To enroll more youth under the umbrella of youth Congress, the state wing of it has started online membership facility, which will also effectively monitor the functioning of the members and ensure transparency in the organisation.
Launching the online membership facility, national secretary of the Youth Congress Harsh Wardhan said that youth aged up to 35 years could register as member by uploading documents pertaining to their identity, photograph and other details. The valid documents for identity include voter ID card, Aadhar card, driver’s licence, PAN number and passport. Harsh Wardhan further added that candidates can also attain membership through offline mode by filling form along with postal order directly to the state unit of the organisation.
To make it more effective, youth congress is mulling to impose a monthly target on its members from each Assembly constituency and the progress of membership drive would be reviewed on a regular basis. The existing members are also directed to speed up membership drive and asked to recommend new members and it would also reflect their performance and will help to proceed in the system. The organisation would maintain a database of all the members and the performance would be monitored using MIS (management information system) to identify active members.
The state had 1.25 lakh Youth Congress members when the organisational election was held early this year and the number was expected to increase with the introduction of online enrolment. Members would be required to renew their membership after every two years and they could continue as members up to the age of 35 years.