Legitimately, STEP is governed by two hierarchies
- General Body
- Governing/Executive Body
STEP strictly follows the ‘Code of Corporate Governance for Bangladesh’ prepared by the taskforce on corporate governance to develop corporate culture step by step. A seven-member Governing Body (President, Vice President, Member Secretory, Treasurer and Three Members) are vested with the governance and the management of the organization. Member Secretory is act the role of Executive Director he also the ex-officio of the organization. The Governing Body is elected Tri-annually from a body of 21 general members, who come from different professions and arena viz. business, banking, law, academics, journalism, and social development.
- General Body: The General Body is formed comprising of all the members fulfilling the conditions stated above. The General Body is the highest controlling authority for any issue of the organization. The General Body meets once a year and the list of the members is finalized by the members of the Executive Committee before each Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting of the General Body will be organized within fifteen days notice. Any urgent meeting of the General Body shall be called within seven days’ notice.
- Executive Committee (Governing Body): The Executive Committee comprising of seven members will approve the policies and plans of the organization. The composition of the Executive Committee is: Chairperson (01), Member Secretary (01), Treasurer (01), Members (04). The Executive Committee will employ an Executive Director for overall responsibilities in order to facilitate activities of the organization. The Executive Director will be the Member Secretary of the organization. The meeting of the Executive Committee will be called within seven days’ notice which shall be held at least once in every after four months of the year. The urgent meeting of the Executive Committee will be held within a notice of 24 hours.
The Executive Committee will be elected for Three years at the Annual General Meeting of the General Body. For any reason, if the AGM could not be held as scheduled, the Executive Committee will continue its function till holding the next AGM.
Policy and Procedures
In order to establish good governance in the organization, the organization gives significant importance on the implementation of various rules and procedures that include (i) Rules of Business for Micro-finance and Micro-enterprise, (ii) Staff Service Rules, (iii) Accounting and Financial Procedures and Rules, (iv) Internal Audit Manual, (v) Human Resource and Administrative Manual, (vi) Program Implementation Manual, (vii) Gender Policy, and (viii) New Branch Opening Policy.
Seven different committees are functioning with cross-functional departments to develop greater cohesion and integration towards achieving the goals of the organization. The committees are: (i) Recruitment and Promotion Committee, (ii) Gender Committee, (iii) Sales & Purchase Committee, (iv) Land Purchase Committee, (v) Disaster Management Committee, (vi) Committee for Building Construction, and (vii) Committee for Old Papers Disposal. All committees are approved by the governing body.
|SL. NO.||Name of Member||Position||Occupation||Picture|
|02||Dr. Khondoker Abdur Rob||Vice-President||Doctor|
|03||Mrs. Rumo Akter||Treasurer||House Wife|
|04||Subroto Dhar||Executive Member||Business|
|05||Md. Hasan Miah||Executive Member||Privet Service|
|06||Amrita Rani Roy||Executive Member||Medical Student|
|07||Sanjoy Kumar Das||Member Secretary||Social Worker|