|151||Title:||SOCIETIES ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||13 of 1999|
|Section:||6||Heading:||Rural committees||Version Date:||01/07/1997|
Amendments retroactively made - see 13 of 1999 s. 3
(1) The Secretary for Home Affairs may, in his absolute discretion, issue to any society a certificate in such form as he thinks fit showing that he acknowledges such society as a rural committee or as a federation or other association of rural committees and may cancel, amend or withdraw any such certificate and the issue or withdrawal of such certificate shall be conclusive evidence as to whether or not a society is acknowledged by the Secretary for Home Affairs as a rural committee or as a federation or other association of rural committees.
(2) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Secretary for Home Affairs under subsection (1) may appeal to the Chief Executive in Council and on any such appeal the Chief Executive in Council may confirm, vary or reverse the decision of the Secretary for Home Affairs. (Amended 13 of 1999 s. 3)
(3) An appeal under subsection (2) may be made within 30 days after the date when the decision was notified to the person or the society or the date of publication of the notice of the decision in the Gazette, whichever is the later.
(4) The operation of any decision appealed against under subsection (1) shall be suspended until the appeal has been heard and determined by the Chief Executive in Council. (Amended 13 of 1999 s. 3)