RULES AND REGULATIONS
(The existing Rules and Regulations, as recommended by the TNAI Council, at itsmeeting held at New Delhi in November 1980, and as adopted in the meeting of theHouse of Delegates held at Jaipur in October 1981 and subsequently amended atCuttack in January 1990 and Chennai in September 1997 and Imphal 1999).
1.Name and Objects:
The name and objects of the Association are as set out in theMemorandum of the Association. The Association is non-political and non-sectarian.
2.Patron and Vice-Patrons:
The President of the Republic of India or his wife or Vice-President of India or Chief Justice of India or Speaker of Lok Sabha shall be invitedto be Patron of the Association during the term of their office. The Governing Bodyof the Association, hereafter mentioned as the Council, may invite Governors of the States or the Union Territories of India, their wives or other distinguishedholders of offices at the Centre or State levels or in public life of the country otherthan politicians to be Vice-Patron.
3.President and Vice-Presidents:
Members of the Association who form the Houseof Delegates shall elect at a General Meeting, one of the full members of theAssociation to be the President. Three other full members of the Association shallbe elected as Vice-Presidents (First, Second and Third Vice-Presidents). Out of thethree Vice-Presidents, one Vice-President shall be from the place at which theheadquarters is located. The term of office in each case shall be four years. ThePresident shall not be eligible for re-election as President and/or for any otherTNAI office, but shall be ex-officio member of the Council for one more term.Vacancies between General Meeting shall be filled by the Council at its discretion.
The Association shall consist of Patron, Vice-Patron and members.Members shall be of the following categories:
A full members is a person who is a registered nurse fullytrained from an institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council andholds a certificate of training issued by a Registration Council or Board of Examinations recognized by the Indian Nursing Council.
The following shall be eligible for AssociateMembership:L.H.Vs, A.N.Ms/Health Workers, Midwives and Registered Dais who areinterested in the furtherance of the objectives of the Association as laiddown in the Constitution of the Association or the rules and regulationsframed there under.
Nursing students of all categories and members of other Nursing organization shall be eligible for Affiliate Membership.
Any institute or organization with similarobjectives and philosophy as that of the TNAI shall be eligible formembership.
The council shall select members of the Associationwho have rendered service of a very high order to the cause of nursing andconfer on them honorary fellowships of TNAI.Associate and Affiliate Members shall be entitled to vote only on mattersaffecting their own section of the Association, but no change shall be made
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