Article 12B (iv)
authorises the National Executive Committee to formulate Regulations
for Election of office bearers of the Parishad which include
Prantiya Office bearers.
As per Rule 7(C), the
following Prantiya office bearers shall be elected by the Prantiya
Council represented by the elected officer bearers of Affiliated
Members located within the geographical areas of the respective
Prantiya Vice President/s
Prantiya Secretary General
2. The term of Prantiya Office bearers shall be of two years
commencing from 1st April immediately followed by the election. As
such, the election of office bearers shall take place after every
3. The election of the Prantiya Office bearers shall generally
be held and completed by 31st March in the year in which the term of
two years for the office bearers expires. This is to enable the
newly elected office bearers to take charge from 1st April,
following the election.
Regional Executive Committee of Parishad shall nominate the
Returning officers who will conduct the elections of Prantiya Office
bearers of each of the Prant organisation operating within the
geographic area under charge of Region. No person shall be nominated
as returning officer of the Prant wherein he / she is a member of
5. A person who is Primary Member of association affiliated
to Parishad, has paid the membership fees in full for the year in
which the elections will be held, at least three months before the
close of the year (by December) and who by virtue of his / her
holding the office bearer ship of the association as President /
Secretary / Treasurer for the current year in which the elections
are to be held is a member of Prantiya Council, shall be eligible to
participate in election process and voting to elect the office
bearers of Prantiya
of Bharat Vikas Parishad.
6. A person shall have one vote for one position. Associate
Member shall have no right to vote.
7. The Executive Committee of an Affiliated Member which has
more than 150 members and has paid affiliation fee and other charges
to Parishad shall have right to nominate two of its members, other
than its elected office bearers, as additional representatives to be
part of Prantiya Council. These additional representatives by virtue
of their member of Prantiya Council shall be eligible to participate
in election process and voting to elect the office bearers of
of Bharat Vikas Parishad.
Secretary shall provide the updated list of
members of Prantiya Council comprising the names of office bearers
(President, Secretary and Treasurer) of each of the Affiliated
Members holding the post for the current year and additional
representatives, having paid their dues to Association / Parishad
and is eligible to participate in the election process at the
meeting of Prantiya Council. Prantiya Organising Secretary shall
verify the list and provide the same to the returning officer
appointed by the Regional Executive Committee at least 1 month
before the date of the meeting of Prantiya Council.
Office bearers and additional representatives of
Association, who have not paid their affiliation fees and other dues
to Parishad, shall not be entitled to participate in the
and election process.
10. Prantiya Executive Committee at its meeting shall decide the
time and venue
for the meeting of Prantiya Council for the
purpose of holding the elections office bearers. Prantiya General
Secretary shall send
the notice of Prantiya Council meetings at
least a month prior to the date of meeting.
11. The returning officers shall remain present at the meeting
of Prantiya Council where the election of the office bearers are
proposed to be held and ensure that elections are held in accordance
with the Rules and Regulations of Parishad and in just and fair
manner. In the cases where due to unavoidable reasons, the returning
officer so nominated by the Regional Executive Committee is unable
to attend the meeting or is absent, the Prantiya President shall
nominate Prantiya Organising Secretary and in his absence any other
member as the returning officer to conduct the election.
The returning officer shall have no voting right to vote at the
meeting where is he / she is responsible to conduct the elections.
13. The returning officer shall collect / invite the nomination
for various posts.
In case no such nomination is received for
any of the post, the returning officer shall invite such
nominations at the meeting itself. The nomination to be valid shall
be signed by the person who has been nominated as his acceptance and
by at least two members as proposers. Valid nominations shall be
placed before the meeting for consideration of the members.
14. A person who has been an office bearer of an Association,
affiliated to Parishad and operating within the geographical area of Prant, for at least one term shall be entitled to be elected as a
Prantiya office bearer.
15. The candidate seeking election for any
of the post
be present at the meeting.
16. The nomination for each of the post
shall be seconded by
at least two members present at the meeting and expressing their
desire for the nominee to be elected for the proposed post. A
member shall second only one candidate for one post.
17 The returning officer shall make efforts to seek consensus
approval. However, in case due to unavoidable
no unanimous approval for a single candidate or there is more than
one nomination for one position, the returning officer, after the
nomination is seconded, shall put the proposal for approval of
members by show of hands. The election by secret voting must be
18. After ascertaining the votes of Prantiya Council, in favour
and against, the returning officer shall announce the name of person
who secured the majority of votes as elected for the post
and such announcement shall be considered as final and the post
shall be considered as filled by the person, who has been declared
elected by the returning officer.