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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Hindu Cultural Fund.

3. Board of Governors of the Fund.

4. Chief Administrative Officer of the Fund.

5. Objects of Fund.

6. Powers, duties and functions of the Board.

7. Payments into the Fund.

8. Payments out of the Fund.

9. Financial year of the Fund.

10. Accounts and audit.

11. Report of the work of the Board to be tabled in Parliament.

12. Power of Board to make rules.

13. Seal of the Fund.

14. Directions of the Minister.

15. Protection of members of the Board and officers of the Fund for action under this Act.

16. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Board or officer of the Fund.

17. Officers and servants of the Fund deemed to be public servants under the Penal Code.

18. Fund deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

31 of 1985.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a fund called the Hindu Cultural Fund, to specify its objects and powers; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 6th August, 1985]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Hindu Cultural Fund Act.

2. Establishment of the Hindu Cultural Fund.

(1) There shall be established a Fund which shall be called the Hindu Cultural Fund (hereinafter referred to as "the Fund”).

(2) The Fund shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (1), be a body corporate, and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Board of Governors of the Fund.

(1) The administration, management and control of the Fund shall be vested in a Board of Governors (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”).

(2) The Board shall consist of the following members—

(a) five members appointed by the Minister; and

(b) three ex officio members, namely—

(i) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Hindu Affairs;

(ii) the Director of Hindu Affairs;

(iii) the Director of Tamil Affairs.

(3) The Minister shall appoint one of the members to be the Chairman of the Board.

(4) Every member of the Board shall, unless he earlier vacates office by death, resignation or removal, hold office for a period of four years. Any member of the Board who vacates office by effluxion of time shall be eligible for reappointment.

(5) The Minister may, if he considers it expedient so to do, remove any member of the Board without assigning any reason therefor and such removal shall not be called in question in any court.

(6) Any member of the Board may at any time resign his office as a member, or Chairman, by a letter addressed in that behalf to the Minister.

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