Keywords : Appellate Authority, Authorities, Fund, Rules
Amendment appended: 5 of 2004
1 he Nagaland Cornmunitisation of Public Institutions
and Service Act, 2002 (Act No. 2 of 2002)
[Received the assent of the Governor of Nagabnd on the 27th
Marcit, 2002 and ptr bIished in t lze Nagaland Gazette Extraordinary
dated 15th April, 2002.1
An Act whereas it is expedient t provide for empowerment of the
community and delegation of the powers and functions of the Slate
Government to the Iocal authorities by way of participation of the
Comrnuni ty in matters connected with the management of local public
utilities, public services and the activities of the StateGovemment connected
with education, water supply, roads, foresls, power, sanitation, health and
olher welfare and development schemes and also to provide for promotion
of communi ty based schemes incidental thereto.
It is hereby enacted in the Fiftysecond year of the Republic of
India as follows;-
(I) This Act may by called the Nagaland Communj tisalion of
Public Institutions and Service Act, 2002.
(2) It shall extend to the whole of Nagaland.
(3) It shall come into force on such dare or dates as the
State Government, may by notification, appoint for
different parts OF the State and for different sectors of
4:: , (1) AppcMe authority mums Lhc appellate anlhoriiy 2. ~efinitio~~;;, pmi under serctioa 8.
(2) Authorifies mew &he wtbow as may be called 3. Constitution Bod ar Committee or my oLa nomencb
Constituted or drzIarod under &on 3.
The S (3) Fund means a fund elished for the auLbodtie~
authorities as under section 7.
nomenclaturf (4) Rules menus the rub made under section 1 1.
established un,. ,., .-. . – . —
or an area covering two or more vil lagcs to exercise the powers
and todischargc the functions as provided under this Act.
- Delegation oPPowers and Functions :
(1) The State ~ovemment or its authorities may, by
notification, delegate the powers and functions of the State
Government or i ts authorities, as may be specified, with
respect to the managernen t and operation of any of the
public uti ti ties and public services or ihe activities of the
State Government connected with education, water
supply, roads, forests, power, sanitation, health and other
welfare and development schemes to the aulhorities
constituted or declared under section 3 of this Act.
(2) The State Government or its authorities may also issue
directions to the authorities constitutedor declared under
section 3ofthis Act forimplementing any specific scheme
and policy that may be formulated with respecl to any
particular service or activities.
(3) The authorities so constituted or declared under section 3
of this Act may also undertake any other social, cultural
and educational activities not inconsistent with the
provisions of this Act with due regard lo the public interest
. and the requirement of innovative approach as well as
optimum uti Iisation or resources.
- Transfer of assets :
Wherever required and in such manner as may be specified by
[he State Government he assets in relation to the public utilities
and public services or the activities connected with the matters
specified under section 4 vested in the State Government shall k
mnsferred to the authorities constituted or declared under Section
3 of this Act and the same shall be managed by such authorities in
such manner as may be specified by specjal or general order made
in this khalf.
- Of’iicers and employees of authorities :
(1) he state ~overnment may, by special or general order,
direct that the officers and employees appointed by the
appropriate authorities of the State Government on regular
and substantive capaci ties and employed in connection
with the services of activities specified under Section 4 of
this Act be placed under the control of the authorities so
constituted or declard under Section 3 of this Act to the
extent specified by thestate Government in this behalf.
(2) The conditions of service of the officers and employees
so placed under sub section (1) above shall not be varied
except in accordance with any rules that may be made by
the State Government in this behalf or an rules that may
be made governing similar category of officers and
employees at the commencement of this Act.
(3) The Rules and Regulations applicable to the oficers and
employees so placed under sub-section (I) above shall
continue to apply until repealed or amended.
(4) The sdaries and allowances of the oficen andemployees
so placed under sub-section (1) shall be borne by the
(5) The authorities under Section 3 of this Act may engage
such further employees as may be considered expedient
and as may be permitted by the fund available at their
Provided that the empIoyees so engaged under this sub
section shall not be deemed to be the employees of the
(6) The authorities so constituted or declared under Section
3 of this Act, subject to the directions of the State
Govemment as may be specified by a special or gener~l
order, shall have the power to review the appoinlment of
any employee including work-charged employee already
employed at the cornencement of this Act bur not
appointed on regular and substantive capacity in
connection with any public utiIities and public services or
activities in respet of which the powers and functions had
been delegated under section 4 of this Act.
(I Thereshall be established a fund for the author; ties so
constituted or declared under Section 3 of this Act.
(2) The fund so established under sub-section (I) above shaIl
include the grants that mayf be made by the State
Govemmen t in connection with the discharge of function
so delegated wj th respect to a specific service or activity
and any other fund that may be raised as may further be
prescribed in this behalf.
(3) The fund so established under sub-section (I) above shall
be operated subject to the special or general directions
that may be issued by the State Government in this behdf.
(I) An appl against the decisionof the authorities constituted
or declared under Section 3 of this Act shall lie before the
appropriate aufhori ty that my be p& bed in his behalf.
(2) The State Government or the authorities as may be
authorised in this behalf may at any time call for and
examine the records relating to any order passed or
proceeding taken this Act by the authorities constituted
or declared under Sec lion 3 of this Act.
Provided that no order shall be modified, amended or
reserved unless a notice has been served on the parties
interested and opportunity given to them for being heard.
- Power to inspect :
,’ An of5cer of the State Government, as may be authorised in this
behalf, may enter upon or into and inspect or for the purpose of
his own inspection cause any other person upon or into any
immovable property, or any work in progress under the orders,
or any institution under the control and administration of the
authorities under section 3 of this Act and call for and inspect any
book or document whish may be, for the purpose of this Act, in
,. the possession or under the control of the above said authorities.
If in the opinion of the State Government, an authority under
Section 3 is not competent to perform orpersistently makesdefault
in the performance of du ties imposed on it or under this Act or
exceeds or abuses its powers, the State Government may, by
order, stating the reasons for so doing, declare such authority to
be incompetent or in default or to have exceeded or abused its
powers, as the case may be and supersede it for a period to be
spcified in the order or dissolve the authority and order fress
constitution or the authority or direct that any orher authority shall
carry out the function of such aulh ori ty so superseded to the ex tent
as may be specified in this behalf.
- Power to make Rules :
The State Government may, by notification, make rules for the
purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.
- Power to remove difiiculties :
(1) If diffculty or doubt arjses in giving effect to the provisions
of this Act, he State Government may, by order published
in official Gazette, make any provision, not inconsistent
with the purpose of this Act as appears to it to be necessary
or expedient for removing the dificul ty.
Provided that no such order shall made after the expiry of
a period of two years from the date of coming into force
of this Act.
(2) Every order made under sub-section (1) above shall, as
soon as may be, after it is made, be laid before the
Legislative Assembly of the State.
THE NAGALAND COMIMUNITISATION OF
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND SERVICES
(ARIENDMENT) Act, 2004
(Act No.5 of 2004)
Received the assent of the Governor on 29.06.2004.and published
in the Nagaland Gazette Extra-Ordinary date 28.09.2004.
Whereas it is expedient to extend the empowerment of
Community and delegation of the powers and Functions of the State
Government to the local authorjrjes beyond the village or an area
covering two or more villages to other area or areas or part or pa~ts
thereof toexercise the powers and to discharge the hnctions provided
under the Nagaland Communication of Public Institution And Services
Act 2002 (Act of No.2 of 2002).
Be it enacted in the fiftyfifth year of the Republic of lndia as
1, Short title, extend and commencement :
) This Act shall be called the Nagaland Cornmunitisation
of Public Institutions And Services (Amendment) Act
(I) It shall extend to the whole of NagaIand.
(lu) It shall come into force on such date as the State
Government may duect by notification.
- The foIlowing words “mother ma or areas or part or parts
thereof’ shall be inserted after the words “two or more villages” as
appearing at section 3 of the Principal Act No. 2 of 2002.