Haryana Municipal (Appointment of Agents) Bye-laws 1976
Published vide Haryana Government Notification No. GSR 51/./76, dated 19.3.76
1. (1) These bye-laws may be called the Haryana Municipal (Appointment of Agents) Bye-laws, 1976.
(2) They shall apply to all the municipalities.
2. Every owner of a building or land, situated within a municipality, whose ordinary residence is outside the municipality or who, being ordinarily resident of the municipality, is likely to proceed therefrom for ninety days or more, shall appoint, in the manner hereinafter set forth, a person ordinarily resident of the municipality to be his agent for all the purposes of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973, or any bye-law, direction, rule or order made thereunder. Such agent shall not go out of the municipality for more than a month without informing the committee at least one week before his departure.
3. The committee, if it considers that any owner of a building or land situated within the municipality absents himself from the municipality to such an extent as to cause inconvenience to municipal administration, may, by notice, require such owner to appoint within fifteen days, in the manner hereinafter set forth, a person ordinarily resident of the municipality, to be his agent for all the purposes of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973, or any bye-law, direction, rule or order made thereunder. Such agent shall not go out of the municipality for more than a month without informing the committee at least one week before his departure.
4. Every owner, who is bound by bye-law 2 or required by notice under bye-law 3 to appoint an agent, shall intimate to the Executive Officer or Secretary of the committee, in writing the name of such agent, and after such agent intimates to the Executive Officer or Secretary of the committee his willingness in writing to serve the owner as agent, such owner shall be deemed to have complied with bye-law 2 or the notice under bye-law 3.
5. The committee may serve notices upon, or demand payment of its dues from, such agent and the principal shall thereupon be liable, as if the notice had been served upon or the demand made from him, personally.
6. Where under these bye-laws any act is required or authorised to be done or where a notice is required to be given by the committee, the same may be done or given by the Executive Officer or the Secretary on behalf of the committee.
7. Any person who commits, or abets the commission of, a breach of any of these bye-laws shall, on conviction by a magistrate, be punishable with a fine which shall not be less than twenty-five rupees and more than two hundred rupees and if the breach is a continuing breach, with a further fine of ten rupees for every day after the first during which the breach continues.
8. All bye-laws relating to appointment of agents in force in the municipalities immediately before the commencement of these bye-laws shall stand repealed :
Provided that any order made or action taken under the bye-laws so repealed shall be deemed to have been made or taken under the corresponding provisions of these bye-laws.