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4. (1) The Local Government may, from time to time, with the

previous sanction of the Governor General in Power for Local Government to make rules.

Council, make rales() as to loans to be made

to owners and occupiers of arable land, for the relief of distress, the purchase of seed or cattle, or any other purpose not specified in the Land Improvement Loans Act, 1883, but connected with agricultural objects.

(2) All such rules shall be published in the local official Gazette.
5. Every loan made in accordance with such rules, all interest (if any)

chargeable thereon, and costs (if any) incurRecovery of loans.

red in making or recovering the same, shall, when they become due, be recoverable from the person to whom the loan was made, or from any person who has become surety for the repayment thereof, as if they were arrears of land-revenue or costs incurred in recovering the same due by the person to whom the loan was made or by his surety. 6. When a loan is made under this Act to the members of a village

community or to any other persons on such Liability of joint borrowers as

terms that all of them are joiutly and seveamong themselves.

rally bound to the Government for the payment of the whole amount payable in respect thereof, and a statement showing the portion of that amount which as among themselves each is bound to contribute is entered upon the order granting the loan and is signed, marked or sealed by each of them or his agent duly authorised in this behalf and by the officer making the order, that statement shall be conclusive evidence of the portion of that amount which as among themselves cach of those persons is bound to contribute.

Acts Nos. XIII. and XIV. of 1884. (Panjób.)

Act No. XV. of 1884. R. 11/41 5.1(4).

RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ON THE 2UTII

SEPTEMBER, 1881. An Act for the validation of certuin licenses to solemnize Marriages

granted to Vinisters of Religion under Act XXV. of 1861. Whereas by section 4 of Act XXV. of 1864 (to provide further for the solemnization of Marriages in India of persons professing the Christian Religion) it was enacted that, from and after the first day of July, 1861,

S. 3 (a).-See G. G. 1883, p. 239.
S. 4 (6). See G. G. 1836, p. 81.

certain Governments therein named should have authority to grant licenses to ministers of religion tu solemnize marriages within the territories subject to such Governments respectively :

And whereas, in exercise of the authority so conferred, the Governments therein named granted licenses to certain ministers of religion to solemnize marriages;

And whereas Act XXV. of 1864 was repealed by Act V. of 1865 (to provide for the solemnization of Marriages in India of persons professing the Christian Religion);

And whereas by section 9 of the latter Act it was enacted that, from and after the commencement of that Act, all marriages which should be solemnized in India otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of the fifth and sixth sections of that Act should be null and void ;

And whereas by 'section 6 of the same Act it was enacted that marriages might be solemnized in India by (among other persons) any minister of religion who, under the provisions of that Act, had obtained a license to solemnize marriages;

And whereas Act V. of 1865 was repealed by the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872;

And whereas by section 4 of the latter Act it is enacted that every marriage between persons, one or both of whom is a Christian or Christians, shall be solemnized in accordance with the provisions of the next following section; and that any such marriage solemnized otherwise than in accordance with such provisions shall be null and void ;

And whereas by the next following section of the same Act it is enacted that marriages may be solemnized in India by (among other persons) any minister of religion licensed under the same Act to solemnize marriages;

And whereas neither in Act V. of 1865 nor in the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872, was there or is there any provision either saving licenses granted under Act XXV. of 1864 or permitting a marriage to be solempized by a minister of religion who had obtained a license to solemnize marriages under Act XXV. of 1864 only ;

And whereas certain marriages have been solemnized both while Act V. of 1865 was in force and since the passing of the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872, by ministers of religion who had obtained licenses to solemnize marriages under Act XXV. of 1864, but had never obtained licenses to solemnize marriages under Act V. of 1865 or the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872, as the case may be, and doubts have therefore arisen as to the validity of such marriages;

And whereas it is expedient to remove such doubts and to declare the continued validity of licenses to solemnize marriages granted to ministers of religion under Act XXV. of 1864;

It is hereby enacted as follows :

1. A license to solemnize marriages granted to a minister of religion

under Act XXV. of 1864 shall be deemed, if Validation of licenses to solem in force on the dateon which Act V. of 1865 nize marriages granted to minis

came into force, to have been, while that Act ters of religion under Act XXV. of 1864.

was in force, a license granted under that Act,

and, if in force on the date on which the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872, came into force, to have been since that Act came into force, and to be, a license granted under that Act.

Acts Nos. XVI. and XVII. of 1884. (Burma.)

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Act No. XX. of 1884.

XT1/910260ook RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ON THE

pti 10TH OCTOBER, 1881.

An Act to amend the Indian Salt Act, 1882. WHEREAS it is expedient to exclude the Province of Sindh from the operation of those portions of the Indian Salt Act, 1882, which do not extend by their own operation to the whole of British India ; It is hereby enacted as follows :1. From such day as the Governor of Bombay in Council, by notifica

tion in the official Gazette, fixes in this behalf, Repeal of words ' to the Province of Sindh and

the words to the Province of Sindh" and “ Province” in section 1 of Act the word "Province,” in paragraphs three and XII. of 1832.

four respectively of section 1 of the Indian Salt Act, 1882, shall be repealed.

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RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ON THE

19TH DECEMBER, 1884.
An Act to repeal the Straits Settlements Emigration Act, 1877, and

to amend the Indian Emigration Act, 1883.
Whereas it is expedient to repeal the Straits Settlements Emigration
Act, 1877, and to amend the Indian Emigration Act, 1883, in manner herein-
after appearing ; It is hereby enacted as follows :-
1. The Straits Settlements Emigration Act, 1877, is repealed.

2. For section 102 of the Indian EmiNew section substituted for section 102 of Act XXI. of 1883. gration Act, 1883, the following section shall

be substituted :“102. On and from such a date as the Governor General in Council

may, by notification in the Gazette of Iulia, fix Power for Governor General in Council to exempt emigration to

in this behalf, a Native of India who departs Native States adjoining the by sea out of British India under an agreement Straits Settlements from Act.

to labour for hire in any protected Native State adjoining the Straits Settlements to which the notification refers shall not be deemed to emigrate within the meaning of this Act."

Bombay Act No. I. of 1884.

PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNOR or BOMBAY ON THE 21ST MARCH, 1884.

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S. 2.-A notification is published at G. G. 1886, p. 327, referring to the States of Perak, Selangor, Sungei Ujong and Johore. The date fixed by the notification is the 1st April, 1886.

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• II -OF LOCAL BOARDS-contd.

Elections of Members-contd. Lists conclusive evidence of right to

be elected or to vote Provisions for particular cases Determination of validity of elec

tions Publication of names of members in

the official gazette

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Presidents and Vice-Presidents.

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Nomination of presidents and of vice-presidents

27 Their term of office and liability to be removed

ib. Casual vacancies in their office how to be filled up

ib. Functions of presidents

28 President in certain cases to havel only a casting vote

ib. Functions of vice-presidents

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minutes of proceedings shall be kept, and

32 (11) all regulations made by a táluka

local board to be subject to the approval of the district local board...

(12) Vacancy not to affect boards' proceedings

(6) Acts of board, &c., not to be invali.

dated by informalities Certain Government officers may

attend meetings of district local boards

33 and certain Government officers may

attend meetings of táluka local boards

ib. Local boards may require the pre

sence of the said officers at their

meetings President may circulate written propositions...

34 Mode of executing contracts

ib.

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Duties of Local Boards.

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Joint Committees.

Obligatory duties

30 Discretionary powers of expenditure. ib. Relative duties of taluka and district local boards

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Conduct of Business. Provisions regulating local boards'

proceedings Board to meet together and arrange

for transaction of business as they

think fit, but a special meeting may be called whenever necessary

upon emergency, and one-third of the members shall form

a quorum, and meetings must ordinarily be open to

the public, and every meeting to be presided over by

the president, and... all questions must be decided by a

majority of votes, and board may delegate their functions

to committees, and committees' meetings to be pre

sided over by a chairman, and committees shall meet when they

think proper, and ... questions at committees’ meetings

shall be decided by a majority of

votes, and notice must be given to Public

Works and Educational officers when they are entitled under section 33 to be present, and

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Local funds ordinarily liable for

all costs and expenses incurred by
boards

37 (a) but members to be held responsible for misapplied funds

ib. (1)

III.-OF THE OFFICERS AND
(2) SERVANTS OF LOCAL BOARD6.
(3) Schedule of establishment to be

prepared and sanctioned by dis-
trict local boards

38 Local boards to frame regulations 39 (5) for fixing the amount of the security

to be furnished (6) for regulating leave

for settling absentee allowances (7) for fixing acting allowances...

for regulating length of service (8) for fixing pensions, &c.

for contributing to provident funds...

Proviso as to officers lent by Gov. (9) ernment; and

as to approval of regulations by Gov.

ernment

Panishment and dismissal of offi. (10) cers and servants ...

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