Haryana Municipal (Posting of Bills and Posters) Bye-laws 1977
Published vide Haryana Government Notification No. GSR 25/HA/24/73/Sections 200 and 214/77, dated 3rd February, 1977 in the Gazette of 8th February, 1977
(a) "Executive Officer" means the Executive Officer of a committee;
(b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of a committee.3. No person shall post, or cause to be posted, any bill, poster, advertisement, placard or notice of any kind on any public place within a municipality, except on the notice board provided for the purpose by the committee : Provided that the committee may sanction the erection by a private person of one or more notice boards at places within the limits of the municipality for the purpose of sticking bills, posters, advertisements, placards or notices of any kind as hereinafter provided. 4. Any person desiring to have a bill, poster, or other advertisement displayed on the committee's notice board, shall furnish to the Executive Officer and where there is no post of Executive Officer to the Secretary such number of each bill, poster or other advertisement as he may desire to have posted and the Executive Officer [or] Secretary, as the case may be, shall, -
(a) if he approves the bill, posters or other advertisement on payment of posting rent specified in bye-law 6, cause the same to be posted on the municipal notice board by a municipal employee :Provided that not more than one copy of each bill or poster shall be posted on any one notice board ;
(b) if he does not approve the bill, poster or other advertisement, direct that the same be returned to the applicant.5. A bill or poster submitted under bye-law 4, shall not exceed 82x57 centimeters in size and the notice on such poster or bill shall be worded decently. 6. On approval by the Executive Officer or the Secretary, as the case may be, of a bill or poster submitted under bye-law 4, the applicant shall pay to the committee a sum of five rupees as posting rent for a period not exceeding fifteen days. This amount being levied without regard to the number of bills or posters which the applicant desires to have posted. 7. The bills or the posters posted under bye-law 4, shall be removed after they have been on the committee's notice board for a period of fifteen days. No bill or poster may be removed earlier from the committee's notice board, except under the orders of the Executive Office or the Secretary, as the case may be. 8. Any person who desires to erect a private notice board in any street, shall obtain the previous sanction of the committee to such erection, and shall submit with his application for obtaining such sanction, a plan showing the size and design of the notice board which be proposes to erect and the site on which he proposes to erect it. 9. The owner of such private notice board shall pay to the committee such annual rent for the land on which the notice board is erected as may be fixed by the committee at the time of according sanction to the erection. 10. The owners of such private notice board may post on such notice board all such notices, bills or posters as have a direct relation with his business or calling : Provided that the Executive Officer or the Secretary, as the case may be, at any time, order the removal of any such bill or poster from a private notice board, if it is, in his opinion, indecently worded, obnoxious or is in any way calculated to harm public morale. 11. The owner of a private notice board may permit notices, bills or posters relating to a business unconnected with his own, as are approved by the committee, to be posted on his notice board, but he shall not charge any rent for such postings. 12. No person shall tamper with or in any way alter or damage any notice, bill or poster posted on the municipal boards. 13. (i) No person shall, without the sanction in writing of the Executive Officer or the Secretary, as the case may be, put up any name-board, sign-post or hoarding on any public street or fix such board, post or hoarding so as to overhang such street.
(ii) The Committee may, by notice, require the owner of any name-board, sign-post or hoarding which is situated on or which overhangs, a public street or other municipal land, to remove within a period to be stated in the notice, and no compensation shall be claimed in respect of such removal and in default of such removal by the owner of the name-board, sign-post or hoarding in question, the committee may effect the removal through its own agency in the manner to be laid down by the Executive Officer or the Secretary, as the case may be, for each particular case and may recover the expenses incurred by the committee on account of such removal from the offender.14. Any person who commits a breach, or abets the commission of a breach 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 when the breach is continuing breach, with a further fine of ten rupees for every day after the first during which the breach continues. 15. Nothing contained in these bye-laws shall apply to a bill, poster, advertisement placards, notice or hoarding displayed or fixed by the State Government or the Central Government. 16. All bye-laws relating to the regulation of the posting of bills and posters, 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 provision of these bye-laws.