Tamil Nadu Village Panchayats (Removal of Disqualification of Members and President of Village Panchayat Having Certain Subsisting Contracts) Rules, 1999
Published vide Notification No. G.O. Ms. No. 144, Rural Development (C4), dated the 21st July 1999 - No. SRO A-54 (b-7)/99
Published in Part III - Section 1(a), of the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette Extraordinary, dated the 23rd July 1999.
G.O. Ms. No. 144. - In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of section 38 and section 242 of the Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act, 1994 (Tamil Nadu Act 21 of 1994) and in supersession of the rules relating to Removal of Disqualification of Members of Village Panchayat having certain subsisting contracts, the Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby makes the following rules: -
1. Short title. - These rules may be called the Tamil Nadu Village Panchayats (Removal of Disqualification of Members and President of Village Panchayat having Certain Subsisting Contracts) Rules, 1999.
2. Exemptions to disqualification on subsisting contract. - No member or president of a village panchayat shall cease to hold office as such on the ground that he acquires any interest in a subsisting contract made with or any work being done for the village panchayat by reason of, such member or president having a share or interest in -
(i) any lease, sale or purchase of immovable property or any agreement for the same; or
(ii) any agreement for the loan of money or any security for the payment of money only; or
(iii) any newspaper in which any advertisement relating to the affairs of the panchayat is inserted; or
(iv) the sale to the panchayat of any article in which he regularly trades or the purchase from the panchayat of any articles to a value in either case not exceeding ten thousand rupees in the aggregate in any year during the period of the contract or work.