Membership Regulation

  1. Membership defined: The membership of SELSI shall consist primarily of surgeons who are certified by a Indian University (holding Postgraduate qualification recognized by the Medical Council of India), National Board of examination, and will have evidenced special interest in the field of minimal access surgery by his/her teaching through lectures and/or writings or who has clinical or basic science interest in the field. [Minimal Access Surgery refers to all types of surgery performed through minimally invasive approaches in all branches of surgical disciplines, thereby making membership available to neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, urologists, gynecologists and thoracic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons who meet the same criteria as general surgeons.] Prospective members will be invited into SELSI by recommendation of any active member, who is in good-standing. Applications of prospective members will be forwarded by their sponsor to the Membership committee. Approval of new members will be by the Board of SELSI after consideration of the recommendation of its Membership committee. Any other applicant whose interest may benefit the mission statement of the organization can be considered for membership by the membership committee. There will be option of becoming life member by paying the subscription for life membership.
  2. Admission and qualifications of membership: Prospective members will be invited into SELSI by recommendation of any active member, who is in good-standing. Applications of prospective members will be forwarded by their sponsor to the Membership committee. Approval of new members will be by the Board of SELSI after consideration of the recommendation of its Membership committee. Membership of SELSI shall consist primarily of surgeons who are certified by a Indian University (holding postgraduate qualification recognized by the Medical Council of India), National Board examination and will have evidenced special interest in the field of Minimal Access Surgery by his/her teaching through lectures and/or writings or who has clinical or basic science interest in the field.
  3. Subscription: There will be an annual subscription to renew the membership for those who do not wish to become life members of the society. Life membership fee shall be Rs 1000/=. Life membership fees can be changed by the Governing Body as and when required.
  4. Appeal and re-admission of members: Membership in SELSI will be forfeited by a member's own resignation, or by action of the Board for reasons detrimental to the organization or for non-payment of annual dues for three successive years. When the Board of Governors takes any action which results in the termination of a member's right to membership for reasons other than non-payment of dues, the Board of Governors shall provide the member with written notification by letter, return receipt requested, of its actions and the reasons therefore, at least thirty (30) days before the effective date of the termination of membership. If the member wishes to appeal the decision, the President must be notified by registered mail not later than thirty (30) business days after the termination notice was delivered.
  5. Rights and privileges of membership: An eligible member is entitled to hold an office of the organization of SELSI through due process of election as per rules and regulations framed. Every bonafide member of the Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India will have independent one vote to cast during the election process as and when notified as per rules and regulations. All the eligible members are entitled to participate during the annual/bi-annual scientific conference of the SELSI at a reduced registration fee. All the members will be entitled to submit their scientific material for presentation during the conference to the scientific committee of the annual or bi-annual conference. Every member will have the right to raise issues for the betterment of the SELSI. Any eligible member can propose to constitute a section of the Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI). A proposal to this effect may be submitted to the Board of Governors of the SELSI. Once it is approved by the Board of governors, it will be put to vote during the regular general body meeting or special session of general body meeting called for this purpose.
SELSICON 2012