109. TERMINATION OF LIQUIDATION PROCEEDINGS
(1) The winding up proceedings of a society shall be closed [as soon as practicable within six years] from the date [the Liquidator takes over the custody or control of all the property, effects and actionable claims to which the society is or appears to be entitled, and of all books, records and other documents pertaining to the business of the society, under sub-section (2) of section 103.] unless the period is extended by the Registrar:
Provided that, the Registrar shall not grant any extension for a period exceeding one year at a time and four years in the aggregate, and shall, immediately after the expiry of ^ten years] from the date [aforesaid], deem that the liquidation proceedings have been terminated , and pass an order terminating the liquidation proceedings. Explanation.—In the case of a society which is under liquidation at the commencement of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies (Second Amendment) Act, 1985 the period of six years shall be deemed to have commenced from the date on which the Liquidator took over the custody or control as aforesaid].
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing sub-section, the Registrar shall terminate the liquidation proceedings on receipt of the final report from the Liquidator. The final report of' the Liquidator shall state that the liquidation proceedings of the society have been closed, and how the winding up has been conducted and the property of and the claims of the society have been disposed of, and shall include a statement showing a summary of the account of the winding up including the cost of 1iquidation, the amount (if any) standing to the credit of the society in liquidation, after paying off its liabilities including the share or interest of members and suggest how the surplus should be utilised.
(3) The Registrar on receipt of the final report from the Liquidator, shall direct the Liquidator to convene a general meeting of the members of the society for recording his final report.