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CONSTITUTION OF THE TAKAM MISING PORIN KÉBANG

Preamble: We, the Mising Students, unanimously and with our purest hearts have resolved to organize the Mising Students into an organization for better and mutual understanding among ourselves to safeguard and develop the socio-economic condition, culture, civilization, tradition, language, literature and political rights of the Mising Nationality and this organization shall be known as the Takam Mising Porin Kébang and on the expediency of having a written guiding rules of the organization do hereby adopt and give to ourselves this constitution on this day of 30th Oct, 1972.

 

CHAPTER – I
Name and Flag
Article. 1.

(a) The name of this organization shall be “TAKAM MISING PORIN KÉBANG” and precisely it shall be known as “TMPK”. Moreover, it shall be known in English as All Mising Students’ Union, a Progressive, Nationalist Students Organisation of the Mising Nationality as a whole.
(b) The Kébang shall have its own flag:
(i) Size: The size of the flag shall be of 3:2 ratio.
(ii) Colour: It shall be constituted with three colours, white, red and black.
The white colour shall occupy the upper half. The lower half shall be divided equally for the other colours in horizontal rows.
(iii) The emblem shall be placed in the upper half of the flag.
(c) The emblem of the Union shall be as follows:
(i) The two Yoksa (sword) will be placed crossing each.
(ii) The symbol of rising sun shall be above the two crossed swords.
(iii) Encircling the whole emblem there shall be the name of the union TAKAM MISING PORIN KÉBANG and the phrase “Mising RéngamIrroi”.
The name shall be written in the lower and the phrase on upper part of the emblem.
(d) Explanation of the flag and Emblem:
(i) The white colour shall indicate peace and purity.
(ii) The other colours symbolize the colourful cultural heritage of the Misings.
(iii) The swords shall symbolize the strength of the ever unconquered Mising nationality and the firm determination of the Kébang to fight for the all round development of the Mising nationality. Moreover, the swords bear the tradition of Mising nationality.
(iv) The rising sun is the symbol of energy.

 

CHAPTER II
Jurisdiction
Art. 2.

The Jurisdiction of the Kébang shall be limited itself within the states of India where the Mising people are inhabiting.

 

CHAPTER III
Aims and Objectives
Art. 3.

The aims and objectives of the TMPK shall be based on the upliftment of the Mising nationality in respect of Culture, Language, Literature, Political and Social Justice.
The Kébang shall try to achieve better mutual understanding among Mising youths and publics of different parts of India. The Union shall make efforts particularly to find out ways and means to:
(i) Struggle to achieve the Just and constitutional rights through democratic process.
(ii) Settle the issues relating to the political crisis that may arise among the Mising people threatening the national existence of their future generation.
(iii) Propagate among the masses the need of imparting education through the mother tongue.
(iv) Improve the Mising language through magazines and other literary works.
(v) Develop and safeguard the culture of the Misings by bringing reforms to it through various perspectives.
(vi) Develop the Mising people economically by taking economic programmes from time to time.
(vii) Fight for all found security and if the above goals are denied and ignored, the union further shall not refrain even from struggling for political self determination.
(viii) Support the principle of socialism for economic emancipation.
(ix) Raise voice for human rights and civil liberties and develop socio-cultural relations among the Mising nationality of the country.
(x) Struggle for the survival and all round prosperity of the Misings to the extent of advance nationalities of the country.

 

Chapter IV
Structure of the TMPK
Art. 4.

The TMPK shall be of 4 (four) main organization levels
a. Central Committee, TMPK
b. District Committee, TMPK
c. Regional Committee, TMPK
d. Village level Committee, TMPK

 

Art. 5.

The TMPK Central Committee shall be constituted with the members elected/selected from different District Committees of the TMPK in the regular conference.

 

Art. 6.

District Committee of TMPK shall be constituted with the jurisdiction of an administrative Sub-Division or otherwise as decided by the Central committee.

 

Art. 7.

A Regional Committee of TMPK shall be constituted within certain areas or towns as per convenience of the concerned District Committee.
Such a Regional Committee may for the convenience of organization, create some unit in education institutions such as University, College or High School.

 

Art. 8.

A village Level Committee of TMPK shall be constituted in every Mising village.

 

Art. 9.

The representation of official correspondence among different organizational level shall be from lower level to the next higher or vice versa.
Regional Committee of TMPK shall be solely responsible for collection of general membership of the TMPK after receiving due instruction from District Committee of TMPK concerned.

 

CHAPTER V
Membership
Art. 10.

a. Students who oblige the principles of the TMPK shall be its members
b. Executive members and office bearers shall have to take an oath to carry on their responsibilities and expressing allegiance to the constitution and disciplinary decorum (As provided in the form of annexure- 1)
c. The newly elected President shall be sworn in by the caretaker President selected on the occasion of the new body formation. Other members and office bearers oath taking ceremony shall be conducted by the new President at the charge handing over meeting.
d. Persons who have completed formal education but remain active in students movement shall be also entitled to be member of the TMPK.
e. Students having membership in other organization whose ideals and objectives are not in conformity with those of the TMPK, shall not be entitled for membership in the TMPK.
f. Students having no membership in the out going Central Executive Committee of the TMPK shall not be eligible for the post of President, Vice-President and General Secretary.
g. Every general member shall require to pay an annual general membership fee as follows.
i. L.P. School to M.E. School : Rs. 2/- (Two)
ii. M.E. School to High School : Rs. 3/- (Three)
iii. High School to College : Rs. 4/- (Four)
iv. College to University and others : Rs. 5/- (Five)

 

CHAPTER VI
Central Committee, TMPK
Art. 11.

The Central committee of the TMPK shall consist of two bodies, viz…
1. Central Executive Committee, TMPK, and
2. Central Steering Committee, TMPK
i. The CEC, TMPK shall consist of all the executive members elected/selected in the general conference and the ex-office members from District Committee of TMPK.
ii. The Central Steering Body shall be formed in the first executive meeting of the CEC by the President and the General Secretary.
iii. All the members of the Central Steering Body must be whole time functionary of the organization.
iv. The Central Executive Committee of the TMPK shall consist of the following office bearers and Members:
1. President : 01 (One)
2. Vice-President : 03 (Two)
3. General Secretary : 01 (One)
4. Asstt. Gen. Secretary : 05 (Five)
5. Education Secretary : 01 (One)
6. Literary Secretary : 01 (One)
7. Sports Secretary : 01 (One)
8. Cultural Secretary : 01 (One)
9. Propaganda Secretary : 05 (Five)
10. Organizing Secretary : 05 (Five)
11. Office Secretary : 01 (One)
12. Members : 15 (Fifteen)
13. Two Advisors, preferably selecting the immediately outgoing President and General Secretary
v. The term of the CEC, District Committee and Regional Committees shall be two years provided that new CEC, District Committees and Regional Committee of TMPK are formed in regular conference.
Provided that a regular conference is not held in due time due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the tenure of CEC, District Committees, and Regional Committees of TMPK may be extended to function for a period of six months through a resolution adopted by the EC of respective TMPK units.
vi. If any vacancy is caused due to death, resignation or dismissal during the term of executive members and other portfolios, the same shall be filled up by the EC of the respective TMPK units by selection/election.

 

CHAPTER- VII
Executive Committee Meeting
Art. 12.

i. The CEC, TMPK shall atleast 4 (four) times in a year, one third of members of the CEC, TMPK shall make its quorum.
ii. The steering committee shall sit before any executive sitting or in any emergency situation to make the policy to meet the situation.
iii. If the CEC, TMPK fails to make quorum two times consecutively, the President by utilizing his/her discretionary power shall allow the sitting to run.
iv. Any decision must be carried in the executive committee by simple majority.
v. Any decision/bill passed in the CEC shall be the final.
vi. In case of District Committee, TMPK and Regional Committee, TMPK the CEC of TMPK may intervene for the interest of the people.

 

CHAPTER VIII
Power and functions of the office Bearers
Art. 13.

The President of the TMPK shall be the head of the TMPK.
i The president shall preside over all the meetings, viz. CEC, Steering Committee, General Meeting, Delegate’s Session of General Conference and Annual Session and its open session and other meetings convened by the TMPK.
ii. He/she shall be responsible for maintaining of discipline in the meeting.
iii. Under any circumstance, if the General Secretary remains inactive, the President shall direct any of the three Asstt. General Secretaries to carry out the function of the General Secretary.
iv. If any of the members of TMPK remain inactive, the President shall entrust a sitting member from the executive committee to hold the office after receiving due approval of the CEC/TMPK or respective unit of the TMPK.
v. The president shall be entitled to present the Presidential address in a written/printed form in the Open Session of the conferences after receiving due approval of the CEC, TMPK.
vi. Students’ burning questions of common interest concerning the Kébang, he/she shall alone or jointly with General Secretary issue a press statement.
vii. If a District Committee or Regional Committee goes out of the binding of the Kébang, the President shall have the discretionary power to put such a District Committee or Regional Committee, TMPK in dissolution after receiving due approval of the CEC, TMPK.
viii. If a member of CEC, TMPK and other units involved in anti-TMPK or anti-constitutional activities and suitable proofs are available confirming the same, the President shall have the power to suspend/expel him/her from the TMPK at the advice of the CEC, TMPK and other respective units.
ix. The President shall have a personal emergency fund to meet emergent expenses.
x. The President shall have the power to dissolve the Central Executive Committee in General conference so as to enable to form a new CEC and the declaration of dissolution shall be as per the form given in the Annexure – II.

 

Art. 14.

The Vice – President.
i. In absence of the President any of the two Vice-President entrusted by the General Secretary shall preside over the meetings.
ii. On occurrence of vacancy due to death, resignation or dismissal for impeachment to the President, the CEC shall choose either of the two Vice-President for the Acting President and a full-fledged President shall be selected from the CEC within three months by convening a general meeting which shall be attended by the representatives of District Committee and Regional Committee of TMPK besides the CEC members.

 

Art. 15

The General Secretary :
i. The General Secretary shall be mainly responsible for any or all of the activities of the Kébang. For adopting policy or order to handle difficult problems, he/she shall consult the President and such a policy may be passed in the EC as and when deemed necessary by him/her.
ii. He/she shall convene the Executive Committee meeting after consultation with the President.
iii. He/she shall maintain all the accounts of the Kébang.
iv. The annual report on the activities of the Kébang shall be prepared by him/her on the occasion of the conference of the Kébang which shall have to approve by the EC and delegates sitting.
v. On certain burning questions of common interest concerning the Kébang he/she shall alone or jointly with the President issue press statements.

 

Art. 16

The Organizing Secretary/Propaganda Secretary :
i. The Organizing Secretaries/Propaganda Secretaries shall look into the organizational and propaganda matters of the TMPK.
ii. They shall try to make the Union popular among the masses. For convenience they may divide the jurisdiction of the Kébang into 4 (four) zones.

 

Art. 17.

The other departmental secretaries shall carry out their activities according to their portfolios.

 

Art. 18.

The Executive Members :
i. All the Executive Members shall have the right to speech and vote in the CEC, TMPK and the Subject committees for the conference of the Kébang.
ii. One third members of the CEC, TMPK shall have the power to convene the meeting of CEC, TMPK, when the President and General Secretary remains inactive.
iii. Under clause – (ii), the members present shall select a President from among the senior members among themselves for the meeting.
iv. No members shall have the power to deliver speech beyond collective opinion.

 

Art. 19.

The power and function of the office bearers and executive members of the CEC incorporated to this chapter shall be similarly exercised by those of the District Committees, Regional Committees and Village Level Committees of TMPK with certain exceptions as the case may be.

 

Art. 20.

Resignation :
i. All the letters of resignation of office bearers shall be addressed to the President and until and unless such resignation is accepted by the Executive Committee, the office bearer concerned shall not be relieved of their responsibilities. In case of the President, he/she shall have to address and submit his/her resignation to the Vice-President of the Kébang.
ii. If an Executive member including the President and the General Secretary is unable to run the normal functions of the Kébang due to unavoidable circumstances, he/she may avail leave for a period of not more than three months and for this period he/she shall hand over his/her charge as follows : In case of any office bearer of Executive member other than the president, he/she will hand over the charge to the President who shall in turn entrust the responsibility to a suitable person and in case of the President he/she shall hand over the charge to either of the two Vice-Presidents.

 

Art. 21.

The CEC of TMPK may constitute any sub-committee to carry out special programme of the TMPK.

 

CHAPTER IX
The fund and the finance of the Kébang
Art. 22.

i. The CEC, District Committees, Regional Committees, and Village Level Committees of TMPK shall have separate funds of their own.
ii. Under emergency circumstances or normal situation having due exigency the CEC shall have the power to drive/direct fund collection to improve fund position.
iii. The fund of District Committees, Regional Committees and Village Level Committees shall be strengthened through any means suited for them.
iv. The delegates fees received in the conferences shall go to the fund of the respective Committees.
v. The observers fees received in the conferences shall go to the fund of the Reception Committees.
vi. The fund of CEC, DCs, RCs and VLCs shall be kept in a passbook in the name of the General Secretary/Secretary of the respective Committee.
vii. There shall be cash balance of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five hundred) only with the General Secretary of the TMPK to meet the emergency expenditures.
viii. The General Secretary/Secretary of the CEC, DCs, RCs and VLCs/TMPK shall require to maintain official records, such as receipt books, cash books, vouchers etc, of their respective committees.

 

Art. 23.

Audit.
i. The accounts of such committee/TMPK shall required to be audited at the end of the tenure of the Kébang.
ii. The auditor shall submit an audit report after the audit to the EC.
iii. The auditors must not be an executive members of such committee.

 

CHAPTER X
Conference

Art. 24.
i. There shall be general conference of the Kébang after every two year.
ii. There shall also be an annual session of the Kébang after every year to discuss the activities of the year.
iii. The venue for the next general conference and the annual session shall be decided at the conference.

 

Art. 25.

i. A reception committee shall be formed to make necessary arrangements for holding the annual session or the general conference of the Kébang
ii. The date and time of the conference and general conference and session shall be fixed by the EC/TMPK in consultation with the RC.
iii. All the expenditure of the conference/session shall be borne by the reception committee.
iv. The number of delegates and observers shall be fixed be the EC/TMPK

 

Art. 26.

In the general conference a new executive committee shall be constituted as per the provisions provided under articles of the Chapter IV.
i. All office bearers and executive members shall be either selected unanimously or elected democratically.
ii. Important resolutions adopted in the delegates session shall be read out in the open session of the conference.

Art. 27.

The Reception Committee of the conference shall present a copy of audited audit report to the CEC/ TMPK and such respective units.

 

CHAPTER IX
Election
Art. 28.

i. Election shall be held in case more than one member are proposed for a single post.
ii. An election shall be held by nominating a Returning Officer from among than senior members.
iii. All delegates shall have the right of a single non-transferable vote.
iv. The Candidate having majority of votes in his/ her support shall be declared elected.

 

CHAPTER XII
Organizational Principal
Art. 29.

Democratic Centralism is the main guiding organizational principal of the Kébang i/e.
i. Minority is subordinate to majority.
ii. Individual is subordinate to the organization.
iii. Lower committees are subordinate to the higher committees, and
iv. All committees are subordinate to the Central Committee.

 

CHAPTER XIII
Amendment
Art. 30.

The Kébang, if necessary shall make changes or amendments of any Article (s) under any Chapter (s) of this Constitution at the annual session or general conferences of the Kébang.

 

Art. 31.

Any proposal for changes or amendments of the Constitution shall be submitted to the General Secretary at least one month before the conference.