The Cantonments (House Accommodation) Act, 1923

( ACT NO. VI Of 1923 )

♣An Act further to amend and to consolidate the law relating to the provision of house-accommodation for military officers in cantonments.

 
WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend and to consolidate the law relating to the provision of house-accommodation for military officers in cantonments; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
 
 

CONTENTS

SECTIONS

1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Cantonments or parts of cantonments in which Act to be operative

4. Saving of written instruments

5. Liability of houses to appropriation

6. Conditions on which houses may be appropriated

7. Procedure for taking house on lease

8. [Repealed]

9. Sanction to be obtained before a house is occupied as a hospital, etc.

10. Houses not to be appropriated in certain cases

11. Time to be allowed for giving possession of house

12. Surrender of house when to be enforced

13. [Omitted]

14. Provision where house is held on long lease by a tenant

15. Power for owner to refer to Civil Court on question of rent

16. Power for owner to refer to Civil Court on question of repairs

17. Power to have repairs executed and recover cost

18. Notice to be given of devolution of interest in house in cantonment

19. Jurisdiction in references

20. Procedure and powers of the Court

21. Restriction of scope of inquiry

29. Appeal to High Court Division

30. Appeal to Officer Commanding the District

31. Petition of appeal

32. Order in appeal final

33. Suspension of action pending appeal

34. Service of notice and requisition

34A. Computation of periods of limitation

35. Power for Government to make rules

36. Further provisions respecting rules

37. Inapplicability of section 556 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, to trials of offences

38. Protection to persons acting under Act

39.[Repealed]

Schedule

SCHEDULE