The Kerala PanchayatRaj (Authorisation of Trial of Offences) Rules, 1997

THE KERALA PANCHAYAT RAJ (AUTHORISATION OF TRIAL OF OFFENCES)RULES, 1997*
S. R. O. No. 1052/97. — In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (xxxii) ofsub-section (2) of Section 254 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994), the Governmentof Kerala hereby make the following rules, namely: —RULES
1. Short title and commencement. —

(1) These rules may be called the Kerala PanchayatRaj (Authorisation of Trial of Offences) Rules, 1997.
(2) They shall come into force at once
2. Definitions. — In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,—
(a) 'Act' means the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994);
(b) 'Magistrate' means Judicial Magistrate having jurisdiction in the respective Panchayat area.
3. Judicial Magistrates of the First Class to try offences. — All offences against theAct or rules or bye-laws made thereunder shall, in case it is not specifically provided in the Act or rules which class of Magistrates shall try such offence, be tried by the Judicial Magistrates
of the First Class.


Explanatory Note

                                     (This does not form part of the Notification, but is intended to indicate its general purpose.)
Government have decided to prescribe the class of Magistrates who shall try offences against the Act as provided in clause fxxxii) of sub-section (2) of Section 254. This Notification is intended to achieve this above purpose.
* Published as S.R.O. No. 1052/97.