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CANTONMENTS (EXTENSION OF RENT CONTROL LAWS) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 46 of 1957


  • Amending Acts
  • Act nº 46 of 1957

Preamble

THE CANTONMENTS (EXTENSION OF RENT CONTROL LAWS) ACT, 1957

[Act, No. 46 of 1957]

[18th December, 1957]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the extension to cantonments of laws relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Section 1. Short title

1[(1)]This Act may be called the Cantonments (Extension of Rent Control Laws) Act, 1957.

2[(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 26th day of January, 1950.]

1.Section 1 renumbered as sub-section (1) by the Cantonments (extension of Rent Control Laws) (Amendment) Act, 1972, w.e.f. 02-06-1972.

2.Inserted by the Cantonments (extension of Rent Control Laws) (Amendment) Act, 1972, w.e.f. 02-06-1972.


Section 2. Definitions

In this Act, "cantonment" means any place declared to be a cantonment under section 3 of the Cantonments Act, 1924(2 of 1924).

Section 3. Power to extend to cantonments laws relating to control of rents and regulation of house accommodation

1[(1)] The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend to any cantonment with such restrictions and modifications as it thinks fit, any enactment relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation which is in force2[***]in the State in which the cantonment is situated:

Provided that nothing contained in any enactment so extended shall apply to--

(a) any premises within the cantonment belonging to the Government;

(b) any tenancy or other like relationship created by a grant from the Government in respect of premises within the cantonment taken on lease or requisitioned by the Government; or

(c) any house within the cantonment which is, or may be, appropriated by the Central Government on lease under the Cantonments (House Accommodation) Act, 1923(6 of 1923).

3[(2) The extension of any enactment under sub- section (1) may be made from such earlier or future date as the Central Government may think fit:

Provided that no such extension shall be made form a date earlier than--

(a) the commencement of such enactment, or

(b) the establishment of the cantonment, or

(c) the commencement of this Act,

whichever is later.

(3) Where any enactment in force in any State relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation is extended to a cantonment form a date earlier than the date on which such extension is made (hereafter referred to as the "earlier date"), such enactment, as in force on such earlier date, shall apply to such cantonment, and, where any such enactment has been amended at any time after the earlier date but before the commencement of the Cantonments (Extension of Rent Control Laws) Amendment Act, 1972, (21 of 1972) such enactment, as amended, shall apply to the cantonment on and form the date on which the enactment by which such amendment was amendment was made came into force.

(4) Where, before the extension to a cantonment of any enactment relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation therein (hereafter referred to as the "Rent Control Act"),--

(i) any decree or order for the regulation of, or for eviction from, any house accommodation in that cantonment, or

(ii) any order in the proceedings for the execution of such decree or order, or

(iii) any order relating to the control of rent or other incident of such house accommodation,

was made by any court, tribunal or other authority in accordance with any law for the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation for the time being in force in the State in which such cantonment is situated, such decree or order shall, on and form the date on which the Rent Control Act is extended to that cantonment, be deemed to have been made under the corresponding provisions of the Rent Control Act, as extended to that cantonment, as if the said Rent Control Act, as so extended, were in force in that cantonment, on the date on which such decree or order was made']

1. Section 3 renumbered as sub-section (1) by Cantonments (extension of Rent Control Laws) (Amendment) Act, 1972, w.e.f. 02-06-1972.

2. Words "on the date of the notification" omitted by the Cantonments (extension of Rent Control Laws) (Amendment) Act, 1972, w.e.f. 02-06-1972.

3. Inserted by the Cantonments (extension of Rent Control Laws) (Amendment) Act, 1972, w.e.f. 02-06-1972.


Section 4. Extension of the Madhya Bharat Accommodation Control Act, 1955 to the cantonment of Mhow

1[(1) The Madhya Bharat Accommodation Control Act, 1955(M. B. Act 23 of 1955), as in force in that part of the State of Madhya Pradesh which immediately before the 1st day of November, 1956, formed the State of Madhya Bharat is hereby extended to, and brought into force in, the cantonment of Mhow with the following modifications, namely:--

In the said Act,--

(a) for the words "commencement of this Act" wherever they occur, the words "extension of this Act to the cantonment" shall be substituted;

(b) in section 1, for sub-sections (2), (3) and (4), the following sub-sections shall be substituted, namely:--

"(2) It extends to the Cantonment of Mhow.

(3) It shall remain in force upto the 31st day of December, 1957; but the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct from time to time that it shall remain in force for such further period as may be specified in the notification so, however, that the total period for which it may remain in force shall not exceed two years from the 31st day of December, 1957. ";

(c) in section 2, in the clause (b) of sub- section (1), for the words "a Municipality", the words "the Cantonment Board" shall be substituted;

(d) in section 3, in clause (e), for the word "Municipal", the words "Cantonment Board" shall be substituted;

(e) in section 4,--

(i) in clause (g), for the words "city or town concerned", the word "cantonment" shall be substituted;

(ii) in clause (h), for the words "city or town for that purpose and if he was in occupation, has for sufficient reasons vacated it after the Act has been extended to that city or town", the words "cantonment for that purpose or if he was in occupation, has for sufficient reasons vacated it after the extension of this Act thereto" shall be substituted;

(f) in section 6,--

(i) in sub- section (1), the words and brackets "situated in the city of Lashkar (including Gwalior and Morar), Indore, Ujjain or Ratlam" shall be omitted;

(ii) sub- section (2) shall be omitted;

(g) in section 14, the words "the provisions of this Act cease to be applicable to any town, or" shall be omitted;

(h) in section 15, after the word "instituted", the words "or if instituted, continued", shall be inserted;

(i) in section 18, sub- section (4) shall be omitted;

(j) in section 21, the words "or deemed to have been passed" shall be omitted;

(k) in section 22, the words "or deemed to have been made" shall be omitted;

(l) section 23, section 27 and the Schedule shall be omitted;

(m) in sections 24 and 25, the words "or deemed to have been made" shall be omitted.

2[(2) Madhya Bharat Act 23 of 1955.--

Any law relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation in force in the cantonment of Mhow immediately before the commencement therein of the Madhya Bharat Accommodation Control Act, 1955, shall be, and shall be deemed always to have been, extended to that cantonment under section 3 of this Act with effect form the commencement of such law in that cantonment or form the commencement of this Act, whichever is later:

Provided that no such law shall continue, and shall be deemed to have continued, in force in the cantonment of Mhow on and form the commencement therein of the Madhya Bharat Accommodation Control Act, 1955. (Madhya Bharat Act 23 of 1955)

(3) Where, before the extension under sub- section (2) of any law to the cantonment of Mhow,--

(i) any decree or order for the regulation of or for eviction form, any house accommodation in that cantonment, or

(ii) any order in the proceedings for the execution of such decree or order, or

(iii) any order relating to the control of rent or other incident of such house accommodation,

was made by any court, tribunal or other authority in accordance with any law for the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation or the time being in force in that cantonment, such decree or order shall, on and form the commencement of such law in that cantonment, be deemed to have been made under the corresponding provisions of the first- mentioned Act as if the said Act were in force in that cantonment on the date on which such decree or order was made. ]

1 . Section 4 renumbered as sub-section (1) by the Cantonments (extension of Rent Control Laws) (Amendment) Act, 1972, w.e.f. 02-06-1972.

2. Inserted by the Cantonments (extension of Rent Control Laws) (Amendment) Act, 1972, w.e.f. 02-06-1972.


Amending Acts

Cantonments (Extension of Rent Control Laws) Amendment Act, 1972

THE CANTONMENTS (EXTENSION OF RENT CONTROL LAWS) AMENDMENT ACT, 1972

[Act, No. 22 of 1972]

[2nd June, 1972]

PREAMBLE

An Act to amend the Cantonments (Extension of Rent Control Laws) Act, 1957.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:--

1. Short title

This Act may be called the Cantonments (Extension of Rent Control Laws) Amendment Act, 1972.

2. Amendment of section 1

In the Cantonments (Extension of Rent Control Laws) Act, 1957 (46 of 1957) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), section 1 shall be renumbered as sub-section (1) thereof, and after sub-section (1), as so re-numbered, the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:--

"(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 26th day of January, 1950.".

3. Amendment of section 3

Section 3 of the principal Act shall be re-numbered as sub-section (1) thereof, and--

(i) in sub-section (1) as so renumbered, the words "on the date of the notification" shall be, and shall be deemed always to have been, omitted;

(ii) after sub-section (1), as so re-numbered, the following sub-section shall be, and shall be deemed always to have been, inserted, namely:-

'(2) The extension of any enactment under sub-section (1) may be made from such earlier or future date as the Central Government may think fit:

Provided that no such extension shall be made form a date earlier than--

(a) the commencement of such enactment, or

(b) the establishment of the cantonment, or

(c) the commencement of this Act,

whichever is later.

(3) Where any enactment in force in any State relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation is extended to a cantonment form a date earlier than the date on which such extension is made (hereafter referred to as the "earlier date"), such enactment, as in force on such earlier date, shall apply to such cantonment, and, where any such enactment has been amended at any time after the earlier date but before the commencement of the Cantonments (Extension of Rent Control Laws) Amendment Act, 1972, (21 of 1972) such enactment, as amended, shall apply to the cantonment on and form the date on which the enactment by which such amendment was amendment was made came into force.

(4) Where, before the extension to a cantonment of any enactment relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation therein (hereafter referred to as the "Rent Control Act"),--

(i) any decree or order for the regulation of, or for eviction from, any house accommodation in that cantonment, or

(ii) any order in the proceedings for the execution of such decree or order, or

(iii) any order relating to the control of rent or other incident of such house accommodation,

was made by any court, tribunal or other authority in accordance with any law for the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation for the time being in force in the State in which such cantonment is situated, such decree or order shall, on and form the date on which the Rent Control Act is extended to that cantonment, be deemed to have been made under the corresponding provisions of the Rent Control Act, as extended to that cantonment, as if the said Rent Control Act, as so extended, were in force in that cantonment, on the date on which such decree or order was made'.

4. Amendment of section 4

Section 4 of the principal Act shall be re-numbered as sub-section (1) thereof, and after sub-section (1), as so re-numbered, the following sub-sections shall be inserted, namely:--

"(2) Madhya Bharat Act 23 of 1955

Any law relating to the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation in force in the cantonment of Mhow immediately before the commencement therein of the Madhya Bharat Accommodation Control Act, 1955, shall be, and shall be deemed always to have been, extended to that cantonment under section 3 of this Act with effect form the commencement of such law in that cantonment or form the commencement of this Act, whichever is later:

Provided that no such law shall continue, and shall be deemed to have continued, in force in the cantonment of Mhow on and form the commencement therein of the Madhya Bharat Accommodation Control Act, 1955.(Madhya Bharat Act 23 of 1955)

(3) Where, before the extension under sub-section (2) of any law to the cantonment of Mhow,--

(i) any decree or order for the regulation of or for eviction form, any house accommodation in that cantonment, or

(ii) any order in the proceedings for the execution of such decree or order, or

(iii) any order relating to the control of rent or other incident of such house accommodation,

was made by any court, tribunal or other authority in accordance with any law for the control of rent and regulation of house accommodation or the time being in force in that cantonment, such decree or order shall, on and form the commencement of such law in that cantonment, be deemed to have been made under the corresponding provisions of the first-mentioned Act as if the said Act were in force in that cantonment on the date on which such decree or order was made.".