37. Charge on immovable property of members borrowing loans from certain societies.-
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or in any other law for the time being in force,-
(i) any person who makes an application to a society of which he is a member for a loan shall, if he owns any land or has interest in any land as a tenant, make a declaration in the prescribed form which shall state that the applicant thereby creates a charge on such land or interest specified in the declaration for the payment of the amount of the loan which the society may make to the member in pursuance of the application and for all future advances, if any, required by him which the society may make to him as such member subject to such maximum as may be determined by the society together with interest on such amount of the loan and advances;
(ii) any person who has borrowed a loan from a society of which he is a member before the date of the coming into force of this Act, and who owns any land or has any interest in land as a tenant shall, as soon as possible, make a declaration in the form and to the effect referred to in clause (i);
(iii) a declaration made under clause (i) or clause (ii) may be varied at any time by a member with the consent of the society in favour of which such charge is created;
(iv) no member shall alienate the whole or any part of the land or interest therein specified in the declaration made under clause (i) or clause (ii) until the whole amount borrowed by the member together with interest thereon is paid in full: Provided that for the purpose of paying in full to the society the whole amount borrowed by the member together with interest thereon, the member may, with the previous permission in writing of the society and subject to such conditions as the society may impose, alienate the whole or any part of such land or interest thereon: Provided further that standing crops on any land may be alienated with the previous permission of the society;
(v) any alienation made in contravention of the provisions of clause (iv) shall be void;
(vi) subject to the prior claims of the Government in respect of land revenue or any money recoverable as land revenue, there shall be a first charge in favour of the society on the land or interest specified in the declaration made under clause (i) or clause (ii) for and to the extent of the dues owing by him on account of the loans and advances;
(vii) the record of rights shall also include the particulars of every charge on land or interest created under a declaration under clause (i) or clause (ii) notwithstanding anything contained in any law relating to land revenue for the time being in force;
(viii) any sum due to a society in consequence of charge created under a declaration under clause (i) or clause (ii) shall, on application for its recovery being made by such society accompanied by a certificate signed by the Registrar, be recoverable by the Collector, according to the law and under the rules for the time being in force for the recovery of land revenue.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, "society" shall mean any co-operative society or class of co-operative societies specified in this behalf by the Lieutenant-Governor by a general or special order.