INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE
MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION*
1.The name of the Society shall be the Indian Statistical Institute
2. The objects of the Institute shall be :
2.1 to promote the study and dissemination of knowledge of statistics, to develop statistical theory and methods, and their use in research and practical applications generally, with special reference to problems of planning of national development and social welfare.
2.2 to undertake research in various fields of natural and social sciences, with a view to the mutual development of statistics and these sciences.
2.3 to provide for, and undertake, the collection of information, investigations, projects and operational research for purposes of planning and the improvement of efficiency of management and productions.
2.4 to undertake any other ancillary activities in fulfilment of the objectives 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 above.
3. For and in connection with the furtherance of its objects or any of them, the Institute shall have power :
3.1 to hold meetings, and arrange lectures, seminars, discussions, conferences, instructions and courses of studies ;
3.2 to establish, maintain, and manage and assist in the establishment and maintenance of schools, colleges, training institutions, education centres, laboratories, workshops, factories, experimental farms, research units, clinics, medical and biological units, libraries, reading rooms and museums ;
3.3; to provide facilities for advanced studies and researches in areas referred to in the objects of the Institute ;
3.4 to institute or create professorships, lecturerships and other posts and to employ officers, workers, contractors and others as necessary on salary, allowance, honorarium or wages or piece-rate remuneration or without remuneration whole or part-time or on causal basis ;
*The Indian Statistical Institute was registered under the Societies Registration ActÂ (XXI of 1860) on 28 April 1932. By the enactment of the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, XXVI of 1961, amended in 1964, the Institute came within the purview of the latter Act (see Section 36 of the W. B. Societies Registration Act, XXVI of 1961). The first revision of the Memorandum of Association was adopted in the Special General Meeting held on 26 July 1974 and the present revisions were adopted in the Annual General Meetings held on 22 November, 2007 & 10 September, 2008.
3.5 to create working centres, branches, divisions, departments, faculties, sections and units for the proper and efficient conduct of the activities of the Institute in different sectors ;
3.6 to hold examinations and to award diplomas, certificates, and other distinctions including conferment of degrees as permissible under law for proficiency in areas referred to in the objects of the Institute ;
to undertake investigations including field work and to prepare reports on statistical and other subjects in its own behalf or on behalf of or in cooperation or collaboration with Government or other institutions, organizations, parties orpersons ;
3.8 to publish books, periodicals, reports, research and working papers and other materials at its own cost or with grants or other assistance received for the purpose and to contribute to the cost of the above classes of publications andto sell such publications, to distribute them gratuitously or at reduced prices, and for the aforesaid purpose to establish and maintain directly or in collaboration with other agencies, printing presses, units for photographic or other methods of reproduction, and other technical establishments ;
3.9 to develop the research and teaching activities of the Institute with the approval of appropriate authorities, into an organization having the status of a university ;
3.10 to take appropriate steps for the Institute and/or its diplomas, certificates, degrees registered and/or recognized in different parts of India and in Foreign countries ;
3.11 to carry on directly or in collaboration with associated or subsidized agencies research for the development of and to make, construct, manufacture or produce computing and scientific instruments, machines, equipment, appliances tools ;
3.12 to organize, and carry on directly or in collaboration with associated or subsidized agencies pilot and field experiments and operational research in areas referred to in the objects of the Institute ;
3.13 to organize, establish, affiliate, carry on and maintain, dissolve, disaffiliate or give up working centres, branches, or associated or other institutions having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute ;
3.14 to amalgamate with the Institute any other organization having objects wholly or in part similar to those of the Institute, or to amalgamate the Institute with such organizations ;
3.15 to cooperate with Government, universities, associations, societies, institutions and organizations and to establish outlying centres ;
3.16 to establish and maintain contact with researches, studies and activities carried out in different parts of the world in areas referred to in the objects of the Institute and with persons working in these fields in different parts of the world through joint and cooperative studies and projects, meetings, conferences and interchange of visits and otherwise ;
3.17 to accept endowments, gifts and donations, fees, block grants, rents and other funds and payments in lieu of goods or services rendered; to invest funds; to borrow or otherwise raise money; to purchase, take on lease or otherwise acquire, and sell, let out or give on lease or otherwise dispose of movable and immovable properties ;
3.18 to receive security deposits in cash or otherwise in connection with the activities of the Institute ;
3.19 to incur expenditure and make all necessary financial arrangements for carrying on the work of the Institute ;
3.20 to make donations and grants or give subscriptions and otherwise assist individual workers, institutions or associated bodies when this is considered desirable for the furtherance of the objects of the Institute or any of them ;
3.21 to establish, maintain or continue one or more Provident Fund or Superannuation Fund or similar funds for the benefit of workers of the Institute and such other persons on whom Provident Fund benefits can be conferred by the Institute ;
3.22 to create or constitute funds under its own management or under the management of such authorities, agencies, institutions or associations as may be considered suitable for purposes of carrying out such work as may be entrusted to them in the interest of the Institute and of the InstituteÂ’s workers or for the furtherance of the objects of the Institute or any of them, and to pay into such funds such amounts as may be considered necessary from time to time for carrying out the aforesaid activities ;
3.23 to develop lands and to construct, build, alter or demolish roads, drains, waterworks, buildings, structures, and other works for the purpose of the Institute and of its workers ;
3.24 to establish and maintain directly, or through suitable subsidized or other agencies, hostels, mess, guest houses, housing tenements and colonies, canteens, transport, organizations including night schools, adult education centres, health homes, clubs and cooperative organisations for proper and efficient performance of the activities of the Institute and/or for the welfare of its workers and their families, students, and associated workers ;
3.25 to do all or any of the above things in any part of the world as principals, agents, contractors, trustees or otherwise and either alone or in conjunction with others ;
3.26 to frame rules and regulations and to modify or rescind the same from time to time ;
3.27 to make, alter or rescind statutes, Bye-laws and standing orders in such manner as may be laid down by rules and regulations ; and
3.28 to take such other action or actions as may be incidental or conductive to the attainment of the objects of the Institute or any of them.
4. Subject to any eligibility qualifications that may be laid down from time to time, the membership of the Institute shall not be restricted for reasons of sex, nationality, race, religion, caste or creed.
5. The Institute shall not distribute any part of its income or profits as dividend, gift or bonus or in any other way among its members, provided, nevertheless that office-bearers, workers and other employees shall not be debarred from receiving remuneration or participating in grants because of their also being members of the Institute.
6. The Registered Office of the Institute shall be in Calcutta (now Kolkata).