Tamil Nadu Panchayats (Power To Call For Information On Any Matter) Rules, 1999
Published vide Notification No. G.O. Ms. No. 188, Rural Development (C-4), dated the 14th September 1999 - No. SRO A-72 (a-1/99
Published in Part III - Section 1(a), of the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette Extraordinary, dated the 15th October 1999.
G.O. Ms. No. 188. - In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (xxvi) of sub-section (2) of section 242 of the Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act, 1994 (Tamil Nadu Act 21 of 1994) and in supersession of the rules relating to power of executive authority to call for information on any matter, etc., the Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby makes the following rules: -
1. Short title. - These rules maybe called the Tamil Nadu Panchayats (Power to call for Information on Any Matter) Rules, 1999.
2. Definition. - In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, "Act" means the Tamil Nadu Panchayats Act, 1994 (Tamil Nadu Act 21 of 1994).
3. Power to call for information. - (1) The executive authority, Commissioner or Secretary, as the case may be, of a panchayat may summon any person to appear before him and to give evidence or produce documents, as the case may be, in respect of any question relating to taxation or inspection or to the grant of any licence or permission under the provisions of the Act.
(2) Whoever fails to obey the summons issued by the executive authority, Commissioner or Secretary, as the case may be, under this rule shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees.