Co-operative Societies (Special Provisions) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Special provisions relating to the Registrar.

3. Special provisions relating to arbitrators.

4. The provisions of this Act to prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with the principal enactment.

5. Special provisions regarding Court actions.

6. The provisions of this Act to be regarded as amendments to the Ceylon (Constitution) Order in Council, 1946.

7. Interpretation.

34 of 1970.

AN ACT to provide for the removal of certain difficulties, and the resolution of certain doubts, which have arisen or may arise in regard to the administration of the co-operative societies ordinance, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 31st December 1970]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Co-operative Societies (Special Provisions) Act.

2. Special provisions relating to the Registrar.

(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), every relevant power, duty and function conferred and imposed on, and assigned to, the Registrar under the principal enactment shall be deemed to have been and to be, validly so conferred, so imposed and so assigned, and accordingly—

(a) every relevant reference made to the Registrar, whether before or on or after the appointed date; and

(b) every relevant act or thing done by, and all relevant proceedings held or taken by or before, the Registrar in the matter of any such reference or in any other circumstances whatsoever, whether before or on or after the appointed date,

shall be deemed not to have been, and not to be, invalid by reason only of the fact that such power, duty, and function was so conferred and imposed on and assigned to, any such reference was made to, any such act or thing was done by, and any such proceedings were held or taken by or before, the Registrar.

(2) Nothing in the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be deemed or construed to validate any relevant act or thing done by, or any relevant proceedings held or taken by or before, the Registrar in the matter of any relevant reference made to him, or in any other circumstances whatsoever, if, but only if, such act or thing, or such proceedings, was or were subsequently held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid on the ground that any relevant power, duty or function not having been validly conferred or imposed on, or assigned to, the Registrar under the principal enactment, the Registrar had no jurisdiction to do such act or thing, or to hold or take such proceedings:

Provided, however, that nothing in the preceding provisions of this sub-section shall be deemed or construed to preclude or prevent any relevant act or thing being done by, and any relevant proceedings being held or taken by or before, as hereafter provided in this Act, the Registrar de novo under the provisions of the principal enactment as modified by this Act,

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