Council has set up machinery to deal with cases of professional misconduct by any member of the Institute. These are the Investigation Panel and the Disciplinary Tribunal. The procedure is that any form of misconduct by a member which is likely to damage the reputation of the Institute or the profession shall be referred to the Investigation Panel, which investigates the allegation and if deemed necessary, refer such case to the Disciplinary Tribunal. The duties of the Tribunal and the Investigation Panel are set out on pages 12 to 15 of the Membership Rules and Schedule 2 of the Act.
However, a member of the Institute shall be liable to be removed or suspended from membership by Council if he:
- Violates fundamental rules of the Institute applicable to him, or
- Is convicted of felony or misdemeanour, or
- Is finally declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to have committed a fraud, or
Had been found guilty of any act of default discreditable to the Institute, or
Is adjudged bankrupt, or
- Fails to satisfy a judgement debt, or
- Is declared lunatic, or
- Willfully commits any breach of the regulations of the Institute, or
- Fails to pay any subscription or other sums payable by him to the Institute for 2 years after same shall have become due, or
- Fails to participate in the Mandatory Professional Training Programme of the Institute.