89. Appointment of assessor and power of State Government to direct the appointment ofassessor.
(1) The municipality, for the purpose of general valuation may, with the concurrence of the Government, appoint an assessor who shall neither be an employee nor a Councillor of the municipality on such pay and with such establishment as it may determine.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 88 if at any time it appears to the State Government that the valuation in any municipality is insufficient, excessive or inequitable, the State Government may, by an order in writing, require the municipality to revise the valuation or to show cause against revision within a specified time, and if the municipality fails to comply with the order or in the opinion of the Government the cause shown is inadequate, the State Government may by an order in writing require the municipality to appoint with the approval of the State Government an assessor for the municipality within a time and for a period to be specified in the order. The order shall fix the pay of the assessor and the cost of his establishment, and the pay and cost shall be paid monthly by the municipality.