# 3 Recovery of public demands by enforcement of processes in other districts than those in which they become payable
(1) Where an arrear of land-revenue, or a sum recoverable as an arrear of land-revenue, is payable to a Collector by a defaulter being or having property in a district other than that in which the arrear accrued or the sum is payable, the Collector may send to the Collector of that other district a certificate in the form as nearly as may be of the Schedule, stating--
(a) the name of the defaulter and such other particulars as may be necessary for his identification, and
(b) the amount payable by him and the account on which it is due.
(2) The certificate shall be signed by the Collector making it 1[or by any officer to whom such Collector may, by order in writing, delegate this duty], and, save as otherwise provided by this Act, shall be conclusive proof of the matters therein stated.
(3) The Collector of the other district shall, on receiving the certificate, proceed to recover the amount stated therein as if it were an arrear of land-revenue which had accrued in his own district.
Insertion of new section.--After Section 3 of the principal Act, the following shall be inserted as section 3A, namely:--
“3A.--Certificate Officers to perform the functions of Collector in respect of certificates received.--Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, when any certificate is received under this Act, by the Collector of a District, any certificate officer in the district may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of such Collector under this Act, in respect of such certificate.
Explanation--In this section ‘Certificate Officer’ has the same meaning as in the Bengal Public Demands Recovery Act, 1913 (Bengal Act III of 1913).”
[Vide Assam Act 16 of 1971, s. 2.]
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1. Ins. by Act 4 of 1914, s. 2 and the Schedule, Part I.