Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay Foundation Act

Act 23 of 1984


Mauritius

Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay Foundation Act

Act 23 of 1984

  • Commenced on 17 May 1984
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay Foundation Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"Board" means the Board referred to in section 5;"Foundation" means the Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay Foundation established under section 3.

3. Establishment of Foundation

(1)There is established for the purposes of this Act the Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay Foundation.
(2)The Foundation shall be a body corporate.

4. Objects of Foundation

The objects of the Foundation shall be to—
(a)promote and encourage research in all fields;
(b)reward works of importance to the economic, social and cultural development of Mauritius; and
(c)encourage and assist financially or otherwise institutions devoted to the achievement of goals which are similar to those of the Foundation.

5. The Board

(1)The Foundation shall be managed by a Board which shall consist of—
(a)a member of the family of Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay, to be appointed by the Prime Minister;
(b)the Chairperson of the Chamber of Agriculture or his representative;
(c)the Chairperson of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry or his representative;
(d)the Chairperson of the Mauritius Bankers' Association or his representative;
(e)the Chairperson of the Mauritius Employers' Federation or his representative;
(f)the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of education or his representative;
(g)the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of health or his representative;
(h)a representative of the University of Mauritius; and
(i)such other members, not exceeding 5 in number, as the Board may appoint.
(2)The members of the Board shall appoint from among themselves a Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
(3)No member of the Board shall receive any fee or remuneration for his services.
(4)The Board shall—
(a)hold its meetings at such time and place as the Secretary thinks fit; and
(b)be convened by the Secretary as often as may be requested by the Chairperson, or upon a request addressed to the Chairperson by any 3 members of the Board.
(5)Four members shall constitute a quorum.
(6)Subject to subsections (4) and (5), the Board shall regulate its meet­ings and proceedings in such manner as may be prescribed.

6. Donations

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

7. Publication of accounts

The Board shall, on or before 1 September in every year, publish in the Gazette an audited statement of its accounts in respect of the 12 months ending on 30 June in that year.

8. Dissolution of Foundation

(1)The Foundation may be dissolved by the unanimous decision of the Board.
(2)Where the Foundation is dissolved, all assets of the Foundation remaining after the winding up shall be transferred to such charitable organisation as may be designated by the Board.

9. Rules

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

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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
Consolidation
17 May 1984
Commenced