"THE KERALA PUBLIC BUILDINGS (EVICTION OF UNAUTHORISED OCCUPANTS) ACT, 1968
(Act 25 of 1968 as amended by Act 16 of 2000)
An Act to provide for the eviction of unauthorised occupants from public buildings and for matters Connected there with.
Preamble.- Whereas it is expedient to provide for the eviction of unauthorised occupants from public buildings and for matters connected therewith:
Be it enacted in the Nineteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. Short title, extent and commencement- (1) This Act may be called the Kerala Public Buildings (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1968.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Kerala.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint
2. Definitions.- In this Act unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "company" means a company in which not less than fifty-one per cent of the paid up share capital is held by the Government of Kerala or jointly by the Central Government and the Government of Kerala and includes a company which is a subsidiary of any such company;
(aa) '("corporation" means a corporation established or constituted by the or under any central or State Act and owned or controlled by the Government of Kerala;) ^
(aaa) "estate officer" means an officer appointed as such by the Government under section3:)
(b) "Local authority" means a panchayat at any level constituted under the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 or a municipality constituted under the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 or any other authority, by whatever name called, constituted under any law for the time being in force for the development of any local area;)
(c) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(d) "public building" means any building or part of a building belonging to, or taken on lease or requisitioned by, or on behalf of, the Government or a local authority (or a Company or a corporation) and includes
(i) the garden, grounds and outhouses, if any appertaining to such building or part of a building; X x X)
(ii) any fittings affixed to such building or part of a building for the more beneficial enjoyment thereof “and)
(iii) “sall buildings, whether residential or non residential irrespective of categories or types, constructed by individuals or co-operative societies or other institutions with the aid of any loan from the Government;
(e) "rent", in relation to any public building, means the consideration payable periodically for the authorised occupation of the building, and includes