PART I GENERAL

REGULATIONS:

2. The regulations contained in Form B in Schedule III of the Companies Act 1913 (VII of 1913) shall apply to the Institute provided they are not expressly contained in the Articles given hereinafter.
3. The Institute for the purpose of registration is declared to consist of 500 members but the Executive Council from time to time may register an increase of this number.

MEMBERSHIP:

4. All persons holding the academic qualification recognized by the PCATP for registration as Town Planners shall be eligible for registration as Members of the Institute. Furthermore the Membership of the Institute shall be of the following two classes of professional members:
i) Fellows
ii) Associates
In addition to the above the Institute shall also have two other classes of members as follows:
a) Honorary Members
b) Student Members

MEMBERS:

5. Election to any class of membership shall be made by the Executive Council and their decision will be final.

QUALIFICATIONS ETC:

6. Qualifications, eligibility, mode of election, rights and privileges of every class of membership shall be as prescribed in the Bye-Laws.

DUTIES & FUNCTIONS OF OFFICE BEARERS:

7. The duties and functions of the Office Bearers shall be as prescribed in the Bye- Laws.

SUBSCRIPTION AND ENTRANCE FEES:

8. The Subscriptions and Entrance Fees for the various classes of membership shall be as prescribed in the Bye-Laws.

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP:

9. Any Member of the Institute may terminate his membership at any time giving to the Council a notice of his desire, but he shall nevertheless continue to be liable to pay any subscription or arrear of subscription due at the date of such notice.
The Council may expel or refuse to continue the membership of any Member of the Institute in the cases prescribed in the Bye-Laws upon the conditions there set out.

FIRST MEETING:

10. The first General Meeting shall be held at such time, not being less than one month or more than three months after the registration of the Institute, and as such place as the Executive Council may determine.

GENERAL MEETING:

11. General Meetings of the Institute including such as may be summoned by the Executive Council on the requisition of the members or otherwise, shall be held as the Bye-Laws may from time to time prescribe and at least one General Meeting shall be held in every year at such time (not being more than fifteen months after the holding of the last preceding General Meeting) and place as may be prescribed by the Institute in General Meeting or, in default, at such time in the month following that in which the anniversary of the Institute's registration occurs and at such place as the Executive Council shall appoint.
In default of the General Meeting being so held, a General Meeting shall be held in the month next following, and may be called by any two Members in the same manner as nearly as possible as that in which meetings are to be called by the Executive Council.

PERIOD OF NOTICE:

12. Fourteen days notice at the least, specifying the place, the day and the hour of the meeting, and in case of special business the general nature of the business, shall be given to the members in a manner hereinafter mentioned, in such other manner (if any) as may be prescribed by the Institute in General Meeting; but the non-receipt of such a notice by any Member shall not invalidate proceedings at any General Meeting.

PARTICIPATION:

13. At General Meetings, Fellows, Associate Members and Honorary Members shall be entitled to be present and to take part in the discussions on any subject brought before the meeting. Only the Fellows and Associates shall have the right to vote at such meetings.

PROCEDURE OF VOTE:

14. At General Meetings any resolution adopted by such a majority as Bye-Laws may from time to time prescribe of those Members having a right to vote and voting at such meetings in person shall be declared to be a resolution of the Institute. The decision of a meeting shall be ascertained by show of hands, unless, after the show of hands, a poll if forthwith demanded by at least five voting Members of the Institute personally present, and by a poll when a poll is thus demanded. The manner of taking a show of hands or poll shall be at the discretion of the President, and an entry in the minutes, signed by the President, shall be sufficient evidence of the decision of the meeting. Each Fellow and
14. At General Meetings any resolution adopted by such a majority as Bye-Laws may from time to time prescribe of those Members having a right to vote and voting at such meetings in person shall be declared to be a resolution of the Institute. The decision of a meeting shall be ascertained by show of hands, unless, after the show of hands, a poll if forthwith demanded by at least five voting Members of the Institute personally present, and by a poll when a poll is thus demanded. The manner of taking a show of hands or poll shall be at the discretion of the President, and an entry in the minutes, signed by the President, shall be sufficient evidence of the decision of the meeting. Each Fellow and

BYE-LAWS:

15. Part II (Bye-Laws and Regulations of these Articles) shall regulate all matters included in Part I (General) of these Articles but left to be prescribed by the Bye-Laws and Regulations and all matters which, consistent with Part I (General), shall be made subject of Bye-Laws and Regulations. Alteration in, and additions to, the Bye-Laws a Regulations may be made only by a resolution of the voting Members of the Institute General Meeting or by postal vote on the recommendation of the Executive Council o after notice of motion for such purpose by two Members. Such recommendation or notice of motion or resolution shall be printed in the agenda for the ensuing General Meeting or circulated with the notice for postal vote. Provided that no regulation shall be made or altered by a bye-law which could only be legally imposed by the Articles of Association.

CONSTITUTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL:

16. There shall always be an Executive Council of the Institute, and it shall consist of the President, Senior Vice President, two Vice Presidents, one or more Honorary Secretaries and other Members to be elected at a General Meeting of the Institute or by postal vote in such manner and at such times as the Bye-Laws may prescribe. The President, Honorary Secretary General, and Honorary Secretary Finance shall be based in Lahore. The Executive Council shall also include the President/s of the Chapter/s, on their formation, as ex-officio Vice President/s of the Executive Council.

POWER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL:

17. The management of the affairs and the business of the Institute shall be vested in the Executive Council who, in addition to the powers and authority by these Articles or otherwise expressly conferred on them, may exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the Institute as are not hereby or by the Bye- Laws or by statute expressly directed or required to be exercised or done by the Institute's Meeting, but no new Article or Bye-Law shall invalidate any prior act of the Executive Council, which would have been valid if the same had not been made.

DELEGATION OF POWERS:

18. The Executive Council may delegate any of their powers to a Committee consisting of Members of their body as they may think fit, and in addition the Executive Council may, in the manner provided in the Bye-Laws, invite any person or persons whether Member of the Institute or not to assist the Committee so appointed in the consideration or conduct of all matters referred to the Committee. Any Committee so formed shall, in the exercise of the powers so delegated to them, abide by any Regulations that may from time to time be imposed by the Executive Council.

SANCTITY OF THE RESOLUTION:

19. No act done by the Executive Council or by any such Committee as aforesaid, which has received the sanction of the Members of the Institute shall be afterwards impeached by any Member of the Institute on any ground whatsoever, but shall be deemed to be an act of the Institute.

INVESTMENT:

20. The Executive council may from time to time invest any money not immediately required for the purposes of the Institute in the purchase of any real or leasehold property, the acquisition of which in the opinion of the Executive Council shall be expedient or desirable in the interest of the Institute or in or upon securities upon which trustees are by law authorized to invest trust moneys and sell any property so acquired and may vary any such securities.

LENDING OF FACILITIES:

21. The Executive Council shall have power to grant from time to time, on such terms and either with or without payment as they may think fit, the use of the rooms or offices of the Institute to any person desirous of using the same for purposes similar to the Objectives of the Institute or for such other purposes as the Executive Council shall approve.

ACCOUNTS:

22. The books of accounts of the Institute shall be kept at the registered office and, subject to any reasonable restrictions as to the time and manner of inspecting, the same shall be open to the inspection of the members at all times during the usual business hours.

AUDIT:

23. The provisions of Sections 144 and 145 of the Companies Act 1913 relating to audit and auditors shall apply and be observed by the Institute.



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