Bombay Parsi Punchayet Announces Schedule for 2015 Trustee Elections


August 11, 2015

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Owing to the vacancies created upon the completion of the term of office of Trustees Mr. Dinshaw Mehta, Mrs. Arnavaz Mistry, Mr. Khojeste Mistree, Mr. Yazdi Desai and Mr. Jimmy Mistry and the resignation of Trustee Mr.Muncherji Cama, Elections for the posts of 6 Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet will be held as per the below mentioned Election Schedule.

As per Clause No. 14 of the Scheme for Election, any person who shall at the time of Election be a member of the Parsi Community, of not less than 30 years of age ( this restriction of age does not apply to any Candidate who has attained the age of 25 years and whom a majority of not less than 2/3rds of the members of the Anjuman Committee desire to be so exempted by a written requisition to the Trustees) and who shall have been Proposed and Seconded by members of the Anjuman Committee i.e. General member or Donor member, are eligible to stand as Candidates.

Such candidates have to fill in the prescribed form (available from the Bombay Parsi Punchayet’s Office), accompanied by a cash deposit of Rs. 5000/-. The deposit shall stand forfeited, if the candidate fails to secure atleast 5% of the total votes cast at such an election.

All those members on the General Register and Donor Register, who have so far not collected their Certificates, are requested to collect their respective Certificates to be eligible to exercise their franchise.

If the Certificate has been lost or destroyed, members on the General Register and Donor Register can apply before 09-10-2015 for a duplicate certificate, application for which has to be filled in a prescribed form along with payment of a fee of Rs. 10/-. As per the Scheme in force, Members on the General Register and Donor Register will be allowed to vote only on production of their respective Certificates. No duplicate Certificate will be issued and / or collection of original certificates permitted after 09-10-2015 including on the Election day at the polling centres.

The Registers will be frozen as on 19-08-2015 (at 5.30 p.m.). Only those Members whose names appear on the General Register and the Donor Register, as on 19-08-2015, will have voting right at the forthcoming Election.

If nomination is received from only six candidates, in accordance with the sanctioned Scheme, such candidates will be declared duly elected.

In the event of there being more than six candidates, an Election will be conducted as per the schedule given hereunder:



1. Members as on effective date (5.30 p.m.) 19-08-2015

(Please note that BPP office will remain closed from 15-8-15 to 18-8-15)

2. Availability of final list of Members on the General / Donor Register 01-09-2015

on payment of charges of Rs.300/- per CD

3. Nomination Forms for Trustees’ Elections will be issued

and accepted from 01-09-2015 4. Last date for filing Nominations to

Trustees’ Elections (5.30 p.m.) 18-09-2015

5. Last date of withdrawal of Nomination (5.30 p.m.) 30-09-2015

6. Publishing of the names of Candidates 03-10-2015 & 04-10-2015

7. Last date for collecting Member Certificate or its Duplicate (5.30 p.m.) 09-10-2015

8. Election date at 5 centres from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

i Sir Shapurji Bharucha Baug, Andheri (West) 18-10-2015

ii Cusrow Baug, Colaba 18-10-2015

iii Khareghat Memorial Hall, Khareghat Colony, Hughes Rd 18-10-2015

iv Dadar Parsee Gymkhana, Dadar 18-10-2015

v. Rustom Baug, Byculla 18-10-2015

9. Declaration of Election results by Scrutinizers and President latest by 18-10-2015

10. Result to be published on the Notice Board of the Bombay Parsi 19-10-2015

Punchayet latest by

11. Result to be published in Newspapers latest by 20-10-2015

N.B. 1.) A member can exercise his/ her voting right at any one of the voting centres on the date specified above.

2.) Certificates collected on production of Authority Letter by a third party should have the member’s signature duly attested either by a Notary or Special Executive Officer. Members whose certificates are not attested will not be allowed to vote.

3.) In case of there being a tie, in the number of votes cast between two candidates, Rule 21(C)(xv) of the Scheme would apply and the date of the result would be deferred by 4 days. In such an event the declaration of the result on the Notice Board of the B.P.P. would be declared on 23-10-2015 and the same would be published in the Newspapers on 24-10-2015.

4.) Members of the General & Donor Register who have been issued two or more separate certificates (one issued earlier and the other taken subsequently) can vote only once and only one certificate will be treated as valid.

5.) Voters must bring along with them Photo Proof of their Identity e.g. Passport, Driving license, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Senior Citizen Card.

6.) Voters have to elect maximum six Trustees by pressing the button against the names of the candidates they wish to elect on the Electronic Voting Machine. They can select six or even less than six, but not more than six.

7.) Certificates laminated by members of the General & Donor Register will not be acceptable. In case a Certificate has been laminated, the member should destroy such certificate and obtain a duplicate certificate urgently in order to be eligible to vote, unless the rear side is unlaminated and therefore, can be endorsed.

8.) As per Clause 4(d) of the Scheme for the Election of the Trustees each Donor Member vote would be counted/ treated as two votes. However, the donors have to press the button only once against each of their selected names of the candidates.

9.) Voters should note that only those certificates bearing the caption ‘General Register’ or ‘Donor Register’ would be treated as valid.

It is further notified that the full list of registered members on the General Register

and Donor Register eligible to vote for the forthcoming Trustee Election is available on

the Web and members can verify their enrollment or otherwise on the net address which

is www.

Elections for filling a vacancy due to Muncherji Cama’s resignation is subject to High Court sanction with regard to extension of time as per Clause 16 of the High Court sanctioned Scheme for Elections and further subject to the approval of the change report by the Charity Commissioner.

By Order of the Trustees

Bombay Parsi Punchayet




Attention is drawn of the Parsi Irani Zoroastrian community that enrollment to the General Register and /or Donor Register will be closed from 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday 19th August 2015. Only those who are registered as members on the General Register and Donor Register as on that day will be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections for Trustees. So all those who are desirous of voting in the upcoming elections /becoming members must submit their applications before 5.30 p.m. on 19th August 2015. Forms are available at the BPP office.

All those who have attained or will attain the age of 18 years as on 19th August 2015, can also apply for membership of the General Register and / or Donor Register.

Candidates who wish to contest the Trustees’ Elections may kindly note that the Declaration Forms for accepting the Voluntary Code of Conduct will be issued along with the Nomination Forms for Trustees’ Elections on the date specified in the Public Notice announcing the Trustees’ Elections.