1. Â Composition of General Council
Â Â The General Council shall Comprise:
- All members of the Central Executive Committee;
- The representatives of the Regional and Sub-Divisional Committee;
- All Regional Chairmen and Vice Chairmen;
- All eligible persons who were candidates of the Partyâ€™s list at the last General Elections;
- Three (3) representatives of the G.Y.S.M.
- Three (3) representatives of the N.C.W.
- All Chairman, Vic Chairman of Local Democratic Organs, Mayors an Deputy Mayors who were elected to Office on the Partyâ€™s list of candidates;
- Party members of the NCLDO;
- The Central Executive shall publish the list of the membership of each General Council at the beginning and place of each meeting of the General Council.
Â Â GENERAL COUNCIL THE GOVERNING BODY BETWEEN CONGRESSÂ
- The General Council shall be the governing Body of the Party between Biennial Delegates Congress.Â
- It shall meet at least once every quarter of each year, at such time and place as the Central Executive Committee shall decide.
- At least fourteen (14) days notice shall be given of such meetings of the General Council, unless the Central Executive committee sanctions a Shorter notice.
- A quorum shall be fifty per cent (50%) of the membership of General Council.
Â Â APPOINTMENTÂ OF AUDITOR
- The General Council shall appoint an Auditor at the first meeting after the Biennial Delegates Congress.
Â Â LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP FOR ABSENCE
Any member who shall be absent for three (3) consecutive meetings without excuse acceptable to the General Council shall, without prejudice to any disciplinary action to which he may be liable under these rules, automatically lose his seat on the General Council.
The General Council shall inform him and stick his name off the list.
This shall not apply to members under Rule 16 (1) (c) and (g).
2. Functions and Duties of the General Council
- receive reports from the Party Leader, the General Secretary and other officials, on the state of the Party, the implementation of policy and programmes and on national, regional and international issues of importance and relevance;
- receive an annual audited report of the Partyâ€™s accounts;
- debate and comment on such reports and issues and give appropriate advice for formulating Party positions and policies with respect to them;
- review the progress of Party programmes and activities;
- discuss all issues affecting the well-being of the Party and give directions with respect to them.