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West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961

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The West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961
[West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961]


[5th December, 1961]

An Act to provide for the registration of literary, cultural, scientific, political, charitable, religious and certain other kinds of societies and for matters connected therewith.

  1. Short title, extent and commencement
  2. Interpretation
  3. Appointment of Registrar
  4. Societies to be formed by Memorandum of Association and registration
  5. Memorandum of Association
  6. Regulations
  7. Registration
  8. Alteration of memorandum and regulations
  9. Alterations to be filed
  10. Name of society
  11. State Government may direct change of name
  12. Societies to have power to amalgamate with another society
  13. Name of society to be prominently shown
  14. Register of members
  15. Books of account and audit
  16. Annual general meeting
  17. Annual and other returns to be forwarded to Registrar
  18. Property of society how to be vested
  19. Suits and proceedings by and against a society
  20. Power to alter regulations (Omitted)
  21. Members liable to be sued or prosecuted as strangers
  22. Power of Registrar to call for information or explanation
  23. Investigation of affairs of a society
  24. Dissolution by resolution
  25. Dissolution by court
  26. Dissolution by Registrar
  27. Members to receive no profit upon dissolution
  28. Disqualifications for being member of the Governing Body, etc., of a society
  29. Inspection of documents and grant of certified copies thereof
  30. Terms of gifts to be observed
  31. Communications with a society
  32. No prosecution to be instituted without previous sanction
  33. Indemnity
  34. Limitation
  35. Power to make rules
  36. Repeal and savings

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