The (Indian) Civil Service (Bengal) Loans Prohibition Regulation, 1823
(Bengal Regulation 7 of 1823)
Second. - In like manner, and under the like penalty, all officers of Government, being covenanted Civil Servants, are henceforward prohibited from borrowing money from, or in any way incurring debt to, any manager, guardian, executor, amin, sazawal, gumasta, farmer, mutawalli or other person, who may in any way be officially accountable to them, or from and to the known surety, agent, relation, connection or dependant of such person.
Third. - [* * *]3. Certain officers prohibited from incurring debt to zamindars and others residing, or having property within their districts. - [All Commissioners, District and Sessions Judges, Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners being members of the Indian Civil Service], are prohibited, under pain of dismissal from office, from borrowing money from, or in any way incurring debt to, any zamindar, talukdar, raiyat or other person possessing real property, or residing in, or having a commercial establishment within, the city, district or division to which their authority may extend. 4. Penalty for lending money to Civil Servants. - All persons are prohibited from lending money, or otherwise becoming in any way creditor, to any officer of [the Government], being a covenanted Civil Servant, in contravention of the above rules; and any person lending money, or in any way becoming creditor to any such public officer in breach of this prohibition shall forfeit to [the Government] a sum equal to the amount for which he shall have so illegally become creditor. 5. [* * * *] 6. Penalty for officers receiving new appointments, if indebted to individuals contrary to above rules, omitting to report. - [* *] if any covenanted servant who may be hereafter appointed to any office, shall at the time of such appointment be indebted to any person with whom it would be illegal for him to contract a loan, while holding such office, it shall be incumbent on such servant, before entering on the duties of the office, to make known the circumstances to the [State] Government; and, failing to do so, he shall be subject to the same penalty as if the debt had been contracted subsequently to his being appointed to the said office. 7. [* * *] 8. Suits for recovery of penalties. - Suit for the recovery of penalties incurred under this Regulation shall and may be instituted under the special instruction of the [State] Government, and shall be conducted by Superintendent and Remembrancer of Legal Affairs, or by such other officer as [the [State] Government] may nominate for that purpose. Such suits shall be instituted in the [* * *] Court of the division within which the transaction may have taken place or the lender may reside or may possess real or personal property. An appeal shall lie from judgements passed in such cases in like manner as from other judgements passed in original suits [* * *] and the judgements shall be enforced under the provisions [* * *] for the execution of other decrees of the Civil Courts.