CEYLON RAILWAY UNIFORM STAFF
BENEVOLENT FUND ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation.

3. General objects.

4. Committee of Management.

5. Powers of the Committee of Management.

6. Secretary and Treasurer.

7. Duties of Secretary and Treasurer.

8. Committee Meeting.

9. Who shall preside at Committee Meetings.

10. Powers of the Committee vested in the quorum.

11. Vacancies in the Committee of Management how filled.

12. Membership.

13. Register of members.

14. Books of accounts.

15. Remuneration to members.

16. Rules.

17. General Meetings.

18. Annual General Meeting.

19. Who shall preside at General Meetings.

20. Security from officers and agents.

21. Mode in which rule or order once made may be subsequently altered, amended or cancelled.

22. Debts due by and payable to Association.

23. Funds of the Corporation how to be kept, paid out and invested.

24. Appointment of officers, agents.

25. Seal of the Corporation how to be affixed to instruments.

26. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

27. Corporation may demise lands on lease.

28. Corporation may not sell exchange or mortgage lands without leave of court.

29. Doubts or ambiguities how decided.

30. Saving of rights of the Republic and others.

50 of 1947.

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate the Ceylon Railway Uniform Staff Benevolent Fund.

[Date of Commencement: 19th December, 1949]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Railway Uniform Staff Benevolent Fund Ordinance.

2. Incorporation.

From and after the passing of this Ordinance the President and such and so many persons as are now members of the Ceylon Railway Uniform Staff Benevolent Fund (hereinafter referred to as "the Association”), or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be and become a Corporation with continuance forever under the name of "the Ceylon Railway Uniform Staff Benevolent Fund”, (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) and by that name may sue and be sued in all courts and shall have full power and authority to have and use a common seal, and to change and alter the same at their will and pleasure.

3. General objects.

The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to promote thrift among its members;

(b) to give relief to its members in times of distress;

(c) to pay to each member on his retirement, resignation or dismissal from the public service such portion of his contribution to the funds of the Corporation and such donation, if any, as may be authorised by the rules of the Corporation made as hereinafter provided; and

(d) in the event of the death of any member prior to his ceasing to be a public servant to pay to his nominee appointed in accordance with the rules of the Corporation or, in the absence of a properly appointed nominee, to his heirs at law such portion of his contribution to the funds of the Corporation and such donation, if any, as may be authorised by the rules of the Corporation.

4. Committee of Management.

(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall subject to the rules of the Corporation be administered by a Committee of Management consisting of the following—

(a) Ex-officio members:

(i) The President of the Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "the President”) elected each year by the members of the Corporation from among their own number or from among the officers of the Government Railway Department at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation; and

(ii) two Vice-Presidents elected each year by the members of the Corporation from among their own number at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation.

(b) Elected members:

Twelve persons elected each year by the members of the Corporation from among their own number at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation.

(2) The first Committee of Management shall consist of the President, the two Vice-Presidents, the Secretary and Treasurer and the members of the Committee of Management of the Association holding office at the time of the coming into operation of this Ordinance, and shall function until the first General Meeting of the Corporation.

5. Powers of the Committee of Management.

The Committee of Management shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and of any rules made under section 16, have full power and authority—

(a) to govern, direct and decide all matters whatsoever connected with—

(i) the appointment and dismissal of officers, agents and servants of the Corporation;

(ii) the administration of the affairs of the Corporation;

(iii) the accomplishment of the objects of the Corporation; and

(b) to defray out of the funds of the Corporation all expenses necessary for the purpose of such appointment and dismissal and of such administration and accomplishment:

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