2013 Amendments

Constitutional Amendments​ 2013

The following amendments were made to the Constitution of Uttoron through voting at General Body Meeting on SaturdayFebruary 16, 2013 as part of Saraswati Puja celebration.

Proposals
As-Is
Decisions
Office Bearers can hold the same office for a maximum of 2 consecutive years Office Bearers may not hold the same office for two consecutive years Passed
(71 to 12 votes)
The Executive Committee (EC) may have a maximum of 16 committee members in addition to the 4 Office Bearers (the President, the Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer) ​The Executive Committee (EC) may have a maximum of 12 committee members in addition to the 4 Office Bearers (the President, the Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer) Passed
(71 to 10 votes)
In case no nomination is received for any of the Office Bearer (other than the President) positions (i.e. the Vice President, the Secretary or the Treasurer), the EC may fill that position from the elected Committee members provided he/she is not serving the position for more than 2 consecutive years. This is a band new provision and has been recommended to prevent Constitutional emergency arising when Office Bearer positions are not filled through normal election process due to lack of qualified nominations. Passed
(78 to 4 votes)
To be elected to any Office Bearer position (the President, the Vice President, the Secretary or the Treasurer), a member in good standing must have served as a member of the Executive Committee for at least one year since 2003(the year Uttoron was registered as a non-profit organization) To be elected to any of the Office Bearer, a member in good standing must have served as a member of the Executive Committee for at least one year in the last 3 years, except for the first 3 years of operation. Passed
(71 to 12 votes)
Repeal the As-Is. Effective 2014, Vice Presidents will no longer be “President Elect” and  will no longer be elected automatically as the President the year following his/her term The Vice President will be elected to the Office of the President in the year following the year in which he/she is elected (to the Office of the Vice President). Passed
(72 to 11 votes)
Constitution Review and Advisory Sub-committee Members of 2013
  • Ashok Bhattacharya (Chair)
  • Subha Bhattacharya (Co-chair)
  • Rini Chakrabarti
  • Satyen Chatterjee
  • Debabrata Dey
  • Chanchal Banerjee