LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATIONS AND LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATIONS
(REGISTRATION AND CONTROL) ORDINANCE, 1979
Ord. V of 1979)
1. Short title, extent
REGISTRATION OF ASSOCIATIONS
3. Registration of
4. Incorporation of
5. Certificate of
6. Amendment in the
bye-laws of the association.
RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES
8. Liability of
9. Right of vote.
MANAGEMENT OF THE AFFAIRS
11. Executive authority.
12. Maintenance of
13. Suspension and
dissolution of committee.
14. Cancellation of
15. Powers of
REGISTRATION OF UNIONS
17. Registration of
19. Recovery as arrears
of land revenue.
PUNJAB LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATIONS AND LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATIONS UNION (REGISTRATION
AND CONTROL) ORDINANCE, 1979
Ord. V of 1979)
[25 April 1979]
An Ordinance to provide for the registration
and control of village livestock associations and village livestock
Preamble.— WHEREAS it is
expedient to provide for the registration and control of livestock
associations and livestock associations’ unions;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the
Proclamation of fifth day of July, 1977, read with the Laws (Continuance in
Force) Order, 1977 (CMLA’s Order I of 1977), the
Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following
1. Short title, extent and commencement.—
(1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Livestock Associations and
Livestock Associations Unions (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1979.
(2) It shall extend, in the first instance, to the district of
Sheikhupura but the Government may by
notification in the official Gazette, extend it to any other part or the
whole of the Province of the Punjab.
(3) It shall come into force at once.
2. Definitions.— In this Ordinance,
unless the context otherwise requires:-
(a) ‘association’ means a
livestock association constituted and registered under this Ordinance;
(b) ‘Board’ means the Board
established under the Punjab Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Development Board
Act, 1974 (Act No. III of 1974);
(c) ‘bye-laws’ means the
bye-laws of an association or union;
(d) ‘committee’ means the
governing body of an association or a union to whom the management of the
affairs of an association or a union is entrusted by or under the bye-laws;
(e) ‘Government’ means the
Government of the Punjab;
‘prescribed’ means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
(g) ‘union’ means a union of
livestock associations constituted and registered under this Ordinance;
(h) ‘registration authority’
means the Managing Director of the Board or an officer appointed by
Government to exercise the powers of a registration authority under this
REGISTRATION OF ASSOCIATIONS
Registration of association.—
(1) Any fifty or more persons possessing such qualifications and fulfilling
such conditions as laid down in the bye-laws intending to constitute an
association may, in the prescribed manner and on payment of prescribed fee,
make an application to the registration authority for the registration of
(2) The application for registration
shall be signed by the Chairman of the governing body of the association and
shall be accompanied by a copy of the proposed bye-laws and a list of the
members of the association.
(3) If the registration authority is
satisfied that the association has complied with the provisions of this
Ordinance or the rules and that the bye-laws of the association are not
repugnant to the provisions of this Ordinance or the rules, it may register
(4) If the registration authority
grants an application it shall issue, in the prescribed form, a certificate
of registration of the association and a certified copy of its registered
(5) The decision of registration
authority granting or refusing to grant registration shall be final and
shall not be called in question in any court or before any authority.
(6) The registration authority shall
maintain a register containing such particulars as may be prescribed, of all
certificates of registration issued under this Ordinance.
Incorporation of association.—
The registration of an association shall render it a body corporate in the
name under which it is registered with perpetual succession and a common
seal with power to hold property, enter into contracts, institute and defend
suits and other legal proceedings and to do all acts necessary for the
purposes of carrying out its functions.
5. Certificate of registration.— A
certificate of registration issued to an association under section 3 of this
Ordinance shall be conclusive evidence that the association is duly
6. Amendment in the bye-laws of the
association.— (1) An association may, by a resolution passed by three
fourth majority of the members present at a special meeting held for the
purpose, propose an amendment in the bye-laws of the association and send it
to the registration authority for approval. If the registration authority is
satisfied that the proposed amendment of bye-laws is not contrary to this
Ordinance or the rules, it may register the amendment.
(2) When registration authority
registers the amendment, it shall issue to the association a copy of the
amendment certified by it.
(3) No amendment of the bye-laws of an
association shall be valid until it is approved and registered by the
RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF MEMBERS
7. Membership.— The persons who join
in the formation of an association and the persons who may subsequently be
admitted to the membership of the association shall be the members of the
Liability of members.— The
liability of a member shall be limited to the extent of the share he holds
in the capital of the association.
9. Right of vote.— Notwithstanding
that a member has more than one share in the capital of the association, he
shall have only one vote.
10. Disqualification.— (1) A member
of an association shall not be entitled to be elected to or to vote at an
election of its committee if he has taken a loan from the association, the
Board, or, on the recommendation of the Board or the association, from any
bank or local authority or Government agency and the loan has been
outstanding for six months or more after it has become due and has not been
repaid before the date immediately preceding the day of election.
Explanation— If the loan is
repayable in installments, default in repayment of any
instalment as aforesaid, shall be deemed a disqualification.
(2) A member shall not be entitled to
receive any service, assistance or loan from the association or any bank
through the association or the Board if he fails to maintain such livestock
or supply such products thereof as are provided in the bye-laws.
MANAGEMENT OF THE AFFAIRS OF ASSOCIATIONS
11. Executive authority.— (1) The
executive authority of an association shall vest in the general body.
(2) For day to day administration of an
association, members of the association shall elect a committee consisting
of such members, for such term and in such manner as may be prescribed.
12. Maintenance of accounts.— (1)
Every association shall—
(a) maintain accounts in the
prescribed form and have the same audited in accordance with its bye-laws;
(b) submit its annual audit
report and audited accounts to the registration authority at such time and
in such manner as may be prescribed;
(c) pay all money received by
it into separate accounts kept in its name at such bank or banks or post
office as may be approved by the registration authority;
(d) furnish to the
registration authority such particulars with regard to the accounts and
other record as the registration authority may, from time to time, require.
(2) The registration authority or an
officer authorised by it in this behalf may, at
all reasonable times, inspect the books of accounts and other record of an
association, the securities, cash and other properties held by the
association and all documents relating thereto.
Suspension and dissolution of committee.—
(1) If, after making such inquiries as it may think fit, the registration
authority is of the opinion that the committee has committed any
irregularity in respect of the funds of the association or is responsible
for any mal-administration in the conduct of the affairs of the association
or has failed to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance or the rules
or the bye-laws, it may, by an order in writing, suspend the committee for
such term, not exceeding four months, as it may deem fit or dissolve the
[Provided that no order
under this subsection shall be passed without giving to the Committee an
opportunity of being heard.]
(2) Where a committee is suspended or
dissolved under sub-section (1) the registration authority shall appoint an
Administrator or a care-taker body consisting of such members as it may deem
fit and in that event the Administrator or the care-taker body shall have
all the authority and powers of the committee.
(3) Where the committee has been
dissolved and an Administrator or a care-taker body has been appointed, the
registration authority shall, within 30 days of the date of such
appointment, arrange re-election of the committee.
(4) Where the committee has been suspended and the registration
authority is of the opinion that the management of the affairs of the
association has been properly secured, it shall remove the Administrator or
the care-taker body and hand over the management of the affairs of the
association to the committee. If the registration authority is of the
opinion that the management of the affairs of the association has not been
or is not likely to be secured properly during the period of suspension of
the committee, it shall dissolve the committee and arrange re-election of
the committee as provided under sub-section (3) above.
14. Cancellation of registration.—
(1) The registration of an association shall not be cancelled except as
(2) Not less than three-fourths of the members of an association
may in the prescribed manner, apply to the registration authority for making
an order for the cancellation of the registration of the association.
(3) If the registration authority,
after considering the application and making such enquiry as it may deem
fit, is of the opinion that the registration of the association ought to be
cancelled, it may order that the registration be cancelled.
Powers of registration authority.—
The registration authority while ordering the cancellation of the
registration of an association may—
(a) order any person, bank or
body who holds any money, securities or other assets of the association, not
to part with such money, securities and assets without the previous
permission, in writing, of the registration authority;
(b) appoint a person to wind
up the affairs of the association with power to institute and defend suits
and other legal proceedings on behalf of the association and to make such
order and take such actions as may appear to him to be necessary for the
(c) order any money,
securities or assets, remaining after satisfaction of the liabilities of the
association to be paid to the members; and
(d) order any article,
vehicle, instrument or other property provided to the association by the
Board or any other Government agency or department to be handed over to such
other association as may be specified.
16. Disputes.— (1) If any dispute
touching the business of an association arises between—
(a) members or past members
of an association or persons claiming through members or past members;
(b) members or past members
or persons so claiming and any past or present officer, agent or servant of
(c) an association or its
committee and any past or present member of the association or between
association or its committee and any past or present officer, agent or
servant of the association or a surety or such officer, agent or servant;
whether such surety is or is not a member of the association;
(d) one association and
(e) an association and a
(f) an association and the
it shall be referred to the registration
authority for decision.
(2) The registration authority may hear
the dispute itself or nominate any other officer of the Board to decide the
(3) Any party aggrieved by the decision
of the registration authority or his nominee, may, within thirty days of the
date of the decision, prefer an appeal to the Board. The decision of the
registration authority or his nominee, subject to the result of the appeal,
shall be final and shall not be called in question before any court or
[Provided that the
appeal shall not be decided without giving the parties an opportunity of
(4) The decision of the registration
authority, so far as it relates to the payment of money or delivery of any
property, shall be deemed to be a decree passed by a civil court and, upon
an application to the court, be executed by such court as if it was a decree
passed by itself.
REGISTRATION OF UNIONS
17. Registration of unions.— (1)
Such number of associations as may be prescribed intending to constitute a
union, may, in the prescribed manner and on payment of prescribed fee, make
an application to the registration authority for the registration of a
(2) The application for the
registration of a union shall be signed by a duly
authorised person on behalf of every association intending to join
(3) Subject to the provisions of
sub-sections (1) and (2) above and such other rules as may be prescribed,
the provisions of sections 3 to 16, shall apply in relation to a union as if
reference in those sections to an association is a reference to a union.
18. Rules.— The Government may make
rules for carrying into effect the provisions of this Ordinance.
19. Recovery as arrears of land
revenue.— The Government may prescribe such loans and advances as are
granted to an association or a member by the Board, to be recoverable as
arrears of land revenue.