2.1. Type/Profile of Members?
It's a cosmopolitan gentry.
2.2. What are the various types of membership your are offering?
For further details refer to the club rule numbers 8.1 to 8.9.
2.3. Do members have any voting right in the club?
2.4. If I take a membership now and in due course of time I need to cancel the same would I get a refund ?
Ans. There is no provision in the club rules for refund against cancellation of membership. However, a refund claim may be entertained by the club management strictly depending on the circumstances necessitating such cancellation and at the sole discretion of the management. (Refer to para 17.1 of the club rules & regulations and by-laws).
2.5. Is the membership transferable ?
In specific cases – yes (Refer to para 11 (a) to (e) in the Rules & Regulations of the club).
If I decide that I do not want the membership then can I transfer my membership ?
Incase you decide to leave the city for good and can convince us to that effect we will allow a transfer but according to our transfer laws i.e. you will need to find a member who will pay us the contemporary entrance charges and we will then refund your initial amount to you WITHOUT ANY INTEREST.
2.6. What is the membership procedure?
You need to apply for the membership by filling up a form. Deposit Rs. 20,000/- and you will be called for an interview within 7 days of the deposit. If your application is accepted you will be given a letter of membership and you will then need to pay the balance amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- and you will become a permanent member of the club.
2.7. What is the Membership Fees?
Rs. 1,20,000/- as of today but it is probably going up to Rs. 1,50,000/-
2.8. This 1,20,000 entitles me the use of the club and what else?
Just the membership cost of the club is 1,20,000/- the facilities are all charged extra, however if you are not a frequent user of the club this charge will be very nominal and easily affordable. Also if you are a frequent user, then you can apply for SCHEME II which is a very very subsidized rate to facilitate all family members to use the facility without pinching the pocket.
2.9. Why is the subscription amount so high? Can it be adjusted with the bill amount?
The subscription is not high when you compare it with Royal which is Rs. 450 + a minimum billing of Rs. 600/-. A very large area unlike other clubs are air-conditioned. The subscription is for the maintenance and upkeep of your facility without which your investment in the club membership will leave you with a dilapidated facility.
2.10. Is it a lifetime membership ?
In a manner of speaking it is . It is valid up to the year 2040 which is about 36 years. You can jokingly add that sir when a man gets a life sentence it is generally 14 years or more then why can't a membership which is almost 36 years be called a lifetime membership.
2.11. My wife & Children are they members?
Sir You wife is a member for the same period also. Your children however under the present rules and regulations shall be members only till the age of 18, after which their membership will automatically lapse. You may however apply for an associate membership at an additional cost of Rs. 10,000/ ( today's rate, may change in the future ) and the child may then use the club upto the age of 23 years.
2.12. But I am taking the membership for the children only?
Then you may restrict them to the areas where children are not allowed and they can play carom, pool, table tennis, squash, Badminton, swim and thoroughly enjoy themselves. The membership to Prince should be taken if you feel you are going to use the clubs facilities and as per the rules and regulations.
2.13. Can my children use the club ?
Members children are also members of the club and are entitled to use the same till the age of 18 and thereafter till the age of 23 where after they cease to be a member of the club unless they apply before the age of 23 to become individual/family members. (Refer to para 12.1 & 12.2 of the Rules & Regulations of the club).
2.14. Till what age a minor can enjoy the club facilities? What age limit will be kept for minors?
2.15. Can our children sign the bills ?
Yes, but the members are fully responsible for the payment of the bill as well as for the conduct of the children. (Refer to para 12(b) & (c) in the Rules & Regulations of the club).
2.16. Can my parents, brother, sister use the club ?
By all means as a guest only against payment of applicable guest fees and subject to the rules and regulations applicable to guests (refer to para 16 Clauses 16 (i) to 16 (iv) of the Rules & Regulations of the club).
2.17. Will my parents who stay with me be allowed to use the club?
No Sir parents are not allowed as members, they will have to be treated as guests and may accompany you as guests only
2.18. How can I make my parents come in as guests?
Sir to please you if I gave you any other assurance it would be wrong so I thought it best to tell you clearly what we have been told and Your family comprises of you, your wife and your children and your family is allowed in as members only.
2.19. When will the membership cards be ready?
Normally it took about a month's time but we are changing the vendors to provide the cards in 48-72 hours. The cards anyway sir shall not really be required as your photo id is on every computer.
2.20. Can my family member who is not a member of your club enter the club in my absence? (esp. in case of Residency)
At the moment our directive is very clear that the Club is for the Members and their accompanied guests only. Relatives cannot be considered as extensions of the family and anyway there is no provision for extensions of families also. We however need to check with MPL regarding this.
2.21. Can the dependent parents of the members staying out of Kolkata use the club?(in case of Residency and if yes how?
We are allowing the parents of such NRI's to be treated as Associate members and for this you will need to make an application in writing to the General Manager, who in turn will get back to you within a day or two.