Aqua Foundation (hereinafter also referred to as AF) is a Non-Governmental Organization working on key aspects of Humanity, guided by the humanitarian and profound philosophy of great spiritual master Baba Neem Karoli bringing society, government, policy makers, researchers, academicians, technology providers, consultants, industry players, spiritual beings and NGOs on a common platform. The mission of knowledge creation and information dissemination is achieved through global conferences (e.g.World Aqua Congress) workshops, training programs(Aqua Foundation Academy), recognition and interactive events (e.g.Aqua Excellence Awards now known as Universal Excellence Awards) , . The research and education programs are run under ‘Baba Neem Karoli Institute’, which has the privilege of being the first ever research and education in the world working holistically on aspects of Panch-Tatwa. The Foundation is also bringing together the future citizens, our Children, to serve the cause of Panch Tatwa (Five Elements), under the unique program of ‘Angels of Humanity’, having a mission to to work closely with Children, the future citizens of tomorrow, imparting them exposure on value system, natural processes, self realization, panch-tatwa and importance of living in harmony with nature while maintaining the fine balance mandatory for sustainability. An individual or an organization can find the proper platform through the society to make his voice heard by the world. By becoming a member of the society an individual or an organization can achieve:
Society is formed by its general body, which include stakeholders from different walks of water, environment and allied fields. Every person or organization desirous to be enrolled as member of the Society has to apply in the prescribed form to the council. The admission is subject to satisfaction of the conditions of eligibility stipulated for each category. Such application are considered and approved or disapproved by the council on such terms and conditions as per the rules in force on the merit of each individual application. The general body consists of the following categories of members:
1. Founder Member
Persons who have taken active interest and made efforts towards the setting up the Society and admitted at the time of formation and commission of the Society are termed as Founder Members. Admission to this category is now closed.
2. Institutional Member
Institutional Members comprise of organizations / companies / firms / associations / societies who have rendered or are rendering services to either of any Five Elements or are connected with objects of the society as in the opinion of the Council are eligible to be admitted in the Society as "Institutional Members". Admission to this category is open to bodies meeting the conditions stipulated above.
A further grouping of such members is as follows:
The organizations interested to join are required to pay the joining fee and the Annual fees as fixed by the Council from time to time. Members shall be entitled to nominate one representative who fulfills the eligibility conditions of a Professional Member. The said representative shall be entitled to attend the meetings of the General Body.
3. Individual Members
A. Next category of members is Individual Member. Every person for election as an Individual Member or transfer from the class of Associate Member or Student Research Member is required to possess the following qualifications:
B. Any Individual with no qualification bar who are interested in supporting the cause of five elements are also eligible for being a member of the society.
4. Professional Members
Aside from Founder, Institutional and Patron members, the AF will have body of members constituting a family of professionals duly qualified, admitted and recognized. Such professionals will be engaged in the application of core discipline which AF stands for and will promote. The areas of activity will be commercial as well as academic, research and promotion of AF.
Whereas the admission to professional membership over a period will be only through examination requirements and continuation of such membership will be subject to Continuing Professional Development Programmes and compliance to professional conduct and discipline, to start with and over a period of not exceeding two years from the date of first meeting of the Council, the Society will have assembly of individuals as members admitted based on their qualification, experience in commerce and industry, academics and interest in promoting AF. Such assembly of individuals will meet the criterion and procedures as under:
A. Initial Fellow Members- to be admitted without Examination process
B. Classes of Membership by Examination
In addition to the initial class of Fellow members and Honorary Fellow Members and other members as described earlier, the AF will have the following classes of members;
(a) Student Professional Member
Persons meeting certain criterion as determined by the Society and wanting to pursue studies for qualifying as either of any Five Elements professional will be admitted as student members. Student members will not be entitled to use any designatory letters and will not have voting rights.
(b) Fellow Member
On completion of all the examinations as prescribed and on meeting requirements of "appropriate experience" as specified by the Council if any, the student member will be admitted as Fellow Member and will be entitled to use the designatory letter ‘F-AF’ and professional title to Water Worker.
(c) Affiliate Professional Member
Persons who are equivalently qualified by examination from professional bodies of jurisdictions outside or in India may work in India or may work outside India in areas of activity related to India. Such persons subject to meeting specified appropriate minimum period of one year experience may, on application and payment of required fee as determined by the Society, be admitted as Fellow Members of AF. However, till Fellowship is granted after completion of at least one year of appropriate experience, such members will be admitted as Affiliate Individual Members.
The Affiliate Individual Members will not be entitled to use any designatory letter or title of either of any Five Elements field and will not have voting rights. However, such members will have all benefits which otherwise accrue to a Fellow Members and will be subject to its code of conduct and discipline.
5. Affiliate / Student / Research Members
Similar to Examination class of Professional members this category of members comprise of developing either of any Five Elements Professionals. Broadly it is of two types:
a) Affiliate Member
Persons who are under training to be equivalently qualified by examination from professional bodies of jurisdictions outside or in India may apply for Affiliate membership if they are inclined to pursue activities related to either of any Five Elements in India or abroad. Such persons may on application and payment of required fee as determined by the Society, be admitted as Affiliate members of AF. However, till Individual membership is granted subject to attainment of necessary experience after completion of the educational course, such members will be admitted as Affiliate Individual Members.
The Affiliate Individual Members will not be entitled to use any designatory letter or title of AF and will not have voting rights. However, such members will have all benefits which otherwise accrue to a Fellow members and will be subject to its code of conduct and discipline.
b) Student Member / Research Member
Persons pursuing courses leading to attainment of Professional Qualifications by virtue of which the individual can have understanding of either of any Five Elements and is interested to practice as a professional after education may apply for Student / Research Membership of the Society. Such persons may on application and payment of required fee as determined by the Society, be admitted as Student / Research members of AF. However, till Individual membership is granted subject to attainment of necessary experience after completion of the educational course, such members will be admitted as Student Individual Members.
The Student Individual Members will not be entitled to use any designatory letter or title of AF and will not have voting rights. However, such members will have all benefits which otherwise accrue to a Fellow members and will be subject to its code of conduct and discipline.
6. Fellow / Hon. Fellow Members
Every person for election as a Fellow Member or by transfer from the class of Individual Members to Fellow Members shall satisfy the Council that he fulfils the followings conditions:
7. Patron Member
Person or persons of high eminence interested in the activities of the Society may be requested by the council to be the patron of the Society to enhance the dignity and respect of the Society by the benign presence and status in the Society to enable it to fulfill its objects. The patron may attend the meetings of the general body but shall have no right to Vote.
The Individuals interested to join are required to pay the joining fee and the Annual fees as fixed by the Council from time to time. Members shall be entitled to attend the Annual General Body Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings or nominate their representatives who fulfill the eligibility conditions of a Professional member. The said representative shall be entitled to attend the meetings. of the General Body. Voting rights however shall be subject to individuals' voting right.
|S No.||Type||Admission Fee (Rs.)||Annual Membership Fee (Rs.)||Special Membership Drive Offer (till 30-09-2013)- Validity for Two Years|
|(1)||INSTITUTIONAL/ CORPORATE MEMBERS|
|1.1||Research Institutes, Academic Institutions and Business entities with turnover less then Rs. 5 crores per annum||2,00,000/-||50,000/-||1,50,000/-|
|1.2||PSUs , Govt. Organizations like Army, Border Road Organization, NHAI, Ministries, Electricity Boards, Universities, Deemed Universities, Organization of National reputes, Municipal Corporation, Water Works, Various Councils / Societies and Business entities with turnover more than Rs. 5 crores per annum||6,00,000/-||75,000/-||3,00,000/-|
|2.1||Individuals practicing Water/Environment profession and working as Supervisor/ Engineer/Consultant for at least last 5 years||15,000/-||5,000/-||10,000/-|
|2.2||Individuals interested in supporting the cause of five elements||5,500/-||3,500/-||5000/-|
|2.3||Individuals with high net worth capable of supporting the cause of Five Elements||4,50,000/-||50,000/-||2,00,000/-|
Initial Fellow Members
(Admitted without examination)
Qualified engineers and members of engineering related professional bodies/ individuals having experience in Water/ Environment sector
Initial Fellow Members
(Admitted after qualifying in examination)
|Student Professional Member Persons having basic engineering graduation qualification, pursuing advanced educational courses, leading to professional qualification in Water/ Environment sector||5,000/-||1,000/-||3500/-|
|Fellow Member Student professional members after qualifying all the examination and meeting all the “appropriate experience” requirements||9,000/-||5,500/-||8,000/-|
|Affiliate Professional Member Persons equivalently qualified by examination from professional bodies of jurisdictions outside or in India working in Water/ Environment fields||11,500/-||6,500/-||10,000/-|
Persons under training equivalently qualified by examination to attain professional qualification
HON. FELLOW MEMBERS
Every person who has been conferred the Hon. Fellowship by the Council as per the rules in force.
Persons of high eminence interested in the activities of the society and requested by the Council on become a Patron Member.
|1.1||Individual practicing Water/Environment profession and working as Supervisor/ Engineer/ Consultant for at least last 5 years||US$1,500||US$500||US$1,000|
|1.2||Individuals supporting the cause of five elements||US$950||US$150||US$500|
|1.3||Individuals with high net worth capable of supporting the cause of five elements||US$3500||US$650||US$2,000|
|(2)||INSTITUTIONAL /CORPORATE MEMBERS|
|2.1||Research Institute, Academic Institutions and Business entities with turnover less than US$10 million per annum||US$5,500||US$1,000||US$3,000|
|2.2||PSUs , Govt. Organizations like Ministries, Electricity Boards, Universities, Deemed Universities, organization of National reputes, Municipal Corporation, Water Works, Various Councils / Societies and Business Entities with turnover equal to or more than US$10million per annum||US$9,500||US$1,500||US$5,000|