Prajapita Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Trust (Mauritius Branch) Act

Act 44 of 1983


Mauritius

Prajapita Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Trust (Mauritius Branch) Act

Act 44 of 1983

  • Commenced on 27 December 1983
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Trust (Mauritius Branch) Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"Board" means the Board referred to in section 5;"Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Board;"member" means a member of the Board and includes the Chairperson;"Trust" means the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Trust (Mauritius Branch) established under section 3.

3. Establishment of Trust

(1)The Prajapita Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Trust (Mauri­tius Branch) is established for the purposes of this Act.
(2)The Trust shall be a body corporate.

4. Objects of Trust

The objects of the Trust shall be to—
(a)impart moral and ethical education to the individual so that he may become a useful, disciplined and creative member of society;
(b)impart spiritual, metaphysical and philosophical knowledge of God and His Creation; and
(c)teach Raja Yoga or meditation to the individual so as to help him attain mental peace and happiness, entertain cordial relations with his fellow beings and adopt a sympathetic and co-operative approach towards them.

5. The Board

(1)Subject to subsection (2), the Trust shall be managed by a Board which shall be established in such manner as may be prescribed.
(2)
(3)No member shall receive any fee or remuneration for his services.
(4)The Board shall regulate its meetings and proceedings in such manner as it may prescribe.

6. Execution of documents

No document shall be executed by or on behalf of the Trust unless it is signed by the Chairperson and another member.

7. Donations

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

8. Exemptions

Notwithstanding any other enactment—
(a)the Trust shall be exempt from payment of any duty, rate, charge, fee or tax;
(b)no stamp duty or registration fee shall be payable in respect of any document under which the Trust is the sole beneficiary.

9. Dissolution

(1)The Trust may, on the unanimous decision of the Board, be dissolved in such manner as it may prescribe.
(2)Where the Trust is dissolved, all assets remaining after the winding up shall be transferred to or used for a charitable institution in Mauritius designated by the Board.

10. Regulations

(1)The Board may make such regulations as it thinks fit for the purposes of this Act.
(2)Notwithstanding the Interpretation and General Clauses Act, regulations made under subsection (1) shall not be required to be—
(a)approved by the Minister;
(b)laid before the Assembly; or
(c)published in the Gazette.
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
Consolidation
27 December 1983
Commenced