Society Bye Laws – Active and Non Active Members

by Krishanu

Society Bye Laws with regards to active and non-active members are a must know for any apartment complex. When you are using an Apartment Management Software like ADDA, you can know all about the number of members in your ADDA. But, how do you know if they are active or not? Active members enjoy several rights in terms of the judiciary functions of a housing society management.

Active and Non-Active Members

Several apartment complexes have Non-Active members in the form of those who let out their houses on rent and never end up attending General Body Meetings. Then there are others who purchase houses as investment or have relocated locking their homes. Here are the society Bye Laws pertaining to Active and Non-Active Members.

  1. A member shall be called as ‘Active Member’ if : –
    • He has purchased and /or owns the Flat / Unit in the Society.
    • He has attended at least One General Body Meeting within a consecutive period of Five years. (Provided that nothing in this clause ‘b’ shall apply to the member whose absence has been condoned by the General Body of the society).
    • He has at least paid the amount equivalent to Three year of society Maintenance and Service charges, within a consecutive period of Five years.
  2. A member who is not an ‘Active Member’ shall be the ‘non-Active Member’.
  3. Society shall classify the members as ‘Active’ or Non-Active’ member at the close of every financial year.
  4. Society shall communicate to every Non – Active member about his classification, within a period of
  5. 30 days from 31st March of every year as prescribed under these Bye laws as per Appendix
  6. If a question, of a member being Active or Non – Active arises, an appeal shall lie to the Registrar within a period of 60 days from the date of communication of such classification.
  7. The ‘ Non – Active’ member can be reclassified as ‘Active member’ if he satisfies the conditions laid down under Byelaw no. 22(B)(1).

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