- Membership of the Badminton Association of India shall be open to the Central Controlling body of Badminton in States, Centrally Administered Territories as defined in the India Constitution, Railway, Inter University Sports Control Boards within the Union, Air India Sports Board and Petroleum Sports Control Board and shall be termed as Affiliate units.
- Membership shall also be open to other Departmental Sports Control Boards on National level and to any other Constitutional Establishments. They shall be termed as Associate Affiliates. However, such membership shall not confer on such members the right to vote in any of the Meeting of the Badminton Association of India
- Membership of BAI may also be granted to individual club, group of clubs or individual persons, however such membership shall not confer on such members the right to vote in any of the meeting of the Badminton Association of India.