in UPVAN bears an elaborated process. Applications for
membership are screened on the basis of their prospective
track record, achievements, credibility, performance,
financial stability etc. Memberships are of two types
– Associate and General. The participation of associate
members in activities of UPVAN and their contribution
to UPVAN efforts, including the match of their objectives
with UPVAN are helpful for upgrading as a general body
member. The Associate members do not have voting rights
but can participate in meetings and deliberations. From
the General Body Governing Body is elected for a fixed
period of three years. The Executive Board comprising
13 members including 5 office bearers governs UPVAN.
state is divided into four zones viz, - East, West, South
and central. 3 members from each region viz. East, West
and South comprising one female and one male staff from
each member organization will represent each zone. However,
the central zone will have 4 member organizations because
it includes the Secretary also. Election in the executive
board is organized to elect the office bearers.
The members of Executive
Board are elected on a rotational basis after expiry of
their term, which is of 3 years duration. To facilitate
democratic functioning, one third of sitting members voluntarily
retire in favour of their colleagues in the general body.
This process helped in perpetuating the involvement of
all the members in UPVAN’s affairs.
The discussion on the programs
are undertaken during the Annual General Body Meeting
decided that for each program/ activity a task force will
be selected, which will be responsible for planning, implementation,
budgeting and management of the program.
in UPVAN is of two types
The screening of NGOs is
done in the executive board on the basis of their credibility
and sincerity in their work and norms of democratic functioning
within the organization. These criteria qualify them as
an associate member of UPVAN. The associate members have
to pay a sum of Rs. 100 as membership fees. They
are not ushered the right to vote and cannot take part
in the business session of the Annual General Body meeting.
Body members : All
those persons who have deposited membership fee of Rs.
150.00 for the period of one year shall be considered
as General Body members of UPVAN.
Such members have the right to vote and are privileged
to contest the elections for executive. After acquiring
the membership if membership fee is not deposited within
six months after the closing of financial year the membership
will automatically be deemed terminated.