The Punjab District Boards Act `1883

An Act to make better provision for local selfgovernment in the Districts of the Panjab.
1883
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Short title
  3. 2
     Repeal of Act V of 1878
  4. 3
     Definitions
  5. 4
     Powers exercisable from time to time
  6. 5
     The local rate
  7. 6
     Road, school and post cesses to merge in the rate
  8. 7
     Liability for local rate
  9. 8
     Power to recover a share of the rate from occupancy-tenant
  10. 9
     Appropriation of proceeds of local rate
  11. 10
     Establishment of district and local boards
  12. 11
     Number and appointment or election of members
  13. 12
     Term of office of members
  14. 13
     Resignation of members
  15. 14
     Powers of the Local Government as to removal of mothers
  16. 15
     Filling of casual vacancies
  17. 16
     Incorporation of district boards
  18. 17
     Time for district and local boards coming into existence
  19. 18
     Chairman
  20. 19
     Vice-chairman
  21. 20
     Duties of district board
  22. 21
     Duties of local board
  23. 22
     Limits on expenditure of local board
  24. 23
     Power for district board to provide for performance of duty in default of local board
  25. 24
     Joint committees
  26. 25
     Record and publication of proceedings
  27. 26
     Power to make rules as to business and affairs
  28. 27
     Employment of officers and servants
  29. 28
     Pensions of Government officials serving boards
  30. 29
     Pensions of servants of boards
  31. 30
     Powers of taxation conferred on district boards
  32. 31
     Procedure in imposing taxes
  33. 32
     Reduction and abolition of tax
  34. 33
     Levy of fees
  35. 34
     Additional funds to be provided by the Government
  36. 35
     District fund
  37. 36
     Vesting, custody and investment of district fund
  38. 37
     Application of district fund
  39. 38
     Works or undertakings benefiting several districts
  40. 39
     Annual estimates of income and expenditure of district boards
  41. 40
     Accounts of district boards
  42. 41
     Estimates and accounts of local boards
  43. 42
     Inspection of estimates and accounts
  44. 43
     Publication of abstract of accounts
  45. 44
     Control of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner over boards and joint committees
  46. 45
     Power to suspend action
  47. 46
     Extraordinary powers of Deputy Commissioner in ease of emergency
  48. 47
     Power to provide for performance of duties in case of default of board
  49. 48
     Power to invest other officers with power of control
  50. 49
     Report of action under preceding sections
  51. 50
     Powers of Local Government and its officers over boards
  52. 51
     Power of Local Government to supersede in case of incompetency, persistent default abuse of powers
  53. 52
     Consequences of supersession
  54. 53
     Constitution of new board, and transfer of functions of superseded local boards
  55. 54
     Disputes
  56. 55
     Power of the Governor General in Council and the Local Government to make rules
  57. 56
     Power to make regulations
  58. 57
     Penalty for infringement of regulations
  59. 58
     Prosecutions
  60. 59
     Liability of members of boards
  61. 60
     Procedure for making rules and regulations
  62. 61
     Acquisition of land
  63. 62
     Penalty on member, officer or servant being interested in contracts made with a board or joint committee
  64. 63
     Saving for Act XI of 1879
  65. 64
     General powers of Local Government and Commissioners
  66. 65
     Contracts of local Committees
  67. 66
     Government officers serving under committees to continue under board
  68. 67
     Power of Local Government to except local area from operation of Act
  69. 68
     Committee to be constituted for district wholly excepted from Act
  70. 69
     Power to direct that Act XX of 1856 shall cease to be in force
  71. 70
     Recovery of rates
  72. 71
     Local rate or tax how to be assessed and collected
  73. 72
     Appeals
  74. 73
     Instalments of rates and taxes
  75. 74
     Power of Local Government to exempt from taxation
  76. 75
     Power to direct measurements
  77. 76
     Suits relating to rates and taxes under this Act cognizable by Courts having cognizance of suits for rent
  78. 77
     Confirmation and recovery of existing rates
  79. 78
     [Repealed.]
  80. 79
     [Repealed.]