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Annexure I

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MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION AND RULES
 
     
  In the matter of the Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860) being an act for the registration of Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies and in the matter of Indian Council of Social Science Research  
     
Memorandum of Association
 
1.
The Name of the Society shall be the Indian Council of Social Science Research (hereinafter referred to as the 'Council').
2.
The Registered Office of the Council shall be situated at New Delhi in such premises as the Council may decide from time to time. At present, the office of the Council is situated at the Hostel of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Indraprashtha Estate, New Delhi.
3.
The Objects for which the Council is established are:
(a) To review the progress of social science research and to give advice to its users in Government or outside
(b) To sponsor social science research programmes as well as research projects, and administer grants to institutions and individuals for research in social sciences and to give financial support to learned associations, standard journals and institutions or organizations engaged in the conduct or sponsoring of social science research.
(c) To provide technical assistance for the formulation of social science research programmes and designing of research projects by individuals or institutions, and to organize and support institutional arrangements for training in research methodology.
(d) To indicate periodically areas and topics on which social science research is to be promoted and to adopt special measures for the development of research in neglected or new areas
(e) To coordinate research activities in the field of social sciences and to encourage programmes of interdisciplinary research
(f) To develop and support centers for documentation service, maintenance and supply of data, inventory of current social science research and preparation of a national register of social scientists.
(g) To organize, sponsor and finance seminars, workshops, study circles, working groups/parties, and conferences for promoting research or utilization of social science research.
(h) To give grants for publication of social science research work and to undertake publication of digests, periodicals and journals devoted to such research.
(i) To institute and administer scholarships, fellowships and awards for social science research by students, teachers and other research workers in India or outside, and in particular, to award senior fellowships for research in social science that will enable workers in universities to complete their research work for publication or undertake whole time research for a definite period on topics in which they are specially interested and for doing research on which they are specially qualified.
(j) To advise the Government of India on all such matters pertaining to social science research as may be referred to it from time to time, including collaborative arrangements in social science research with foreign agencies.
(k) To undertake, on any agency basis, such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Government under terms and conditions which may be mutually agreed upon.
(l) Generally to take all such measures as may be found necessary from time to time to promote social science research and its utilisation in the country.
4.
It shall be the policy of the Council to encourage both fundamental and applied research in social sciences. It will strive specially to promote social science research in the universities. It will also assist Indian social scientists to develop research outside India.
5.
The Council shall take special steps to develop a group of talented young social scientists and to identify and encourage research talent among the young teachers in the universities and other research organizations.
6.
(a) The income and property of the Council, however derived, shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects thereof as set forth in the Memorandum of Association, subject, nevertheless, in respect of the expenditure of grants made by the Government of India, to such limitations as the Government of India may, from time to time, impose.
(b) No portion of the income and property of the Council shall be paid or transferred, directly or indirectly, by way of dividends, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit, to the persons who are or at any time have been members of the Council or to any of them or to any person claiming through them:
Provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment, in good faith, or remuneration to any member or any other persons in return for any services rendered to the Council or for travelling allowances, halting, or other similar charges.
7.
The Government of India may appoint one or more persons to review the work and progress of the Council and to hold enquiries into the affairs thereof and to report thereon, in such manner as the Government of India may stipulate; and upon receipt of any such report, the Government of India may take such action and issue such directions as it may consider necessary in respect of any of the matters dealt with in the report and the Council shall be bound to comply with such directions.
8.
(a) The Government of India may give directives to the Council in respect of its policies and programmes.
(b) If at any time a difficulty arises in the functioning of the Council because of any lacunae in the Memorandum of Association or in the Rules, or the failure of any of their provisions to operate, the Government of India shall have powers to give directives to resolve the difficulty and such directives shall be binding on the officers and authorities of the Council.
9.
The names and address and occupations of the first members of the Administrative Committee of the Council to whom, under the rules and regulations of the Council, the management of its affairs is entrusted, are given below as required under the Societies Registration Act, 1960 (Act XXI of 1860):
1. Prof. D.R. Gadgil, Economist, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Yojana Bhavan, New Delhi -1
2. Shri P. Govindan Nair, Civil Servant, Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance, B/8, Wellesley Road, New Delhi -11
3. Shri S. Chakravarti, Civil Servant, Secretary, Ministry of Education & Youth Services, 14, Akbar Road, New Delhi - 11
4. Prof. M.N. Srinivas, Sociologist, Head of the Department of Sociology, Delhi University, Delhi - 7
5. Prof. P.N. Dhar, Economist, Director, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, Delhi - 7
6. Dr. S.K. Mitra, Educationist, Joint Director, National Council of Educational Research & Training, K/14 Green Park, New Delhi - 16
7. Shri J.P. Naik, Educationist, Adviser, Ministry of Education & Youth Services, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi - 1
10. A copy of the Rules of the Council, Certified to be a correct copy by three members of the Administrative Committee, is filed along with the Memorandum of Association.
 
We, the several persons whose names and addresses are given below, having associated ourselves for the purpose described in this Memorandum of Association do hereby subscribe our names to this Memorandum of Association and set our several and respective hands hereunto and form ourselves into a Society under Act XXI of 1860 on this thirtieth day of July 1969 at New Delhi.
 
1. Prof Dr. D.R. Gadgil, Economist, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, New Delhi.
   
2. Shri P. Govindan Nair, Civil Servant, Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.
   
3. Shri S. Chakravarti, Civil Servant, Secretary, Ministry of Education & Youth Services, New Delhi
   
4. Prof. M.N. Srinivas, Sociologist, Head of the Department of Sociology, Delhi University, Delhi.
   
5. Prof. P.N. Dhar, Economist, Director, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, Delhi.
   
6. Dr. S.K. Mitra, Educationist, Joint Director, National Council of Educational Research & Training, New Delhi
   
7. Shri J.P. Naik, Educationist, Adviser, Ministry of Education & Youth Services, New Delhi.
   
8. Shri L.P. Singh, Civil Servant, Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
   
9. Shri V.K. Ramaswami, Civil Servant, Civil Servant, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.
   
10. Shri N. Sundaram, Civil Servant, Director-General, Backward Classes, New Delhi.