The constitution of the electricity employees Federation of India
Adopted by the All Indian Conference held at Trivandrum on January 13-15, 1984
1. Name: The name of the organisation shall be “Electricity Employees Federation of India” (To be designated in abbreviated form as “E.E.F.I.”)
2. The Flag of the federation shall be red in colour with “EEFI” inscribed in it, horizontally with a transmission tower symbol
3. The Head Office of “E.E.F.I” shall be in 6, Talkatora Road, New Delhi or at such a place as may be decided by the working committee of General Conference
4. Aims & Objects
(a) To organise workers/employees engaged in generation transmission, maintenance, project construction and distribution of electricity all over India, and to foster spirit of co-operation, fraternity and reciprocity among all workers employed in the electricity industry.
(b) To fight for the improvement of wages, for reduction of working hours, security of service, bonus, gratuity, P.F., for the provision of decent housing and improvement of the living conditions of the employees.
(c) To fight for full and adequate social security legislation to protect the workers and their families against sickness, accident and old age, providing adequate maternity insurance and pension for widowed mother and dependent children and every other types of social security.
(d) To fight for equal wages for equal work in the industry.
(e) To protect the democratic and trade union rights.
(f) To encourage intellectual, social, economic and cultural development of the employees.
(g) To render assistance in organising union where none exists and to organise the workers in a single union by uniting the rival unions in the industry.
(h) To promote relations of solidarity with the peasants and agricultural workers and other toiling masses.
(i) To render legal assistance and to compensate the members of the Federation whose interest is jeopardized for the faithful service to the cause of Federation.
(j) To organise co-operative stores, credit societies, libraries and reading rooms, clubs and night or day classes for the benefit of the members of the Federation and their family members.
(k) To confederate with other Associations, Federations in India and abroad having similar aims and objects.
(l) To fight for the achievement of socialism in India.
5. Eligibility to become member of the Federation
a) The Unions seeking affiliation to EEFI should apply in the prescrined form complied by the Working Committee.
b) Agree to abide by the aims, objects and of the EEFI and those that may be adopted by its Working Committee from time to time.
c) Pay an admission fee, annual subscription and such special levy as provided for in the above rules.
d) The Working Committee shall have the power to accept/reject affiliation of any union. In the latter cases, however, the aggrieved party shall have the right to appeal to the working Committee whose decision shall be final.
7. Composition of EEFI
The EEFI shall consists of :
(a) The affiliated unions.
(b) The Regions, State-Wise or Zonal Councils as desired by the Unions
(c) The Working Committee
12. Working Committee
The Working Committee shall consists of :
(1) One President, (2) Six Vice-Presidents, (3) One General Secretary, (4) Six Secretaries, (5) One Treasurer, and,
(6) Not more than 65 members. The number for each state and union will be decided on the basis of membership.
(7) President and Secretaries of the affiliated unions
a) The Office-bearers of the EEFI will consists of:
(1) A President, (2) Six Vice-Presidents, (3) A General Secretary, (4) Secretaries and (5) A Treasurer
b) The office-bearers shall be elected at the regular session of the EEFI duly proposed and seconded by one or more delegates.
c) The President shall preside over the meeting of the Conference and the Working Committee. In his absence, a Vice-President one of the members of the Working Committee shall preside over such meetings.
d) The General Secretary is responsible for carrying out day to day activities of the EEFI. He, in consultation with the President and other office-bearers available at H.Q., may take urgent decision to carry on the activities of EEFI. But such decisions shall have to be endorsed by the Working Committee at the earliest opportunity.
e) The General Secretary shall present to the EEFI Conference a report of the work of the EEFI Working Committee. The report should outline the steps to be taken and policies to be adopted in furtherance of the aims and objects of the EEFI. The General Secretary shall also present periodical reports to the working committee.
f) The Treasurer is responsible for the maintenance of proper accounts, all the funds of the EEFI and keeping them in safe custody. He shall get the accounts submitted every year and is responsible for presenting an audited account before the Conference of the EEFI.
g) The Secretaries will assist the General Secretary in discharging his responsibilities.
The working Committee shall have the powers to make by-laws consistent with the Constitution.