The Executive Board appoints the National President. For this purpose the Executive board appoints a Search Committee amongst its members and includes, if necessary, outsider(s). The Search Committee identifies one or more suitable candidates and recommends them for consideration by the Executive Board. The Board then selects and announces the National President of the Network. The Executive Board, periodically updates the appropriate process for this purpose keeping in view the overall interests of the Network.
The Executive Board appoints a Returning Officer. He invites nominations for the election of three members of the Executive Board and ensures consent of the nominees, before sending the ballot papers under registered cover to all members for election. The Returning officer gives a notice of at least fifteen days for return of ballots by the members. The Returning Officer decides the election programme and communicates it to all members.
After his appointment, the National President nominates 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 continues in office till the next election.
Election of the presidents of the local Networks is conducted to coincide with the appointment of the national President. The local Network decides 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.