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THE MANIPUR (HILL AREAS) DISTRICT COUNCILS ACT, 1971

Title : THE MANIPUR (HILL AREAS) DISTRICT COUNCILS ACT, 1971

Year : 1971



(1) Without prejudice to the power to make rules under any other provision of this Act, the Administrator may, after previous publication, make, by notification in the Official Gazette, rules for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the fore going power, such rules may-

(i) Regulate the conduct of business of a District Council;

(ii) Prescribe the forms in which the budget estimate is to be prepared and the dates for the various stages of its completion;

(iii) Determine the language in which the business of a District Council will be transacted;

(iv) Regulate the powers of a District Council to transfer property;

(v) Regulate the powers of a District Council to contract and do other things necessary for the purposes of its constitution and the mode of executing contracts;

(vi) Regulate the employment, payment, suspension and removal of officers and staff of a District Council;

(vii) Protect the terms and conditions of service of Government servants transferred to a District Council;

(viii) Prescribe the forms for statements, registers, estimates and accounts of a District Council and regulate the keeping, checking and publication of such accounts;

(ix) Prescribe the authority by whom and the manner in which the accounts of a District Council shall be audited; and

(x) Provide for any other matter for which rules have to be made under this Act.



(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of the rules made there under, a District Council may make bye-laws to provide for all or any of the following matters in the autonomous district for which it is constituted or in any part thereof, namely:-

(a) The maintenance and management of schools and grants of stipends and scholarships;

(b) Control and administration of dispensaries, their construction and repairs, the supply of medicines and the measures to be taken during the prevalence of diseases;

(c) The protection from pollution of such tanks, springs, wells or parts of rivers, streams, channels or water courses as are set apart for drinking or culinary purposes;

(d) Any other matter which is necessary for carrying out all of any of the provisions of this Act and the rules made there-under.

(2) A bye-law made under sub-section (1) shall not have effect until it has been confirmed by the Administrator and published in such manner as he may direct.

(3) The Administrator, in confirming a bye-law, may make any change therein which appears to him to be necessary.



(1) In making any rule, the Administrator, and in making any bye- law, a District Council, may direct that the breach of the same shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees and in the case of a continuing breach with a further fine which may extend to ten rupees of every day during which the breach is continued after the offender has been convicted of such breach.

(2) In default of payment of any fine, the defaulter shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to fifteen days.

Last updated on September, 2016

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