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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Revised IYC Constitution (With Comments)

I have spent the better part of the past two months redrafting the Constitution of the Indian Youth Congress. It has not been changed (or for that matter- read) since it was first adopted in 1983: consequently, the late Smt. Indira Gandhi continues to be lifetime chairperson of its penultimate Central Advisory Board. Some of the provisions suggested, like having two-yearly elections to fill organizational posts, have never been put into actual practice. More than a quarter of a century since its adoption, the overall feeling one gets from reading the document, therefore, is that it belongs to another age; and is hardly suited to the needs of our own time.

In all, I have proposed more than 27 major and several minor amendments. Suggestions I had proposed in an earlier presentation (Blueprint for Building a New IYC) have also been incorporated. Below is a brief 15-point Synopsis of the Amendments:

1. Membership rules have been changed to incorporate one common Form (as opposed to three for becoming primary and active members and for renewal of membership) to be filled annually by members; performance-determined levels of membership have been assigned; and strategies have been proposed for substantially enhancing the number of women members. (Art. VIII)

2. Form A has been made digitally readable and includes blood group-type information and an eye-donation form. This will transform IYC into India's biggest blood bank and eye-donor agency.

3. Schedule One contains the algorithm that the digital-reader would follow for determining membership-level based on information supplied in Form A. (Art. IX)

4. To increase organizational-penetration at the grassroots level, two new primary units have been introduced: booth-level Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras (RGSKs) and panchayat-level SHGs called Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samitis (IGSSs). (Art. XI A and B)

5. RGSKs are purely political bodies dealing with booth-management during elections.

6. IGSSs are self-sustaining, income generating, socio-economic units ultimately aimed at creating what could possibly be the largest multifaceted NGO in the country: personally I can think of no better way to counter Ekal vidyalayas, Vanvasi kalyan ashrams and other such RSS outfits that have infiltrated the rural belt of India. They combine a distinct social welfare agenda with innovative income-generating asset-creating techniques within the political framework of the YC.

7. IGSSs are governed by a separate subsidiary constitution provided in Schedule Two.

8. Both the RGSK and IGSS networks will be sort of a proto-cadre of the Congress.

9. A formula has been worked out for the number of elected and nominated posts in IYC, PYC, DYC and BYC executive committees; precise rules for work allocation have been framed; specific tasks assigned; monitoring and feedback mechanisms are in place; and guidelines for setting up departments and their functions have also been specified. (Arts. XI C, XII, XIII, XVI, XIX)

10. The election process itself has been overhauled completely: a CEC (Central Election Committee) has been created as an autonomous body; precise schedules, guidelines, and modus operandi have been laid down; executive committees are proposed to be dissolved to prevent any overriding interference/tweaking with the election process; the block level elections would be direct; executive committee members thus chosen would elect the DYC executive, who will in turn elect the PYC. All elected executive committee members- Block, District and Pradesh- would then be delegates at a national convention where the national committee would be elected. (Art. XVIII)

11. Differential Criteria has been fixed for who can vote and contest- based primarily on their involvement with the organization (to eliminate the possibility of candidates making members only for the purpose of getting themselves elected while also ensuring that performance- merit- gets rewarded). (Art. VIII, IX)

12. Dates- and time- have been specified for simultaneous nationwide meetings of executive committees; & block, district, state and national-level conventions; agendas- and formats of minutes- have been set.

13. A permanent training facility (Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Prashikshan Kendra)- and a monthly magazine- have been incorporated in Schedule Three of the constitution.

14. A comprehensive Budget has been proposed: new sources of revenue have been created; collection points identified; and precise function-based distribution of revenues done. (Art. X)

15. A definitive target-oriented socio-political agenda has been incorporated into Art. III (Functions) based on additional institutions and functions that have been inbuilt into the constitution.

Below I reproduce the text of the 1983 document; followed by my comment, and the proposed Amendment. Your suggestions are, as always, welcome, particularly with respect to Art. II dealing with the OBJECT (AIM) of the IYC.

Amit Aishwarya Jogi



FIRST DRAFT OF
THE REVISED
INDIAN YOUTH CONGRESS CONSTITUTION
With commentary

AMIT AISHWARYA JOGI


Article 1: NAME
The name of the organization shall be the “Indian Youth Congress”.
AMENDMENT AA-1
[Hindi: The name of the organization shall be the “Bhartiya Yuva Congress”]

Article 2: OBJECT
The object of the Indian Youth Congress shall be to [(a)] organize the Youth of India towards the realization of the objectives of the Indian National Congress, [(b)] to train them in the duties and rights of citizenship, [(c)] to enable them to contribute towards the realization of a secular, socialist, democratic republic as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and as incorporated in the Constitution of India during Smt. Indira Gandhi’s tenure as Prime Minister.

Comment:
(a) The language of Art. 2 is, at best, vague: it does not specify what precisely are ‘the objectives of the Indian National Congress’, the ‘realization’ of which is its primary- and it would seem, only- objective. In fact, in making this highly generalized assertion, it denies the IYC an identity of its own; indeed, if the realization of the parent body’s unspecified objectives is its sole reason for existence, then that reason can best be served within the AICC superstructure, implying thereby that there is no need for a separate- and distinct- frontal organization.
(b) The words ‘organize’, ‘train’ and ‘enable’ (the Youth of India) define the Function of the IYC. However, they do not carry the force of what the IYC today seeks to do: Unite and Empower.
(c) For some reason, only three of four of Pandit Nehru’s non-negotiable principles have been mentioned in defining the ideal-India: ‘secular, socialist, democratic’. A much more correct expression would, therefore, be ‘sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic’. Moreover, the reference to ‘the Father of the Nation’ must involve his principles of Ahimsa and Satyagrah, which- as a recent film demonstrated- haven’t entirely been lost on today’s Youth. What they need, really, is to be ‘repackaged’.
(d) The allusion to the incorporation of the ideals of ‘a secular, socialist, democratic republic’ ‘in the Constitution of India’ ‘during Smt. Indira Gandhi’s tenure as Prime Minister’ is somewhat misleading for two reasons: one, it suggests that prior to Mrs. Gandhi’s tenure as P.M., they weren’t part of the Constitution of India (which is incorrect); two, it overlooks the fact that much of what was changed vide the 42nd Amendment was undone by the Morarji Desai Government vide the 44th Amendment: in effect, the only part retained was the incorporation of the word ‘Secular’ in the Preamble. Even so, any reference to Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s contribution to the body-politic of this nation must incorporate two aspects: (a) her crusade against Poverty (Garibi Hatao); and (b) her victory over Pakistan and Pokhran-I, both of which went a long way in making India a ‘Great Power’.
(e) There is no allusion in the document to the Role of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi: he continues to be the single greatest Icon for the Youth of India. His words “I am young, I too have a Dream” continue to inspire and stir the hearts and minds of millions of Indians even today. Accordingly, specific reference should me made to his contribution: (a) in preparing India for the 21st century by ushering in the IT and Telecom revolutions; and (b) in boldly taking on a Corrupt Establishment (Ancien Regime, if you will), which he famously did during the Centennial AICC Session at (then) Bombay.
(f) Accordingly, it would be infinitely more appropriate to delete Art. 2 of the existing constitution, and replace it with a short paragraph, like the one produced below:

Amendment AA (to finalize)
Article II: OBJECT
The Object of the Indian Youth Congress shall be
To Bring Together, Organize, Educate and Empower the Youth of India,
To Fulfill the Goals set forth by Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Azad, Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, Dr. Bhimrao Babasaheb Ambedkar, and other Founding Fathers of our Great Nation;
Of an Ever-stronger, Self-reliant, United, Sovereign, Socialist, Secular and Democratic India;
In the Defense, Ceaseless Service and Peaceful Propagation of which Goals, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Rajiv Gandhi and countless other Congresspersons bravely Sacrificed their Lives;
And to Prepare them to Fight, Overcome and Eradicate those Forces that seek to endanger and defeat these Sacred Goals, in particular the Forces of Poverty, Ignorance, Corruption and Communalism that seek to divide and destroy us;
While devoting themselves fully, tirelessly and selflessly, to Chartering India’s course to Unsurpassable Global Greatness in the brave new century,
Which we believe to be India’s inevitable Destiny.


PREAMBLE (?)
We, the Youth,
Being fully aware of the blood, toil, tears and sweat spent to keep our Nation sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic,
Do hereby dedicate ourselves to proving worthy of the Burden & the Glory passed onto our Generation,
By overcoming the forces of hate, poverty, ignorance, corruption and communalism with the weapons of love, development, education, honesty and harmony,
For we are young, and we too have a Dream, of an India, strong and eager to take its rightful place at the forefront of nations.

(REVISE COMPLETELY)

Article III: FUNCTIONS
The (Indian) Youth Congress, therefore, for the attainment of the above Object shall endeavor to:
(a) Promote National Unity and Integration amongst the Youth of India;
(b) Promote opportunities for the development of character, discipline, efficiency, knowledge and a…
(c) Impart training in public and political work in close association with the Indian National Congress and the organizations formed by, associated with or recognized by the Congress;
(d) Launch and implement social, economic and political programmes at all levels providing scope for its members to participate in programmes of constructive work and activity;
(e) Take up such other activities as are necessary for and incidental to the object of the Youth Congress.

Comment:
1. It would seem that Art. III suffers from the same ambiguity as Art. II: as such, no precise Agenda is laid down for the Youth Congress.
2. The operative words are: (a) ‘promote national unity and integration’; (b) ‘character development’; (c) ‘impart training’; (d) ‘launch and implement social, economic and political programmes’; (e) ‘other necessary and incidental activities’. None of these activities are youth-specific, in the sense that they are not exclusive to either youth-participation or the youth-problematique. Put simply, they could just as easily be performed by the parent body.
3. I believe, therefore, that it is essential to define the specific functions that the Youth Congress should undertake to fulfill the Object expounded in Art. II. Ergo, Art. III should be read with, and is in fact the operational-part of, Art. II. Accordingly, the specific Functions have been prescribed to realize the Four Key Aspects of the Object.

Amendment AB
Article III: FUNCTIONS
[The Indian Youth Congress, therefore, for the attainment of the above Object shall endeavor:]
(1) To promote Youth Solidarity by bringing together Indian youth from every part of the world, irrespective of caste, community, region or language, as One Family, thereby emerging as the single most effective organization giving voice to, and solving, the problems and aspirations of India’s Youth;
(2) To achieve 100% polling during elections by encouraging citizens to exercise their Right of Vote through a nationwide booth-level network of Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras (RGSKs);
(3) To bring about the Economic Empowerment of the Youth, particularly the rural youth, through income generation, asset creation, access to micro-credit, and market integration, by creating a nationwide federation of self-sustainable, autonomous SHGs called Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samitis (IGSSs);
(4) To transform the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) India’s largest Blood Bank, and Eye-donor Agency;
(5) To achieve total computer literacy (members should be able to send and receive emails) by 2011;
(6) To usher India’s Second Green Revolution by planting more than 50 million fruit-bearing plants every year, and encouraging members to be environmentally friendly;
(7) To systematically work towards the realization the Fivefold Objective of Total Rural Employment, Universal Secondary Education, Total In-house Sanitation and Access to Tap Water, Polio Eradication and AIDS Free Society by 2011, through increased active youth participation in NREGA, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Sampoorna Sauchalaya Yojana, Pulse Polio Abhiyan and NACO-regulated programs respectively;
(8) To train members in the Democratic Institution-building Process, through the establishment of the Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Prashikshan Kendra at New Delhi, closer collaboration with non-profit social welfare institutions, organization of regular training camps at grassroots level, and free and fair intra-organizational elections from the block-level to the national-level;
(9) To take up such other activities as are necessary for and incidental to the Object of the Indian Youth Congress, as defined in Art. II of this Constitution.


Article IV: FLAG
(as is)

Article V: SYMBOL
(as is)

Article VI: CONSTITUENTS
The Indian Youth Congress shall comprise of:
(a) National Youth Convention
(b) Central Youth Advisory Board
(c) National Council
(d) Pradesh/ Territorial Youth Congress Committees
(e) District or City Youth Congress Committees
(f) Block/ Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress Committees

Comment:
1. The word ‘National Council’ has never really been in usage: most members think of it more in terms of a ‘National Committee’. In this respect, it might be more appropriate to modify the existing terminology in favor of the popular expression. I also feel that the word ‘Council’ is a slightly more pompous than ‘Committee’; the latter, moreover, conveys the elected-nature of the body more forcefully.
2. Also, to further reach the grassroot level, which is in fact the primary purpose of the YC organizational structure, it is felt that ‘Booth Committees’ and ‘Rozgar Committees’ be incorporated at Art. VI (g) and (h). Accordingly,

Amendment AC
Article VI: CONSTITUENTS
The Indian Youth Congress shall comprise of:
a. National Youth Convention
b. Central Youth Advisory Board
c. National Committee
d. Pradesh/ Territorial Youth Congress Committees
e. District or City Youth Congress Committees
f. Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress Committees
g. Sector-level Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Sanchalan Samitis
h. Sector-level Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Sanchalan Kendras
i. Panchayat-level Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samitis (IGSS)
j. Booth-level Committees Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras (RGSK)
k. Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Prashikshan Kendra (RGYPK)


Article VII: TERRITORIAL DIVISION
(a) Pradesh Youth Congress Committees shall ordinarily be constituted in the States with headquarters, mentioned as under:

Comment:
1. Bombay and Calcutta to be changed to ‘Mumbai’ and ‘Kolkata’.
2. Here, I strongly feel that in accordance with the (amended) Function mentioned above at Art. III (B) (iii) [Recognition and Respect for Emerging Regional & Social Aspirations] and Art. VII (c), (d) and (e), the following PYCs may be added, in addition to the three new states that have since been formed: Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Uttaranchal (Dehradoon), Jharkhand (Ranchi); to these may be added, Telengana (Nizamabad), Vidarbha (Nagpur), while the Maharashtra Unit headquarters may be shifted from Nagpur to Pune. Accordingly,

Amendment AD
Territorial Youth Congress Committee shall be constituted in the territories with headquarters mentioned as under:
[Changes]
Pradesh Headquarters

4. Mumbai Mumbai
5. Kolkata Kolkata

11. Karnataka Bengaluru

22. Tamil Nadu Chennai

25. West Bengal Kolkata
[Additions]
30. Chhattisgarh Raipur
31. Jharkhand Ranchi
32. (Telengana Nizamabad)
33. Uttaranchal Dehradoon
33. Vidarbha Nagpur

Comment:
1. Here, representation may be given to the Gurkhas at Darjeeling. Accordingly,
Amendment AE
4. Gurkha Council Darjeeling

(b) The Pradesh Youth Congress Committee may with the previous sanction of the National Council, change its headquarters.

Amendment AF
(c) The Pradesh Youth Congress Committee may with the previous sanction of the National Committee, change its headquarters.

(c) The National Council may, after ascertaining the wishes of the Pradesh Youth Congress Committeee or Committees concerned, constitute a new Pradesh, merge any existing Pradeshes into one Pradesh, abolish an existing Pradesh, or assign to a Pradesh, a District, a portion or portions of a District from any other Pradesh.

Amendment AG

(d) The National [Committee may, after ascertaining the wishes of the Pradesh Youth Congress Committee or Committees concerned, constitute a new Pradesh, merge any existing Pradeshes into one Pradesh, abolish an existing Pradesh, or assign to a Pradesh, [Districts, District or part or parts of a District from any other Pradesh].
(d) (i) Insofar as the Government of India, or a state government, shall, after due process, create or modify, any territorial boundaries of a Block, District or State, the same shall be incorporated into the Schedule of Pradeshes and Territories mentioned in Art. VII (a) and (b).
(e) The National Committee shall have the power to give representation in such a manner as it deems fit to areas in the Union of India as have not been included in the jurisdiction of any PYC/TYC or direct that such an area or part thereof be included in a neighboring Pradesh.

Article VIII: MEMBERSHIP
(REVISE- UNIFORM ANNUAL FEE OF Rs. 10 per year; COMMON MEMBERSHIP FORM)
Primary Membership

(a) Any Indian Citizen between 18 and 35 years of age who accepts the objects of the Youth Congress and pays the membership fee of Rs. 1/- every year may be enrolled as a primary member of the Youth Congress on filling up the Primary member’s form annexed as form I to this constitution provided that he is not a member of any political party other than the Indian National Congress or of any communal organization which has a separate membership, constitution or programme. The year of membership shall be the calendar year from January to December.

Amendment AH
Article VIII: MEMBERSHIP
Primary Membership
(a) Any Indian Citizen, or Non-resident person of Indian origin, between 18 and 35 years of age who accepts the Objects of the Youth Congress and pays a membership fee of Rs. 10/- every year may be enrolled as a primary member of the Youth Congress for that year, on filling up the Membership Form annexed as Form I to this constitution provided that:
(i) He/she is not a member of any political party other than the Indian National Congress or of any communal organization which has a separate membership, constitution or program;
(ii) The year of membership shall be the calendar year from January 1st to December 31st.
(aa) Any person who has, after completion of due process, become a Member of the Indian Youth Congress, shall, ipso facto, become a Primary Member of the Indian National Congress party, and as such, shall adhere to all Rules and Regulations that govern that party.


Active Membership
(a) The following categories of persons between 18 and 35 years of age who are primary members are eligible to become active members of the Youth Congress on filling up the Active Member’s form annexed as form II to this constitution and on payment of Rs. 11 every two years.

1. All members who are holding elected office as Congress members in elected bodies, legislatures or Parliament;
2. Those who have taken active part in the Congress movement during the period March 1977 to December 1979;
3. Those who are primary members for two complete years i.e., 730 days and have participated in the activities prescribed by the National Council from time to time.

Comment:
1. Art. VIII (b) (1) leaves it to the discretion of elected INC members in the 27-35 age group to become active IYC members. In my opinion, such a matter cannot be discretionary for them. It is, therefore, necessary to amend this section to ensure that all elected INC members- MPs, MLAs, local body representatives et al- in this age group are compulsorily obligated to become active members and pay the active membership fee of IYC.
2. Art. VIII (b) (2) is no longer relevant, and should be omitted.
3. Art. VIII (b) (3) stipulates a time frame of ‘two complete years, i.e., 730 days’ to gain active membership; this is unduly long, and should be shortened to one year. The other shortcoming with this section is that the phrase ‘participated in the activities prescribed by the National Council from time to time’ is at best, non-specific. What, for instance, should be minimum extent of that participation, to acquire active membership? Continuing with that argument, is it not possible to incorporate the concept of Graded Membership into the constitution itself, with levels of membership being directly proportional to the extent of participation in IYC activities? In my opinion, there can be no better way to ensure the generic implementation of Rahul Gandhi’s idea of ‘Merit’ in fact being overriding factor in determining a member’s position in the IYC structure. Accordingly, Art VIII (b) should be amended extensively, if not re-written.
4. Activity in the Youth Congress should be an incentive for further promotion in the organization; increasing the membership fee for active members defeats that purpose, more so in the case of poorer members. Accordingly, a uniform across-the-board fee of Rs. 10 per year is recommended. Moreover, the collection of fee on a two-yearly basis more often than not means, non-collection. Ergo, fee should be collected on a yearly basis, both from primary as well as active members.
5. There should, I feel, be only one form for membership. Based on the information supplied in this form, a membership level should be awarded (see next Art. IX and Schedule One). This form should be submitted each year by every member, if he/she wishes to continue being an IYC member. This uniform system would ensure greater compliance. One of the reasons why the present system has never been followed is because of its wholly unnecessary complications, which the following Amendments shall seek to both objectify and simplify.

Amendment AI
Active Membership
(b) The following categories of persons between 18 and 35 years of age, who pay a membership fee of Rs. 10 every year, shall be eligible to become active members, on filling up the Membership Form annexed as Form I to this constitution provided that:
1. He/she shall have held previous office(s) in the National Students’ Union of India or any other frontal organization of the Indian National Congress party;
2. He/she has been a primary member for a minimum of one year, i.e., 365 days immediately prior to submitting Form I, during which time he/she shall have attended no less than one-half of the total activities/programs prescribed by the National Committee for that year

Exception:
(c) The following categories of persons shall be exempt from submitting Form I in order to become active members of the Youth Congress:
(1) Anyone between the ages of 18 to 35 who is holding an elected office(s) as an Indian National Congress party member in elected local bodies, legislatures or Parliament, shall be an active member of the Indian Youth Congress;
i. (A) That such a person shall further be required, in his/her capacity as an active member of the Indian Youth Congress, to contribute a sum of Rs. 50 every year from his/her respective salary/allowance to be paid to the “President, District Youth Congress”, “President, Pradesh Youth Congress” or “President, Indian Youth Congress” respectively.

ii. All members of the Mahila Congress of 27 to 35 years of age shall become members of the Indian Youth Congress.


Scrutiny of Membership
(2) Both Primary and Active membership shall be scrutinized for the political and personal background of all those who wish to enroll themselves as members. For this purpose, Block, District and Pradesh Scrutiny shall be set up. The list of the primary and active members shall be published by the District Committees, which shall be made available to all members. Objections, if any, will be made in writing to the District Scrutiny Committee. An appeal made against the decision of the District Scrutiny Committee will be made to the Pradesh Scrutiny Committee. Any objections against the decision of the Pradesh Scrutiny Committee will be made to the National Council whose decision shall be final.

Comment:
1. Art. IX (a) is silent on the composition of the Scrutiny committees: who shall be its members?
2. The mandate of the District, Pradesh and National Scrutiny committees is confined to the scrutiny of ‘political and personal background of all who wish to enroll themselves as members’. A cursory reading of this Article gives the impression that the scrutiny committees are in effect, intelligence/surveillance agencies; a task for which they can hardly be deemed suited. As such, this limited mandate, though necessary, should be expanded to incorporate the gradation of members based on the strictly objective criteria of Performance (see above).
3. Parameters would, therefore, have to be defined for measuring performance of active members, in order to enable the scrutiny committee to assign each member, a specific membership-level (ML). The idea, of course, is not only to accord primacy to performance (merit) but also to minimize any scope for subjectivity in the assignment of a member’s ML.
4. Accordingly, a ten-fold criterion is suggested that will determine a member’s ML on the basis of the following objective parameters, measured annually:
(i) Number of Programs attended [as Percentage of Programs prescribed by the National Committee for that year (see Art. VIII (b) (2))];
(ii) Number of Members recruited in that year;
(iii) Education;
(iv) Occupation (whether self-employed or not);
(v) Previously-held positions within the Youth Congress, Seva Dal, Mahila Congress or the National Students’ Union of India;
(vi) Level of Training course(s) taken i.e., Grade Certificate Awarded by the Youth Congress Training Centre (see Sch. ON TRAINING CENTRE);
(vii) Number of External assignments and duties including deputation on election-campaign duty, appointment as Returning Officers/ Observers during organizational/elections, part of disaster management team etc.;
(viii) Number of Communication skills including Oratory, Literary, Technological, and/or Interpersonal;
(ix) Organizational contribution including ideological, physical, and/or with other resource(s);
(x) Previous electoral record (should have won at least one organizational election, or any other election to local body, legislature or assembly)
5. Furthermore, this Amendment to this Article also postulates, the Creation of a Cadre of committed, full-timer Youth Congress active members: in my opinion, this is necessary for the future survival of any political organization in this country.
6. Accordingly, a fixed proportion of the receipts from membership-fees may be set aside for the sustenance of this proposed Cadre, vide amendment to Art. X (see below)

Amendment AK
Article IX: SCRUTINY OF MEMBERSHIP
(a) There shall be five-member Scrutiny Committees of the Youth Congress at the Block, District, Pradesh and National levels, comprising the following members:
(i) DYC General Secretary in-charge of the block, DYC Secretary in-charge of the block, BYC President, and two other members appointed by the DYC President, provided that at least one member shall be a woman and one shall belong to the Scheduled Tribes/Scheduled Castes, shall constitute the Block Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee;
(ii) PYC General Secretary in-charge of the district, PYC Secretary in-charge of the district, DYC President, and two other members appointed by the PYC President, provided that at least one member shall be a woman and one shall belong to the Scheduled Tribes/Scheduled Castes, shall constitute the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee;
(iii) IYC General Secretary in-charge of the state, IYC Secretary in-charge of the state, PYC President, and three other members appointed by the IYC President, provided that at least one member shall be a woman and one shall belong to the Scheduled Tribes/Scheduled Castes, shall constitute the Pradesh Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee;
(iv) AICC General Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress, AICC Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress, IYC President, and two other members appointed by the AICC General Secretary in-charge of the IYC, provided that at least one member shall be a woman and one shall belong to the Scheduled Tribes/Scheduled Castes, shall constitute the National Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee
(b) The Scrutiny Committee shall have the following functions:
(i) Scrutiny of the information supplied in Forms I Art. VIII, to grant, or reject, an applicant’s request for membership of the Youth Congress;
(ii) Assignation of membership levels to each member (Art. VIII) on the basis of the Criterion described in Art. IX (c);
(iii) Recommendation of disciplinary action, or otherwise, against members, to the respective Executive Committees of the Youth Congress
(c) The assignation of Membership level shall be governed by Schedule One of this Constitution.
(d) The parameters defined, as well as the scores assigned, in Schedule One may be amended by the National Committee President, after approval of the AICC Secretary in-charge of IYC.
(e) Anyone who has duly submitted Form I of Art. VIII, shall have the Right of Appeal provided that:
(i) Objections, if any, shall be made in writing to the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee.
(ii) Any appeal made against the decision of the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee shall be made in writing to the Pradesh Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee.
(iii) Any objections against the decision of the Pradesh Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee shall be made in writing to the National Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee whose decision shall be final and not liable to be questioned in any Court of Law.
(iv) No appeal shall lie before any Scrutiny Committee for a period of more than thirty days from the receipt of that appeal.
(f) The complete list of primary and active members of the district, mentioning their respective Membership Levels, shall be published by the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee every year, at a date no later than the 15th of January, on the Indian Youth Congress website, and be made available to all members upon payment of cost price of publishing, by the said Committee, should they ask for it.

Amendment AL
SCHEDULE ONE:
Criterion for Award of Membership Level to be followed by the Scrutiny Committees
(Art. IX)

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)
1. Number of Programs Attended during last year
0
(0)

Less than 6
(10)

6-12
(40)

12-18
(60)

More than 18
(100)

2. Number of YC members enrolled last year
0
(0)

More than 10
(100)

More than 50
(400)

More than 100
(600)

More than 200
(1000)

3. Level of Education
Literate
(1)

Matriculate (Class X)
(2)

Intermediate (Class XII)
(3)

Graduate, Post-graduate
(4)

Post-graduate
(5)

Professional (Engineer, Doctor, Lawyer, Architect, Accountant etc.), or Doctorate (Ph.D.)
(10)

4. Occupation
Unemployed
(1)

Self-employed
(2)

Private Job
(2)

NGO/SHG
(4)

Self-owned/operated Business
(3)

5. Number of previously held YC/NSUI positions
0
(0)

1
(10)

2
(20)

3
(30)

More than 3
(40)

6. Certificate awarded by IYC Training Centre
None
(0)

Grade I
(100)

Grade II
(200)

Grade III
(300)

Grade IV
(400)

7. Number of times sent outside district for official Youth Congress work such as campaign duty, election observer, relief work etc.
0
(0)

1
(20)

2
(20)

3
(40)

More than 3
(50)

8. What communication skill(s) do you have? (multiple)
Interpersonal (I am good at convincing people face-to-face)
(1)

Oratorical (I am a good public speaker)
(2)

Literary (I can write very well)
(2)

Technological (I am computer-savvy)
(3)

9. How do you contribute to the YC? (multiple)
Physical (I participate in YC meetings)
(1)

Ideological (I have participated in Debates, Seminars and discussions on YC ideology)
(2)

Financial (I contribute money for YC work)
(3)

Public Relations (I have good relations with the media)
(3)

I have gone to jail for participating in INC/NSUI//YC-led protest(s)
(40)

10. Previous electoral record
I have not contested an election
(0)

I have participated in the party’s campaign.
(10)

I have contested but lost
(20)

I have contested and won
(50)

My family has previously contested and won election(s)
(30)

11. Have you been convicted
Yes
(-40)

No
(0)

An appeal is pending against my conviction
(-10)

I am out on bail
(-20)

12. Rank the following Issues in the order of importance
Corruption

Unemployment

Communalism

Social Inequality

Environment

Terrorism

13. Caste

General

OBC
(5)

SC
(10)

ST
(10)

Minority
(10)

14. Gender
Male

Female
(10)

(a) Number in parenthesis indicates the marks to be added/deducted while allotting a member’s ML.
(b) Questions 11(a), (c) and (d) shall carry negative marking.
(c) Questions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 relate to a member’s performance, and therefore, carry superlative marks.
(d) Question 12 carries no marks, and is merely intended to determine the priority of issues.
(e) If a person has ticked options 1(a) or 2(a), he/she may not be an active member, and shall automatically be put in ML-1 category [i.e, the columns shown in Grey].
(f) To be considered for the ML-2 category, a person should have ticked 1(b), 2(b) and 6(a) [i.e., the columns shown in Yellow].
(g) To be considered for the ML-3 category, a person should have ticked 1(d), 2(c), 3(b), 5(b), 6(b) and 7(1) [i.e., the columns shown in Green].
(h) To be considered for the ML-4 (electoral) category, a person should have ticked 8(b), 9(c) and (d), and 10 (c), (d) or (e) [i.e., the columns shown in Orange].
(i) To be in the ML-5 category, a person should have ticked options 1(e), 2(e), 5(e), 6(e), 7 (e), 9(b) and 10 (b) [i.e., the columns shown in Red].
(j) Based on the above-mentioned Rules, the Range of Scores for assigning MLs shall be as follows:
(a) ML-1: upto 100
(b) ML-2: upto 500
(c) ML-3: upto 1000
(d) ML-4: upto 1250
(e) ML-5: upto 1800


Renewal of Membership
(3) Active membership may be renewal after every two years by filling up membership renewal form, annexed as form III to this Constitution.
(4) Those applying for renewal must have participated in atleast 5 programmes prescribed by the National Council during the preceding two years.

Comment:
1. From (amended) Art. VIII, it is clear that any primary member wishing to become an active member should attend atleast 50% of the programs prescribed by the National committee for that year: accordingly, Form II mentioned in Art. VIII (b) is, in effect, a kind of renewal form that makes a primary member an active member. This aspect needs to described more clearly in this section on Renewal.
2. To increase member’s participation- and also to ensure that active members do not have active membership for two years even if they remain inactive for one entire year- the renewal of memberships should be made a yearly affair.
3. Furthermore, if a primary member doesn’t attend this minimum quota of programs prescribed in (amended Art.) VIII (b), then he forfeits his membership of the Youth Congress; ergo, should he decide to renew his membership, he may do so only by re-filling Form I (and not Form II, for which he should be ineligible, since he has, after all, not attended 50% of the prescribed programs). This too needs to be described more clearly.
4. This new policy of annual renewal of memberships, combined with discontinuation of inactive primary members, would, on the whole, ensure that the Youth Congress becomes a leaner but more active organization (as opposed to say, a bulkier but mostly dead-weight one). To put it differently, the emphasis of the new membership policy would be on Quality over Quantity.

Amendment AM
Article IX A: RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP
(a) Every member of the Indian Youth Congress shall be required to fill Membership Form annexed as Form I to this constitution every year at a date no later than the 15th of December of that year, along with payment of the membership fee of Rs. 10 per year, in order to renew his/her membership for the following year.
(b) That failure to do so shall lead to:
(i) Forfeiture of his/her membership and
(ii) Removal of his/her name from the List published under Art. IX (f).

FORM ONE

INDIAN YOUTH CONGRESS (I)
PRIMARY MEMBERSHIP FORM
(Under Article VIII of the Constitution)
Form No:
I wish to be enrolled as a Member of the Indian Youth Congress. I accept Article II of the Youth Congress Constitution.
I am not a member of any political party other than the Indian National Congress.
I also volunteer to opt for and devote as much time as possible to participate in any activity of programme concerning the Youth Congress.

Name
Father’s Name
Or
Husband’s Name
Permanent Place of Residence
Permanent Address
Age___________Occupation_____________________
Hobby_______________________________________
Will like to participate__________________________
(Please mention activities or programmes)

Date_______________Signature or thumb impression of the applicant

(Signature of enroller) (Signature of attesting person)
NOTE BY THE SECRETARY OF THE SAMITI/BLOCK/CITY/DISTRICT YOUTH CONGRESS COMMITTEE
The above application of Shri_______has been received in this office with Rs. 1/- as membership fee which has been deposited by this enroller Shri_________.The serial number of the Samiti/Block/City/Distt. Yout Congress Committee Register is_____________.

(Signature of the Secretary)
Youth Congress Committee

RECEIPT TO BE GIVEN TO THE APPLICANT
Receipt No.
Received from Shri______________his membership form alongwith the fee of Rs. 1/-

(Signature of the General Secretary)
Block/District

Comment:
1. This form is at best, pitiful. It provides very little information about the applicant, and even less about where to best place him in the organizational structure. Moreover, given the bulk of forms filled, it makes it impossible for anyone to actually utilize the information provided in the form, let alone read it. All these shortcomings are sought to be overcome in this (below) electronically-readable form.



Amendment AN
FORM ONE
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INDIAN YOUTH CONGRESS (I)
MEMBERSHIP FORM
(Under Article VIII of the Constitution)
I wish to become a Member of the Indian Youth Congress, believing in its Objects (as described in Art. II of its Constitution), and volunteer to work with the Youth Congress towards attaining those Objectives.

NAME:
MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME:
ADDRESS:

DATE OF BIRTH: DDMMYYYY
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (Last Degree only)
Institution (School, College, University) Examination/ Degree Grade

BLOOD GROUP
O+ A+ B+ AB+ O- A- B- AB-

1 A B C D E
2 A B C D E
3 A B C D E F
4 A B C D E
5 A B C D E
6 A B C D E
7 A B C D E
8 A B C D
9 A B C D E
10 A B C D E
11 A B C D
12 A B C D E F
13 A B C D E
14 A B


Membership acknowledgment slip numbers.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.
41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60.
61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80.
81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100.

IYC Grade Certificate Number:



(Signature of Enroller, if any) (Signature of applicant)
Name:_________________
Address:_________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SLIP
Received from Mr./Ms.___________________________, a sum of Rs. 10, along with Membership Form.

(Signature)
Name:_____________

Designation:_____________
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EYE DONATION FORM

I voluntarily undertake to donate my eyes after my death…etc.

(Signature)
Name:
Address:



Overleaf:
QUESTIONNAIRE

as above (Schedule One)

Article X: Apportionment of Membership Fee

The membership fees will be apportioned as follows:
(a) 20% to the IYC
(b) 25% to the PYC
(c) 25% to the DYC/City Committee
(d) 30% to the Block/ constituency or Taluq Committee

Comment:
1. A monthly magazine is proposed (see Sch. Three); accordingly, a fixed proportion of the membership fee should be allocated for the same. Membership fee, therefore, is inclusive of the magazine subscription fee.
2. Training fees for courses should be extra, and over and above the membership fee. This, however, should be subsidized, for economically- and socially-challenged members. (SEE Sch. Three)
3. IYC will have, at most, a supervisory role. It is proposed, therefore, that the proportion allotted should be increased progressively as one moves down the organizational hierarchy.

Amendment AP
Article X: APPORTIONMENT OF MEMBERSHIP FEE
The membership fees will be apportioned as follows:
SOURCE OF REVENUE-COLLECTION AGENCY-
ALLOCATION

1. Annual Membership Fee -BYCs, DYCs-
20% to RGSKs;
20% to BYC;
20% to DYC;
20% to PYC;
10% to RGYPK;
10% to the National Committee

2. Training Course Fee-RGYPK-
100% for training

3. Deposits of IGSSs and penalties-IGSSs-
10% of profits shall
be set-aside.
Of this amount,
40% to BYC;
20% to DYC;
15% to PYC; and
5% to National Committee.

4. Magazine Subscription Fee-RGYPK-
100% for publication of magazine.

5. Advertisement Revenue from Magazine-RGYPK-
50% for publication of magazine;
50% for training.

6. Revenue from sale of nomination papers (National Committee)-CEC-
70% for election expenses;
30% to the National Committee.

7. Revenue from sale of nomination papers (PYCs)- PROs-
70% for election expenses;
30% to the PYC.

8. Revenue from sale of nomination papers (DYCs)- DROs-
70% for election expenses;
30% to the DYC.

9. Revenue from sale of nomination papers (BYCs)-BROs-
70% for election expenses;
30% to the BYC.

10. Delegate fee from National Convention-National Committee-
100% for the National Committee.


Article XI: BLOCK CONSTITUENCY OR TALUQ YOUTH CONGRESS
(a) The Primary Unit of the Youth Congress shall be the Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress with a minimum of 50 members. The Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress shall enroll members and shall be responsible for promoting the objectives of the Youth Congress within its jurisdiction.
(b) The Block/Constituency or Taluq Executive Committee of the Youth Congress shall consist of not more than 21 members elected at the General Meeting from amongst the members of the Youth Congress of the Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress.
(c) The Block/Constituency or Taluq Executive Committee of the Youth Congress shall have a President, two Vice-Presidents and a Treasurer elected by the Executive Committee from amongst its members and 3 General Secretaries and 3 Joint Secretaries to be nominated by the President from amongst the Executive (Committee) Members.
(d) The Block/Constituency or Taluq Committees shall have territorial jurisdiction over the area comprised in respective block, constituency or taluq.
(e) The General Meeting of the Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress shall be held annually. The annual report and accounts of the Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress shall be placed before the General Meeting.
(f) The Block/Constituency or Taluq Committees may also form Village/Ward Committees. The formation of all such committees, after the preliminary “ad-hoc” stages, would also be governed by provision of sub-articles (a) to (e) above.

Comment:
1. The primary unit of the YC can no longer be the Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress; instead the organization should directly operate at the grassroots level, i.e., the Booth and the Panchayat.
2. As more often than not, these two units- i.e., the Booth and Panchayat- are overlapping, it becomes necessary to distinguish them not on the basis of their territorial jurisdiction but on the principle of functionality: accordingly, the Booth committees shall be election-centric, working towards helping the parent body win elections; whereas the Panchayat committees shall be development-centric, functioning principally as employment-generating Self-help groups (SHGs) of a pan-national NGO.
3. The functions of both these units, therefore, needs to be precisely outlined.
4. The role of the Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress committees shall be to monitor, supervise and report on the activities of the booth and panchayat committees falling within their territorial jurisdiction.

Amendment AQ
Article XI: BLOCK CONSTITUENCY OR TALUQ YOUTH CONGRESS AND SUBORDINATE UNITS
(a) The Primary Units of the Youth Congress shall be the Booth-level and Panchayat-level Committees of the Youth Congress, to be called “(Name of Booth) Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendra” and “(Name of Panchayat) Indira Gandhi Svasahayata (Self-help) Samitis” respectively.
(b) The Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras and Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samitis shall be administered by the Executive Committee of the Block Youth Congress.
(c) SECTORS: The President of the Executive Committee of the Block Youth Congress shall further sub-divide each block into eight territorial units to be called ‘Sectors’.

Article XI A: RAJIV GANDHI SHAKTI KENDRA
(i) Each Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendra shall comprise of no less than 10 members, of which at least two shall be women, to be appointed by the President of the Block Youth Congress committee.
(ii) From among the members of each such Kendra, there shall be elected a President, a Treasurer and a Secretary for a term of one year.
(iii) Members shall retire from the Kendra upon attaining the age of 40.
(iv) The RGSK shall undertake the following activities:
(a) Revision of Voter List/ Electoral Roll including addition and deletion of names
(b) Data collection including the social composition of each household in polling booth
(c) Recruitment of new members
(d) Assignation of specific number of households per member to ensure effective polling on polling-days
(e) Any other activity decided by the President of the Block Youth Congress committee
(v) The President of each Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendra shall keep a Register containing the information mentioned in Art. XI A (d) above, which shall be made available for inspection of the RGSK Sanchalak should he/she ask for it.
(vi) There shall be a monitoring committee to oversee, and report on, the activities of Shakti Kendras in every Sector, to be called “(Name of Sector) Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Sanchalan Kendra”.
(vii) Each Monitoring Committee shall be comprised of the Presidents of the Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras, and headed by a ‘Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendra Sanchalak’ (Committee Coordinator) to be appointed by the President of the Block Youth Congress Committee.
(viii) Each Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Sanchalak Kendra shall submit two six-monthly Reports every year, one on the 15th of August, and another on the 26th of January, providing a summary of those activities mentioned in Art. XI A (d) above.
(ix) The Shakti Kendra Sanchalak shall have the following functions:
(a) He/she shall be the Custodian of Records, including Voter Lists and Registers, of the Samitis under his/her jurisdiction
(b) He/she shall submit two six-monthly Reports on the activities of the Kendras under his jurisdiction, as well as any other recommendation he/she deems necessary for the functioning of those Kendras, one the 15th of August, and another on the 26th of January, to the President of Block Youth Congress Committee
(c) He/she may recommend the removal from office of any member of a Kendra under his/her jurisdiction, to the President of the Block Youth Congress, provided that:
(i) Objections against any such decision, if any, shall be made in writing to the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee.
(ii) Any appeal made against the decision of the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee shall be made in writing to the Pradesh Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee.
(iii) Any objections against the decision of the Pradesh Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee shall be made in writing to the National Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee whose decision shall be final and not liable to be questioned in any Court of Law.
(iv) No appeal shall lie before any Scrutiny Committee for a period of more than thirty days from the receipt of that appeal.

Article XI B: INDIRA GANDHI SVASAHAYATA SAMITI
The Indira Gandhi Svasahayata (Self-help) Samiti shall be governed by a separate Constitution provided in Schedule Two of this Constitution.

Article XI C: BLOCK/CONSTITUENCY OR TALUQ YOUTH CONGRESS COMMITTEE
(a) Elections for the positions of President, two Vice Presidents, four General Secretaries and one Treasurer of the Block Youth Congress committee shall be held every two years, according to a schedule determined by the Central Election Committee.
(b) The following members may vote in these elections:
(a) Those eligible to vote under Art. XIV C (a)
(b) All members of the Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti Kendras and Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samitis
(c) Only those eligible to contest under Art. XIV C (b) shall be eligible to contest in these elections.
(d) The President shall nominate 13 members to the Block Youth Congress Executive Committee of whom:
(i) Not less than 3 shall be women
(ii) Not less than 3 shall be from the Scheduled Tribes/ Scheduled Castes
(iii) At least one shall belong to the Minorities
(e) The Block Executive Committee of the Youth Congress shall, therefore, consist of not more than 21 members, of whom:
(a) 8 shall be elected in accordance with Art. XI C (a) and
(b) 13 members shall subsequently be nominated by the President of the Block Youth Congress in accordance with Art. XI C (d)
(f) The President of the Block Youth Congress Committee shall allot work to the Office Bearers on the following basis:
b. Each Secretary shall be assigned the charge of a Sector, and/or Department/Cell
c. Two Secretaries shall be assigned to, and report to, a General Secretary
d. Two General Secretaries shall be assigned to, and report to, a Vice President except:
(a) One General Secretary, who shall be designated “Permanent Secretary” reporting directly to the President
e. Both Vice Presidents shall report to the President
(g) The Treasurer shall be in-charge of the funds of the Block Youth Congress and shall keep proper account of all investment, income and expenditure.
(h) The Permanent Secretary shall be the Custodian of Records, call meetings, maintain record of all such meetings, and be responsible for the overall functioning of the Head Office.
(i) The Block Youth Congress Committee shall have territorial jurisdiction over the whole of the area comprised in that block.
(j) All members of the Block Executive Committee of the Youth Congress shall meet every week, on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at any place already decided by them in that block during the previous such weekly meeting.
(k) The Agenda of the weekly meetings of the Block Executive Committee of the Youth Congress shall comprise of the following:
(a) Identification of local problems and issues
(b) Discussion to arrive at an appropriate response to those problems and issues
(c) Assessment of the efficacy of the response
(d) Assessment of the work of Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras and Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samitis of that Block, and the issuance of necessary instructions and directives
(e) Any other matter that concerns the Objects of this Constitution
(l) Minutes of the meeting shall be duly recorded and forwarded to the President of the District Youth Congress no later than on the next working day.
(m) The Block Convention of the Youth Congress, consisting of all the members of that Block, shall be held annually at the Block headquarters, on 19th of August every year, i.e., the Birth Anniversary of Shri Rajiv Gandhi.
(n) The annual report and accounts of the Block/Constituency or Taluq Youth Congress shall be placed before the Block Convention.
(o) The Block/Constituency or Taluq Committees may also form Village/Ward Committees. Provisions of Article XI C would, also govern the formation of all such committees, after the preliminary “ad-hoc” stages.


Article XII: DISTRICT/CITY YOUTH CONGRESS

(a) The District/City Youth Congress Committee shall consist of 3 representatives elected from each Block/Constituency or Taluq Committee by the active members and the Presidents and General Secretaries of the Block/Constituency or Taluq Committees.
(b) There shall be an executive committee of the District Youth Congress consisting of all the Presidents of the Block/Constituency or Taluq Committees and ten others who will be elected by the District Youth Congress Committee at the annual District Convention.
(c) The District Executive Committee shall have a President, Two Vice-Presidents and a Treasurer elected by the Executive from amongst its members and 4 General Secretaries and 4 Joint Secretaries nominated by the President from the amongst the Executive members.
Comment:
1. Article XII postulates separate elections for DYC posts; this should in fact be simultaneous with the BYC elections for the simple reason that they share a common electorate.
2. Though these elections should ideally be direct, such a process may not be feasible immediately. It can be instituted subsequently, vide an amendment to this section of the constitution. For now, what is proposed is a three-tier election process; wherein the delegates from Blocks vote for the DYC, and delegates from DYCs vote for the PYC.
3. There should also be a fixed formula for the number of posts a DYC- and PYC- can have, based of course on the amount of work that can be done. Both under- and over-representation should be avoided.

Amendment AR
Article XII: DISTRICT/CITY YOUTH CONGRESS
(a) Elections for the positions of President, Vice Presidents, General Secretaries, Secretaries and one Treasurer of the District Youth Congress committee shall be held every two years, in conjunction with, and simultaneous to, elections to the Block Youth Congress committees, according to a schedule determined by the Central Election Committee.
(b) The number of elected positions in an Executive Committee of the District Youth Congress shall be determined in accordance with the following criteria:
1. There shall be one position of President
2. There shall be one position of Treasurer
3. The number of positions of Secretaries shall be the same as the number of Blocks under the jurisdiction of the District Youth Congress.
4. The number of positions of General Secretaries shall be one-half of the number of positions of Secretaries, rounded to the nearest whole number. (Illustration: in case the number of Blocks is an odd number, such as 13, then the number of Secretaries, according to this formula would be 6.5; such a number being unrealistic, the number of Secretaries shall, therefore, be 7)
5. The number of positions of Vice-Presidents shall be one-half of the number of positions of General Secretaries, rounded to the nearest whole number

(c) The following members may vote in these elections:
(i) All elected officials of the BYCs, i.e., Presidents, Vice Presidents, General Secretaries and Treasurers
(d) Every eligible voter shall have one vote each.
(e) Only those eligible to contest under Art. XIV C (b) shall be eligible to contest in these elections.
(f) The President shall nominate members to the District Youth Congress Executive Committee, whose number shall not exceed one-fourth of the total number of the elected positions as determined by Art. XII (b). Of these:
(i) Not less than 1/3rd shall be women
(ii) Not less than 1/3rd shall be from the Scheduled Tribes/ Scheduled Castes
(iii) At least one shall belong to the Minorities
(g) The President of the District Youth Congress Committee shall allot work to the Office Bearers on the following basis:
(i) Each Secretary shall be assigned the charge of a Block
(ii) Two Secretaries shall be assigned to, and report to, a General Secretary
(iii) Two General Secretaries shall be assigned to, and report to, a Vice President except:
(a) One General Secretary, who shall be designated “Permanent Secretary” reporting directly to the President
(iv) The Vice Presidents shall report to the President
(h) The Treasurer shall be in-charge of the funds of the District Youth Congress and shall keep proper account of all investment, income and expenditure.
(i) The Permanent Secretary shall be the Custodian of Records, call meetings, maintain record of all such meetings, and be responsible for the overall functioning of the Head Office.
(j) The District Youth Congress Committee shall have territorial jurisdiction over all the Block Youth Congress committees in that district.
(k) All members of the Executive Committee of the District Youth Congress shall meet every week, on Friday at 5 p.m. at any place already decided by them in that district during the previous such weekly meeting.
(l) The Agenda of the weekly meetings of the Block Executive Committee of the Youth Congress shall comprise of the following:
(i) Identification of local problems and issues
(ii) Discussion to arrive at an appropriate response to those problems and issues
(iii) Assessment of the efficacy of the responses
(iv) Assessment of the work of Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras, Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Sanchalak Samitis and Block Youth Congress committees of that District, and the issuance of necessary instructions and directives
(v) Any other matter that concerns the Objects of this Constitution
(m) Minutes of the meeting shall be duly recorded and forwarded to the President of the Pradesh Youth Congress no later than on the next working day.
(n) The District Convention of the Youth Congress, consisting of all the members of that district, shall be held annually at the District headquarters, on 19th of November every year, i.e., the Birth Anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi.
(o) The annual report and accounts of the District Youth Congress shall be placed before the District Convention.


Article XIII: PRADESH/TERRITORIAL YOUTH CONGRESS

(a) The Pradesh/Territorial Committee of the Youth Congress shall consist of three representatives elected by each District Youth Congress Executive Committee and the Presidents of the District Committees.
(b) The Pradesh/Territorial Youth Congress Executive shall consist of:
1. All the Presidents of District Youth Congress Committees;
2. Ten Other members to be elected by the Pradesh Youth Congress Committee;
3. Office bearers of the Pradesh Youth Congress Committees
(c) The PYC/TYC office-bearers shall normally consist of the President, 3 Vice Presidents, Treasurer elected by the State Executive and 4 General Secretaries and 4 Joint Secretaries to be nominated by the President from amongst the members of the Pradesh Committee. The number of Pradesh/TYC office bearers shall not exceed the number mentioned above. The President of the Indian Youth Congress shall fix the number of the office bearers for each Pradesh from time to time subject to the maximum number as provided herein.
(d) The Pradesh/Territorial Convention of the Provincial/Territorial Youth Congress shall be held annually and every active member of the Pradesh/Territorial Youth Congress shall be a delegate to the convention. The report and accounts shall be placed before the Pradesh Convention.
(e) There shall be a disciplinary Committee for every PYC/TYC consisting of five members to be nominated by the President of the PYC/TYC. The Disciplinary Committee shall have the power to recommend disciplinary action against any member or Committee within territorial jurisdiction of the PYC/TYC except a District Committee, National Council members, MPs, MLAs or members of local bodies for any breach of discipline or other misconduct. The PYC President shall take such disciplinary action such member or Committee on the report of the Disciplinary as may be…Committee at the earliest opportunity available. Provided that an appeal shall lie against the decision of the PYC/TYC President to the IYC President.

Amendment AS
Article XIII: PRADESH/TERRITORIAL YOUTH CONGRESS
(a) Elections for the positions of President, Vice Presidents, General Secretaries, Secretaries and one Treasurer of the Pradesh Youth Congress committee shall be held every two years, in conjunction with, and simultaneous to, elections to the Block Youth Congress and District Youth Congress committees, according to a schedule determined by the Central Election Committee.
(b) The number of elected positions in an Executive Committee of the Pradesh Youth Congress shall be determined in accordance with the following criteria.
(1) There shall be one position of President
(2) There shall be one position of Treasurer
(3) The number of positions of Secretaries shall be the same as the number of districts under the jurisdiction of the Pradesh Youth Congress
(4) The number of positions of General Secretaries shall be one-half of the number of positions of Secretaries, rounded to the nearest whole number
(5) The number of positions of Vice-Presidents shall be one-half of the number of positions of General Secretaries, rounded to the nearest whole number
(c) The following members may vote in these elections:
(1) All elected officials of DYCs, i.e., Presidents, Vice-Presidents, General Secretaries and Treasurers
(d) Every eligible voter shall have one vote each.
(e) Only those eligible to contest under Art. XIV C (b) shall contest in these elections.
(f) The President shall nominate members to the Pradesh Youth Congress Executive Committee, whose number shall not exceed one-fourth of the total number of the elected positions as determined by Art. XIII (b). Of these:
(i) Not less than 1/3rd shall be women
(ii) Not less than 1/3rd shall be from the Scheduled Tribes/ Scheduled Castes
(iii) At least one shall belong to the Minorities
(g) The President of the Pradesh Youth Congress Committee shall allot work to the Office Bearers on the following basis:
(i) Each Secretary shall be assigned the charge of a District, and/or Department/Cell
(ii) Two Secretaries shall be assigned to, and report to, a General Secretary
(iii) Two General Secretaries shall be assigned to, and report to, a Vice President, except:
(a) One General Secretary, who shall be designated “Permanent Secretary” reporting directly to the President
(iv) The Vice Presidents shall report to the President
(h) The Treasurer shall be in-charge of the funds of the Pradesh Youth Congress and shall keep proper account of all investment, income and expenditure.
(i) The Permanent Secretary shall be the Custodian of Records, call meetings, maintain record of all such meetings, and be responsible for the overall functioning of the Head Office.
(j) The Pradesh Youth Congress Committee shall have territorial jurisdiction over all the District Youth Congress committees in that district.
(k) All members of the Executive Committee of the Pradesh Youth Congress shall meet every fifteen days, on the 1st and 15th of every month at any place already decided by them in that state during the previous such meeting.
(l) The Agenda of the monthly meetings of the Pradesh Executive Committee of the Youth Congress shall comprise of the following:
(i) Identification of local problems and issues
(ii) Discussion to arrive at an appropriate response to those problems and issues
(iii) Assessment of the efficacy of the responses
(iv) Assessment of the work of Rajiv Gandhi Shakti Kendras, Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samitis, Block and District Youth Congress committees of that state, and the issuance of necessary instructions and directives
(v) Any other matter that concerns the Objects of this Constitution
(k) Minutes of the meeting shall be duly recorded and forwarded to the President of the Indian Youth Congress no later than on the next working day.
(l) The Pradesh Convention of the Youth Congress, consisting of all the members of that state, shall be held annually at the state headquarters, on the 9th of December every year, i.e., the Birth Anniversary of Smt. Sonia Gandhi.
(m) The annual report and accounts of the Pradesh Youth Congress shall be placed before the Pradesh Convention.


Article XIV: ELECTION OF PRADESH/TERRITORIAL COMMITTEE AND ITS SUB-ORDINATE COMMITTEE
(a)
1. The election of the Youth Congress Committees at all levels shall be conducted according to a schedule fixed by the National Council.
2. Only active members of the youth Congress who are Primary members of the India National Congress shall be eligible for election to an office of Pradesh Youth Congress and its subordinate committees. Provided that no office bearer of any Congress Committee shall hold any office in the Youth Congress except when permitted by the National / council to do so.
3. There shall be a Pradesh Returning Officer appointed by the President IVC to conduct the election to the Pradesh Youth Congress Committee. The P.R.O. may at his discretion appoint any Assistant Returning Officer for the purpose of assisting the P.R.O. The P.R.O. after consultation with the Pradesh Youth Congress President shall appoint DRO’S for the conduct of election to the District Committee and the Committees below.

Comment:
1. While the provision for holding elections has been incorporated in the IYC constitution, it has, in its present form, failed to conduct either free or fair elections. The principal reason, in my opinion, lies in the fact that the responsibility has been placed on the IYC president. As such, there should be a separate mechanism for conducting elections, and the entire PYCs, DYCs and BYCs should stand dissolved from the announcement of the election schedule.

Amendment AT
Article XIV: ELECTION OF NATIONAL, PRADESH/TERRITORIAL COMMITTEE AND ITS SUB-ORDINATE COMMITTEES
Article XIV A: CENTRAL ELECTION COMMITTEE (CEC)
a. Five members shall be nominated by the AICC General Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress to serve as members of the Central Election Committee (CEC), upon which date the National Committee, PYCs, DYCs and BYCs shall stand dissolved provided that:
(i) The Executive Committees shall continue to discharge their duties till such time as a new executive committee has been declared elected;
(ii) The Presidents of the Executive Committees of IYC, PYCs, DYCs and BYCs shall hand over all Records related to their tenure in office and preceding tenures, to the CEC, PROs, DROs and BROs respectively;
(iii) Any decision taken by the Executive Committees of the IYC, PYCs, DYCs and BYCs shall be subject to confirmation by the CEC, PROs, DROs and BROs respectively.
b. The tenure of each CEC member shall be two years.
c. Each CEC member shall be assigned the responsibility of holding elections in states, to be specified by the AICC Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress.
d. Each CEC member shall, after due consultation with the AICC Secretary in-charge of IYC, appoint PROs (Pradesh Returning Officers) for every state assigned to him/her.
e. Each PRO shall, after due consultation with the concerned CEC member, appoint DROs (District Returning Officers) for every district of that state.
f. The DROs shall, after due consultation with the concerned PRO, appoint BROs (Block Returning Officers) for every block of that district.
g. The CEC shall publish a Comprehensive Schedule for holding elections to fill the positions of National, Pradesh, District and Block Executive Committees of the Youth Congress.

Article XIV B: FUNCTIONS
a. The PROs, DROs and BROs shall be responsible for the following functions in their respective states, districts and blocks:
(i) Compilation and publication of electoral rolls in accordance with Art. IX (3) (f) at a date no later than 15th of January
(ii) Schedule for the Sale and Receiving of nomination papers at a fee fixed by the CEC, from the 15th to the 20th of January
(iii) Date for Scrutiny of nomination papers from the 21st to 24th of January
(iv) Prescribing and enforcing a Model Code of Conduct during the election campaign, to be held from 25th to 31st of January
(v) Schedule for Holding of elections
Executive Committee Polling Counting of Votes Declaration of Result
BYC 1st February 4th February 5th February
DYC 7th February 8th February 10th February
PYC 13th February 15th February 16th February
National Committee To be decided by CEC To be decided by CEC Before 16th March

(vi) Issue of Election Certificate to elected candidates

Article XIV C: RIGHT OF VOTE AND CONTEST
(a) Only those members described in Art. VIII (b) and (c) [or Column ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ or ‘F’ of Schedule One] of this constitution shall be eligible to vote in any election conducted by the CEC.
(b) Only the following members shall be found eligible to contest any election conducted by the CEC:
i. Those described in Art. VIII (b) (1);
ii. Those who have been active members, as defined in Art. VIII (b) (2), for a period of no less than two consecutive years, and upon enrollment of a minimum of further 50 primary members as described in Art. VIII (a);
iii. Those described in Column ‘D’, ‘E’ or ‘F’ of Schedule One.


Article XIV D: RIGHT OF APPEAL
(a) Any member may, in case of a dispute or irregularity, report such matter to the BRO in writing, who shall thereafter give his/her ruling no later than one day from the receipt of the report;
(b) Any objection arising out of any ruling of the BRO shall be raised, in writing, to the DRO, who shall thereafter give his/her ruling no later than one day from the receipt of the complaint;
(c) Any objection arising out of any ruling of the DRO shall be raised, in writing, to the PRO, who shall thereafter give his/her ruling no later than one day from the receipt of the complaint;
(d) Any objection arising out of any ruling of the PRO shall be raised, in writing, to the concerned CEC Member, who shall thereafter bring the issue to the notice of the full CEC for a ruling at a date no later than one day from the receipt of the complaint;
(e) The decision of the CEC shall be final and not liable to be questioned in any Court of Law except by the Central Youth Advisory Board.


Article XV: TERMS OF YOUTH CONGRESS COMMITTEE

The tenure of office of every Youth Congress Committee shall ordinarily be two years.


AMENDMENT AT- 1
Article XV: TERMS OF YOUTH CONGRESS COMMITTEE
The tenure of office of every Youth Congress Committee shall be two years unless otherwise decided by the Central Youth Advisory Board in accordance with Art. XVIII (c).

Article XVI

NATIONAL COUNCIL

(a) There shall be National Council of the Indian Youth Congress, which shall consist of:
1. The President of the Indian Youth Congress
2. ………………………..
3. The Presidents of Pradesh Youth Congress Committees;
4. General Secretaries of the Indian Youth Congress;
5. Joint Secretaries of the Indian Youth Congress;
6. The Treasurer;
7. AICC General Secretary in-charge of the Youth Congress;
8. 10 Members elected by the National Convention;
9. 21 Associate Members to be nominated by the president of IYC with the approval of the Chairman of Central Advisory Board provided that the age of such associate member does not exceed 40 years;
10. President N.S.U.I. (Special Invitee).
(b)
(1) The National Council shall formulate the policies and Program of the Indian Youth Congress
(2) The National Council shall ordinarily meet once in two months.


PRESIDENT

President of the Indian Youth Congress shall be elected by the members of the National council members of the PYC/TYC Executive Committees and the outgoing President.

GENERAL SECRETARIES

The President shall nominate the General Secretary and other office………..

TREASURER

The Treasurer shall be appointed by National Council and shall be incharge of the funds of the Youth Congress and shall keep proper account of all investment, income and expenditure.

Article XVII
(a) The National Council shall have the power:
1. To superintend, direct and control all Pradesh Youth Congress Committees and their subordinate committees as well as the Reception Committee of the National Youth Convention.
2. To take disciplinary action, as and when it may deem fit, against any committees or individual members of Youth Congress. Provided that when the Youth Congress proposes to take disciplinary action against any of its members who is also an officer bearer in the Indian National Congress and or a member of the legislature, it shall make a recommendation to that effect to the appropriate Congress Committee for taking similar action against such member.
3. To frame rules for the proper working of the organization.
4. To issue instructions consistent with the constitution and frame rules in all matters not otherwise provided for.
5. To constitute such committees as it may deem fit.
(b) On failure of any committee to function in terms of the Constitution, the National Council may dismiss the existing Youth Congress Committee or any committee subordinate to it and form an ad-hoc committee to carry on the work of the Youth…

Amendment AU
Article XVI: NATIONAL COMMITTEE
(a) There shall be National Committee of the Indian Youth Congress, which shall consist of:
1. The President of the Indian Youth Congress, elected by the National Convention;
2. 8 Vice Presidents of the Indian Youth Congress, elected by the National Convention;
3. 16 General Secretaries of the Indian Youth Congress, elected by the National Convention;
4. 32 Secretaries of the Indian Youth Congress, elected by the National Convention;
5. The Treasurer, elected by the National Convention;
6. The Presidents of Pradesh Youth Congress Committees;
7. AICC General Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress;
8. AICC Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress;
9. Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Prashikshan Kendra (RGYPK)
10. 14 Associate Members to be nominated by the president of IYC with the approval of the Chairman of Central Advisory Board provided that:
(a) The age of such associate member does not exceed 40 years;
(b) Not less than 1/3rd are women;
(c) Not less than 1/3rd are from the Scheduled Tribes/Scheduled Castes
(d) At least two shall belong to the Minorities
(e) Due representation shall be given to all the Pradeshes
11. President N.S.U.I. (Special Invitee).
(b) The National Committee shall formulate the policies and programs of the Indian Youth Congress.
(c) The National Committee shall meet once in two months at a place and time decided by it.
(d) The President of the National Committee shall allot work to Office Bearers on the following basis:
(i) Each Secretary shall be assigned the charge of a Pradesh/Territory, and/or Department/Cell
(ii) Two Secretaries shall be assigned to, and report to, a General Secretary except
(iii) Two General Secretaries shall be assigned, and report, to a Vice President, except:
(a) One General Secretary, who shall be designated as “Permanent Secretary” reporting directly to the President
(iv) The Vice Presidents shall report to the President
(e) The National Youth Congress Committee shall have territorial jurisdiction over the whole of the territory of India.
(f) The Treasurer of the National Committee shall be in-charge of the funds of the Youth Congress and shall keep proper account of all investment, income and expenditure.
(g) The Permanent Secretary shall be the Custodian of Records, call meetings, maintain record of all such meetings, and be responsible for the overall functioning of the Head Office.


Article XVII
(a) The National Committee shall have the power:
1. To superintend, direct and control all Pradesh Youth Congress Committees and their subordinate committees including the National Youth Convention.
2. To take disciplinary action, as and when it may deem fit, against any committees or individual members of Youth Congress. Provided that when the Youth Congress proposes to take disciplinary action against any of its member(s), who is also an officer bearer in the Indian National Congress and/or a member of the legislature, it shall make a recommendation to that effect to the appropriate Congress Committee for taking similar action against such member.
3. To frame rules for the proper working of the organization.
4. To issue instructions consistent with the constitution and frame rules in all matters not otherwise provided for.
5. To constitute such committees as it may deem fit.
(b) On failure of any committee to function in terms of the Constitution, the National Committee may dismiss the existing Youth Congress Committee or any committee subordinate to it and form an ad-hoc committee to carry on the work of the Youth Congress provided that:
(i) The CEC shall conduct elections to the said Committee within two months from the date of such dismissal, according to Art. XIV of this constitution.


Article XVII A: RAJIV GANDHI YUVA PRASHIKSHAN KENDRA
There shall be a Permanent Training Centre of the Indian Youth Congress called ‘Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Prashikshan Kendra’ (RGYPK) based at New Delhi. It shall be governed by a separate constitution provided in Schedule Three of this constitution.

Article XVII B: DEPARTMENTS
(a) The President of the National Committee shall constitute the following:
(i) Overseas Friends of the Indian Youth Congress
(ii) Sports Department
(iii) Department of Cultural Activities
(iv) Law Department
(v) Department of Professionals (Engineers, Doctors, Scientists, Chartered Accountants and others holding Professional Degrees)
(vi) Media Department
(vii) Any other Department as decided to be constituted by the National Committee
(b) Each Department shall comprise of the following:
(i) Chairperson
(ii) Members
(iii) Convener
(c) The Members of the Media Department shall be called “Spokespersons” and shall be required to have obtained due certification from the Department of Propaganda & Media Management [Art. VII (iv) of Schedule Three of IYC Constitution] within two months of their appointment.
(d) The National Committee shall, after due consultation with members of a Department, allocate the Annual Budget of that Department.
(e) The Chairperson of each Department of the IYC shall:
(i) Appoint the Chairperson, Members and Convener of the Department of each PYC, after due consultation with the President of that PYC Executive Committee;
(ii) Formulate, implement and monitor Programs and other activities related to the Department in the whole territory of India;
(iii) Hold at least one national-level Departmental Convention every year at a Place and Time decided by him/her
(f) The Chairperson of each Department of the PYC shall:
(i) Appoint the Chairperson, Members and Convener of the Department of each DYC, after due consultation with the President of that DYC Executive Committee;
(ii) Formulate, implement and monitor Programs and other activities related to the Department in the whole territory of that state;
(iii) Hold at least one state-level Departmental Convention every year at a Place and Time decided by him/her
(g) The Chairperson of each Department of the DYC shall:
(i) Appoint the Chairperson, Members and Convener of the Department of each BYC, after due consultation with the President of that BYC Executive Committee;
(ii) Formulate, implement and monitor Programs and other activities related to the Department in the whole territory of that district;
(iii) Hold at least one district-level Departmental Convention every year at a Place and Time decided by him/her
(h) Members of each department of the IYC, PYCs and DYCs shall be special invitees to Meetings of the Executive Committees of IYC, PYCs and DYCs respectively, provided that they shall not have the Right of Vote at such meetings.


Article XVIII
CENTRAL YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

Central Youth Advisory Board as formed by its Chairman shall advise the National Council of the Indian Youth Congress. Smt. Indira Gandhi shall be the life chairperson of the Board.

Amendment AV
Article XVIII: CENTRAL YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
(a) Central Youth Advisory Board shall be constituted to advise the National Committee of the Indian Youth Congress.
(b) The President of the All India Congress Committee shall be the chairperson of the Board, and shall appoint all its other members.
(c) Any Advise of the Central Youth Advisory Board shall be binding on the Indian Youth Congress.

Article XIX

NATIONAL YOUTH CONVENTION

(A) The National Youth Convention of the Youth Congress shall ordinarily be held at the end of two years at a time and place decided upon by the National Council.
(B) The convention shall consist of:
1. The President;
2. All members of the National Council;
3. Pradesh/Territorial Youth Congress office bearers and Executive members;
4. District/City Youth Congress Presidents;
5. Delegates co-opted by the National Council from sections not adequately represented; and
6. Other delegates as decided by the National Council

Amendment AW
Article XIX: NATIONAL YOUTH CONVENTION
(A) The National Youth Convention of the Youth Congress shall be held at the end of two years, at a date no later than one month from the declaration of election results of the PYCs and subordinate committees by the CEC.
(B) The (outgoing) National Committee shall determine the Place, Schedule and Agenda of the National Convention.
(C) The convention shall consist of the following persons:
1. All members of the (outgoing) National Committee of the Indian Youth Congress;
2. All elected office bearers of PYCs, DYCs and BYCs Executive Committees;
3. PROs, DROs and BROs appointed by the CEC;
4. Nominated members of Executive Committees;
5. Members of Departments of IYC, PYCs and DYCs;
6. All elected members of the INC party in local self-bodies, state legislatures and Parliament between the ages 18 to 40;
7. All members of AICC and PCCs between the ages 18 to 40;
8. Other non-delegates, invited by the National Committee
(D) The President and Treasurer of the (outgoing) National Committee shall place the Report and Accounts of the National Committee before the National Convention.
(E) Those persons mentioned in Art. (C) (1) and (2) above shall be called ‘Delegates’ of the National Convention.
(F) Elections for the positions of President, Treasurer, 8 Vice Presidents, 16 General Secretaries and 32 Secretaries shall be held during the National Convention, on the basis of a Schedule determined by the CEC.
(G) Only Delegates attending the National Convention shall be eligible to vote in these elections.
(H) Each delegate shall have one vote each.
(I) Voting shall be by secret ballot.
(J) Any objection pertaining to the election process shall be raised, in writing, before the CEC, whose decision shall be final and not liable to be questioned in any Court of Law.
(K) Upon declaration of the result by the CEC, the preexisting National Committee shall cease to hold office.
(L) Any amendments, changes and alterations made in this Constitution according to Art. XXII shall be placed before the National Convention for ratification.
(M) The National Convention shall end with the Address of the newly elected President of the National Committee.


Article XX

TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

The President and the office bearers at the time of the adoption of this Constitution shall remain in office and continue to function until the new President and office bearers are elected and the various authorities constituted under this Constitution.




Article XXI

(A) The quorum for the meeting of all committees of the Indian Youth Congress shall be ¼ of the number of members of the committee. For the purpose of voting, the quorum shall be ½ of the elected members of the committee.
(B) Any question or dispute arising under the Constitution with regard to its provisions, contents, interpretation or the procedure laid down therein, between any member and any committee or committees inter-alia shall be determined by the National Council. The decision of the National Council shall be final and binding on all the members and committees of the Indian Youth Congress and shall not be liable to be questioned by any of them in a Court of Law.
(C) The elected & ex-officio members of the National Council shall alone have the right to vote in the National Council.
(D) A meeting of any committee may be requisitioned by a written requisition signed by at least 1/3 of the total number of committee members. On receipt of such requisition the Secretary of the Committee shall call a meeting of the committee within one week. On failure to call a requisitioned meeting by the secretary, any two requisitioners may call the same by signing the usual notice.
(E) A motion of no confidence may be moved against the President of any committee by a resolution signed by not less than ½ of the total elected and ex-officio members of the respective committees. The resolution shall stand passed if voted by 2/3 majority of the total of the elected members and ratified by the Pradesh Committee in the case of Block Constituency or Taluq Committees.

AMENDMENT AX
Article XXI: MEETINGS
a. The quorum for the meeting of all committees of the Indian Youth Congress shall be 1/4th of the number of members of the committee. For the purpose of voting, the quorum shall be ½ of the elected members of the committee.
b. If a member is absent from a meeting, penalties shall be imposed, unless the member has taken prior permission from the President of the Executive Committee, or due to any other reasonable indisposition.
c. Any question or dispute arising under the Constitution with regard to its provisions, contents, interpretation or the procedure laid down therein, between any members and/or any committee or committees inter-alia shall be determined by the National Committee. The decision of the National Committee shall be final and binding on all the members and committees of the Indian Youth Congress and shall not be liable to be questioned by any of them in any Court of Law.
d. The elected members of the National Committee shall alone have the right to vote in the National Committee.
e. A meeting of any committee may be requisitioned by a written requisition signed by at least 1/3rd of the total number of committee members. On receipt of such requisition the Permanent Secretary of the Committee shall call a meeting of the committee within one week. On failure to call a requisitioned meeting by the secretary, any two of those who have requisitioned the meeting may call the same by signing the usual notice.
f. A motion of no confidence may be moved against the President, or any other elected office bearer, of any committee by a resolution signed by not less than ½ of the total elected members of the respective committees. The resolution shall stand passed if voted by 2/3rd majority of the total of the elected members and ratified by the District Committee in the case of Block/Constituency or Taluq Committees, or by the Pradesh Committee in the case of District/City Committees, or by the National Committee in the case of Pradesh/Territorial Committees.


Article XXII

CHANGES IN THE CONSTITUTION

This Constitution can be amended, altered or added to only by the Working Committee of Indian Congress. The National Council shall, however, have authority, except in regard to Article I & II, to amend, alter or add to the Constitution when the National Youth Convention is not in session, provided that no such addition, alteration or amendment shall be made by the National Council except by a majority of two-thirds of the members present and voting at a meeting held specially for this purpose after due notice of the proposed changes have been given to each member, at least one month prior to the date of such a meeting. The changes made by the National Council shall be put before the next session of the National Youth Convention for ratification but may come into operation even before ratification from such date as may be prescribed by the National Council.

Provided, however, that no amendment shall come into force and become operative until and unless it is approved by the Working Committee of the Indian National Congress.








AMENDMENT AY

SCHEDULE TWO:
THE CONSTITUTION OF
INDIRA GANDHI SVASAHAYATA SAMITI
(Art. XI B)

Article I: NAME
The name of the Self Help Group (SHG) shall be the “Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samiti (Self Help Group)” (IGSS).

Article II: OBJECT
The object of the Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samiti (Self Help Group) shall be to make its members Politically Conscious, Socially Responsible and Financially Independent. In furtherance of this Object, the IGSS shall have the following long-term and short-term Goals:

A. Long-term Goals:
1. Each SHG should aim to have a total savings-deposit of Rs. 10,00,000 within 15 years of its formation.
2. Every SHG member should have ‘Pakka Makan’ within 10 years of the group’s formation.
3. Every SHG member’s house should have access to tap water within 10 years of the group’s formation.
4. Every SHG member’s family should have an earning of Rs. 200,000 within 15 years of the group’s formation.
5. Every SHG member should have 50 fruit-bearing plants in his/her house, or in his/her family/community land within 10 years of the group’s formation.


B. Short-term Goals:
1. Every SHG member should have proper sanitation facility (toilet) in his/her house within 2 years of group’s formation.
2. Every SHG member should subscribe to family planning. If the member is unmarried, or does not have more than two children, then his/her family should compulsorily adopt family planning.
3. Every SHG member should plant at least 5 fruit-bearing plants such as Papaya, Guava, Drumsticks, Lemon, Mango, Cheeku etc., in his/her house, or family/community land every year.
4. Every SHG member should adopt animal husbandry within the year.
5. Every SHG member should compulsorily undertake to send his/her daughter and son to school.
6. Every SHG member should be able to read and write within the year.
7. In case of pregnancy of any SHG member, she shall register her name with the local primary health centre/aanganwadi, and shall compulsorily follow the proper vaccination and institutional delivery schedule.
8. The SHG shall actively participate in the Pulse Polio Abhiyan, Health Camps and other government-sponsored social and health schemes.
9. The SHG shall adopt at least one Income Generation Activity within the year of its formation.
10. The SHG shall compulsorily work for NASHABANDI and SHARAB-BANDI etc.
11. The SHG shall actively campaign to stop Exploitation of Women and other weaker sections of the village.
12. Every SHG member shall, without fail, participate in the every Gram Sabha of the village.
13. The SHG shall monitor and ensure proper implementation of all the government schemes in the village, particularly NREGA.
14. Every SHG member shall ensure that he/she and his/her Family abide by the marriage laws, particularly those pertaining to the minimum age of marriage and dowry.
15. The SHG shall promote the participation of women in Panchayati Raj Institution, and work towards forming Common Interest Groups (CIGs) comprising adolescent women of the village.
16. Every SHG member shall exercise his/her Right of Vote in the every election.

Article III: FUNCTIONS
To realize the aforementioned Object, the IGSS shall adhere to the propagation of the following functions:
(i) To develop leadership qualities in members
(ii) To establish a forum for building public opinion
(iii) To create social consciousness
(iv) To work towards Universal Secondary Education
(v) To provide Credit support for consumption, income generation and asset creation
(vi) To build a strong working relationship with banking institutions, Government departments and other non-governmental institutions
(vii) To bring about a gradual change in the status of members, from workers to owners
(viii) To lobby for, and actively participate in, all programs/projects aimed at rural development
(ix) To build & strengthen local representative bodies
(x) To upgrade skills of members through trainings
(xi) To promote & protect natural resources
(xii) To participate in disaster management
(xiii) To promote a Culture of Democracy among members through the formation of self-regulatory, income-generating, autonomous bodies based on flexible functioning and responsive behavior
(xiv) To make members Financially Responsible

Article IV: COMPOSITION
In every panchayat, the Executive Committee of the Block Youth Congress shall constitute at least two sustainable self-help groups (SHG hereafter) called “(Name of Panchayat/Ward) Indira Gandhi Svasahayata (Self-help) Samiti”, of which:
(a) One shall comprise of no less than 10 male beneficiaries (but not more than 20), and
(b) One shall comprise of no less than 10 female beneficiaries (but not more than 20).

Article V: MEMBERSHIP
(a) The following considerations shall be applicable in the selection of SHG beneficiaries:
(i) Age of members: Members should be above 18 years of age
(ii) Beneficiaries should belong to the same “natural village” or locality to facilitate regular meetings promote affinity between members
(iii) Beneficiaries should share a common socio-economic affinity
(iv) Beneficiaries should have the same income level to eliminate any possibility of certain members dominating the SHG
(v) Beneficiaries should not belong to the same household

(b) Beneficiaries should be able to contribute a sum of no less than Rs. 10 per month as saving
(c) Beneficiaries shall retire from the SHG upon attaining the age of 40.
(d) Membership Fee: The Executive Committee of the Block Youth Congress shall determine the amount for each Sector, taking into account the local socio-economic condition. The membership fee shall be not refundable.
(e) Cancellation of Membership: The membership of the SHG may be cancelled on the following ground:
(i) Resignation of the member
(ii) Non-compliance with penalties imposed by the SHG
(iii) No-confidence motion against a member passed by 2/3rd majority
(iv) Removal by the IGSS Sanchalak, according to procedure mentioned in Art. VIII B (c)

Article VI: ELECTION
a. From among the beneficiaries of each SHG, there shall be elected a President, a Treasurer and a Secretary, who shall jointly be referred to as the SHG’s Representatives, for a term of three months.
b. Rotation of Representatives: The aforementioned positions must be rotated every three months to enhance leadership quality among members.
c. The Representatives shall be responsible for the maintenance of Registers, reporting and auditing.
d. The election shall be subject to confirmation by the IGSS Sanchalak.

Article V: REGISTRATION
(a) The SHG members shall meet thereafter to adopt this Constitution, and pass a Resolution to that effect, after which process, the SHG shall be duly registered with the District Collectorate, or any other subordinate office delegated for the purpose of registration of SHGs.

Article VI: BANK-LINKAGE FOR INCOME GENERATION
(a) The SHG shall, after its Registration as described in Art. V of this constitution, open an account in the local Village Cooperative Bank, or any other bank determined by the IGSS Sanchalak, in the name of the SHG.
(b) Each SHG member shall thereafter be required to make a minimum deposit of Rs. 10 per month.
(c) Upon completion of six months, the SHG shall make a written application seeking loan for an amount that is not less than four times the total savings of the SHG from the aforementioned bank, for any economically viable, income generating project such as operating a Rations shop, hen/pig-farming, broom making, fishery, minor forest produce collection and value addition, sale of clothes and other goods, or any other activity the members may determine through consensus.
(d) If required, every SHG member may seek loans from the SHG itself at a rate of interest determined by the SHG based on prevalent market rates, and at no cost should they seek loan from moneylenders.
(e) Records of all financial transactions of the SHG, including savings, income and investments, as well as intra-loaning between SHG members shall be maintained by the Treasurer in a separate Accounts & Savings Register.
(f) The President shall be the co-signatory of the Accounts & Savings Register and all financial transactions conducted by cheques.
(g) The Treasurer of the SHG shall make the Accounts & Savings Register available to the IGSS Sanchalak for inspection whenever the latter asks for it.
Article XVI A: RULES FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
(a) Savings: The IGSS Sanchalak shall determine, after consultation with the SHG members, a minimum amount of savings-deposit, after which withdrawal by the SHG may be permitted.
(b) Loans: The IGSS Sanchalak shall determine, after consultation with SHG members, how loans shall be prioritized, and the rate of interest to be charged on such loans provided that this rate does not exceed prevalent market rates.
(c) Use of Cheques:
i. All transactions of amounts larger than Rs. 500/- shall be done through cheque, not cash, to enable better accountability.
ii. Cheques shall be written by the President in the presence of all members to ensure transparency in financial matters.
iii. The Treasurer and President shall be co-signatories of all cheques.
(d) All cash collections shall be directly deposited in the bank, no later than two working days from the collection of such cash, to reduce the possibility of theft and also to reduce the possibility of member themselves mishandling the cash.
(e) All financial transaction shall be done only at the meeting.
(f) Members shall take turns to deposit the collection amount in the bank so that this responsibility does not lie heavy on the shoulders of a few people.
(g) Maintenance of Accounts: The Treasurer shall maintain all accounts, and members shall determine how much they shall pay him/her, and how they will monitor him/her.
(i) Penalties: Fines shall be fixed for overdue loans, for defaulters and those who break norms established by the SHG, such as smoking in meetings, drinking etc.
(j) Interest on Savings: Members shall decide whether and how interest on savings/ dividends shall be paid and distributed provided that:
10% of the total profits of the IGSS shall be paid by cheque to the “IGSS Sanchalak” at the close of every financial year, in accordance with Art. X (3) of the Constitution of the Indian Youth Congress.
(k) Group Audit: The IGSS Sanchalak shall determine the audit mechanism for the SHGs, to be done annually, and members shall review the audit findings.

Article VII: MEETINGS
(i) All members of the SHG shall meet at least once every week at a fixed place and time, to ensure discipline.
(ii) Absence from Meetings: If a member is absent from a meeting, penalties shall be imposed, unless the member has taken prior permission from the SHG President, or has an emergency at home.
(iii) Late Attendance: In case of late attendance, penalties shall be imposed.
(iv) Members cannot leave the meeting midway, unless the member has taken prior permission, or there is an emergency at home.
(v) If any woman-member is due for delivery, the group shall automatically sanction leave.
(vi) Quorum: As a rule, 75% of the members must be present for decisions to be taken in the SHG. Incase of less than 75% attendance, they may conduct the meeting, collect savings, repayment and interest, but no Resolution shall be passed.
(vii) The President shall chair the meeting.
(viii) The Agenda of these Meetings shall be to take decisions and pass Resolutions with a view to furthering the Object described in Art. II of Schedule Two.

Article VII A: REGISTERS
(a) The SHG shall maintain three Registers, as follows:
(1) ACCOUNTS & SAVINGS REGISTER, as described in Art. VI above
(2) TRAINING REGISTER, as described in Art. IX (d) below
(3) MEETING REGISTER containing the following information:
i. Name of SHG members attending the meeting
ii. Minutes of matters discussed and issues raised at the meeting
iii. Resolutions passed, if any

(b) The Treasurer shall maintain the Accounts & Savings Register.
(c) The Secretary shall maintain the Training Register and the Meeting Register.
(d) All entries in the Accounts & Savings Register, the Training Register and the Meeting Register shall be counter-signed by the President.
(e) The aforementioned Registers shall be made available to the IGSS Sanchalak for inspection whenever the latter asks for them.
(f) Upon completion of 6 months, these Registers shall be deposited with the IGSS Sanchalak.

Article VIII: FEDERATION
(a) The President of the Executive Committee of the Block Youth Congress shall constitute eight Sectors in that Block in accordance with Art. XI (c) of the IYC Constitution.
(b) There shall be a monitoring committee to oversee, and report on, the activities of all SHGs in a Sector, to be called “(Name of Sector) Indira Gandhi Svasahayata (Self-help) Sanchalan (Monitoring) Samiti”.
(c) All SHGs in the Sector shall, upon their formation, automatically form a Federation by becoming members of “(Name of Sector) Indira Gandhi Svasahayata (Self-help) Sanchalan (Monitoring) Samiti”.
(d) Each Monitoring Committee shall be headed by an ‘Indira Gandhi Svasahayata Samiti (IGSS) Sanchalak’ (Committee Coordinator) to be appointed by the President of the Block Youth Congress Committee.
(e) All Presidents of SHGs in the Sector shall become ex-officio members of the “(Name of Sector) Indira Gandhi Svasahayata (Self-help) Sanchalan (Monitoring) Samiti”.

Article VIII B: FUNCTIONS OF SANCHALAK
The IGSS Sanchalak shall have the following functions:
(a) He/she shall be the Custodian of Records, including Registers, of the Samitis under his/her jurisdiction
(b) He/she shall submit two six-monthly Reports on the activities of the Samitis under his jurisdiction, as well as any other recommendation he/she deems necessary for the functioning of those Samitis, on the 15th of August, and another on the 26th of January, to the President of Block Youth Congress Committee
(c) He/she may recommend the removal from office of any member of a Samiti under his/her jurisdiction, to the President of the Block Youth Congress, provided that:
(i) Objections against any such decision, if any, shall be made in writing to the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee.
(ii) Any appeal made against the decision of the District Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee shall be made in writing to the Pradesh Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee.
(iii) Any objections against the decision of the Pradesh Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee shall be made in writing to the National Youth Congress Scrutiny Committee whose decision shall be final.
(iv) No appeal shall lie before any Scrutiny Committee for a period of more than thirty days from the receipt of that appeal.

Article IX: TRAINING
(a) The IGSS Sanchalak shall conduct Training Meetings for SHG members at least once every six months.
(b) All the members shall be present during training. Penalties are imposed for absentees.
(c) Book writers and representatives shall be given training specifically designed for them.
(d) Book writer should document all the proceedings of the training in a separate Training Register.
(e) Summary of training topics shall be reviewed at the weekly SHG meetings.





AMENDMENT AZ
SCHEDULE THREE:
THE CONSTITUTION OF
RAJIV GANDHI YUVA PRASHIKSHAN KENDRA
(Art. XVII A)

Article I: NAME
There shall be a Permanent Training Centre of the Indian Youth Congress called ‘Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Prashikshan Kendra’ (Rajiv Gandhi Youth Training Centre).

Article II: LOCATION
The Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Prashikshan Kendra (RGYPK) shall be based in New Delhi.

Article III: OBJECT
The object of the RGYPK shall be to train IYC members to attain the Objects mentioned in Art. II of this Constitution.

Article IV: GOVERNING COUNCIL
The following persons shall be Members of the Governing Council of the RGYPK:
i. AICC General Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress
ii. AICC Secretary in-charge of the Indian Youth Congress
iii. President of All India Congress Seva Dal
iv. President of All India Mahila Congress
v. President of the Indian Youth Congress

Article V: DIRECTOR
(i) The Governing Council shall appoint a full-time Director of the RGYPK.
(ii) The tenure of the Director shall be four years.
(iii) The Governing Council of RGYPK shall determine the salary of the Director.

Article VI: BURSAR
(i) The Governing Council shall appoint a full-time Bursar of the RGYPK.
(ii) The tenure of the Bursar shall be four years.
(iii) The Bursar shall administer the finances of the RGYPK, in accordance with the Budgetary Provisions mentioned in Art. X of Schedule III.
(iv) The Governing Council of RGYPK shall determine the salary of the Director.


Article VII: DEPARTMENTS
The RGYPK shall have the following five departments:
(i) Congress Ideology and IYC Constitution
(ii) Party History
(iii) Electioneering & campaign methodology
(iv) Media management
(v) Satyagraha & field-work (with special reference to disaster management)
Article VIII: HODs
(i) The Director shall appoint a Head of Department (HOD) to head each of the aforementioned five departments.
(ii) The tenure of each HOD shall be three years.
(iii) The Governing Council of RGYPK shall determine the salary of the HODs.

Article IX: VISITING FACULTY
The RGYPK shall have a Visiting Faculty comprising academics, AICC members, parliamentarians and other eminent persons from various fields.
Article X: BUDGET
(i) A fixed proportion of the total Budget of the Indian Youth Congress shall be set-aside for the RGYPK according to Art. X (b) of the Constitution.
(ii) Revenues mentioned in Art. XV (b) of Schedule Three of this constitution shall constitute part of the overall Budget of the RGYPK.
(iii) Revenues mentioned in Art. XVIII (D) (iii) and E (ii) of Schedule Three of this constitution shall constitute part of the overall Budget of the RGYPK.
(iv) The Bursar shall administer the finances of the RGYPK according to the Annual Budget decided by the Governing Council.
Article XI: COURSES
(a) The HODs shall prescribe Specific courses for each of the four Membership Levels.
(b) Each course shall not exceed a period of more than 1 month.
(c) Refresher/crash courses of shorter durations may also be prescribed.

Article XII: AWARD OF CERTIFICATES
The Director shall award Certificates to successful trainees after the completion of each course level.
Article XIII: RECORDS
The RGYPK shall maintain a Record of all trainees and the certificates awarded to them, to be made available to the National Committee upon asking.
ARTICLE XIV: TRAINEES
(a) All Members of the Executive Committees of PYCs, DYCs and BYCs shall be required to complete RGYPK training courses within one year of their election.
(b) Other members, should they so wish, may also enroll for courses offered by the RGYPK upon payment of course fee in accordance with Art. XV (a).
Article XV: COURSE FEE
(a) A fee shall be charged from the trainees for each course, as determined by the Governing Council, provided that:
(i) The Director shall, in the event that the trainee is unable to pay the fee, waive, in part or wholly, the course fee.
(b) The Bursar shall collect all revenues from course fees. This shall be part of the RGYPK Budget.

Article XVI: COLLABORATION
The RGYPK should endeavor to have working collaborations with non-profit social organizations [like Sabarmati Ashram, Rama Krishna Mission (RKM), Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF)] etc.
Article XVII: FIELD TRAINING
(a) The RGYPK shall provide Field training (urban and rural) to the trainees.
(b) The RGYPK shall enable trainees to gain on-hand experience of working as ‘interns’ at the headquarters of the Indian Youth Congress, Seva Dal, Mahila Congress, and the All India Congress Committee.
(c) The RGYPK shall also conduct outstation “training camps”.
Article XVIII: MONTHLY MAGAZINE
A. NAME
The RGYPK shall undertake the publication of a monthly magazine called “Yuva…”
B. EDITIONS
(i) The magazine shall be Bilingual, having separate Hindi and English editions.
(ii) An online edition of the magazine shall also be published.
C. EDITORIAL BOARD
The Editorial Board shall comprise the following members:
i. Director of RGYPK
ii. HODs of RGYPK
iii. Six other members nominated by the President of Indian Youth Congress, of which:
a. One shall be Head of the Marketing Department
b. One shall be Head of the Circulation Department
c. One shall be the editor of the English edition
d. One shall be the editor of the Hindi edition
e. One shall be the editor of the Rural edition
f. One shall be the editor of the Online edition
D. SUBSCRIPTION
(i) All members contesting for positions of Executive Committee members of the IYC, PYCs, DYCs and BYCs shall compulsorily subscribe to this magazine. A biannual subscription fee, as determined by the National Committee, shall be included in the cost of the nomination papers.
(ii) Any other person may subscribe to the magazine on payment of the subscription fee.
(iii) The Head of Circulation shall collect all revenues from subscription fees, which shall constitute part of the RGYPK Budget (Art. X of Schedule Three).
E. ADVERTISEMENTS
(i) Advertisement revenues shall supplement the revenue obtained from subscription fees.
(ii) The Head of Marketing shall collect all revenues from advertisements, which shall constitute part of the RGYPK Budget (Art. X of Schedule Three).
F. SALARIES
(i) The Heads of Marketing and Circulation shall report to the Bursar of the RGYPK.
(ii) The salary of persons mentioned in Art. XVIII C (iii) shall be determined by the Governing Council of the RGYPK, and paid by the Bursar.
G. STATE EDITIONS
Presidents of Executive Committees of PYCs may publish separate editions of the magazine in their respective languages, after duly constituting an editorial board as described in Art. XVIII (d) (iii) above
H. CONTENT
(i) The Focus of the magazine shall be on youth issues, with regular contributions from PYCs.
(ii) The magazine shall contain separate sections on popular culture, youth politics, sports and technology to make it entertaining as well as informative.

10 comments:

½ FREEDOMS! said...

Bips said:

Two minor points come to mind.
1)In schedule 1 column 4 of the Occupation section of the membership form, 'Social Worker'should not be deemed an occupation.
2)In the same section column 11 regarding conviction,it must be noted that many youth congress activists will have political cases recorded against them,especially in states ruled by opposition parties.The cases will be usually be for agitational matters,in furthering the interests of the Congress Party in the state.Most activists will be out on bail.Penalizing them with -20 points would hardly seem apt.Further thought would be needed on this.
I shall read the document in detail and share further comments,if any.But the process of a non-cadre based organisation like the Congress moving towards having what could loosely be termed a 'cadre'in a frontal arm shall certainly be watched with interest.

philipjob said...

The IYC should have two types of members 1)Active members and 2)normal members. The active members should be youth who have already served the congress party in any election from the panchayat level to the Lok Sabha level in any capacity in the booth level and the proof can be the I card given to them as polling agent/counting agent etc in this way we will have a cadre who will be trainned right from the booth level who are actually commited to congress policies in turn the active members of the taluka will elect the office bearers of the taluka and in turn the taluka level office bearers will elect the district level office bearers.In case of normal members they should serve the congress with atleast serving in any election and then become an active member

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arunedra chand patel said...

जागी अब तरुणाई है,
देश ने ली अंगडाई है।
नई उमर की नई फसल,
अब राजनीति मेँ आई है॥

arunedra chand patel said...

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देश ने ली अंगडाई है।
नई उमर की नई फसल,
अब राजनीति मेँ आई है॥

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देश ने ली अंगडाई है।
नई उमर की नई फसल,
अब राजनीति मेँ आई है॥

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Mitro,Itihas Gavah hai ki Yuvao ne hi har Yug me Vikas ko ek nai Disha
di hai Kintu Bidambana yah hai ki Yuva ko kabhi Gambhirata se nahi liya Jata hai.
Buniyad Adhivashan me Rahul Gandhi Ji ne Yuvao ko Nai Disha Di he.

परिवर्तन ज़रूरी: देश में परिवर्तन की खातिर युवाओं को आगे आना चाहिए।...

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