GALLE MUNICIPAL STAFFS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (Incorporation) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Galle Municipal Staffs Benevolent Association incorporated.

3. General objects.

4. Membership.

5. Contributions.

6. Authority to make deductions from salary of members.

7. Committee of Management.

8. First Committee of Management.

9. Who shall preside at, and quorum for, meetings of the Committee of Management.

10. Vacancies in, Committee of Management.

11. Register of members.

12. Rules.

13. Remuneration to member or members of Committee and Auditors.

14. Special General Meetings.

15. Mismanagement by members of Committee of Management.

16. Annual General Meeting.

17. Notice of resolutions and questions at Annual General Meeting.

18. Quorum for Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings.

19. Who shall preside at General Meetings.

20. Voting.

21. Time limit for reconsideration of decision of General Meetings.

22. Security from officers and servants.

23. Debts due by and payable to Association.

24. Funds of the Corporation, how to be kept and invested.

25. Funds of the Corporation, how operated on.

26. Powers of the Committee of Management.

27. Books of Accounts.

28. Inspection of Books of Accounts.

29. Functions of Honorary Secretary.

30. Functions of Honorary Treasurer.

31. Functions of Honorary Assistant Treasurer.

32. General Loan scheme.

33. Special loan scheme.

34. Special loans to redeem indebtedness of members.

35. Interest on loans.

36. Withdrawal of contributions.

37. Time limit.

38. Auditors.

39. Re-enrolment of members.

40. Death, retirement, dismissal.

41. Payment of Death Donation and Retiring Allowance.

42. Member's Pass Book.

43. Consolidated Benefit Fund.

44. Forfeiture of membership.

45. Amounts due from a member who has forfeited his membership.

46. Voluntary resignation.

47. Decision of Committee of Management to be final.

48. Seal of the Corporation how affixed.

49. Saving of rights of the Republic and others.

SCHEDULE

23 of 1970.

AN ACT to incorporate the Galle Municipal Staffs Benevolent Association.

[Date of Commencement: 24th March, 1970]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Galle Municipal Staffs Benevolent Association (Incorporation) Act.

2. Galle Municipal Staffs Benevolent Association incorporated.

On and after the passing of this Act, such and so many persons as are now members of the Galle Municipal Staffs Benevolent Association or shall hereafter be admitted members of the said Association (hereinafter referred to as the "said Association”) and whose names shall be inscribed in the register mentioned in section 11 (1), shall be, and become a Corporation with continuance for ever under the name of "The Galle Municipal Staffs Benevolent Association” (hereafter referred to as "the Corporation”) and by that name shall sue and be sued in all courts, and shall have full power and authority to have and to 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, to promote thrift, to give relief to its members in times of sickness, indebtedness and distress, to give to members on retirement, resignation or dismissal from the service of the Galle Municipal Council or the Local Government Service or on withdrawal from membership his accumulated savings, to give to each member on retirement, resignation or dismissal from any such service a death donation and retiring allowance, or in the event of the death of any member while in any such service to give to his nominee or nominees, if any, or to his legal heirs his accumulated savings and the death donation and retiring allowance, and to do all other acts which the Committee of Management may think necessary for the economic advantage of the members.

4. Membership.

(1) All permanent monthly paid employees of the Galle Municipal Council, and members of the Local Government Service attached to the Galle Municipal Council, who are over twenty-one and under fifty years of age, shall be eligible for admission as members, and may, in the discretion of the Committee of Management, be admitted as members. The members of the Local Government Service who are members of the Corporation may continue their membership of the Corporation after their transfer from the Galle Municipal Council to any other local authority in the Island.

(2) Every member shall pay an enrolment fee of Rs. 1 on enrolment.

5. Contributions.

(1) Every member shall contribute monthly a sum of not less than Rs. 5 and not exceeding Rs. 100. Such contributions shall be deducted monthly from the salary payable to such member from the Galle Municipal Council or other local authority commencing from the month following that in which he is admitted by the Committee of Management as a member:

Provided that, in the event of the death of a member while in service, no deduction shall be made from any salary due to him at the time of his death.

(2) Any member may on admission make an initial payment not exceeding Rs. 100.

6. Authority to make deductions from salary of members.

(1) Every person seeking membership shall give, in the form approved by the Committee of Management, from time to time, an authority to the Municipal Commissioner of the Galle Municipal Council and in the event of his transfer to any other local authority to the Municipal Commissioner or Chairman of such local authority, as the case may be, to deduct from his monthly salary all amounts due from him to the Corporation in the event of his election as a member. A receipt issued by the Honorary Treasurer of the Corporation shall be a valid discharge of the amount deducted from such person's salary.

(2) No person shall be admitted as a member of the Corporation until he has given the aforesaid authority.

7. Committee of Management.

(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules of the Corporation, for the time being in force, be administered by a Committee of Management consisting of six members to be elected at each Annual General Meeting, in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the rules of the Corporation for the time being in force.

(2) At every first meeting of the members of the Committee of Management after their election, a President, a Vice-President, an Honorary Treasurer and an Honorary Assistant Treasurer shall be elected by each such Committee from among their number.

(3) The Honorary Secretary of the Corporation shall function as Honorary Secretary to the Committee of Management.

8. First Committee of Management.

(1) The first Committee of Management shall consist of the following members—

Mr H P de Silva, President

Mr D A Baduge, Vice-President

Mr E W de Z Abeyasekera, Honorary Treasurer

Mr H de S Dhannawickreme, Honorary Assistant Treasurer

Mr S M Jiffrey, Member

Mr F E A Vanderputt, Member.

(2) Mr G C Nanayakkara shall function as the Honorary Secretary to the first Committee of Management.

9. Who shall preside at, and quorum for, meetings of the Committee of Management.

(1) The President of the Corporation or in his absence, the Vice-President or in the absence of both the President and the Vice-President, a member of the Committee of Management elected for the purpose by the members present at such meeting of the Committee shall preside.

(2) The quorum for a meeting of the Committee of Management shall be three members of such Committee.

10. Vacancies in, Committee of Management.

(1) In the event of any casual vacancy occurring in the Committee of Management, other than a vacancy referred to in subsection (2), it shall be lawful for the remaining members of the Committee of Management to appoint another member of the Corporation to fill the vacancy, and any person so appointed to fill a casual vacancy, shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the person in whose place he was appointed.

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