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'necessary for preventing the said disease from Spreading and for that purpose may exercise the power of removing a person suffering as aforesaid and all other powers in relation to provisions against infection conferred by this Act and may also, if need be, detain the boat, but such boat shall not be detained for a longer time than is necessary for cleansing and disinfecting the same which in no case shall exceed forty-eight hours.

132. Inspection of canal boats.-

(1) Where an executive authority within whose local area a canal or part of a canal is situate has reasonable cause to suppose that there is on board a canal boat any person Suffering from an infectious disease, such authority may enter Such canal boat and examine the same and every part thereof in order to ascertain whether on board such boat there is a person suffering from an infectious disease and may, if need, be detain the boat for the purpose but for no longer time than is necessary.

(2) The person in charge of such a canal boat shall, if so required by the executive authority, produce to such authority the certificate of registration of the boat and permit such authority to examine and copy the same and shall furnish such authority with such assistance and means as such authority may require for the purpose of his entry into and examination of and departure from the boat. (3) Any person who refuses to comply with the requisition of the executive authority under this section shall be punishable with imprisonment for six months or with fine not exceeding one hundred rupees or with both.

133. Powers of "Director of Health Services)

The powers exercisable by the executive authority under this chapter shall also be exercisable by the *Director of Health Services) or any other officer specially authorised by him in Writing in this behalf. CHAPTER XV Medical Inspection and Treatment of School Children

134. Medical Inspection of Schools.

The Government may make rules for ensuring the medical inspection and treatment of all school children, and prescribe the duties of local authorities in regard to such work. CHAPTER XVI Finance

135. Earmarking of revenue by local authorities for expenditure on public health

Every Municipality shall earmark not less than 30 per cent of its income from all sources other than grants made by the Government for expenditure on the advancement of public health in its local area including expenditure or medical relief, and every Panchayat shall similarly earmark not less than 12% per cent of its income from such sources:

Provided that the Government may, for financial or other reasons, vary the provisions of this section to such extent as they may think fit in the case of any local authority.

CHAPTER XVII Rules, Bye-laws, Penalties, etc.
136. Power of Government to make rules.

The Government shall in addition to the rule making powers conferred on them by any other provision contained in this Act have power to make rules generally to carry out the purposes of this Act.

137. Penalty for breach of rules.

(1) In making a rule under section 86, the Government

may provide that a breach of such rule shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupcos or with both.

(2) In making a rule under any other provision contained in this Act, the Government may provide that a breach of such rule shall be punishable

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