Madras HC directs IG Registration to inspect all societies including clubs

- September 28, 2021

Chennai, Sept 28 (BPNS)

The Madras High Court directed the Inspector General, Registration to inspect the activities of all registered societies registered under the Tamil Nadu Registration Act of 1975 and to take action against those who are indulging in illegal activities. The court was disposing of a writ petition filed by the Pandian recreation club, Komaleeswaranpatti in Chennai on Tuesday.

Justice S.M. Subramanian of the Madras High court ordered the Inspector General of Registration (IGR) to complete the exercise in twelve weeks.

The court also directed the Director-General of Police (DGP) to share the First Information Reports (FIRs) registered across the state against the societies that are indulging in illegal activities and acting against the provisions in their bylaws.

The judge directed that the IGR should either conduct inspection through the Jurisdictional District Registrars or by constituting a special team. The court strictly ordered that the registration of the societies is to be canceled if found that they were indulging in illegal activities and without provisions in their bylaws.

Justice Subramanian said that the Police are periodically conducting inspections and registering FIRs against such clubs and societies that are indulging in illegal activities. He however came down heavily against the registration department and said that the department was not conducting a periodic inspection on the premises of these societies and clubs even after complaints were raised against them.

While disposing of the writ petition, the judge said, “ The common complaint against the Registration Department is that the Department is neither conducting inspections periodically nor initiating any action for cancellation of registration even after unlawful and illegal activities are visible in many such societies.”