Co-Operative Societies Act 2008
97. Transfer of share or interest on death of member
1. Where a person has been nominated as beneficiary by a member in accordance with the by- a society and such nominee is admitted to membership in the society, the society shall within one year of the death of the member by whom the nomination was made, transfer the shares or interest of the deceased member to the nominee to the limit specified in subsection (2).
2. Where no such nominee is admitted to membership in the society or where the deceased member made no such nomination the society shall within one year of the death of such deceased member pay to the nominee or legal personal representative of the deceased member as the case may be, such sum, not exceeding the said limit, representing the value or part thereof of the deceased memberís share or interest in the society.
3. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting a nominee who has been admitted to membership from electing to receive payment representing the value of the deceased memberís shares or interest instead of accepting a transfer.