Central chit fund act 1982

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11 April 2012

dear all,
is the central chit fund act - 1982, enforceable in the state of maharashtra? if yes, can you please provide the gazette copy of the same?

thnak you.

raj kumar makkad (Expert)
11 April 2012

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Nadeem Qureshi (Expert)
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11 April 2012

Dear Querist
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Shonee Kapoor (Expert)
11 April 2012

Your query has been resolved.


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C. P. CHUGH (Expert)
12 April 2012

As the Chit Fund Act, 1982 is a central enactment it extends to whole of india, as usual except the State of Jammu & Kashmir, but the administration of the Act has been left to State Governments which are required to appoint a Registrar of Chits under section 61 of the Act. Many States like Delhi has already appointed REgistrar of Chits and the provisions of the act applies to such state those have appointed registrar as described in section 61 of the Act. In such states where the registrar has not been appointed till date, like Haryana, the provision of this central act does not become enforceable in the absence of adequate machinery. You are also required to verify whether the State of Maharashtra hasnotified any rules under the Act and have appointed Registrar, if so, the enactment shall have full force, otherwise it is toothless lion.

raj kumar makkad (Expert)
12 April 2012

State of Maharashtra has notified the relevant rules and has also framed mechanism to deal with chit fund activities.

V R SHROFF (Expert)
12 April 2012


Deepak Nair (Expert)
12 April 2012

Well advised above. Nothing more to add.

prabhakar singh (Expert)
13 April 2012

I think Mr. Chug resolved your query.No more needed.

Vikat Kavi (Querist)
03 May 2012

thank each one of you for your replies...

FYI. there is no notification in the official gazzette issued by the central government of the enforceability of central chit fund act (40 of 1982) for the state of maharashtra. in all 20 states have adopted the central chit fund act & the same have official gazzette notifications to that effect. more over the state government follows the maharashtra chit fund act 1974 & whereas the appointed registrar (jt. comm. sales tax) follows the central chit act.

so is it not a case of "ultra vires" ???

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