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- Year: 2010
- Country: Jordan
- Language: English
- Document Type: Domestic Law or Regulation
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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
Regulation No. 32 of 2010
Private Societies Regulation
Issued by virtue of Article 30 of the Societies Law No. 51 of 2008
This regulation is cited “Private Societies Regulation 2010” and is applicable as of the date of
publication in the official gazette.
For the purposes of this regulation, the terms and definitions contained in the applicable
Societies Law are adopted wherever these terms are mentioned here.
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.
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.
Private societies shall adopt wage scales for their workers similar to the wage scales of the labor
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.
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.
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.
The Council and the competent minister shall issue necessary instructions to implement
provisions of this law.
HAMZA BIN ALHUSSAIN
Minister of Endowments
and Islamic Affairs Deputy
Minister of Interior Deputy
Minister of State Prime
Minister of Defense
Dr. Abdulsallam Alabbadi Naif Alqadi Dr. Rajaei Almashar Sameer Alrefai
Minister of State for
Telecommunication Affairs Minister
of Finance Minister of Higher
Education and Scientific
of State for
Dr. Nabil Alsharee
f Dr. Mohammed Abu
Walid Almaani Tawfik Kreeshan
Minister of Industry and
of Tourism and
of Energy and
Minerals, Acting Minister
Amer Alhadidi Hala Bsisso LAtou
f Maha Alkhateeb Khaled Alirani
Minister of Agriculture Minister of Political
of Health Minister of Justice
Saeed Almassri Moussa Almaitah Dr. Naif Alfayez Ayman Awdah
Minister of Planning and
International Cooperation Minister
of Public Sector
Development and State
Minister for Major Projects Minister
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
of Public Works
and Housing Minister
of Water and