Section 3 in The Actuaries Act, 2006
Title: Incorporation of Institute
(1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, all persons whose names are entered in the register of the Actuarial Society at the commencement of this Act and all persons who may thereafter have their names entered in the register to be maintained under this Act, so long as they continue to have their names borne on the register, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of the Institute of Actuaries of India and all such persons shall be known as members of the Institute.
2) The Institute shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and shall have power to acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable, and shall by its name sue or be sued.
(3) The head office of the Institute shall be situated at such place as may be decided by the Central Government.
Title: Transfer of assets, liabilities, etc., of Actuarial Society
On the appointed day,--
(a) all the assets and liabilities of the Actuarial Society shall stand transferred to, and vested in, the Institute.
Explanation.--The assets of the Actuarial Society shall be deemed to include all rights and powers and all properties, whether movable or immovable, including, in particular, cash balances, deposits and all other interests and rights in, or arising out of, such properties as may be in the possession of the said Society and all books of account and other documents relating to the same; and liabilities shall be deemed to include all debts, liabilities and obligations of whatever kind;
(b) without prejudice to the provisions of clause (a), all debts, obligations and liabilities incurred, all contracts entered into and all matters and things engaged to be done by, with or for the Actuarial Society immediately before that day, for or in connection with the purpose of the said Society, shall be deemed to have been incurred, entered into or engaged to be done by, with or for, the Institute;
(c) all sums of money due to the Actuarial Society immediately before that day shall be deemed to be due to the Institute; and
(d) all suits and other legal proceedings instituted or which could have been instituted by or against the Actuarial Society immediately before that day may be continued or may be instituted by or against the Institute.
Title: Objects of Institute.
The objects of the Institute shall be—
(a) to promote, uphold and develop the standards of professional education, training, knowledge, practice and conduct amongst Actuaries;
(b) to promote the status of the Actuarial profession;
(c) to regulate the practice by the members of the profession of Actuary;
(d) to promote, in the public interest, knowledge and research in all matters relevant to Actuarial science and its application; and
(e) to do all such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the above objects or any of them.
Title: Entry of names in register
(1) Any of the following persons shall be entitled to have his name entered in the register, namely:--
(a) any person who immediately before the appointed day was an associate or a fellow (including an honorary fellow) of the Actuarial Society;
(b) any person who has passed the examination conducted by the Actuarial Society and has completed training either as specified by the said Society or as specified by the Council, except any such person who is not a permanent resident of India;
(c) any person who has passed such examination and completed such training, as may be specified for membership of the Institute;
(d) any person who has passed such other examination and completed such other training outside India as is specified as being equivalent to the examination and training specified under this Act for membership of the Institute:
Provided that in the case of any person belonging to any of the classes mentioned in this sub-section who is not permanently residing in India, the Central Government or the Council may impose such further conditions as it may deem necessary or expedient in the public interest.
(2) Every person mentioned in clause (a) of sub-section (1) may have his name entered in the register without the payment of any entrance fee.
(3) Every person belonging to any of the classes mentioned in clauses (b), (c) and (d) of sub-section (1) shall have his name entered in the register on an application being made and granted in the specified manner and on payment of such fees, as may be specified.
(4) The Council shall take such steps as may be necessary for the purpose of having the names of all persons belonging to the class mentioned in clause (a) of sub-section (1) entered in the register before the appointed day.
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the Council may confer on any person honorary fellow membership, if the Council is of the opinion that such person has made a significant contribution to the profession of Actuary and thereupon the Council shall enter the name of such person in the register but such person shall not have any voting rights in any election or meetings of the Institute and shall not also be required to pay any fee to the Institute.
Title: Associates and fellows.
(1) The members of the Institute shall be divided into two classes designated respectively as associates and fellows.
(2) Any person other than a person to whom the provisions of sub-section (3) apply, shall, on his name being entered in the register, be deemed to have become an associate and as long as his name remains so entered, shall be entitled to use the letters AIAI after his name to indicate that he is an associate.
(3) Any person who was a fellow of the Actuarial Society and who is entitled to have his name entered in the register under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 6 shall be entered in the register as a fellow.
(4) Any person whose name is entered in the register as fellow shall, so long as his name remains so entered, be entitled to use the letters "AIAI" after his name to indicate that he is a fellow.