Section 64 – The Chits Funds Act,1982

The Chits Funds Act,1982

64. Disputes relating to chit business.

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, any dispute touching the management of chit business shall be referred by any (24) of the parties to the dispute, to the Registrar for arbitration if each party thereto is one or the other of the following namely:

(a) a foreman, a prized subscriber or a non-prized subscriber, including a defaulting subscriber, past subscriber or a person claiming through a subscriber, or a deceased subscriber to a chit;

(b) a surety of a subscriber, past subscriber, or a deceased subscriber.

Explanation;-

For the purpose of this sub-section, a dispute touching the management of a chit business shall include,-

(c) a claim by or against a foreman for any debt or demand due to him from a subscriber, or due from him to a subscriber, past subscriber or the nominee, heir or legal representative of a deceased subscriber whether such debt or demand is admitted or not;

(d) a claim by a surety for any sum or demand due to him from the principal borrower in respect of a loan by a foreman and recovered from the surety owing to the default of the principal borrower, whether such sum or demand is admitted or not; and

(e) a refusal or failure by a subscriber, past subscriber or the nominee, heir or legal representative of a deceased subscriber to deliver possession to a foreman of land or any other asset resumed by him for breach of conditions of the assignment.

(2) Where any question arises as to whether any matter referred to for the award of the Registrar is a dispute or not for the purpose of sub-section (1), the same shall be decided by the Registrar whose decision thereon shall be final.

(3) No Civil Court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any suit or other proceedings in respect of any dispute referred t in sub-section (1)

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