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55. Power of the Governor General in Council and the local Government to make rules.-

So far as may be consistent with the provisions of this Act- (1) the Governor General in Council may-

(a) make general rules or special orders for the regulation of taxation under section 30; and

1[(b) regulation the powers of district boards to make vary and dispose of investments;]

(2) the Local Government may, for any district or local board, or any class of such boards, make rules for 2[Rules made under clause (2)(b) shall be subject to the control of the Governor General in Council]-

(c) dividing boards into classes, and fixing the powers of boards of each class ;

(d) determining the mode and time of appointment or election of members of boards, the term of office, allowances (if any), and the qualifications and disqualifications of such members, and the qualifications and disqualifications of voters, and generally for regulating all elections under this Act;

(e) regulating the. powers of boards to transfer property;

(f) regulating the powers of boards to contract and do other things necessary for the purposes of their constitution and the mode of executing contracts;

(g) determining the intermediate offices, if any, through which correspondence between boards or members of boards and the Local Government or its officers shall pass; (h) determining the language in which business shall be transacted;

(i) the employment, payment, suspension and removal of officers and servants under section 27;

(j) the apportionment of the district fund between the general purposes of the district and. the purposes of particular parts of the district;

(k) the application of district funds;

(l) the form of estimates of income and expenditure under section 39;

(m) the form of accounts and. the manner of periodical audit under section 40;

(n) the publication of abstracts of accounts under section 43;

(o) the preparation of plans and estimates for works which are to be partly or wholly constructed at the expense of boards, and as to the authority by which, and the conditions Subject to which, such plans and estimates may be sanctioned;

(p) the powers of supervision to be exercised by Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners under section 50 ;

(q) the conduct of proceedings of boards, including the fixing of a quorum, the appointment or election of a chairman, and the term of office of a chairman and vice-chairman;

(r) the appointment and payment of auditors of the accounts of boards; and

(s) the guidance of district boards when suits or other proceedings are intended to be or have been instituted by or against them in Civil Courts; and

(t) generally determining the relations between district boards and local boards, and guiding boards and Government officers in all matters connected with the carrying out of the provisions of this Act. All such rules and alterations of rules shall be notified, and no rules or alteration of rules under clause (2) (d) shall come into operation until three months-after-they have been notified 1[Rules made under clause (2)(b) shall be subject to the control of the Governor General in Council].

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