- Honorary members:-
of high scientific or literary attainment or persons who have rendered conspicuous
service to the Association, or persons whose association with I.D.A. may
be deemed desirable. If willing to be made as Honorary members, and so elected
by the Central Council according to rules as hereinafter laid down.
eligible for membership but who do not practise within the area of a State/
Local branch shall get admitted to Head Office.
Persons residing or practising within the jurisdiction of a State branch
in a place where no Local branch exists shall be admitted to the respective
State branches, as direct members.
Army Dental Corps officers have to join as direct members to Head Office.
- Life Members:-
who are eligible to become annual members as per rule 10 are eligible to
join as Life Members on payment of Life subscription.
- Annual members:-
possessing required qualifications mentioned in Rule 10 & who pay Annual
- Student members:
students of recognised Dental Institutions by D.C.I. shall be admitted as
student members. Such members shall have right to attend acientific meetings,
lectures and demonstrations but shall have no right in the working of the
foreign dental graduate practitioners having dental qualifications according
to Section 10 are eligible to become affiliate members of Head Office subject
to the approval of the Central Council. He should be a member of his National
Dental Society/ Association and should produce a certificate to this effect.
All affiliate members will be attached only to the Head Office. Such members
shall have the right to attend scientific meeting Lectutes and conferences
but shall have no right in the working of the Association.
existing members residing/ practicing in one specified area shall form
a branch. Dental surgeons eligible to become members should first members
of State or Local Branches. After becoming members, a minimum of 30 Annual/
Life Members residing or practicing in any place, city or town concerned
may form/ constitute a branch with the prior approval of the Head Office.
An Annual/ Life Member shall have the option to join in any Local Branch
within the state according to his/ her convenience. But a Dental Surgeon
shall be a member in one Branch only. If a Local Branch strength reduces
less than the minimum prescribed after recognition of the Branch, the
Branch shall be permitted to continue as Local Branch. All Local Branches
recognised earlier under previous constitution with less strength shall
continue to function as a Local Branch. All the branches shall abide by
the rules and regulations and orders of the Head Office and function within
the framework of the constitution. Any one applying for membership of
the branch should strictly fulfil and comply with the qualifications prescribed
under these rules to become the member of the Branch. Every branch shall
function under the auspices of the Head office, who may derecognise any
branch for breach of any rule or condition of these Bye Laws.
for forming a Branch:
Members residing should meet in a place & decide to Form a branch.
They should express their willingness in writing with Serial No. Membership
Number of H/O. Name, address, Branch in which they are members &
Signature. They should also elect Office Bearers for the proposed Branch
as per Section 21.
The names of its office- bearers with a request signed by the proposed
members in original shall be forwarded to the Central Council through
the State branch with advance copy to Head Office. The State branch
shall consider them within ninety days or at the next executive meeting
whichever is earlier and submit its recommendation to the Head Office.
The Central Council shall discuss and decide to approve or reject the
request and inform the State branch to be conveyed to the proposed local
branch concerned. If State Branch does not forward its recommendation
to Head Office within ninety days, Head Office has the right to take
it up for discussion in Central Council without the recommendation of
State Branch concerned.
The Central Council has the right to withdraw the recognition granted
to a State/ Local Branch if the C.C. decides by 2/3 majority that the
branch as a whole is not functioning or acting against the interests
of the Association/ Profession & the directions of the Central Council.
If such de-recognition is done, the members of the Branch shall get
attached as direct attached as direct members of respective State Branch/
for Derecognising a Branch:
the opinion of the Central Council, if a branch as a whole, is not functioning
or functioning against the interests of IDA, the Central Council shall direct
the Secretary General to issue a show cause notice as to why the recognition
of the branch shall not be withdrawn giving three weeks time for reply.
If the branch replies, it shall be placed in the C.C. for consideration.
If the branch does not give any reply, Central Council shall direct H.S.G.
to call for an EOGM of the members of the branch concerned, giving proper
notice. President and Secretary General in case of State Branch derecognition
& concerned State Branch President & Secretary also in case of Local
Branch derecognition shall attend such a meeting to persuade the Branch
to function in accordance with the directive of H/O. Still if it is not
possible, the matter shall be reported to the Central Council, and the Central
Council shall have the right to withdrawn the recognition granted to the
State/ Local Branch, subject to the approval of AGM/EOGM of H/O.
- State branches:-
Local branches in a State shall unite and form a State branch on a territorial
basis and elect office bearers. The formation of State branches shall be
communicated to the Central Council for its approval. Local branches subsequently
recognised by the Central Council, in the jurisdiction of the State branches,
shall become constituent members of such State branches. Wherever local
branches cannot be formed, State Branches shall be formed first. There will
be only one State branch in a State/ union Territory. In case a State Branch
is not functioning Local Branches under the State Branch shall be permitted
by the Central Council to function directly under H/O.
When a State branch is formed in a State/ Union Territory, The local branches
within that State/ Union Territory shall become subsidiary to the State
branch and shall be guided by it in all matters and the State branches
shall become the medium of communication between Local branches and Head
- Defence Wing:
Officers serving in Dental Corps can send annual and life subscription directly
to Head Office. All such army officers shall be pooled together the direct
members and form a Defence wing of IDA under Head Office. When the Officers
retire from the Defence Service He/ She shall have the option to join a
State/ local Branch. All Communication to the Defence wing shall be sent
to the Head of the Detal Corps.
- General Rules:
branches/ Local branches & Defence Wing shall submit to the Head Office
a six monthly return of the members on their rolls as on 1st of May and
1st of November of each year, together with a list of defaulters, a list
of new members and a list of members who have left the branches with their
new addresses if available, and an account of the various activities of
the branches for the purpose of compilation of the annual report at Head
Office & State Office, in case of local branches.
In case of difference of opinion on any matter including election of office
bearers of state/ local branches and representative to central council,
an aggrieved member/ party or branch shall appeal to Central Council through
the State Branch and Central Council shall enquire into it and the decision
of the central council shall be final and binding on the state/ local
branches / members. Pending the decision of the Central Council, the decision
of State Executive Committee shall hold good.
the well-being of the Association as a whole, it shall not be in order
for branches or any member and individuals to approach the Court, In case
of dispute, doubt or grievance of any branch, or any member of the Association.
Including grievances while conducting. National/ State/ Branch Conferences
are matters of Arbitration. All decisions of Central Council as to any
action or order passed against any member or matter of grievance raised
by any member shall be referred to an Arbitration Committee comprising
of ruling President H/O: Hon. Secretary General H/O; immediate Past President
H/O; President Elect H/O and convenor of constitution Committee H/O, who
shall hear and decide the issues. Such arbitration shall be governed by
the provisions and procedures of the Indian Arbitration Act.
view of the arbitration clues for all disputes and grievances by a member
or a State/ Local Branch, the remedy to approach for a decree in Civil
Court is barred. All such disputes and grievance shall be decided only
by Arbitration. If any member or State or Local Branch of Association
still persist to file any suit, which can be questioned as to its jurisdiction
and maintainability shall be filed against the Indian Dental Association,
Head Office represented by the Honorary Secretary General in the City
where his Office is situated and not in any other place in India.
- Neither the
Indian Dental Association nor the branches shall be liable for any of the
debts or liabilities of each other.
shall not be open for branches, habitually or ordinarily, to hold their
meetings outside their respective areas, except Army Wing which shall
conduct it in any Defence Area in this country.
When a branch officially resolves to close down or to suspend its activities,
it shall inform the State branch and/ or the Head Office as the case may
be or derecognised its funds including cash securities, fixed deposit
certificates, etc, shall be forthwith transferred to the Head Office to
be kept in a trust. At any rate it shall not be annexed with funds of
state branch or Head Office.
The accounts of the State/ Local branches & Defence Wing shall be
scrutinized audited and approved by their Executive Committee and then
circulated to the members before placing at the respective annual general
body meeting of the State/ Local branch. One copy of the audited and approved
statement of accounts shall be forwarded to the Head Office in case of
State branches; Head office& State office in case of Local branches
every year immediately after the annual general body meeting. The accounts
of the Head Office shall be audited and approved by the Central Council,
and circulated to the members before being placed at the annual general
meeting of H/O for its final approval. Similarly accounts of State/ Local
Branches shall be audited & approved by the E.C. of the concerned
State/ Local Branch & circulated to its members before being placed
at the AGM for its final approval.