Memorandum & Articles of Association

  1. NAME
    1. The name of the society shall be “THE EDITORS GUILD OF INDIA” (hereinabove referred to as “the guild”)
    1. The registered office of the society shall be situated at Delhi, at B-62 Gulmohur park (first floor), New Delhi – 110049
    1. The objects for which the society is established shall be as under: –
      1. to serve as a forum of editors to meet, discuss and seek solutions to professional problems pertaining to media, their social responsibility, ethics and standard, structures, access to information and the readers’ right to know, to uphold the freedom of the press and other mass media, to strive for improvement in professional standards, to safeguard editorial independence, to take active interest in problems relating to news gathering and flow of information, to promote journalism and take appropriate steps to implement and further these aims and objects.
      2. to promote the idea of the Constitution through the media; to cultivate fraternal relation with foreign media organizations and towards that and, undertake all that may be necessary and desirable.
      3. to build, construct, acquire, takeover, establish, maintain, provide, manage and run institutions, centers and facilities for promotion of research and training in journalism; to build, construct, acquire, take over, establish, and manage libraries, reading rooms, hostels and boarding houses; to print, publish, purchase, sell, and distribute newspapers, journals, periodicals, books, lectures and other reading matters for diffusion of useful knowledge; to foster promote, educate train, and assist financially or otherwise in education and training in effective communication and journalism; to make people conscious and concerned about social justice, self-reliance and cooperation.
      4. to acquire and take over the effects and properties, whether movable or immovable, and other assets and liabilities of any of the existing societies, organizations, institutions, associations, corporations or other bodies, whether incorporated or not, having similar objects; enter into such arrangements with governments, whether central or states, and district, local or other authorities, as may seem conducive to the interest and proper functioning of the guild; represent voluntary institutions, societies and organization and, to present their views to legislative government and other regulatory bodies and the public.
      5. to arrange meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, lectures, camps and programmes relating to one or more of its objects and to arrange and organise tours, excursions and visit in fulfilment thereof.
      6. to raise, borrow and secure the payments of moneys, by whatever means, including by issue of bonds, debentures, bills, pro-notes or other securities; to purchase, reduce or pay for such securities; to receive and utilise gifts, grants, donations, subscriptions, endowments and foundations in cash or kind or in the form of movable or immovable properties of all descriptions; to invest the corpus and/or funds of surplus money in such a manner and in such assets, properties, securities, shares, deposits or investments as may be determined from time to time; and to sell and/or vary all or any of the above, and execute all assignments, transfers, receipts and documents as may be necessary.
      7. to establish offices, agencies and representations in India or outside; to engage, employ and hire personnel, consultants, advisers, staff, servants, and others, as may be required, on payment of salaries, wages, gratuities, fees, honoraria, and other sums.
      8. to establish and maintain reserves and other funds of such money as the executive committee may think fit for the promotion of the activities of or for any other purpose connected with the object of the guild.
      9. to initiate and support legal action on its own behalf or on behalf of the persons, organizations, societies and institutions connected with the guild in any manner or whose objects are similar to those of the guild, jointly or severally, in any court, whether on authorization by the above or on its own initiative, on all matters affecting the interest of the guild or the cause for which it is established.
      10. to do or cause to be done all such lawful acts, deeds and things as are or may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment and pursuit of and in accordance with the spirit and principles of any or all the object of the guild

    1. The society shall do or cause to be done all deeds, acts and things in fulfilment of any or all of the objects without any distinction as to caste, creed, religion, community or languages.


    1. The society is a non-profit making organization. The income of the society shall be expended totally on the objects of the society and for no other purpose. No portion thereof shall be distributed amongst its members by way of profits, dividends, bonus etc. All gifts, contributions, donations and subscriptions to the society shall form the part of the corpus of the society, unless otherwise decided by the Executive Committee.

    1. The Society shall be managed by a President, assisted by General Secretary, a Treasurer and an Executive Committee consisting of not more than 15 (fifteen) members, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations. The President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Committee.
    2. The President, the General Secretary and the Treasurer shall be elected by the General Body, during the course of the Annual General Meeting of the Guild.
    3. The Executive Committee shall be nominated by the President in consultation with the senior members of the Guild.