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1. NAME:

The name of the Society shall be the “DELHI DISPUTE RESOLUTION SOCIETY” (hereinafter referred to as “the Society”)

2. REGISTERED OFFICE

The Registered Office of the Society is situated in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and at present it is at the B-Wing, Ground Floor, Vikas Bhawan-II, Civil Lines, Delhi-110054

3. DEFINITIONS

In these Rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context.

  1. 'ADR' means the Alternative Dispute Resolution;
  2. 'Chairman' means the Chairman of the Executive Council of the Society;
  3. 'Chief Justice' means the Chief Justice of High Court of Delhi and includes Acting Chief Justice or the Judge performing the duties of chief Justice of High Court of Delhi;
  4. 'Director' means the person appointed as the Director of the Society;
  5. 'District' means the Civil Districts of National Capital Territory of Delhi constituted under the Punjab Court Act;
  6. 'Executive Council' means the Executive Council of the Society;
  7. 'Government' means the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi;
  8. 'Governing Council' means the Governing council of the Society;
  9. 'High Court' means the High Court of Delhi;
  10. 'Member means the member of the Governing Council or the Executive Council, as the case may be, of the Society;
  11. 'Memorandum' means the Memorandum of Association as registered under Society Registration Act, 1860, and as may be amended from time to time by the Society;
  12. 'Patron' means the Patron of the Society;
  13. 'Patron-in-Chief' means the Patron-in-Chief of the Society;
  14. 'President' means the President of the Governing Council of the Society;
  15. 'Rules' means the rules and regulations of the Society;
  16. 'Secretary' means the Secretary of the Executive Council of the Society;
  17. 'Society' means the Delhi Dispute Resolution Society;
  18. 'Vice President' means the Vice President of the Governing Council of the Society.

4. AUTHORITIES OF THE SOCIETY

The following shall be the authorities of the Society:-

  1. Patron-in-chief
  2. Patron
  3. Governing Council
  4. Executive Council
  5. Such other authorities as may be decided by the Governing Council

5. MEMBERSHIP OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL

There shall be a Governing Council of the Society which shall consist of the following members, namely:-

                                                                                                     

Sr. No.

Name and Address of the Members

Designation

1.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi
Delhi Secretariat, I.P. Estate,
New Delhi.

Patron-in Chief

2.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.B Lokur
Judge, Supreme Court of India

Patron

3.

Hon'ble Law Minister of Delhi

Patron

4.

Hon'ble Chief Secretary of Delhi Govt. of NCT of Delhi,
Delhi Secretariat

President

5.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.L. Mehta,
Delhi High Court, Delhi.

Vice-President

6.

Pr. Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister.
3th Level, Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi.

Member

7.

Pr. Secretary (Finance),
4th Level, A-Wing, Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi.

Member

8.

Pr. Secretary (Home), 5th Level, A-Wing, Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi.

Member

9.

District Judge-I and Session Judge, Tis Hazari, Delhi.

Member

S. No.

Name and Address of the Members

Designation

1.

Registrar General, Delhi High Court, Delhi.

Member

2.

Standing Counsel (Civil), GNCTD, Delhi High Court, Delhi.

Member

3.

Registrar, National Law School University, Delhi, Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi.

Member

4.

Country Head, Institutional Banking, HDFC
(Representative to be nominated from the Financial Institution by the Government)

Member

5.

Joint Secretary, Banking and Insurance, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, Jeeven Deep Building, New Delhi
(Representative to be nominated from any Insurance Company by the Government)

Member

6.

President,
PHD Chamber of Commerce, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi.

Member

7.

Smt. Anjali Rai, Ex-Member of Legislative Assembly
(Legal eminent person to be nominated by the Government)

Member

8.

Pr. Secretary (Law, Justice & L.A.)
Govt. of NCT of Delhi

Working Chairman (DDRS)

9.

Director (ADR)

Member Secretary

6. MEMBERSHIP ROLL :

  1. The Society shall keep a roll of members of the Governing Council, stating there in his rank or occupation and address and every member shall sign the same. No person shall be deemed to be a member or be entitled to exercise the rights and privileges of a member unless he has signed the Membership Roll.
  2. If a member of the Governing Council changes his address he shall; notify his new address in the roll of members; but if the member fails to notify his new address, the address in the roll of Members shall be deemed to be his correct address.
  3. The list of members will be sent to the Registrar of Societies annually.

7. TERMS OF OFFICE OF MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India, and Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.L. Mehta, Judge Delhi High Court shall continue to hold these positions as Patron and Vice President of the Governing Council respectively, at least, for a period of five years from the date of the registration of the Society and their successors in office shall be the additional members of the Governing Council.
Provided that the Governing Council may by resolution extend their terms of office for a further period of five years or such other periods, as it may think fit in the interest of the Society.

8. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP:

The membership of the Society shall be terminated on the following grounds:

  1. In the case of resignation, when accepted by the Governing Body.
  2. Becomes of unsound mind or becomes insolvent.
  3. On conviction for criminal offenses involving moral turpitude.
  4. His employer refuses to grant him permission to serve the Governing Council.
  5. He goes abroad for a continuous period exceeding one year.
  6. When he does not attend three consecutive meetings of the Governing Council, without prior permission of the Chairperson.

9. MEETING OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL
The Governing Council shall ordinarily meet once in a year. The President of the Governing Council shall preside over the meetings and in his/her absence the Vice President shall do so and if both are absent one of the Members present shall preside over the meeting.

10. FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL
The Governing Council shall be the principal authority of the Society, and shall have the power to review action of the Executive Council and the Director of the Society and shall exercise all powers of the Society not otherwise provided for by these Rules. It shall:

  1. Generally carry out and pursue the objectives of the Society and set in forth the Memorandum of Association;
  2. In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, it shall have the powers to:-
    1. Consider the annual and supplementary budget reports placed before it by the Executive Council from time to time and pass them with such modifications as it may think fit;
    2. Create and abolish posts;
    3. Appoint the members of the Executive Council and other committee of the Society;
    4. To review from time to time, policies and plans and suggest measure for improvement and development of the Society;

11. QUORUM:

Five members of the Governing Council present in person shall constitute a Quorum at any meeting of the Governing Council.
Each member of the Governing council shall have one vote and, if there shall be an equality of votes on any question to be decided by the Governing Council, the President of the Members presiding over the meeting shall have a casting vote.

Any business which may be necessary for the Governing Council to perform may be performed by a resolution in writing circulated among all its members and any such resolution so circulated and approved by a majority of the members by signing, shall be as effectual and binding as if such resolution had been passed at a meeting of the Governing Council provided that atleast five members of the Governing Council have recorded their approval to the resolution, or if urgent action by the Governing Council becomes necessary, the President of the Governing Council may permit the business to the transacted by circulation of papers to the members of the Governing Council. The action proposed to be taken shall not be taken unless signed to by a majority of members of the Governing Council. The actions so taken shall be forthwith intimated to all the members of the Governing Council. The papers shall be placed before the next meeting of the Governing Council for confirmation.

12. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
The Executive Council shall consist of the following persons:-

  1. Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.L. Mehta - Chairman
  2. Pr. Secretary (Law, Justice & L.A.) - Working Chairman
  3. District & Sessions Judge, Delhi or his nominee - Member
  4. Registrar General, Delhi High Court - Member
  5. Director, Delhi Judicial Academy - Member
  6. Member Secretary, Delhi Legal Services Authority - Member
  7. Joint Secretary (Services) - Member
  8. Joint Secretary (Finance) - Member
  9. Commissioner of Police or his nominee - Member
  10. One trained Mediator Trainer from Delhi Mediation Centre - Member
  11. Director (ADR) - Member Secretary

Justice M.L. Mehta shall continue to hold the positions as Chairman of the Executive Council, at least, for a period of five years from the date of registration of the Society and his successors-in-office shall be the additional members of the Executive Council. Provided that the Governing council may by resolution extend his terms of office for a further period of five years or such other period, as it may think fit in the interest of the Society.

All other members of the Executive Council shall hold office for a term of five year and shall be eligible for reappointment for one more consecutive term. The Executive Council shall meet as often as necessary but at least twice in a year.

13. FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

  1. Appoint the Director of the Society and fix his remuneration and define the duties and terms and conditions of his employment;
  2. To manage and administer the income and expenditure of the Society and to conduct administrative affairs of the Society;
  3. To create administrative, legal, academic teaching and training posts on the recommendation of the Director as per the norms and guidelines including pay scales and the age of superannuation;
  4. To frame recruitment rules for appointment to all posts created in the Society;
  5. To appoint Director and other Officers and employees of the Society.
  6. To initiate and take disciplinary action and impose penalty on the employees of the Society.
  7. To frame bye-laws to provide for the preparation and sanction of the Budget Estimates, Annual reports, Statement of Accounts, sanctioning of expenditure, making and execution of contracts, investment of funds and such other matters as may be necessary for the furtherance of the objectives of the Society and proper administration of the affairs of the Society.
  8. To demand and receive payments of fees and other charges fixed by the Society.
  9. To appoint auditor of the ensuing year.
  10. To appoint committees or sub-committees for such purposes as it may think fit for exercising and power or discharging any function of the society or for inquiring into, reporting and advising upon, any matter of the Society.
  11. To open an account or accounts of the Society with any or more nationalized scheduled banks and to lay down procedure for operating the same.
  12. To carry out the aims and objects of the Society and consistent with the provisions of the objects/clause of the society, to receive grants, donations, contributions, gifts, fees and other monies.
  13. To maintain a fund to which shall be credited:-
  1. All monies provided by the Government or the Central Government or from any other source.
  2. All fees and other charges received by the Society.
  3. All monies received by the Society as grants, gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests or transfers.
  4. To deposit all monies credited to the Fund in nationalized banks or to invest them as per rules bye-laws.
  5. To maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts including the Balance Sheet for every previous financial year, in such form as may be prescribed by rules/bye-laws.
  6. To delegate all or any of its powers to any committee or sub-committee constituted either by it or by the Governing Council or to any officer of the Society.
  7. To exercise, without prejudice to the Memorandum of Association, all such powers as are considered necessary or delegated to it to further the objectives of the Society.

14. FUNDS OF THE SOCIETY

  1. The funds of the Society will consist of the following:
  1. Grant-in-Aid provided by the Government of NCT of Delhi for establishing the Society to cover both the recurring expenses as well as the growth of the Society, to fulfill all the objectives envisages in the Memorandum of Association and bye-laws of the Society.
  2. Grants received from Government of India
  3. Fees and other charges received from the parties.
  4. The income of the society, howsoever derived, shall be utilized solely for promoting the objects of the Society as set forth in the Memorandum of Association;
  5. The accounts of the society shall be kept in such forms as may be laid down by the Executive Council and shall confirm to the Rules, if any, prescribed by the Government of NCT of Delhi.
  6. The accounts of the society shall be open to examination and audit by the Auditor General of the Government of NCT of Delhi.
  7. Annual Reports and the Audit Reports shall be submitted to the Government within the prescribed period of the closure of the accounting year for the purpose being laid on the Table of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi.

15. ANNUAL REPORT
An Annual Report of the proceedings of the Society and of all works undertaken during the year shall be prepared by the Director of the Society under the supervision of Governing Council. This report and the audited accounts of the Society along with the auditor's reports there on shall be placed before the Society at the General Meeting.

16. ALTERATION OF RULES
The Rules of the Society may be altered at any time through the resolution of the Governing Council passed by a majority of the members and with the prior approval of the Government.

Upon a resolution passed by a majority, not less than 3/4th of the total members of the Society can determine that the Society shall be dissolved forth with or on such date as may be agreed upon and confirmed by 3/4th of the members present at the second special meeting.




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