According to the new amendment passed on 17 July 2016, Clauses 5 b (ii) and 5 b (iii) of the SWA Constitution have been upgraded. Now it is mandatory for the Fellow members and Associate Members to upgrade their membership within 3 years of becoming SWA Members. Associate Members must upgrade to Regular Members and Fellow Members can upgrade to Associate or Regular Member depending upon their eligibility. During this period if for any reason, a Fellow/Associate Member fails to upgrade, then his/her membership will lapse and s/he will need to apply afresh for new membership as per the eligibility at that time. To start with all Associate / Fellow Members will have to upgrade before 15th Oct 2019 which has been fixed as the Deadline.