416 The New Delhi Municipal Council Act

Repeal and savings

(1) As from the date of the establishment of the Council, the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911 (Punjab Act 3 of 1911), as applicable to New Delhi, shall cease to have effect within New Delhi.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-section (1) of this section,--

(a) any appointment, notification, order, scheme, rule, form, notice or bye-law made or issued, and any licence or permission granted under the Act referred to in sub-section (1) of this section and in force immediately before the establishment of the Council, shall, in so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act continue in force and be deemed to have been made, issued or granted, under the provisions of this Act, unless and until it is superseded by any appointment, notification, order, scheme, rule, form, notice or bye-law made or issued or any licence or permission granted under the said provisions;

(b) all debts, obligations and liabilities incurred, all contracts entered into and all matters and things engaged to be done by, with or for the New Delhi Municipal Committee before the establishment of the Council shall be deemed to have been incurred, entered into or engaged to be done by, with or for the Council under this Act;

(c) all budget estimates, assessments, valuations, measurements or divisions made by the New Delhi Municipal Committee shall in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue in force and be deemed to have been made under the provisions of this Act unless and until they are superseded by any budget estimate, assessment, valuation, measurement or division made by the Council under the said provisions;

(d) all properties, movable and immovable and all interests of whatsoever nature and kind therein, vested in the New Delhi Municipal Committee immediately before the establishment of the Council shall with all rights of whatsoever description, use, enjoyed or possessed by New Delhi Municipal Committee vest in the Council;

(e) all rates, taxes, fees, rents and other sums of money due to the New Delhi Municipal Committee immediately before the establishment of the Council shall be deemed to be due to the Council;

(f) all rates, taxes, fees, rents, fares and other charges shall, until and unless they are varied by the Council continue to be levied at the same rate at which they were being levied by the New Delhi Municipal Committee immediately before the commencement of this Act;

(g) all suits, prosecutions and other legal proceedings instituted or which might have been instituted by or against the New Delhi Municipal Committee may be continued or instituted by or against the Council.

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