23. Provision for dissolution of societies and adjustment of their affairs.

Any number not less than three fourths of the members of any society may determine that the society shall be dissolved, and thereupon it shall be dissolved forthwith or at the time then agreed upon, and all necessary steps shall be taken for the disposal and settlement of the property of the society, its claims and liabilities according to the rules of the said society applicable thereto, if any, and if not, then as the governing body shall find expedient: 

Provided that, in the event of any dispute arising among the said governing body or the members of the society, the adjustments of its affairs shall be referred to the principal court of original civil jurisdiction of the district in which the registered office of the society is situate; and the court shall make such order in the matter as it shall deem requisite: 

Provided further that no society shall be dissolved unless three-fourths of the members shall have expressed a wish for such dissolution, by their votes delivered in person, or by proxy, at a general meeting convened for the purpose: 

Provided also that whenever the 8[State Government] is a member of, or a contributor to, or otherwise interested in, any society such society shall not be dissolved without the consent of the 9[State Government]. 

8. Substituted by the Kerala Adaptation of Laws Order, 1956.
9. Substituted by the Kerala Adaptation of Laws Order, 1956.