Section 31

Every enclosure, cinematograph apparatus and plant and electrical installation and air-conditioning plant shall be inspected—

  1. when first erected and thereafter at least once in every year by the Licensing Authority or an officer authorised by the Licensing Authority.
  2. when first erected and thereafter at every renewal of the certificate in Form *D' annexed to these rules by the Chief Electrical Inspector or his nominee;
  3. when first erected and thereafter at every renewal of the certificate in Form 'C' annexed to these rules by the Executive Engineer:
    Provided that the Chief Electrical Inspector or his nominee shall have power to inspect the apparatus, plant and electrical installation and air conditioning equipment of any premises at any time within the currency of the 'D' certificate issued in respect of the particular premises and to direct the licensee to rectify any defect noticed during such inspection. The licensee shall be bound to carry out such direction. **[The Chief Engineer, Buildings or his nominee not below the rank of an Executive Engineer] shall have the power to inspect the building and structure of any premises at any time within the currency of the 'C' Certificate issued in respect of the particular premises and to direct the licensee to rectify any defect noticed during such inspection and the licensee is bound to carry out such direction;
  4. for the inspection under clause (ii) of the enclosure, the cinematograph apparatus and plant and the electrical installation and air-conditioning plant when first erected, a fee of Rs.300 (Rupees Three Hundred only) in the case of permanent cinema and a fee of Rs. 150 (Rupees one hundred and fifty only) in the case of a temporary cinema shall be paid in advance by the applicant for the licence and for every inspection before renewal of the certificate a fee of Rs.150 (Rupees one hundred and fifty only) in the case of a permanent cinema installation and a fee of Rs.75 (Rupees seventy five only) in the case of temporary cinema installation shall be paid into a Government Treasury to the credit of the Government and the treasury receipt forwarded to the Chief Electrical Inspector concerned one month before the date of expiry of the period of validity of the certificate in Form 'D' annexed to these rules,
  5. for inspection of the structural soundness of theatre building under clause (iii) a fee as provided in the Public Works Department Code shall be paid.

* Substituted for 'rupees fifty' by SRO. 600/99 published in Kerala gazette Extra No. 1365 dated
12-7-1999.
** Substituted by G.O. (P) 27/91/Home dated 14-2-1991 as SRO. 237/91 Published in Kerala Gazette Ex.No.216dated 20-2-1991.