Membership Rules

  1. Membership of MASSA shall be classified into the following two classes:-
    1. Members
    2. Associate Members
  2. All the existing Members of MASSA as on 1st September, 2003 shall be deemed to be the Members of the MASSA under the present Rules.
  3. All the new Members admitted to the Membership on or after 1st September, 2003 shall be classified as Associate Members.
  4. All ship owners whether Indian or not, Agents/Liaison Office/representative of Ship Owners/Ship Management Firms currently recruiting or intending to recruit Indian Seafarers on employment on the ships/crafts belonging to their Principals are eligible for Associate Membership of MASSA along with their Principals.
  5. An Associate Member of MASSA who has completed 1 (one) year of Membership shall automatically become the Member of MASSA at the end of 1 (one) year .
  6. An Associate Member who was the Member of another organisation with similar aims and objects as that of MASSA and who ceased to be the Member of such organisation for becoming the Associate Member of MASSA shall after completion of 6 months of Associate Membership become automatically Member of MASSA.
  • APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
    Application for Membership shall be made in prescribed Application Form , which is available in the MASSA Secretariat. It is also available on line at the website: massa.org.in under member area 
  • SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
    All applications for Associate Membership of MASSA duly filled in and signed by the authorized officials of the applicant company/firm etc. as indicated above and containing the signature of "Proposer" and a "Seconder" both of whom should be the members of MASSA shall be submitted to the Secretary of MASSA, who will arrange to place them before the "New Membership Committee" of MASSA for its consideration and appropriate recommendations to the Association.
    Application for Associate Membership shall be accompanied by -
    1. In case of Agents, a letter from the Principal appointing the Applicant as an Agent.
    2. Certificate of Registration/incorporation of the Company/Firm.
    3. Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company or the Partnership Deed of/or the Constitution of the Applicant.
    4. Copy of last three years Annual Report containing Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account etc. (In respect of new companies/firms copies of Annual Report as above for the last available years). 
  • ACCEPTANCE OF THE APPLICATION
    The Applicant shall be deemed to be an Associate Member of the Association on his application being accepted by the Association. The date, from which the Associate Membership will be effective, will be intimated to the applicant by an Acceptance Letter to be issued by the Secretariat of MASSA. 
  • NOTIFYING THE NAME OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE APPLICANT.
    Each applicant shall notify in writing the name of the person who will represent it on the Association and for all purposes of the Association such a representative shall be deemed to be an Associate Member until such notification is withdrawn in writing. 
  • NOTIFYING THE NAME OF ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE
    Each applicant shall also notify in writing the name of a person who will represent it on the Association as an alternate representative in place of Representative mentioned in Rule 5 in the latter's absence, and for all purposes of the Association an alternate representative shall be deemed to be the representative until such notification is withdrawn in writing by the member company. 
  • CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE REPRESENTATIVE / ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE.
    Any representative / alternative representative notified under Rules 6 and 7 respectively will cease to be such a Representative or Alternate Representative of the member Company on his connection with the member company etc. being severed. 
  • ADMISSION FEE
    Each Associate Member on admission as such shall pay a one time Admission Fee of Rs.50,000/- or as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time. 
  • MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION
    Each Member and Associate Member shall pay monthly administrative fees of the MASSA Secretariat subject to the minimum as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time as billed on the basis of the approved formula within 10 days of the receipt of the monthly bills. They shall also undertake to furnish to the MASSA Secretariat their recruitment figures of Indian Officers and Ratings from time to time on demands from the MASSA Secretariat. Taxes as applicable will be payable.
  • COMMITMENT TOWARDS TRAINING OF SEA-GOING PERSONNEL
    Each Member and Associate Member shall have a commitment towards training of their sea going personnel and towards this end, make contributions to the Maritime Training and Research Foundation set up by the Association, at the rates prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time. 
  • MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SIMILAR ORGANISATION/S
    1. At the time of his initial admission to the Association, each Associate member shall make a declaration that he is not a member of another organisation with similar aims and objects as that of MASSA and that whilst he continues to be member of MASSA , he shall not become a member of any other such organisation.
    2. He shall also give an undertaking that he has settled all his dues pertaining to the membership, training levy etc. due to such organisation till the date of his resignation and/or acceptance of his resignation by such organisation. 
  • COMMITMENT TO ABIDE BY GOVERNMENT. RULES AND REGULATIONS ABOUT EMPLOYMENT OF INDIAN MERCHANT NAVY PERSONNEL.
    Each member and Associate Member shall abide by all Govt. Rules, Regulations and Orders etc. pertaining to the employment of Indian Maritime Personnel or otherwise. 
  • RESIGNATION
    A member desiring to resign from the membership of the Association, shall give three calendar month's notice in writing to the Secretary of the Association regarding his intention to do so. 
  • DISQUALIFICATION
    A member or the Associate Member shall cease to be a member or the Associate Member, as the case may be of the Association;
    1. If he fails to pay the monthly subscription charges of the Association and/or contribution to the Maritime Training and Research Foundation due from him for a period of 6 months;
    2. If he, if an individual, becomes an undischarged insolvent or his adjudged by a competent authority to be of an unsound mind or is convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude;
    3. If, in the case of the company, agents etc. it is dissolved or adjudicated insolvent, or in the case of a firm, if the partners are convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude;
    4. If the Board of Directors pass a resolution removing him from the membership. 
  • REMOVAL FROM MEMBERSHIP .
    The Board of Directors may pass a resolution removing any member or Associate member if he commits any act openly or covertly or pursues any conduct directly or indirectly, in contravention of the objects or the rules of the Association or which is detrimental to its prestige or is in any way injurious to its interests and if the Board deems it necessary and / or desirable to remove him from its membership. 
  • PRIVILEGES
    1. A Member of the Association shall be entitled –
      1. to be elected as an office bearer or a member of the Board of Directors of the Association or a representative of the Association to any other Body, Committee, Board etc. in India which invites the Association to send its representative.
      2. to vote at all meetings of the Association on any matter put to vote of the members present or on matters referred to the vote of the members by a circular etc.
      1. An Associate Member of the Association shall be entitled to be elected as a representative of the Association to any other body, committee, Board etc. in India which invites the Association to send its representative. However, he shall not be entitled to be elected as an office-bearer or a Member of Board of Director of the Association.
      2. An Associate Member of the Association shall not be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Association or on any matter put to / referred to for vote of the Members by circular etc. or otherwise. 
  • EFFECTIVENESS OF THE RULES
    These Rules shall remain effective and apply to all members of the Association until such time that any or all of them are modified or changed or deleted by a three fourth majority of the members present at a meeting as the case may be.
 
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