Societies Registration Act, 1860, Application to Delhi State
An Act to amend the Societies Registration Act,
1860, in its application to the State of Delhi.
BE?t enacted by the Delhi State Legislative Assembly
in the Fifth Year dthe Republic of India as follows :-
- (1;) This Act may be called the Societies Registra-
and tion (&I.& Amendment) Act, 1954.
(2) It !shall come into force an the date on which it
receives the assent of the President.
mdment 2. In section 12 d the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
of section hereinafter called the said Act, after the words “other
society” the words “or whenever the governing body of any;
society registered under this Act decides to ohangs the name
of the society” shall be inserted.
Insetion of 3. After section 12 of the said Act, the following new
sections shall be inserted, namely :-
“12A. Registrdion df change of name.-41) Where a
in Act proposition for change of name has been agreed to and
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confirmed in the manner prescribed by section 12, a copy
of the proposition so agreed to and confirmed. shall be for-:
warded to the Registrar * *’ for registering the change of
name. If the proposed name is identical with that by which.
any other existing society has been registered, or’ in rhe’
opmion d the Registrar so nearly resembles such name as
to be likely to deceive the public or the members of either
society, $he Registrar shall refuse to register the change-of;
(2) Save as provided in sub-section (1). the Registrar
shall, if he is satisfied that the provisions of this Act in res-
pect of change of name have been complied with, regi~ter
the change of name and issue a certificate of registration
altered to meet the circumstances of the case. Un the issue
of such a certificate the change of name shall be complete.
(3) The-Registrar shall charge for any copy of a ccrti-
ficate iswed under sub-section (2) a fee of rupee m
‘[or such larger fee not exceeding rupees five] as the State
Governrnm may, from time to time, dhct; and all fees so
paid shall fc~rmpart of the 3[Cmsolidated Fund of India].
‘Omitted by Notifiation No. GSR 83, dt 16-1-1960, see Gazette of India, Pt. asee
3(i) dt 23-1-1960, p. 144.
.Subs. by s. 2 of Delhi Act 5 of 1955 for the word “or such larger fee”.
‘Subs. by A.O. (No. 5) 1957 for the words “Consolidated Fund of the Staten.
The SUciejies Registration (Delhi Amendment) Act, 1954
12B. Egect of chiage of name.-The change in the
name of a society shall not affect any rights or obligations
of the society or render defective and legal praceeding by
or against the society; and any legal proceeding which might
have been continued or commenced by or against it by the
former name may be continued or commenced by or egainst
it by the new name.
12C. Registrdion of change of mmes eflerted before
coming into force 4 Lkhi Act 9 of 1954.-If any society
registered under this Act has, before the date of the coming
into force of the Societies Registration mlhi Amendment)
Act, 1954, intimated to the Registrar * *’ the change of its
name and if the Registrar has recorded such change, rhe Re-
gistrar may, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act,
on an application made by the society in this behalf and
I on payment of a fee as provided for in sub-section (3) of
section 12A. register the change of such name and issue a
certificate to the society under sub-section (2) of [be said
section 12A. On the issue of such certificate the cbaage
shall be deemed to be complete from the date on which suck
change was recorded by the Registrar, notwithstanding the
fact that the society had not followed the procedure pres~i-
bed in sections 12 and 12A.”
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