Madras HC To IGR: Inspect all Registered Societies and Recreational Clubs

Madras High Court

Swarna Shukla-

Published On: September 29, 2021 at 11:28 IST

The Madras High Court directed the Inspector General of Registration (IGR) to inspect all Registered Societies, including Recreation Clubs registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act,1975.

 The Court also directed to initiate appropriate action against those who indulge in illegal activities and act in contravention of the Bylaws.

Justice S.M Subramaniam disposed of a Writ Petition filed by Pandian Recreation Club of Komleeswaranpettai in Chennai, claiming that it wasn’t involved in any kind of Illegal Activity.

The Court ordered that the entire exercise should be completed within 12 weeks. It also stated that the IGR, if necessary, could conduct the inspection either by forming a special team or through the Jurisdictional District Registrars.

The Judge directed the Director General of Police (DGP) for issuance of a circular directing the Police authorities across the State to share a copy of the First Information Report (FIR), booked against registered societies, with the Registration Department Officials so that strict and appropriate action could be taken.

The Pandian Recreation Club sought direction for a direction restraining the Greater Chennai Police from disturbing, harassing or interfering with its affair.

The Court rejected the Plea and said, “The common complaint against the Registration Department in the public domain is that the Department is neither conducting inspections periodically nor initiating any action for cancellation of registration even though unlawful and illegal activities are visible in many such societies.”

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