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[http://wiki.wikimedia.in/images/9/9c/WikimediaChapterMembershipFormIndividual.pdf Individual Membership Application] - [http://wiki.wikimedia.in/images/3/38/WikimediaChapterMembershipFormInstitution.pdf Institutional Membership Application]
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==Society information==
 
==Society information==
  
Please read the  [http://wikimedia.in/wiki/File:ChapterRegDocsEnglish.pdf  registration  documents]. On, request, the Chapter will be happy to send you a copy by  email.
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Please read the  [http://wiki.wikimedia.in/wiki/File:ChapterRegDocsEnglish.pdf  registration  documents]. On, request, the Chapter will be happy to send you a copy by  email.
  
==Membership Fee and Process details==
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==Membership criteria==
  
*Membership  is open to Indian citizens and Institutions registered in India. The  annual membership fee (as on Mar  2011) is  Rs 100/- for Individuals and  Rs 1000/- for Institutions. The membership term runs from the date of  approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial  year.
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Membership  is open to Indian citizens (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India.  
*The membership fee can be paid either by  DD/Cheque/NEFT/Internet banking transfer (for SBI account holders) to  Chapter Bank account.
 
*The membership application form can be downloaded from available: Individual, Institutional
 
*The  duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or  details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia  Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
 
*The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within  four weeks
 
*WMC  reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In  such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded  without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment  instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and  Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in  Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve  the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to  the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
 
*Cash is not accepted for membership fee.
 
*There are  no multi year or life membership options.
 
*If you so desire, you can also contribute to the Society through [[Donations]].
 
  
 
== Individual Membership Benefits==
 
== Individual Membership Benefits==
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*You can participate by voting and/or standing for the Executive Committee membership in the elections of Wikimedia Chapter
 
*You can participate by voting and/or standing for the Executive Committee membership in the elections of Wikimedia Chapter
 
*You can represent Wikimedia Chapter after appropriate authorization in dealing with Institutions.
 
*You can represent Wikimedia Chapter after appropriate authorization in dealing with Institutions.
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*You can join [[Template:WMIN Team|Wikimedia India Teams]] to promote Wikimedia projects and free knowledge.
  
 
===Other benefits===
 
===Other benefits===
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==Institutional Membership Benefits==
 
==Institutional Membership Benefits==
 
===What kind of organisations do we accept? ===
 
===What kind of organisations do we accept? ===
Any  organisation interested in the cause of Wikimedia should be  welcome to  become a member. Specifically academic institutions, non governmental  organisations  engaged in similar causes, Companies  utilising  Wikimedia projects  for their research or building products and services  using Wikimedia  information and Language organisations are welcome.  Please note that the list is indicative and not exhaustive.
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Any  organisation interested in the cause of Wikimedia is welcome to  become a member. Academic institutions, non governmental  organisations  engaged in similar causes, Companies  utilising  Wikimedia projects  for their research or building products and services  using Wikimedia  information and Language organisations are welcome.  Please note that the list is indicative and not exhaustive.
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===What is in it for Institutions?===   
 
===What is in it for Institutions?===   
 
*Association with Wikimedia India to signal their interest to support Wikimedia projects India
 
*Association with Wikimedia India to signal their interest to support Wikimedia projects India
 
*Way to reach out through members only mailing list or wikis to seek feedback on projects relevant to Wikimedia.
 
*Way to reach out through members only mailing list or wikis to seek feedback on projects relevant to Wikimedia.
 
*Ability to influence/shape projects  of Wikimedia Chapter that is of interest.
 
*Ability to influence/shape projects  of Wikimedia Chapter that is of interest.
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==Membership Fee and Process details==
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* '''Fees:''' Membership  is open to Indian citizens (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India. The  annual membership fee (as on Mar  2011) is  Rs 100/- for Individuals and  Rs 1000/- for Institutions.
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* '''Membership Term:'''  The membership term runs from the date of  approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial  year. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year. There are  no multi year or life membership options.
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* '''Payment mode:''' The membership fee can be paid either by  [[Wikipedia:NEFT#National_electronic_fund_transfer| NEFT]]/Statebank Interbranch transfer/DD/Cheque/  to  Chapter Bank account. If you would like  to  deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank account, at SBI branches, please add Rs 25 as collection charges(as of Aug 2011). It is advised to transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are much lower. Cash is not accepted by the Chapter for membership fee. However EC members/SIG Chairs/Wikimedia India Members/local community leaders are encouraged to help people for fresh/renewal applications, by acting as coordinators to collect completed forms, membership fee in cash and then send all the forms along  with payment (electronic or physical)  to the Chapter. Please note that Chapter will not be responsible if any such transactions are not sent to the Chapter by the said coordinators. For account details, see the page on [[donations]].
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* '''Membership form:''' The membership application form can be downloaded from available: [[:File:WikimediaChapterMembershipFormIndividual.pdf| Individual]], [[:File:WikimediaChapterMembershipFormInstitution.pdf| Institutional]]
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* '''Form submission:''' The  duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or  details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia  Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
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* '''Identity proof:'''To comply with the legal requirements, we have now made mandatory that an applying member should also send either a hard or soft copy of an identity proof which mentions his or her name, along with date of birth, photo and address. The typical identity documents acceptable are: (i) voter's identity card, (ii) passport, (iii) PAN card, or (iv) Driving License.
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*  '''Application processing:''' The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within  four weeks
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* WMC  reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In  such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded  without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment  instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and  Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in  Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve  the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to  the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
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* '''Donations:''' If you so desire, you can also contribute to the Society through [[Donations]].
  
 
==Cessation of Membership==
 
==Cessation of Membership==
  
Article V of the MoA lays down the ways membership can end:
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[[MoA#V|Article V]] of the [[MoA|Memorandum of Association]] lays down the ways membership can end:
 
*By death.
 
*By death.
 
*By  failing to pay annual membership fees of the Society by the end of the  third month from the start of the Fiscal Year for which said fees were  due; in such cases membership may be reinstated upon payment of fees, in  case of all members
 
*By  failing to pay annual membership fees of the Society by the end of the  third month from the start of the Fiscal Year for which said fees were  due; in such cases membership may be reinstated upon payment of fees, in  case of all members
 
*By voluntary resignation, in case of all members with prior notice of one month.
 
*By voluntary resignation, in case of all members with prior notice of one month.
*By  action of the Executive Committee for any proven unprofessional  behaviour or conduct, or action prejudicial to the interest of the  Society. However, the the concerned member will be given an opportunity  to make a case as to why said member should not be removed. The decision  for removal will become effective only after it is ratified at the next  Annual General or Special Meeting following the decision of the  Executive Committee. Till such time as the decision for removal is  ratified, said member's membership will be kept in suspension.
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*By  action of the Executive Committee for any proven unprofessional  behaviour or conduct, or action prejudicial to the interest of the  Society. However, the concerned member will be given an opportunity  to provide justification on why the said member should not be removed. The decision  for removal will become effective only after it is ratified at the next  Annual General or Special Meeting following the decision of the  Executive Committee. Till such time as the decision for removal is  ratified, the member's membership will be kept in suspension.
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[[Category:Wikimedia_India]]

Latest revision as of 22:04, 30 August 2014

Join Wikimedia India !!!
Individual Membership Application - Institutional Membership Application


Society information

Please read the registration documents. On, request, the Chapter will be happy to send you a copy by email.

Membership criteria

Membership is open to Indian citizens (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India.

Individual Membership Benefits

Service to the Society

  • Part of the Wikimedia Chapter and its mission.
  • You can participate by voting and/or standing for the Executive Committee membership in the elections of Wikimedia Chapter
  • You can represent Wikimedia Chapter after appropriate authorization in dealing with Institutions.
  • You can join Wikimedia India Teams to promote Wikimedia projects and free knowledge.

Other benefits

  • Discounted prices for Chapter events that have an admission fee and publications that are paid.
  • Subscription to member communication mailing list.

Institutional Membership Benefits

What kind of organisations do we accept?

Any organisation interested in the cause of Wikimedia is welcome to become a member. Academic institutions, non governmental organisations engaged in similar causes, Companies utilising Wikimedia projects for their research or building products and services using Wikimedia information and Language organisations are welcome. Please note that the list is indicative and not exhaustive.

What is in it for Institutions?

  • Association with Wikimedia India to signal their interest to support Wikimedia projects India
  • Way to reach out through members only mailing list or wikis to seek feedback on projects relevant to Wikimedia.
  • Ability to influence/shape projects of Wikimedia Chapter that is of interest.

Membership Fee and Process details

  • Fees: Membership is open to Indian citizens (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India. The annual membership fee (as on Mar 2011) is Rs 100/- for Individuals and Rs 1000/- for Institutions.
  • Membership Term: The membership term runs from the date of approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial year. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year. There are no multi year or life membership options.
  • Payment mode: The membership fee can be paid either by NEFT/Statebank Interbranch transfer/DD/Cheque/ to Chapter Bank account. If you would like to deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank account, at SBI branches, please add Rs 25 as collection charges(as of Aug 2011). It is advised to transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are much lower. Cash is not accepted by the Chapter for membership fee. However EC members/SIG Chairs/Wikimedia India Members/local community leaders are encouraged to help people for fresh/renewal applications, by acting as coordinators to collect completed forms, membership fee in cash and then send all the forms along with payment (electronic or physical) to the Chapter. Please note that Chapter will not be responsible if any such transactions are not sent to the Chapter by the said coordinators. For account details, see the page on donations.
  • Membership form: The membership application form can be downloaded from available: Individual, Institutional
  • Form submission: The duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
  • Identity proof:To comply with the legal requirements, we have now made mandatory that an applying member should also send either a hard or soft copy of an identity proof which mentions his or her name, along with date of birth, photo and address. The typical identity documents acceptable are: (i) voter's identity card, (ii) passport, (iii) PAN card, or (iv) Driving License.
  • Application processing: The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within four weeks
  • WMC reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
  • Donations: If you so desire, you can also contribute to the Society through Donations.

Cessation of Membership

Article V of the Memorandum of Association lays down the ways membership can end:

  • By death.
  • By failing to pay annual membership fees of the Society by the end of the third month from the start of the Fiscal Year for which said fees were due; in such cases membership may be reinstated upon payment of fees, in case of all members
  • By voluntary resignation, in case of all members with prior notice of one month.
  • By action of the Executive Committee for any proven unprofessional behaviour or conduct, or action prejudicial to the interest of the Society. However, the concerned member will be given an opportunity to provide justification on why the said member should not be removed. The decision for removal will become effective only after it is ratified at the next Annual General or Special Meeting following the decision of the Executive Committee. Till such time as the decision for removal is ratified, the member's membership will be kept in suspension.