58th AGM
Notice

58th AGM
Notice

हिंदी के लिए यहाँ क्लीक करें | Accounts

N O T I C E

 

Notice is hereby given to all the members that 58th Annual General Meeting of the Cine & TV Artistes’ Association, will be held on Monday 01st May 2017 at 9.00 am at Shri Bhaidas Maganlal Sabhagraha, U-1, Juhu Development Scheme, Vile Parle (W) Mumbai – 400056 to transact the following business :-

  1. To confirm the minutes of the 56th Annual General Meeting held on Friday 1stMay, 2015 (Copy of corrected minutes enclosed).
  2. To confirm the minutes of the 57th Annual General Meeting held on Sunday, 1stMay, 2016 (Copy of minutes enclosed).
  3. To consider and if approved, to adopt the Annual Report of the activities of the Association for the year from 1st May 2016 to 30th April 2017 . (Copy of the Annual Report enclosed)
  4. To consider the Report of the Auditors and Approve the Audited Accounts of the Association for the year 2016. (Copy of the Report of the Auditors and Annual Accounts enclosed).
  5. To appoint the Auditors of the Association for the year 2017 and fix their remuneration.
  6. To consider the resolutions, if any, received from the members. (Any member, who desires to place any resolution before the General Body Meeting, should submit the same in writing duly proposed and seconded by the member to the office of the Association on or before,17th April 2017 by 5.30 PM as per Clause.No.29 of the Constitution of the Association. Please note that Office of the Association will remain open from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (Except Sundays & Bank Holidays).
  7. To apprise members about the reasons as to why the Executive Committee feels that members should submit a copy of their contractual Agreement with CINTAA within 15 days of signing the Agreement.
  8. To consider proposed Amendments/ altered categorization of clauses/ Incorporation of new Clauses in the Constitution of the Association in order to be more effective.
  9. To inform members about modification in term interest-free loan to long-term deposit against the balance sum amount granted to CAWT.
  10. Any other matter with the permission of the chair.
  1. To hand-over the responsibilities to the new elected Committee.

Sd/-

Sushant Singh
Hon. Gen. Secretary

 

Please Note:-

  1. In case there is no quorum at the stipulated time of the meeting, it shall be adjourned for fifteen minutes. The adjourned meeting will be held after 15 minutes at the same place on the same day and the members present shall transact the business on the agenda, as per Clause 33 of the Constitution of the Association.
  1. Members may send their suggestions in writing at CINTAA‟s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of Annual General Meeting Notice as to in which slot of the meeting “Zero Hour” should be held.
  1. Please carry your updated membership card in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Corrected Minutes of 56th Annual General Meeting of Cine & TV Artistes‘ Association AGENDA NO. 6

TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION IN RESPECT OF:

AMENDMENT NUMBER 1:

  1. REVISING / REVIEWING THE EXISTING GUIDELINES FOR ENROLMENT OF ARTISTE AS A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION

Existing Clause No. 6 para 2, (Title)-Membership

The Entrance Fee shall be Rs.10,001/- (Rs Ten thousand & one only). The Subscription for Regular Members shall be the existing amount of Rs.75/- (Rs. Seventy five only) per month.(25.4.2010).

However, in case of Associate Members, the entrance fee of Rs.5,001/- shall remain unchanged. The said amount shall be payable in two installments i.e. Rs. 2,501/-(Rs. Two thousand five hundred one only) at the time of grant of Associate Membership and Rs.2,500/- (Rs.Two thousand five hundred only) when the said membership is regularized and for Associate Members Rs.10/- (Rs. Ten only) per month.

Proposed Amendment Clause No. 6 Para 2, Title- Membership

-Artiste desirous of obtaining CINTAA REGULAR MEMBERSHIP initially will obtain work permit in first year by payment of Rs.10,000/-. In case the work permit holder desires to continue to work as an artiste in 2nd year also, this work permit will have to be renewed within 12th Month compulsorily from the date of issue for 2nd year. If he / she delays renewal in 12th Month, then after 12 months, renewal fee shall be Rs.15,000/- instead of Rs.10,000/-.

After a period of two years artiste may be considered & admitted for Regular Membership in the 3rd year. In the third year, artiste will have to pay an entrance fee of Rs.15,000/- & regular subscription fee. Besides this the Committee will see to it that any applicant, who desires to be a Member of our esteemed Association CINTAA, should have requisite qualification in the field of performing arts.

During the above 2 years period, Work Permit holder will not enjoy the right to vote during Elections. However, artistes‟ dispute cases, if any, may be taken after completion of one full year.

After becoming a regular member, if, artistes‟ behavior is found unprofessional, he/she may be served „show cause notice‟ by the Committee. If his/her reply is not satisfactory, he/she may be suspended from membership by Committee

Note: As on date only three Associate Members who were enrolled prior to existence of work permit system are continuing till date. No new Associate Members are being enrolled after issue of work permits to the fresher‟s since 29.4.1990.

There is no change in the Life Membership Clause (7-B).

The majority of the members present in the House passed the amendment in the constitution by raising their hands. After the amendment was passed, Clause No. 6 Para 2, Title- Membership will read as under:

―From 01.05.2015 -Artiste desirous of obtaining CINTAA REGULAR MEMBERSHIP initially will obtain Work Permit in the first year by payment of Rs.10,000/-. In case the work permit holder desires to continue to work as an artiste in 2nd year also, this work permit will have to be renewed within 12th Months compulsorily from the date of issue for 2nd year. If he / she delays renewal in 12th Month, then after 12 months, renewal fee shall be Rs.15,000/-instead of Rs.10,000/-.

After a period of two years, artiste may be considered & admitted for Regular Membership in the 3rd year. In the third year, artiste will have to pay an entrance fee of Rs.10,000/- & regular subscription fee. Besides this the Committee will see to it that any applicant, who desires to be a Member of esteemed Association CINTAA, should have requisite qualification in the field of performing arts.

During the above 2 years period, Work Permit holder will not enjoy the right to vote during Elections. However, artistes‘ dispute cases, if any, may be taken after completion of one full year.

After becoming a regular member, if, artistes‘ behavior is found unprofessional of becoming an Artiste, he/she may be served ‗show cause notice‘ by the Committee. If his/her reply is not satisfactory, he/she may be suspended from membership by the Committee.‖

 

AMENDMENT NO. IV

Existing Clause No 12- The Executive Committee.

The entire management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee consisting of 17 Members, out of which 13 shall be elected by ballot, every alternate year at the annual general meeting from amongst the members of the Association. The elected Executive Committee shall elect from among themselves the following office bearers, within 10 days of their election:-

One President

One Vice President

One General Secretary &

One Treasurer.

 

Proposed Amendment of Clause 12.

The entire management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee consisting of 25 Members, out of which 21 shall be elected by ballot, every alternate year at the annual general meeting from amongst the members of the Association ( besides 4 by Co-option). The 21 elected Executive Committee Members shall elect from among themselves the following office bearers, within 10 days of their election:-

 

One President

One Vice President

One General Secretary &

One Treasurer.

 

After deliberations the House Resolved as under:

“The entire management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee consisting of 15 Members who shall be elected by ballot every alternate year at the Annual General Meeting from amongst the members of the Association (besides 6 by co-option). Out of 15 Elected Executive Committee Members the following office bearers will be elected within 10 days of their election:-

 

One President

One Vice President

One General Secretary &

One Treasurer.

 

Minutes of the 57th Annual General Meeting of Cine & TV Artistes‘ Association held at ―Kishenchand Valecha Sabhagraha‖, Kamala Raheja Vidhyanidhi Architecture College, Vidhyanidhi Complex, Vidhyanidhi Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu Mumbai 400049‖ on Sunday, 1st May, 2016 at 6 p.m.

The 57th Annual General Meeting of Cine & TV Artistes’ Association was held on Sunday 1st May, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Kishenchand Valecha Sabhagraha”, Kamala Raheja Vidhyanidhi Architecture College, Vidhyanidhi Complex, Vidhyanidhi Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu Mumbai – 400049.

At the scheduled time of the meeting, the proceedings had to be adjourned for 15 minutes, for want of quorum, as per Clause No.33 of the Constitution of the Association.

The adjourned Annual General Meeting was then held after a break of 15 minutes.

Shri Om Puri greeted and thanked everyone for attending the meeting. He addressed to the House that people seated on the stage are not superior to any of you; the only reason for us to sit here is to have a face to face interaction with all of you and to converse regarding the problems faced by all of us.

Shri Suneel Sinha informed the House that since the last Extra-Ordinary General Meeting, the Association has suffered a great loss on account of the demise of a number of members who left for their „Heavenly‟ abode. The names of the said members were called including some of the names previously called in Extra Ordinary General Meeting: –

Shri Ram Mohan, Ms. Sadhana, Shri Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay, Shri Balraj Sharma, Shri Saeed Jaffri, Shri Ashraful Haque, Shri Sanjit Bedi, Shri Mohan Bhandari, Ms. Sudha Shivpuri, Ms. Padma Rani, Ms Shikha Joshi, Ms. Pratyusha Banerjee, Shri Satya Vrata Chakravarty, Shri Vijay Sood and Shri Lalit Jain.

Shri Suneel Sinha requested the House to pray to the „ALMIGHTY‟, to grant eternal peace

  • pay homage to all the departed souls. Members stood in silence for 2 minutes to pay homage as a mark of respect to all the departed souls.

He further called names of the members who have been felicitated by various awards and are an inspiration to all of us.

Shri Shashi Kapoor – 46th Dada Saheb Phalke Award, Shri Manoj Kumar – 47th Dada Saheb Phalke Award, Shri Anupam Kher – Padma Bhushan, Shri Ajay Devgan – Padma Shri, Ms. Priyanka Chopra – Padma Shri, Ms. Kangana Ranaut – 62nd & 63rd National Film Award, Shri Vikram Gokhale – Vishnudas Bhave Award, Shri Manoj Bajpai – Dada Saheb Phalke

Foundation Award, Shri Raju Srivastav – Yash Bharati Award 2016 and Shri Amitabh Bachchan – Padma Vibhushan & 63rd National Award.

The House applauded for the same.

He further said that the Executive Committee members will keep on changing but your CINTAA will always be there not only for disputes but for celebrations, relief or sometimes just without reasons. He requested Shri Om Puri – President of the Association to say few words to the members.

Shri Om Puri requested all the members to stay united, as the key strength of any Association is its Unity. He further said that in America there is a system where members contribute 1% of their income to their Association to serve the needy and deserving persons and he will follow the suit. He further said that he will donate 1% of his income to CINTAA and any other member willing to contribute, may follow the suit. We need to make constructive amendments in the constitution of CINTAA for growth and betterment of our Association. We all gradually keep learning from our mistakes and that‟s how we grow.

The President called the meeting to order and requested to start the proceedings of the meeting as per Agenda.

Shri Suneel Sinha requested Shri Darshan Jariwala to come and brief about Accounts. Shri Darshan Jariwala greeted everyone and said that 2015 audited reports were circulated along with the notice. He further said that in the current year we had seen increase in income as well as expenses as the New Executive Committee desired to rationalize the office administration and to digitize CINTAA. We are trying our best to make CINTAA an improved Association and not only a place where membership cards are being issued.

Shri Darshan Jariwala took up with Agenda No 4: –

To consider the Report of the Auditors and Approve the Audited Accounts of the Association for the year 2015. (Copy of the Report of the Auditors and Annual Accounts enclosed).

He proposed the House to approve Annual Audited Accounts for the year 2015 and Ms.

Kunickaa Sadanand seconded for the same.

One of our member Mr. Sanjeev Siddharth said that on page no 61, Schedule 5 Fixed Assets the camera which was purchased in CINTAA office for auditions is omitted.

To this our CA Mr. Milind Bagul replied that we will investigate the same and it will be ratified in the coming year as it was not revealed to us till date. Some members requested voting to approve the Accounts.

Hon. Gen. Secretary said to the House that there is a camera in the office kept for auditions and we will ratify the same in the coming year.

The House unanimously voted in favour of and approved report and Annual audited Accounts for the year 2015.

Hon. Gen. Secretary Shri Sushant Singh greeted everyone and apologized to those sitting in the lobby, due to lack of space inside the hall. He further said that proposed Agenda is not a directive or compulsion on members but only a proposal, consideration to work towards positive development of our Association subject to General Body‟s approval.

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up with Agenda No 5:-

To appoint the Auditors of the Association for the year 2016 and fix their remuneration: –

Hon. Gen. Secretary informed the House that M/S. Chavan Joglekar Kelkar Associates (M/s. C.J.K. Associates); Chartered Accountants have been auditing the accounts of the Association for a number of years. Now, the auditors for the year 2016 are to be appointed and their remuneration is to be fixed. He further said that our Auditors have desired to raise their remuneration from Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 30,000/- per annum keeping in view the increase in volume of work.

The House unanimously approved and confirmed appointment of existing auditors i. e M/s. C.J.K. Associates and enhancement in remuneration from Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 30,000/- per annum.

Proposed By Mr. Suresh Somaiya                                     Seconded By Mr. Ashok Chavan

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up with Agenda No 1:-

To confirm the minutes of the 56th Annual General Meeting held on Friday 1st May, 2015 (Copy of minutes enclosed)

Hon. Gen. Secretary explained the House about misapprehension regarding Clause No 6 and Clause No 12 and said it is a lesson for each and every one of us. Inadvertently in the 56th AGM Mr. Pankaj Dheer said Rs. 30, 000/- for regular membership entrance fees instead of Rs. 35,000/- whereas the Proposed Agenda circulated was of Rs. 35,000/- only. The minutes were a copy paste of Agenda and the same was at worst a clerical error done unintentionally

He further said that we ourselves had submitted DVD to Labour Commissioner‟s office, and had it not been for that this error would have never come to light. We have taken all the measures to ratify Clause 12 – The Executive Committee and the same has been ratified in the minutes. He further said that we will return Rs. 5,000/- to those members who have paid us Rs. 35,000/- as entrance fees for regular membership in the year 2015.

Mr. Kumar Rajpoot said that Shri Pankaj Dheer also included Life membership fees in Rs. 30,000/- and the meeting was conducted in a very hush-hush manner. Shri Sanjeev Siddharth enquired why there is dual standard of membership and asked the House do they agree with Dual standard of membership for different income groups.

Hon. Gen. Secretary and Shri Amit Behl replied to Mr. Siddharth, that the member who raised the query of “Dual Standard of membership” was answered in CINTAA office in the meeting and you were also part of that meeting, so it is a request not to delude the House with erroneous information. Hon. Gen. Secretary said that direct membership was issued only to Ms. Shabana Azmi and ex-members of CINTAA whose cards were cancelled due to nonpayment of fees.

Ms. Kunickaa Sadanand asked the House do we need to roll back entrance fees of regular membership to Rs. 30,000/- as majority of us believe that decisions passed in 56th AGM were imposed on us. She further said issuing direct membership to Ms. Shabana Azmi should not be called as Dual Standard of membership, but deemed as honor and pride to CINTAA.

Hon. Gen. Secretary said that in every AGM we cannot declare the previous amendments as invalid as it will set a bad precedent. At this point, some of the members threw volley of questions related to dual standard and previous AGMs decision.

Hon. Gen. Secretary enquired the House that if you do not trust your Executive Committee then please issue non confidence letter against us and we are ready to resign. He further said as one of the member stated that Rs. 30,000/- is also included in Life membership fees than we are sorry to say that we will have to reduce posthumous benefits to that extent and will have to send the minutes and DVD for legal advice. He further said that the Executive Committee has the right to detail the administration part in the Clauses, so where the question of Dual Standard of membership and exploitation arises. Some of the members created chaos to take vote on roll back of entrance fees.

Hon. Gen. Secretary enquired the House as to how many of members want voting on roll back of entrance fees.

Minority of members raised their hands for voting on roll back of entrance fees; hence no voting was conducted on the same. Hon. Gen. Secretary further said that we would continue with entrance fees of Rs. 30,000/- for regular membership.

Hon. Gen. Secretary briefed the House about resolutions received from certain members and time allotted to them to speak on particular agenda. Shri Sanjeev Siddharth said that Mr. Anupam Shyam was not able to attend the meeting so he has requested Mr. Siddharth to speak on his behalf as he has seconded the proposal.

After consulting our CA, Hon. Gen. Secretary replied that we can permit Mr. Siddharth to speak on behalf Mr. Anupam Shyam only if he has the authority letter.

Ms. Kunickaa Sadanand said that we should permit Mr. Arif Sheikh and Mr. Brijesh Karnwal in the House so that they may defend themselves, as our law also permits defendants to represent themselves. She further said that you couldn‟t snatch away livelihood of someone.

To this our legal advisor Ms. Saveena Sachar replied that we are not accusing anyone but are only taking opinion of our house in his absence so that an unbiased and fair decision is passed.

Ms. Sahila Chadha with the permission of the chair addressed to the House that she along with Mr. Suneel Sinha and Mr. Deepak Kejriwal had prepared fact findings report and the same should be circulated to the members/considered before taking any decision.

To this Hon. Gen. Secretary replied that the Fact finding reports were part of the Annual General Booklet already being circulated to our members. Hon Gen. Secretary addressed his regret to House that this is not the way to conduct meeting, everyone has started speaking before the Agenda.

Shri Om Puri apologized everyone as he had to leave the meeting and requested Shri Darshan Jariwala to chair the meeting in his absence.

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up with Agenda No 2: –

 

To confirm the minutes of Extra-Ordinary General Meeting held on Tuesday 26th January 2016 (Copy of minutes enclosed)

The Minutes of Extra-Ordinary General Meeting of the Association held on 26th Jan 2016, copies of which were sent to the Members, along with the Notice were taken as read and were unanimously approved & confirmed with the permission of the House.

Proposed by Mr. Tejpal Tharwani                    Seconded by Mr. Ghazaal Rizvi

Hon. Gen. Secretary read proposed resolution of Shri Sanjay Bhatia to delink the elections with Annual General Meeting. He further clarified that in order to ensure that maximum number of members participate for voting either in person or through online voting, we can keep elections 15 days after the Annual General Meeting in CINTAA office for 3 days preferably on weekends or any other convenient date depending upon the conditions. We require the permission of the House to allow the Executive Committee to frame transparent and fair guidelines for the proposed voting process and after framing the guidelines it will be shared with our members.

 

Majority of members present in the meeting voted in favour of the resolution proposed hence, it was resolved as:

  1. To delink elections with AGM
  2. To conduct elections after 15 days of Annual general Meeting in CINTAA‘s office for 3 days through Electronic Voting Machine and online voting.

 

Proposed By Mr. Sayyed Siraj Alam                                Seconded by Ms. Kunickaa Sadanand

 

Shri Sanjeev Siddharth enquired the House how can we allow proxy voting. To this Shri Darshan Jariwala replied that Hon. Gen. Secretary just now explained that we will frame proper guidelines and share the same with our members and online voting doesn‟t mean proxy voting. In online voting you will be given unique login ids and passwords no one can vote on your behalf.

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up with Agenda No 9.i

Hon. Gen. Secretary said as it is already known that CINTAA is not affiliated to any political party it was again emphasized that CINTAA will never affiliate itself to any political party or group in future also.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the proposed Agenda hence it was resolved as:

CINTAA is not a political party and does not intend to be known as an affiliate of any political party accordingly CINTAA as an association will not be an affiliate of and/or associate itself with any political party and will not promote any political party directly and/or indirectly.

 

Proposed By Mr. Ashok Chavan                                     Seconded by Ms. Tina Ghaai

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up Agenda No 9.iii

He further explained to the House that in order to create a systematic process for responding to members questions/suggestions/comments and to maintain decorum of the

House we propose the below mentioned Agenda with an addition of 20 minutes of Zero Hour in it where members who were not able to raise their queries in writing on the important proposed Agenda may present their views/comments on the day of the meeting.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the proposed Agenda hence it was resolved as

New Clause to be read under Clause 30 Title Business at Ordinary General Meeting reading as Clause 30 (e)

Annual General Meeting is preordained for specific important agendas including the presentation of activity reports for the work done by the Executive Committee and such other agendas the nature of which may require certain information to be provided to members in advance. Accordingly Members may send their questions /comments /suggestions if any, to CINTAA‘s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of Annual General Meeting Notice. The notice sent by CINTAA to its members shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be duly served on to the members by email/courier/post at the respective email addresses/addresses of each member as may be available in the CINTAA records at the time of dispatch of the said notices. The members will be solely liable to keep CINTAA informed of any change in his/her address and for the purposes of dispatch of the said notice the address available in CINTAA records at least 15 days prior to the date of such dispatch will be deemed to be the correct address for such dispatch and delivery. The Executive Committee will assess the questions put forth by the members as stated above and if deemed appropriate for discussion in the said Annual General Meeting the same shall be placed in Annual General Meeting keeping in mind time constraints at that time. No further questions other than as included in the agenda of the Annual General Meeting as finalized by the Executive Committee members will be entertained at the said Annual General Meeting and any further questions/comments/suggestions if any required to be raised and/or clarified by the Members will be responded to in writing through the CINTAA‘s Office only after the same has been submitted for such response by the members at the CINTAA office. With a view to make all Annual General Meetings fruitful and beneficial for all members including the members who attend the same as per the pre-defined agenda no further/new questions/comments/suggestions other than those which form a part of the agenda finalized by the Executive Committee for the Annual General Meeting, will be entertained or answered at the Annual General Meeting unless otherwise required by the Chairperson. In order to ensure that members can express their views on the proposed important resolutions and proposed constitutional amendments or additions the Executive Committee will keep ―Zero Hour‖ of 20 minutes in Annual General Meeting prior to voting on the proposed important resolutions/amendments/additions. Members may send their suggestions in writing at CINTAA‘s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of Annual General Meeting Notice as to in which slot of the meeting ―Zero Hour‖ should be held. (Please note that Office of Association will remain open on all days from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. Except Sundays and Bank Holidays)

 

Proposed By Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Chadha


Seconded by Mr. Suresh Somaiya

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up Agenda No 9.iv

Hon. Gen. Secretary explained to the House that the Executive Committee desired to forfeit the membership of CINTAA members who are practicing as Co-ordinators but our legal advisor told us that we cannot debar artiste from practicing as co-ordinator or any other profession as there is no such law. Hence, as per legal advice we cannot forfeit their membership but they will be not allowed to vote or contest elections and decide the future of CINTAA.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the proposed Agenda hence it was resolved as:

New Clause to be incorporated under Clause 15 reading as Clause 15 (b)

All Executive Committee members are required to work impartially and ensure the furtherance of the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA in an impartial manner accordingly members of CINTAA who engages himself in the business/profession/work of a casting coordinator and/or casting director shall not be eligible to contest CINTAA elections nor shall have any voting rights. However he/she shall be entitled to all other benefits available to members as a Cine and TV Artist employed in the Film Industry, as long as such Coordinator does not commit any act which in the opinion of the Executive Committee is inconsistent with the dignity of the profession of an Artist and does not in any way prejudice the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA, in which event Executive Committee shall be entitled to expel his/her membership, without any liability on CINTAA.

 

Proposed By Mr. P P Kumar                                               Seconded By Mr. Govind Pathak

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took Up Agenda No 9.vii


Hon. Gen. Secretary said that Executive Committee felt that 2 years period is insufficient to execute plans of action for any Executive Committee as initially it takes lot of time to understand work process and we get only one AGM to share our creative proposals and to implement the same. The change in tenure of the Executive Committee will be w.e.f May 2017 and is not applicable for the present elected Committee members.

The Majority of members approved and voted in favour of the proposed amended Clause 12

Title – The Executive Committee hence, it was resolved as:

The entire management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee consisting of 21 Members out of which 15 shall be elected by ballot, every Three years at the election held 15 days after the Annual General Meeting, from amongst the members of the Association (besides 6 by co-option). The 15 elected Executive Committee Members shall elect from among themselves the following office bearers within 10 days of their election:-


One President

One Vice President

One General Secretary

One Treasurer (01.05.2015)

 

Proposed By Mr. Rashid Mehta

 

Seconded by Manoj Bhatia

 

Shri Sushant Singh briefed the House about Cast Today, a revolutionary platform that will connect our members with casting community through an online app where members can upload their profile photos, videos with complete resume. In future if things turn out positive we can even connect our members directly with producers for online auditions and casting.

The House appreciated the collaboration with Cast Today.

Hon. Gen. Secretary said that Shri Amar Banerjee and Shri Kumar Rajpoot were allotted time to speak on the Agenda of tenure of Executive Committee and inadvertently he missed out on the same. Shri Amar Banerjee and Mr. Rajpoot had no issues with the same as the amendment was passed with majority of votes.

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up Agenda No 9.v

Hon. Gen. Secretary said the Executive Committee felt that every deserving contestant should get opportunity to serve the Association hence we propose one term break of Executive Committee members after being elected for two consecutive terms. He further said that our legal advisor has suggested that if the member is keen to serve his Association in the Term break he may be co-opted in the Term break period.

Hon. Gen. Secretary requested Mr. Annu Shah to speak on the Agenda as he was allotted 2 minutes to speak on the same subject.

Shri Annu Shah said that in the period of term break the member should not be allowed to work as co-opted, if so, then the intent of term break remains null and void.

Hon. Gen. Secretary proposed the House to vote in favor/ not in favor of:

  1. Term break for Executive Committee who has been elected for 2 (two) consecutive Terms where co-option is permitted in the term break period.
  2. Term break for Executive Committee who has been elected for 2 (two) consecutive Terms where co-option is not permitted in the term break period.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the second proposed Agenda hence, it was resolved

 

New Clause to be incorporated as: under Clause 15 reading as Clause 15 (c)

 

Any member of the Executive Committee who has been elected for 2 (two) consecutive Terms, will be entitled to contest the new elections only after a break of one term and shall not be entitled to contest in the 3rd (third) consecutive election. However such member will be entitled to further elections after the break of one term. During the term break that member is not entitled to contest, the elected Executive Committee cannot elect the member through co-option also.

 

Proposed By Mr. Adeebul Hasnain                                 Seconded By Mr. Birbal

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up Agenda No 9.ix

Hon. Gen. Secretary explained the House that attending 3 consecutive meetings may be difficult hence; we propose minimum attendance of Four Executive Committee meetings in a year instead of 3 consecutive meetings.

The house proposed minimum attendance of Six Executive Committee meetings in a year.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the amended Clause no -19 hence, it was resolved as:

If any member of the Executive Committee, including the Office-bearers, fails to attend a minimum of six monthly Executive Committee meetings out of 12 such meeting held in any year of the term of that Executive Committee without giving prior written notice and/or without sufficient reason he/she shall cease to be a member of the Executive Committee. However, discretion shall remain with the Executive Committee.

 

Proposed By Mr. Sayed Himayat Ali                                               Seconded By Mr. Om Prakash Jha

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took Agenda No 9.viii

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary explained that conducting elections every 3 years will save cost of 1 election and the said funds may be utilized for a better cause.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favor of the amended Clause 30-c Title –

Business at Ordinary General Meeting hence, it was resolved as:

 

Election of Executive Committee (Every 3 years w. e. f. 1st May 2017)

 

Proposed By Mr. Anil Gawas                                              Seconded By Mr. Armaann Tahil

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary explained the House that in order to reach our goal of making office paperless and save on administration cost and time. We propose the House to permit us to digitize CINTAA card and Annual General Booklet .To initiate process of E-membership cards instead of physical cards getting renewed every year, just to show the validity period. If we can have tamper-proof e-cards, else we may have punching system on existing cards, so that each card needs to be reprinted only after 3-4 years and to start with E- Magazine instead of physical Annual booklet being couriered every year. Members who are not comfortable with E-magazines may register their preference in writing with CINTAA office for getting a printed magazine in English or Hindi.

He further briefed the House about proposal received from Mr. Mohd Habib to publish Annual Booklet in Hindi also and the Executive Committee has accepted his proposal.

 

For E Magazine – Proposed By Ms. Sandhya Shunglo

Seconded By Mr. Arvind Sohal

 

For E Cards

– Proposed By Ms. Veena Kapoor

Seconded By Ms. Kiran Aror

For Hindi Annual Booklet – Proposed By Mr. Kumar Rajpoot Seconded By Ghanshyam Tilawat

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the above-proposed resolutions to digitize CINTAA membership card and Annual General Booklet.

Hon. Gen. Secretary explained the House that Disney follows a rule for child artiste by depositing their 50% of the remuneration as Fixed Deposit to stop child exploitation. He further explained that many of the child artistes do not continue their career as an artiste, hence no life membership should be granted to them and a separate design card should be given for easy identification. We therefore propose to the House

  1. There will be separate design card for child artiste for easy identification.
  2. Child artiste is not eligible to apply for Life membership. The child is defined as a person who is below 18 years of age.
  3. To frame rules and regulations for child artiste in consultation with our legal advisor and the same will be shared with our members where minimum of 50% of the payment must be set aside for children in fixed deposits or bonds that mature when they reach the age of 18 years.

 

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the above-proposed resolutions.

 

For separate child artiste cards:-

 

 

Proposed By Mr. Ghazaal Rizvi

Seconded By Mr. Yadavendra Yadav

 

For 50% remuneration to be deposited as fixed deposit:-

Proposed By Mr. Anil Gawas

Seconded By Mr. Ms. Tinaa Ghaai

 

For No Life membership to child artiste:-Proposed By Mr. Shiv Kumar Pathak

Seconded By Mr. Mukesh Tripathi

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up with Agenda No 3

 

To consider and if approved, to adopt the Annual Report of the activities of the Association for the year from 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2016. (Copy of the Annual Report was already circulated).

 

57th Annual Report on the activities of the Association during the year 2015, copies of which had already circulated amongst the members were taken as read and unanimously passed and adopted with the permission of the House.

 

Proposed By Mr. Sanjay Kumar                                         Seconded By Mr. Banwari Jhol

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up with Agenda No 7

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary informed House that we have given Six months‟ notice to FWICE to persuade Junior Artiste Association and Mahila Kalakar Sangh to open their membership and stop wage loss compensation. Both these Associations have a closed membership system JAA has only 1200 and MKS has 800 members only. Both these Associations compel Producers to shell out wage loss compensation for employing people, which they are not able to supply as per the producer‟s requirement. This is one of the major reasons behind the case filed against FWICE and all its affiliates in the Competition Commission of India, which has brought our member to member working clause in question.

He further said that one of our own member Ms. Bhairavi Raichura had filed a case against us in Competition Commission that CINTAA harassed and disturbed her shooting process. I was summoned in Delhi on 29th February 2016 at Competition Commission of India‟s office. I have condemned entire affidavit of Ms. Bhairavi Raichura and also addressed problems and exploitation faced by our members in front of CCI. Our membership card does not give job guarantee; it is an Association which protects the interests of its members.

He further said that Executive Committee had a meeting with Mr. Dominick Luquer – General Secretary of International Federation of Actors (FIA) at CINTAA‟s office, regarding problems faced by our members outside India. We have already initiated the procedure of affiliating with them; with their support we can try to get international Associations on board and pressurize the broadcasters as to why International rules and regulations are not being followed in India. We can also issue Non Cooperation Directive outside India. For this affiliation and we will be charged 0.43 euros which comes to approx Rs. 2.25 lakhs per annum. He further stated that we will also try our best and assure you to get us an appointment with Mr. Arun Jaitley, Information & Broadcasting Minister, to address all the grievances faced by the artistes.

I therefore propose the House to permit us to disaffiliate with FWICE in case they are not able to persuade JAA and MKS to open their membership and stop wage loss compensation, as CINTAA we do not wish to be seen supporting unethical and corrupt practices. Also, in case we disaffiliate with FWICE, we can directly issue Non cooperation Directive against the defaulting producers.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favor of the proposed resolution that in case our concerns, grievances are not addressed by FWICE within a period of 6 months then CINTAA should disaffiliate itself from FWICE.

 

Proposed By Mr. James Braver                                           Seconded By Mr. Chandrakant Thakkar

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up Agenda no 9.ii

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary explained to the House that since the membership of JAA is closed producers have started sending non-member background artiste to CINTAA, by giving Letter of Intent declaring that he/she has been cast to play a character role. In such cases, we do not have a system to check if the applicant will be working as an actor or background artiste. This has resulted in enrolment of more than 3500 new CINTAA members between 2010 and 2015, eroding the esteem of CINTAA card. To identify such members, every member will have to submit valid proof of performance as an Artist after completion of 3 successive years, in case the member fails to submit valid proof of performance as an Artiste, the EC may keep his membership on hold for a period of 2 years. To reactivate his membership within the said „hold-period‟ of 2 years the member should submit a valid proof of performance, along with arrears of subscription for such hold period, failing which his/her membership stands cancelled.

He further said that the Executive Committee desires that in case if any member wants to keep his/her membership voluntarily on hold or cancel his/her membership they should be permitted for the same. Hence, we propose Agenda No 9.ii and the read the clause for information of the members.

As majority of the members did not vote in favor of the proposed Agenda 9.ii, the same was not approved.

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took up Agenda No 8

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary requested members to come on stage one by one who were allotted time to speak on Agenda no 8.

Mr. Himayat addressed the House that Mr. Arif Sheikh never misbehaved with Shri Johnny Lever as alleged by the previous Executive Committee. He further said that they should be allowed to defend themselves in front of the House and the Executive Committee should revoke their expulsion without conditions.

Mr. Annu Shah said that Mr. Arif Sheikh and Mr. Brijesh Karnwal should be permitted to represent themselves in front of the House. He displayed some papers of Mr. Brijesh Karnwal to the House and said his membership was cancelled for no valid reasons. He further briefed about Mr. Arif Sheikh stating that he never writes anything against CINTAA but its Executive Committee. He also appreciated the New Executive Committee and Shri Sushant Singh for always being fair and conducting the AGM in a very civilized manner.

Shri Sanjeev Siddharth thanked the Executive Committee for allotting him time to speak as nobody ever granted him the time to speak in front of the House. He said to the House that Mr. Arif and Mr. Brijesh should be allowed to speak and defend themselves in the House. He further said that many actors are being charged under criminal charges but CINTAA has never expelled anyone, then why only Mr. Brijesh Karnwal? Our Ex-Gen. Secretary wrote letter to Ministry calling Mr. Brijesh as “Deshdrohi” whereas even Ministry has given him clearance certificate. He requested all the members to vote in their favor.

Hon. Gen. Secretary addressed the House that he personally never knew Mr. Arif Sheikh and whereas Mr. Brijesh is concerned worked with him in one movie. The new Executive Committee was not aware about things happened in the past, the picture portrayed in front of us was that injustice was done with both of them and they have not done any misdeeds. We agree that expulsion of Mr. Brijesh Karnwal on criminal misconduct vis-à-vis possession of two passports was not our jurisdiction as many other artiste are involved with other charges and are still our members. Initially when member to member clause was there we thought how we could snatch away someone‟s livelihood, hence we presented the fact findings reports in front of the House but now member to member working clause itself is in question.

He further said that Mr. Arif Sheikh by his actions has been a great revelation to us in past one year. He has pushed us to such an extreme that we are forced to go legal against him. There was an oversight in drafting of 56th AGM minutes, which was purely unintentional. He alleged that we are exploiting members, we are corrupted. He is threatening us by sitting on a hunger strike, demanding resignations from me and our President Mr. Om Puri alleging us that we are extorting our own members. In the 56th AGM Mr. Pankaj Dheer inadvertently said Rs. 30,000/- as regular membership entrance fees instead of Rs. 35,000/-. It is only because we had submitted the 56th AGM DVD at our own accord to Labor Commissioner‟s office we all came to know that such a mistake has happened. If Mr. Arif would have really cared about CINTAA he would have reported the mistake to CINTAA through his friends but he preferred doing press conference along with Ms. Shilpa Shinde. There are no newspapers established solely to defame a particular Association, but it is Mr. Arif Sheikh who prefers to write only with sole intention of defaming CINTAA; making office correspondence public, misusing our database and degrading our name in front of the producers. In fact if he actually desired to do something for artiste why he doesn‟t publish anything against the producers as they are the one who are exploiting us, he prefers only to defame CINTAA in the industry. Aam Actor Column is printed with the sole intention of criticizing the work of Executive Committee of CINTAA. When we work for 18 hours or don‟t get payments even member of every other Association works with us but they never mistreat their own Association.

He further briefed about Ms. Shilpa Shinde and said that she has left no stone unturned to defame CINTAA and I challenge her to prove in court that CINTAA has done anything erroneous. She along with Mr. Arif Sheikh did press conference on inadvertent mistake done by Mr. Dheer, alleging corruption, extortion and CINTAA being bought over by producer‟s body etc.

He informed the house that we will not discuss about Mr. Arif Sheikh further as the case is now subjudice, and in the capacity of General Secretary of CINTAA he will file a defamation case against him for defaming the name of CINTAA and its Executive Committee members.

He further added that in case of Mr. Brijesh Karnwal, the New Executive Committee agrees that the passport issue was not our jurisdiction hence we propose the House to vote in favor of or against the proposal with the conditions. Mr. Brijesh has not only insulted the Executive Committee but the House as well by disrupting the meeting and using unwarranted words. Also, please note that only Mr. Brijesh Karnwal has submitted his application to revoke the expulsion, whereas Mr. Arif Sheikh has never given any such application. Hon. Gen. Secretary apologized on behalf of previous Executive Committee for calling Mr. Brijesh Karnwal “Deshdrohi”

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the proposed Agenda hence it was resolved as:

 

To revoke expulsion of Mr. Brijesh Karnwal subject to the following conditions:

  • That he tender unconditional apology to the Executive Committee and the House for his misdeeds and
  • That he will not be allowed to contest elections for the next Term as the one Term is now amended to 3 (three) years.

 

Proposed By Ms. Kunickaa Sadanand                                           Seconded by Mr. Armaann Tahil

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary took Agenda No 9.vi

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary said that with the support of the House we won elections. After we took charge of the office, the numbers of complaints was reduced and strongly trusting our members we called for a strike to fight against exploitation. Producers and broadcasters came on board to have meeting with us to convince us and were ready to take positive note of our grievances. But to our regret everything got washed away as all the lead and important actors of Television were shooting, only few known faces like Shri Amitabh Bachan, Shri Aamir Khan and Shri Shahrukh Khan were not shooting. It was a big shock to us, post 3rd October i. e. failure of strike, producers and broadcasters have increased their nature of exploitation immensely. This exploitation is going on from last 16 years and has got worst post failure to strike. To fight against broadcasters and Producers it is very important for all of us to unite.

In case our members have any problem please come and talk to us, don‟t publicize the issue as this will do no good but just weaken your own Association. We have framed the Clause after consulting our legal advisor, nowhere we are crossing the boundary of Freedom of expression. We need to maintain decorum of our Association and at the same we have also made an alteration in the Clause that an expelled member should be given a chance to present his/her justification in the ensuing AGM. Members may come and talk to us but do not criticize or defame CINTAA or its Executive Committee on social media with baseless allegations else no respected actor will contest election or represent CINTAA.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favor of the proposed Agenda hence it was resolved as:

 

Amended Clause 8 – (c) (Title – Cessation of Membership)

 

A member shall be expelled where any act done by a member may be directly and/or indirectly hostile, prejudicial, condemning, defaming and/or maligning CINTAA and/or the interests of CINTAA and/or the interests of any of its members and/or work permit holders and/or any other associates, affiliates and/or related parties of CINTAA such acts shall include but not be limited to posting and/or uploading any such material on social- media and/or any other public platforms and/or in print media.

It is clarified here that, CINTAA shall be open in receiving grievances of members which the Executive Committee will take prompt and strict note of and scrutinize and investigate the same. If any of the above said acts as mentioned in sub clause 8(c)(i) are committed by any of the member, the said member shall be summoned by the Executive Committee for a meeting at a date and time fixed by the Executive Committee and the member shall be given a chance to provide his/her clarification at such meeting and the decision taken by the Executive Committee at/as per such meeting will be binding on the member who shall then be expelled. It is clarified that in such events the member will be given one notice to attend the said meeting with the Executive Committee and in event the said member does not attend the meeting for any reason whatsoever and/or is unable to provide an explanation which is satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee he/she may be expelled in the said meeting and the same will be without any liabilities on CINTAA. There after the said member will be informed in writing of such expulsion.

If a member so expelled has not been heard due to his/her unavailability for the said meeting he/she may within 15 days of such meeting send a written request to CINTAA for a meeting and accordingly the Executive Committee shall provide a chance to explain his/her conduct. If in such meeting an explanation is not forthcoming, or is not satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee, the expulsion of the member concerned be discussed at the next General Meeting, or if deemed necessary by the Executive Committee at an Extra-ordinary General Meeting and any repeal of the expulsion will be based on a vote count of the members voting in favour of or against such expulsion. It is to be understood by members that an Extraordinary General Meeting would need huge costs to be incurred for the same hence such meetings will only be held if the same is deemed extremely imperative by the Executive Committee for all its members and CINTAA as an association and not otherwise. Further, to enable the members to vote in an independent manner, such expelled member may be allowed to present his/her explanation to the house but shall not be allowed to vote or be present during voting at the said meeting. The said member shall not be entitled to the privileges of membership, pending the decision of such General Meeting.

 

Proposed By Ms. Gurpreet Kaur                                      Seconded By Mr. Awadesh Kumar

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary further requested House to kindly support Executive Committee to achieve most significant target of the year that is to unite our members. We are unable to reach out to each and every member. The most effective strategy used by corporate or political parties is to appoint Zonal or Branch Heads. He further requested the House to authorize the Executive Committee to chalk out appropriate strategy for these Group Heads their rights, duties and rewards. He further said the day even 50% of the members unite, 75 % of our problems will get solved.

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the above proposed resolution hence it was resolved as :

Unifying the members is the only way to solve most of the problems. To reach out to each and every member, the Executive Committee has the right to appoint Group Heads and sub Group Heads accordingly. Further the house has empowered the Executive Committee to prepare a proper strategy in regards to rights and duties of these Group heads. The Executive Committee is not entitled for any rewards but the Executive Committee has the right to reward entitlements to these Group heads.

 

Proposed By Mr. Braj Kishore Tiwari Seconded By Mr. Zakir Hussain Khan

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary said to the House that as a Gen. Secretary I am empowered to grant Rs. 25,000/- as an immediate Medical emergency help and Rs. 50, 000/- as an ex-gratia amount. In order to increase the same to Rs. 50,000/- and Rs. 75,000/- respectively we need to increase our Annual subscription from Rs. 75/- per month to Rs. 100/- per month. He further said that it will also cover our affiliation fees with International Federation of Actors (FIA)

The House unanimously approved and voted in favour of the above proposed resolution hence it was resolved as:

The Annual subscription fees with effect from 1st January 2017 will be Rs. 1200/- per annum.

 

Proposed By Mirza Misbah Al Shams Baig                                 Seconded By Mr. Rajan Kumar

 

Hon. Gen. Secretary thanked to all the volunteers for their support and Mr. Suneel Sinha for editing the 57th Annual General Booklet so fabulously.

As there was no other matter to be discussed the meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to chair.

Note:- Report of activities for disputes and membership in March and April 2016, which could not be printed in the Annual Report are mentioned below:

Total number of members of Association as on 30th April 2016 is 6518, including 1293 Life members.

 

New enrolments from 1st March 2016 to 30th April 2016 are as follows:

 

Regular Member:- 1
Life Members:- 21
Work-permit:- 110

 

 

Dispute Collection from 1st March 2016 to 30th April 2016 is 2,04,705/-

 

 

58th ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2016

 

Dear friends, it has genuinely been a great privilege to stand before you as your General Secretary. I was very conscious of the responsibilities attached to this office and the opportunity to lead this august body. The current tenure has been very eventful and witness to few developments that we have never seen in the past. The report presented below is a reflection of work done with support of my colleagues; we have made sincere efforts in all directions for the benefit of our members. Along with the 58th Annual Report (2016), audited statements of accounts i.e. Income & Expenditure Account for the year 2016 and Balance Sheet as on 31stDecember 2016 and the Report of the Auditors thereon are annexed. The present Executive Committee was elected in the Annual General Meeting of the Association held on 1st May 2015 for a period of 2 years. The term of this committee will be till 1st May 2017.

 

Attendance of the Members at the Executive Committee Meeting:-

 

10 regular & 5 special meetings of the Executive Committee were held from 10th May 2016 to 24th

March 2017. The attendances of the members present in the meetings are as under:

 

  Total Meetings
Name of Members attended
Late Shri Om Puri  (Ex-President) 1
Shri Manoj Joshi  (President) 10
Shri Sushant Singh  (General Secretary) 14
Shri Darshan Jariwala  (Treasurer) 7
Shri Amit Behl  (Joint Secretary) 13
Ms. Asha Parekh 0
Shri Suneel Sinha 13
Shri Sanjay Bhatia 11
Shri Deepak Qazir Kejriwal 12
Ms. Sahila Chadha 5
Ms. Pallavi Joshi 0
Ms. Himani Shivpuri 6
Ms. Shaguftaa Ali 6
Mr. Pankaj Dheer (Resigned on 06.12.2016) 3
Mr. Aron Baali (Resigned on 06.12.2016) 4
Mr. Sudhir Pande (Resigned on 06.12.2016) 4
Mr. Gulshan Pandey (Resigned on 06.12.2016) 1

 

We are trying to develop the knowledge and modify our services to build effective communication, to connect with you in a better way.

  1. In our attempt to improve our services we have implemented few major administrative changes in the office of the Association, along with an extension of working hours. (Our new hours of operation are – 10.30 am to 7.30 pm)
  2. We have initiated digital solutions to save a lot on administration costs. All publications previously received via post shall now be accessed with your CINTAA membership account through website / application.
  3. We have structured online support system and created few email addresses that would flow to distinct department/concerned persons in an organized way.
  4. We have upgraded our website where we have created unique log-in ids for you, enabling payments for renewals, work-permit fees and availability of work-permit forms.
  5. We have finally launched the much-awaited android version of CINTAA diary which will help our members to maintain their records digitally, without carrying a physical diary.
  6. We have initiated the process of registering the Logo and Name of the Association under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 to safeguard our rights under the Indian Trade Marks Law.
  7. We have taken the initiative to streamline our Constitution in order to be more effective.
  8. We have introduced online voting system, so that members can exercise their voting right irrespective of their geographical locations, leading to higher voter turnout.
  9. We have introduced “Zero Hour” of 20 minutes in Annual General Meeting prior to voting on the proposed important constitutional resolutions/amendments/additions in order to ensure that members can express their views on the same.
  10. We have introduced a structure where expelled member may be allowed to present their explanation to the house but shall not be allowed to vote or be present during voting at the said meeting, to enable the members to vote in an independent and unbiased manner.
  11. Since the inception of CINTAA, we have conducted a first of its kind E.C. Meeting, where General Secretary consulted with his invitees (i.e. members of CINTAA appointed as Group-heads and Unit-heads) before arriving at a decision placed in the Agenda of Special Executive Committee meeting. (60 invitees were part of the meeting)
  12. As approved by the General Body in the 57th AGM, with effect from 1st January 2017 the annual subscription fees of CINTAA has become Rs. 1200. With a mere increase of Rs. 25 per month in subscription fees, we have increased posthumous benefit from 50,000/- to 75,000/- and emergency medical help from 25,000/- to 50,000/-.
  13. In order to build better working system where CAWT & CINTAA both can work together not only for welfare of the members but also act as an advisory Committee in day to day decision making process. We have developed a system where:
  • “Five Office- bearers of CINTAA will automatically be inducted in the Board of Trustees of CAWT till their term in office of the Association”. Till the time CAWT receives an approval from the Charity Commissioner to amend the deed, CAWT will invite Office Bearers of CINTAA in all Trust meetings.
  • Revenue of CAWT will be utilized for the welfare activities of Cine & TV Artiste Association (CINTAA) members only.
  1. We are now affiliated with International Federation of Actors (FIA); we successfully presented two important motions in FIA‟s Congress meet held in Brazil which were unanimously approved by the House without any amendment;
  • Duality of Multinational Companies
  • Health and Safety in Film and Television Production in India.
  1. We conducted a seminar on Health and Safety to address issues of dismal working conditions on set. The speakers and participants of the conference comprised of members of International Federation of Actors (FIA), Producers Associations, renowned medical and legal professionals and various crafts related to the industry. As the first step towards basic and fundamental health and safety, we have initiated dialogue with the concerned authorities to provide round-the-clock ambulance, paramedical facilities and a fire station and fire-safety audit of all the sets in the state-owned Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri (Filmcity).
  2. Your Executive Committee has waived off 5% charges deducted as your contribution towards the expenses incurred by the Association on recovery of your disputed amount.
  3. We have proposed that “a fine of Rs. 500/- per month should be imposed after a grace period of 30 days of expiry of the 1st year work permit, instead of huge late-fee charges of Rs. 5000/- in case of delay in renewal of Second year work-permit.
  4. We have proposed a fine instead of ceasing a regular membership in case of delay in renewal after a period of 12 months from the date of expiry.
  5. As approved by the General Body, we have disaffiliated CINTAA from FWICE vide letter no CINTAA/GEN/926/2016 dated 02.11.2016. In view of our disaffiliation from FWICE, to strengthen our position we have started the process of forming independent alliances with like-minded Unions of the entertainment industry. Film Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union, which has more than 50,000 members, is now allied with us and we are working on a time-bound formula to address the issues of safety, security and health.
  6. To represent adversities faced by the artistes at large we have hired a PR Agency (Public Relations) for CINTAA, the impact of same will also help us in reaching I & B Ministry, Central Government to frame guidelines for entertainment and media industry.
  7. Star network has taken cognizance of our efforts to highlight the hardships faced by the actors, and has vowed to limit the telecast of all it‟s shows to 6 days a week and shooting shifts to 10 hours a day. We are sure that we can convince the other broadcasters also to follow suit.
  8. We have initiated legal support to our needy and deserving members in case of cheques being dishonored/ bounced and professional disputes if any.

 

Workshops/ Medical Camps organized by your Executive Committee:-

  • An interactive session with veteran artiste Mr. Ashish Vidyarthi.
  • An interactive session with Legal expert Mr. Mustafa Motiwala.
  • Free Medical check-up Camp (i.e. Physical Examination by Physician, ENT, Gynaec, PAP smear test, Surgeon, Routine blood test, Diabetes, Dental, ECG) in association with “Cancer Patients Aid Association.
  • In-house JIO sim card distribution.
  • Appointment with “The Other Song Clinic” at subsidized rates.

 

Dispute Settlement Committee:-

We have initiated a system where Producer shall directly issue cheque in favour of artistes instead of CINTAA at the time of settling their disputes, in order to eliminate the problems faced by our members due to some producers depositing TDS in CINTAA’s name. We have dealt with various natures of complaints such as non-payment of dues, replacement, accidents on sets, logistics, misbehavior etc. We have put in our best efforts to stand for our members in the best possible ways. For issues related to non -payment, we have almost recovered Rs.1,77,85,000/- from producers. We are striving hard to work for a strategy, where we have not been able to recover hard earned monies of our members, especially, in cases of first-time or regional producers.

We are also in discussions with producers body especially “IFTPC” to levy 18% interest as penalty on their defaulting members.

 

Scrutiny Committee:-

Keeping in view the difficulties faced by aspiring artiste residing outside Mumbai /Maharashtra IN applying for CINTAA membership, we have introduced the process, where if the artiste complies with all the other formalities required, then they can apply online by simply logging to our website.

New enrolments from 1st May 2016 to 16th March 2017 are as follows:-

 

Regular Members 16
Life Members 105
First year work-permit 471
Second year work-permit 250

 

Financial Position:-

The audited balance sheet and Income and Expenditure Account of the Association for the year ended 31st December 2016 is annexed herewith, and shows that the financial position is quite satisfactory.

 

Outreach Committee:-

We have introduced Zonal structure in order to reach out to each and every member. This process has a long-way to go, and will require lot of hard-work to realize its full potential. But we are confident that with your support we will definitely succeed. In order to enhance our Zonal activities further, we started with Outreach Committee. We formed a team of 30-35 members for field activities; they have successfully visited 70 sets and 90 floors addressing grievances of artistes, creating awareness about rights of CINTAA members and importance of unity amongst its members. We would like to thank our active members for being so forthcoming and patient in the entire development. The names of active participants are Shri Ghanshyam Srivastav, Shri Ramakant Dayama, Shri Vivek Srivastav, Shri Sultan Warsi, Shri Ashutosh Sinha, Shri Chunnu Mehra, Ms. Sangeeta Srivastav, Shri Sanjay Bhatia, Ms. Kashish Khan, Ms. Rupali Gaikwad, Shri Aarzoo ali, Shri Suneel Sinha, Shri Mitwa, Shri Vipul Deshpande, Shri Javed, Shri Happy Sharma, Shri Salman Suleman, Shri Ravi Jhankal, Shri Aalok Kapoor, Shri Deepak Qazir, Shri Amit Behl, Ms. Nupur Srivastav, Shri Abhay Bhargava, Ms. Payal Nair, Shri Ajay Trehan, Shri Saiba, Shri Dheeraj Miglani, Shri Premchand Mahanayak, Shri Chayan Trivedi, Shri Gopal Verma, Shri Suresh Wadile, Shri Manoj Yadav, Shri Pankaj Kumar, Shri Kundan Kumar, Shri Yadvendra Yadav, Ms. Hetal Parmar, Shri Anjani Singh.

PROPOSED CONSTITUTION

 

OF

 

CINE & TV ARTISTES‘ ASSOCIATION (Registered under the Indian Trade Unions Act, 1926 – Registered No. 3086) Affiliated to the International Federation of Actors (FIA)

 

 

  1. The Name of the Association shall be Cine & TV Artistes‟ Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) (15/08/1997)

 

  1. The headquarters of the Association shall be situated in Greater Mumbai.

 

  1. AIMS AND OBJECTS.

The Cine and TV Artistes‟ Association (CINTAA) shall be an autonomous Association having the following aims and objectives:

  • To nurture a feeling of fraternity and unity among its members and to regulate their professional relations with their employers;
  • To secure and safeguard the interests, rights and privileges of its members in matters relating to their professional engagement and working conditions. However, the Association is not responsible for securing employment or contracts/assignments for its members.
  • To promote and encourage high standards of professional conduct and integrity amongst its members, and to enhance their skills by holding paid workshops at subsidized rates.
  • To mediate in professional disputes between members and producers, directors, studios, TV networks, web networks, employers, etc. arising out of any breach or dispute of the terms of their contracts or agreements, with a view to settle them.
  • To Endeavour to provide aid against sickness, un-employment, infirmity, old age and death to its members
  • To Endeavour  to  secure  compensation  for  members  in  cases  of  accidents  under  the

 

Workmen‟s Compensation act.

 

  • To provide legal assistance or advice to members in respect of matters arising out of or incidental to, their employment including legal consultancy and other such support services. Cases to be taken up with the criterion that they pose a threat to Artiste rights in general. Such cases will be scrutinized and decided by the Executive Committee to prosecute or defend.
  • To try and secure representation of its members on delegations, commissions, committees etc., set-up by the Central or State Governments or the film industry or other bodies where issues concerning Artistes or Acting are to be discussed.
  • To collaborate with any individual or organization, whether private or governmental, within India or internationally, to promote the aims and objects of the Cine & TV Artiste Association including securing and protecting the rights of its members, artistes exchange programs with international bodies as well as initiatives which will help CINTAA members as well as other performers to further their skills.
  • To help, in accordance with the Indian Trade Unions Act, the working classes in India and outside in the promotion of the objects mentioned in this rule; and generally, to take such other steps as may be necessary to ameliorate the working conditions of the members.
  • For the attainment of these objects, the Association may organize centers/branches at various locations.
  • To Endeavour to get recognition to the Association by the public and the Government.
  • To start branches of the Association and co-ordinate/interphase with institutions with similar aims and objects in various parts of the country.
  • To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

 

  1. FINANCIAL YEAR OF THE ASSOCIATION:-

The financial year of the Association shall be from 1st January to 31st December.

  1. DEFINITION:- Membership of CINTAA is meant for any Indian national performer who is physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform as an artist and who plays or has been engaged to play a significant role in a feature film, TV serials, Tele films, live performances, advertisement films shown on screen, digital or any new media who reside within the boundary of the Union of India.
  2. Foreign Nationals as well as Non- Resident Indians can obtain a work permit for limited This work-permit shall be granted for a year or the period of project/ valid passport and employment visa validity, whichever is less by paying fees of Rs. 10,000/- for limited time.

 

  1. Stages of Membership:-

 

  1. Work-permit First year:- Any individual desirous of becoming a member will have to apply on the prescribed form ( physical or online) duly filled and submit with all required documents as informed for a one year work permit along with entrance fees of Rs. 10,000 (non- refundable) by cheque/pay order/ online.

Eligibility: (please note that the Scrutiny Committee has the right to chalk out Administrative guidelines for smooth functioning of the association subject to approval of EC)

  • Proof of successful completion of minimum of 1 year training/diploma/degree etc. (Original & photocopy) along with other necessary documents mentioned in the application form.

OR

  • Proof of work in the form of DVD show reel or links.

OR

  • For Freshers -Letter of employment from a production house/channel for a significant character in a film/TV show or an on-camera audition in CINTAA‟s office.
  • Any applicant may be called for an Interview/ audition at CINTAA office, if he/she is unable to fulfill the above criterions or if required by the scrutiny committee.
  1. Work-permit Second year: A work permit holder may apply for a renewal in second year after paying renewal fees of Rs. 10,000/- for the second year within 30 days of expiry of the

1st year work permit. He/she can also do the same after 30 days but with a late fee of Rs. 500 per month from the date of expiry of 1st year work permit after giving valid and appropriate proof/reason for the delay. The second year work permit will only be issued from the date of expiry of 1st year permit and not from the date of fee payment. And the fees paid for the same will not be refunded, under any circumstances

In case of failure to renew his second year work-permit within a period of 12 months from the date of expiry of the 1st year work-permit, his/her work-permit will be deemed as cancelled. However, he/she may apply for a fresh first year work-permit.

During the above 2 years period, work permit holder will not enjoy the right to vote during elections. However artists‟ dispute cases, if any, may be taken up during the work-permit term, given that the dispute did not arise prior to issuance of the 1st year work-permit.

  • Regular membership: shall be granted after successful completion of TWO consecutive years of work permit only. There will be an interview / audition /assessment of member‟s work and conduct in past two years and the member will be briefed of his rights and duties for the association. If he/she is considered and admitted for regular membership, he/she will have to pay one time entrance fees of Rs. 10,000, plus membership welfare fund of Rs. 500/- and a regular subscription of Rs. 1200/- per annum. (Subscription fees of Rs. 1200/-pa is effective to all regular members w.e.f. 1st January 2017). A second year work permit holder has to apply for a regular membership in third year on or before expiry date of the second year work-permit. He/she can also do the same within 6 months but with a late fee of Rs. 500 per month from the date of expiry of 2nd year work permit after giving valid and appropriate proof/reason for the delay. In case of failure to apply for his/her regular membership in the third year within a period of 6 months from the date of expiry of 2nd year work-permit, he/she will have to undergo the process of obtaining first and second year work-permits all over again in order to become eligible for regular membership.
  • For Senior or Established Artistes EC may provide direct Regular Membership upon payment of the full entrance fees of Rs.30,000/- membership welfare fund of Rs. 500/- and a regular subscription of Rs. 1200/- per annum. It is also applicable for Ex-Members applying post cancellation of their names from CINTAA due to nonpayment of their subscription fee or the Ex-members paying all above amounts along with lapsed subscription amounts due to non-payments in order to retain their old membership number.
  1. Life Member: A person who has attained the age of 18 years and completed THREE consecutive years as regular member without any arrears in subscription can apply for Life membership by paying one-time fee of Rs. 15,000/-
  • He/ She should have played at least six different prominent characters in feature films, and/or in TV serials or Tele Films, digital or any new media, continuity role in one serial for two-three years. However the final discretion lies with the Executive Committee.
  1. Child Artiste:

The child is defined as a person who is below 18 years of age.

There will be separate design card for child artiste for easy identification.

  1. CINTAA shall strive to ensure that the production house should make arrangement and provide proper amenities like quality food with fruit and clean water on time and separate room facility with attached toilet. The Producer should also make arrangements for children to study on the sets in spare time in between the shoots.
  2. Parent/Guardian/Caretaker of the children should be allowed to remain with the children during shooting.
  3. In case of reality shows a child who is eliminated in the round from the show due to his / her weak performance compared to his/her counterparts in the show, be not subjected to adverse/ harsh comments by the judges of the show, otherwise the child may feel humiliated and go into depression.
  4. Proper medical assistance / doctor should be present on the sets.
  5. No child artistes should be replaced without any genuine reasons, if so then their guardians/parents should be informed one month in advance.
  6. The child should not miss school on account of shooting, for more than 10 days in an academic year work.
  7. The working hours and working conditions for child artistes must be in strict compliance with the rules and guidelines prescribed by the Women & Children Welfare Ministry.
  8. Child friendly makeup and lights should be used during shoots.
  9. There should be no violation of child rights such as doing away with lunch break and policy against child abuse should be maintained.
  10. Child artiste is not eligible to apply for Life membership.

 

Payment for children

Children below the age of 18 years are legally not allowed to operate bank accounts or sign legal documents such as contracts. Therefore, the payment made towards their participation should be in form of fixed deposits under guardianship of their parents/next of kin/guardians.

Provided that a minimum of 50% of the payment must be set aside for children in fixed deposits or bonds that mature when they reach the age of 18 years. Out of the 50% given to parents / guardians the balance payment of school fee for that particular academic year should be cleared thus ensuring continuation in the school and indirectly assisting parents. The child‟s parent would naturally be the formal guardians unless a case is made out that it would be against the best interests of the child.

  1. Honorary Members:-

Eminent Persons who are willing to work for the welfare of the Association and its members may join the Association as Honorary members of the Association. The term of such Honorary members of the Association will be in compliance with the term of existing Executive Committee only. Subject to the provisions of Section 22 of the Indian Trade

Unions Act, 1926, their number shall not exceed 3 (three). An honorary member may attend and speak at the meetings only by invitation, However he/she shall not be entitled to vote.

  1. EXEMPTED MEMBERS:-
  2. The Senior Cine & TV Artiste members, of the Cine & TV Artistes Association who have crossed the age of 65 years and have been actively working in films for the last twenty years and have been regular members of the Association for the last five years and are up to date with yearly subscription may be exempted, on application with valid  proof  of  performance  to  the  Executive  committee,  from  paying  the  yearly subscription.  Such exempted members shall not be eligible to contest the election nor shall have   any voting rights. However he or she shall be entitled to all other benefits available to members. To regain regular membership, the exempted members shall have to clear the arrears for the period of exemption.

 

  1. The Senior Cine & TV Artiste members, of the Cine & TV Artistes Association who have crossed the age of 65 years and have been members of the Association continuously for a period of 15 years should be exempted from the payment of monthly subscription of the Association as long as they live. Such exempted members shall have the voting rights and are eligible to contest the elections.

 

  1. CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP:-A member ceases to be such-

 

  1. If he requests the Executive Committee in writing to have his name removed from the Register, after having all his dues, if any, paid up-to-date.

 

  1. In case of failure to renew his/her regular membership within a period of 12 months from the date of expiry, then from 13 month onwards a penalty of Rs. 100 per month will be levied over and above the regular subscription fees to be paid. However, if for a period of 60 months after the renewal date, the pending fees and the late-fees are not paid, his/her membership will be terminated. After that, if the person chooses to seek membership again, s/he will have to re-apply by fulfilling all the requirements for new members all over again.

 

  1. A member shall be expelled where any act done by a member may be directly and/or indirectly hostile, prejudicial, condemning, defaming and/or maligning CINTAA and/or the interests of CINTAA and/or the interests of any of its members and/or work permit holders and/or any other associates, affiliates and/or related parties of CINTAA such acts shall include but not be limited to posting and/or uploading any such material on social-media and/or any other public platforms and/or in print media.

It is clarified here that, CINTAA shall be open in receiving grievances of members which the Executive Committee will take prompt and strict note of and scrutinize and investigate the same. If any of the above said acts as mentioned in sub clause 8(c)(i) are committed by any of the member, the said member shall be summoned by the Executive Committee for a meeting at a date and time fixed by the Executive Committee and the member shall be given a chance to provide his/her clarification at such meeting and the decision taken by the Executive Committee at/as per such meeting will be binding on the member who shall then be expelled. It is clarified that in such events the member will be given one notice to attend the said meeting with the Executive Committee and in event the said member does not attend the meeting for any reason whatsoever and/or is unable to provide an explanation which is satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee he/she may be expelled in the said meeting and the same will be without any liabilities on CINTAA. There after the said member will be informed in writing of such expulsion. If a member so expelled has not been heard due to his/her unavailability for the said meeting he/she may within 15 days of such meeting send a written request to CINTAA for a meeting and accordingly the Executive Committee shall provide a chance to explain his/her conduct. If in such meeting an explanation is not forthcoming, or is not satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee, the expulsion of the member concerned be discussed at the next General Meeting, or if deemed necessary by the Executive Committee at an Extra-ordinary General Meeting and any repeal of the expulsion will be based on a vote count of the members voting in favour of or against such expulsion. It is to be understood by members that an Extraordinary General Meeting would need huge costs to be incurred for the same hence such meetings will only be held if the same is deemed extremely imperative by the Executive Committee for all its members and CINTAA as an association and not otherwise. Further, to enable the members to vote in an independent manner, such expelled member may be allowed to present his/her explanation to the house but shall not be allowed to vote or be present during voting at the said meeting. The said member shall not be entitled to the privileges of membership, pending the decision of such General Meeting. (01.05.2016)

 

  1. d) If he or she seeks or gets employment through the Association of Film Agents.

 

 

  1. BENEFITS:-

 

  1. Members can avail various benefits at subsidized rates through benevolent works undertaken by CINTAA including but not limited to empanelment with various hospitals, physicians, dentists, pathologists, eye- surgeons, Talent – management, wellness programme etc.

 

  1. The membership  card  is  a  documentary  proof  of  being  a  bonafide  member  of  a

Registered Trade Union Body, proof of member‟s identity and can be useful in securing visas.

 

  • Membership Card helps in establishing your identity, profession during the times of law and order situations.
  1. Professional disputes of members against any producer in respect of Film/TV Serial will be considered by the Association from day one from the date of grant of work permit of the Association; however disputes prior to issue of work permit will not be entertained. Also, even after the grant of work-permit or regular membership, disputes which are more than three years old will not be entertained. However, the discretion to take up the case shall rest with the Executive Committee.
  2. Member may attend workshops organized by CINTAA at nominal price.
  3. Compensation:
    1. In case of unfortunate Accidental Death of the Member on shooting set Rs 2 lakhs to the nominee of the deceased.
    2. In case of Natural Death of the Member Rs. 75,000/- to the nominee, provided he has completed minimum period of 5 years of Membership on or prior to the date of demise.
    3. In case of Partial or Permanent Disability due to accident on set & loss of any part of the body – 75,000.

Compensation in case of {9-vi (a & b)} will only be given to the nominee of the Deceased on submission of the (i) application; (ii) death certificate of the Member; (iii) Affidavit containing the names, ages, occupation & addresses of all the legal heirs of the deceased member (iv) Indemnity from the Nominee on Rs.100 stamp paper stating that the claim paid to the nominee shall be disbursed by him to the legal heirs of the deceased member and all such liability shall solely rest upon nominee & CINTAA shall not be responsible in this regard (v) a letter from nominee addressed to CINTAA and documents showing the identity of the „nominee‟. In the absence of Nominee on the record of CINTAA, the claim shall be paid to the spouse of the deceased, if any. Only a member, who has no outstanding dues to the association on the date of the unfortunate event or/and was not given any kind of monthly help in the form of „Relief‟/ Financial help/Medical assistance during his/her life by CINTAA and or CINE Artiste Welfare Trust, will be eligible for compensation under the above Clause {9-vi (a, b & c)}.The above compensation will be paid to the Nominee Member/or family Member of the deceased ONLY.

It is clarified that this compensation is as a welfare measure and not payable against any claim whatsoever raised against the CINTAA by any thus suffered member/nominee during the course of his employment with any Employer and shall be subject to the conditions laid herein for disbursement.

  1. Emergency Medical Relief up to Rs. 50,000/-, provided he/she has completed minimum period of 5 years of Regular Membership.
  2. Medical/Financial Assistance, ‘Relief’ to the needy and deserving members only through Association / Cine Artiste Welfare Trust provided he / she is a Member of CINTAA continuously for a minimum period of 5 years as on the date of the application and he /she should be above 65 years of age. However final discretion lies with the Committee. The aforesaid benefits will not be available to the Members in default of their subscription unless exempted.

 

The amount of aforesaid compensation may be reviewed from time to time by the Executive Committee Members of CINTAA depending upon the corresponding financial strength of CINTAA.

 

  1. Administration:

 

The affairs of the Association shall be administered by:

  1. GENERAL BODY: The General Body, comprising of Regular and Life members of the Association shall be the overseeing body and will function in accordance with the Constitution of CINTAA. The General Body will have the right to re-examine the decisions of the Executive Committee, where it believes that the interests of the Association may be compromised. However, such contentions issues shall be resolved amicably and in a calm and civilized manner so as to prevent a law and order situation.

 

  1. Executive Committee: The Executive Committee will function as per the guidelines and authority accorded to it in the Constitution of CINTAA, and will be responsible for implementing the objectives of CINTAA and for its day-to-day functioning.

 

  1. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:-

 

The entire management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee consisting of 21 Members out of which 15 shall be elected by ballot, every Three years at the election held 15 days before the Annual General Meeting, from amongst the members of the Association (besides 6 by co-option). The 15 elected Executive Committee Members shall elect from among themselves the following office bearers and shall announce the same in ensuing Annual General Meeting:-

 

One President

Senior Vice President

Vice president

One General Secretary

One Treasurer (01.05.2015)

Senior Joint Secretary

Joint secretary

  1. The Executive Committee shall meet once a month on a day, place and time fixed by the General Secretary, in consultation with the President. However, emergency meetings can be held whenever necessary.

 

  1. Seven members plus at least one of the Office-bearers shall form the Quorum.

 

  1. If any member of the Executive Committee, including the Office-bearers, fails to attend a minimum of six monthly Executive Committee meetings out of 12 such meeting held in any year of the term of that Executive Committee without giving prior written notice and/or without sufficient reason he/she shall cease to be a member of the Executive Committee. However, discretion shall remain with the Executive Committee to continue with such member. (01.05.2016)

 

  1. In the unexpected event of an Office Bearer’s position falling vacant, the Executive Committee shall fill up the same by appointing an elected member of the Executive Committee to the said post. In case there is a vacancy created in the Executive Committee, for any reason whatsoever, then the same shall be filled by the Executive Committee by means of co-option from among the Regular, Life members of the Association, as may be the case. The Executive Committee will ensure that its strength never falls below 21 for more than a month.

 

  1. The Executive Committee shall have the power to form sub-committees for the purpose of fulfilling the aims and objectives of CINTAA further for smooth functioning of outreach and other administrative activities as and when required, and induct regular and life members of the association in these sub-committees.

 

  1. To reach out to each and every member, the Executive Committee has the right to appoint Group Heads and sub Group Heads accordingly. The Executive Committee shall be empowered to prepare a proper strategy in regards to rights and duties of these Group heads. The Executive is not entitled for any rewards but the Executive Committee has the right to reward entitlements to these Group heads.

 

  1. President, General Secretary and Treasurer shall be the ex-officio Members of all the Sub-Committees so appointed which prevails in all the Associations.

 

  1. The Executive Committee shall have power to frame administrative rules, for the efficient working and the general conduct of the Association, whenever deemed necessary.
  2. Bye-laws will be guiding force for the Executive Committee to govern the CINTAA as per the Constitution hence the Executive Committee shall have the power to amend/add any of the bye-laws at any time, provided that more than 50% of the total numbers of the Executive committee are present at the meeting or have consented through electronic media.

 

  1. Any Executive Committee member (including an Office Bearer) found guilty of any act of misconduct, misdemeanor or any action against the interest of the Association shall be issued a show-cause notice, whereupon his/her explanation will be heard by the Executive Committee or a sub-committee appointed by it. If the said member’s testimony is found unsatisfactory, then the member may be suspended or terminated from being the member of the EC by the Executive Committee.

 

  1. Any member who started his/her career as a Cine & TV Artiste and remained in prominence in that profession for 20 years or more and now is a Producer but not holding any offices or is a member of   the Executive Committee of producers body, can be eligible for holding office in Cine & TV. Artistes’ Association but will not participate in case of any kind of complaint against him or her from any member in the Dispute Settlement Committee of Cine & TV. Artistes’ Association.

 

  1. Functions of the Executive Committee:

 

  1. President /Vice-President: The President, or in his absence the Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Executive Committee and shall represent the Association in general with the consent of the Executive Committee. In the absence of the President and the Vice-President the members present shall elect one of their members to be the Chairperson of the Meeting.
  2. GENERAL SECRETARY: The General Secretary will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Association and its office.

 

  1. The General Secretary shall be responsible for recording the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee.

 

  1. The General Secretary shall convene all the Executive Committee Meetings in consultation with the President of CINTAA.

 

  1. The General Secretary shall have the authority to appoint office staff, including senior administrators or executives or managers or specialists or consultants as considered necessary for the Association, in consultation with the President of CINTAA and subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

 

  1. The General Secretary along with the Treasurer will keep all accounts and prepare a Balance Sheet annually showing clearly every item of Receipt and Expenditure.
  2. The General Secretary along with the Treasurer shall submit all the returns and notices to the Registrar of Trade Unions, which are required to be submitted.

 

  • JOINT SECRETARIES: The Joint Secretaries will assist the General Secretary in the performance of his/her tasks and duties. In the absence of the General Secretary, one of the Joint Secretaries designated by the General Secretary shall perform all the duties of the General Secretary.

 

  1. TREASURER:

 

  1. The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining due accounts of the finances of the Association, and present monthly financial reports to the Executive Committee, and annually to the General Body.

 

  1. The Treasurer will sanction payment towards all expenditure sanctioned by the Executive Committee.

 

  1. The Treasurer will have the authority to sanction day-to-day expenses.

 

  1. ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING :-

 

  1. During the year at least one General meeting shall be held; being the Annual general Meeting, the notice of which shall be sent to the members a month before the holding of such a meeting.

 

  1. ¼ (one fourth) of the total number of members then on the register shall form the quorum at all General meeting of the Association. In the absence of a quorum at a General Meeting the meeting shall stand adjourned, without fresh notice, to the same day, after fifteen minutes at the same place. An adjourned meeting need have no quorum. This rule shall not apply to the Executive Committee meetings.

 

  • Any Resolution which a member desires to place before the General meeting shall be sent in writing duly proposed and seconded a fortnight before the date of such meeting to the Executive committee, which shall be circulated to the members by post electronic and/or web publishing for information of the members at least a week before the General meeting (09/04/1978).

 

  1. The Constitution may be added to, repealed, or amended by a resolution at an Ordinary or Extra-ordinary General Meeting provided that no such resolution shall be deemed to have been passed unless it has been carried by a majority of two-third of the members present but in consonance to the attractable existing laws.

 

  1. Any member or body of members in office shall vacate the same when in a General Body meeting; where one fourth of the total number of members must be present a no-confidence motion by a simple majority is carried out against them/him/her.

 

  1. Any Hon. Member or any other invitee can attend a meeting of the Executive Committee or General Body or Extra-Ordinary General Meeting on invitation issued by the Executive Committee.

 

  • The Legal advisor of this association can attend any meeting of the Executive Committee or of the General Body ex-officio without any invitation.

 

  1. BUSINESS AT ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING :-

 

The following business shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting.

  • To present Annual Report of the activities of the Association, to confirm minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and any other matter which has been placed on the agenda by the General Secretary.
  • To adopt Audited Annual Statements of Accounts and to appoint auditors and fix their remuneration.
  • Annual General Meeting is preordained for specific important agendas including the presentation of activity reports for the work done by the Executive Committee and such other agendas the nature of which may require certain information to be provided to members in advance. Accordingly Members may send their questions /comments/suggestions if any, to CINTAA‟s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of

Annual General Meeting Notice. The notice sent by CINTAA to its members shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be duly served on to the members by email/courier/post at the respective email addresses/addresses of each member as may be available in the CINTAA records at the time of dispatch of the said notices. The members will be solely liable to keep CINTAA informed of any change in his/her address and for the purposes of dispatch of the said notice the address available in CINTAA records at least 15 days prior to the date of such dispatch will be deemed to be the correct address for such dispatch and delivery. The Executive Committee will assess the questions put forth by the members as stated above and if deemed appropriate for discussion in the said Annual General Meeting the same shall be placed in Annual General Meeting keeping in mind time constraints at that time. No further questions other than as included in the agenda of the Annual General Meeting as finalized by the Executive Committee members will be entertained at the said Annual General Meeting and any further questions/comments/suggestions if any required to be raised and/or clarified by the Members will be responded to in writing through the CINTAA‟s Office only after the same has been submitted for such response by the members at the CINTAA office. With a view to make all Annual General Meetings fruitful and beneficial for all members including the members who attend the same as per the pre-defined agenda no further/new questions/comments/suggestions other than those which form a part of the agenda finalized by the Executive Committee for the Annual General Meeting, will be entertained or answered at the Annual General Meeting unless otherwise required by the Chairperson. In order to ensure that members can express their views on the proposed important resolutions and proposed constitutional amendments or additions the Executive Committee will keep “Zero Hour” of 20 minutes in Annual General Meeting prior to voting on the proposed important resolutions/amendments/additions. Members may send their suggestions in writing at CINTAA‟s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of Annual General Meeting Notice as to in which slot of the meeting “Zero Hour” should be held. (Please note that Office of Association will remain open on all days from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. Except Sundays and Bank Holidays)(01.05.2016)

 

 

  1. EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING.

An Extra-Ordinary General meeting shall be convened by the Executive committee on their own authority or on the written and signed requisition of at least three fourth of members of the association.

Such a meeting can be convened after forty-eight hours‟ notice to the members of the       Association.   No member shall be permitted to discuss any subject other than the one for which the meeting is called. In case, the President or the General Secretary fails to convene such a meeting, the requisitionist themselves shall call a meeting, after due notice and the proceedings and expenses of the meeting shall be binding on the Association.

 

  1. The General Funds

The General funds of the Association shall consist of the subscriptions fees from members, entrance fees from work-permit, life-membership fees, donations, and income arising from recognized sources etc. They shall be deposited in Bank or Banks, approved by the Executive Committee in the name of the Association, and the account shall be operated by the Treasurer and any one of the President or the General Secretary. The General Secretary or the Treasurer shall not keep more than Rs.15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand Only) in cash with office for current expenses.

The Executive Committee shall have the power to spend such monies, as they deem necessary for the activities and the up-keep of the Association. The Committee may adopt such measures as necessary to increase the funds of the Association, by organizing funds raising events and may invite donations.

 

  1. OBJECTS ON WHICH THE GENERAL FUNDS CAN BE EXPENDED.

Subject to the provisions of section 15 of the Indian Trade Union Act, 1926 the general funds of the Association shall not be spent on any other objects than the following, namely:-

  1. Salaries, allowances and other benefits to employees, consultants, retainers and other service-providers to the Association.

 

  1. The payment of expenses for the administration of the Association including audit of the accounts of the general funds of the Association.

 

  • The prosecution or defense of any legal proceedings to which the Association, or any member thereof is a party, when such prosecution or defense is undertaken for the purpose of securing or protecting any rights of the Association as such, or any rights arising out of the relations of any member with his employer or with a person whom the member employs.

The EC may use its discretion to offer legal and financial support to members who may be fighting cases that have a relevance to CINTAA‟s objective to secure and protect its members’ rights.

  1. The conduct of trade disputes on behalf of the Association or any member thereof,
  2. The compensation of members for loss arising out of trade disputes;

 

  1. Expenses arising out of any activity or initiative undertaken by the Association to further its objectives and any meetings representing CINTAA outside Mumbai limits.

 

  • Medical or other Welfare allowances to members as decided by the relevant sub-committees responsible for such recommendations, and as approved by the EC.
  • Expenses related to the General Body Meetings, website, digital-apps or any other publishing or communication activity of the Association.

 

  1. The payment in furtherance of any of the objects on which the general funds of the Association may be spent, or contribution to any cause intended to benefit workmen in general, provided that the expenditure in respect of such contributions in any financial year shall not at any time during the year be in excess of one-fourth of the combined total of the gross income which has to that time accrued to the general funds of the Association during that year, and of the balance at the credit of those funds at the commencement of that year and; Any payments/expenses that may have to be incurred by CINTAA in excess to the above specified extent shall have to be approved in the Annual General Meeting or Special/Extra Ordinary General Meeting to be convened for sanction of such excess amount.

 

  1. Subject to any conditions contained in the notification, any other object notified by the appropriate Government in the Official Gazette.

 

  1. Expenses related to presentation of some mementos or presents to distinguished visitors organizing and/or attending seminars/ workshops/outreach and other activities as deemed fit in India and abroad.

 

 

 

 

  1. Certified auditors shall be appointed by the Association. They shall examine the accounts of the Association once a year and at least fifteen days before the date of the Annual General Meeting, and prepare a balance sheet, and shall certify s to the correctness of the same, and their report shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting.

 

  1. INSPECTION OF BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS.

The books of accounts of the Association shall be open to the inspection of any member or officer at the office of the Association during the hours which the office of the Association is open on any day excluding holidays, with prior permission from the General Secretary. However, all EC members of the Association will be at liberty to inspect the books of accounts during office hours without prior intimation/permission of the General Secretary.

 

  1. Elections:

 

  1. Elections shall be held 15 days before the expiry of one term, i.e., three years.
  2. In order to ensure maximum number of members participate to vote either in person or through online voting, the elections will be held before 15 days of Annual general Meeting in CINTAA‟s office for 3 days through e-voting /manual only For members convenience CINTAA will also provide technical assistance for e-voting at CINTAA‟s office for 3 days on request of eligible voting members.

 

  1. Any Regular Member whose subscription is not in arrears and any Regular or Life member whose membership is not under suspension is eligible to nominate himself/herself to contest the election to the Executive Committee, provided s/he fulfills the eligibility criteria as listed in the relevant section below.

 

  1. Voting by proxy shall not be allowed.

 

  1. Eligibility:

 

  1. No Member shall be eligible to contest the election unless he or she has been a member of the Association for 7 years (01.05.2015). Any contestant filling nomination form for election of Executive Committee member of CINTAA shall deposit Rs. 5000/-. This deposit shall be forfeited in case the candidate gets less than 10% of the cast votes.
  2. All Executive Committee members are required to work impartially and ensure the furtherance of the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA in an impartial manner accordingly members of CINTAA who engages himself in the business/profession/work of a casting coordinator and/or casting director shall not be eligible to contest CINTAA elections nor shall have any voting rights. However he/she shall be entitled to all other benefits available to members as a Cine and TV Artist employed in the Film Industry, as long as such Coordinator does not commit any act which in the opinion of the Executive Committee is inconsistent with the dignity of the profession of an Artist and does not in any way prejudice the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA, in which event Executive Committee shall be entitled to expel his/her membership, without any liability on CINTAA.(01.05.2016)
  • Any member of the Executive Committee who has been elected for 2 (two) consecutive Terms, will be entitled to contest the new elections only after a break of one term and shall not be entitled to contest in the 3rd (third) consecutive election. However such member will be entitled to further elections after the break of one term. During the term that the member is not entitled to contest, the elected Executive Committee cannot elect the member through co-option also.(01.05.2016)
  1. A CINTAA member who is already a member of the Executive Committee (or equivalent body) of any producers’ association or guild will not be eligible to contest for the post of Executive Committee member of CINTAA. (If, during his/her term as Executive Committee member or as Office Bearer, s/he were to become a member of the Executive Committee (or equivalent body) of any producers’ association or guild, then s/he will have to resign from her/ his position in the Executive Committee of CINTAA.
  2. The contestant will have to submit an affidavit at CINTAA‟s office that he/she is not involved in any criminal activities or details therein, if required by the concerned scrutiny committee.

 

  1. On receipt of the nomination papers, the same shall be scrutinized by a Scrutiny Committee appointed by the Executive Committee, to determine their validity. The scrutiny committee will consist of not less than five members of the Association who are not contesting the election and ineligible nominations will be disqualified by the scrutiny committee.
  1. Process:

 

  1. Voting will be by Manual/online process (e-voting), after due testing and after due safeguards are confirmed by the Executive Committee with the help of experts consulted by them.

 

  1. The Office Bearers, along with other members of the Executive Committee shall function as Care Committee only during 3 days of the election.
  • Prior to the election, the Executive Committee shall appoint a Scrutinizer. The Scrutinizer will declare the results. The number of votes polled by each and every contestant will be announced/published on website.

 

  1. The period between the election and the Annual General Meeting the existing Executive Committee shall explain/ clarify the Resolutions, Accounts etc in case so warranted along with the Annual Report to the newly elected Executive Committee. If the newly elected Committee has any objections/suggestions, the newly elected EC will be allotted time to speak in the Annual General Meeting.

 

  1. During the period between election and the AGM the existing EC must invite the newly elected members for all EC meetings. The newly elected members shall have the right to call for an EC meeting, if so required, and the existing EC shall be duty-bound to organize the same.

 

  1. Vacancies and Re-election:

 

  1. In case of vacancy of any Officer Bearer caused by the cessation of membership, demise or illness or resignation or shifting of residence or by any directive of the Executive Committee or General Body, then the same shall be filled in by an elected member of the Executive Committee.
  2. In case of vacancy of the office of Treasurer due to any reason, re-election shall be held immediately within the Executive Committee to elect the new TREASURER from amongst the Executive Committee members. In the gap period till re-election, the President and the General Secretary shall operate the bank accounts and look after routine financial matters.
  • If 50% or more seats of the elected members of the Executive Committee fall vacant at a time due to resignation or any other reasons, the existing Executive Committee will be dissolved immediately and a fresh election shall be conducted.

 

  1. REGISTER OF MEMBERS :-

The Association shall keep a register of all the members containing their names and particulars of their residences etc. The register shall be open to inspection by any member or officer at the Head office for valid purpose during the hours during which the office of the Association is open on any weekday excluding holiday, with prior permission from the General Secretary.

 

  1. INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION :-

The interpretation of the Constitution and of its construction and effect rest with the Executive Committee; and any ruling given by the Executive Committee shall be final and binding on all members.

  1. DISSOLUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION :-

The Association shall not be dissolved except by the vote of a majority of three-fourths members present at the General meeting called for the purpose, provided the total number of votes cast at such a meeting is not less than two-thirds of the total number of the members then on the rolls of the Association.

The funds of the Association after meeting all the liabilities shall be disposed of in accordance with the decision of the dissolution meeting in compliance with the then existing Trade Union Laws.

 

  1. Affiliation

CINTAA is not a political party and does not intend to be known as an affiliate of any political party accordingly CINTAA as an association will not be an affiliate of and/or associate itself with any political party and will not promote any political party directly and/or indirectly.

 

BYE LAWS

CONTRACT

  1. No member of our Association shall start working or continue to work unless and until he or she signs a contract with the Producer.
  2. THE RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS:

 

  1. The Rights of Regular and Life members:

 

  1. Right to attend Annual General Meetings; participate in the discussions and to vote on its resolutions.

 

  1. Right to apply for mediation / conciliation for Dispute Settlement.
  2. Right to use the Association facilities, which the Association offers its members from time to time.

 

  1. Right to attend CINTAA events which are open to all members of the Association, as per the terms and conditions declared for each event.
  2. Right to vote at CINTAA elections, and the right to stand for elections to the Executive Committee, depending on the eligibility mentioned in the relevant section.

 

  1. The Rights of Work-permit and Non-resident Indian:

 

  1. Right to apply for mediation / conciliation to Dispute Settlement Committee.
  2. Right to use the Association facilities that the Association offers its members, from time to time.
  3. Right to attend CINTAA events which are open to all members of the Association, as per the terms and conditions declared for each event.
  • Responsibilities and Duties of Members:
  1. To hold dignity, integrity, sanctity and stand by the Association and its members.

 

  1. To update Association of achievements/setbacks.
  2. To support Association in accomplishing tasks assigned for Outreach or any other voluntary services as when required.
  3. To follow do‟s and don‟ts of Association.

 

  1. It is your sole responsibility to update your personal information and fees.
  2. To behave in a dignified, calm and civilized manner at Association events, AGMs, meetings, and in the Association office.

 

  1. Documents required for work-permit: – {Application form charges Rs.150/-. (non-refundable),recent passport size photograph, Proof of date of birth, Current and Permanent Proof of Address}.
  2. Sub-Committees: The strength of a sub-committee will not exceed seven, including the convener and/or chairperson. Each sub-committee will periodically report to the Executive Committee.

 

CONSTITUTION

OF

CINE & TV ARTISTES‘ ASSOCIATION

(Registered under the Indian Trade Unions Act, 1926 – Registered No. 3086)

Affiliated to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees

 

  1. NAME.

The Name of the Association shall be Cine & TV Artistes‟ Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) (15/08/1997)

 

  1. LOCATION.

The head-quarters of the Association shall be situated in Greater Mumbai.

 

  1. AIMS AND OBJECTS.

The aims and objects of the Association shall be:

 

  • To organize and unite the Cine & TV Artistes‟ employed in the Film Industry, TV Industry in Greater Mumbai and to regulate their relations with their employers; (15/08/1997)
  • To secure to the members fair conditions of life and service.
  • To try to redress their grievances.
  • To try to prevent any reduction of wages, and, if possible, to obtain an advance whenever circumstances allow
  • To Endeavour to settle disputes between employers and employees amicably, so that a cessation of work may be avoided.
  • To Endeavour to provide against sickness, un-employment, infirmity, old age and death.
  • To Endeavour to secure compensation for members in cases of accidents under the Workmen‟s

 

Compensation act.

  • To provide legal assistance to members in respect of matters arising out of or incidental to, their employment.
  • To Endeavour to render aid to the members during any strike brought about with the sanction of the Association or a lock-out.
  • To obtain information in reference to the Film Industry, T.V. Industry in India and other countries.(12/05/1996)
  • To co-operate with organizations (of labour), particularly those having similar objects, in India and other countries
  • To help, in accordance with the Indian Trade Unions Act, the working classes in India and outside in the promotion of the objects mentioned in this rule; and generally, to take such other steps as may be necessary to ameliorate the social, economic, civic and political conditions of the members.
  • For the attainment of these objects, the Association may organize centers in various localities of Greater Bombay.
  • To raise the standard of Art and the status of the Cine & TV Artistes;(15.08.1997)
  • To promote, enhance and safeguard the cause of the industry in general and the Cine & TV Artiste in particular;(15.08.1997)
  • To arrange lectures, meetings and other activates to create better understanding and personal contact between the  Cine & TV Artistes‟ and the public; (15.08.1997)
  • To establish contact with sister associations connected with the Film Industry, T.V. Industry in India and abroad; (12/05/1996)
  • To Endeavour to get recognition of the Association by the public and the Government.
  • To have a library of film literature (Magazines, periodicals and books on make-up, technique, etc.)
  • To start branches of the Association and officiate for institutions with similar aims and objects in various parts of the country.
  • To conduct a periodical to voice the views and the progress of the Association; and to give the news and activities of the members;
  • To have a Recreation club of the Association which shall in due course of time, provide a swimming pool, tennis lawns, indoor games, and gymnasium; and to encourage picnic parties, social gatherings, etc. to create better understanding among the Cine Artistes; (15.08.1997)
  • To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

 

  1. OFFICIAL YEAR OF THE ASSOCIATION:-

The official year of the Association shall be from 1st January to 31st December.(09/04/1978)

 

  1. DEFINITION:-

A Cine & TV Artiste is one who plays or has been engaged to play a prominent role in a feature film, TV serials and Tele films shown on screen. (The prominence of the role shall be decided by the Executive Committee considering the applications for membership on seeing the artiste‟s work on sets or big or small screen or Tele Film) (15/08/1997)

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP:-

Any Cine & TV Artiste employed in the Film Industry in Greater Mumbai irrespective of cast, colour, creed and sex will be eligible for the membership of the Association. Such a person shall be proposed by one member of the Executive committee and seconded by another. Application for membership must be made on the prescribed form and every application shall by subject to the acceptance of  the Executive Committee.

In case of non-acceptance, the applicant shall be so informed and no reasons assigned. (15/08/1997).

Artiste desirous of obtaining CINTAA REGULAR MEMBERSHIP initially will obtain Work Permit in the first year by payment of Rs.10, 000/-. In case the work permit holder desires to continue to work as an artiste in 2nd year also, this work permit will have to be renewed within 12th months compulsorily from the date of issue for 2nd year. If he / she delays renewal in 12th Month, then after 12 months, renewal fee shall be Rs.15, 000/- instead of Rs.10, 000/-.After a period of two years, artiste may be considered & admitted for Regular Membership in the 3rd year. In the third year, artiste will have to pay an entrance fee of Rs.10, 000/-

  • regular subscription fee of Rs.1200 per annum. Besides this the Committee will see to it that any applicant, who desires to be a Member of our esteemed Association CINTAA, should have requisite qualification in the field of  performing arts.

During the above 2 years period, Work Permit holder will not enjoy the right to vote during Elections. However artistes‟ dispute cases, if any, may be taken during the work-permit term, given that the dispute did not arise prior to issuance of the 1st year work-permit. After becoming a regular member, if, artistes‟ behavior is found unprofessional of becoming an Artiste, he/she may be served „show cause notice‟ by the Committee.

If his/her reply is not    satisfactory, he/she may be suspended from membership by the Committee.(Passed in Special         Executive Committee Meeting held on 03.08.2013) (01.05.2015)

 

Note:

  1. As on date only three Associate Members who were enrolled prior to existence of work permit system are continuing till date. No new Associate Members are being enrolled after issue of work permits to the fresher‟s since 29.4.1990.

 

  1. The Senior Cine & TV Artiste members, of the Cine & TV Artistes Association who have crossed the age of 65 years and members of the Association continuously for a period of 15

 

years should be exempted from the payment of monthly subscription of the Association as

long as they live (15/08/1998)
  • Subscription fees of Rs. 1200/- pa is effective to all regular members w.e.f. 1st January 2017.
  1. For Senior or Established Artistes there should be direct Membership by paying full entrance fees of Rs.30,000/- and the same should also be applicable for Ex-Members applying post cancellation of their names from CINTAA due to nonpayment of their subscription fee.

 

  1. ADMISSION OF HONORARY MEMBERS:-

 

Persons who are not eligible to become ordinary members of the Association may be admitted as Honorary members of the Association for purpose of being elected or co-opted to the Executive Committee and they shall be Honorary members of the Association during the period of their office. Subject to the provisions of Section 22 of the Indian Trade Unions Act, 1926, their number shall not exceed 8 (eight).

 

  7—A EXEMPTED MEMBERS:-        
  Any member who has been actively working in films for the last twenty years and has been a regular
member of the Association for the last five years and is up to date with his monthly subscription may be
exempted, on application to the Executive committee, from paying the monthly subscription. Such
exempted members shall not be eligible to contest the election nor shall have any voting rights.
However he or she shall be entitled to all other benefits available to members. To regain regular

 

membership, the exempted members shall have to clear the arrears for the period of exemption. (09/04/1978)

 

7—B LIFE MEMBER:-

 

Life member shall mean and include a person

  • Who is a regular member continuously for 3 years at the time of making the application and has completed 18 years of age. (01.05.2016)
  • Whose monthly subscription is paid up to date.
  • Who has played successfully at least six prominent characters in six feature films, and/or in six different TV serials or in six Tele Films; and (12/05/1996)
  • Who pays Rs.15,000/-(Rupees Fifteen Thousand Only) or more in one lump sum.(25.04.2010)

In any case however the discretion to grant Life Membership shall rest with the Executive Committee.

 

A Life Member shall have all the rights and benefits of the Association (09/04/1978)

 

7—C ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

New artistes who start working in Feature Films, TV serials and Tele Film, playing some specific characters may be enrolled as Associate members of the Association. The membership of such Associate members may be regularized, if and when the Executive Committee is satisfied that they have played some significant roles in feature films, TV Serials and Tele Film. (12/05/1996)

Associate members shall not be eligible to contest the election for any office of the Association, nor shall they have any voting rights. However they shall be entitled to all other benefits except financial benefits available to members (15/08/1998).

The Executive committee shall be fully empowered to cancel the membership of any Associate member if it is satisfied that such an Associate member is not working as a character artiste (08/04/1979).

 

8—CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP:-

 

A member ceases to be such-

  • If he requests the Executive Committee in writing to have his name removed from the Register, after having all his dues, if any, paid up-to-date.
  • A member failing to pay his monthly subscription for twelve months shall cease to be a member of the Association. But he may join the Association on paying fresh entrance fees. Provided that the operation of the rule may be suspended in any instance or instances, for reasons deemed fit as per the discretion of the Executive Committee and for a period specified by the Committee (12/05/1996).
  • A member shall be expelled where any act done by a member may be directly and/or indirectly hostile, prejudicial, condemning, defaming and/or maligning CINTAA and/or the interests of CINTAA and/or the interests of any of its members and/or work permit holders and/or any other associates, affiliates and/or related parties of CINTAA such acts shall include but not be limited to posting and/or uploading any such material on social- media and/or any other public platforms and/or in print media. It is clarified here that, CINTAA shall be open in receiving grievances of members which the Executive Committee will take prompt and strict note of and scrutinize and investigate the same. If any of the above said acts as mentioned in sub clause 8(c)(i) are committed by any of the member, the said member shall be summoned by the Executive Committee for a meeting at a date and time fixed by the Executive Committee and the member shall be given a chance to provide his/her clarification at such meeting and the decision taken by the Executive Committee at/as per such meeting will be binding on the member who shall then be expelled. It is clarified that in such events the member will be given one notice to attend the said meeting with the Executive Committee and in event the said member does not attend the meeting for any reason whatsoever and/or is unable to provide an explanation which is satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee he/she may be expelled in the said meeting and the same will be without any liabilities on CINTAA. There after the said member will be informed in writing of such expulsion. If a member so expelled has not been heard due to his/her unavailability for the said meeting he/she may within 15 days of such meeting send a written request to CINTAA for a meeting and accordingly the Executive Committee shall provide a chance to explain his/her conduct. If in such meeting an explanation is not forthcoming, or is not satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee, the expulsion of the member concerned be discussed at the next General Meeting, or if deemed necessary by the Executive Committee at an Extra -ordinary General Meeting and any repeal of the expulsion will be based on a vote count of the members voting in favour of or against such expulsion. It is to be understood by members that an Extraordinary General Meeting would need huge costs to be incurred for the same hence such meetings will only be held if the same is deemed extremely imperative by the Executive Committee for all its members and CINTAA as an association and not otherwise. Further, to enable the members to vote in an independent manner, such expelled member may be allowed to present his/her explanation to the house but shall not be allowed to vote or be present during voting at the said meeting. The said member shall not be entitled to the privileges of membership, pending the decision of such General Meeting. (01.05.2016)
  • If he or she seeks or gets employment through the Association of Film Agents.

 

  1. BENEFITS:-

 

No member of the Association shall be entitled to any benefits that the Association may decide to give to its members, unless he/she has been a member for at least six months and has paid all contributions.

 

  1. A member of the Association who is in arrears with his subscription or dues shall not be entitled to any benefits, until all arrears have been paid, and a period of two months has elapsed from the date of payment of such arrears.

 

  1. Should the members of the Association go on strike or take any action without the sanction or approval of the Executive Committee, they shall not be entitled to any benefits.

 

  1. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:-

 

The entire management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee consisting of 21 Members out of which 15 shall be elected by ballot, every Three years at the election held 15 days before the Annual General Meeting, from amongst the members of the Association (besides 6 by co-option). The 15 elected Executive Committee Members shall elect from among themselves the following office bearers within 10 days of their election:-

 

One President

One Vice President

One General Secretary

One Treasurer (01.05.2015)    (01.05.2016)

 

  1. The Executive committee shall be empowered to co-opt not more than four members whenever they deem it necessary. (13/04/1969)
  2. The Executive shall elect one member from the elected committee to be the Joint Secretary, if and when found necessary.(13.10.2002)
  3. Any member who started his/her career as a Cine & TV Artiste and remained in prominence in that profession for 20 years or more and now is a Producer but not holding any office or member of the Executive Committee of producers body, can be eligible for holding office in Cine & TV.

 

Artistes’ Association but will not participate in case of any kind of complaint against him or her from any member in the Dispute Settlement Committee of Cine & TV. Artistes’ Association. (15.08.1998)

  • No Member shall be eligible to become an Office-bearer or a member of the Executive Committee unless he or she has been a member of the Association for 7 years”.(01.05.2015)
  • All Executive Committee members are required to work impartially and ensure the furtherance of the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA in an impartial manner accordingly members of CINTAA who engages himself in the business/profession/work of a casting coordinator and/or casting director shall not be eligible to contest CINTAA elections nor shall have any voting rights. However he/she shall be entitled to all other benefits available to members as a Cine and TV Artist employed in the Film Industry, as long as such Coordinator does not commit any act which in the opinion of the Executive Committee is inconsistent with the dignity of the profession of an Artist and does not in any way prejudice the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA, in which event Executive Committee shall be entitled to expel his/her membership, without any liability on CINTAA.(01.05.2016)
  • Any member of the Executive Committee who has been elected for 2 (two) consecutive Terms, will be entitled to contest the new elections only after a break of one term and shall not be entitled to contest in the 3rd (third) consecutive election. However such member will be entitled to further elections after the break of one term. During the term that the member is not entitled to contest, the elected Executive Committee cannot elect the member through co-option also.(01.05.2016)

 

  1. FUNCTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:-

 

The Executive Committee shall meet at least once in every calendar month.

 

  1. Five members including the Office-bearers shall form the Quorum.
  2. In the absence of the President and the Vice-President the members present shall elect one of their members to be the Chairman of the Meeting.
  3. If any member of the Executive Committee, including the Office-bearers, fails to attend a minimum of six monthly Executive Committee meetings out of 12 such meeting held in any year of the term of that Executive Committee without giving prior written notice and/or without sufficient reason he/she shall cease to be a member of the Executive Committee. However, discretion shall remain with the Executive Committee. (01.05.2016)
  4. All vacancies occurring in the Executive Committee shall be filled up by co-option.
  5. The Executive Committee shall be competent to appoint sub-committees as and when deemed necessary.
  6. The President, General Secretary & the Treasurer shall be ex-officio Members of all the Sub-Committees so appointed which prevails in all the Associations. (01.05.2015)
  7. The Executive Committee shall have power to frame rules, for the efficient working and the general conduct of the Association, whenever deemed necessary. Such rules, however shall not affect the existing Constitution of the Association.

 

  1. Unifying the members is the only way to solve most of the problems. To reach out to each and every member, the Executive Committee has the right to appoint Group Heads and sub Group Heads accordingly. Further house has empowered the Executive Committee to prepare a proper strategy in regards to rights and duties of these Group heads. The Executive is not entitled for any rewards but the Executive Committee has the right to reward entitlements to these Group heads. (01.05.2016)

 

 

  1. The Executive Committee shall submit at the Annual General Meeting of the Association:-

 

  • The Annual Report of the Activities of the Association and the general position of the Association.
  • The audited balance sheet, containing a summary of the assets and liabilities of the Association and the Auditors‟ Report.

 

  1. FUNCTIONS OF PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT:-

 

The President, or in his absence the Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Executive Committee and shall represent the Association in general with the consent of the

 

Executive Committee.

 

  1. FUNCTIONS OF THE HONRARY.GENERAL SECRETARY & TREASURER:-

 

The Hon. General Secretary shall maintain the correspondence of the Association and shall have the general control of the association‟s activities.

  1. The Hon. Treasure shall maintain the accounts of the Association and shall receive and disburse monies on its behalf, as directed by the Executive Committee from time to time.

 

  1. ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING :-

During the year at least one General meeting shall be held; being the Annual general Meeting, the notice of which shall be sent to the members a month before the holding of such a meeting.

  1. Any Resolution which a member desires to place before the General meeting shall be sent in writing duly proposed and seconded a fortnight before the date of such meeting to the Executive committee, which shall be circulated to the members by post for information of the members at least a week before the General meeting (09/04/1978).
  2. BUSINESS AT ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING :-

In addition to other items the following business shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting.

  • Annual Report of the activities of the Association.
  • Audited Annual Statements of Accounts.
  • Election of Executive Committee .In order to ensure maximum number of members participate to vote either in person or through online voting, the elections will be held before 15 days of

Annual general Meeting in CINTAA‟s office for 3 days.(01.05.2016)

  • Appointment of Auditors and to fix their remuneration.(09.04.1978
  • Annual General Meeting is preordained for specific important agendas including the presentation of activity reports for the work done by the Executive Committee and such other agendas the nature of which may require certain information to be provided to members in advance. Accordingly Members may send their questions /comments/suggestions if any, to CINTAA‟s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of

 

Annual General Meeting Notice. The notice sent by CINTAA to its members shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be duly served on to the members by email/courier/post at the respective email addresses/addresses of each member as may be available in the CINTAA records at the time of dispatch of the said notices. The members will be solely liable to keep CINTAA informed of any change in his/her address and for the purposes of dispatch of the said notice the address available in CINTAA records at least 15 days prior to the date of such dispatch will be deemed to be the correct address for such dispatch and delivery. The Executive Committee will assess the questions put forth by the members as stated above and if deemed appropriate for discussion in the said Annual General Meeting the same shall be placed in Annual General Meeting keeping in mind time constraints at that time. No further questions other than as included in the agenda of the Annual General Meeting as finalized by the Executive Committee members will be entertained at the said Annual General Meeting and any further questions/comments/suggestions if any required to be raised and/or clarified by the

Members will be responded to in writing through the CINTAA‟s Office only after the same has been submitted for such response by the members at the CINTAA office. With a view to make all Annual General Meetings fruitful and beneficial for all members including the members who attend the same as per the pre-defined agenda no further/new questions/comments/suggestions other than those which form a part of the agenda finalized by the Executive Committee for the Annual General Meeting, will be entertained or answered at the Annual General Meeting unless otherwise required by the Chairperson. In order to ensure that members can express their views on the proposed important resolutions and proposed constitutional amendments or additions the Executive Committee will keep “Zero Hour” of 20 minutes in Annual General Meeting prior to voting on the proposed important resolutions/amendments/additions.

Members may send their suggestions in writing at CINTAA‟s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of Annual General Meeting Notice as to in which slot of the meeting “Zero Hour” should be held. (Please note that Office of Association will remain open on all days from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. Except Sundays and Bank Holidays)(01.05.2016)

 

  1. EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING.

 

An Extra-Ordinary General meeting shall be convened by the Executive committee on their own authority or on the written and signed requisition of at least three fourth of members of the association. Such a meeting can be convened after forty-eight hours‟ notice to the members of the Association. No member shall be permitted to discuss any subject other than the one for which the meeting is called. In case, the President or the General Secretary fails to convene such a meeting, the requisitionist themselves shall call a meeting, after due notice and the proceedings of the meeting shall be binding on the Association.

  1. QUORUM AT GENERAL MEETING.
  • (one forth) of the total number of members then on the register shall form the quorum at all General meeting of the Association.
  1. In the absence of a quorum at a General Meeting the meeting shall stand adjourned, without fresh notice, to the same day, after fifteen minutes at the same place. An adjourned meeting need have no quorum. This rule shall not apply to the Executive Committee meetings.

VOTING BY PROXY.

  1. Voting by proxy shall not be allowed.
  2. Any Hon. Member or any other invitee can attend a meeting of the Executive Committee on invitation issued by the Executive Committee. Any invite cans also attend a General Body Meeting under a similar invitation.
  3. The Hon. Legal advisor of this association can attend any meeting of the Executive Committee or of the General Body ex-officio without any invitation.
  4. The General Funds The General funds of the Association shall consist of the subscriptions from members, donations, etc. They shall be deposited in Bank or Banks, approved by the Executive Committee in the name of the Association, and the account shall be operated by the Treasurer and any one of the President or the General Secretary. The General Secretary or the Treasurer shall not keep more than Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand Only) with him for current expenses.
  5. The Executive Committee shall have the power to spend such monies, as they deem necessary for the activities and the up-keep of the Association. The Committee may adopt such measures as necessary to increase the funds of the Association, and may invite donations for specific purposes.
  6. OBJECTS ON WHICH THE GENERAL FUNDS CAN BE EXPENDED.

Subject to the provisions of section 15 of the Indian Trade Union Act, 1926 the general funds of the Association shall not be spent on any other objects than the following, namely:-

  • The payment of salaries, allowance and expenses to the officers of the Association.
  • The payment of expenses for the administration of the Association including audit of the accounts of the general funds of the Association.
  • The prosecution or defense of any legal proceedings to which the Association, or any member thereof, is a party, when such prosecution or defense is undertaken for the purpose of securing or protecting any rights of the Association as such, or any rights arising out of the relations of any member with his employer or with a person whom the member employs.

(d)   The conduct of trade disputes on behalf of the Association or any member thereof,

  • The compensation of members for loss arising out of trade disputes;
  • Allowances to members or their dependants on account of death, old age, sickness, accidents or unemployment of such members;
  • The issue of, or the undertaking of liability under policies of assurance on the lives of members, or under policies insuring member‟s sickness, accident or unemployment;
  • The provision of education, social or religious benefits for members (including the payment of the expenses of funeral or religious ceremonies for deceased members) or for the dependants of members;
  • The upkeep of a periodical published mainly for the purpose of discussing questions affecting employers or workers as such.
  • The payment in furtherance of any of the objects on which the general funds of the Association may be spent, or contribution to any cause intended to benefit workmen in general, provided that the expenditure in respect of such contributions in any financial year shall not at any time during the year be in excess of one-fourth of the combined total of the gross income which has to that time accrued to the general funds of the Association during that year, and of the balance at the credit of those funds at the commencement of that year and;
  • Subject to any conditions contained in the notification, any other object notified by the appropriate Government in the Official Gazette.
  • The entertainment and presentation of some mementos or presents to distinguished visitors. (9.4.1978)
  1. AUDIT.

Certified auditors shall be appointed by the Association. They shall examine the accounts of the Association once a year and at least fifteen days before the date of the Annual General Meeting, and prepare a balance sheet, and shall certify s to the correctness of the same, and their report shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting.

  1. INSPECTION OF BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS.

The books of accounts of the Association shall be open to the inspection of any member or officer at the office of the Association during the hours which the office of the Association is open on any day excluding holidays, by previous appointment. (9.4.1978)

  1. AMENDMENTS. ETC. :-

The Constitution may be added to, repealed, or amended by a resolution at an Ordinary or Extra-ordinary General Meeting provided that no such resolution shall be deemed to have been passed unless it has been carried by a majority of two-third of the members present.

  1. NON CONFIDENCE:-

Any member or body of members in office shall vacate the same when in a General Body meeting; where one fourth of the total number of members must be present a no-confidence motion by a simple majority is carried.

  1. COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS:-

Any member having a complaint /suggestion to make shall do so in writing and address the same to the Hon. General Secretary.

  1. REGISTER OF MEMBERS :-

The Association shall keep a register of all the members containing their names and particulars of their residences etc.(9.4.1978)

  1. The register shall be open to inspection by any member or officer at the Head office during the hours during which the office of the Association is open on any week day excluding holiday, by pervious appointment (9.4.1978)
  2. INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION :-

The interpretation of the Constitution and of its construction and effect rest with the Executive Committee; and any ruling given by the Executive Committee shall be final and binding on all members.

  1. DISSOLUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION :-

The Association shall not be dissolved except by the vote of a majority of three-fourths members present at the General meeting called for the purpose, provided the total number of votes cast at such a meeting is not less than two-thirds of the total number of the members then on the rolls of the Association.

The funds of the Association after meeting all the liabilities shall be disposed of in accordance with the decision of the dissolution meeting.

  1. Affiliation

CINTAA is not a political party and does not intend to be known as an affiliate of any political party accordingly CINTAA as an association will not be an affiliate of and/or associate itself with any political party and will not promote any political party directly and/or indirectly.

  1. Child Artiste

 

  1. The child is defined as a person who is below 18 years of age.
  2. There will be separate design card for child artiste for easy identification.
  3. The production house should make arrangement and provide proper amenities like quality food with fruit and clean water on time and separate room facility with attached toilet. The Producer should also make arrangements for children to study on the sets in spare time in between the shoots.
  4. Parent/Guardian/Caretaker of the children should be allowed to remain with the children during shooting.
  5. In case of reality shows a child who is eliminated in the round from the show due to his / her weak performance compared to his counterparts in the show, be not subjected to adverse/ harsh comments by the judges of the show, otherwise the child may feel humiliated and go into depression.
  6. Proper medical assistance / doctor should be present on the sets.
  7. No child artistes should be replaced without any genuine reasons, if so then their guardians/parents should be informed one month in advance
  8. The child should not miss for more than 10 days in an academic year work.
  9. The working hours and working conditions for child artistes must be in strict compliance with the rules and guidelines prescribed by the Women & Children Welfare Ministry.
  10. Child friendly makeup and lights should be used during shoots.
  11. There should be no violation of child rights such as doing away with lunch break and policy against child abuse should be maintained.
  12. Child artiste is not eligible to apply for Life membership.

 

Payment for children

Children below the age of 18 years are legally not allowed to operate bank accounts or sign legal documents such as contracts. Therefore, the payment made towards their participants should be in form of fixed deposits.A minimum of 50% of the payment must be set aside for children in fixed deposits or bonds that mature when they reach the age of 18 years. Out of the 50% given to parents / guardians the balance payment of school fee for that particular academic year should be cleared thus ensuring continuation in the school and indirectly assisting parents. The child‟s parent would naturally be the formal guardians unless a case is made that it would be against the best interests of the child.

 

BYE LAWS

 

GUEST ARTISTE

  1. No member of this Association shall, in future, work as a guest artiste. (enforced from 9th April, 1958)

CONTRACT

  • No member of our Association shall start working or continue to work unless and until he or she signs a contract with the Producer.

 

AUTHORITY

  • No member, irrespective of the fact that he be an ordinary member or that of the Executive shall commit verbally or in writing anything whatsoever to anyone on behalf of the Association unless and until otherwise decided by the Executive Committee and the person has been authorized to do so.

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

  • Any member of the Association (including the Office-bearers and the members of the Executive Committee) shall be subject to disciplinary action (short of expulsion) decided upon by the Executive (by a simple majority vote) for violating any rule or acting in contravention of the purposes of any resolution or generally acting in any way prejudicial to the interest of the Association.
About CINTAA

The movement of forming an Artiste Association started in the year 1939. The “Film Artistes Association of India” was in the same year and veteran artiste late Shri Sohrab Modi was its first founder President..
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New Link Road, Andheri (W),
Mumbai-400053
Phone: +91 22 26730511
Email: info@cintaa.net

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