Regulation 32 on Private Societies

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We, Hamza  Bin  Alhussain,  the  Deputy  of  His  Majesty  the  King,  by  virtue  of  article  31  of the  
constitution  and  based  on  what  is  decided  by  the  Council  of Ministers  on  01.06.2010,  order  the  
following  regulation:  
Regulation  No. 32 of  2010 
Private Societies  Regulation 
Issued  by virtue  of Article  30 of the Societies  Law No. 51 of  2008  
ARTICLE  (1):   
This  regulation  is  cited  “Private  Societies  Regulation  2010” and  is  applicable  as  of the  date  of  
publication  in  the  official  gazette.   
ARTICLE  (2):   
For  the purposes  of  this  regulation,  the  terms  and  definitions  contained  in  the  applicable  
Societies  Law  are adopted  wherever  these  terms  are  mentioned  here.  
ARTICLE  (3):   
Founding  members  of  a  private  society shall set a  capital  not  less  than  five  hundred  dinars  in  its 
articles  of  incorporation  and  shall  be fully  paid  up in  the  agreed  percentages  and deposited  in  a 
bank  operating  in  the  Kingdom  before commencement  of  work.   
ARTICLE  (4):   
a. Any  net  revenues  of  a  private  society  shall be saved  by  the  society  and shall  be  only  
used  for achieving  the purposes  and  objectives  of  the  society,  expanding  its  activities  
and  increasing  its  capital.   
b. No  private  society  shall  in any  case distribute  its  net  revenues  directly  or  indirectly  to  
any  of its  members.   
ARTICLE  (5):  
Private  societies  shall  adopt  wage  scales  for  their  workers  similar to  the  wage  scales  of  the  labor  

ARTICLE (6):   
a. If the  number  of  private  society  members  becomes  less  than three  persons  for  any  
reason,  the private  society  shall  recruit  one  or  more  members  within  three  days  of  being 
notified  by  the  Register  Secretary.   
b. If the  private  society  does not  manage,  within  the  period  mentioned  in paragraph  a,  to  
recruit  a  new  member  replacing the  member  whose membership  was invalidated,  the  
private  society  is  considered  dissolved.  
ARTICLE  (7):   
a. It is  conditional  to  amend  the  articles  of  society  of the  private  society  upon modifying  its  
b. It is  conditional  for  the  articles  of  society  of  a  private  society  to set  provisions  related  to  
the  transfer  of  shares  between  members  or  other  persons  and  the  provisions  for  the  
entry  of new  members.   
c. In  all  cases,  a  member  may not  assign  his  shares  in  the  capital  of  the  private  society  
against  compensation  exceeding  the  nominal  value.   
d. In  case  of  death  of  a  member,  his  shares  in  the  paid  capital  shall  be distributed  to heirs  
unless  any  of them  discloses  is  unwillingness  to  receive  them.   
ARTICLE  (8):   
a. In  case  an  society  is dissolved,  members  shall  be refunded  for  their  paid  up shares  in  the  
capital  at  the  time  of establishment  except  if  the  articles  of  society  provide  that  the  
value  of  such  shares  shall  transfer  to  another  entity.  If  the  society  funds and  assets  are  
less  that its  paid  up capital,  members  shall  be refunded  in  a  pro  rata  basis  against  their  
contributions  in  the  capital.   
b. If the  society  funds  and  assets  exceed  its  capital,  the  remaining  funds shall  be credited  
to  the  Societies  Support  Fund  unless  the  articles  of  society  stipulate  that  funds  shall  be 
transferred  to  another  society  with similar  objectives  and  purposes.   

  ARTICLE  (9):   
The  Council  and  the  competent  minister  shall  issue necessary  instructions  to  implement  
provisions  of  this  law.   
Minister of  Endowments  
and  Islamic  Affairs   Deputy 
Prime Minister
Minister  of  Interior   Deputy 
Prime Minister
Minister  of  State   Prime
Minister  of  Defense  
Dr.  Abdulsallam  Alabbadi   Naif Alqadi Dr. Rajaei  Almashar Sameer Alrefai
Minister  of  State  for  
Information  and  
Telecommunication  Affairs   Minister
 of  Finance Minister of  Higher
Education  and  Scientific  
Research   Minister
 of  State  for  
Parliamentary  Affairs  
Dr.  Nabil  Alsharee
f  Dr. Mohammed  Abu 
Hammour   Dr.
 Walid  Almaani Tawfik Kreeshan
Minister  of  Industry  and 
Trade   Minister
 of  Social 
Development  Minister
 of  Tourism  and  
Archeology   Minister
 of  Energy  and  
Minerals,  Acting  Minister  
of  Transportation  
Amer  Alhadidi   Hala Bsisso  LAtou
f Maha  Alkhateeb Khaled Alirani
Minister  of  Agriculture  Minister of  Political  
Development   Minister
 of  Health Minister of  Justice
Saeed  Almassri   Moussa Almaitah Dr. Naif  Alfayez Ayman Awdah
Minister  of  Planning  and  
International  Cooperation  Minister
 of  Municipal  
Affairs   Minister
 of  Public  Sector  
Development  and  State  
Minister  for  Major  Projects  Minister
 of  Culture
Dr.  Jaffar  Hassan   Ali Alghazawi Emad Fakhori Nabih Shakam
Minister  of  Labor   Minister of  Education Minister of  State  for  Prime  Ministry  
Affairs  and  Acting  Minister  of  Foreign  
Dr.  Ibahim  Alamoush   Dr. Ibrahim  Badran Jamal Alshamailah  
Minister  of  Environment  Minister of  
Telecommunications  and  
IT   Minister
 of  Public  Works  
and  Housing   Minister
 of  Water  and