1. The official name for this organization is the Maharishi Vagbhata Ayurveda & Yoga Shaikshik Sansthan (MVAYV).
2. This organization will use the name or its acronym, MVAYV, in all publicity materials and correspondence address will be At Post Kolang, District Mandi, State Himachal Pradesh - 175016.
3. Maharishi Vagbhata Ayurveda & Yoga Shaikshik Sansthan (MVAYV) was established primarily with a purpose to enhance reception of Ancient Indian System of Medicine to ensure effective and systematic instructions, schooling, training, research, development and Application of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy along with Primitive Health Practises that are more effective in treating Chronic Conditions that do not respond well to Conventional Western Medicines.
Article 1: Name
The name of this organization shall be the " Maharishi Vagbhata Ayurveda & Yoga Shaikshik Sansthan (MVAYV)", herein referred to as the Vocational Institution. This Institution is incorporated as a non-profit organization Name Maharishi Vagbhata Ayurveda & Yoga Education Council under the Himachal Pradesh Society Registration Act 2006 No.25 of 2006.
Article 2: Purposes
The purposes of this Institution will be
1. Promote professional linkages among international Yoga & Vedic educators and trainers; Serve as a forum for sharing Providing Yoga Education and training solutions worldwide.
2. Promote and assist in the development of Yoga, Naturopathy & Vedic Education and Training as an international enterprise.
3. Facilitate the worldwide dissemination of Yoga, Naturopathy & Vedic Education and Training information.
Article 3: Membership
A member is defined as an individual or organization that has paid the annual membership dues, except for those who qualify for complimentary membership. The MVAYV COUNCIL shall consist of member groups as set out in the MVAYV Membership Policy.
Members of the Association shall be persons interested and/or engaged in activities related to Yoga, Naturopathy & Vedic Education and Training. Such members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Association without restriction; Student members of the Association shall be persons interested in Yoga, Naturopathy & Vedic Education and Training and registered as full or part-time students. Such members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Association without restriction;
Institutional memberships shall be restricted to organizations engaged in International Yoga, Naturopathy & Vedic Education and Training pursuits. Each institutional member shall have the right to three individual memberships. Such members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Association without restriction.
The membership period for new members shall commence on the first day of the month after the payment has been received by the treasurer and last for 12 months.
Article 4: Membership Dues
Annual membership dues shall be determined by the Executive Committee and set in Indian currency (INR) with the dues held in an account approved by the Executive Committee.
Article 5: Association Officers
The Association Officers shall consist of a President; a President Elect; a Past President; Vice Presidents representing distinct geographic regions (i.e., East, West, South & North Zones); Executive Director; General Secretary; Journal Editor; and Executive Secretariat.
The Officers, except for the Executive Secretariat and the Journal Editor shall be elected by the members and form an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for overall policy and direction of the Association, is empowered to transact business on behalf of the Association and delegates responsibilities as required to the
Executive Secretariat and Committees. The Executive Secretariat and Journal Editor shall be appointed by the Executive Committee and shall become non-voting members. The Executive Secretariat and Journal Editor positions and duties are defined by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has the prerogative to split the responsibilities of the Executive Secretariat into auxiliary positions on a temporary or permanent basis. The Executive Committee has the authority to adjust the regions and the number of regions for Vice Presidents as conditions warrant.
Article 6: Duties of Association Officers
6.1 The President will preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Committee. The President will be responsible for the functioning of all committees. Should the President be absent or fail to perform the stated duties, the President Elect will then assume this responsibility.
6.2 The President Elect will serve in lieu of the President. In the event the President Elect cannot assume the responsibilities, the Executive Committee will appoint a Chair Pro-term who will act until either the President or President Elect may again assume such responsibilities or until the next election of officers.
6.3 The Past President provides advice and support to the President and the Executive Committee.
6.4 Each regional Vice President represents the Association in their respective geographic regions. Regional Vice Presidents are responsible for carrying out duties determined by the Executive Committee.
6.5 The Executive Director maintains the MVAYV Council Constitution, Bylaws, policies and procedures, partnerships, and Regional Office and Liaison Officer arrangements to ensure they are current and achieving MVAYV Council objectives.
6.6 The General Secretary develops agendas and drafts meeting records of Executive Committee and annual business meetings.
Article 7. Policies of the State on Yoga, Naturopathy & Vedic Education and Training development
1. Developing the open, flexible, diversified system of Yogic education which in the way of standardization, modernization, democratization, socialization and international integration, connectivity between levels of Yogic education and between other training levels.
2. Investing into Yogic education shall be given priority in the policies on socio-economic development and human resource development. The budget for Yogic education shall be given priority in the total government budget expenditures on education and training and it shall be allocated according to public, transparent, and promptly rules.
3. Investing in improving training quality, develop yogic training institution network under the planning; invest in some major and high quality Yogic & Vedic training institutions in order to meet the needs of market.
4. The State adopts policies on classifying lower secondary school and upper secondary school graduates into ypgic training institutions in conformity with every period of socio- economic development.
5. Synchronously invest in training human resource in national major disciplines, or disciplines accessing to the advanced levels of the region and the world; attach special importance to Yogic & Vedic education in severely disadvantaged areas, ethnic minority areas, border, island, and coastal areas; invest in training in vocations required by the labour market but that they are difficult to invest in private sector involvement.
6. The State shall invite tenders or place orders for the training pertaining to specific disciplines; disciplines of key industries; disciplines required by the labour market but they are difficult to invest in private sector involvement. The Yoga, Ayurveda & Naturopathy training institutions are invited tenders or placed orders for training regardless of types of institutions as prescribed in this Clause.
Article 8. Private Sector involvement in Yoga Education
1. Diversify types of Yoga Training Institutions, forms of Yoga training; encourage and enable enterprises, socio-political organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations, other organizations, Vietnamese citizens, and foreign entities, overseas Vietnamese to establish Yoga Training Institutions and participate in the Yoga Training Operations.
2. Give incentive policies on socializing to any organization or individual contributing or investing in establishment of Yogic Training Institutions as prescribed in regulations of the Government.
Article 9: Meetings
1. The Association shall hold an annual business meeting at which will be received reports from the Association Officers and Committee Chairs. The annual business meeting will be scheduled each year with sixty days written or electronic notice to Association members. Additional business meetings may be called at the discretion of the President upon sixty days written or electronic notice to Association members.
2. The Association can hold regional meetings of a general nature under the chairmanship of the President of the Association or the respective regional Vice President.
3. The Executive Committee will hold meetings as required to conduct the business of the Association and such meetings may be held face to face, by teleconference or other electronic means.
Article 10: Publications
Association publications shall promote the cause of international Yogic education and training and meet the MVAYV publication requirements developed by the Executive Committee.
Article 11: Committees
The President shall appoint committees as the need arises, including a nominating committee to oversee nominations for Association officers, and shall designate an Association member to be responsible for the functioning of a special committee. Special Committees will have start and end dates and can be renewed by the current President.
Article 12: Financial Affairs
The Executive Secretariat/Treasurer will deposit all funds of the Association in a bank account designated by the Executive Committee. The Executive Secretariat/Treasurer shall be responsible for receiving and accounting for the Association's funds. The Treasurer will report on the financial status of the Association at Executive Committee and Business Meetings and will be responsible for ensuring that required processes are maintained with respect to MVAYV organizational and tax-exempt status so as to retain these designations. The fiscal year of the Association shall begin on 1 January and end on 31 December each year.
Article 13: Amendments
Amendments to the Constitution and bylaws may be made by a two-thirds vote of Association members present at the Association's annual business meeting and will become effective immediately upon a majority vote. Such amendments must be submitted to the membership at least 60 days before the Association's annual business meeting. The Executive Committee must receive amendments to the Constitution and bylaws from Association members at least 95 days before the Association's annual business meeting.
Article 14: Meeting Procedures and operating policies and procedures
The Executive Committee will adopt necessary operating policies and procedures as needed to implement MVAYV activities, and these will be posted on the MVAYV web site. Operating policies and procedures may be amended by agreement of the majority of the Executive Committee.
Article 15: Dissolution
In the event that the Association is dissolved, all assets remaining after the payment of outstanding debts and obligations shall be transferred to the Maharishi Vagbhata Ayurveda & Yoga Shaikshik Sansthan (MVAYV).