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machinery actually used in the manufacturing process. Rule 18 empowers the local authority to charge licence fee under Section 232 of the Panchayat Raj Act for the place where any machinery or manufacturing plant operated by electricity is used. It does not stipulate that the electricity used should be supplied by the Kerala State Electricity Board and cannot be self generated power. Rule 18 or Schedule III of the aforesaid rules also does not draw a distinction between the machinery actually used in the manufacturing process and machinery which is required to be installed for the purpose of ensuring safety and also for uninterrupted supply of power. - Plant Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., v. Secretary, Thenhipalam Gramapanchayath - 2010(3) KHC 195. aid provision stipulates is that any fee imposed under the erstwhile Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1960 immediately before the appointed day, namely the date on which the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 came into force will continue to be in force until it is modified by any rule made under the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994. The 1996 rules is a rule made under the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994. Thus, with the framing and issuance of the aforesaid rules, the stipulation in Section 284 ceased to be effective - Plant Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., V. Secretary, Thenhipalam Gramapanchayath - 2010 (3) KHC 195. 20. Machinery operated by power other than electricity. The fee that may be charged for granting permission under Section 233 of the Act for the installation on any land, any machinery or manufacturing plant operated by any power other than electricity shall not exceed the maximum specified in Schedule III appended to these rules. 21. Maximum fee for the machinery or manufacturing plant operated by power other than electricity.- The fee that may be charged for granting or renewing licence for one year under Section 232 for the place where any machinery or manufacturing plant operated by power other than electricity is used, shall not exceed the maximum specified in Schedule IV appended to these rules: Provided that where any such licence is granted or renewed for a period that is less than one year, the total fee that may be charged for the same place for any year in respect of the same machinery or manufacturing plant shall not exceed the fee that may be charged for granting or renewing licence for one year. 22. Additional Fee.— The maximum fee specified in Schedule IV appended to these rules shall be applicable only for the application submitted in due time. In the case of belated applications an additional fee of 25 percent of the fee for licence payable under the schedule may be charged. 23. Exemption.— Nothing contained in these rules shall be deemed to empower for the levy of any fee for permission or licence as the case may be, in respect of the installation of machinery or of manufacturing plant exempted from the operation of Section 233. 24. Instructions that the licencee shall obey.- Every licencee shall obey the following instructions: (i) The licencee shall clean the place at the end of every working day; (ii) The rubbish or animal remains or other substances which fall or are deposited, on any part of the place or land shall be collected and caused to be removed to the satisfaction of the Secretary; (iii) The licencee shall always cause to keep all portions of the inner walls of every building, the ground and the foot path of the land maintained in good condition to prevent the soaking of any liquid, waste, rubbish or any offensive or dangerous substance that may be splashed or may dabble therein; (iv) The licencee shall always cause to keep, the drainage channel and the device to drain waste water in the aforesaid land or adjoining thereto maintained in good condition; (v) No person suffering from skin disease of any kind, leprosy or ulcer shall be employed in any land used for trade;