The Constitution

    NAME AND ADDRESS

  1. The name of the organisation shall be STANDING COMMITTEE OF TAMIL SPEAKING PEOPLE (hereinafter referred to as SCOT).
  2. The registered address of SCOT shall be in the United Kingdom


  3. OBJECTS

  4. The primary object of SCOT shall be the relief of poverty and social upliftment of Tamil speaking people.
  5. In furtherance of the primary object and in addition thereto SCOT will:
    1. organise and implement or assist in the organisation and implementation of such economic projects as may be deemed necessary,
    2. assist the needy and poor Tamil speaking people by creating economic and employment opportunities and by providing financial assistance for selfemployment ventures,
    3. assist in housing the homeless and rehabilitate displaced people in areas where their security is assured,
    4. provide relief to Tamil refugees who suffer or have suffered loss or damage to their property in situations of disasters,
    5. assist in the provision or improvement of educational opportunities to poor school going children,
    6. promote social and cultural awareness and togetherness within the Tamil community living in the United Kingdom,
    7. promote the recognition of human rights, inter-racial justice and equality,
    8. promote inter-racial, inter-ethnic relations and exchanges among the various communities living in the United Kingdom and
    9. endeavour to establish or secure the establishment of a Centre and maintain or manage or cooperate with any Local Authority or any other body in the maintenance and management of such a Centre to enable members of SCOT to meet together in a common place so as to enable activities initiated or promoted by SCOT to be carried out effectively.


  6. In furtherance of the aforementioned objects SCOT may
    1. raise funds and seek and receive contributions from any person or persons or body or bodies by way of subscriptions, grants or donations PROVIDED SCOT shall not undertake trading or commercial activities the primary aim of which is profit.
    2. collect information on all matters relevant or concerning the said objects and exchange such information among members and other bodies having similar objects within or outside the United Kingdom.
    3. do all things as are necessary for the attainment of the aforesaid objects provided they may lawfully be undertaken by a body established for charitable purposes only.


  7. MEMBERSHIP

  8. All persons and organisations who subscribe to the objects of SCOT shall be eligible for Membership.
  9. Members shall pay an annual subscription as may be prescribed from time to time at the Annual General Meeting. Membership subscription shall be paid in advance monthly, quarterly, Half-yearly or annually.
  10. An organisation which seeks membership shall apply in writing with an entry fee and subsequent annual subscription as may be prescribed from time to time at the Annual General Meeting.
  11. Each organisation admitted to membership (hereinafter referred to as the ?constituent Organisation) shall be represented by a named delegate nominated by the constituent organisation, such nomination being notified in writing to the General Secretary at least 28 days before the Annual General Meeting.
  12. Any constituent organisation which fails to pay the prescribed subscription in the manner herein provided, and any member who is in arrears of subscription for a period of three months consecutively shall be deemed to have lost membership
  13. The General Council shall have power to approve or reject applications for membership, and for good and sufficient reasons terminate the membership of an individual or constituent organisation provided that the individual member or constituent organisation shall have the right to be heard by the General Council before a final decision is made.