The Ramakrishna Math is administered by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees has an elected President, one or more Vice-Presidents, a General Secretary, one or more Assistant General Secretaries and a Treasurer.
The Ramakrishna Mission is administered by a Governing Body, which is composed of the Trustees of Ramakrishna Math. The headquarters of Ramakrishna Math at Belur (popularly known as Belur Math) itself serves as the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission.
All letters regarding administrative matters of the Math or Mission are to be addressed to the General Secretary, who functions as the chief executive.
A branch centre of Ramakrishna Math has as its head an Adhyaksha appointed by the Trustees.
A branch centre of Ramakrishna Mission is governed by a Managing Committee appointed by the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission. The Secretary of this Committee functions as the head of that branch.
Board of Trustees of Ramakrishna Math
The Board of Trustees consists of senior monks of the Ramakrishna Order, chosen by a process of nomination-cum-election. Authority for ownership of property belonging to different Math centres in India, appointment of heads of centres, legal transactions, etc are vested in the Board of Trustees, who also take major policy decisions pertaining to the whole Ramakrishna Math.
Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission
The members of the Board of Trustees also constitute the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission. Authority for ownership of property belonging to different Mission centres in India, appointment of heads of centres, legal transactions, etc are vested in the Governing Body, which also takes major policy decisions pertaining to the whole Ramakrishna Mission.
The Board of Trustees of Ramakrishna Math and the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission exercise their administrative functions through a set of office bearers appointed by them for a certain period. The main office bearers, who are common to both Math and Mission, are the President, the General Secretary, Assistant General Secretaries, and the Treasurer.
The Present Members of the Governing Body and Board of Trustees