Co-Operative Societies Act 2008
229. Execution and filing
1. Where this Act requires that by-laws or a statement relating to a society shall be sent to the Registrar, unless otherwise specifically provided, the society shall send 3 copies of the by-laws or statement signed by a director or an officer of the society.
2. Subject to the other provisions of this Act, where the Registrar receives duplicate originals of any by-laws or statement pursuant to subsection (1) and they are accompanied by any other required documents and the prescribed fees, the Registrar shall—
a. endorse on each of the duplicate originals the word “Registered” and the date of the registration;
b. issue in duplicate the appropriate certificate and attach to each certificate one of the duplicate originals of the by-laws or statements;
c. file a copy of the certificate and attached by-laws or statement;
d. send to the society the original certificate and attached by-laws or statement; and
e. publish in the Gazette notice of the issue of the certificate.
3. The Registrar may date a certificate mentioned in subsection (2) as of the day he receives the by-laws or statement issued pursuant to which the certificate is issued or as of any later day specified by the person who signed the by-laws or statement.
4. A signature required on a certificate mentioned in subsection (2) may be printed or otherwise mechanically produced on the certificate.