17. AMALGAMATION, TRANSFER, DIVISION OR CONVERSION OF SOCIETIES
(1) A society may, with the previous approval of the Registrar, by resolution passed by two-thirds majority of the members present and voting at a special general meeting held for the purpose, decide—
(a) to amalgamate with another society ;
(b) to transfer its assets and liabilities, in whole or in part; to any other society;
(c) to divide itself into two or more societies ; or
(d) to convert itself into another class of society : Provided that, when such amalgamation, transfer, division or conversion, aforesaid, involves a transfer of the liabilities of a society to any other society, no order on the resolution shall be passed by the Registrar, unless he is satisfied that—
(ii) all the members and creditors and other interested persons, have assented to the decision, or deemed to have assented thereto by virtue of any member of creditor or any other interested person failing to exercise his option within the period specified in clause (i) aforesaid, and
(iii) all claims of members and creditors and other interested persons who exercise the option within the period specified, have been met in full or otherwise satisfied.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Transfer of Property Act. 1882 or the Indian Registration Act, 1908, in the event of division or conversion, the registration of the new societies or, as the case may be, of the converted society, and in the event of amalgamation, on the amalgamation the resolution of the societies concerned with amalgamation, shall in each case be sufficient conveyance to vest the assets and liabilities of the original society or amalgamating societies in the new societies or converted or amalgamated society, as the case may be.
(3) The amalgamation of societies, or division or conversion of a society shall not affect any rights or obligation of the societies so amalgamated, or society so divided or converted, or render defective any legal proceedings which might have been continued or commenced by or against the societies which have been amalgamated, or divided or converted; and accordingly, such legal proceedings may be continued or commenced by or against the amalgamated society, or, as the case may be, the converted society, or the new societies.
(4) Where two or more societies have been amalgamated, or a society has been divided or converted, the registration of such societies or society shall be cancelled on the date of registration of the amalgamated society, or the converted society. or the new societies between which the society may have been divided.