The Calcutta Burial Boards Act, 1889.
Bengal Act 4 of 1889
(a) for regulating the times when the Board shall meet, and the procedure to be observed at their meetings;
(b) for the preservation, repair, and when necessary the removal, of existing monuments, and for regulating the dimensions of new monuments in any burial-grounds under their charge;
(c) for regulating the scale and mode of payment of fees, charges and other dues in respect of interments in any burial-ground, and for the expenditure of the same;
(d) for directing the manner in which, and the persons by whom, all works within any such burial-ground shall be executed; and
(e) for otherwise carrying out the purposes of this Act.(2) And may, from time to time, with the sanction aforesaid, vary, alter or revoke any such rules so made. (3) All rules so made, and variations, alterations or revocations of rules, shall be published in the [Official Gazette]. [14. Appointment of Burial Board for any community. - (1) The] [State Government] may, by notification in the [Official Gazette], appoint a Burial Board for Calcutta, for any community other than the Christian and Muhammadan communities. (2) Every such Board shall consist of -
(a) the [Executive Officer] of the Corporation of Calcutta,
(b) the Health Officer of the Corporation of Calcutta,
(c) an officer of the Public Works Department to be nominated from time to time by the [State Government], and
(d) not less than three nor more than six members representing the community concerned, to be nominated from time time by the [State Government].(3) The [Executive Officer] of the Corporation of Calcutta shall be the Chairman of every such Board. [15. Removal of nominated members of Boards appointed under section 14. - The] [State Government] may, by notification in the [Official Gazette], declare that any nominated member of any Burial Board appointed under section 14 shall cease to be a member if he has, without the leave of the Chairman of the Board, been absent from, or is unable to attend, the meetings of the Board for any period exceeding six consecutive months. [16. Filling of casual vacancies. - If any nominated member of any such Board be permitted by the Chairman of the Board to absent himself from meetings of the Board for any period exceeding three months], or dies, or resigns his membership, or ceases to be a member in pursuance of a notification published under section 15, the vacancy shall be filled by a fresh nomination under section 14. [17. Term of office of nominated members. - (1) The term of office of the first members nominated to any such Board shall commence on such day as may be appointed by the] [State Government]. (2) Subject to the provisions of section 4, sub-section (2), and section 15, the term of office of members nominated to any such Board shall be as follows : -
(a) a member nominated in pursuance of section 16 in the place of a member who has been permitted to absent himself from meetings of the Board - the period of the absence of the latter member; and
(b) other members - five years.(3) Any nominated member shall be eligible for re-nomination at the end of his term of office. [18. Transfer of burial-grounds. - The] [State Government] may place under the superintendence, management or control of the Burial Board appointed for any community under section 14 -
(a) any portion of a public Muhammadan burial-ground which is excluded from the control of the Muhammadan Burial Board by the proviso to section 6, and which is used for the interment of persons belonging to such community, and
(b) any other public burial-ground, or portion thereof, which is used, or is intended to be used, for the interment of persons belonging to such community.[19. Application of sections 4(2) and 8 to 13 to Boards appointed under section 14. - Section 4, sub-section (2), and sections 8 to 13 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to all Burial Boards appointed under section 14 and to burial-grounds under the superintendence, management or control of such Boards as well as to the Muhammadan Burial Board and Muhammadan burial-grounds].
THE FIRST SCHEDULE.
(See section 6.)SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC MUHAMMADAN BURIAL-GROUNDS PLACED UNDER SUPERINTENDENCE, MANAGEMENT, OR CONTROL OF BOARD. (1) Chopdar Bagan burial-ground, No. 54, Upper Circular Road, and Nos. 26 and 27, Manicktollah. Area of public portion, 3 bighas 12 cottahs, 3 chitacks, more or less. (2) Meah Bagan burial-ground, Nos. 52 and 53, Manicktollah. Area of public portion, 3 bighas, 1 cottah, 7 chitacks, more or less. (3) Khodadad’s burial-ground, No. 15, Moonsheepara Lane, Area, 4 bighas, 18 cottahs, 7 chitacks, more or less. (4) Rahim-ud-deen Moonshee’s burial-ground, No. 20, Canal Road, West. Area, 5 bighas, 16 cottahs, 7 chitacks, more or less. (5) Gobra Gorasthan, No. 1, Gobra Road, Area, 6 bighas, more or less. (6) Talbagan burial-ground, No. 6, Tiljullah 1st Lane. Area, 10 bighas, 11 cottahs, more or less. (7) Talbagan Khoyratee Gorasthan, No. 7, Tiljullah 1st Lane. Area, more or less, 1 bigha, 3 cottahs. (8) New Kasiabagan burial-ground, Tiljullah 1st Lane. Area of Muhammadan portion, 12 bighas, more or less. (9) Sola-anna Kobrastan, No. 70, Ekbalapore Road. Area, 17 bighas, 18 cottahs, more or less. (10) Moonshee Ahmud Beggke Kobrastan, Halsu Toloa, Ramnugger Lane, Area, 4 bighas, more or less.
THE SECOND SCHEDULE.Rep. by the Calcutta Burial Boards (Amendment) Act, 1913 (Ben. Act 1 of 1913).