ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROVIDENT FUND AND D.D.S. 2.1 The Funds shall be administered by the office of the Council or a committee duly elected by the Council. The provisions of the Council’s Constitution relating to the election of a chairman and a vice-chairman, their period of office and the calling and conducting of meetings of the Council and the right of alternates to take the place of representatives shall mutatis mutandis apply in the case of a committee. 2.2 The Funds shall be administered in accordance with rules specified for this purpose by the Council, and such rules shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of the Agreement, the Act, or any other law and shall, inter alia, specify - 2.2.1 the Funds’ benefits and the qualifications attached thereto;2.2.2 the procedure for lodging and payment of claims;2.2.3 any other matters which the Council may decide. 2.3 The Council may make new rules, or alter or repeal any existing rules, and particulars of all amendments thereto shall be lodged with the Registrar of Labour Relations. 2.4 The Council shall appoint a General Secretary who may appoint other staff as may be necessary for the administration of the Funds.2.5 The Council and/or committee(s) may refuse and/or withhold any or all benefits from any member and/or his dependants who in its opinion, have acted in a manner calculated to or reasonably likely to injure the interests of the Funds or their members: Provided that such a member shall be given the opportunity of submitting an appeal to an independent body against the decision of the Council, whose decision shall be final. 2.6 In the event of an appointed committee being unable to perform its duties for any reason, the Council shall perform the committee’s duties and exercise its powers. 2.7 Any disputes concerning the interpretation, meaning or intention of any of the provisions of this Agreement or concerning the administration of the Funds which an appointed committee is unable to settle, shall be referred to the Council for a decision. 2.8 No members of the Council, members of the committees, the General Secretary, officers and employees of the Funds shall be liable for the debts and liabilities of the Funds/Schemes. 2.9 No members of the Council, members of the committees, the General Secretary and officers and employees of the Funds shall be held responsible for any act which may result in loss to the Funds, where such act was done in good faith, and they are hereby indemnified by the Funds against all losses and expenses incurred by them in or about the bona fide discharge of their duties. 2.10 No members of the Council, members of the committees, the General Secretary and officers and employees of the Funds shall be held responsible for any contributions deducted and any contributions due and payable by any employer not paid into the Funds upon sequestration or liquidation of such employer’s estate or at all. 2.11 All expenses incurred in connection with the administration of the Funds concerned shall be determined by the Council and charged against the Funds.