Charitable and Religious Trusts (Amendment) Act 2012

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ACT X OF 2012

CHARITABLE AND RELIGIOUS TRUSTS

(AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012

An Act further to amend the Charitable and

Religious Trust Act, 1920

[Gazette of Punjab , Extraordinary

11th February, 2012]

No.PAP/Legis-2(81)/2011/523, dated 11-2-2012.---The Charitable and Religious Trusts (Amendment) Bill 2011, originally passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on the 22nd day of December 2011, was sent to the Governor of the Punjab for assent. The Governor returned the Bill for reconsideration by the Assembly. The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab , after reconsideration, again passed the Bill on the 25th day of January 2012. The Bill was again sent to the Governor for assent on the 27th day of January 2012. Since the Governor has not assented to the Bill within the stipulated period of ten days, the same is deemed to have been assented to in terms of clause (3) of Article 116 of the Constitution, and is published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab .

Preamble.--- Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Charitable and Religious Trusts Act, 1920 (XIV of 1920) for purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:-

1. Short title and commencement.--- (1) This Act may be cited as the Charitable and Religious Trusts (Amendment) Act 2012.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment in section 1 of Act XIV of 1920.--- In the Charitable and Religious Trusts Act, 1920 (XIV of 1920), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in section 1, for subsection (2), the following shall be substituted:-

"(2) It extends to the whole of the Punjab :

Provided that the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, direct that this Act, or any specified part thereof, shall not extend to any specified area or to any specified trust or class of trusts."

3. Substitution of section 2 of Act XIV of 1920.--- In the said Act, for section 2, the following shall be substituted:---

"2. Interpretation.---In this Act---

(a) "Court" means the Court of the District Judge or any other Court empowered in that behalf by the Government and includes the Lahore High Court in the exercise of its ordinary original civil jurisdiction; and

(b) "Government" means Government of the Punjab ."

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