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XVIII. OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

163. (i) It shall be open to the society, having regard to the importance of the matter and the specific provision made thereof under the MCS Act,1960 the MCS Rules,1961 and Bye-laws of the society, to give notice of every General meeting and communicate the resolution or the decision, to the members of the society on their last known addresses, by the one of the following modes:

(a) hand delivery;
(b) dispatch through post office under certificate of posting by registered post, with or without acknowledgment due.

(ii) A copy of such notice/communication of the decision/resolution shall be displayed on the notice board of the society and thereupon, the notice shall be deemed to have been duly given or communication shall be deemed to have been duly made and the complaints received or made that the notice/communication was not received or was not sent to the correct address shall not affect the validity of the notice or the communication.

164. The accounting year of the society shall be that commencing on 1st April and ending on the 31st March.

165. The society shall have its Notice Board, fixed at a conspicuous part of the building, on which shall be exhibited all notices and communications referred to in the bye-law No. 163 (ii), the Statement of Accounts, the Annual Reports of the committee and other matters of which notices are required to be given to all the members of the society under the MCS Act,1960 the MCS Rules, 1961 and the Bye-laws of the society. If there is more than one building, the similar Notice Boards shall be fixed in all the other buildings.

166. The meeting of the General Body of the society may prescribe penalties for different breaches of the bye-laws of the society. The Secretary of the society, under instructions from the Committee, shall bring to the notice of the member concerned, the breach/breaches of the bye-law/bye-laws committed by him. If the member persists in continuing the breach / breaches the committee shall give the notice to the member to show cause as to why the penalty should not be inflicted on him for breach/breaches of the bye-law/bye-laws. The General Body Meeting, after considering the say of the member and after giving hearing, may levy penalty at the rate fixed by the meeting of the General Body of the society, maximum penalty of Rs. 1000/-

167. No bye-law shall be made, altered or abrogated unless
(i) a proposal to do so has been communicated to all members, 14 days before the meeting of the general body of the society, at which it is proposed to be considered
(ii) the resolution is passed by not less than 2/3rd majority of the members present and voting at the meeting of the General Body of the society and
(iii) the making, alteration or abrogation is approved and registered by the Registering Authority.

168. The Committee shall regulate the operation of the lifts, taking into consideration the convenience of the majority of the members of the society.

169. The meeting of the General Body of the society may, after taking into consideration the location of the building or buildings of the society and their surroundings and the open space available for playing games by the members of the society and their children, allow such games to be played during such hours as may be fixed by the meeting of the General Body of the society and subject to such restrictions, charges and penalties as it may impose.

170. The society shall not let out or give on leave and licence basis or permit any subletting, giving on leave and license basis any open space available under the staircases or to any person whether the member of the society or not, for any purpose whatsoever.

171. Notwithstanding the provisions under the Bye-law No.170, the Committee may allow temporary use of the terrace or available open space of the society's building by any member, on his written application, for any function, subject to such restrictions and on payment of such charges to the society as the meeting of the General Body of the society may decide. The Committee may, with the previous permission of the Local Authority, if needed, allow exhibition of advertisement boards or any part of the building including terrace on such terms and conditions as are approved by the General Body Meeting. If any member/members want/wants to install a solar energy water heating system or solar energy electrical system, then space shall be made available to such member/members on the terrace. The said system include A) Solar Collector, Solar Collector Stand, hot water tank, cold water tank, stand for the tank and hot water pipe line etc. and

(B) Panels, Battery, Inverter charge controller, cabling etc. for solar energy electricity. If any letter requesting to provide space therefor is received, then it shall be binding on the society to give space for use therefor.

172. The member of the society, requiring copies of the following documents shall pay copying fees at the rates mentioned against them:

1. Bye-law of the society Rs. 10/- more than the cost price.
2. Amendment of the bye-laws of the society Rs. 2/- per page.
3. Last audited Balance Sheet of the society Rs. 10/- per page.
4. Application for membership of the society Rs.5/-
5. Second and Subsequent Nomination by the member of the society Rs.5/-
6. Share Certificate of the society Rs.50/-
7. List of members of the society Rs. 5/- per page.
8. Correspondence (related to member) Rs. 5/- per page.
9. Minutes of the General Body meetings and Committee meetings Rs. 5- per page.
10. Indemnity Bond Rs. 10/-


Besides this, for certified copies of the documents a fee shall have to be paid as per Rule 27 of the M.C.S. Rules, 1961.