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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II FORMATION AND REGISTRATION OF SOCIETIES

Part III PRIVILEGES AND DUTIES OF SOCIETIES

Part IV RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF MEMBERS

Part V ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SOCIETIES

Part VI PROPERTY AND FUNDS OF SOCIETIES

Part VII AMALGAMATION AND TRANSFER

Part VIII DUTIES AND POWERS OF REGISTRAR

Part IX MISCELLANEOUS

THE SCHEDULE Matters required to be in by-laws of co-operative society

Legislative History

 
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Constitution of committee of management of society
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—(1)  Every society shall have a committee of management consisting of not less than 5 and not more than 30 members, which number shall —
(a)
include the chairman, secretary and treasurer, who shall be elected by the members of the committee of management from among themselves or by the members of the society at a general meeting; and
(b)
where the society is a credit society, be composed of at least a majority of members who shall be independent of the credit society in the manner prescribed.
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(2)  A motion for the election of 2 or more persons as members of the committee of management by a single resolution at a general meeting shall not be made unless a resolution that it shall be so made has first been agreed to by the meeting without any vote being given against it.
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(3)  A resolution passed in pursuance of a motion made in contravention of subsection (2) shall be void, whether or not its being so moved was objected to at the time.
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(4)  Where a resolution pursuant to a motion made in contravention of subsection (2) is passed, no provision for the automatic re-election of retiring members of the committee of management of the society in default of another election shall apply.
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(5)  For the purposes of this section, a motion for approving a person’s election or for nominating a person for election shall be treated as a motion for his election.
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(6)  Where the committee of management of a society appoints a person as a full-time manager —
(a)
all or any of the duties of the secretary or treasurer, or both, may be delegated to the manager; and
(b)
where all duties of the secretary or treasurer, or both, are so delegated, then notwithstanding subsection (1)(a), the society may operate without electing a secretary or a treasurer, or both.
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(7)  The offices of secretary and treasurer may be held by one and the same person but not the other offices.
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(8)  The duties of the chairman, secretary, treasurer and manager shall be as provided in this Act, the Rules and the by-laws.
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(9)  Subject to this Act and the Rules —
(a)
the nomination of candidates for election to be members of the committee of management of a society; and
(b)
the election, appointment, term of office, suspension or removal of the members of the committee of management of the society,
shall be as provided in the by-laws of the society.
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(10)  If, during the term of office of the committee of management of a society, a vacancy occurs in the committee of management, the committee of management may, and if the number of members falls below 5, shall, co-opt a member of the society to serve on the committee of management until the next general meeting of the society.
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