District Courts Execution Act

District Courts (Execution of Judgments) Regulations 1947

[GN 129 of 1947 – 26 May 1947 [Section 11]

1. Short title

These regulations may be cited as the District Courts (Execution of Judgments) Regulations 1947.

2. Definitions

In these regulations –

"Act" means the District Courts Execution Act;

"authorised officer" has the same meaning as in the Forests and Reserves Act;

"Court" means a District Court or the Industrial Court;

"labourer" means a person who has been sentenced by a Court to a fine, whether in addition to imprisonment or not, or to imprisonment for the first time, other than for non-payment of fine, for a term not exceeding 3 months, and who is employed on public works outside a prison under the Act in default of payment of such fine or in lieu of such imprisonment;

"Permanent Secretary" means the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of works;

"prescribed holiday" means a day specified in the Third Schedule.

[Reg. 2 amended by reg. 2 of GN 232 of 1951 w.e.f. 15 December 1951.]

3. Supervisors of labour

(1) The following persons shall be supervisors for the purposes of the Act and these regulations –

 (a) every overseer or foreman of the Ministry responsible for the subject of works or Forest and Reserves Department;

 (b) such other persons as may be appointed by the President.

(2) The name of every supervisor shall be published in the Gazette.

4. List of supervisors to be supplied to Courts, etc.

(1) Subject to regulation 12, the Permanent Secretary and the Conservator of Forests shall supply the Labour Commissioner, the Commissioner of Prisons, and every Court with –

 (a) a list of the supervisors belonging to the Ministry responsible for the subject of works and Forests and Reserves Department who are posted to the district over which the Court exercises jurisdiction;

 (b) a statement of the nature of the public works which are being carried out within those districts.

(2) The Permanent Secretary or the authorised officer, as the case may be, shall notify the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of labour and employment relations, the Commissioner of Prisons and the Court concerned any change in the list of supervisors or in the nature of those works.

5. Control of labourers

(1) The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for the subject of labour and employment relations, and the Commissioner of Prisons shall from time to time visit the labourers at work with a view to ensuring that these regulations are complied with.

(2) A Probation Officer shall from time to time visit the labourers at work or at their place of residence with a view to securing their good conduct or preventing a repetition of the same offence or the commission of other offences.

[Reg. 5 revoked and replaced by reg. 3 of GN 232 of 1951 w.e.f. 15 December 1951.]

6. Labourers to be acquainted with regulations

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