Worker’s Welfare Fund
Short title and commencement
Tenure of office of members
Disposal of business
Time and place of meeting
Notice and agenda of meeting
Presiding at meetings
Decision by majority
Minutes of meeting
Other matters to be considered by the Governing Body
Terms and conditions of appointment of members
Secretariat of the Governing Body
Powers and duties of the Secretary
Conditions of allocations
Maintenance of accounts
Annual statement of accounts
Auditing of accounts
Powers of auditor
Reports of auditor
Consideration of report
Publication of accounts
Worker’s Welfare Fund
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
(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
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.