Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Membership Types

Types of Membership

Corporate Member

Only companies incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956, or a similar act in India earlier in the past or under the above act amended from time to time or replaced by any other similar act or any Limited Liability Partnership entities incorporated under the relevant law from time to time can become Corporate Member of GCCI. Corporate Member can nominate two representatives. Either one can vote in the election of the Chamber and can contest as a candidate in the elections.

Regional Chamber Member

Regional Chamber Member means a member who is recognized by the Chamber as a Regional Chamber and who has registered itself as a Regional Chamber Member with GCCI. A Regional Chamber Member can contest and vote in the election. To qualify for being recognized as Regional Chamber, such a member should been in existence for at least last 10 years, should have at least 500 direct members and 25 Business Association Members or have a minimum number of 1500 direct members under its membership.

Business Association (Mahajan) Member

Business Association Member (Mahajan Member) means a member who is recognized by the Chamber as a Business Association (Mahajan) and who has registered itself as a Business Association Member (Mahajan Member) with GCCI. A Business Association Member can contest and vote in the election. Such Business Association (Mahajan), if Government Registered, should have membership strength of not less than 25 members to be considered eligible for membership. Any unregistered Business Association (Mahajan) should have not less than 25 members and should have been at least 5 years in existence to be considered eligible to be a member of the chamber.

Patron Member

To become a Patron Member of GCCI, a Businessman will have to pay prescribed onetime fee (decided from time to time by the Executive Committee of GCCI) and such Patron Member shall not be required to make any payment towards annual subscription and can contest and vote in the election, if he is registered with GCCI as Patron Member.

Lifetime Member

To become a Life Member of GCCI, A businessman will have to pay prescribed onetime fee (decided from time to time by the Executive Committee of GCCI) Only an individual can become a Lifetime Member. A Lifetime member can contest and vote in the election.

Ordinary Member

Any Businessman can become Ordinary Member of GCCI. He will be able to contest and vote in the elections of GCCI as per the rules of GCCI. Ordinary Member will have to pay entrance fees [one time] and annual subscription fees of the Chamber shall be as decided by the Executive Committee from time to time.

Extraordinary Member

Past Presidents of the Chamber will be considered as extraordinary members of the Chamber, they will not be required to pay the annual fees and they will be entitled to all the rights available to an ordinary member of the Chamber. Extraordinary member shall not be entitled to vote or contest in the elections.

Foreign Member

If any Businessman of Indian origin, who is a citizen of a foreign country and/or is residing in a foreign country for a period of more than 12 months from the date of his expressing an intention of becoming a member of GCCI. Foreign Member and he/she will have to pay the necessary entrance fees and annual subscription (decided from time to time by the Executive Committee of GCCI).

Honorary Member

Persons who are well known for their Social and Educational Services, Experts in the fields of commerce, business and trade and reputed persons from other fields who are interested in the objects of the Chamber and its activities shall be admitted as Honorary Members on the recommendation of the Executive Committee.

Business Woman Member

Business Woman Member means a member who is recognized by the Chamber as a Business woman and who has registered herself as Business Woman Member with GCCI.

Non-Voting Member

Any businessman can become a Non-Voting Member. However co-operative societies or Business Associations cannot become Non-Voting Members. Non-Voting Members shall have no right to contest election or to vote or to remain present in the General Meetings.

Definitions

Business

Business means any activity involving trade or industry of any nature and/or providing services of any nature and includes services provided to trade, commerce or industry, with the aim of earning profit. Business shall not include individuals giving any service as a medical practitioner and/or simply being employed in a trade, commercial, industrial or service organization.

Businessman

Businessman means any Person, as defined hereinafter, involved in Business as defined above and representing in GCCI, such business, on behalf of a business establishment.

Table A:ENROLLMENT AND ANNUAL FEE DETAILS FOR MEMBERSHIP

  Local Membership Regional Membership
Category Enrollment Fee Annual Fee GST Total Fee Rs. Enrollment Fee Annual Fee GST Total Fee Rs.
Corporate Membership 1,50,000 - 27,000 1,77,000 1,50,000 - 27,000 1,77,000
Patron Membership 51,000 - 9,180 60,180 51,000 - 9,180 60,180
Life Membership 31,000 - 5,580 36,580 31,000 - 5,580 36,580
General Membership
Individual 3,000 1,200 756 4,956 3,000 1,000 720 4,720
Firm 3,000 1,200 756 4,956 3,000 1,000 720 4,720
Pvt.Ltd. 5,000 1,500 1,170 7,670 5,000 1,500 1,170 7,670
Pvt. Trust 3,000 1,200 756 4,956 3,000 1,200 756 4,956
Public Ltd. 8,000 3,000 1,980 12,980 8,000 3,000 1,980 12,980
Mahajan/ Association 5,000 1,500 1,170 7,670 5,000 1,500 1,170 7,670
Regional Chamber 8,000 3,000 1,980 12,980 8,000 3,000 1,980 12,980
Foreign - - - - 10,000 6,000 2,880 18,880

Corporate member shall be required to make onetime payment and annual subscription based on their turnover declared as consolidated total revenue in their last audited accounts, which are not older than 12 months from the date of application.

Table B : Annual turnover mentioned as below for Corporate Membership Renewal

Consolidated Total Revenue Annual Subscription Service-Tax Totla Amount
Not exceeding Rs.500 crores 10,000 1,500 11,500
Exceeding Rs.500 crores but not exceeding Rs.1000 crores 20,000 3,000 23,000
Exceeding Rs.1000 crores but not exceeding Rs.1500 crores 30,000 4,500 34,500
Exceeding Rs.1500 crores but not exceeding Rs.2000 crores 40,000 6,000 46,000
Exceeding Rs.2000 crores but not exceeding Rs.2500 crores 50,000 7,500 57,500
Exceeding Rs.2500 crores but not exceeding Rs.3000 crores 60,000 9,000 69,000
Exceeding Rs.3000 crores but not exceeding Rs.3500 crores 70,000 10,500 80,500
Exceeding Rs.3500 crores 80,000 12,000 92,000

Every Corporate Member shall be required to pay the annual subscription fees in advance i.e. between 01st November to 31st of March of the relevant previous year in the current year.

Ordinary Member

The Applicant has to attach the cheque for the applicable amount including service tax drawn in favour of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry.