Looking at the response on my previous post of “Where is TISF?” i think its about time that the student body at TIP understand the real spirit of TISF and how it used to be from the very start till sometimes back. Don’t judge this post from the aspect of how bad or good my writing skills are, the point i wish to raise here is this body is only student representation which not only gives the students the chance to polish their leadership skills but at the same time provides them a platform to experiment of challenging themselves before they enter the professional workplace after graduation.
Structure of TISF:
President: Chairs the weekly meetings in which the upcoming events and activities are discussed and strategy is made on how and when to do what. Final decision authority on everything lies with him/her and he/she has to be a leader on the forefront on every issue. So be very selective this position as he/she needs to take the responsibility of whatever TISF does.
General Secretary: Events, Societies and anything related to campus life, he/she is the one you need to be friends with. He/She’ll decide on the calendar of events and the whole event management is his responsibility.
Sports Secretary: All sporting activities are to be coordinated from here. He has the key to sports’ equipment room and he leads the TIP’s representation both inside and outside campus.
Publication Secretary: Most of the time the editor of Quack online. He/She has to bring the life on paper for TIP be it on the campus or outside. He/She has a heavy responsibility to publish the annual “Talking Textures” magazine so he needs to build the advertising team, the editorial and everything.
Finance Secretary: He should have the finances in control from day 1. Every TISF cheque has two signatures, one is of Finance Secretary and other is the TISF coordinator. At no time the coordinator becomes the authority on release of funds as his role is to keep a track that finances are released for rightful reasons. If TISF members are in consensus on certain spending then it should be released without any delays and in case the coordinator deliberately tries to create hurdle, then TISF has the power to replace him/her.
Social Secretary: A female representation as most of the above positions are mostly held by guys so here she is to take care of the your problems. Be it points problem after an event at night or anything to do with girl’s hostel. She liaise with General Secretary for event management and takes care of the girls’ concern on campus.
TISF Coordinator: A member of faculty who works as a guardian to TISF on all the activities and the best of them becomes an active member of TISF itself and you can always see him/her on campus on each and every event of TISF. TISF members can select their coordinator themselves and can also request the president to change him/her if the elected body thinks appropriate for the betterment of TISF.
TISF FUNDS: For every contribution that you make towards TISF funds every semester, TIP contributes the same so if the students put together Rs. 100,000 then the total available funds for TISF becomes Rs. 200,000. This is how it has been and i tell you if managed properly you will have no complaints regarding funds as TISF also raises money through sponsorships be it for its publications or its events.
I am abruptly leaving this post here and the next post i’ll publish more about the constitution of TISF and what its founders thought it to become. Till then i would like you all to think about its revival so that you can enjoy the true campus life of TIP.