FAQ

What is meant by Public Trust?

As per Section 2(13) of The Bombay Public Trust Act., 1950 “Public Trust “ means an express or constructive trust for either a public religious or charitable purpose or both and includes a temple, a math, a wakf, a dharmada or any other religious or charitable endowment and a society formed either for a religious or charitable purpose or for both and registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (XXI of 1860).

Who may be a trustee?

Any person competent to contract could be a trustee as long as he is validly appointed as a trustee. A company could be a trustee. A settler of trust can be a trustee.

Can NRI be a trustee?

There is no any clear provision in The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950, about this question but under section 47(1)(B) Trustee becomes disqualified if he is for a continuous period of six months absent from India without leave of Charity Commissioner & other officers mentioned therein under Section 47(1)(C) Trustee becomes disqualified if he leaves India for the purpose of residing abroad.

What kind of trusts are registered?

Is trust registration mandatory?

What are charitable purposes under this act?

Are Charitable or/and religious Societies, necessary to be registered under The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950?

What is remedy against trustees who are not working properly?

Who is called beneficiary of public trust?

How trust can invest surplus money?

What about revocation of trust?

Is the Right to Information Act, 2005 applicable to trusts?

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