Volume VIII
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Appointment of officers.

3. Organisations that require to be registered.

4. Application for registration.

5. Registration.

6. Appeal from refusal to register.

7. Evidence of registration.

8. Address of organisation.

9. Powers of Registrar.

10. Minister to refer certain matters to Board of Inquiry.

11. Board of Inquiry.

12. Board of inquiry to inquire and report.

13. Powers of Board of Inquiry.

14. Minister to refer report to appropriate authority.

14A. Appointment of an Interim Board of Management.

15. Regulations.

16. Penalty for non-compliance with this Act.

17. Protection of officers.

18. Interpretation.

31 of 1980,

8 of 1998.

AN ACT to provide for the registration with the government of Voluntary Social Service Organisations, to provide for their inspection and supervision; to facilitate the co-ordination of the activities of such organisations; to give governmental recognition to such organisations which are properly constituted; to enforce the accountability of such organisations in respect of financial and policy management under the existing rules of such organisations, to the members of such organisations. the general public and the government; to prevent malpractices by persons purporting to be such organisations; to regularise the constitution of voluntary social service groups which have not been legally recognised; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st February, 1982]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Voluntary Social Service Organisations (Registration and Supervision) Act.

2. Appointment of officers.

(1) There may be appointed for the purposes of this Act by name or by office, a Registrar of Voluntary Social Service Organisations (hereinafter referred to as the "Registrar”).

(2) There may be appointed by name or by office such number of Deputy Registrars and Assistant Registrars of Voluntary Social Service Organisations, and other officers as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.

(3) Every Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar shall, in the exercise of his powers, performance of his duties and discharge of his functions, be subject to the general direction and control of the Registrar.

(4) Every Deputy Registrar or Assistant Registrar may, subject to the general direction and control of the Registrar, within the area of his jurisdiction, exercise, perform or discharge all or any of the powers, duties or functions vested in, assigned to, or imposed upon the Registrar, by or under this Act.

3. Organisations that require to be registered.

Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained every voluntary social service organisation (hereinafter referred to as a "voluntary organisation”) shall be registered under this Act.

4. Application for registration.

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