Trade Unions Act, 1926

Section 6. Provisions to be contained in the rules of a trade union

A trade union shall not be entitled to registration under this Act, unless the executive thereof is constituted in accordance with the provisions of this Act, and the rules thereof provide for the following matters, namely:-

(a) the name of trade union;

(b) the whole of the objects for which the trade union has been established;

(c) the whole of the purposes for which the general funds of the trade union shall be applicable, all of which purposes shall be purposes to which such funds are lawfully applicable under this Act;

(d) the maintenance of a list of the members of the trade union and adequate facilities for the inspection thereof by the 8[office-bearers] and members of the trade union;

(e) the admission of ordinary members who shall be persons actually engaged or employed in an industry with which the trade union is connected, and also the admission of the number of honorary or temporary members as 8[office bearers] required under section 22 to form the executive of the trade union;

13[(ee the payment of a subscription by members of the trade union which shall be not less than twenty-five naye paise per month per member;]

(f) the conditions under which any member shall be entitled to any benefit assured by the rules and under which any fine or forfeiture may be imposed on the members;

(g) the manner in which the rules shall be amended, varied or rescinded;

(h) the manner in which the members of the executive and the other 8[office-bearers] of the trade union shall be appointed and removed;

(i) the safe custody of the funds of the trade union, and annual audit, in such manner as may be prescribed, of the accounts thereof, and adequate facilities for the inspection of the account books by the 13[office-bearers] and members of the trade union; and

(j) the manner in which the trade union may be dissolved.

Section 7. Power to call for further particulars and to require alternations of names

(1) The Registrar may call for further information for the purpose of satisfying himself that any application complies with the provisions of section 5, or that the trade union is entitled to registration under section 6, and may refuse to register the trade union until such information is supplied

(2) If the name under which a trade union is proposed to be registered is identical with that by which any other existing trade union has been registered or, in the opinion of the Registrar, so nearly resembles such name as to be likely to deceive the public or the members of either trade union, the Registrar shall require the persons applying for registration to alter the name of the trade union stated in the application, and shall refuse to register the union until such alteration has been made.

Section 8. Registration

The Registrar, on being satisfied that the trade union has complied with all the requirements of this Act in regard to registration, shall register the trade union by entering in a register, to be maintained in such form as may be prescribed, the particulars relating to the trade union contained in the statement accompanying the application for registration.

Section 9. Certificate of registration

The Registrar, on registering a trade union under section 8, shall issue a certificate of registration in the prescribed form which shall be conclusive evidence that the trade union has been duly registered under this Act.

Section 10. Cancellation of registration

A certificate of registration of a trade union may be withdrawn or cancelled by the Registrar-

(a) on the application of the trade union to be verified in such manner as may be prescribed:

(b) if the Registrar is satisfied that the certificate has been obtained by fraud or mistake or that the trade union has ceased to exist or has willfully and after notice from the Registrar contravened by provision of this Act or allowed any rule to continue in force which is inconsistent with any such provision, or has rescinded any rule providing for any matter provision for which is required by section 6:

PROVIDED that not less than two months’ previous notice in writing specifying the ground on which it is proposed to withdraw or cancel the certificate shall be given by the Registrar to the Trade Union before the certificate is withdrawn or cancelled otherwise than on the application of the trade union.

Trade Unions Act, 1926
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