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THE EMPLOYMENT OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS AND CONSTRUCTION OF DRY LATRINES (PROHIBITION) ACT, 1993

Title : THE EMPLOYMENT OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS AND CONSTRUCTION OF DRY LATRINES (PROHIBITION) ACT, 1993

Year : 1993



The Central Government may, in relation to its functions under this Act, from time to time, require any person, officer, State Government or other authority to furnish to it, any prescribed authority or officer any reports, returns, statistics, accounts and other information as may be deemed necessary and such person, officer, State Government other authority, as the case may be, shall be bound to do so Information reports or returns.



No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the Government or any officer or other employee of the Government or any authority constituted under this Act or executing any scheme made under this Act or any member, officer or other employee of such authority or authorities in respect of anything which is done or intended to be done in good faith in pursuance of this Act or the rules or schemes made, or the orders or directions issued, there under .



(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), the provisions of this Act, the rules, schemes or orders made there under shall have effect not-withstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any enactment other than this Act, custom, tradition, contract, agreement or other instrument. Effecting of other laws and agreements inconsistent with the Act.

(2) If any act or omission constitutes an offence punishable under this Act and also under any other Act, then, the offencer found guilty of such offence shall be liable to be punished under the other Act, and not under this Act.



(1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:--

(i) The composition of the Project Committees, Monitoring Committees and other committees constituted by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 13, the powers and functions thereof, the number of members and their terms and conditions of appointment and other matters connected therewith;

(ii) The fees and allowances to be paid to the members the committees constituted under sub-section (1) of section 13.

(3) Every rule may by the Central Government under this Act, shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one sessions or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the sessions or the successive sessions aforesaid, both House agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall, thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may; be so however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.



(1) The State Government may, by notification, make rules, not being a matter for which the rules are or required to be made by the Central Government, for carrying out the provisions of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(i) The composition of the State Co-ordination Committees and other committees constituted by the State Government under sub-section (4) of section 13, the powers and functions thereof, the number of members and their terms and conditions of appointment and other matters connected therewith;

(ii) The fees and allowance to be paid to the members of the committee constituted under sub-section (4) of section 13;

(iii) Any other matter which is required to be or may be, prescribed.

(3) Every rule and every scheme made by the State Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before the State Legislature Employment of Manage Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition)



(1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as may appear to it to be necessary or expedient for the removal of the difficulty: Power to remove difficulty.

Provided that no such order shall be made in relation to a State after the expiration of three years from the commencement of this Act in that State.

(2) Every order made under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of Parliament.
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