Jana Diriya Fund ACT1

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Jana Diriya Fund.

3. Board of Governors of the Fund.

4. Seal of the Fund.

5. Powers of a registered society or institution.

6. Object of the Fund.

6A. Approved society.

7. Functions of the Board.

8. Grants by the Government.

9. Transfer of certain money to the Fund.

10. Payments into the Fund.

11. Payments out of the Fund.

12. Accounts and audit.

13. Financial year of the Fund.

14. Exemption of the Fund from payment of certain duties and taxes.

15. Appointment of public officers and members of the Local Government Service to Fund.

16. Protection of members of the Board and officers the Fund for action under this Act.

17. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Fund.

18. Officers and servants of the Fund deemed to be public servants under the Penal Code.

19. Fund deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

20. Interpretation.

SCHEDULES

28 of 1982,

68 of 2009.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a fund called the Jana Diriya Fund, to specify its objects and powers and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 68 of 2009.]

[Date of Commencement: 11th August, 1982]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Jana Diriya Fund Act.

[S 1 am by s 3(1) of Act 68 of 2009.]

2. Establishment of the Jana Diriya Fund.

(1) There shall be established a Fund to be called "the Jana Diriya Fund” (hereinafter referred to as "the Fund”).

[S 2(1) am by s 3(1) of Act 68 of 2009.]

(2) The Fund shall by the name assigned to it by subsection (1) be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Board of Governors of the Fund.

(1) The administration, management and control of the Fund shall be vested in a Board of Governors constituted as hereinafter provided.

(2) The Board of Governors of the Fund (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”) shall consist of—

(a) the Minister who shall be the Chairman of the Board;

(b) the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance:

Provided however where the President is functioning as the Minister of Finance, the reference shall be to the Deputy Minister in charge of the subject of Finance.

[S 3(2)(b) subs by s 4(1)(a) of Act 68 of 2009.]

(c) the Minister in charge of the subject of Cultural Affairs;

(d) the Minister in charge of the subject of Agriculture;

(e) the Minister in charge of subject of Education;

(f) the Minister in charge of the subject of Social Services;

(g) the Minister in charge of the subject of Rural Development;

(h) the Minister in charge of the subject of Rural Industrial Development;

(i) the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament;

(j) the Secretary to the Prime Minister;

(k) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister; and

(l) four other persons appointed by the Minister (hereinafter referred to as "appointed members”) who shall hold office for a period of three years from the date of appointment and shall be eligible for
re-appointment.

[S 3(2)(l) am by s 4(1)(b) of Act 68 of 2009.]

(3) The Minister shall appoint a suitable person to act as the Secretary to the Board.

(4) The Minister may, if he considers it expedient so to do, remove any appointed member of the Board assigning reasons therefor.

[S 3(4) am by s 4(2) of Act 68 of 2009.]

(5) An appointed member of the Board may at any time resign his office by letter addressed to the Minister.

(6) The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be five members.

[S 3(6) am by s 4(3) of Act 68 of 2009.]

(7) Subject to the provisions of subsection (6) the Board may regulate the procedure in regard to its meetings and the transaction of business at such meetings.

(8) The Board may act notwithstanding a vacancy among its members.

4. Seal of the Fund.

The seal of the Fund—

(a) shall be in the custody of such persons as, the Board may from time to time determine;

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