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(ACT NO. XXI OF 1860).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 21st May, 1860  
    An Act for the Registration of Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies.
    WHEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made for improving the legal condition of societies established for the promotion of literature, science, or the fine arts, or for the diffusion of useful knowledge, the diffusion of political education or for charitable purposes; It is enacted as follows:-
1. Societies formed by memorandum of association and registration
2. Memorandum of association
3. Registration of societies
3A. Fees to be paid to the Registrar
4. Annual list of managing body to be filed
5. Property of society how vested
6. Suits by and against societies
7. Suits not to abate
8. Enforcement of judgment against society
9. Recovery of penalty accruing under bye-law
10. Members liable to be sued as strangers
Recovery by successful defendant of costs adjudged
11. Members guilty of offences punishable as strangers
12. Societies enable to alter, extend or abridge their purposes
13. Provision for dissolution of societies and adjustment of their affairs.
Assent required.
Government consent.
14. Upon a dissolution no member to receive profit. Clause not to apply to Joint-stock Companies
15. Member defined. Disqualified Members
16. Governing body defined
17. Registration of Societies formed before Act. Assent required.
18. Such societies to file memorandum, etc., with Registrar of Joint-stock Companies
19. Inspection of documents Certified copies
20. To what societies Act applies

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