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Ordinance No. Xlvi of 1961

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ORDINANCE No. XLVI OF 1961 An Ordinance to provide for the registration and control of voluntary social welfare agencies   Whereas it is expedient to provide for the registration and control of voluntary social welfare agencies, and for matters ancillary thereto; Now, Therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the seventh day of October, 1958, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-  
(1) Short title, extent and commencement.

This Ordinance may be called the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961.

It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

It shall come into force on such date as the Provincial Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint in this behalf.

(2) Definitions. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:

“agency” means a voluntary social welfare agency, and includes any branch of such agency;

“governing body” means the council, committee, trustees or other body, by whatever name called, to whom, by the constitution of the agency, its executive functions and the management of its affairs are entrusted;

“prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under section 19;

“register” means the register maintained under section 4, and “registered” shall mean registered under this Ordinance;

“Registration Authority” means an officer authorized by the Provincial Government, by notification in the official Gazette, to exercise all or any of the powers of the Registration Authority under this Ordinance;

“voluntary social welfare agency” means an organization, association or undertaking established by persons of their own free will for the purpose of rendering welfare services in any one or more of the fields mentioned in the Schedule and depending for its resources on public subscription, donations or Government aid.

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