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THE RAILWAYS ACT, 1989

Title : THE RAILWAYS ACT, 1989

Year : 1989



CHAPTER XVI

MISCELLANEOUS

183.Power to provide other transport services.

183. Power to provide other transport services.- (1) A railway administration may, for the purpose of facilitating the carriage of passengers or goods or to provide integrated service for such carriage, provide any other mode of transport.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the provisions of this Act shall apply to the carriage of passengers or goods by the mode of transport referred to in sub-section (1).

184.Taxation on railways by local authorities.

184. Taxation on railways by local authorities.- (1)
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, a railway administration shall not be liable to pay any tax in aid of the funds of any local authority unless the Central Government, by notification, declares the railway administration to be liable to pay the tax specified in such notification.

(2) While a notification of the Central Government under sub-
section (1) is in force, the railway administration shall be liable to pay to the local authority either the tax specified in the notification or, in lieu thereof, such sum, if any, as an officer appointed in this behalf by the Central Government may, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, from time to time, determine to be fair and reasonable.

(3) The Central Government may at any time revoke or vary a notification issued under sub-section (1).

(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent any railway administration from entering into a contract with any local authority for the supply of water or light, or for the scavenging of railway premises,

307.or for any other service which the local authority may be rendering or be prepared to render to the railway administration.

185.Taxation on railways for advertisement.

185. Taxation on railways for advertisement.-(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, a railway administration shall not be liable to pay any tax to any local authority in respect of any advertisement made on any part of the railway unless the Central Government, by notification, declares the railway administration to be liable to pay the tax specified in such notification.

(2) The Central Government may at any time revoke or vary a notification issued under sub-section (1).

186.Protection of action taken in good faith.

186. Protection of action taken in good faith.- No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central
Government, any railway administration, a railway servant or any other person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any rules or orders made thereunder.

187.Restriction on execution against railway property.

187. Restriction on exceution against railway property.- (1) No rolling stock, machinery, plant, tools, fittings, materials or effects used or provided by a railway administration for the purpose of traffic on its railway, or of its stations or workshops, shall be liable to be taken in execution of any decree or order of any court or of any local authority or person having by law the power to attach or distrain property or otherwise to cause property to be taken in execution, without the previous sanction of the Central Government.

(2) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall be construed to affect the authority of any court to attach the earnings of a railway in execution of a decree or order.

188.Railway servants to be public servants for the purposes of Chapter IXand section 409 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

188. Railway servants to be public servants for the purposes of
Chapter IX and section 409 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860). (1)
Any railway servant, who is not a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code, (45 of 1860) shall be deemed to be a public servant for the purposes of Chapter IX and section 409 of that Code.

(2) In the definition of "legal remuneration" in section 161 of the Indian Penal Code, (45 of 1860.) the word "Government" shall, for the purposes of sub-section (1), be deemed to include any employer of a railway servant as such.

189.Railway servants not to engage in trade.

189. Railway servants not to engage in trade.- A railway servant shall not--

(a) purchase or bid for, either in person or by an agent, in his own name or in that of another, or jointly or in shares with others, any property put to auction under section 83 or section
84 or section 85 or section 90; or

(b) in contravention of any direction of the railway administration in this behalf, engage in trade.

308.190.
Procedure for delivery to railway administration of property detainedby a railway servant.

190. Procedure for delivery to railway administration of property detained by a railway servant.-If a railway servant is discharged from service or is suspended, or dies or absconds or absents himself, and he or his wife or widow or any member of his family or his representative, refuses or neglects, after notice in writing for that purpose, to deliver up to the railway administration or to a person appointed by the railway administration, in this behalf, any station, office or other building with its appurtenances, or any books, papers, keys, equipment or other matters, belonging to the railway administration and in the possession or custody of such railway servant at the occurrence of any such event as aforesaid, any
Metropolitan Magistrate or Judicial Magistrate of the first class may, on application made by or on behalf of the railway administration, order any police officer, with proper assistance, to enter upon the station, office or other building and remove any person found therein and take possession thereof, or to take possession of the books, papers or other matters, and to deliver the same to the railway administration or to a person appointed by the railway administration in that behalf.

191.Proof of entries in records and documents.

191. Proof of entries in records and documents.- Entries made in the records or other documents of a railway administration shall be admitted in evidence in all proceedings by or against the railway administration, and all such entries may be proved either by the production of the records or other documents of the railway administration containing such entries or by the production of a copy of the entries certified by the officer having custody of the records or other documents under his signature and stating that it is a true copy of the original entries and that such original entries are contained in the records or other documents of the railway administration in his possession.

192.Service of notice, etc., on railway administration.

192. Service of notice, etc., on railway administration.- Any notice or other document required or authorised by this Act to be served on a railway administration may be served, in the case of a
Zonal Railway, on the General Manager or any of the railway servant authorised by the General Manager, and in the case of any other railway, on the owner or lessee of the railway or the person working the railway under an agreement--

(a) by delivering it to him; or

(b) by leaving it at his office; or

(c) by registered post to his office address.

193.Service of notice, etc., by railway administration.

193. Service of notice, etc., by railway administration.-Unless otherwise provided in this Act or the rules framed thereunder, any notice or other document required or authorised by this Act to be served on any person by a railway administration may be served--

(a) by delivering it to the person; or

(b) by leaving it at the usual or last known place of abode of the person; or

(c) by registered post addressed to the person at his usual or last known place of abode.

194.Presumption where notice is served by post.

194. Presumption where notice is served by post.-Where a notice or other document is served by post, it shall be deemed to have been served at the time when the letter containing it would be delivered in the ordinary course of post, and in proving such service, it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter containing the notice or other document was property addressed and registered.

309.195.Representation of railway administration.

195. Representation of railway administration.- (1) A railway administration may, by order in writing, authorise any railway servant or other person to act for, or represent it, as the case may be, in any proceeding before any civil, criminal or other court.

(2) A person authorised by a railway administration to conduct prosecutions on its behalf shall, notwithstanding anything in section
302 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), be entitled to conduct such prosecutions without the permission of the Magistrate.

196.Power to exempt railway from Act.

196. Power to exempt railway from Act.-(1) The Central Government may, by notification, exempt any railway from all or any of the provisions of this Act.

(2) Every notification issued under sub-section (1) shall be laid as soon as may be after it is issued before each House of Parliament.

197.Matters supplemental to the definitions of "railway" and "railwayservant"

197. Matters supplemental to the definitions of "railway" and
"railway servant".-(1) For the purposes of sections 67, 113, 121, 123,
147, 151 to 154, 160, 164, 166, 168, 170, 171, 173 to 176, 179, 180,
182, 184, 185, 187 to 190, 192, 193, 195 and of this section, the word
"railway" whether it occurs alone or as a prefix to another word, has reference to a railway or portion of a railway under construction and to a railway or portion of a railway not used for the public carriage of passengers, animals or goods as well as to a railway falling within the definition of that word in clause (31) of section 2.(2) For the purposes of sections 7, 24, 113, 146, 172 to 176 and
188 to 190, the expression "railway servant" includes a person employed under a railway in connection with the service thereof by a person fulfilling a contract with the railway administration.

198.General power to make rules.

198. General power to make rules.- Without prejudice to any power to make rules contained elsewhere in this Act, the Central Government may make rules generally to carry out the purposes of this Act.

199.Rules to be laid before Parliament.

199. Rules to be laid before Parliament.- Every rule made 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 session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses 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.

200.
Repeal and saving.

200. Repeal and saving.- (1) The Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of
1890) is hereby repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Indian Railways Act, 1890
(9 of 1890) (hereinafter referred to as the repealed Act)--

(a) anything done or any action taken or purported to have been done or taken (including any rule, notification, inspection, order or notice made or issued, or any appointment or declaration made or any licence, permission, authorisation or exemption granted or any document or instrument executed or any direction given or any proceedings taken or any penalty or fine imposed)
under the repealed

310.Act shall, in so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of this Act;

(b) any complaint made to the Railway Rates Tribunal under sub-section (1) of section 41 of the repealed Act but not disposed of before the commencement of this Act and any complaint that may be made to the said Tribunal against any act or omission of a railway administration under the repealed Act shall be heard and decided by the Tribunal constituted under this Act in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VII of this Act.

(3) The mention of particular matters in sub-section (2) shall not be held to prejudice or affect the general application of section
6 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897), with regard to the effect of repeal.

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