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THE KERALA PANCHAYAT RAJ (BUILDING TAX AND THE SURCHARGE THEREON) RULES, 1996
[The above Rule is superseded by the new Rule namely "2011-ലെ (പഞ്ചായത്ത് രാജ് വസ്തു നികുതിയും സേവന ഉപ നികുതിയും സർചാര്ജും )ചട്ടങ്ങൾ Published in K.G.Ex. No. 82 dt. 14-01-2011. kindly see the later pages for the new Rule.]
THE KERALA PANCHAYAT RAJ (MANNER OF PUBLICATION OF NOTIFICATION OR NOTICE) RULES, 1996*
[Translation in English of the Kerala Panchayat Raj (Manner of publication of Notification or Notice) Rules, 1996, published under the authority of the Governor.]
S.R.O. No. 351/96.— In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (xxxiii) of sub-section (2) of Section 254 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994), the Government of Kerala hereby make the following rules, namely
1. Short title and commencement.—
(1) These rules may be called the Kerala Panchayat Raj (Manner of publication of Notification or Notice) Rules, 1996. (2) They shall come into force at once.
In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,(a) 'Act' means the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994); $20 (b) Words and expressions used and not defined in these rules, but defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
3. Publication of Notification.—
Save as otherwise expressly provided in the Act or the rules made thereunder, every notification issued under the provisions of the Act shall be published in the Government Gazette: Provided that the Government shall have power to direct that any such notification shall, instead of being published in the Gazette, be published in any other manner specified by them.
It is significant to note that there are two different expressions distinctively used under Rule 3 and Rule 4. One is publication of a notification and the other is publication of a notice. In the matter of publication of a notification the mandate is that unless otherwise expressly provided in the Act of Rules every notification issued under the provisions of the Act should be published in the Government Gazette; whereas in the case of publication of notice, the stipulation is that every order, notice or advertisement or other document required to be published under the Act and Rules shall be kept in the Panchayat office and shall be affixed in the office of the Village Panchayat, Panchayat notice boards, Village offices in the Village Panchayat area and the fact of such affixture and the availability of the original for verification should be propagated in the local language through printed notice or loud-speakers unless a different method has been prescribed by the Act or Rules. The Rules are made by virtue of the power conferred under Clause (xxxiii) of sub-section (2) of Section 254 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994. The