Voluntary Social Service Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act

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Act No. 31 of 1980

An act to provide for the registration with the Government of Voluntary Social Service Organizations. To provide for their inspections and supervision; to facilitate the co-ordination of the activities of such organizations; to give governmental recognition to such organizations which are properly constituted; to enforce the accountability of such organizations in respect of financial and policy management under the existing rules of such organization, to the members of such organizations, the general public and the government; to prevent malpractices by persons purporting to be such organizations; to regularize the constitution of voluntary social service groups which have not been legally recognized; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Not in operation on 31st December, 1980]

1. This Act may be cited as the Voluntary Social Services Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act and shall come into operation on such date* thereinafter referred to as the (appointed date) as the Minister may Order published in the Gazette appoint.

2. (1) There may be appointed for the purposes of this Act by name or by office, a Registrar of Voluntary Social Service Organizations (hereinafter referred to as the (“Registrar”)

(2) There may be appointed by name or by office such number of Deputy Registrars and Assistant Registrars of Voluntary Social Service Organizations, and other officers as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.

(3) Every Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar shall, in the exercise of his powers, performance of his duties discharge of his functions, be subject to the general direction and control of the Registrar.

(4) Every Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar may, subject to the general direction and control of the registrar within the area of his jurisdiction, exercise, perform or discharge all or any of the powers, duties or functions vested in, assigned to, or imposed upon the Registrar, by or under this Act.