About CINTAA

Objectives
  • Since it ’s inception, the main objectives of CINTAA has been to safeguard the interest of the artistes, to have meetings, lectures for better understanding and personal contacts amongst them.
  • To help the needy and deserving members, financially and after their demise to their spouses, as per CINTAA norms.
  • To collect money for the corpus of the Association by participating in many relief fund collection functions, variety shows etc.
  • To provide financial & medical assistance to needy and deserving members and to their spouses, after the demise of the member, as per CINTAA norms.
  • To endeavor to recover the disputed remunerations of Artistes by having meetings with the producers, concerned producer’s associations, the artistes and the CINTAA dispute settlement committee members.
Constitution

CONSTITUTION
OF
CINE & TV ARTISTES’ ASSOCIATION

(Registered under the Indian Trade unions Act, 1926 – Registered No. 3086)

Affiliated to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees.

 

1. NAME.
The Name of the Association shall be Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) (15/08/1997)

2. LOCATION.
The head-quarters of the Association shall be situated in Greater Mumbai.

3. AIMS AND OBJECTS.
The aims and objects of the Association shall be:

(a)    To organize and unite the Cine & TV Artistes’ employed in the Film Industry, TV Industry in Greater Mumbai and to regulate their relations with their  employers; (15/08/1997)

(b)   To secure to the members fair conditions of life and service.

(c)    To try to redress their grievances.

(d)   To try to prevent any reduction of wages, and, if possible, to obtain an advance whenever circumstances allow.

(e)    To Endeavour to settle disputes between employers and employees amicably, so that a cessation of work may be avoided.

(f)     To Endeavour to provide against sickness, un-employment, infirmity, old age and death.

(g)    To Endeavour to secure compensation for members in cases of accidents under the Workmen’s Compensation act.

(h)   To provide legal assistance to members in respect of matters arising out of or incidental to, their employment.

(i)     To Endeavour to render aid to the members during any strike brought about with the sanction of the Association or a lock-out.

(j)     To obtain information in reference to the Film Industry, T.V. Industry in India and other countries.(12/05/1996)

(k)   To co-operate with organizations (of labour), particularly those having similar objects, in India and other countries.

(l)     To help, in accordance with the Indian Trade Unions Act, the working classes in India and outside in the promotion of  the objects mentioned in this rule; and generally, to take such other steps as may be necessary to ameliorate the social, economic, civic and political conditions of the members.

(m)  For the attainment of these objects, the Association may organize centers in various localities of Greater Bombay.

(n)   To raise the standard of Art and the status of the Cine & TV Artistes;(15.08.1997)

(o)   To promote, enhance and safeguard the cause of the industry in general and the Cine & TV Artiste in particular;(15.08.1997)

(p)   To arrange lectures, meetings and other activates to create better understanding and   personal contact between the  Cine & TV Artistes’ and the public; (15.08.1997)

(q)   To establish contact with sister associations connected with the Film Industry, T.V. Industry in India and abroad; (12/05/1996)

(r)     To Endeavour to get recognition of the Association by the public and the Government.

(s)    To have a library of film literature (Magazines, periodicals and books on make-up, technique, etc.)

(t)     To start branches of the Association and officiate for institutions with similar aims and objects in various parts of the country.

(u)   To conduct a periodical to voice the views and the progress of the Association; and to give the news and activities of the members;

(v)   To have a Recreation club of the Association which shall in due course of time, provide a swimming pool, tennis lawns, indoor games, and gymnasium; and to encourage picnic parties, social gatherings, etc. to create better understanding among the Cine Artistes; (15.08.1997)

(w)  To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

4. OFFICIAL YEAR OF THE ASSOCIATION:-
The official year of the Association shall be from 1st January to 31st December.(09/04/1978)

 

5. DEFINITION:-
A Cine & TV Artiste is one who plays or has been engaged to play a prominent role in a feature film, TV serials and Tele films shown on screen. (The prominence of the role shall be decided by the Executive Committee considering the applications for membership on seeing the artistes work on sets or big or small screen or Tele Film) (15/08/1997)

 

6. MEMBERSHIP:-
Any Cine & TV Artiste employed in the Film Industry in Greater Mumbai irrespective of cast, colour, creed and sex will be eligible for the membership of the Association.  Such a person shall be proposed by one member of the Executive committee and seconded by another.  Application for membership must be made on the prescribed form and every application shall by subject to the acceptance of   the Executive Committee.  In case of non-acceptance, the applicant shall be so informed and no reasons assigned. (15/08/1997).

Artiste desirous of obtaining CINTAA REGULAR MEMBERSHIP initially will obtain Work Permit   in the   first year by payment of   Rs.10,000/-. In case the work permit holder desires to continue to work as an   artiste in 2nd year also, this work permit will have to be renewed within 12th months compulsorily from the date of issue for 2nd year. If he / she delays renewal in 12th Month, then after 12 months, renewal fee  shall be Rs.15, 000/- instead of Rs.10, 000/-.After a period of two years, artiste may be considered & admitted for Regular Membership in the  3rd year. In the third year, artiste will have to pay an entrance fee of Rs.10, 000/- & regular subscription fee of Rs.1200 per annum.  Besides this the Committee will see to it that any applicant, who desires to be a Member of our esteemed Association CINTAA, should have requisite qualification in the field of performing arts.

During the above 2 years period, Work Permit holder will not enjoy the right to vote during Elections. However artistes’ dispute cases, if any, may be taken during the work-permit term, given that the dispute did not arise prior to issuance of the 1st year work-permit. After becoming a regular member, if, artistes’ behavior is found unprofessional of becoming an Artiste, he/she may be served ‘show cause notice’ by the Committee. If his/her reply is not        satisfactory, he/she may be suspended from membership by the Committee.(Passed in Special       Executive Committee Meeting held on 03.08.2013) (01.05.2015)

Note:

i.  As on date only three Associate Members who were enrolled prior to existence of work permit system are continuing till date. No new Associate Members are being enrolled after issue of work permits to the fresher’s since 29.4.1990.

ii. The Senior Cine & TV Artiste members, of the Cine & TV Artistes Association who have crossed the age of 65 years and members of the Association continuously for a period of 15 years should be exempted from the payment of monthly subscription of the Association as long as they live    (15/08/1998)

iii. Subscription fees of Rs. 1200/- pa is effective to all regular members w.e.f. 1st January 2017.

iv. For Senior or Established Artistes there should be direct Membership by paying full entrance fees of Rs.30,000/- and the same should also be applicable for Ex-Members applying post cancellation of their names from CINTAA due to nonpayment of their subscription fee.

7. ADMISSION OF HONORARY MEMBERS:-

Persons who are not eligible to become ordinary members of the Association may be admitted as Honorary members of the Association for purpose of being elected or co-opted to the Executive Committee and they shall be Honorary members of the Association during the period of their office.  Subject to the provisions of Section 22 of the Indian Trade Unions Act, 1926, their number shall not exceed 8 (eight).

7—A EXEMPTED MEMBERS:-

Any member who has been actively working in films for the last twenty years and has been a regular member of the Association for the last five years and is up to date with his monthly  subscription may be exempted, on application to the Executive committee, from paying the monthly subscription.  Such exempted members shall not be eligible to contest the election nor shall have  any voting rights. However he or she shall be entitled to all other benefits available to members. To regain regular membership, the exempted members shall have to clear the arrears for the period of exemption. (09/04/1978)

7—B LIFE MEMBER:-

Life member shall mean and include a person

a)      Who is a regular member continuously for 3 years at the time of making the application and has completed 18 years of age. (01.05.2016)

b)      Whose monthly subscription is paid up to date.

c)      Who has played successfully at least six prominent characters in six feature films, and/or in six different TV serials or in six Tele Films; and (12/05/1996)

d)      Who pays Rs.15,000/-(Rupees Fifteen Thousand Only) or more in one lump sum.(25.04.2010)

In any case however the discretion to grant Life Membership shall rest with the Executive Committee.

A Life Member shall have all the rights and benefits of the Association (09/04/1978)

7—C ASSOCIATE MEMBERS.

New artistes who start working in Feature Films, TV serials and Tele Film, playing some specific       characters may be enrolled as Associate members of the Association.  The membership of such       Associate members may be regularized, if and when the Executive Committee is satisfied that they       have played some significant roles in feature films, TV Serials and Tele Film. (12/05/1996)

Associate members shall not be eligible to contest the election for any office of the Association, nor       shall they have any voting rights.  However they shall be entitled to all other benefits except       financial benefits available to members (15/08/1998).

The Executive committee shall be fully empowered to cancel the membership of any Associate       member if it is satisfied that such an Associate member is not working as a character artiste       (08/04/1979).

8—CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP:-

A member ceases to be such-

a)      If he requests the Executive Committee in writing to have his name removed from the Register, after having all his dues, if any, paid up-to-date.

b)      A member failing to pay his monthly subscription for twelve months shall cease to be a member of the Association.  But he may join the Association on paying fresh entrance fees.  Provided that the operation of the rule may be suspended in any instance or instances, for reasons deemed fit as per the discretion of the Executive Committee and for a period specified by the Committee (12/05/1996).

c)      A member shall be expelled where any act done by  a member may be directly and/or indirectly hostile, prejudicial, condemning, defaming and/or maligning CINTAA and/or the interests of CINTAA and/or the interests of any of its members and/or work permit holders and/or any other associates, affiliates and/or related parties of CINTAA such acts shall include but not be limited to  posting and/or uploading any  such material on social- media and/or any other public platforms and/or in print media.

It is clarified here that, CINTAA shall be open in receiving grievances of members which the Executive Committee will take prompt and strict note of and scrutinize and investigate the same. If any of the above said acts as mentioned in sub clause 8(c)(i) are committed by any of the member, the said member shall be summoned by the Executive Committee for a meeting at a date and time fixed by the Executive Committee and the member shall be given a chance to provide his/her clarification at such meeting and the decision taken by the Executive Committee at/as per such meeting will be binding on the member who shall then be expelled. It is clarified that in such events the member will be given one notice to attend the said meeting with the Executive Committee and in event the said member does not attend the meeting for any reason whatsoever and/or is unable to provide an explanation which is satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee he/she may be expelled in the said meeting and the same will be without any liabilities on CINTAA. There after the said member will be informed in writing of such expulsion. If a member  so expelled has not been heard due to his/her unavailability for the said meeting he/she may within 15 days of such meeting send a written request to CINTAA for a meeting and accordingly the Executive Committee shall provide a chance to explain his/her conduct. If in such meeting an explanation is not forthcoming, or is not satisfactory in the opinion of the Executive Committee, the expulsion of the member concerned be discussed at the next General Meeting, or if deemed necessary by the Executive Committee at an Extra-ordinary General Meeting and any repeal of the expulsion will be based on a vote count of the members voting in favour of or against such expulsion. It is to be understood by members that an Extraordinary General Meeting would need huge costs to be incurred for the same hence such meetings will only be held if the same is deemed extremely imperative by the Executive Committee for all its members and CINTAA as an association and not otherwise.  Further, to enable the members to vote in an independent manner, such expelled member may be allowed to present his/her explanation to the house but shall not be allowed to vote or be present during voting at the said meeting. The said member shall not be entitled to the privileges of membership, pending the decision of such General Meeting. (01.05.2016)

d)      If he or she seeks or gets employment through the Association of Film Agents.

9. BENEFITS:-

No member of the Association shall be entitled to any benefits that the Association may decide to give to its members, unless he/she has been a member for at least six months and has paid all   contributions.

10. A member of the Association who is in arrears with his subscription or dues shall not be entitled to   any benefits, until all arrears have been paid, and a period of two months has elapsed from the date of payment of such arrears.

11. Should the members of the Association go on strike or take any action without the sanction or approval of the Executive Committee, they shall not be entitled to any benefits.

12. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:-

The entire management of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee consisting of 21 Members out of which 15 shall be elected by ballot, every Three years at the election held 15 days before the Annual General Meeting, from amongst the members of the Association (besides 6 by co-option). The 15 elected Executive Committee Members shall elect from among themselves the following office bearers within 10 days of their election:-

One President
One Vice President
One General Secretary
One Treasurer (01.05.2015)    (01.05.2016)

13.  The Executive committee shall be empowered to co-opt not more than four members whenever they deem it necessary. (13/04/1969)

14.  The Executive shall elect one member from the elected committee to be the Joint Secretary, if and when found necessary.(13.10.2002)

15.  Any member who started his/her career as a Cine & TV Artiste and remained in prominence in that profession for 20 years or more and now is a  Producer but not holding any office or member of the Executive Committee of producers body, can be eligible for holding office in Cine & TV. Artistes’ Association but will not participate in case of any kind of complaint against him or her from any       member in the Dispute Settlement Committee of Cine & TV. Artistes’ Association. (15.08.1998)

(a)    No Member shall be eligible to become an Office-bearer or a member of the Executive Committee unless he or she has been a member of the Association for 7 years”.(01.05.2015)

(b)   All Executive Committee members are required to work impartially and ensure the furtherance of the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA in an impartial manner accordingly members of CINTAA who engages himself in the business/profession/work of a casting coordinator and/or casting director shall not be eligible to contest CINTAA elections nor shall have any voting rights. However he/she shall be entitled to all other benefits available to members as a Cine and TV Artist employed in the Film Industry, as long as such Coordinator does not commit any act which in the opinion of the Executive Committee is inconsistent with the dignity of the profession of an Artist and does not in any way prejudice the Aims and Objectives of CINTAA, in which event Executive Committee shall be entitled to expel his/her membership, without any liability on CINTAA.(01.05.2016)

(c)    Any member of the Executive Committee who has been elected for 2 (two) consecutive Terms, will be entitled to contest the new elections only after a break of one term and shall not be entitled to contest in the 3rd (third) consecutive election. However such member will be entitled to further elections after the break of one term. During the term that the member is not entitled to contest, the elected Executive Committee cannot elect the member through co-option also.(01.05.2016)

16. FUNCTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:-

The Executive Committee shall meet at least once in every calendar month.

17. Five members including the Office-bearers shall form the Quorum.

18. In the absence of the President and the Vice-President the members present shall elect one of their       members to be the Chairman of the Meeting.

19. If any member of the Executive Committee, including the Office-bearers, fails to attend a minimum of six monthly Executive Committee meetings out of 12 such meeting held in any year of the term of that Executive Committee without giving prior written notice and/or without sufficient reason he/she shall cease to be a member of the Executive Committee.  However, discretion shall remain with the Executive Committee. (01.05.2016)

20. All vacancies occurring in the Executive Committee shall be filled up by co-option.

21.  The Executive Committee shall be competent to appoint sub-committees as and when deemed necessary.

22. The President, General Secretary & the Treasurer shall be ex-officio Members of all the Sub-Committees so appointed which prevails in all the Associations. (01.05.2015)

23. The Executive Committee shall have power to frame rules, for the efficient working and the general conduct of the Association, whenever deemed necessary.  Such rules, however shall not affect the  existing Constitution of the Association.

Unifying the members is the only way to solve most of the problems. To reach out to each and every member, the Executive Committee has the right to appoint Group Heads and sub Group Heads accordingly. Further house has empowered the Executive Committee to prepare a proper strategy in regards to rights and duties of these Group heads. The Executive is not entitled for any rewards but the Executive Committee has the right to reward entitlements to these Group heads. (01.05.2016)

24. The Executive Committee shall submit at the Annual General Meeting of the Association:-

(a) The Annual Report of the Activities of the Association and the general position of the Association.

(b)The audited balance sheet, containing a summary of the assets and liabilities of the Association and the Auditors’ Report.

25. FUNCTIONS OF PRESIDENT  & VICE PRESIDENT:-

The President, or in his absence the Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Executive Committee and shall represent the Association in general with the consent of the      Executive Committee.

26. FUNCTIONS OF THE HONRARY.GENERAL SECRETARY  & TREASURER:-

The Hon. General Secretary shall maintain the correspondence of the Association and shall have      the general control of the association’s activities.

27.  The Hon. Treasure shall maintain the accounts of the Association and shall receive and disburse monies on its behalf, as directed by the Executive Committee from time to time.

28. ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING :-

During the year at least one General meeting shall be held; being the Annual general Meeting, the notice of which shall be sent to the members a month before the holding of such a meeting.

29.  Any Resolution which a member desires to place before the General meeting shall be sent in writing duly proposed and seconded a fortnight before the date of such meeting to the Executive committee, which shall be circulated to the members by post for information of the members at least a week before the General meeting (09/04/1978).

30.   BUSINESS AT ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING :-

In addition to other items the following business shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting.

(a)    Annual Report of the activities of the Association.
(b)   Audited Annual Statements of Accounts.
(c)    Election of Executive Committee (Every 3 years w.e.f. 1st May 2017) In order to ensure maximum number of  members participate to vote either in person or through online voting, the elections will be held before 15 days of Annual general Meeting in CINTAA’s office for 3 days.(01.05.2016)
(d)   Appointment of Auditors and to fix their remuneration.(09.04.1978)
(e)  Annual General Meeting is preordained for specific important agendas including the presentation of activity reports for the work done by the Executive Committee and such other agendas the nature of which may require certain information to be provided to members in advance. Accordingly Members may send their questions /comments /suggestions if any, to CINTAA’s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of Annual General Meeting Notice. The notice sent by CINTAA to its members shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be duly served on to the members by email/courier/post at the respective email addresses/addresses of each member as may be available in the CINTAA records at the time of dispatch of the said notices. The members will be solely liable to keep CINTAA informed of any change in his/her address and for the purposes of dispatch of the said notice the address available in CINTAA records at least 15 days prior to the date of such dispatch will be deemed to be the correct address for such dispatch and delivery. The Executive Committee will assess the questions put forth by the members as stated above and if deemed appropriate for discussion in the said Annual General Meeting the same shall be placed in Annual General Meeting keeping in mind time constraints at that time. No further questions other than as included in the agenda of the Annual General Meeting as finalized by the Executive Committee members will be entertained at the said Annual General Meeting and any further questions/comments/suggestions if any required to be raised and/or clarified by the Members will be responded to in writing through the CINTAA’s Office only after the same has been submitted for such response by the members at the CINTAA office. With a view to make all Annual General Meetings fruitful and beneficial for all members including the members who attend the same as per the pre-defined agenda no further/new questions/comments/suggestions other than those which form a part of the agenda finalized by the Executive Committee for the Annual General Meeting, will be entertained or answered at the Annual General Meeting unless otherwise required by the Chairperson. In order to ensure that members can express their views on the proposed important resolutions and proposed constitutional amendments or additions the Executive Committee will keep “Zero Hour” of 20 minutes in Annual General Meeting prior to voting on the proposed important resolutions/amendments/additions. Members may send their suggestions in writing at CINTAA’s office within 15 days from the date of the receipt of Annual General Meeting Notice as to in which slot of the meeting “Zero Hour” should be held. (Please note that Office of Association will remain open on all days from Monday to Saturday between 10.30 am to 7.30 pm. Except Sundays and Bank Holidays)(01.05.2016)

31.   EXTRA-ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING.

An Extra-Ordinary General meeting shall be convened by the Executive committee on their own       authority or on the written and signed requisition of at least three fourth of members of the       association.  Such a meeting can be convened after forty-eight hours’ notice to the members of the       Association.  No member shall be permitted to discuss any subject other than the one for which     the meeting is called.  In case, the President or the General Secretary fails to convene such a meeting, the requisitionist themselves shall call a meeting, after due notice and the proceedings of     the meeting shall be binding on the Association.

32.  QUORUM AT GENERAL MEETING.

¼ (one forth) of the total number of members then on the register shall form the quorum at all       General meeting of the Association.

33.  In the absence of a quorum at a General Meeting the meeting shall stand adjourned, without fresh notice, to the same day, after fifteen minutes at the same place.  An adjourned meeting need have no quorum.  This rule shall not apply to the Executive Committee meetings.

VOTING BY PROXY.

34.  Voting by proxy shall not be allowed.

35.  Any Hon. Member or any other invitee can attend a meeting of the Executive Committee on invitation issued by the Executive Committee.  Any invite cans also attend a General Body Meeting under a similar invitation.

36.  The Hon. Legal advisor of this association can attend any meeting of the Executive Committee or of the General Body ex-officio without any invitation.

37.  The General Funds

The General funds of the Association shall consist of the subscriptions from members, donations,   etc.  They shall be deposited in Bank or Banks, approved by the Executive Committee in the name of the Association, and the account shall be operated by the Treasurer  and any one of the  President or the General Secretary.  The General Secretary or the Treasurer shall not keep more than Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand Only) with him for current expenses.

38.    The Executive Committee shall have the power to spend such monies, as they deem necessary for the activities and the up-keep of the Association.  The Committee may adopt such measures as necessary to increase the funds of the Association, and may invite donations for specific purposes.

39.  OBJECTS ON WHICH THE GENERAL FUNDS CAN BE EXPENDED.

Subject to the provisions of section 15 of the Indian Trade Union Act, 1926 the general funds of the Association shall not be spent on any other objects than the following, namely:-

(a) The payment of salaries, allowance and expenses to the officers of the Association.
(b) The payment of expenses for the administration of the Association including audit of the accounts of the general funds of the Association.
(c) The prosecution or defense of any legal proceedings to which the Association, or any member thereof, is a party, when such prosecution or defense is undertaken for the purpose of securing or protecting any rights of the Association as such, or any rights arising out of the relations of any member with his employer or with a person whom the member employs.
(d) The conduct of trade disputes on behalf of the Association or any member thereof,
(e) The compensation of members for loss arising out of trade disputes;
(f) Allowances to members or their dependants on account of death, old age, sickness, accidents or      unemployment of such members;
(g) The issue of, or the undertaking of liability under policies of assurance on the lives of members, or  under policies insuring member’s sickness, accident or unemployment;
(h) The provision of education, social or religious benefits for members (including the payment of the expenses of funeral or religious ceremonies for deceased members) or for the dependants of members;
(i) The upkeep of a periodical published mainly for the purpose of discussing questions affecting employers or workers as such.
(j) The payment in furtherance of any of the objects on which the general funds  of the Association may be spent, or contribution to any cause intended to benefit workmen in general, provided that the expenditure in respect of such contributions in any financial year shall not at any time during the year be in excess of one-fourth of the combined total of the gross income which has to that time accrued to the general funds of the Association during that year, and of the balance at the credit of those funds at the commencement of that year and;
(k) Subject to any conditions contained in the notification, any other object notified by the appropriate Government in the Official Gazette.
(l) The entertainment and presentation of some mementos or presents to distinguished visitors. (9.4.1978)

40. AUDIT.

Certified auditors shall be appointed by the Association.  They shall examine the accounts of the Association once a year and at least fifteen days before the date of the Annual General Meeting, and prepare a balance sheet, and shall certify s to the correctness of the same, and their report shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting.

41.  INSPECTION OF BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS.

The books of accounts of the Association shall be open to the inspection of any member or officer at the office of the Association during the hours which the office of the Association is open on any day excluding holidays, by previous appointment. (9.4.1978)

42. AMENDMENTS. ETC. :-

The Constitution may be added to, repealed, or amended by a resolution at an Ordinary or Extra-ordinary General Meeting provided that no such resolution shall be deemed to have been passed unless it has been carried by a majority of two-third of the members present.

43. NON CONFIDENCE:-

Any member or body of members in office shall vacate the same when in a General Body meeting; where one fourth of the total number of members must be present a no-confidence motion by a simple majority is carried.

44. COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS:-

Any member having a complaint /suggestion to make shall do so in writing and address the same to the Hon. General Secretary.

45. REGISTER OF MEMBERS :-

The Association shall keep a register of all the members containing their names and particulars of their residences etc.(9.4.1978)

46.    The register shall be open to inspection by any member or officer at the Head office during the hours during which the office of the Association is open on any week day excluding holiday, by pervious appointment (9.4.1978)

47.  INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTION :-

The interpretation of the Constitution and of its construction and effect rest with the Executive  Committee; and any ruling given by the Executive Committee shall be final and binding on all  members.

48.  DISSOLUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION :-

The Association shall not be dissolved except by the vote of a majority of three-fourths members present at the General meeting called for the purpose, provided the total number of votes cast at such a meeting is not less than two-thirds of the total number of the members then on the rolls of the Association.

The funds of the Association after meeting all the liabilities shall be disposed of in accordance with the decision of the dissolution meeting.

49.  Affiliation

CINTAA is not a political party and does not intend to be known as an affiliate of any political party accordingly CINTAA as an association will not be an affiliate of and/or associate itself with any political party and will not promote any political party directly and/or indirectly.

50.  Child Artiste

1.      The child is defined as a person who is below 18 years of age.
2.      There will be separate design card for child artiste for easy identification.
3.      The production house should make arrangement and provide proper amenities like quality food with fruit and clean water on time and separate room facility with attached toilet. The Producer should also make arrangements for children to study on the sets in spare time in between the shoots.
4.      Parent/Guardian/Caretaker of the children should be allowed to remain with the children during shooting.
5.      In case of reality shows a child who is eliminated in the round from the show due to his / her weak performance compared to his counterparts in the show, be not subjected to adverse/ harsh comments by the judges of the show, otherwise the child may feel humiliated and go into depression.
6.      Proper medical assistance / doctor should be present on the sets.
7.      No child artistes should be replaced without any genuine reasons, if so then their guardians/parents should be informed one month in advance.
8.      The child should not miss for more than 10 days in an academic year work
9.      The working hours and working conditions for child artistes must be in strict compliance with the rules and guidelines prescribed by the Women & Children Welfare Ministry.
10.  Child friendly makeup and lights should be used during shoots.
11.  There should be no violation of child rights such as doing away with lunch break and policy against child abuse should be maintained.
12.  Child artiste is not eligible to apply for Life membership.

Payment for children

Children below the age of 18 years are legally not allowed to operate bank accounts or sign legal documents such as contracts. Therefore, the payment made towards their participants should be in form of fixed deposits.

A minimum of 50% of the payment must be set aside for children in fixed deposits or bonds that mature when they reach the age of 18 years. Out of the 50% given to parents / guardians the balance payment of school fee for that particular academic year should be cleared thus ensuring continuation in the school and indirectly assisting parents. The child’s parent would naturally be the formal guardians unless a case is made that it would be against the best interests of the child.

BYE LAWS

GUEST ARTISTE

1.     No member of this Association shall, in future, work as a guest artiste. (enforced from 9th April, 1958)

CONTRACT

2    No member of our Association shall start working or continue to work unless and until he or she  signs a contract with the Producer.

AUTHORITY

3    No member, irrespective of the fact that he be an  ordinary member or that of the Executive shall commit verbally or in writing anything whatsoever to anyone on behalf of the Association unless and until otherwise decided by the Executive Committee and the person has been authorized to do so.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

4    Any member of the Association (including the Office-bearers and the members of the Executive Committee) shall be subject to disciplinary action (short of expulsion) decided upon by the Executive (by a simple majority vote) for violating any rule or acting in contravention of the purposes of any resolution or generally acting in any way prejudicial to the interest of the Association.