The Philatelic Congress of India
A Philatelic Society having 25 or more members will be eligible to become an Institutional Member of the Congress. The new members will be required to pay an admission fee of Rs. 500.
An annual subscription calculated at the rate of Rs. 20 in respect of each of its members, subject to a minimum of Rs. 500 and a maximum of Rs. 7,100 per annum shall be payable by all existing and new Institutional Members. The annual subscription for every membership year, along with a certified hard copy of the list of members and office bearers (with contact details) shall become due on 1st April of the relevant financial year.
Any person, who is resident in India or an institution in India, other than that specified in sub-para (b) above, interested in the art and science of philately shall be entitled to become an Associate Member of the Congress on payment of an admission fee of Rs. 500 and an annual subscription of Rs. 300 per annum. The admission fee shall be treated as contribution to the Corpus of the Congress. The annual subscription for every membership year shall become due on 1st April of the relevant financial year. An associate membership will cease automatically on being in arrears of subscription or other dues for more than one year.
A Philatelist, who is resident in India, shall be eligible to be a Life Member of the Congress on payment of a consolidated membership fee of Rs. 15,000 payable with the application. The Senior Citizens of age 65 years and above will be allowed a rebate of 20% on the membership fee only on consolidated payment.
Payment in Instalments - The membership fee may also be paid in three instalments, Rs. 7,500 along with the application, second instalment of Rs. 4,500 payable at the end of first year and third instalment of Rs. 4,100 payable at the end of second year of the membership. In case the above membership fee including all instalments is not paid within 4 years of the approval of the Life Membership, the Life Membership will stand cancelled and the entire amount received will be forfeited.
A Philatelist, who is a non- resident in India, shall be eligible to be a Life Member of the Congress on payment of a consolidated membership fees of US$ 500 or its equivalent in foreign exchange with the application for membership.
Note: Admission to membership shall be subject to the applicable rules, verification and approval by the Governing Council which shall have the right to accept or reject the same. Membership fees and subscriptions are subject to change.