Bye-Laws

  • Article 1: Name

    The Society will be known as the "Society for Conservation Biology Pakistan", hereinafter called SCBP.

     

    Article 2: Aims and Objectives

    Following are the aims and objectives of the Society:

    1. To propagate, promote and disseminate knowledge of all branches of Conservation Biology.

    2. To encourage and stimulate interest in research in all disciplines of Conservation Biology in Pakistan.

    4. To cooperate with other organizations having similar objectives.

     

    Article 3: Membership

    1. The Membership will be of the following categories:

    i. Honorary members

    ii. Emeritus members

    iii. Life membership

    iv. Yearly membership

    vi. Student member 

     

    i. Honorary members

    The Honorary members may the recommended by any of the cabinet members and approved by majority of the Cabinet members in general body meeting.

     

    ii. Emeritus Members

    An Emeritus member may be elected by the Society upon recommendation by the Cabinet members from such members who have been actually engaged in research or teaching in Conservation Biology for at least ten years and have retired from active service. He/She will enjoy all the privileges of a life member.

     

    iii. Life Members 

    Any member may become a life member upon the payment of subscription equivalent to 10 year dues of a regular member or as fixed by the Cabinet members from time to time.

     

    iv. Yearly Members

    Any person working in any field of Conservation Biology or related fields is eligible for membership of the SCBP.


    v. Student Members

    An M.Sc., BS or B.Sc. (Hons) student in any field of Conservation Biology or related fields may become a student member.


    Article 4: Office Bearers

    The office bearers of the Society will comprise a President, five Vice Presidents (one from each province of the country and one from Azad Jammu & Kashmir), a Secretary/ Treasurer and a Joint Secretary. They will serve for one term and not be eligible for re-election to the same office in the following term. Those who intend to contest for the elections of any of the Society office bearers must hold 16 years of education in the subject of most related to Conservation Biology.


    Cabinet
    The Cabinet will comprise of the President, Vice Presidents, the Secretary/ Treasurer, the Joint Secretary and seven Cabinet members. The seven Cabinet members who will be co-opted by the elected office bearers of the Society will be taken one each from an organization so long as any of the elected office bearers is not already from the organization. The Chief Editor will serve as a member of the Cabinet. The Cabinet will remain functional for a period of one term.


    Article 5: Duties and Powers of Office Bearers


    1. The President will have the following powers:

    •  He / She will preside the meeting of the Society.
    • He / She will have the power to sanction all expenditure.
    •  He / She will generally supervise the affairs of the Society.
    •  If there is any question as to the interpretation with regard to a provision of the constitution of the Society or any of its bye-laws, his / her ruling will be final.

    2. The Vice Presidents will perform such functions as may be entrusted to them from time to time. One of the Vice President elected will in the absence of the President exercise the powers and perform the duties of the President.



    3. The Secretary/Treasurer of the Society will have the following powers:

    • Under the general direction of the President, he/she will act as the Chair Executive Officer of the Society. He / She will act as the Secretary of the Council.
    •   He / She will maintain a record of the proceedings of the Society.
    •  He / She will have the power to sanction expenditure not exceeding Rs. 10,000/= on any single item.
    •  Under the general supervision of the President, he/she will convene meetings of the Society.

    4. The Society will have the following powers:

    1.    All business of the Society will be conducted be the Cabinet.
    2.   The meetings of the Cabinet will be convened by the Secretary under the general directions of the President or on the request of at least three members of the Cabinet.
    3.  If there is any vacancy amongst the office bearers or the members of the Cabinet, the Cabinet may fill in the vacancy for the remaining term.

     

    Article 6: Election of the Office Bearers

    Election of the office bearers will be held after the commencement of "National meeting of SCBP. The President will constitute a special committee of three members for conducting the election of the office bearers. The committee will be convened by the Chief Editor (Conservation Biology Pakistan, CBP) and any other two members nominated by the President. This committee will invite nominations for various office bearers of the Society. The President and General Secretary will not be eligible to contest for the following term.

     

    Article 7: Committees

    All temporary committees will be appointed by the President according to the needs of the time in consultation with the other office bearers and members of the Cabinet.

    Article 8: Publications 

    The regular publication of the Society will be known as the "Conservation Biology Pakistan".

    Editorial Board: The Council will appoint an Editorial Board comprising a Chief Editor and seven members representing different disciplines of Conservation Biology. The member will assist the Chief Editor in editing the publication of the Society. The Editorial Board will evaluate the research papers submitted for publication or refer them to appropriate reviewers, if necessary.


    Article 9: Meetings 

    An annual general meeting will be held as the Cabinet may decide. Additional meetings may be called by the Cabinet as it deems fit and proper.


    Article 10: Auditing 

    Prior to each annual general meeting, the President will appoint an auditing committee to audit all the accounts of the Society. The audit report will be read at the annual meeting and ratified by the Cabinet as well as the General Body.


    Article 11: Amendments

    The articles of this constitution may be amended by a majority of two third members present at an Annual Meeting.


    Article 12: Dissolution

    In the event of dissolution of the SCBP, its assets left after meeting its liabilities, if any, will be transferred to another society or institution or fund or trust approved U/S 150(1) of the Income Tax Act, under intimation to the Central Board of Revenue within three months of the dissolution.

    Article 1: Name

    The Society will be known as the "Society for Conservation Biology Pakistan", hereinafter called SCBP.

     

    Article 2: Aims and Objectives

    Following are the aims and objectives of the Society:

    1. To propagate, promote and disseminate knowledge of all branches of Conservation Biology.

    2. To encourage and stimulate interest in research in all disciplines of Conservation Biology in Pakistan.

    4. To cooperate with other organizations having similar objectives.

     

    Article 3: Membership

    1. The Membership will be of the following categories:

    i. Honorary members

    ii. Emeritus members

    iii. Life membership

    iv. Yearly membership

    vi. Student member 

     

    i. Honorary members

    The Honorary members may the recommended by any of the cabinet members and approved by majority of the Cabinet members in general body meeting.

     

    ii. Emeritus Members

    An Emeritus member may be elected by the Society upon recommendation by the Cabinet members from such members who have been actually engaged in research or teaching in Conservation Biology for at least ten years and have retired from active service. He/She will enjoy all the privileges of a life member.

     

    iii. Life Members 

    Any member may become a life member upon the payment of subscription equivalent to 10 year dues of a regular member or as fixed by the Cabinet members from time to time.

     

    iv. Yearly Members

    Any person working in any field of Conservation Biology or related fields is eligible for membership of the SCBP.


    v. Student Members

    An M.Sc., BS or B.Sc. (Hons) student in any field of Conservation Biology or related fields may become a student member.


    Article 4: Office Bearers

    The office bearers of the Society will comprise a President, five Vice Presidents (one from each province of the country and one from Azad Jammu & Kashmir), a Secretary/ Treasurer and a Joint Secretary. They will serve for one term and not be eligible for re-election to the same office in the following term. Those who intend to contest for the elections of any of the Society office bearers must hold 16 years of education in the subject of most related to Conservation Biology.


    Cabinet
    The Cabinet will comprise of the President, Vice Presidents, the Secretary/ Treasurer, the Joint Secretary and seven Cabinet members. The seven Cabinet members who will be co-opted by the elected office bearers of the Society will be taken one each from an organization so long as any of the elected office bearers is not already from the organization. The Chief Editor will serve as a member of the Cabinet. The Cabinet will remain functional for a period of one term.


    Article 5: Duties and Powers of Office Bearers


    1. The President will have the following powers:

    •  He / She will preside the meeting of the Society.
    • He / She will have the power to sanction all expenditure.
    •  He / She will generally supervise the affairs of the Society.
    •  If there is any question as to the interpretation with regard to a provision of the constitution of the Society or any of its bye-laws, his / her ruling will be final.

    2. The Vice Presidents will perform such functions as may be entrusted to them from time to time. One of the Vice President elected will in the absence of the President exercise the powers and perform the duties of the President.



    3. The Secretary/Treasurer of the Society will have the following powers:

    • Under the general direction of the President, he/she will act as the Chair Executive Officer of the Society. He / She will act as the Secretary of the Council.
    •   He / She will maintain a record of the proceedings of the Society.
    •  He / She will have the power to sanction expenditure not exceeding Rs. 10,000/= on any single item.
    •  Under the general supervision of the President, he/she will convene meetings of the Society.

    4. The Society will have the following powers:

    1.    All business of the Society will be conducted be the Cabinet.
    2.   The meetings of the Cabinet will be convened by the Secretary under the general directions of the President or on the request of at least three members of the Cabinet.
    3.  If there is any vacancy amongst the office bearers or the members of the Cabinet, the Cabinet may fill in the vacancy for the remaining term.

     

    Article 6: Election of the Office Bearers

    Election of the office bearers will be held after the commencement of "National meeting of SCBP. The President will constitute a special committee of three members for conducting the election of the office bearers. The committee will be convened by the Chief Editor (Conservation Biology Pakistan, CBP) and any other two members nominated by the President. This committee will invite nominations for various office bearers of the Society. The President and General Secretary will not be eligible to contest for the following term.

     

    Article 7: Committees

    All temporary committees will be appointed by the President according to the needs of the time in consultation with the other office bearers and members of the Cabinet.

    Article 8: Publications 

    The regular publication of the Society will be known as the "Conservation Biology Pakistan".

    Editorial Board: The Council will appoint an Editorial Board comprising a Chief Editor and seven members representing different disciplines of Conservation Biology. The member will assist the Chief Editor in editing the publication of the Society. The Editorial Board will evaluate the research papers submitted for publication or refer them to appropriate reviewers, if necessary.


    Article 9: Meetings 

    An annual general meeting will be held as the Cabinet may decide. Additional meetings may be called by the Cabinet as it deems fit and proper.


    Article 10: Auditing 

    Prior to each annual general meeting, the President will appoint an auditing committee to audit all the accounts of the Society. The audit report will be read at the annual meeting and ratified by the Cabinet as well as the General Body.


    Article 11: Amendments

    The articles of this constitution may be amended by a majority of two third members present at an Annual Meeting.


    Article 12: Dissolution

    In the event of dissolution of the SCBP, its assets left after meeting its liabilities, if any, will be transferred to another society or institution or fund or trust approved U/S 150(1) of the Income Tax Act, under intimation to the Central Board of Revenue within three months of the dissolution.