20. Amendment of section 48

In the principal Act, in section 48,--

  1. in sub-section (1), for the words, figures and brackets "the Kerala Panchayats Act, 1960 (32 of 1961)" and "the Kerala Municipalities Act, 1960 (14 of 1961) or the Kerala Municipal Corporations Act, 1961 (30 of 1961)", the words, figures and brackets "the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994)", and "the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994)" shall respectively, be substituted;
  2. in sub section (2),--
    1. for clause (a), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:--
      "(a) in the area within the jurisdiction of a Grama Panchayat, by the Grama Panchayat;
      (aa) in the area within the jurisdiction of a Town Panchayat, by the Town Panchayat;";
    2. for the words, figures and brackets "the Kerala Panchayats Act, 1960 (32 of 1960)" and "the Kerala Municipalities Act, 1960(14 of 1961) or the Kerala Municipal Corporations Act, 1961 (30 of 1961)", the words, figures and brackets "the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994, (13 of 1994)" and "the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994)" shall, respectively, be substituted;
    3. in the proviso, for the words and figures, "the Kerala Panchayats Act, 1960, the Kerala Municipalities Act, 1960 and the Kerala Municipal Corporations Act, 1961", the words, figures and brackets "the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994) or the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994)" shall, respectively, be substituted;
  3. in sub-section (3), for the words "by the Panchayat", the words "by the Grama Panchayat, Town Panchayat", shall be substituted.