Section 20

Quarrying by contractors engaged by the Government Departments will be free of seigniorage fee if the cost of such articles has not been taken into account in working out the date for the valuation of work covered by the contract. The contractors shall, for this purpose, produce a certificate to that effect from any Gazetted Officer of the Department under whose con-trol the work is to be executed.

Note:- It may be necessary for the Government Departments, in emergent cases to allow contractors engaged for works to commence quarrying before obtaining the formal sanction of the Tahsildar concerned. In such cases an officer competent to sanction estimates or accept the tenders should intimate to the Tahsildar of the Taluk within 7 days of the issue of sanction particulars about-

  1. The name and address of the contractor and the time allowed for quarrying;
  2. The name of Village and Survey number of the lands where from quarrying is to be made;
  3. Nature and approximate quantity proposed to be quarried; and
  4. Whether any deduction of quarrying fee has been made from the rates allowed to the contractors. A formal application should also be obtained from the Contractor and forwarded to the Tahsildar for disposal in due course.