Become A Member

Membership Companies or Firms in India, engaged in Public Affairs, Public Policy & Advocacy, desirous of becoming a Member of PAFI, may provide details below or email lakshmi.kanchaan@pafi.in for more details.

Eligibility

Organisations desirous of becoming a member of PAFI may submit the application in the given format to the Executive Director of PAFI. Once the membership form along with the Code of Ethics, duly signed and stamped, are received, it will put up for the approval of the Managing Committee. PAFI’s Managing Committee reserves the right to accept or reject the application at their discretion, without assigning any reason. Membership will be in the name of a body corporate and will entitle the member body corporate to appoint three individuals to attend regular proceedings of PAFI. The member body corporate will have one voting right.

Membership Benefits

  • Networking

    With external stakeholders from the government, regulators, media, industry associations, NGOs, multilateral agencies and think tanks

  • Training & Development

    Sharing of expertise and domain knowledge on policy making procedures. Equip members with tools to engage with their stakeholders effectively

  • Collaboration

    Provides a platform to collaborate, exchange ideas, information and best practices

  • Research & Publications

    Provides members insights and analysis of policy developments and changes across sectors

  • Consultancy

    Members have access to pool of knowledge and expertise available within the membership of PAFI

Code of ethics

This Code of Ethics applies to all Members of PAFI.

Our work as public affairs professionals contributes to a healthy democratic process, acting as a link between the world of business, civil society and Indian policy-makers. The objective of PAFI and its members is to provide knowledge and context to aid an informed decision-making on policy. By signing this Code of Ethics, the signatories are committed to abide by it and act in an honest, responsible and courteous manner at all times and seek to apply the highest professional standards.

PAFI members are expected to practice the highest standards of honesty, accuracy, integrity and truth and shall not knowingly disseminate false or misleading information to the government and the civil society. Members shall not engage in professional or personal conduct that will bring discredit to their firms, the society or the practice of public affairs.

In their dealings with the Government of India, departments and agencies, the public affairs practitioners shall:

  • Identify themselves by name and by company on whose behalf the government department and agencies are approached.
  • Be transparent in disclosing the interest they represent when dealing with the Government of India and its agencies.
  • NOT intentionally misrepresent their status or the nature of their inquiries to officials of the Government of India or create any false impression in relation thereto.
  • NOT directly or indirectly misrepresent links with the Government of India.
  • At all times honour confidential information they receive from other members of PAFI and government offices and agencies.
  • Practice the highest standards of honesty, accuracy, integrity and truth, and shall not knowingly disseminate false or misleading information.

I agree that I and all employees of “name of the company” dealing with present, former and prospective government officials and agencies, will adhere to the above Code of Ethics, and be subject to the disciplinary rules of PAFI (as set out in the Memorandum of Association) in case of breach of the Code of Ethics.