Laws of Bangladesh

The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. XLVI OF 1961 )

2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “agency” means a voluntary social welfare agency, and includes any branch of such agency;
(b) “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;
(c) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under section 19;
(d) “register” means the register maintained under section 4, and “registered” shall mean registered under this Ordinance;
(e) “Registration Authority” means an officer authorised by the Government, by notification in the official Gazette, to exercise all or any of the powers of the Registration Authority under this Ordinance;
(f) “voluntary social welfare agency” means an organisation, 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 subscriptions, donations or Government aid.

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