The Chit Funds Act `1982

An Act to provide for the regulation of chit funds and for matters connected therewith.
1982
  • RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF FOREMAN

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     Security to be given by foreman
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     Rights of foreman
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     Duties of foreman
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     Books, records, etc., to be kept by foreman
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     Balance sheet
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     Liability of foreman to subscribers
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     Withdrawal of foreman
  • RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF NON-PRIZED SUBSCRIBERS

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     Non-prized subscribers to pay subscriptions and obtain receipts
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     Removal of defaulting subscribers
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     Substitution of subscribers
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     Amounts due to defaulting subscribers
  • RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PRIZED SUBSCRIBERS

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     Prized subscriber to furnish security
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     Prized subscriber to pay subscriptions regularly
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     Foreman to demand future subscriptions by written notice
  • TRANSFERS

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     Restrictions on transfer of rights of foreman
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     Transfer of non-prized subscriber's rights to be in writing
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     Recognition of transfer by foreman
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     Entry of transferee's name in the books
  • MEETINGS OF GENERAL BODY OF SUBSCRIBERS

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     Meetings of general body of subscribers
  • TERMINATION OF CHITS

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     Provision for continuation of chits in certain cases
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     Termination of chits
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     Copy of assent or consent to be filed with Registrar
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     Refund of non-prized subscribers' subscriptions
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     Subscribers' dues to be first charge on chit assets
  • INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS

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     Foreman to allow certain subscribers to inspect chit records
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     Preservation of chit records by foreman
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     Inspection of chit books and records by Registrar
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     Power of Reserve Bank to inspect chit books and records
  • WINDING UP OF CHITS

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     Circumstances under which chits may be wound up
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     Application for winding up
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     Bar to winding up proceedings
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     Commencement and effect of winding up order
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     Injunction order
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     Powers of Registrar
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     Vesting of chit assets in Registrar or other persons
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     Suits, etc., to be stayed on winding up order
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     Notification of winding up order
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     Cessation of winding up proceedings on insolvency of foreman, etc., or the winding up of the company and transfer of such proceedings
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     Award of compensation to foreman
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     Right to appeal
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     Limitation
  • APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS AND LEVY OF FEES

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     Appointment of Registrar and other officers
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     Inspection of documents in Registrar's office
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     Levy of fees
  • DISPUTES AND ARBITRATION

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     Disputes relating to chit business
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     Period of limitation
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     Settlement of disputes
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     Procedure for settlement of disputes and powers of Registrar or nominee
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     Attachment before judgment and other interlocutory orders
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     Decision of Registrar or nominee
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     Appeal against decision of Registrar or nominee
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     Money how recovered
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     Private transfer of property made after issue of certificate void against foreman
  • MISCELLANEOUS

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     Advisory role of Reserve Bank
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     Appeals
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     Powers of Registrar to give extension of time for filing documents
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     Penalties
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     Penalty for second and subsequent convictions
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     Application of fine
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     Offences by companies
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     Cognizance of offences
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     Power to compound offences
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     Power to enter and search any place and to seize any documents
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     Officers to be public servants
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     Power to delegate
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     Act not to apply to certain chits
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     Banks not to conduct chit business
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     Power to exempt
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     Protection of action taken under the Act
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     Power to make rules
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     Repeal and saving