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The Paurashava Ordinance, 1977 (Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. XXVI OF 1977 )

Chapter I


Supersession of Paurashavas
135. (1) If, after such inquiry as may be necessary, the Government is of the opinion that a Paurashava-
(a) is unable to discharge, or persistently fails in discharging, its duties, or
(b) is unable to administer its affairs or meet its financial obligations, or
(c) generally acts in a manner contrary to public interest, or
(d) otherwise exceeds or abuses its powers, 1[ or
(e) has failed, without any reasonable excuse, to collect less than seventy five per cent of the total amount of the taxes, rates, tolls, fees and other charges levied by it in a year,]
the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare the Paurashava to be superseded for such period, not exceeding the residue of the term of such Paurashava, as may be specified.
(2) On the publication of a notification under sub-section (1),-
(a) the persons holding office as Chairman and commissioners of the Paurashava shall cease to hold office;
(b) all functions of the Paurashava shall, during the period of supersession, be performed by such person or authority as the Government may appoint in this behalf; and
(c) all funds and property belonging to the Paurashava shall, during the period of supersession, vest in the Government.
(3) On the expiry of the period of supersession, the Paurashava shall be reconstituted in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance and the rules.

  • 1
    The word “or” was added and clause (e) was inserted by section 18 of the Paurashava (Third Amendment) Act, 1992 (Act No. LII of 1992)
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