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Worker’s Welfare Fund

Rules, 1976


SECTIONS

CONTENTS

 

Preamble

1

Short title and commencement

2

Definitions

3

Tenure of office of members

4

Resignation, etc

5

Disposal of business

6

Time and place of meeting

7

Notice and agenda of meeting

8

Presiding at meetings

9

Quorum

10

Decision by majority

11

Minutes of meeting

12

Other matters to be considered by the Governing Body

13

Terms and conditions of appointment of members

14

Secretariat of the Governing Body

15

Powers and duties of the Secretary

16

Conditions of allocations

17

Budget

18

Maintenance of accounts

19

Annual statement of accounts

20

Auditing of accounts

21

Powers of auditor

22

Reports of auditor

23

Consideration of report

24

Publication of accounts

 

SCHEDULE A

The

Worker’s Welfare Fund

Rules, 1976

14TH October, 1976

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 15 of the Workers’ Welfare Fund Ordinance, 1971 (XXXVI of 971), the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rules, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. (1) These rules may be called the Workers’ Welfare Fund Rules, 1976.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

2. Definitions. In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,

(a) ‘Chairman’ means the Chairman of the Governing Body;

(b) ‘member’ means a member of the Governing Body;

(c) ‘non-official member’ means a member of the Governing Body, other than an official member;

(d) ‘official member’ means a member of the Governing Body who is in the service of Government; and

(e) ‘Ordinance’ means the Workers’ Welfare Fund Ordinance, 1971 (XXXVI of 1971).

3. Tenure of office of members. (1) Subject to rule 4 a member other than the Chairman shall hold office for a period of two years from the date of the notification appointing him a member of the Governing Body and shall be eligible for renomination;

Provided that an outgoing member may continue in office until the appointment of his successor is notified.

(2) A person appointed as member to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office for the unexpired period of the term of his predecessor.

4. Resignation, etc. A member may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Chairman, resign his office or may be removed by the Federal Government if he-

(a) is convicted of any offence which in the opinion of the Federal Government involves moral turpitude; or

(b) is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Governing Body without leave of absence from the Chairman.

5. Disposal of business. (1) Every question which the Governing Body is required to take into consideration shall be considered either at its meeting or, if the Chairman so directs, by sending the necessary papers to all members present in Pakistan for their opinion.

(2) When a question is referred for opinion, any member may request that the question be considered at a meeting of the Governing Body and thereupon the Chairman may, and if the request is made by three or more members shall, direct it to be so considered.

6. Time and place of meeting. The Governing Body .shall meet at such places and times as may be the Chairman.

7. Notice and agenda of meeting. (1) Notice of not less than fifteen days shall be given to every member present in Pakistan of the time and place fixed for each ordinary meeting, and each member shall be furnished with the agenda of that meeting:

Provided that when an emergent meeting is called by the Chairman such notice shall not be necessary.

(2) Subject to rule 12, no business which is not on the agenda shall be considered at a meeting without the permission of the Chairman.

8. Presiding at meetings. (1) The Chairman shall preside at every meeting of the Governing Body at which he is present.

(2) If the Chairman is absent from any meeting, the member nominated by the Chairman for the purpose shall preside at the meeting; and the member so nominated shall at that meeting exercise all the powers of the Chairman.

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