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The Paurashava Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1977 )

Chapter I


Inquiry into the affairs of Paurashavas
133. (1) The Government may, either suo motu or on an application made to it by any person, cause an enquiry to be made by such officer as may be authorised by it in this behalf, into the affairs of a Paurashava generally, or into any particular matter concerning a Paurashava and take such remedial measures as may be warranted by the findings of such enquiry.
(2) Such officer shall, for the purposes of the enquiry, have the powers of a Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act V of 1908), to take evidence and to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents.
(3) The Government may make an order as respects the costs of the enquiry and the parties by whom it shall be paid.
(4) Any amount payable under sub-section (3) by any person, not being a Paurashava, shall be recoverable as a public demand.

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