We, the members of the Council of NGOs acknowledge, declare and confirm
We have voluntarily decided to form ourselves into a Council since
we sincerely believe that our true strength, efficiency and effectiveness lies
in unity of our efforts and not in diversity.
We the members shall constitute ourselves as the GENERAL BODY of
the Council and this GENERAL BODY shall have supreme authority to take
binding decisions for and on behalf of the members in respect of any or all the
activities carried on by member organisations.
We are all non-profit making organisations formed for public and
charitable causes or work and registered as such under the relevant law/s.
Donations to our organisations are, and would always be; exempt under the
Income Tax Act to the extent permissible for the class to which respective
organisation belongs. In the event the exemption is withdrawn for any reason
whatsoever, we shall forthwith inform the Council.
We agree to elect and give ourselves within six months hereof an Executive
Committee, which will be vested with power to make decisions in respect of
any or all the activities carried on by any and/or all member organisations of
this Council and frame Rules, Regulations and Bye-Laws for the effective
functioning and management of the Council.
We agree to concede supremacy to the decisions of the Executive Committee
and/or the General Body in all matters in respect of or connected with the
activities of respective organisations.
Any work or operation or act in the public interest or for public cause
will not be undertaken severally by anyone of us if Council decides to undertake
If any of the organisations is dissolved or ceases to exist under any
circumstances whatsoever we shall inform the Council immediately; or if anyone
of us decides to resign from the Council, six months’ clear notice to the
Council shall be given.
This Charter shall not constitute as empowering the Council to accept any
financial liabilities, or obligations, involving financial commitments on behalf
of anyone of us.
We shall pay such reasonable fees as may be decided upon by the General
Body, which can be changed from time to time.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Authorised Representatives of the
respective NGO has set his/her hand to this CHARTER on the date entered against
the signature of each one of us.