The Gandhi National Memorial Fund (Local Authorities Donations) Act, 1953
Bombay Act No. 17 of 1953
(1) "the Gandhi National Memorial Fund" means the fund known as the Gandhi National Memorial Fund started under the auspices of the President of the Indian National Congress;
(2) "local authority" means a municipal corporation constituted under the Bombay Municipal Corporation Act, or the [Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations Act, 1949], or a municipality constituted under the Bombay District Municipal Act, 1901, or the Bombay Municipal Boroughs Act, 1925 or a district focal board constituted under the Bombay Local Boards Act, 1923, or a village panchayat constituted under the Bombay Village Panchayats Act, 1933.3. Use of contribution or donation for purposes outside the limits of local authority. - Notwithstanding anything contained in any enactment in regard to any Municipal Fund or Local Fund, contributions or donations made before or after the commencement of this Act to the Gandhi National Memorial Fund by a local authority and used or to be used for a purpose, object or cause outside the local limits of such local authority shall be deemed to have been validly used and may be used for the said purpose, object or cause: Provided that nothing in this section shall authorise or shall be deemed to have authorised the trustees of the Gandhi National Memorial Fund to use the amount of such contribution or donation for a purpose, object or cause other than that specified by such local authority.