office bearer in Engels
Local public offices such as Gup, Chimi, Mangmi Tshogpa and Chipon are usually occupied by men, with only rare instances of women office bearers.
Section 1 of the Non-Profit Organisations Act defines non-profit organisations as a trust, company or other association of persons - established for a public purpose and the income and property of which are not distributable to its members or office-bearers except as reasonable compensation for services rendered.
The Act defines a nonprofit organisation as "a trust or association of persons - established for a public purpose; and the income and profits of which are not distributable to its members, or office-bearers directors, except as reasonable compensation for services rendered".
But in places where good leadership is lacking, there is little sense of participation and projects tend to be mismanaged or have nothing in reserve for times of need, adds Krishnakumar, an office bearer in a water group from Ayilur.
But a member cannot become an office bearer until he is 18 years of age.
In addition, if a society has any office bearer, adviser or employee who is involved in unlawful activities, including terrorist activities, the society must immediately disqualify the person from holding any such position in the society.
This Assembly also elected new office-bearer for 1999-2002.