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The Panjab District Boards Act, 1883

[Act No. 20 f 1883]

[12th October, 1883.]

Contents
Title The Panjab District Boards Act, 1883
Sections:
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title
2. Repeal of Act V of 1878
3. Definitions
4. Powers exercisable from time to time
Chapter II Of The Local Rate on Land
5. The local rate
6. Road, school and post cesses to merge in the rate
7. Liability for local rate
8. Power to recover a share of the rate from occupancy-tenant
9. Appropriation of proceeds of local rate
Chapter III Of District and Local Boards
A. Constitution of District and Local Boards
10. Establishment of district and local boards
11. Number and appointment or election of members
12. Term of office of members
13. Resignation of members
14. Powers of the Local Government as to removal of mothers
15. Filling of casual vacancies
16. Incorporation of district boards
17. Time for district and local boards coming into existence
18. Chairman
19. Vice-chairman
B. Duties of District and Local Boards
20. Duties of district board
21. Duties of local board
22. Limits on expenditure of local board
23. Power for district board to provide for performance of duty in default of local board
C. Joint Committees
24. Joint committees
D. Conduct of Business
25. Record and publication of proceedings
26. Power to make rules as to business and affairs
E. Officers and Servants
27. Employment of officers and servants
28. Pensions of Government officials serving boards
29. Pensions of servants of boards
F. Taxation and Finance
30. Powers of taxation conferred on district boards
31. Procedure in imposing taxes
32. Reduction and abolition of tax
33. Levy of fees
34. Additional funds to be provided by the Government
35. District fund
36. Vesting, custody and investment of district fund
37. Application of district fund
38. Works or undertakings benefiting several districts
39. Annual estimates of income and expenditure of district boards
40. Accounts of district boards
41. Estimates and accounts of local boards
42. Inspection of estimates and accounts
43. Publication of abstract of accounts
G. Control
44. Control of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner over boards and joint committees
45. Power to suspend action
46. Extraordinary powers of Deputy Commissioner in ease of emergency
47. Power to provide for performance of duties in case of default of board
48. Power to invest other officers with power of control
49. Report of action under preceding sections
50. Powers of Local Government and its officers over boards
51. Power of Local Government to supersede in case of incompetency, persistent default abuse of powers
52. Consequences of supersession
53. Constitution of new board, and transfer of functions of superseded local boards
54. Disputes
55. Power of the Governor General in Council and the Local Government to make rules
H. Regulations
56. Power to make regulations
57. Penalty for infringement of regulations
58. Prosecutions
I. Supplement and Exceptional Provisions
59. Liability of members of boards
60. Procedure for making rules and regulations
61. Acquisition of land
62. Penalty on member, officer or servant being interested in contracts made with a board or joint committee
63. Saving for Act XI of 1879
64. General powers of Local Government and Commissioners
65. Contracts of local Committees
66. Government officers serving under committees to continue under board
67. Power of Local Government to except local area from operation of Act
68. Committee to be constituted for district wholly excepted from Act
69. Power to direct that Act XX of 1856 shall cease to be in force
Chapter IV Supplemental Provisions as to Taxation
70. Recovery of rates
71. Local rate or tax how to be assessed and collected
72. Appeals
73. Instalments of rates and taxes
74. Power of Local Government to exempt from taxation
75. Power to direct measurements
76. Suits relating to rates and taxes under this Act cognizable by Courts having cognizance of suits for rent
77. Confirmation and recovery of existing rates
Chapter V [Amentdment of The Northen India Ferries Act, 1878
78. [Repealed.]
79. [Repealed.]


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