The Cattle-Trespass (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 1957
Tamil Nadu Act 20 of 1957
Object & Reasons6
|Statement of Objects and Reasons. - The functions required to be performed by the Magistrate of the District under sections 4, 5, 12, 14, 17 and 31 of the Cattle-Trespass Act, 1871 are being performed by the Collector of the District, as till the separation of the Judiciary from-the Executive, the Collector of the District was also the Magistrate of the District. After the separation, the Collector is no longer the District Magistrate. There is another officer of the Judicial Department who is called the District Magistrate. The Bill seeks to make it clear that the functions mentioned above are those of the Collector of the District. The Bill also seeks to provide for appeal against an order of compensation passed by a Magistrate under section 22 of the Cattle-Trespass Act, 1871.|
"22-A. Appeal against order of compensation. - (1) Any person who has been ordered by a Magistrate under section 22 to pay compensation may appeal from the order, as if such person had been convicted on a trial held by such Magistrate.
(2) When an order for payment of compensation to a complainant is made in a case which is subject to appeal under sub-section (1), the compensation shall not be paid to him before the period allowed for the presentation of the appeal has elapsed, or, if an appeal is presented, before the appeal has been decided and, where such order is made in a case which is not so subject to appeal, the compensation shall not be paid before the expiration of one month from the date of the order."