RAILWAY BENEFIT ASSOCIATION ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Ceylon Railway Benefit Association incorporated.

3. General objects.

4. Affairs of the Corporation to be administered by a Committee of Management.

5. Powers of Committee.

6. Secretary and Treasurer.

7. Duties of Secretary and Treasurer.

8. Committee Meetings.

9. Who shall preside quorum.

10. Vacancies how filled.

11. Membership.

12. Register of members.

13. Books of account.

14. Remuneration to member or members of Committee.

15. Rules.

16. General Meetings.

17. Annual General Meeting.

18. Who shall preside at General Meetings.

19. Security from officers, agents, and servants.

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

21. Property vested in Corporation.

Debts due by and payable to association

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

23. Power to contribute to provident fund and to play gratuities.

24. Appointment of officers agents.

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

26. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

27. Corporation may demise lands on lease.

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

29. Doubt or ambiguity how decided.

30. Saving of rights of the Republic and others.

16 of 1908,

15 of 1931,

4 of 1938,

40 of 1946.

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate the Ceylon Railway Benefit Association.

[Date of Commencement: 26th October, 1908]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Ceylon Railway Benefit Association Ordinance.

2. Ceylon Railway Benefit Association incorporated.

From and after the passing of this Ordinance such and so many persons as now are members of the Ceylon Railway Benefit Association (hereinafter referred to as "the Association”), or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted, whose names shall be inscribed in the register mentioned in section 12, shall be and become a Corporation with continuance forever under the name of "the Ceylon Railway Benefit Association”, (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) and by that name shall and may sue and be sued in all courts, and shall have full power and authority to have and to use a common seal, and 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 the members in times of sickness or distress, and ultimately, on or after the death, or the retirement, resignation or dismissal from the public service, or the withdrawal from membership, of any member, to pay to such member or to his nominee or to his widow and children or if there is no widow or child surviving him to his heirs-at-law, such portion of his contributions 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.

4. Affairs of the Corporation to be administered by a Committee of Management.

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

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 at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation; and

(ii) the two senior clerks, according to the seniority list of the Government Railway, being members of the Corporation, who are employed respectively in the offices of the General Manager and the Chief Accountant of the Government Railway, or the persons for the time being acting for them.

(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:

Provided that a member of the Corporation who is not employed in Colombo shall not be eligible for election and shall not remain as the President, or as a member of the Committee of Management.

(2) The first Committee of Management shall consist of the President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and members of the Committee of Management holding office at the time of the coming into operation of this Ordinance.

5. Powers of Committee.

The Committee of Management shall, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and of any rules made under section 15, have full power and authority generally to govern, direct, and decide all matters whatsoever connected with the appointment and dismissal of officers, agents, and servants, and with the administration of the affairs of the Corporation and the accomplishment of the objects thereof and to defray out of the funds of the Corporation all expenses necessary for the purposes of such appointments and administration;

Provided that the said Committee shall not exercise any powers which are by this Ordinance or by any rules made under section 15 declared to be exercisable by the Corporation in General Meeting;

Provided also that no rule made by the Corporation in General Meeting shall invalidate any prior Act of the said Committee which would have been valid if such rule had not been made.

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