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Call for Memberships [Wikimedia India]
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Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
2018-07-11 06:53:56 UTC
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Greetings,

This is an open call for memberships to Wikimedia India Chapter. Membership
is open to Indian citizens (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions
registered in India. As a member, you'll have voting rights in the
chapter's elections and also represent Wikimedia India in dealing with
institutions, after appropriate authorization.

The annual membership fee is ₹100/- for Individuals and ₹1000/- for
Institutions. All the new memberships and renewals of previous memberships
are effective through 31 March 2019. The membership fee can be paid either
by NEFT/Statebank Interbranch transfer/DD/Cheque to Chapter Bank account.
If you would like to deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank
account, at SBI branches, please add ₹25/- as collection charges. However
it is advised to transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are much
lower, and helps in expediting the process.

Membership forms are as follows:

For individuals:
http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:WikimediaChapterMembershipFormIndividual.pdf
For institutions:
http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:WikimediaChapterMembershipFormInstitution.pdf

The duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or
details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia Chapter,
No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.

To comply with the legal requirements, it is mandatory that an applying
member should also send either a hard or soft copy of an identity proof
which mentions their name, along with date of birth, photo and address. The
typical identity documents acceptable are: (i) Voter ID (ii) Passport (iii)
PAN card (iv) Driving License (v) Aadhaar Card

The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications
within four weeks. WMC reserves the right to reject membership
applications, with reason. In such cases, if payment is already made, the
same will be refunded without any interest for the intervening period
otherwise, the payment instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However,
the Rules and Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in
such cases in Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does
not approve the application for membership of a person, said person may
appeal to the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”

Kindly let me know if you have any queries.

Regards,
Krishna C V.

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