The General Assembly is the highest body of APAARI that takes place once every two years. Each APAARI regular member institution is represented by one delegate and with one vote in all meetings of the General Assembly. This applies for voting at ordinary and extraordinary meetings. The Chairman shall allow some time for mutual consultation among members prior to voting on any issue. All decisions shall be taken by a simple majority vote, except for those decisions relating to amendments to the Constitution, and those related to the dissolution of the Association. In the case of equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.

The General Assembly determines the policy of the Association, approves its programme of work and budget that is formulated and put up by the Executive Committee, reviews progress, and exercises other powers conferred upon it by the Constitution.

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