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720 THE KERALA MUNICIPALITY ACT & RULES Rule 14
14. Examination of witnesses and production of documents.- Commission, can summon any person as witness relating to any appeal based on the subject to which an objection/ suggestion has been received and request any person including the person who has given the objection or the opposite party to produce before the Commission the connected documents or records.
15. Disposal of objections.- Upon the objections and suggestions received by the Commission regarding the fixing of boundary of constituencies, after collecting the informations from the concerned Local Self Government Institutions, the Commission can take decision on verification of the objections and suggestions by hearing in person, the person who has given the objection or suggestion, if it deems fit.
16. Protection of action taken in good faith.— No case prosecution or other proceedings shall lie against the Commission or the person acting under the directions of the Commission for the act done or intended to be done in good faith in connection with the implementation of the provisions of the above said rules or regarding any order made thereunder or regarding any opinion given by the Delimitation commission to the Government, or regarding the publication of any such opinion, document or proceedings by the Commission or under the authority of the Commission.
(This does not form part of the Notification, but is intended to indicate its general purport.) The Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 and the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 were amended by the Kerala Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Act, 2005, (Act 3 of 2005), and the Kerala Municipality (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act 4 of 2005), respectively entrusting the Delimitation Commission, consisting of the State Election Commission as Chairman and four officers not below the rank of the Secretary to Government as members, the power vested in the State Election Commission to determine the Constituencies of Panchayats and wards of Municipalities and to re-delimit their boundaries. Government have decided to make rules to give more clarity to the functions, powers and procedures etc. of the Delimitation Commission. This Notification is intended to achieve the said object.