THE BOARD OF DELEGATES
The Board of Delegates:
The Board of Delegates of the Iran Chamber consists of the appointees of the country’s Chambers and representatives of the unions and syndicates affiliated to the Iran Chamber.
Note 1: At the first meeting, the board of delegates of the relevant Chamber shall be elected for a term of four years and will be introduced to the Iran Chamber.
Note 2: Any Chamber with a membership of less than 150 shall have one delegate, and Chambers with more than 150 members shall have one delegate for each 100 members.
Note 3: Of each union and syndicate affiliated to the Iran Chamber one delegate will be elected and introduced.
Note 4: Membership of the Iran Chamber Board of Delegates is honorary.
The number of the members of the Iran Chamber Board of Delegates is 60 who are elected for a term of 4 years in the following manner:
20 persons appointed by the Ministers composing of 10 persons from the Ministry of Commerce, 8 persons from the Ministry of Industries, and 2 persons from the Ministry of Mines and Metals. 40 persons elected from among the members of the Tehran Chamber composing of 20 persons from the commerce sector, 16 persons from the industry sector, and 4 persons from the mining sector.
The number of the board of delegates of other provincial Chambers are 15 persons of whom 6 persons are from the commerce sector, 6 persons from the industry sector, and 3 persons from the mining sector of the relevant Chamber who shall be elected for a term of 4 years.
Note: In the event that a sector has no candidates for membership, the required number shall be elected from among the candidates of other sectors.
For membership in each Chamber, having a valid membership card from the relevant Chamber is needed.
Election of each Chamber is carried out in one day, and the nationwide elections shall be concluded within one month.
Note 1: Two months before the end of the current term of the Boards of Delegates, the Iran Chamber is bound to hold the elections for next term.
Note 2: For holding the elections of delegates of the Tehran Chamber and the provinces, an Election Supervision Commission shall be set up consisting of one representative from the Ministry of Commerce appointed by the Minister, and 4 representatives from the Iran Chamber appointed by the president of the Chamber.
The commission, for carrying out the elections of the provincial Chambers, will form a board of not less than three persons consisting of one representative from the Ministry of Commerce, and the rest from among the respected members of the relevant provincial Chamber. The said board by publishing a notice in one of the mass-circulation newspapers will notify the members of the relevant Chambers of the date and duration and conditions of the elections.
The functions and powers of the Iran Chamber Board of Delegates shall be as follows:
A. Appointment of the Board of Directors.
B. Examining and approving and appropriation of the Chamber budget.
C. Reviewing and commenting on the reports and recommendations of the commissions and other units of the Chamber and taking decisions on the same within the limits of the powers granted.
D. Establishment of the advisory commissions in numbers required and election of their members from among the delegates.
E. Preparing and recommending by-laws of this Law to the Supreme Supervisory Council for decision at most within two months after the formation of the Iran Chamber as well as recommending subsequent amendments to be made to the by-laws with observation of Note 2 of Article 15.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of the Iran Chamber consist of 7 members and the board of directors of each provincial Chambers has 5 members who will be elected for four years at the first meeting of the Board of Delegates.
For managing the executive affairs of the Chamber according to the respective laws and regulations and by-laws, the President of the Chamber proposes to the Board of Directors a person as Secretary General who, upon the Board’s approval and under the supervision of the President, will perform his duties.
Note: Replacement of the Secretary General will be possible upon the recommendation of the President and approval of the Board of Directors.
The functions and powers of the Iran Chamber Board of Directors shall be as follows:
A. Implementation of the resolutions of the Supreme Supervisory Council and the Board of Delegates.
B. Reviewing and confirming the recommendations and report of the Chamber’s Commissions and presenting them to the Board of Delegates and the Supreme Supervisory Council, as the case may be.
C. Appointing the representatives of the Chamber for participating in domestic and international gatherings and determination of the scope of their functions and activities, as well as approval of the related expenses.
D. Examining, approving and appropriating the annual budget prepared by the Secretary General, and recommending it to the Board of Delegates for approval.
Article 20: The functions and powers of the Board of Directors of the provincial Chambers shall be as follows:
A. Reviewing and confirming the recommendations and reports of the Commissions and presenting the same to the Board of Delegates.
B. Appointment of the representatives of the provincial Chambers for participating in domestic official gatherings.
C. Examining the annual budget and the budget appropriation report and presenting it to the Board of Delegates for approval.
Revenues of the Iran Chamber shall be generated from the following sources:
A. Annual membership fees in accordance with the by-law which, upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors, shall be approved by the Board of Delegates.
B. Implementation for the Law on the Manner of Meeting the Expenses of the Islamic Republic of Iran Chambers of commerce, Industries, and Mines approved on 2 November 1993.
The Chamber revenues shall be expended according to the rules that the Board of Delegates will approve Upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors.
In all the laws and regulations wherein Tehran Chamber of Commerce, industries and Mines are mentioned, the Iran Chamber shall replace them.
The procedural by-laws of this law at the national scale as well as the general rules and regulations governing the functions and powers of the provincial Chambers or the Board of Delegates of the Iran Chamber and the decisions which are thus approved, shall all be binding on the Board of Directors and other Bodies.
All the assets, movable and immovable properties, liabilities and debts of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Mines shall be transferred to the Iran Chamber.
As from the date of approval of this Law, all contradictory laws shall be canceled and the new elections of the Chambers will be carried out on the basis of this Law.