Society of Indian Music and Dance Act

Act 27 of 1966


Society of Indian Music and Dance Act

Act 27 of 1966

  • Commenced on 9 July 1966
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Society of Indian Music and Dance Act.

1A. Interpretation

In this Act—"Committee" means the Managing Committee of the Society;"Society" means the Society of Indian Music and Dance.

2. The Society

The Society of Indian Music and Dance shall be a body corporate.

3. Object of Society

The object of the Society shall be to promote the study and diffusion of Indian music and dance.

4. Powers of Society

The Society shall exercise its powers through the Committee.

5. Managing Committee and office-bearers

(1)There shall be a Managing Committee which shall consist of 13 members.
(2)The Committee shall, as soon as may be after its election, elect from among its members, a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
(a)Notwithstanding any vacancy occurring in the number of elected members but subject to such number not being reduced to less than 7, the Committee shall be duly constituted.
(b)The Committee may, by unanimous vote, where it thinks neces­sary on the occurrence of any vacancy, appoint another member of the Society to fill the vacancy.

6. Election of members

The election of members to sit on the Committee shall take place at the annual general meeting of the Society to be held once a year as provided for by rules governing the Society made under this Act.

7. Tenure of office

An elected member of the Committee shall, unless he earlier resigns, re­main in office until the annual general meeting of the Society following his election.

8. Rules

The Committee may make such rules as it thinks fit for the purposes of this Act.

9. Accounts

The Treasurer shall keep the accounts of the Society and all those ac­counts shall, at all reasonable times, be open to inspection by any member of the Society.

10. Audit

(1)All accounts and books of the Society shall be audited at least once a year, as soon as may be after the closing of the financial year on 31 Decem­ber of every year, by 2 auditors to be appointed in that behalf by the mem­bers of the Society at its annual general meeting.
(2)An auditor appointed under subsection (1) may be removed and re­placed on a vote carried by the members of the Society at an annual general special meeting.

10A. Affiliation with other bodies

The Society may affiliate to, or incorporate with, other corporate bodies which have as principal objects those of the Society.

11. Legal proceedings

In an action, suit or prosecution by or against the Society, the Society shall appear by the Secretary and service of all judicial or extra-judicial pro­cess served by or upon the Secretary shall be good and sufficient service by or on the Society.

12. Signature of documents

(1)Subject to subsection (2), every document relating to the Society shall be signed by the Chairperson and the Secretary.
(2)Every cheque shall be signed by the Chairperson and the Treasurer.

13. Donations and legacies

Article 910 of the Code Civil Mauricien shall not apply to the Society.

14. Exemption

No duty shall be levied on bequests and donations made to the Society.
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
09 July 1966