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The Major Port Authorities Act, 2021

B. Property and Contracts

21. Board to be deemed as successor of Board of Trustees of Major Port.-

On and from the date of constitution of the Board-

(a) the Board of the Major Port Authority shall be the successor of the Board of Trustees constituted under the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 (38 of 1963);

(b) all the assets and liabilities of the Board of Trustees shall stand transferred to, and vested in, the Board.

Explanation.-For the purposes of clause (b), the assets of the Board of Trustees shall be deemed to include all rights and powers, all properties, whether movable or immovable, including, in particular, cash balances, deposits and all other interests and rights in, or arising out of, such properties as may be in the possession of the Board of Trustees and all books of account and other documents relating to the same; and liabilities shall be deemed to include all debts, liabilities and obligations of whatever kind;

(c) without prejudice to the provisions of clause (a), all debts, obligations and liabilities incurred, all contracts entered into and all matters and things engaged to be done by, with or for the Board of Trustees immediately before that date, for or in connection with the purpose of the said Board of Trustees, shall be deemed to have been incurred, entered into or engaged to be done by, with or for, the Board;

(d) all sums of monies due to the Board of Trustees immediately before that date shall be deemed to be due to the Board;

(e) all suits and other legal proceedings instituted or which could have been instituted by or against the Board of Trustees immediately before that date may be continued or may be instituted by or against the Board;

(f) every employee serving under the Board of Trustees of the Major Port immediately before such date shall become an employee of the Board, shall hold his office or service therein by the same tenure and upon the same terms and conditions of service as he would have held if the Board had not been established and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment in the Board is terminated or until his tenure, remuneration or terms and conditions of service are duly altered by the Board:

Provided that the tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions of service of any such employee shall not be altered to his disadvantage without the previous sanction of the Central Government; and

(g) every person who was receiving any retirement benefit from the Board of Trustees under the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 (38 of 1963) immediately before such date, shall continue to receive the same benefit from the Board:

Provided that the retirement benefit of such person shall not be altered by the Board to his disadvantage without the previous sanction of the Central Government.



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