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West Bengal Advocates Welfare Fund Act, 1991

An Act to provide for the constitution of a Fund and utilisation thereof for promotion of welfare of the advocates practising in West Bengal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
LAW DEPARTMENT
Legislative

No. 2055-L. 17th December, 1991

West Bengal Act XIII of 1991

THE WEST BENGAL ADVOCATES WELFARE FUND ACT, 1991

An Act to provide for the constitution of a Fund and utilisation thereof for promotion of welfare of the advocates practising in West Bengal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  1. Short title, extent and commencement.
  2. Definitions.
  3. Constitution of Fund.
  4. Establishment of Trust Committee.
  5. Disqualifications for membership of Trust Committee.
  6. Resignation by members of Trust Committee.
  7. Filling up of casual vacancy.
  8. Vacancies amongst members, or defect in constitution, of Trust Committee not to invalidate proceeding of Trust Committee.
  9. Meetings of Trust Committee.
  10. Vesting of Fund in Trust Committee.
  11. Functions of Trust Committee.
  12. Power to borrow and invest, and to make payment out of Fund.
  13. Audit of accounts.
  14. Secretary of Trust Committee and his powers and duties.
  15. Treasurer-cum-Accountant of Trust Committee and his duties.
  16. Registration of Bar Association.
  17. Duties of Bar Association.
  18. Membership of Fund.
  19. Annual subscription to Fund.
  20. Nomination.
  21. Furnishing of information to Trust Committee.
  22. Act not to apply in certain cases.
  23. Payment from Fund.
  24. Appeal.
  25. Group Insurance and other benefits for members of the Fund.
  26. Restriction on alienation, attachment, etc. of interests of members of Funds in Fund.
  27. Power to summon witnesses and take evidence.
  28. Power to make rules.
  29. Power to make regulations.

Download: No. 2055-L dated 17.12.1991, Source