The Kerala Panchayat Raj (Manner of publication of Notification or Notice) Rules, 1996

1. Short title and commencement.

  • (1) These rules may be called the Kerala Panchayat Raj (Manner of publication of Notification or Notice) Rules, 1996.
  • (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) Words and expressions used and not defined in these rules, but defined in the Act shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.

3. Publication of Notification. — Save as otherwise expressly provided in the Act or the rules made thereunder, every notification issued under the provisions of the Act shall be published in the Government Gazette:

Provided that the Government shall have power to direct that any such notification shall, instead of being published in the Gazette, be published in any other manner specified by them.

4. Publication of notices, orders etc.— Every order, notice, advertisement or other document required by the Act or rules made thereunder to be published by the Panchayat shall unless a different method has been prescribed by the Act and rules made thereunder, be written in or translated into the language of the locality and kept in the Panchayat Office and a copy of the same be affixed.

(a)in the case of a Village Panchayat, in the office of the Village Panchayat, Panchayat notice boards and Village Offices in that Village Panchayat area;
(b)in the case of Block Panchayat, in the Block Panchayat office and in the Village Panchayat offices of that Block Panchayat area; and

* Published in K.G. Ex. No.1138 dt.2nd August 2001, as. No.48220/N2/98/LSGD.

(c) in the case of District Panchayat, in the District Panchayat office, Block Panchayat offices and Village Panchayat offices of that District Panchayat area;

in a conspicuous place and the fact of such affixture and the availability of its original for verification be propagated in the local language through printed notice or loud-speaker and in the case of a District Panchayat, by publishing it in a newspaper which has vide circulation in that Panchayat area.

5. Notice regarding prohibition in or reservation of places.

The Secretary shall, whenever the Panchayat reserves any area for any purpose empowered by the Act or the rules made thereunder, or prohibits the carrying on of any act in any area, immediately affix in that place or its neighbourhood a notice in English and the important language of that locality, specifying therein the purpose for which such area has been reserved or the acts prohibited and shall propagate the fact of such affixture through loud-speaker or printed notice.

Explanatory Note


(This does not form part of the Notification, but is intended to indicate its general purpose.)

As per clause (xxxiii) of sub-section (2) of Section 254 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994). the Government may make rules on the manner of publishing of any Notification or notice for the information of the public. Government have decided to make rules for these purpose. Hence this Notification.