Constitution

Chapter Three

The Central Body

Article 12: The central body shall consist of the Central President, the executive council and the secretariat.

Central President

Article 13: The Central President shall be elected by the members of this Organization through direct votes for a period of one year.
Article 14: If, for any reason, the office of the Central President permanently falls vacant, the executive council shall temporarily elect Central President from amongst the executive council members and shall immediately arrange for election to the office of the Central President for the rest of the session. If the Central President is bound to take temporary leave he shall, in consultation with the executive council, appoint an Acting President from amongst the executive council members for a period of three months.
Article 15: The Central President or the Acting President, elected or appointed, shall take the oath of office as per the direction in the appendix of this constitution in the members conference or in the session of the executive council before he takes the charge.
Article 16: The main duty and responsibility of the Central President shall be to achieve the aims and objects of this Organization, to administer it to materialize the programmes and to establish and maintain the highest form of discipline in the Organization.
Article 17: The Central President shall generally function in consultation with the executive council but he shall not be subject to this provision in case of his day to day affairs and in such cases on which there is no decision of the executive council but he deems it necessary to take emergency decision and temporary steps.
Article 18: The Central President, directly or through his representatives, shall exercise powers vested in him in different sections of this Constitution.

Executive Council

Article 19 : The executive council shall be formed for a period of one year with representatives, directly elected by the members, in a ratio of one for one hundred & seventy and another one for the remaining fraction and the President may, if he deems it necessary, nominate members, not numbering more than one-third of the elected members, and members from amongst the ex-members of the executive council, not numbering more than two, to the executive council, in consultation with the executive council. The Central President shall be the chairman and the secretary general shall be the ex-officio member of the executive council.
Article 20 : The Central President shall administer the oath of office of the members of the executive council.
Article 21 : If any seat of the elected members of the executive council falls vacant, the vacancy shall be filled up within a period of three months.
Article 22: The collective and individual duties and responsibilities of the members of the executive council shall be to take care of themselves, keep a watch on the Central President, look into the practice of Islamic principles in the Organization, supervise and observe the implementation of the programmes of the Organization, supervise the pursuit of the Constitution, remove flaws, if found any, from the Organization, chalk out the basic plans of the integrated activities of the Organization, advise the Central President, express own views without any hesitation and regularly attend the sessions of the executive council or send opinions thereto.
Article 23: There shall be two general sessions of the executive council to be held a year. A session of the executive council must be convened if the Central President deems it necessary or one fifth of the total members of the Organization demand in writing to the Central President. The executive council shall be summoned within a period of one month from the date of requisition.
Article 24: One-third of the total members of the executive council shall form the quorum of the meeting. No quorum shall be necessary for the following session if a session goes adjourned for the shortage of the quorum. Each and every decision of the executive council shall be taken on the basis of the opinions of the majority of the members present.
Article 25: In case of a difference of opinion between the Central President and the executive council and if one can not accept the opinion of the other, the decision of the majority of the members of the Organization shall be conclusive.

THE SECRETARIAT

Article 26: The Central President shall, in consultation with the executive council, form a secretariat with a secretary general and as many departmental secretaries as required. The Central President may, in consultation with the executive councul, partially or fully reshuffle the secretariat if he deems it necessary.
Article 27: The duties and responsibilities of the secretary general shall be to administer the departmental work of the secretariat fairly and his duties and responsibilities shall include keeping an eye on the lower tiers and workers of the Organization and keeping the Central President informed of all the affairs.
Article 28 : The duties and responsibilities of the secretariat is to co-operate and assist the Central President in discharging his function. The secretariat shall remain accountable to the Central President for its activities.

OTHER TIERS OF THE ORGANIZATION

Article 29: The Central Preisdent may, in consultation with the executive council, evolve other tiers and determine their administrative system according to necessity and circumstances.

MEMBER UNIT

Article 30: A member unit shall consist of more than two members. The president of a member unit shall be elected by direct votes of the members for a period of one year. Under unavoidable circumstances, on the direction of the Central President, the members may elect the president of the member unit at any time of the year.
Article 31 : The duties and responsibilities of a member unit is to materialize the programmes of the Organization in the light of the central plan and to actualise the directives of the Central President.

ASSOCIATE UNIT

Article 32: An associate unit shall consist of more than two associates on approval of the Central President where there is no member unit. The president of an associate unit shall be elected by direct votes of the associates for a period of one year.

ELECTIONS

Article 33 : An election commission shall conduct the election of the central president. The central president shall constitute the election commission consisting of a chief election commissioner and two assistant election commissioners in Consultation with the executive council. The executive council shall determine the election procedure of all tiers of the Organization.
Article 34 : While electing the President or a member of the executive council or any responsible person of this Organization, a person's adherence to the dictates of Allah (SWT) and His Prophet (peace be upon him), taqwa (fear of Allah), proper understanding of the ideology, organizational wisdom, capability of ensuring discipline, mental equilibrium, innovative and analytical ability, steadfastness, determination, trustworthiness and greedlessness to the post must be kept in view.
Article 35 : No canvassing shall be allowed in any election of this Organization. Grouping and group activities shall not be permissible in support of or against a person. To seek advice shall not be deemed to fall under the definition of canvassing. The person securing highest number of votes shall be declared elected.

FUND/BAITUL MAAL

Article 36: There shall be a Baitul Maal at every tier of the Organization. The contribution of the workers and well- wishers, the sales proceeds of the publication of the Organization and Zakat shall be the sources of income of the Baitul Maal.
Article 37 : The respective president shall spend the money of Baitul Maal for the materialization of the programme of the Organization and for other organizational activities.
Article 38: Zakat could be collected only on the prior permission of the Central President and an account of the Zakat money shall be maintained separately. This money shall only be spent under the specific heads prescribed by the Shariah.
Article 39 : The lower tiers shall regularly remit a fixed amount of money to the higher Baitul Maal.
Article 40: The Central President shall remain responsible to the executive council in respect to the income and expenditure of the Baitul Maal and supervise and control the Baitul Maal of the lower tiers. The Central President shall constitute an audit committee in consultation with the executive council. The audit committee shall audit the Central and Branch Baitul Maal once a year. The audit report shall be presented to the executive council meeting.

DISMISSAL

Article 41 : The Central President may be removed from his office if he intentionally violates any clear injunctions of Shariah or if his conduct is likely to cause serious harm to the Organization.
Article 42 : If the majority of the members of the executive council passes a 'no confidence' motion against the Central President, the whole affair is to be presented before the members of the Organization within one month. The Central President shall cease to hold office if the majority of the members of the Organization votes in favour of the 'no confidence' motion. The executive council shall be dissolved and a new election shall take place if the majority of the members of the Organization votes against the 'no confidence' motion.
Article 43: If a 'no confidence' motion against the Central President is to be moved from amongst the members, it should be delivered to the executive council in writing with documents, signed by one-tenth of the members. Hereafter, the motion is to be put to a session of the executive council convened within one month. If the majority of the members of the executive council passes that 'no confidence' motion against the Central President, the whole affair is to be presented before the members within one month. The Central President shall vacate his office if the majority of the members votes in favour of the 'no confidence' motion. The executive council shall be dissolved and a new election shall take place if the majority of the members votes against the 'no confidence' motion.
Article 44: The Central President shall take the opinion of the members of the Organization if he deems it necessary to alternate the executive council or any elected member of the executive council. If the majority of the members passes their verdict in favour of his opinion then the executive council or the aforesaid elected member of the executive council shall be dismissed. But the Central President shall have to submit his resignation in a session of the executive council, summoned within one month, if the majority of the members oppose his opinion as regards the collective dismissal of the executive council.
Article 45 : A member of the executive council shall lose his membership when he ceases to remain a member of the Organization or remains absent in two successive sessions of the executive council without any acceptable ground or resigns his membership from the executive council and the Central President accepts it or if the majority of the members who elected him expresses 'no confidence' against him or in case of being a nominated member, he lose the confidence of the Central President.
Article 46 : The Central Preisdent may, if he deems it necessary, dissolve any associate unit and suspend any member unit but he must consult the executive council if he intends to dissolve a member unit totally.

AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

Article 47 : Any amendment of this Constitution may be adopted directly in a member conference by votes of the majority of the total members, provided that a notice of the aforesaid amendment must be delivered to the Central President two weeks prior to the member conference. Any amendment of this Constitution may also be adopted by votes of the majority of the members of the executive council but an amendment so adopted must be approved by votes of the majority of the total members within two months.
Article 48: The decision of the executive council shall be conclusive in case of interpretation of any section or matter of this Constitution.

MISCELLANEOUS

Article 49 : The year of this Organization shall commence from January.
Article 50 : A brothers' forum shall be formed with the students related to this Organization after the completion of their student life.

[N.B. The Bengali version of this Constitution shall be considered as the main text in case of any dispute.]