Treasurer and General Secre­taries shall be nominated for a term of 2 years. The Treasurer and General Secretary may ordinarily be re-nominated for another term of 2 years after which they will not be eligible for re-nomination to the same office and shall have to retire after they have held office for a maximum period of four years except under exceptional circumstances when they may be re-nominated for a further period of 1 year but they shall have to retire thereafter.

26. The Treasurer and the two General Secretaries shall hold office until a successor has assumed charge.

27. The General Secretaries will invite proposals from Fellowship for nomination to various Offices and the Membership of the Council for the ensuing year so that the nominations reach the Academy latest by June 30.

A list of these nominations will be placed before the Council in its meeting to be held in July and the Council in proposing the names for various Offices and Membership of the Council will confine itself to this list.

The General Secretary shall prepare a list of such persons whom the Council recommends to be elected as President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, General Secretaries, Foreign Secretary and other Members of the Council for the ensuing year, and before the 1st September such list shall be circulated among the Fellows of the Academy as voting paper, which shall bear a blank column opposite the list of the names for such proposals as any Fellow may wish to make.

28. The Council shall, by the 1st August each year, recommend twenty-three members, of whom at least six shall be such as are not Officers or Members of the existing Council, in the follow­ing sequence:-

(1) One President, (2) Two Past Presidents of whom one shall be Immediate Past President, (3) Two Vice-Presidents (one from the headquarters and the other from outstation), (4) Two General Secretaries of whom one would be from Allahabad or from a place within a distance of 250 km. from Allahabad and the other would be from outside this region, (5) One Treasurer from the headquarters, (6) One Foreign Secretary, (7) Fourteen members, from 5 zones with at least one member from each zone.

29. The Fellow shall then vote for the offices and places in the Council to be filled up by placing a cross against the names of those he/she wishes to elect. If he/she does not accept the nomination of the Council for any office or place, he/she shall cross out such nomination and put a nomination of his/her choice in the blank column opposite in accordance with rule 24.

30. The voting papers shall be enclosed unsigned in a sealed envelope supplied by the Academy, which shall be forwarded to the General Secretary in an outer cover with a covering letter signed by the Fellow, so as to reach the Academy by the 1st October or the date fixed by the Council. In the absence of a covering letter, the voting paper shall be declared invalid.

31. The sealed envelopes shall be placed by the General Secretary in the Annual General Body Meeting.

32. Two scrutineers shall be appointed by the President, with the approbation of the majority of the Fellows and Members present.

33. The scrutineers shall open and examine the voting papers and report to the President the names of those having a majority of votes, and these names constituting the Council shall then be announced in the same Annual General Body Meeting.

34. In the event of a vacancy occurring during the year in the office of President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, General Secre­taries, Foreign Secretary, or members of the Council, the remaining Members of the Council may fill up such a vacancy, The action so taken by the remaining Members of the Council, shall be reported at the next Annual General Body Meeting.

35. If, for any reason, the Officers and Members of the Council could not be appointed for the ensuing year in the Annual General Body Meeting, the Officers and Members of the Council appointed during the previous year shall continue to hold office until their successors are duly nominated and assume office.

36. The powers and duties of the Council shall be as follows:-

(a) To manage the affairs of the Academy, and to make such Regu­lations as may appear to them conducive to the good administra­tion of the Academy and the attainment of the objects of its foundation, provided that such Regulations be not inconsistent with anything contained in these Rules.

(b) To approve the annual Budget of the Academy as presented by the Treasurer on behalf of the Standing Finance Committee and to approve such other expenses as it may deem fit in the interest of the Academy.

(c) To consider, in the first instance, and before submission to a General Body Meeting all communications addressed to the Academy, and to regulate the order and manner in which such communications shall be laid before the General Body Meeting.

(d) To superintend and direct the publication of the Proceedings or other journals and works published by the Academy.

(e) To appoint as many salaried officers and employees as may be deemed necessary; to define their duties, allowances, salaries, gratuities and privileges; and to punish, suspend or dismiss them, or to dispense with their services, as the occasion may require.

(f) To exchange for other property or otherwise dispose of, in such a manner as may, in their opinion, be best conducive to advance the objects and interests of the Academy, any books, journals, maps, specimens, etc. belonging to the Academy.

(g) To prepare and submit to the Annual General Body Meeting a Report on the activities and matter of general concerns of the Academy. Such report shall include the balance sheet for the year and shall set forth the income and expenditure for the financial year, the balance in hand, the debts and assets, the prosperity, or otherwise of the Academy, and the progress of the Library. The Report shall also include an ab­stract of the Proceedings of the Council during the preceding year.

(h) To exercise general supervision over the employees and af­fairs of the Academy, and to assist in carrying out the Rules and Regulations of the Academy and Orders made by the Council;

(i) In conformity with the provisions of the Registration Act, No. XXI of 1860 (Sections 9 and 10), under which the Academy has been registered, the Council is empowered to take legal proceed­ings under the Act for the recovery of any sums due to the Acade­my or for other matters in the interest of the Academy.

37. The powers and duties of the President shall be as follows:

(a) to preside at all meetings of the Academy and of the Council and to regulate the proceedings at such meetings;

(b) to ensure that due effect is given to the Rules, and to the Regulations made by the Council;

(c) to be ex-officio Member of all the Committees appointed by the Council.

38. In the absence of the President from the country one of the Vice-Presidents shall perform the duties of the President.

39. The duties of the General Secretaries shall be as follows:

(a) to conduct the correspondence of the Academy and of the Council, and to sign all letters and papers on behalf of the Academy;

(b) to attend the Meetings of the Academy and of the Council; to take minutes of the proceedings of such Meetings during their progress, and, at the commencement of every such Meeting, to read the minutes of the previous Meeting;

(c) to announce at the Ordinary General Body Meetings, the presents made to the Academy since the last meeting and to report upon the progress in the activities of the Academy;

(d) to prepare and maintain an up-to-date list of Fellows and Members of the Academy;

(e) to enter, or cause to be entered in the Minute books, all the proceedings of the Academy and of the Council before the following Meeting, and to see that all letters and papers and documents of every kind connected with the business of the Acade­my are properly filed and preserved;

(f) to sue and be sued in the name and on behalf of the Academy;

(g) to exercise general supervision over the employees and affairs of the Academy, and to assist in carrying out the Rules and Regulations of the Academy and Orders made by the Council;

(h) to sanction payments on behalf of the Academy on scrutiny and satisfaction of rules and provisions within limits prescribed by the budget approved by the Council or sanctioned otherwise by the Council.

Provided that for expenditure on items other than those covered by the budgetary provisions, sanction of the Council would be necessary.

Provided further that the General Secretary may delegate powers to the Executive Secretary or an Officer of the Academy of sanc­tion of payment of bills on similar scrutiny and satisfaction up to a limit of Rs.5,000/= on specific items.

(i) to be ex-officio Member of all Committees appointed by the Council;

(j) A General Secretary shall be ex-officio Secretary and Convener to the body of Fellows and Members and the channel of communication between the Fellows and Members and the Council of the Academy. He/she shall attend and act as Secretary to the Meetings of Fellows prescribed in the Regulations and General Body Meetings.

The two General Secretaries shall meet just after their election and by mutual agreement divide the duties assigned to the General Secretaries. In case of disagreement the matter shall be referred to the Council, whose decision shall be final.

40. The Treasurer shall receive and hold for the use of the Academy all money paid to the Academy. He shall disburse all sums due from the Academy duly sanctioned by the appropriate authorities and shall keep exact accounts of all such receipts and payments.

Provided that the Council may delegate and authorize on a proposal by the Treasurer, by a resolution, powers of payments to such employees of the Academy as it may deem fit for certain accounts.

Provided further that all such payments made by the employees will be reported to the Treasurer within a fortnight of the payment.

Provided further that such payments made by an employee will not exceed Rs. 5000/- under any head.

41. The Academy may formulate its own service rules, leave rules, T.A. rules etc. In absence of any specific rule, the decision shall be taken by the Council.

H-MEETINGS OF THE ACADEMY

42. General Body Meetings of the Academy which the Benefactors, Fellows and Members would be entitled to attend shall be of three kinds:

I. Ordinary Meetings of the General Body

II. Extraordinary Meetings

III. Annual General Body Meeting.

43. The following Rules shall be applicable to all General Body Meet­ings of the Academy:-

(a) Seven Fellows and/or Members shall constitute a quorum.

(b) The President or, in his absence, one of the Vice-Presidents shall take the Chair; if neither the President, nor any of the Vice-Presidents be present, on the expiration of fifteen minutes after the hour fixed for the Meeting, Fellows and Members, present shall elect a Chairperson.

(c) The business of each Meeting shall be proceeded with in the order hereinafter prescribed in Rules 45 and 46, provided always that on written notice being given to the President or General Secretary, not less that 48 hours before the hour of Meeting, a motion of the immediate transaction of urgent business may be made; and if such motion be seconded and carried, this rule shall be suspended.

(d) With the exception mentioned in the last Rule (Rule c), notice of motion on any matter of importance shall be given at the General Body Meeting preceding that on which the subject is to be disposed of, in order that Fellows and/or Members who take an interest in the question may have an opportunity of informing themselves re­garding it and expressing their dissent; and no motion outside the agenda, of which notice has not been given, shall be carried at the Meeting at which it is proposed, if the President or Chairman of the Meeting rules that it shall be postponed.

(e) All motions and amendments, except those emanating from the Council, shall require to be seconded; otherwise they cannot be put. Amendments must be in writing, unless excused by the Chair­man. Not more than a single amendment to the original motion shall be laid before the Meeting at one time. When any such amendment has been negatived, or has been allowed to take the place of the original motion, other amendments involving fresh points may be proposed.

(f) Each Fellow and Member present is entitled to speak ordinarily once and once only, to each substantive motion and to each amendment. Nothing in this Rule shall be construed to prevent those entitled to attend the meeting from addressing the Chairman on a point of order, or to prevent the mover of an original motion, with the permission of the President of the Meeting from speaking a second time by way of explanation or reply. Communications of members not present, on subjects to be submitted to vote, cannot be read, unless by consent of the Meeting.

(g) The usual method of voting shall be by show of hands; provid­ed always that the votes on any particular subject may be taken by ballot, on a motion to that effect duly carried; and in the case especially provided for by these Rules, the votes shall be so taken.

(h) The Chairman’s decision on the show of hands shall be final unless a division be called for. It shall be competent to any Fellow or Member present to call for a division.

(i) The Chairman shall not vote with the rest of the Meeting; but when the votes for and against are equal, he/she shall have a casting vote.

44. Ordinarily, four meetings of the Council will be held, one in each quarter of the year.

Other meetings and emergency meetings may be held as and when considered necessary.

45. The order of business at the meetings of the Council shall be as follows :

(a) The Minutes of the last Meeting shall be read and if found to be accurate and not to involve any contravention of these Rules, they shall be confirmed by the Meeting and signed by the General Secretary and the President, if objected to, on the ground of incorrectness, they shall be amended on motion made and carried to this effect.

(b) Action taken in respect of the earlier decisions of the Council to be reported.

(c) Election of new members of the Academy as provided under Rule 10.

(d) The presents made to the Academy since their last Meeting shall be announced and exhibited.

(e) Reports and communications from the Council shall be read in the order prescribed by the Council.

(f) Other matters pertaining to the activities and progress of the Academy.

(g) The Chairman shall have the power, when he/she considers that the Meeting has been unduly prolonged, to order any uncompleted business to stand over to the next Meeting.

46. The Annual General Body Meeting of the Academy shall be held under the following Rules and for the transactions of the following business:-

(a) The Academy shall hold an Annual Session in a centre of learning at which research papers received from members will be presented and discussed; technical and popular lectures by the eminent scientists will be arranged and Symposia/Seminars/Work­shops may be held.

(b) The Session will be held preferably in October, failing which on dates decided upon by the Council in consultation with the host institution.

(c) Awards instituted by the Academy would ordinarily be presented during the Annual Session.

(d) Circulars for the Annual Sessions will be sent to members at least four month in advance in which the last date for the re­ceipt of papers to be presented will be clearly indicated.

(e) During the Session, the Annual General Body Meeting of the Acade­my shall be held. At this meeting, the following business shall be transacted:-

(i) The Annual Report on the functioning of the Academy will be presented in accordance with Rule 36(g).

(ii) Election of the Officers and Members of the Council of the Academy for the ensuing year as provided under Rules 27 to 33.

(iii) Consideration of recommendations of the Council regarding framing of rule(s), changing of rule(s) or modifying of rule(s) of the Academy, if any, as provided under Rule 50.

(iv) Such other business of which at least 15 days notice has been given by Fellows and Members.

(v) Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.

I- MEETING OF THE COUNCIL AND OF COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL

47. The following Rules shall be applicable to Meetings of the Council:-

(a) The President, on his/her own or when requested by five or more members of the Council, would call a Special Meeting of the Council, of which due notice would be given to all members.

(b) Five members shall form the quorum.

(c) The President, or in his/her absence, one of the Vice-Presidents shall take the Chair. If neither the President nor any one of the Vice-Presidents, be present within fifteen minutes after the hour appointed for the Meeting, the Members present shall elect a Chairman.

(d) The ordinary method of voting shall be by show of hands, but the votes shall be taken by ballot on motion to this effect duly carried, or when these Rules, provide for such method of voting.

(e) The President shall not vote with the other Members, but when the votes are equal, he/she shall have a casting vote.

(f) Minutes of the proceedings of every meeting of the Council shall be taken during their progress by a General Secretary, or in the absence of both the General Secretaries, by some Member present whom the Chairman shall appoint for the purpose. The minutes shall afterwards be circu­lated to the Members present at the meeting for the purpose of ascertaining their correctness, and then be copied fairly in a minute book and read and signed by the Chairman at the next Meeting of the Council.

48. The Council may nominate Committees or Sections for the consideration of special matters.

These may specifically include the following :

(i) Fellowship Scrutiny Committees to scrutinize nominations for Fellowship and make recommendations to the Council.

(ii) Membership Scrutiny Committee to scrutinize nominations for Membership and make recommendations to the Council.

(iii) Committees for screening nominations for various awards, lectureship etc. instituted by the Academy.

(iv) Standing Finance Committee, and Administrative Committee.

(v) Editorial Advisory Boards and Editorial Boards of the Peri­odicals of the Academy.

(vi) Organizing Committees for Symposia, Conferences etc.

(vii) Such other Committees as the Council may find necessary for specified purposes.

Provided that the General Secretaries would be ex-officio members of all the Committees.

49. The Committees shall report all decisions on matters referred to them to the Council.

50. Procedure for framing, changing, or modifying the Rules - The Council may frame, modify or alter the Rules of the Academy as may be required in the interest of smooth functioning of the Academy.

The Rules, thus framed by the Council, would be placed before the Annual General Body Meeting of the Academy for consideration and approval. On approval in the Annual General Body Meeting, the Rules will immediately come into force and would be incorporated in the Calender of the Academy.

If the Annual General Body Meeting does not approve of the Rules as framed by the Council, the same would be referred back to the Council for reconsideration.

REGULATIONS

REGULATION REGARDING ADMISSION OF HONORARY FELLOWS

Only such scientists as are very distinguished and who have contributed nationally or internationally may be admitted as Honorary Fellows. Nominations for Honorary Fellowship duly supported by a statement giving reasons thereof would ordinarily be made in the meeting of the Council to be held in the month of July. The nominations after being duly circulated to members of the Council would be placed in its next meeting for approval.

REGULATIONS REGARDING ELECTION AND ADMISSION OF FOREIGN FELLOWS

These regulations to be read as follows:

1. Fellows of the Academy may nominate distinguished scientists from foreign countries (who are nationals of foreign countries), for election as Foreign Fellows of the Academy.

2. The maximum number of Foreign Fellows shall be 100, with admission of ordinarily not more than 5 Foreign Fellows in any one year.

3. Apart from being a distinguished scientist, a nominee must be associated with the development of Science in India and associat­ed with Indian scientists as evidenced by collaborative program­mes with the Indian scientists, training of Indian scientists by the nominee, participation in Indian scientific programmes, visits to India for participation in conferences, consultancy, programmes, etc.

4. Nominations must be accompanied with detailed information regarding the scientific contributions of the nominee, his/her biodata and evidence of the nominee’s involvement in the develop­ment of Science and Technology in India. The fellow making the nomination will provide details and certify about the nominee’s involvement with Indian Science and Scientists.

5. Nominations must reach the Academy by 15th May every year.

6. The nominations will be placed before the Council at its meeting in July for approval. The Council may also consider the new names proposed by Council Members during the Council Meeting. Sufficient details of such nominees should be provided to the Council

7. The names approved by the Council for Foreign Fellowship would be printed and circulated as voting paper and sent out to the Fellows for voting not later than 15th August.

8. Rules regarding the despatch, voting, receipt, opening and counting of the voting papers would be the same as in the case of Fellows.

Guidelines

A nominee for Foreign Fellowship may, as far as possible, be a fellow of the Academy of the country to which he/she belongs.

REGULATIONS REGARDING ELECTION AND ADMISSION OF FELLOWS

These regulations to be read as follows :

1. In addition to Indian scientists, distinguished Non-Resident Indians, having Indian citizenship who have outstanding research work to their credit carried out either singly or jointly, may be nominated and be considered for the Fellowship of the Academy.

2. There shall be a Meeting of Fellows at the time of Annual Session for which one week’s notice shall be given. In this meeting, the number of Fellows to be elected in the next year and such other matters as are of concern to the Fellows shall be generally considered and recommendations and suggestions made therein shall be communicated to the Fellows along with the blank nomination papers.

3. Blank nomination papers shall be sent by the General Secretary to each Fellow not later than 15th February each year.

4. A Fellow in good standing may nominate up to three candidates each year for election to the Fellowship of the Academy.

5. Nominations made for the fellowship of the Academy shall remain in good standing for a period of five years.

A scientist whose nomination for fellowship has remained in good standing for a period of 5 years and who is not elected during this period, can be renominated after a gap of 2 years.

During the period that a nomination remains in good standing, it should be updated every year. For this purpose, the General Secretary (HQ) will write to one of the Fellows who has nominated the candidate.

6. Nomination papers would be received in the Academy by the 15th May every year, duly filled and signed, and addressed to the General Secretary, and no paper received after this date shall be considered in that year. If 15th May happens to be a postal holiday the next day would be the last date.

7. Each candidate shall be nominated, seconded and supported by at least one Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India. The proposer should preferably belong to the same field of specialization as the nominee and he/she shall certify that he/she is personally acquainted with the scientific work of the candidate.

8. Any candidate who canvasses for support in his/her candida­ture, shall be disqualified from election. Any such action shall be reported to the meeting of Fellows.

9. A list of Scientists duly nominated with their qualifications shall be compiled from the nomination papers by the General Secretary and communicated to the Fellowship Scrutiny Committee.

The Fellowship Scrutiny Committee will scrutinize the nominations and shall have the power to delete any name or names from the list. The recommendations of the Fellowship Scrutiny Committee shall then be presented before the Council of the Academy.

The Council will further scrutinize the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee and shall have the power to delete any name from the list.

The list approved by the Council shall be printed and circulated as a voting paper and sent out to each Fellow not later than the 15th August. The number of vacancies shall be stated.

10. The Fellows shall then vote for not more than the number nominated by placing a cross against the names of those they wish to be elected, and no paper with more crosses than the number nominated shall be valid.

11. The voting paper shall be enclosed unsigned in a sealed envelope, which shall be forwarded to the General Secretary in an outer cover with a covering letter signed by the Fellow, so as to reach the Academy by the 15th September. In the absence of a covering letter a voting paper shall become invalid.

12. There shall be a Meeting of the Fellows before the October Council Meeting, two week’s notice of which shall be given to the Fellows. At this Meeting the sealed envelopes shall be opened and counted as per the directions of the Chairman.

13. The names of the candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be declared elected by the Chairman.

14. For meetings of fellows, seven Fellows shall constitute the quorum.

Guidelines

Not more than two Non-resident Indians working abroad may be considered for the Fellowship of the Academy in any year.

REGULATIONS REGARDING ADMISSION OF MEMBERS

The following are the criteria for admission of members:-

(i) High academic qualifications in any discipline of Science & Technology e.g. Ph.D., D.Phil., M.Tech., M.D., M.S., and equivalent qualifications.

(ii) Evidence of active involvement in Science and Technology activities.

(iii) Documented evidence of high quality research publications in peer reviewed national and international journals.

and/or evidence of exceptional ability as a teacher or involvement in ‘Science Promotion’/‘Science Popularization Programmes’.

(iv) At the time of induction of a member, there should be evidence that the nominee has the potential to become a ‘Fellow of the Academy’ in due course.

The total number of members shall not exceed 2000.

REGULATIONS REGARDING PUBLICATION OF PROCEEDINGS AND SCIENCE LETTERS

1. There shall be Managing Editors/Board of Editors responsible for the coordina­tion and management of the publication of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India and National Academy Science Letters. The Managing Edi­tors/Board of Editors shall be appointed by the Council and hold office for two years at a time.

2. There shall be separate (i) Editorial Advisory Boards and Editori­al Boards—one for each of the following publications of the Academy viz.

(a) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Sec­tion A;

(b) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Sec­tion B;

and (ii) Board of Editors for National Academy Science Letters.

Each Editorial Advisory Board and Editorial Board shall consist of the Managing Editor, the Chief Editor, Subject Editors and eminent experts in various disciplines as members and will be presided over by the President of the Academy.

3. The Council shall appoint the Editorial Advisory Boards, Editorial Boards and Board of Editors for a term of two years.

4. The number of members and subject Editors shall be decided by the Council from time to time.

5. The Council shall appoint separate Editors for special publi­cations as and when necessary.

REGULATIONS REGARDING MEETINGS

Regulations regarding the ‘General Body Meetings’ of the Academy:

1. A notice of 2 weeks will be given for an ordinary meeting of the General Body.

2. A notice of 7 days will be given for an Extraordinary meeting of the Academy.

3. A minimum of 3 weeks, notice will be given for the Annual General Body Meeting of the Academy.

REGULATIONS REGARDING THE MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL

1. Two weeks' notice will be given for the meetings of the Council to be held one in each quarter of the year.

2. Any other meeting including a Special meeting of the Council can be convened with the permission of the President, after giving a week’s notice.

3. An Emergent meeting of the Council can be convened by giving 48 hours’ notice.

Appendix ‘A’

WORKING OF CHAPTERS

Objective: In order to create an adequate impact of the National Academy of Sciences, India all over the country, it is necessary to expand the activities of the Academy in a meaningful way by involving a larger number of scientists, foreign visitors, educationists and industrialists. This is to be done by the Academy by opening Chapters in important centres.

Functions: The main functions of these Chapters will be to:

(a) arrange lectures/discussions/seminars/symposia on the current and future sciences, technology and science education and their impact on society.

(b) maintain a library of Academy publications for reference.

(c) work as a liaison office between the local Chapter members and the Academy headquarters.

Conditions:

(a) Chapters may be opened only in those centres where there are preferably 20 Fellows and Members.

(b) All local fellows and members of the National Academy of Sciences, India shall be members of the Chapter without any extra payment. The activities of the Chapter would be run by a Committee consisting of (i) the Chairman, (ii) Secretary and (iii) three Advisors. The Chairman and the Secretary should be Fellows of the Academy. The first set of office bearers may be nominated by the President of the Academy and thereafter they shall be elected from amongst the Chapter members by the Chapter members for a two years term.

(c) The Chairman and the Secretary shall submit the Annual Report of the activities of the Chapter to the Council of the Academy.

Finances : The Academy may support the activities of the Chapter. The modes of support will be decided by the Council from time to time.

RULES FOR ACADEMY’S AWARDS

(A) Prof. A.C. Banerji Memorial Lecture, Prof. Meghnad Saha Memorial Lecture, Prof. N.R. Dhar Memorial Lecture, Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture, Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture, Dr. P. Sheel Memorial (Young Woman Scientist) Lecture, Prof. Sali­gram Sinha Memorial Lecture, Prof. R.C. Gupta Endowment History of Science Lecture, Prof. R.N. Tandon Memorial Lecture, Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture, Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Lecture, Prof. U.S. Srivastava Memorial Lecture, Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Lecture and Award Lecture in the field of Toxicology. :

The awards will be known as -

i) Prof. A.C. Banerji Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1981 from the endowment given by Sri Milon K. Banerji, Former Attorney General of India, New Delhi (son of Late Prof. A.C. Banerji).

ii) Prof. Meghnad Saha Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1981.

iii) Prof. N.R. Dhar Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1990.

iv) Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1990 from the endowment given by Dr. Bobby L. Renfro, Maize Pathologist, Mexico and also from Academy's contributions.

v) Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1988 from the endowment given by Mrs. Radhika Sheel.

vi) Dr. P. Sheel Memorial (Young Woman Scientist) Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1996 from the endowment given by Mrs. Radhika Sheel.

vii) Prof. Saligram Sinha Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 1990 from the endowment given by relatives and others associated with Prof. Saligram Sinha.

viii) Prof. R.C. Gupta Endowment History of Science Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2000 from the endowment given by Prof. R.C. Gupta, Ganita Bharati Academy, Jhansi.

ix) Prof. R.N. Tandon Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2000 from the endowment given by the family and students of Late Prof. R.N. Tandon.

x) Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002.

xi) Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002.

xii) Prof. U.S. Srivastava Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002.

xiii) Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Lecture Award; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002 from the endowment given by the relatives, friends and students of Late Prof. Shri Ranjan and

xiv) Award in the field of Toxicology; Instituted by the Academy in the year 2002 from the endowment given by Dr. P.K. Seth, Director, ITRC, Lucknow, from the savings of the 2nd Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries.

Separate endowment funds have been created to meet the expenses connected with these awards. However, until the endow­ment is sufficient to meet the entire expenditure connected with an award, the expenses will be met from the funds of the Academy.

1. Nominations for the aforesaid lectures will be made by the Fellows of the Academy. The awardees will be selected by the Council in accordance with the regulations as may be made from time to time.

2. The awardees will be called upon to deliver a lecture at a date, time and place as decided by the Council.

3. The subject areas for the various lectures are given under Appendix I.

4. The awardee would be required to supply a written script of his/her lecture which the Academy would suitably publish.

5. The Academy shall bear the cost of travel of the awardee from his place of work/residence to the place of lecture and back as per rules of the Academy.

6. The awardees, in each of the above cases, will be given a medal, a citation and a cash award of Rs. 10,000/-.

7. The frequency of the awards is given under Appendix II.

Appendix I

I. Prof. A.C. Banerji Memorial Lecture may be held in any fron­t line area of pure or applied mathematics, astrophysics and related subjects.

II. Prof. M.N. Saha Memorial Lecture may be held in any front line area in Physics and its applications.

III. Prof. N.R. Dhar Memorial Lecture may be delivered in an area of Chemistry, preferably having an impact on agriculture.

IV. Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture may be delivered in the field of agricultural science.

V. Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture for making significant contribu­tions in science & technology for social development with special reference to societal development may be delivered in any area like Health, Energy, Communication, Agriculture etc. provided that the award will not be repeated in the same area before nine years.

VI. Prof. Salig Ram Sinha Memorial Lecture may be delivered in any front line topic in Plant Sciences with special reference to Plant Pathology.

VII. Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Young Woman Scientist Lecture is open to all disciplines in science. The awardee lady scientist should be preferably below 50 years of age.

VIII. Prof. R.C. Gupta Endowment History of Science Lecture may be delivered in any area encompassing History of Science.

IX. Prof. R.N. Tandon Memorial Lecture may be delivered in any area in Plant Sciences.

X. Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture and Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Lecture may be delivered in the area of Biological Sciences including Medical Sciences. The awardee scientist for Prof. B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Young Scientist Lecture award should be below the age of 40 years.

XI. Prof. U.S. Srivastava Memorial Lecture may be delivered in any area in Animal Sciences.

XII. Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Lecture may be delivered in the area of Plant Molecular Biology.

XIII. Award Lecture in the field of Toxicology may be delivered in the area of Toxicology (in the broadest sense).

Appendix II

Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture Award, and Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Young Woman Scientist Lecture Award will be given every third year and Prof. Salig Ram Sinha Memorial Lecture Award will be given every five year. All other awards will be made every alternate year.

(B) SICO-SPONSORED THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA AWARD

The Award will be known as SICO-Sponsored The National Academy of Sciences, India Award. This Award has been instituted by the National Academy of Sciences, India and sponsored by the Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd., Allahabad.

1. Nominations for the Award may be made by :

(i) Managing Director, Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd., Allahabad (ii) Presidents of approved Scientific Societies of all India character, (iii) Vice-Chancellors of Universities and Deans of Faculties of Sciences, Directors and Deans of Faculties of I.I.Ts., Engineering Institutions and Colleges, (iv) Directors of National Laboratories, (v) Chairman of Atomic Energy, Space, Oil & Natural Gas Commissions and University Grants Commission, (vi) Members of the Planning Commission, (vii) Secretaries of various Departments of Government concerned with Science & Technology in any form; Directors of recognized Research Institutions, and (viii) Members of the Council of the National Academy of Scienc­es, India.

Nominations should be made in prescribed form available with the National Academy of Sciences, India, 5, Lajpatrai Road, New Katra, Allahabad-211 002. The nominations should be signed by the sponsors and should be sent in sealed envelope marked SICO-NASI AWARDS.

The awardee will be selected by an Expert Committee nominated by the Council in accordance with the regulations as may be made from time to time.

2. Any citizen of India engaged in scientific work in the field of Instrumentation will be eligible and will be adjudged mainly on the basis of his/her work done in an Indian Institute/Labora­tory. Nominees working in India would not be considered for Award on the basis of the work done abroad. Research work during last 5 years will form the main basis for selection. New discoveries/Inventions, particularly by young and up-coming scientists, would be given high consideration. There will be no age limit.

3. The awardee will be called upon to deliver a talk at a date, time and place as decided by the Council on his/her major contri­butions for which the award is given.

4. The Academy shall bear the cost of travel of the awardee from his/her place of work/residence to the place of talk and back as per rules of the Academy.

5. The awardee will be given a cash award of Rs.10000/-, a medal, and a citation highlighting the main scientific achievements of the awardee.

6. The award will be given every third year viz., 1986, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004 etc.

(C) REGULATION REGARDING THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA SCIENCE TEACHER AWARD

In order to recognise one (or more) outstanding teacher(s), teaching science in High Schools/Higher Secondary Schools/Intermediate Colleges/other equivalent institutions for distinction achieved by him/her in stimulating students to take part in co-curricular and out-of-the class science activities and bringing out their talents in science, the Academy would select every year awardee(s), called the National Academy of Sciences, India Science Teacher Awardee.

The Awardee(s) selected each year would be invited to receive the Award in a function to be held at Allahabad on the National Science Day, February 28. On the occasion, the Awardee(s) would be requested to deliver a brief talk.

The Award would comprise a Citation and Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five thousand only) cash. The cost of travel of the Awardee(s) from the place of his/her work to Allahabad and back and hospitality at Allahabad would be borne by the Academy.

Nominations for the Award would be invited through appropriate procedure and selection would be made by a Committee to be nominated by the Council.

(D) THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INDIA - SWARNA JAYANTI PURASKAR

As part of science promotional activities the Academy has instituted two awards known as 'The National Academy of Sciences, India - Swarna Jayanti Puraskar'. These awards would be given to the young scientists presenting the best research paper in the sections of Physical and Biological Sciences at the Annual Session of the Academy.

The Awardee in each section would be selected by a Committee comprising the Sectional President of the Section and two Fellows present there. Each Award comprises Rs. 5000/- cash and a Citation.

RULES FOR M.N. SAHA DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP

(i) The Saha Distinguished Fellowship will be awarded to an Indian Scientist for most distinguished contribution to Science.

(ii) The Fellow will be paid Rs. 26,000/= p.m. plus allowances as per Govt. rules.

(iii) A sum of Rs. 50,000/= per annum will be paid as contingent expenses which may be suitably increased by the Council, depend­ing upon the nature of the work proposed to be undertaken by the awardee.

(iv) The Fellowship will be tenable for a period of five years.

(v) If necessary, a telephone and assistance of a stenographer may be availed of out of the contingency grant.

(vi) There would be provision for the appointment of a personnel to assist the Saha Distinguished Fellow.

(vii) The Distinguished Fellow may work in any suitable institution which shall provide, as far as possible, necessary working facilities, accommodation etc.