The Executive Board will appoint the National President. For this purpose the Executive board will appoint a Search Committee its members and include, if necessary, outsider(s). The Search Committee will identify one or more suitable candidates and recommend them for consideration by the Executive Board. The Board will then select and announce the National President of the Network. The Executive Board will, periodically update the appropriate process for this purpose keeping in view the overall interests of the Network.
The Executive Board may appoint a Returning Officer. He will invite nominations for the election of three members of the Executive Board and ensure consent of the nominees, before sending the ballot papers under registered cover to all members for election. The Returning officer will give a notice of at least fifteen days for return of ballots by the members.
The Returning Officer will decide the election programme and communicate it to all members.
After his appointment, the National President will nominate one of the members as Secretary and another as Treasurer. He may also consult the Executive Board to appoint the Secretary and Treasurer .The Executive Board will continue in office till the next election.
Election of the presidents of the local Networks will be conducted to coincide with the appointment of the national President. The local Network may decide its own procedure to elect the office bearers consistent with the policy of the National Network.
The term of all office bearers will be for a period of two calendar years. An office bearer may resign by addressing a letter to the National President. The National President may resign by addressing a letter to the Executive Board. The resignation will be effective only after the Board has accepted the same, and has elected an Interim President from amongst the remaining members of the Board. An office bearer may also be removed from office by a 2/3 majority of members present in the meeting