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*THE KERALA PANCHAYAT RAJ
(RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS ON THE
POWERS OF ENTRY & INSPECTION) RULES, 1998
1 S.R.O. No. 28/98.- In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 241 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994) read with Section 254 thereof, 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 (Restrictions and Conditions on the Powers of Entry and Inspection) Rules, 1998.
(2) They shall come into force at once.
2. Definitions_. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,- in (a) Act' means the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994); (b) 'section' means a section of the Act;
(c) 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. Entry for enquiry or inspection.— No Secretary or a person authorised by him or by the Panchayat shall, unless the occupier has been served with at least twenty four hours' previous notice of the intention, enter, for the purposes of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of Section 241 any dwelling house or any part of a public building used as a dwelling place without the consent of the occupier thereof.
4. Entry into the premises having licence or permit.— For the purpose of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 241,
(a) the Secretary or any person authorised by him or by the Panchayat shall enter any premises between sunrise and sunset;
(b) the Secretary or any person authorised by him or by the Panchayat may, if there is reason to believe that any premises is being used for any of the purposes mentioned below without a licence or permission, when it is required by or under the Act that the premises shall be used only with such licence or permission or that anything is being done in such premises otherwise than in conformity with the conditions of licence or permission, enter such premises at any time by day without giving notice for satisfying himself that no provision of the Act, rules, bye-laws, or regulations or conditions of licence or permission or lawful direction or prohibition is being contravened: