The Bombay Municipal Servants Act, 1890
Bombay Act No. 5 of 1890.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY 6
(a) without the written permission, in [Greater Bombay] of the Commissioner or a person by him deputed in that behalf, and elsewhere of the officer authorized by the Municipality to give such permission, resigns his office without at least two months' notice given in writing to the Commissioner or person by him deputed, or to such officer, or withdraws or absents himself from the duties thereof, except in case of illness or accident disqualifying him for the discharge of such duties or other reason accepted as sufficient by such Commissioner or person by him deputed or such officer; orNeglect or breach of duty.
(b) is guilty of any wilful breach or neglect of any provision of law or of any rule or order which as such municipal officer, servant or other person employed by or on behalf of, the Corporation or a Municipality, it is his duty to observe or obey; or
(c) who abets an offence under clause (a) or clause (b);shall be liable to forfeit his pay accruing due under a current term of service, and arrears of pay due for a term of not more than one month, and in addition to such forfeiture and any other penalty which may be imposed on him under any enactment or rule for the time being in force, shall be liable, on conviction, by a Magistrate, to imprisonment which may extend to three months or to fine, or to both imprisonment and fine: Provisos. Provided that if any such officer, servant or other person produces a certificate signed by the medical officer appointed in the City of Bombay by the Commissioner, and elsewhere by the Municipality in this behalf, of a present incapacity to perform his duties which will probably endure for a month or more, the necessary permission to resign shall forthwith be granted: Provided further that no fee shall be taken from a person on account of such certificate as aforesaid or of examination in connection therewith. (2) The provisions of clauses (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) shall not apply to persons at the date of the passing of this Act in the employment of the Corporation or of a Municipality until the lapse of two months from such date. 4. Power to dispense with two months' notice or with services after tender of resignation. - (1) The Commissioner or officer authorized by the Municipality under section 3(a), may,
(a) at his discretion, accept any resignation to take effect at a time less than two months from the date thereof, or
(b) at any time after any municipal officer, servant or other person employed as aforesaid, has tendered his resignation, dispense with the services of such officer, servant or person.(2) Any such officer, servant or other person whose services are dispensed with under sub-section (1) clause (b), shall, subject to any agreement in writing previously made between him and the Corporation or Municipality or its representative, be entitled, in addition to any wages which he may have earned at the date of tendering his resignation, to fifteen days' wages or to wages for such period longer than fifteen days, as his services may, after such tender of resignation, have been retained by the officer authorized in that behalf. 5. Power of [State] Government to add to Schedule. - (1) It shall be lawful for the [ [State] Government] on the request of the Corporation or of a Municipality from time to time, by notification, to declare that from a date to be fixed therein, which shall not be less than two months from the date thereof, any specified class of duties which concern the public health or safety shall be deemed to be included in the Schedule to this Act, and from the date fixed on that behalf in such notification the provisions of section 3 shall apply to all persons employed by, or on behalf of, the Corporation or a Municipality to perform any duty of the class so specified in such notification. (2) The [ [State] Government] may withdraw such notification and may from time to time cancel or vary the same consistently with the preceding clause and with the other provisions of this Act, and may also limit the operation of any notification to any Municipality or place wherein this Act is in operation. 6. Copies of Act to be supplied at nominal price to employees. - Every person employed by, or on behalf of, the Corporation or a Municipality to perform any of the duties set forth in the Schedule, shall, on entering the service, and every person now so employed shall forthwith, receive gratis, and shall at any time thereafter, on payment of one anna, [be entitled to receive in Greater Bombay] from the Municipal Commissioner for the City of Bombay and elsewhere from the President of a municipality, a copy of this Act and of the notification issued thereunder, applicable to such person or to the class to which he belongs, in the English, Marathi, Gujarathi, Canarese or Sindhi language.
(Vide section 3)
Duties which render the provisions of section 3 applicable to the persons employed by, or on behalf of, the Corporation or a Municipality to perform them.Class I. - Duties connected with the public health:
(a) scavenging or cleansing streets or premises,
(b) cleansing or flushing drains,
(c) removing or disposing of excrementitious or polluted matter from houses, latrines, prives, urinals, or cesspools.
(d) removing carcasses,
(e) preventing nuisances generally.Class II. - Duties connected with the public safety: Duties of-
(a) members of a fire brigade,
(b) persons, however designated, employed on, or in connection with, the maintenance or service of any municipal water-works, drain, pumping station or fire hydrant, including-(1) inspectors, (2) sub-inspectors, (3) foremen, (4) mechanics, (5) drivers, (6) watchmen, (7) labourers, (8) workmen,
NotificationsG.N., L.S.G., & P.H.D., No. MUN. 4854, dated 27th January, 1955 (B.G., Part I-A, p. 43) - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Bombay Municipal Servants Act, 1890 (Bombay V of 1890), the Government of Bombay is pleased to extend on and from 1st April 1955, to the faizpur Municipality in the East Khandesh District, the provisions of the said Act so far as they relate to persons employed by or on behalf of the Faizpur Municipality to perform any of the duties specified in Class II of the schedule attached to the said Act.