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By-Law of the Chinese Society of Toxicology
Publisher:Chinese Society of Toxicology Date:2018-12-14 17:14:00

By-Law of the Chinese Society of Toxicology

 

Table of Contents

 

Chapter Ⅰ General Rules

Chapter Ⅱ Business Scope

Chapter Ⅲ Membership

Chapter Ⅳ Election or Dismission of the Organization and Leaderships

Chapter Ⅴ Branches, Representative Offices

Chapter Ⅵ Asset Management and Principles to Use

Chapter Ⅶ Amendment Procedure of By-Law

Chapter Ⅷ Termination Procedure and Property Managing after Termination

Chapter Ⅸ Supplementary Articles

 

Chapter Ⅰ  General Rules

1. The name of this group is the Chinese Society of Toxicology, which is abbreviated as CST.

2. The organization is a nationwide, academic and non-profit social organization formed voluntarily by toxicological professionals, and relevant enterprises, institutions and social organizations. Its activity area is in China.

3. The purpose and mission of this group is to mobilize and unite majority of the scientific and technic scientists and professionals in the area of toxicology, promote the prosperity and development of science and technology, promote the popularization of science and technology, and promote the growth and prosperity of scientific and technological talents, to reflect the opinions of members and scientific and technological professionals and maintain their legitimate rights and interests. The society should abide by the constitution, laws, regulations and policies of the state, practice social core values and respect social morality. It should be carried out the free policy of "hundred flowers blooming and contention of hundred schools of thought", The principal should be insisted of democratically running the organization, and fully carrying forward the atmosphere of academic democracy. It is advocated the spirit of "dedication, innovation, realism and cooperation", to serve the economic and social development, to serve the improvement of public scientific quality and serve the scientific and technological workers. To promote the constructions of socialist economic, political, cultural and social development. To hard strive for building an innovative country, building a harmonious socialist society and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

The society should abide by the state constitution, laws, regulations and policies, practice the socialist core values and abide by the social morality.

4. The organization adheres to the overall leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, strengthens the Party's construction, gives full role of the political core and ideological leading of the Party organization, and ensures the correct political direction. In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Communist Party of China, the society establishes its Party organizations and launchs Party’s activities, and to provide the necessary condition and support for organizing the Party’s activities.

5. The society adheres to and carries out the national scientific and technological policies of independent innovation, key breakthroughs, supporting development and leading future. To carry forward the prevailing custom of respecting for labor, knowledge, talents and creativity, and carries out its work in accordance with the By-law.

6. The society shall accept the professional guidance, supervision and administration of the boarding control authority, i.e. the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China and the business executive in charge, i.e. China Association for Science and Technology.

7. The residence of this society: Beijing.


Chapter Ⅱ  Business Scope

8. The business scope of this society:

(ⅰ) To carry out academic exchanges, activate academic ideas, promote the development of disciplines and promote independent innovation.

(ⅱ) Promoting scientific spirit, popularizing scientific knowledge and disseminating scientific ideas and methods. To safeguard scientific dignity, promote advanced technology, carry out scientific and technological education activities among young people, and improve the scientific quality of the people in China.

(ⅲ) To carry out non-governmental international scientific and technological exchanges, promote international scientific and technological cooperation, and develop friendly exchanges with scientific and technological organizations and scientific and technological workers outside China.

(ⅳ) Editing, publishing and releasing scientific and technological books, newspapers and periodicals and related audio-visual products in accordance with relevant regulations, and disseminating scientific and technological information.

(ⅴ) Reflect the suggestions and opinions of members and scientific and technological workers, maintain the legitimate rights and interests of members and scientific and technological workers, and promote the construction of scientific morality and style of study.

(ⅵ) Promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, promote the combination of industry, education and research, and promote the scientific and technological progress of industries. Mobilize and organize society members and scientific & technological workers to make contributions to the establishment of technological innovation system with enterprises as the main body and improving overall the enterprises' independent innovation ability.

(ⅶ) To organize members and scientific and technological workers to make scientific suggestions on the formulation of national science and technology policies, regulations and laws, and state affairs, and to promote the scientific and democratic decision-making.

(ⅷ) To carry out commendation and reward, achievement appraisal and technical certification, with the approval of relevant government departments in accordance with the relevant regulations.

(ⅸ) Carry out continuing education, technical training, talent recommendation, scientific demonstration and technical advisory services, undertake project evaluation and professional and technical qualification assessment, with the approval or entrustment of relevant government departments, and actively participate in the formulation of technical standards.

(ⅹ) Set up social public welfare undertakings that accord with the Society By-Law and benefit the development of science and technology.


ChapterMembership

9. The types of memberships of this society include individual member and institutional member (group member).

(ⅰ) Individual member: Individual members are the main body of the society, including honorary member, senior member, ordinary member, youth member and foreign member.

Who can apply to be an ordinary member with a certain professional title and knowledge: including scientific and technical professional, educator, highly skilled personnel, and the scientific and technical worker who enthusiastically supports society work simultaneously with relevant professional knowledge.

Who meeting any of the following conditions and aged nor less than 65 years can be awarded the honorary member with the recommendation of two standing council members of this society or a Specialty committee: including the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Academy of Engineering, past president, vice president, past chairman of Specialty committee who has been still engaging in the toxicology work and playing an important role. It should be passed at the standing council meeting.

Who can be accepted to be foreign member: the foreign experts who have a high academic achievement, are friendly toward China and willing to communicate and cooperate with the society. Who shall apply to be a member of this society by themselves and be introduced by two members of the society. And this should be approval by the board meeting of society standing council, and then submitted to the business executive in charge, i.e. CAST for record.

Those possessing high level professional and technical titles can apply to become senior members of the society.

Young professionals who are studying for master's degree or above may apply for youth member.

(ⅱ) Institutional Member (Group member): Toxicology relevant legal Enterprises, institutions and social organizations, with a certain number of toxicological professionals, abiding by this society by-law, are willing to participate in the activities of the society, may apply for membership of the unit.

10. The following items should be required to apply to be a member of this society:

(ⅰ) Support the By-Law of the Society;

(ⅱ) has the willing to join the Society;

(ⅲ) has a certain influence in the field of society business (industry, discipline).

11. The procedure to become a member is as follows:

(ⅰ) Submit an application for membership;

(ⅱ) Review and approval by the board of directors or council meeting;

(ⅲ) Membership certificate issued by the board of directors or institutions authorized by the society council.

12. Member’s rights:

(ⅰ) The right to vote and to be voted (honorary and foreign members are excluded);

(ⅱ) Participate in the Society’s activities;

(ⅲ) Priority in obtaining the services of the Society;

(ⅳ) The right of criticizing, suggesting to and supervise the Society;

(ⅴ) Freedom of admission and withdrawal;

13 Member’s obligations:

(ⅰ) Implement the society’s decision;

(ⅱ) Maintain the legitimate rights and interests of the Society;

(ⅲ) Complete the work assigned by the organization;

(ⅵ) Pay member dues in accordance with regulations on time;

(Ⅴ) Reflect the situation to the society and provide relevant information;

14 Members who exit the membership shall notify the society in writing document, should return their membership certificate. Members who fail to pay their membership fees or did not participate in the activities of the group within one more year is treated as withdraw automatically.

15. Member who commits serious violation against the By-Law shall be removed through the vote of the Council or the Standing Council.


Chapter Ⅳ Election or Dismission of the Organization and Leaderships

16. The supreme authority of the Society is the Member Representative Congress of Society, its functions and powers of the congress are:

(ⅰ) Formulating and amending the By-Law;

(ⅱ) Election or removal of council members and supervisors;

(ⅲ) Review the work report and financial report of the Council;

(ⅸ) Formulate and revise the membership fee standard;

(ⅹ) Decide the termination issues;

(ⅵ) Decide other important issues.

17. Member Representative Congress of Society can only be convened if more than two-thirds of the member representatives are present, and their resolutions must be adopted by more than half of the members' representatives presented before they come into force. The formulation and amendment of By-Law shall be voted by more than two-thirds of the member representatives presented at the congress, and shall not be voted by acclamation.

18. Member Representative Congress of Society is held every four years. If it is needed to advance or postpone as some special reason or circumstances, it shall be passed by the Executive Committee of the Council and submitted to the competent business department for approval by the registration administration organ of the association, but the extension shall not exceed one year.

19. The Society shall establish a Council Board. The Council is the executing body of the National Member Representative Congress of the Society. It leads the society to carry out its daily work during the intersessional period of the congress and is responsible for the congress.

20 The duty and power of the Council:

(ⅰ) Implementing resolutions and decisions of Member Representative Congress;

(ⅱ) Election and removal of the president, vice-president and standing director, appointment and dismissal of the secretary-general;

(ⅲ) Preparing for the National Member Presentative Congress of Society;

(ⅳ) Reporting the work and financial situation to the congress;

(ⅴ) Making decision on the absorption or removal of members;

(ⅵ) Making decision on the establishment, alteration and termination of offices, branches, representative bodies and substantive bodies;

(ⅶ) Making Decisions on the appointment of the Under-Secretary-General and the principal heads of various agencies;

(ⅷ) Leading the work of various organs of the society;

(ⅸ) Formulating an internal management system;

(ⅹ) Making Decisions on other important matters.

21. The Council shall have more than two-thirds of its members presented before it can be convened, and its resolutions shall be voted on by more than two-thirds of its members before they come into force. If the board member is unable to attend the meeting, he / she may entrust representative to attend and have the right to vote by entrustment.

22. The Board Meeting of Council shall be held at least once each year. In special circumstances, it may also be convened by means of communication. During the mid-term, adjustment of board member(s) of council shall be nominated by the Standing Committee of Council. More than four-fifths of the board members presented should vote to pass the nomination before they can be implemented. The proportion of the adjusted board members during the mid-term adjustment shall not exceed one-fifth of the total number of council members. The adjustment of the Society leaders shall not be held by means of communication.

23. The society shall establish a standing committee of council. The Standing committee shall be elected by the Council and shall exercise the functions and powers of the point 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the By-Law item 20 during the intersessional period of the Council, shall be responsible to the Council. The number of standing committee members shall not exceed one third number of council members.

24. The Standing committee shall hold a meeting at least once half a year. In special circumstance, it may also be convened by means of communication. The Standing Committee shall have more than two-thirds of its standing members presented before it can be convened, and its resolutions shall be voted to pass by more than two-thirds of the standing members presented before they can come into force.

25. The President, vice-president and secretary-general of the society must meet the following requirements:

(ⅰ) Adhering to the Party's line, principles and policies and having good political quality;

(ⅱ) With a great influence in the business field of the Society;

(ⅲ) The maximum age of the president and vice-president shall not exceed 70 years of age at the beginning on duty;

(ⅳ) The maximum age of the Secretary-General shall not exceed 62 years at the beginning on duty, and the Secretary-General shall be full-time;

(ⅴ) Being in good health and able to work normally;

(ⅵ) Without the criminal punishment of deprivation of political rights;

(ⅶ) Having full capacity for civil conduct;

(ⅷ) Be democratic in work style and has strong team spirit.

26. If the president, vice-president or secretary-general of the society exceeds the maximum age of service, they shall be voted to pass by the board meeting of council and submitted to the competent business departments for examination and approval by the registration administration organ of the society before they can serve.

27. The term of office of the president, vice-president and secretary-general of the society shall be four years and shall not exceed two consecutive terms. If the term on duty needs to be extended due to special reason, it shall be voted to pass by more than two-thirds of the member representatives presented in the Member Representative Congress and submitted to the competent business department for examination and approval by the registration authority of the society before it can be appointed.

28. The president of society is the legal representative of the society, signs the relevant important documents on behalf of the society. If, on special circumstance, with the recommendation of President, agreement of the council, and submitted to the competent business departments for examination and approval by the registration authority of the society, a vice-president or secretary-general can take the post of society legal representative. The Secretary-General was appointed through public open recruitment can not act as the legal representative of the society.

The legal representative of this society may not concurrently act as the legal representative of other society.

29. The President shall exercise the following functions and powers:

(ⅰ) Organize and chair the society council assembly and the board meeting of standing committee of society council;

(ⅱ) To inspect the implementation situation on resolutions and decisions of the society council assembly and the board meeting of standing committee of society council.

30. The Secretary-General shall exercise the following functions and powers:

(ⅰ) preside over the daily work of the secretary office and organize and implement the annual work plan;

(ⅱ) Coordinating the work of various branches (specialty committees), representative agencies;

(ⅲ) Nominate Deputy-Secretary-General and the principal heads of the offices, branches, representative bodies to submit to the Council or the Standing Committee of Council for consideration;

(ⅳ) Decide the employment of full-time staffs in administrative, representative and substantive institutions;

(Ⅴ) Handling other daily affairs.

31. The society shall establish a board of supervisors whose term is the same as that of society council board. The supervisors may be re-elected upon expiration of the term. The board of supervisors consists of nine supervisors. The board of supervisors shall have one chairman and one vice-chairman, who shall be elected by the board of supervisors. The chairman and vice-chairman of the board of supervisors shall not exceed the age of 70 years and shall not be re-elected for more than two consecutive terms.

The society accepts and supports the supervision and guidance of the appointed supervisors.

32. The president, vice-president, secretary-general, board members of standing committee, financial managers and full-time staff of the Society shall not serve as supervisors.

33. The supervisors shall be elected or dismissed by the Member Representative Congresses of Society and shall exercise the following functions and powers:

(ⅰ) To attend the meetings of the Council and the Standing Committee as non-voting attendees and to make inquiries or suggestions on the decisions;

(ⅱ) Supervise the behavior of leaders, standing members, members of society council on performing their duties, and make dismission suggestion on those who seriously violate the By-Law or decisions made in the Member Representative Congresses of Society;

(ⅲ) To inspect the financial reports of society and report its work to the Member Representative Congresses of Society and give proposals;

(ⅳ) Ask to correct the unsuitable behavior that is harmful to society’s interests on time if made by, agency leader, council member, standing member, financial manager of society;

(ⅴ) Reports the problems existing in the society work to the competent business departments, the registration administration agency and the competent tax and accounting departments;

(ⅵ) Making decisions on other matters to be considered by the Board of Supervisors.

34 The board meeting of supervisors shall hold at least one every half year. The board meeting must be attended by more than two-thirds of the supervisors before it can be convened, and its resolutions should be agreed to pass by more than one-second of the board of supervisors presented before they are valid.

 

Chapter Ⅴ Branches, Representative Offices

35. Under the mission and business scopes stated in this By-Law, the Society shall establish branches (specialty committees) and representative offices according to the needs. The branches and representative offices are part of the Society. They do not have the qualification of legal person, can not formulate separate by-law, may not issue any form of registration certificate. All the activities and members development, within the scope authorized by this society, and their legal responsibilities shall be responded by this society.

All the activities of Branches and representative offices shall use the norming full-name named by the society, and shall not exceed the business scope of the society.

36. The organization shall not set up regional branches, nor shall it set up branches or representative offices under branches or representative offices.

37. The names of the branches and representative offices of the organization shall not be named by the names of all kinds of legal person organizations. They shall not be named by the words "China", "All China", "the National". They shall also not be named by the words "branch", "professional committee", "working committee", "special fund management committee", "special fund management committee". Or ended with the words "representative office" and "office".

38. The leader of a branch or representative office shall not exceed the age of 70 years and shall not be re-elected for more than two consecutive terms.

39. The financial affairs of branches and representative offices must be integrated into the unified management of the society statutory account.

40. The relevant work information of branches and representative offices should be merged into annual work report of society, shall submit together to the registration administration agency. At the same time, the relevant information should be opened to public, and accepts the social supervision.


Chapter Ⅵ Asset Management and Principles to Use

41. The funding sources of the society are as follows:

(ⅰ) member fees;

(ⅱ) Donation;

(ⅲ) Government funding;

(ⅳ) Income from activities and services carried out within the approved business scope;

(ⅴ) Interest;

(ⅵ) Other legal income.

42. The society collects membership fees according to the relevant provisions of the State. Society conducts any comparison appraising, selection, recognizing activities in its business scope without any charging fee.

43. The funds of society must be used for the business scope and development on the range stated in the By-Law, shall not be allocated among its members.

44. The society shall establish a strict financial management system to ensure that the sources of assets are legitimate, true, accurate and integrity.

45. The society shall be staffed with accountant with professional qualification. Accountant may not be concurrent cashier. Accountant must conduct financial accounting and carry out accounting supervision. When an accountant is transferred or leaves his/her post, he/she must clearly hand over to the takeover person the complicated procedure.

46. The assets management of society must implement according to the financial management system prescribed by the State, accept the supervision of the Member Representative Congress of Society, the board of supervisors and the relevant financial department of State. If the sources of assets are from state funding or social donations or funding, they must be subject to the supervision of audit institution, and the relevant information shall be opened to public in an appropriate manner.

47. Financial audits must be performed before the council term change is carried out or the change of its legal representative.

48. No unit or individual may embezzle, privately distribute or misappropriate the assets of the society.

49. The wages, insurance and welfare benefits of the full-time staff of the society shall be implemented in reference to the relevant provisions of the State on public institutions.

 

Chapter Amendment Procedure of the By-Law

50. Amendments to the By-Law shall be voted to pass in the council meeting and then submitted to the Member Representative Congress of Society for deliberation.

51. The revised By-Law shall be submitted to the competent business department for review and check within 15 days after passing in the Member Representative Congress of Society, shall take effect after approval by the registration authority of the society.


Statutes Termination Procedure and Property Managing after Termination

52. If the society needs to be cancelled as the reasons that the purpose and mission of the society is fulfilled or the society is dissolved or merged, a motion for termination shall be proposed by the Council or the Standing committee of Council.

53. The motion for termination shall be voted to pass in Member Representative Congress of Society and submitted to the competent business department for review and approval.

54. Before termination, a liquidation organization shall be established under the guidance of the competent business departments and relevant agency to clear up creditor's rights and debts and deal with aftermath matters. During the period of liquidation, activities other than liquidation shall not be carried out.

55. The society shall terminate after the cancellation of the registration formalities by the society registration administration agency.

56. The remaining property after the termination shall be used for the development of the undertakings related to the purposes and missions of the society under the supervision of the competent business department and the registration administration agency, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State.

 

Chapter Supplementary articles

57. This By-Low has been voted to pass in the 8th National Congress of Member Representatives of this Society on October 20, 2018.

58. The power of interpretation of this By-Law belongs to the Society Council.

59. This By-Law shall be into force on the date of approval by the society registration administration agency of State.

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