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Guardians and Wards Act,1890


39. Removal of guardian 

The court may, on the application of any person interested, or of its own motion, remove a guardian appointed or declared by the court, or a guardian appointed by will or other instrument, for any of the following causes, namely,-

(a) for abuse of his trust.

(b) for continued failure to perform the duties of his trust;

(c) for incapacity to perform the duties of his trust;

(d) for ill-treatment, or neglect to take proper care, of his ward;

(e) for contumacious disregard of any provision of this Act or of any order of the court;

(f) for conviction of an offence implying, in the opinion of the court, a defect of character which unfits him to be guardian of his ward;

(g) for having an interest adverse to the faithful performance of his duties;

(h) for ceasing to reside within the local limits of the jurisdiction of the court;

(i) in the case of a guardian of the property, of bankruptcy or insolvency;

(j) by reason of the guardianship of the guardian ceasing, or being liable to cease, under the law to which the minor is subject:

PROVIDED that a guardian appointed by will or other instrument, whether he has been declared under this Act or not, shall not be removed-

(a) for the cause mentioned in clause (g) unless the adverse interest accrued after the death of the person who appointed him, or it is shown that the person made and maintained the appointment in ignorance of the existence of the adverse interest, or

(b) for the cause mentioned in clause (h) unless such guardian has taken up such a residence as, in the opinion of the court, renders it impracticable for him to discharge the functions of guardian.



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