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THE FARIDABAD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ACT, 1956

Title : THE FARIDABAD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ACT, 1956

Year : 1956



It shall be the general duty of the Corporation to carry on and promote trade, business and industry in Faridabad, to assist in the rehabilitation of displaced persons settled therein and to manage and develop the property of the Union vested in the Corporation.



(1) The Corporation may exercise all such powers as may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out its functions under this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, such power shall include the power-

(a) To acquire and hold such property, both movable and immovable, as the Corporation may deem necessary for efficiently performing its functions under this Act and to make improvements in such property and to transfer by way of sale, lease or otherwise any such property;

(b) To carry on or promote any trade, business or industry;

(c) To give financial or other assistance to persons to enable them to carry on trade, business or industry in Faridabad primarily with a view to providing employment to, and rehabilitating, displaced persons settled therein;

(d) To construct or cause to be constructed residential or other buildings and to sell or let such buildings or cause them to be sold or let, on such terms as may be prescribed;

(e) To advance loans on such terms and for such purposes as may be prescribed;

(f) To supply or cause to be supplied, in accordance with the law for the time being in force, electrical energy for domestic and industrial purposes at reasonable rates;

(g) To take such other measures as the Corporation may deem necessary for the rehabilitation of displaced persons settled in Faridabad;

(h) To take such steps as may be necessary for improving the economic and social conditions of the inhabitants of Faridabad.

(3) Nothing in this section shall affect the exercise of any power or the performance of any function by any local authority having jurisdiction in Faridabad.



All non-recurring expenditure incurred by the Central Government or the body known as the Faridabad Development Board for and in connection with the development of Faridabad or for any of the purposes referred to in this Act up to the date of the establishment of the Corporation and declared to be capital expenditure by the Central Government shall be treated as the capital provided by the Central Government to the Corporation.



The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, make such grants and advance such loans to the Corporation as the Central Government may deem necessary for the performance of the functions of the Corporation under this Act; and all grants made and all loans advanced shall be on such terms and conditions as the Central Government may determine.



All property, assets and funds owned or acquired by the Central Government or purporting to have been owned or acquired by the body known as the Faridabad Development Board for the purposes of the development of Faridabad or for any of the purposes referred to in this Act before the establishment of the Corporation shall, on such establishment, vest in the Corporation unless the Central Government otherwise directs in respects of any part of such property, assets or funds.



The Corporation shall repay, at such intervals and on such terms as the Central Government may determine, the amount of capital provided under section 15 and all loans advanced under section 16 with interest at such rate as may, from time to time, be fixed by that Government and such repayment of capital or loan or payment of interest shall be deemed to be part of the expenditure of the Corporation.



(1) All rights, liabilities and obligations of the Central Government which, whether arising out of any contract or otherwise, were acquired or incurred by it in connection with any transaction for the development of Faridabad or for any of the purposes referred to in this Act before the establishment of the Corporation, shall be deemed to have been acquired or incurred by the Corporation and shall be the rights, liabilities and obligations, respectively, of the Corporation.

(2) All suits or other legal proceedings instituted or which might but for the issue of the notification under sub-section (1) of section 3.
have been instituted by or against the Central Government may be continued or instituted by or against the Corporation.



(1) The Corporation shall have its own Fund and all receipts of the Corporation shall be carried thereto and all payments by the Corporation shall be made therefrom.

(2) All moneys belonging to the Fund shall be deposited in such bank or invested in such manner as may be decided by the Corporation.



(1) The Corporation shall make such provision for depreciation and for reserve and other funds as the Central Government may from time to time direct.

(2) The management of these funds, the sums to be carried from time to time to the credit thereof and the application of the moneys comprised therein shall be determined in accordance with such directions as the Central Government may from time to time issue.



The Corporation shall have power to spend such sums as it thinks fit for performing its functions under this Act, and such sums shall be treated as expenditure payable out of the Fund of the Corporation.



The Corporation shall prepare, in such form and at such time each year as may be prescribed, a budget in respect of every financial year next ensuing showing the estimated receipts and expenditure, and copies thereof shall be forwarded to the Central Government.



The Corporation shall prepare in such form and at such time each year as may be prescribed an annual report giving a true and full account of its activities during the previous financial year and copies thereof shall be sent to the Central Government and the Government of the State of Punjab.



(1) The Corporation shall cause to be maintained such books of account and other books in relation to its accounts in such form and in such manner as may be prescribed.

(2) The accounts of the Corporation shall be audited at such times and in such manner as may be prescribed.



(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, where a loan has been advanced to any person for the construction of a building or where a building has been transferred to any person,the amount due to the Corporation on account of the loan or transfer together with interest thereon shall be a first charge on the building so constructed or transferred.

(2) The Corporation may also take such further security as it may consider necessary for advancing any loan or for transferring any building.
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