Constitution of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
The Party Has been Registered with the elecion commission of vide No. 56/168/2007/J.S III dated 26th March 2008.
The name of the organization shall be GORKHA JANMUKTI MORCHA
REGISTERED HEAD OFFICE
The registered head office shall be at:
SINGMARI, NORTH POINT, DARJEELING, 734101.
The Flag of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall be, GREEN AT THE TOP engraved at the left with SUN, WHITE AT THE MIDDLE engraved at the left with HIMALAYA, & GOLDEN YELLOW AT THE BOTTOM engraved at the left with two CROSSED KHUKURIES, all three strips running parallel and equal in size.
SYMBOLIC MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FLAG
The green at the top symbolize the prosperity with knowledge of brightness, the white symbolizes peace and purity as Himalaya, and the golden yellow symbolizes the spirituality and pride of Khukuri.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE GORKHA JANMUKTI MORCHA
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE GORKHA JANMUKHTI MORCHA.
The party shall have two types of membership, viz:
Those qualifying for Primary Membership of the Party shall have to pay membership fee of Rs. 10/= per annum and shall renew membership by 31st March every year.
Those qualifying for Active Membership of the Party shall have to pay a membership fee of Rs. 151/= (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty-One) only per year, and renew the membership by 31 March every year.
TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
EXPULSION OF THE MEMBERSHIP.
The Central Committee of the Party on their own information or on receipt of any complaints against any member, Primary or Active, or Office Bearers of the various Committees of the Party for violation of any Rules and Regulations of the Party or for any anti-party activities, may initiate or cause to initiate necessary inquiry by himself/herself or set up a Committee for the purpose, and after affording reasonable opportunities of hearing member/members or Office Bearer to explain his conduct, may proceed to suspend, or expel or ask to resign such erring member/members or Office Bearers of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall have the following committee:
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall consist of all members and Office Bearers of the Central Committee, Sub-Division Committee, Block level Committee, Constituency Committee (Council), Ward Committee in Municipal/Urban area, Village Committee & Special Units, Party MLA’s & MP’s. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Committee shall meet once a year and review the work, achievement as well as setbacks of the Party in general. The Party President shall preside over the meeting of the Central Committee of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and attending of this annual affair by all concerned should be deemed compulsory for the interest of the Party. An emergency meeting may be convened by the President/Vice President, General Secretary/Joint Secretary in the interest of the Party as and when required. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall elect the President of the Morcha at its annual or emergent meeting by the usual process of Majority of Votes, who shall hold office of the President for a period of 5 years from the date of election. All other Office Bearers of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha at the Sub-Division levels and below shall be appointed by the President in consultation with the members of the Central Committee of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Committee.
ELECTION OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Central Committee shall hold the organizational election at different levels in every five years.
The Central Committee shall have the following Office Bearers:
a) President. -: 1 :-
TERMS OF THE OFFICE BEARERS
The office bearers of the Central Committee & Sub-Ordinate Committee shall be elected for a term of 5 years.
Central Committee shall be the highest body of the Party which will be elected by the members of the Sub-Divisional Committee, or give this right to the President. However, the Central Committee will elect the President.
MODE OF CONDUCT OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE
All the meeting of the Central Committee shall be convened and presided over by the President of the party and in his absence by the Vice-President.
The required quorum of the Central Committee meeting shall be two-third of the total number of members of the Central Committee.
An adjourned meeting of the Central Committee does not require any quorum. All question shall be decided by simple majority of votes and in case of a tie, the President shall have the casting vote with which to decide.
THE PARTY CONVENTION
The Party, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, shall hold Party Convention every year. The selection of venue for the proposed convention shall be determined by the Central Working Committee in due course of time prior to the said Convention.
POWER AND FUNCTION OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
DISSOLUTION OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
The Central Working Committee shall hold office for a term of 5 years. The President shall, however, have power to dissolve the Central Working Committee prematurely in consultation with the 2/3 majority of its sitting members, the same action being taken by the President in greater interest of the Party.
POWER AND FUNCTIONS
RESIGNATION OF THE PRESIDENT
The President, in keeping with the norms and spirit of democracy, shall be at liberty to tender his resignation in party’s interest. In such event he shall hand over the Resignation to the Vice President of the Party. He shall, however, always be eligible for re-election to his august post as and when he so desires.
REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT
The President may be removed from office by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Front Committee by tabling no-confidence motion by two third members of the Central and Sub-Divisions Committee present at the voting.
A thirty-days prior notice must be served upon the President by at least one-third of the members of the Central and the Sub-Divisional Committee of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to let the President know that no-confidence motion is being brought against him and tabled at the general meeting of the Central Committee to be held 30 days later.
POWER AND FUNCTION OF VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President/Presidents shall preside over the meetings of the Central Committee of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in absence of the President of the Party and shall exercise all the powers due to the President during the absence of the President.
The President shall appoint one General Secretary for the Party who shall function as the Executive member of the Party, supervising the affairs of the Party as directed by the President.
He shall have under his custody all the relevant documents pertaining to the Party and shall convene all the Party meetings in consultation with the President, and shall prepare all minutes and proceedings of all meetings in addition to dealing with all correspondence and communications of the Party. The General Secretaries are vested with power to inspect, supervise and intervene (if occasion demands to protect the interest of the Party) all activities pertaining to the affairs of All Committees of the Party in consultation with the President.
ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY
The President/Members of Central Committee shall appoint Four Assistant General Secretary for the Party who shall functions as Assistants to the Party’s General Secretaries appointed above & every Assistant General Secretary shall have the different power and functions levied on them.
The President shall appoint Publicity Secretary whose supreme task shall be to publicize the policies and the programme of the Party to the fullest extent possible. They shall keep the general public posted and informed of all Party activities aimed at advancing the cause of the people as envisaged in the Party’s general manifesto.
ASSISTANT PUBLICITY SECRETARY
The President shall appoint Two Assistant Publicity Secretaries who shall exercise all the powers due to Publicity Secretary during the absence of the Publicity Secretary.
The President shall appoint Eight executive members who shall always help the Central Committee to take decision in the matter placed before the table at the time to Central Committee meeting, and supervising the affairs of the Party as directed by the President.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha is a Party founded, nurtured and led by people who are young, energetic and vibrant and who are committed to the cause of the people and the Party. The abundance of youthful energy available to the cause of the Party needs to be effectively channelized and harnessed for greater good. Therefore the need to provide a sense of meaningful direction to this youthful Party, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha becomes the order of the day. The President shall, therefore, have the power to constitute a body of advisors consisting of senior politicians, statements and retired bureaucrats who had a taste of politics while in service. Such a body, or a board of advisors shall be manned with 7 to 15 members and which shall functions as part and parcel of the party to advise and counsel the President in all matters related to the Party. The Board of Advisors shall, under no circumstances, seek to impose their view on the President.
THE PARLIAMENTARY /LEGISLATORY BOARD
The President of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall appoint 9 (Nine) members to constitute the Party’s Parliamentary /Legislatory Board.
The said Parliamentary /Legislatory Board so constituted by the President shall have a total of nine members, including the President himself who shall be the head.
All decision taken by the Parliamentary Board in the matter of the Party and in the interest of the Party shall be final and binding.
The President shall exercise all power in the matter of inducting or removing any member/members from the said Board.
The selection of suitable and worthy candidates for the Parliamentary and Assembly elections shall be made by the Parliamentary Legislatory Board.
The candidate must declare his wealth, assets and properties both movable and immovable prior to his/her nomination.
A Legal Cell shall be constituted to look after all aspects of legal matters pertaining to the Party. A Secretary of Legal Cell shall be appointed by the President of the Party who is a qualified lawyer.
The Treasurer shall be the sole custodian of the Party Funds and shall maintain all accounts of the Party. He shall have power to open Bank account in respect of the Party Fund with any Nationalized Bank of India. He shall prepare annual statements of accounts of the Party in consultation with the President and place the same before the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Central Working Committee for information and perusal. He shall have powers to keep cash in hand not exceeding Rs. 20,000/= (Rupees Twenty Thousand) only to meet the day-to-day expense of the Party. As Custodian of the Party Fund and its accountability, the Treasurer shall be wholly and solely responsible for how the fund is handled.
The Assistant Treasurer shall exercise all the powers due to Treasurer during the absence of the Treasurer.
There shall be Sub-Division Committees for each and every Sub-Division comprising of :-
President : 1 :
The President of the Sub-Division Committee shall be appointed by the President of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. The other Office Bearers of the Sub-Division Committee shall be appointed/nominated by the President of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in consultation with the Central Committee and the President of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. The Sub-Division Committee shall hold office for a period of 5 years. The President of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall have power to dissolve the Sub-Division Committees for the interest of the Party without assigning any reasons whatsoever. The Sub-Division Committee shall have not less than twenty-one members.
POWER AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SUB-DIVISION COMMITTEE
BLOCK LEVEL COMMITTEES
There shall be Block Level Committee for every block scattered in the rural areas of three hill sub-division of Darjeeling, Siliguri Terai and Dooars area:-
President : 1 :
Block Level Committees shall be constituted by the Sub-Divisional Committee in consultation with the Central. It shall hold office for a period of 5 years unless dissolved prematurely by the Sub-Divisional Committee for valid reasons.
CONSTITUENCY COMMITTEE (Council)
There shall be Constituency Committee (Council) Level for every Constituency, in all three hill sub-division of Darjeeling, Siliguri Terai and Dooars area:-
President : 1 :
Constituency Committee shall be constituted by the Sub-Divisional Committee in consultation with the Central Committee. It shall hold office for a period of 5 years unless dissolved prematurely by the Sub-Divisional Committee for valid reasons.
WARD COMMITTEE IN MUNICIPAL OR URBAN AREA
There shall be Ward Committee in Municipal or Urban area in every three Hill Sub-Division of Darjeeling, Siliguri Terai and Dooars area:-
President : 1 :
Ward Committee shall be constituted by the Sub-Divisional Committee in consultation with the Central Committee. It shall hold office for a period of 5 years unless dissolved prematurely by the Sub-Divisional Committee for valid reasons.
There shall be Village Committee in Village level both in Panchayat area and Urban area in all three Hill Sub-Division of Darjeeling, Siliguri Terai and Dooars area:-
President : 1 :
There shall be Village Committee in Village level both in Panchayat area and Urban area in all three Hill Sub-Division of Darjeeling, Siliguri Terai & Dooars area by the Sub-Divisional Committee in consultation with the Central Committee. It shall hold office for a period of 5 years unless dissolved prematurely by the Sub-Divisional Committee for valid reasons.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall have Frontal Organizations with a view to widening the scope of mass participation without which democracy becomes meaningless. These Frontal Organizations shall serve to represent Women whose emancipation has become the call of the hour, the students, the farmers who are the true salt of the earth, the laborers and workers who live far below the poverty line. The power and functions of all Frontal Organizations shall be determined by the Central Working Committee from time to time. The President of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall have power to dissolve any Frontal Organization.
All the members of the Central Committee shall be the members of the Disciplinary Committee of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.
POWER AND FUNCTION OF DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
If any member/members of the organization is found indulgent in any anti-party activities shell be dealt by the disciplinary committee as per the provision of law/rules prescribed by the Central Committee as and when necessary. The Offender shall be served with seven days notice for show cause. After giving fair opportunity of hearing, the member shall be suspended/expelled from the party for a period prescribed by such committee.
THE PARTY PAPER (BULLETIN)
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha shall bring out a fortnightly Bulletin to highlight the activities and the political programme of the Party to educate the mass on the current development in the state vis-à-vis the said activities.
The Central Committee shall if situation arises, dissolve organization or make a merger with any other organization having similar aims & objectives.
AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION
The central committee shall call its meeting to amend the constitution, if demanded by not less than one-third of its members. The amendment shall be deemed to have been passed only through a resolution adopted by two-third majority of its members present and voting.