The name of the Association shall be "INDIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION"
objects of the Association are promotion, encouragement and advancement of
the dental and allied sciences. Encourage the members to undertake measures
for the improvement of public health and dental education in India.
of the dignity and honour of the dental profession and to protect the rights
and interest of the members of Association and friendship, co-operation and
co-existence among the members of the Association and implement well formulated
schemes for the social security of members of the Association.
the attainment and for furtherance of the above objects, Association may:-
- Hold periodical
meetings and conference for the members of the Association and for Dental
profession in general.
- Publish and
circulate a journal which shall be the official organ of the Association
of a character specially adapted to the needs of the Dental profession in
India and which shall undertake publicity and propaganda work of the Association
through its columns.
- Maintain an
Association office(s) as herein afterwards provided.
the opening of libraries in H/O, State/ Local branches and procure other
relevant materials books etc out of the funds of the Association/ Donation.
- Publish from
time to time papers embodying dental researches conducted by members independently
or under the auspieces of the Association.
research and continuing Dental Education in dental and allied sciences with
grants out of the funds of the Association, by establishment of scholarships,
prize or awards and in such other manner as may from time to time be determined
by the Association and maintain contact with National and International
Associations having similar objectives.
- Conduct an
educational campaign among the masses of India in the matter of oral hygiene
by co-operating with different public bodies working with the similar objects.
- Consider and
express views on all questions pertaining to the Indian Legislation affecting
public health, Dental profession and Dental education and take such steps
from time to time regarding the same, as shall be deemed expedient and necessary.
- To grant seal
of acceptance of I.D.A. to oral health products with regard to safely, efficacy
and quality in public interest
- To grant seal
of acceptance of I.D.A. to dental instruments, equipments and materials,
in the interest of profession.
- To represent
the interest of Dental fraternity, plead and protect the rights and secure
all benefits for its members and defend their rights.
- Do all such
other things as are cognate to the objects of the Association or are incidental
or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
- To safeguard
the professional interest, social security and individual member as a consumer.
of the Association shall be carried in India. The benefits of the Association
are open to all members irrespective of Caste, Religion and Sex etc.
constitution Bye-Laws & Ethics shall be followed by Head Office,State
& Local Branches of IDA. No proposal for change of constitution at any
meeting of the Central Council unless the proposed alteration has been circulated
to the branches for opinion and unless due notice of it has been given in
the agenda of the meeting of the Central Council. An amendment to the Constitution
will be valid only when approved by two thirds majority of the members present
and voting at the annual general body meeting or Extra ordinary general body
meeting of the Association and shall come into effect immediately after it
is passed, unless otherwise specified. Any change with regard to the amendments
shall be informed to the Commissioner of Income Tax, for approval. No resolution
for amendment to the Dentists Act, 1984 be forwarded to the Government of
India unless approved at the annual general body meeting/ E.O.G.M. of the
Association. Any resolution or amendment to the Dentists Act, 1948 having
special reference to the States, may be forwarded by the State branch to the
State Government only with the prior approval of the Central Council. When
ever there is a dispute in interpretation of articles & Bye-laws of this
constitution, the decision of the Central Council shall be final & binding
on members & Branches.
In this Constitution unless
the context requires otherwise the following abbreviation shall mean:-
IDA means the Indian Dental Association.
means all classes of members.
means all State/ Local Branches.
C.C. means Central Council of I.D.A.
E.C. means Executive Committee of State/ Local branches.
members" means direct members to the Head Office.
means Honorary Secretary General.
means Head Office.
means Annual General Body Meeting.
means Extra Ordinary General Body Meeting.
means Council of Dental Education Health.
means Continuing Education Wing.
mentioned in this Constitution means one completed term, which is from and
of one year AGM to end of next year AGM in case of Head Office. In case
of Branches, one completed term means it is from end of one year AGM to
end of next year AGM or till 31st December which ever is earlier.
The registered Head Office of the Association shall be in India where the
Honorary Secretary, General resides/ practices. In the case of the State/
Local branches, the office shall remain the State/ District/ Two where the
Honorary State Secretary resides/ practices. In the case of Local Branches
with in the Local Branch area where the Branch Secretary resides/ practices.
- REGISTER OF
Office, State & Local Branches shall maintain, a register of members with
Membership Number, Name, Qualification & Current Address, Pin code &
Branch He/ She belongs to. There shall be a separate register for Life, Annual
& other types of members.
- THE ASSOCIATION
year of the Indian Dental Association & its Branches shall be from 1st
November to 31st October. For Financial purpose and for purpose of auditing
it shall be from 1st April to 31st March, every year.
- AREA OF OPERATION
Jurisdiction of Head Office is the territory of Republic of India. State Branches
are pertaining to the territory of States or Union Territories. Local Branch
at the time of application of recognition should specify the area of operation
of District/ Town. In one Municipal town there shall be One Local Branch.
In one Municipal Corporation area apart from one state branch there may be
more than one Local Branch if C.C. consider it necessary for the betterment
of Association with area of operation well demarcated area wise; parliament
constituency wise. All Local Branches in a State Branch in the State.
Account Books, Ledgers, Cash Books of Association shall be retained up to
Eight Years. Beyond Eight Years, they may be destroyed. However, the Audited
Balance Sheets of all years shall be retained by Head Office; State &
Local Branch offices.
Correspondence beyond five years may be destroyed at the discretion of Hony.
Secretary General, annual general body & E.O.G.M. minutes, Central Council
Minutes, attendance registers of Central Council/ A.G.M. & Membership
Registers and important correspondence as per discretion of Hony. Secretary
General shall be retained forever in Head Office. In case of State/ Local
Branches, AGM/EOGM/ Executive committee minutes & attendance registers;
membership register; shall be retained forever & correspondence shall
be retained on the same line as above at the discretion of Hony. State/ Local