36. Vesting custody and investment of district fund.-
(1) The district fund shall be vested in the district board, and the balance standing at the credit of the fund shall be kept in the Government treasury or sub-treasury or in the bank to which the Government treasury business has been made over, unless the Local Government in any cases otherwise permits.
(2) Subject to such rules as the 1[Local Government, subject to the control of the] Governor General in Council may make in this behalf, the district board may, with the previous sanction of the Local Government, invest any portion of the district fund in securities of the Government of India or such other securities as the 1[Local Government, subject to the control of the] Governor General in Council may approve in this behalf, and vary such investments for others of the same nature, or dispose of them. The income resulting from the securities, and the proceeds of the sale of the same, shall be credited to the district fund.